The grant will enable students to study at premium institutes like IITs, IIMs, NIDs and NLUs
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- Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, presented the grant to students on behalf of LPU
- A grant of Rs. 2.5 lakh each was offered to over 120 students who qualified for leading technology institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s, NID’s, NIFT’s and IIIT’s.
New Delhi: November 6, 2019: In a bid to help meritorious students achieve their dreams without financial constraints coming in the way, Lovely Professional University (LPU), India’s largest private university rewarded around 250 students with the LPUNEST Study Grant worth upwards of Rs 4 crores. This grant has been specially instituted by LPU from this year for students from financially weak backgrounds who have qualified for India’s leading educational institutions like IIMs, IITs, NITs, NLUs, IHMs and NIFTs. For its own students, the university already offers several scholarships.
The study grant was disbursed on behalf of LPU by Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Hon’ble Union Minister, Human Resource Development. A grant of Rs. 2.5 lakh each was awarded to over 120 students who qualified for leading technology institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s, NID’s, NIFT’s and IIIT’s. Over 120 students who qualified for IHM’s, NLU’s and IIIDM’s were awarded Rs. 1 lakh each, while 6 students who qualified for IIMs were awarded Rs. 3 lakh each.
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Mr. Ashok Mital, Chancellor, LPU said, “We have initiated the grant based on our belief that monetary constraints should not be an obstacle for a student to have access to quality education. We hope these Young Turks make it big and make us all proud of their achievements in the years to come. We will strive to further expand our grants and financial assistance schemes every year to impact more students.”
Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development said, “No talented student should be deprived of high-quality education due to lack of funds. Yet, it is a sad reality that there are several students who are unable to take admissions at institutes of their choice owing to financial challenges. This Study Grant by Lovely Professional University is a fantastic initiative and will enable hundreds of students to achieve their dream of attaining quality education. I wish more institutions emulate this.”
The University extends Scholarships to its students on various parameters like performance in qualifying examinations (10+2 or graduation), LPUNEST (LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test), Sports, Cultural, R & D, Co-curricular, Social Service and Bravery Awards. There are other special scholarships also for orphans, physically handicapped or students from Defense and Armed Services background. The University has now decided to reward deserving and meritorious students irrespective of whether they are studying at LPU or not, under the ‘LPUNEST Study Grant’. The focus of ‘LPUNEST Study Grant’ is to further establish its commitment towards rewarding deserving and meritorious students.
Established in 2005, Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a private university based out of Jalandhar, Punjab. The university campus spreads over 600 acres on the outskirts of Jalandhar. LPU offers a wide variety of courses such as engineering streams, Hotel Management, and Tourism, Architecture and Design, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agriculture, Fashion Design, Journalism, Films and Creative Arts, Law, Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences as well as Art and Languages.
With over 30,000 students currently enrolled LPU offers students full-time as well as part-time courses. LPU houses students from over 70 countries and encourages diversity. The sprawling campus consists of its own shopping mall, a MAC lab for students to develop & deploy Apple apps, an aviation lab, a skating rink, in-house bowling complex, convenience stores, and numerous food kiosks.
The vision of LPU is to be a premier academic institution, recognized internationally for its contribution to industry and society through excellence in teaching, learning, research, internationalization, entrepreneurship, and leadership. LPU aims to implement a relationship of cooperation between industry and academia and to prepare graduates to be lifelong learners with strong analytical and leadership skills. For more information on LPU visit https://www.lpu.in/.