Lovely Professional University (LPU) is the largest university in India in terms of number of students on a single campus. The university has more than 30,000 fulltime students on its 600 acre campus, which is located on Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway at Phagwara (Punjab), India. With students coming from all the 29 states of India and 50+ countries including the USA, China, Colombia, Thailand, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria, Congo, Rwanda and more, the University has a rich diversity in its students' population. In addition to regular students on its campus, more than 100,000 students are pursuing distance education programs of LPU.
The University has earned distinction from the most trusted names in professional education with Business Barons ranked it as the top University in India for enrolling in further studies. Human Resource Development Minister has given award to LPU for the best Private University of the country and top university of India in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. Business India awarded A++ ranking to its Management Institute. The Times of India has ranked it as the 6th best Engineering Private University from North Zone. Zee News has ranked LPU as 11th Best Universities in Placement and as one of the Best for Study Environment and there are numerous such accolades.
With these accolades, LPU has now emerged as one of the leading universities of India and is duly recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). A member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), LPU is also recognized by the statutory bodies of the Government of India in diverse fields of higher education including National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Distance Education Council (DEC), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Council of Architecture (COA) and Bar Council of India (BCI).
LPU is credited to contribute to the industry by grooming one of the finest graduates who are working in the top companies of the world. Today, LPU students are working in top global companies including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Cognizant and other 300+ Global Brands like Infosys, HCL, Bharti Airtel, Accenture, Nokia, Siemens, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Army, Indian Navy, HDFC Bank, Union Bank of India, Canara Bank, TATA, Wipro, Eli Lilly, Asian Paints, Aon Hewitt, ITC, Headstrong, Bose Corporation, Asahi India, AMW, Ashok Leyland, Pepsico, Oberoi's and many more.
The university has international collaboration with more than 50 universities across the globe including from US, UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, and New Zealand. The University has a dedicated department to further the culture of entrepreneurship amongst students and a separate R&D cell has evolved recently. The University is committed to technology deployment in its campus, and that is evident from the fact that nearly 90 percent of the tasks undertaken in the University incorporate one or the other tool of high-end technology of present times.
Ashok Mittal, Chancellor
Ashok Mittal, an exponent of industry relevant higher education, is humble and foresighted entrepreneur who has a strong vision to transform the way education is delivered in India. Under his steering, LPU is an epitome of "TRANSFORMING EDUCATION, TRANSFORMING INDIA". Born in Jalandhar on 10th of September 1964, he completed his Graduation and LLB from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar.
Did you know?
In the past, LPU was honored to have five head of the state of nations to visit the campus including President of India, Dr. Pranab Mukharjee and President of Afghanistan, Dr. Hamid Karzai, who was honored with "Honorary Causa Degree" in year 2013; President of Mauritius, Rajkeswur Purryag who was conferred upon "Honorary Doctorate Degree" of LPU in April, 2015 and also in November 2016 President of the Republic of Mauritius Dr. (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim who was conferred upon "Honorary Doctorate Degree" of LPU; Honorable Prime Minister of Lesotho Kingdom Dr Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili who was conferred upon "Honorary Doctorate Degree" of LPU in October 2015. His Holiness the Dalai Lama also visited the campus and was conferred a degree of "Doctor of Divinity", Honoris Causa, from Lovely Professional University in November, 2015.