Lovely Professional University

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Lovely Professional University
Lovely Professional University logo.png
TypePrivate
Established2005 (2005)
ChancellorAshok Mittal[1]
Vice-ChancellorRamesh Kanwar[1]
Students24,000 (2010)
Location, ,
31°15′13″N 75°42′13″E / 31.253609°N 75.70367°E / 31.253609; 75.70367Coordinates: 31°15′13″N 75°42′13″E / 31.253609°N 75.70367°E / 31.253609; 75.70367
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUGC, AIU, PCI, NCTE, COA, ACBSP, ACU, ICAR, BCI, DEB
Websitelpu.in

Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a private university situated in Phagwara, Punjab, India.[2] The university was established in 2005[2] by Lovely International Trust, under The Lovely Professional University Act, 2005 (Punjab Act 25 of 2005)[3] and started operation in 2006.[4] With 24,000 students in 2010, it claims to be the largest single-campus private university in India.[4]

Campus[edit]

The university campus spreads over 600 acres (2.4 km2) in boundary on the outskirts of Jalandhar and houses 10,000 students (as of 2010),[4] from over 50 countries.[5]

Affiliations[edit]

In India, LPU is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC),[6] the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)[7] and the Council of Architecture (COA)[8] and approved by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).[9] It is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).[10]

LPU's School of Agriculture is accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).[11] Internationally, LPU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)[12] and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).[13] The School of Law is temporarily approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI) until 2018–2019.[14] The distance education programmes are approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB).[15]

Schools[edit]

LPU includes the following schools:[16]

  • Mittal School of Business
  • School of Computer Science and Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • School of Bioengineering and Biosciences
  • School of Architecture and Design
  • School of Hotel Management and Tourism
  • School of Computer Application
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Fashion Design
  • School of Journalism, Films and Creative Arts
  • School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Polytechnic
  • School of Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Physical Education
  • School of Social Sciences And Languages

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2019)[17]52
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2019)[18]27

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Lovely Professional University 52 in the management ranking in 2019[17] and 27 in the pharmacy ranking.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University leaders, university founder, Entrepreneurial university leaders". Lovely Professional University. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "State-wise List of Private Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "The Lovely Professional University Act, 2005" (PDF). Punjab Government Gazette. Government of Punjab. 26 December 2005. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Chander Suta Dogra (23 August 2010). "A Lovely Story Indeed". Outlook India. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  5. ^ Khaliq, Ariba (18 June 2019). "Why LPU is one of the top places to study engineering and other courses". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  6. ^ "State -wise List of Private Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). www.ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ "NRC – Search". www.nrcncte.in. National Council for Teacher Education Northern Regional Committee, Jaipur. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Status With Intake of Architectural Institutions in India as on August 30, 2017". Council of Architecture. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Approved Degree institutions u/s 12". www.pci.nic.in. Pharmacy Council of India. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  10. ^ "AIU Members". www.aiu.ac.in. Association of Indian Universities. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Status of NAEAB Accredited Agriculture Universities/Colleges" (PDF). Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  12. ^ "ACBSP Grants Accreditation to 22 Colleges and Universities in Four Countries – Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". www.acbsp.org. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  13. ^ "ACU members". www.acu.ac.uk. Association of Commonwealth Universities. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  14. ^ Bar Council of India (12 September 2016). "Temporary approval of affiliation" (PDF). Letter to Lovely Professional University. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  15. ^ Distance Education Bureau (18 October 2018). "Commission decision" (PDF). Letter to Lovely Professional University. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Lovely Professional University home page". www.lpu.in. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Click on "Schools".
  17. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Management)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  18. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Pharmacy)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.

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