One of the prestigious magazines of India ‘Career Connect’ has ranked Lovely Professional University in top-10 as “Excellent” distance education institutions of India. With the highest rating of 4.5 stars for providing the best distance education in the country, LPU stands tall among top 58 universities offering quality distance education programs. This esteemed ranking has been published in Volume 5, Issue 10 of the July 2017 edition of the magazine. LPU distance education programs are also considered number one in the entire northern region. This rating is based on the research and assessment done on various parameters including accreditation, image, study material, placements, and responsiveness. After commencing the distance education programmes, LPU has achieved top rankings in a very short span.
The Editor and Publisher of the magazine Smiti Suri mentions,
“The purpose behind the endeavor is to highlight the positioning of institutes providing distance education after analyzing them on various parameters to help students make better choices. We believe that this extensive and exhaustive rating of the most sought after distance learning and open universities in both public and private categories in this edition of ours will be highly beneficial for the students. We have presented an overview of the factors concerning the distance education at present.”
Congratulating the faculty and staff members, at the helm of distance education affairs, LPU Chancellor, Mr. Ashok Mittal says,
“We provide quality and affordable education to distance education students at par with regular students. They participate in all the activities held at the university so that they get equal opportunities in expressing the best in them. Recently one of our students, Amanpreet Singh, has brought glory to the country by achieving fame at the international level as a great shooter. After winning a silver medal in ISSF world cup shooting competition, this MBA student of LPU Distance Education, Amanpreet, has won a Gold Medal in the international team event of 50m Pistol Men during 48th Grand Prix of Czech Republic 2017. Similarly, many other students have also proved their mettle in various academic, sports and cultural events.”
LPU’s distance education programmes offer Masters, Bachelors, Postgraduate Diploma, and Diploma. These programmes are in the disciplines of management, computer applications, information technology, commerce, arts, library and information sciences. LPU has adopted modern and technology driven blended system of delivery. LPU e-Connect, an online learning management system of LPU DE, provides exhaustive online support to the students. Additionally, Personal Contact Programs (PCPs) are conducted for various courses at the university campus. Placement support is extended to the DE students which helps them to stay informed about industry placements and MNCs placement drives. LPU DE students also get opportunities to participate in various national and international events at the university to channelize their creative talent.