LPU is adjudged only a single rank after central government operated ‘Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)’.


Lovely Professional University is ranked among the top three distance education (DE) providing universities of India. This is published in the prestigious magazine ‘Career Connect’ in its Vol 3 Issue 11. After a strict survey made on various parameters, the ranking-list has listed India’s top 45 distance education universities. LPU is adjudged only a single rank after central government operated ‘Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)’. LPU has made its way to the top 3 DE providers in the country in the shortest time span. Universities of Mumbai (Established in 1857), Delhi (1922), BITS Pilani (1964) are at 6, 7 & 12th ranks; whereas, 1984 established ICFAI university Hyderabad, Nalanda Open University Patna (1987), Madurai Kamraj University (1966), Andhra University (1926), Osmania University (1918) are at other distant ranks.


In two separate cover stories of the magazine on 8 pages featuring ‘Best Distance Education Universities of India’ and ‘Education Anytime Anywhere’, the various important features of LPU DE have been highlighted under an interaction of magazine’s correspondents with LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal. As per the editor of the magazine Smiti Suri,“ We have found out the best distance learning universities in India and the umpteen opportunities these offer to those who believe in the concept of the world being their classroom.” Such surveys have a huge impact on students who many a times find it difficult to choose among the lot. After receiving a nod from UGC for the continuation of DE programs, LPU has started its current admission session (2015-16) in the state of Punjab by offering various Masters, Bachelors, Post Graduate Diploma, and Diploma programs in the disciplines of Management, Computer Application, Information Technology, Computer Sciences, Commerce, Arts, and Library & Information Sciences.


LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal elaborates, “LPU DE programs are designed to serve the societal needs for equitable and accessible education without compromising on its quality. The modern and vast IT infrastructure and the expertise of experienced faculty have helped to devise an efficient system which includes the provision of ‘Exhaustive Online Support’ through LPU e-Connect (Online Learning Management System).” In addition, Personal Contact Programs at the University Campus, Phagwara (Punjab) are conducted for various courses. Students are provided with placement support through various placement drives conducted in collaboration with various companies. Moreover, LPU DE students get opportunities at par with regular students to participate in various national and international events at the university to channelize their creativity and talents. Many of the LPU DE students have already proved their mettle in various academic, sports and cultural events.