*Many Students of Open & Distance Learning Programmes will be Awarded Degrees/Diplomas during
First Convocation of LPU on 24th September 2010
* ODL Programmes are Affordable and easily Accessible
India’s Largest University, Lovely Professional University, is continuously making quality education affordable and accessible through its Directorate of Open and Distance Learning (DODL).
More than hundred students of its Programmes will also be awarded Degrees/Diplomas during First Convocation of the University on 24th September. Two Students will be receiving Gold-Medals for their brilliance at studies. His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab, the Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh and Visitor of the University, Shri Shivraj Vishwanath Patil, will preside and deliver the Convocation address. The ceremony is for LPU Pass Outs (2007, 2008, 2009and 2010 Batches’)-Regular as well Distance Education Students.
One of the Gold- Medalists, Madiha Sehdev, who has completed her PGDBM, is with very positive views about the beneficial systems of ODL: “I like its pattern and technique of imparting education under e-portal very novel and special.” The other, Prof. Harpreet Singh Bedi who has completed his MBA and continuing Ph. D says: “These programmes are indeed going to help me much in my career ahead. The programmes are taught under easily understandable study-matter which are, surprisingly, based on pattern of international universities.”It is worth illustration that LSODL, within a short span of its inception, is regularly scaling the heights. At present, it has about 800 students on its rolls. The study material is provided to the students at the time of admission free of cost. The admission is still open and the contact classes for new session will commence from the first week of October.
Talking to the Media about Distance Learning programmes, Mr. Ashok Mittal, the Chancellor of the University said: “ For the students who cannot pursue their formal education in Colleges and Universities under economic conditions or some other reasons, our University is running its School of Open and Distance Learning (LSODL). Presently, it is providing education in 14 Programmes in the field of Management and IT, at Bachelor's and Master's Level. These, being Unique in nature, are getting tremendous response this year as well. The students have well managed on-line support to get updated through e-portal which provides full information about result, academic calendar etc.”
While clarifying to quench certain possible queries, he further added, “Our all Distance Learning programmes are considered equivalent to their corresponding Regular Programmes. The programmes, being industry focussed, are designed to enable students to gain not only knowledge but skills that make them employable in a competitive global environment. These are with Interactive Study Material, week-end(Sunday)Classes at University campus, Theory/Practical Classes by regular dedicated Faculty of LPU, CGPA based Examination Evaluation System. Moreover, Fee Structure is highly affordable. It is Rs.5800 per semester for Bachelors and Diploma Programmes and Rs. 6800 for Masters Programmes per Semester.”