Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a multi-faculty research oriented institution with hi-tech campus offering more than 200 professional programmes. LPU campus is a complete world in itself having more than 30,000 students from 28 states of India and 3000 foreign students from more than 50 countries of the world. The University, established by the State Legislature of Punjab, is duly recognized by University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. LPU is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Common Wealth Universities, UK and International Association of Universities, France.
LPU has all the makings of a global institution including internationally benchmarked curricula, innovative pedagogy focused on experiential learning, 200+ foreign tie-ups, well qualified and experienced faculty, outstanding sports & cultural facilities, hostels, a shopping mall and hospital etc.
The University is ranked high on various parameters by government bodies and other credible organizations. LPU is recipient of various awards/ recognitions/accreditations including NIRF ranking 2018 (MHRD Government of India) of No. 2 in Management discipline on the parameter of Outreach and Inclusivity and 38th rank overall. It also has the distinction of being the first private university/college in India to get ICAR accreditation from Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India for its Agriculture programmes. In addition, the University has been ranked 8th in Swachhata Ranking Award 2018-19 [category-University (residential)] for higher education institutions.
In January 2019, LPU hosted 106th Indian Science Congress and became the first private university to host Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India with three Nobel Laureates from government, industry and academia.
LPU campus has also been graced by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, 13th President of India twice; Shri Hamid Karzai, 1st elected President of Afghanistan, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; Mr Rajkeswur Purryag, President of the Republic of Mauritius; Dr Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, Prime Minister of Lesotho Kingdom; Heads of Dominica and Sr. Nevis and Kitts and Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.
Lovely Professional University is conducting National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST-2020) for 200+ programmes. Since its inception in 2009, more than 75,000 students appear in this exam (LPUNEST) every year. LPUNEST will be conducted in online mode. This test will have the following advantages:
- Entrance test: LPUNEST-2020 will provide a gateway to all programmes in LPU and will act as Entrance test for admission in programmes offered at LPU.
- Scholarship: LPU envisages to usher an era of accessible and affordable quality higher education to the youth of our country. On the basis of LPUNEST-2020 score, the university intends to award Scholarships of upto Rs. 4.9 lac per student.