Making It To Times Rankings
Lovely Professional University has reported phenomenal success within a short span of its launch. Aman Mittal, Vice-President of the University, describes the reasons for it
For a university that started operations in 2006 to march ahead of coveted IITs and IIMs and secure 74th rank in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings-2022 is a grand achievement, and puts a stamp on its approach to education. Aman Mittal, Vice-President of Lovely Professional University, says this is because the university is aligned to industry needs.
An engineering graduate in electronics and communications from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, and an MBA from the University of Southampton, Mittal worked at companies like Mindtree and Wipro before taking up the responsibility of building LPU’s brand name.
With 35,000 students studying in more than 200 programmes, LPU provides quality education that is career oriented, Mittal shares.
For a university to build up an edifice that can breach the ramparts within 16 years has taken a lot of hard work and Mittal describes how they took care of key building bricks of an educational institution, especially faculty. He says, “Any good institution needs good team members, and it all depends on how you are able to reach out to people with right knowledge and acumen.”
He further adds, “We have a very stringent HR process regarding recruitment, and at the same time we pay very well. If the candidate has right attitude, aptitude and qualification, we pay beyond scale.”
With ears to the ground and in tandem with industry needs, the university set about to impart right skills for various professions, like IT, fashion and hospitality.
Equal hard work was put into establishing industry connect and collaborations, and once companies evaluated the passing out students, they too became the brand ambassadors for the university.
Mittal is proud that the university today has students not only from all parts of the country but from 50 other countries across the world. And while the first decade was about working on teaching-learning method, the next decade will be about research. Mittal says that the university has the largest number of patents filed by educational institutes across India and its citations have also gone up.
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