President Pranab Mukherjee to be Chief Guest at LPU’s 8thConvocation 

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India 28th April 2017: LPU is all set to conduct the 8th annual convocation. Honourable President of India PadamPadma VibhushanShriPranab Mukherjee will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.Governor of Punjab Shri VP Singh Badnore will preside over the convocation. The President will award 38 gold medals to meritorious students for their outstanding performance. The Convocation will manifest the commencement of a new chapter of life for 15, 988 regular and distance education students of the year 2016 batch.
LPUhas transformed the way education in delivered with its unmatched pedagogy, state of the art infrastructure, cultural diversity and industry associations. In a short span of time, LPU has gained high level of trust and respect in the masses and intelligentsia alike. That is why many luminaries have been a part of the convocation ceremonies at the campus. Prior to this six Presidents and Prime Ministers of different nations including Mauritius, Kingdom of Lesotho, Commonwealth of Dominica (North America), Afghanistan and Nobel Peace Prize recipient His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, have addressed the students of LPU during the convocations.
Talking about the event,Mr. Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, LPU said: “On the convocation day, a rare view of international integrity would be seen when students fromfifty plus countries will receive their degrees/certificates along with their Indian classmates from all states of India. The preparation for the glittering ceremony is in full swing.  Assessing great presence of VVIPs, the State administration is involved in security arrangements at and around the campus. Both Punjab State and LPU administrations are working day and night to make the event a grand success. I express my gratitude to everyone involved. I express my gratitude to one and all.”
“The students of LPU are imbibed with a strong academic and work ethic to become exemplary citizens of India and the globe. As the students embark on their new journey,  the blessings and guidance from the honourable chief guestShri Pranab Mukherjee will surely motivate them to tread the path to successwill be like a beacon to these students keeping them on course throughout their lives.” He added.
The convocation will be held on 2nd May 2017 at the University campus. The online registration for the event closes on 30th April.
About LPU
LPU is the largest university in India in terms of number of students on a single campus.  LPU has more than 30,000 fulltime students on its 600 acre campus which is located on Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway at Phagwara (Punjab), India. The University has a rich diversity in its students’ population, 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. In addition to regular students on its campus, more than 50,000 students are pursuing distance education programs.LPU students are working in top global companies including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Cognizant and other 300+ Global Brands like Infosys, HCL, BhartiAirtel, 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 etc.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 also evolved recently. The University is committed to technology deployment in its campus, and that is evident from the fact that nearly 90% of the tasks undertaken in the University incorporate one or the other tool of high end technology of present times.

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