A mentor, teacher, leader, manager, orator and innovator, Mrs. Rashmi Mittal is a woman of many virtues. Professing the values of Indian culture, she practices the fundamental principles of humanity and social welfare while dedicating herself to the cause of education and meaningful research.
Mrs. Rashmi Mittal is one such woman who fits right into the famous saying by Michelle Obama- “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
Starting her career at the University as a Lecturer, with her interest in administrative areas, she served Lovely Institute of Law and Engineering as Officiating Principal and Dean for Lovely Institutes in 2006, handling manifold departments of the University. With her inclusive style of working, academic interests, and clear-cut understanding of people’s skills and students’ psychology, she has risen to be Pro-Chancellor of the University. Working in the education sector, she acquired the skills of converting ideas into reality and de-bottle-necking the research processes, adopting novel and innovative approaches.
Mrs. Rashmi Mittal is a firm believer that a better society can be formed only by setting up a robust education system. In her words, “I enjoy the company of students and educationists. For me, motivating young minds to realise their dreams and watching them grow is a spiritual journey to relish. Even the idea of joining LPU is driven by the fact that I always want to invest my time in Edu-care to shape the future of the world.
As the Pro-Chancellor, Mrs Rashmi Mittal has steered LPU as one of the most disciplined universities with an all-around friendly environment for many thousand students and staff- members. She has an acute passion for music, co-curricular activities and working with children of all age groups so that they come out in brilliance through their inborn talents. Under her stewardship, LPU boasts of holding major national-level events to a peaceful settlement of nearly 25,000 students in the University accommodations.
Outside the University, Mrs Rashmi Mittal is the secretary of the top officers’ Gymkhana club Jalandhar for its ladies’ wing. She also has recognition as lead singer in an audio album called “Mehndi”.
Recognising her contributions as Pro-Chancellor of Lovely Professional University and acknowledging her services and excellence in the field of education, she has been awarded the Mother Teresa Award (2014), Rashtriya Gaurav Award (2015), Rising star of Asia (2016), Glory of India (2016), Mother Teressa Priyadarshani Award (2016) and Asia Pacific Achiever’s Award with Gold Medal (2018).
In her esteemed guidance, the University is always at the forefront through its excellent performance in teaching, research and extension activities. She has contributed to the areas of Entrepreneurship and academic excellence. Her exuberant involvement in research & Projects of students has been recognised at National and International Conferences. She is socially active and made significant contributions working with people seeking holistic growth of students. Her visionary outlook, outstanding leadership and passion for education have resulted in her being part of multiple high-powered committees in various institutions and organisations. She has unparallel skills and expertise in the areas of Law, Social Sciences, and Management which are of immense value and will accelerate the University’s march forward to become a premium institute of international reputation and status.
Lovely Professional University was established in 2005 by Lovely International Trust and started its operation in 2006. One of the premier institutions of international repute, LPU has an Avant-garde campus spread over 600 acres on the outskirts of Jalandhar City. It is a multi-disciplinary university in India that offers more than 150 programmes. In a short time, LPU has earned the right to become, nationally and globally, the most preferred academic institute where quality dissemination of education is a way of life. LPU has to its credit renowned National and International accreditations and recognitions that manifest its global standards.
LPU ranks among the Top 50 Institutions in India as per NIRF Ranking. Top accreditation and ranking agencies, newspapers, magazines, and TV Channels have recognised LPU as one of the leading and best private universities in India, which provides a quality education that is not restricted only to classroom teaching but bridges the gap between industry and academia. It provides international exposure and has a world-class infrastructure.
To be a premier academic institution recognised internationally for its contribution to industry and society through excellence in teaching, learning, research, internationalisation, entrepreneurship and leadership.
To transform education through academic rigour, practical orientation and outcome-based teaching.
To develop and implement a relationship of cooperation between industry and academia.
To undertake impactful research addressing local, national and global challenges.
To prepare graduates to be lifelong learners with strong analytical and leadership skills.
To develop global professionals and entrepreneurs with innovative spirit, tolerance and desire to make a difference in society.
Late Sh. Baldev Raj Mittal, Founder Chairman, Lovely Group
An entrepreneur par excellence, Late Shri Baldev Raj Mittal’s tireless efforts, indomitable will, and strong commitment to his ideals and goals took Lovely Group to its heights. His cherished conviction is a treasured legacy guiding and inspiring the people at Lovely Group. Lovely Professional University is a humble tribute to perpetuating his quintessential existence.
Dr Ashok Kumar Mittal seeks to revive the glory of the ancient education system with ‘Transforming India by Transforming Education.’ He envisions LPU as a Centre of Excellence in Academics and Research with a strong international presence listed among the top 200 universities of the world by 2025. Dr Mittal says, “By providing an academic ambience and innovative pedagogy of global significance, we prepare our students to succeed in a highly competitive professional environment.”
LPU offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate (PhD) courses in many Engineering and non-engineering programs. The availability of pathways courses, interdisciplinary minors, designated mentors, availability of labs and project studios allows students to carve their niche while studying any programme. LPU courses are unique in ways:
Choice of career pathways ranging from Corporate Jobs, Government Jobs, Higher education, Research, or Entrepreneurship through focused courses.
International Exposure and credit transfer opportunities in USA/Canada/Australia/European countries.
Flexible choice-based curriculum to fulfil career aspirations.
Degree enhancement options to choose from various major and minor specialisations in employability- oriented domains.
A cauldron of diversity, symbolising a global village, LPU has over 30000+ students, including 1800+ international students from 28 states and 50-plus countries. They also have 4400+ faculty and staff, around 70% from outside the state. Developing a culture with respect to diversity and everyone learning from each other, LPU showcases their proud union as one diversified family by celebrating grand events like One India and One World.
The unique initiatives taken by the University allow it to cut above other institutions. The University actively interacts and seeks the involvement of industry professionals in curriculum up-gradation, evaluation of internships, live Industry projects and consultancy projects to give practical exposure to students and faculty. The programmes being offered in collaboration with the world’s top brands to enhance global employability like CompTia, Transorg Analytics, Geeks for Geeks, IMA(USA), NSE Academy, Wiley NXT, Safeducate, UpGrad, etc.
The ultra-modern high-tech labs, state-of-the-art equipment dedicated to every department, smart classrooms, the country’s largest auditorium, international-level sports facilities, a library, a shopping mall, a hospital and a hotel operated by the students; all these facilities create an apt environment for potential professionals to grow.
Furthermore, University focuses on Innovations and Entrepreneurship and is ranked 3rd in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA 2021). It has 2500+ Patents filed in the last 5 years and 100+ start-ups incubated through LPU Start-up School and Incubation Centre. To prod, the young talent seed Money is allocated to students for Stock Investments, Product Innovations, Entrepreneurship, and Research activities per policy guidelines. The varsity provides one of the biggest financial aid programs to support students.
The vibrant campus life of LPU focuses on overall personality development, conducting many international and national level events to usher leadership, teamwork, and analytical skills in students. Multiple campus student clubs allow students to unravel and showcase their skills at 1000+ activities per year, giving students a chance to learn beyond classrooms. On top of that LPU campus has been graced by eminent personalities from Industry, Academia, Government, Sports, Cultural, and Film Industries.
Pursuit of excellence through Innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.
Freedom of thought and expression.
Integrity and professional ethics.
Respect for diversity.
Accountability for actions and results.
Talking about the success of LPU, Mrs Rashmi Mittal says, “I envisage the success of the university in the success of its alumni, whom we fondly call “Vertos”. Our Vertos glimmer in the world of placement like fireflies twinkling in the emerald grass.” LPU students are placed with top silicon vale companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft. LPU is a proud partner of 2000 plus recruiters, with 1000 plus companies offering CTC 5 Lac or above, 110 plus recruiters of IITs/IIMs/NITs also hire from LPU. LPU students are guided on niche technologies like Google. Possessing such skill sets separates them from the ordinary and leads them to grab top placements. The biggest recognition of the University is the recognition of LPU Vertos not only as academically sound students but also as new-age students equipped with industrial exposure, strong research background, hands-on experience, successful entrepreneur and, above all, socially aware citizens of the country.
With deteriorating mental health and struggling with distractions, students are moving towards multifarious addictions, affecting their health and career adversely. Mrs Rashmi Mittal says, “With students being more vulnerable to depression and other mental disorders, it has become essential to create a harmonious atmosphere, creating a home away from home.” Organising awareness programs, personal mentors, and availability of free consultation in the Uni-hospital is LPU’s take to reach a student in need. Mrs Rashmi Mittal also actively partakes in training students to make them industry ready to help them to secure careers in their dream sectors.
Starting the University was itself a challenge; providing quality education, becoming a premiere institution of international standards, and bridging the gap between academia and industry, the University turned these challenges into opportunities and became a brand while maintaining a high standard through collective commitment and exemplary efforts.
LPU’s unique value system not only created harmony among a diverse student population, respect for each other’s culture and sensitive attitude towards each other’s problems among these students but also used this diversity to its advantage. Engaging the LPU family in ground-breaking research to help society in overcoming problems and challenges in various fields is the next milestone Mrs Rashmi Mittal has her eyes upon.
LPU, in a short span, has achieved many milestones, including
LPU is ranked 47th among all Government and Private Universities in India as per NIRF
LPU Is Ranked 36th amongst the Top Universities in India as Per Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
THE Young University Rankings ranked LPU 27th in India
THE Emerging Economies University Rankings ranked LPU 51 in India
LPU is ranked 6th globally and 2nd in India under the SDG, Affordable & Clean Energy, as per Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022
The prestigious WURI Rankings 2022 has ranked LPU 2nd in India among the Top Ivy League universities. In our very first attempt, we secured a global band of 101-200.
LPU takes pride as it is ranked third in India in the Atal Ranking Of Institutions On Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)
SCIMAGO Institutions Rankings ranked LPU 424 for Innovation
IPA ranked LPU 1st in India as a single University for patents from Academic Institutes and Universities.
Experiential learning being the need of the hour, educational institutes need to overhaul the traditional education system. Teaching only theory is neither fruitful nor desired. Student-centric approaches like peer learning, flip classrooms, embedded certification etc., help bring learning from the textual setup to real-life scenarios. One real-life exposure is better than a hundred experiments in a laboratory setup.
LPU recognises the need to create affordable education and learning opportunities for learners, especially the underprivileged sections of society. They believe that transforming education can create better citizens who strive to make a mark and hustle their way out to make this world a better place to live. LPU focuses on organising more policies, programs, scholarship schemes, and seminars on eradicating poverty. Apart from that, standing in the dawn of the era of Sustainable development, University is earnestly working to leave no carbon print and endeavours to become a role model for environment-friendly Universities.
Mrs Rashmi Mittal’s advice to university students is, “Possess not just degrees but also qualities of good human beings, for your recognition ties with that of the University. Bring laurels in all aspects of life, and don’t stand just for yourself but for society at large. Your out-of-the-box thinking, warm-heartedness and distinguished attitude toward life should define the University in the next decade.”
To young entrepreneurs, she advises them to “Think Big”. In her words, “An entrepreneur’s journey is perilous, but it does not mean that this path should not be considered. A successful entrepreneur is one who acquires the required skills and imbibes the culture. Entrepreneurs are bred apart, so staying in a culture where Innovation and risk-taking are encouraged and mentored is the most pertinent requirement.”