Distance education has been growing in demand in India and today, distance education looks beyond the traditional printed course material and term-end exams. In fact, technology enabled collaborative learning and interactive environments have become integral parts of the teaching-learning process at leading distance education institutions. 'Bridging the Distance in Education' is the endeavour of Lovely Professional University Distance Education (LPU Distance Education) which is established to cater to the needs of students who cannot pursue formal education in colleges and universities.
It allows upgrading of skills, increase in productivity and development of a new learning culture with the use of cutting-edge technological advancements. It makes a significant contribution to enhance the cause of higher education by emerging as a relevant and appropriate revolution to meet the challenges of access, affordability, suitability and portability. Operating with the mission to deliver affordable and accessible quality education for augmenting the academic value and skills of higher education aspirants LPU Distance Education has been able to grow into a recognized name in the sector.
Pioneering the Distance Education Field
LPU Distance Education aims for the creation and establishment of versatile and competent open and distance learning system to cater to the educational aspirations of the society. LPU Distance Education offers duly recognized programs at Masters, Bachelors, and Diploma levels in the disciplines of Computer Applications, Information Technology, Management, Commerce, Arts and Library & Information Sciences; which include MBA, BBA, MCA, M.Sc. IT, BCA, B.Sc. IT, DCA, M.Com, B.Com, MLIS, BLIS, DLIS, M.A. and B.A. The curriculum is designed keeping in consideration the guidelines of the regulatory bodies and as per the feedback of industry.
As per the nature of the course and industry requirements, the practical and project components have been incorporated in the curriculum. Board of Studies regularly review the curriculum and introduce the required updating as per the contemporary demands. Teaching faculties at LPU Distance Education use various innovative pedagogical tools during online as well as face to face sessions such as Collaborative learning, case studies, real-world examples and projects and related MOOCs to name a few. Apart from this, self-assessment activities, quick quizzes and regular feedback sessions are conducted to ensure optimum learning for the students.
“LPU distance education programs are designed to serve the societal needs for equitable access to quality education with a highly affordable fee structure and technology-driven system of delivery involving its state-of-the-art online learning management system”
LPU Distance Education programs are designed to serve the societal needs for equitable access to quality education with a highly affordable fee structure and technology-driven system of delivery involving its state-of-the-art online Learning Management System. Opportunities for distance learners to interact with expert university faculty virtually through online platforms and face to face through Personal Contact Programs (PCP), Workshops and participation in various national and international level academic, cultural and sports events of the university are other differentiators of LPU Distance Education programs. Powered by its multiple Award-Winning online Learning Management System ‘LPU e-Connect’, LPU is strengthening the quality and efficient delivery of higher education for distance learners. LPU e-Connect offers ‘Any Time Any Where’ strong and secure online connection that links LPU and its Distance education students. Based on enterprising web portal technology, LPU e-Connect truly automates various administrative and academic processes of Distance Education and minimizes the shortcomings of physical distances by providing 24X7 accessibility through its various useful features.
Growing Stronger Everyday
A division of Student Career Services is operating at the university with a vision to equip students with versatile traits to match the core needs of the corporate world. Distance education students are provided with placement support by informing them from time to time about various placement drives at different locations to enable them to avail the opportunities. The credibility and efficacy of this system have captured the attention of companies such as Amazon India, WIPRO Ltd, Bajaj Allianz, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ING Vyasya Bank, Policy Bazaar, Competent Synergies, Max Life Insurance, Airtel, Dish TV, and Indigo Airlines to name a few. In addition to the placement opportunities, LPU Distance Education provides suitable scholarships to National and International achievers in diverse fields providing them the opportunity to enhance their educational qualifications along with their passion. Presently sports achievers including Olympians and Arjuna Awardees are pursuing Higher Education through LPU Distance Education.
Being in the top 100 higher education institutes of the country in the latest NIRF rankings released by Govt. of India, makes LPU eligible to offer online programs from 2020-21 enhancing its ambit of Open and Distance Learning programs. “Through our vision and mission, we seek to revive the glory of the ancient Indian education system. By providing an academic ambience, and innovative pedagogy of global significance, we prepare our students to succeed in a highly competitive professional environment. In fact, LPU is contributing to the development of well-trained graduates, postgraduates and doctorates to meet the professional manpower needs of not just India but the world. Now, having created a strong international presence, LPU is poised to become a centre of excellence in academics and research and be listed among the top 200 universities of the world by the year 2025”, adds Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, LPU.
Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, LPU
Ashok’s guidance has been crucial for the growth of the University and with him at the helm, LPU is aiming to achieve impressive strides not only in the Indian higher education space but in the global higher education realm. He was also awarded the prestigious Indian Red Cross Award by the Governor of Punjab, V.P. Singh Badnore.