LPU: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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LPU Overview

Important New Developments at LPU

  • LPU Collaboration with Google: Signs MoU for hosting Google Center of Excellence at LPU campus
  • LPU Announces the Establishment of NVIDIA AI Data Center: It is the first of its kind in north India. NVIDIA DGX A100 is powered with impeccable features
  • LPU new courses: It introduced specialized B.Tech in computer science and engineering programmes and industry-driven 2-year specialized MBA programmes.

LPU, popularly known as Lovely Professional University is located in Jalandhar. It has a mammoth ultra-modern campus spread over 600 acres and it is one of the most prestigious universities in India devised under Punjab State Private University. Since its establishment in 2006, it has been consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country. The university is the largest single-campus university in India with more than 30,000 students, and over 4000 academic staff offering more than 300 programs in 18+streams at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. With students from all 28 states of India, 9 UTs and 40+ countries, the university is poised to establish itself as a centre of excellence in research and it has an internationally benchmarked curriculum, innovative pedagogy, and experiential learning for its students coming from all parts of the world.

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LPU Quick Insights

LPU has a wide range of specialities ranging from excellent academic strength, top-ranked departments and teaching faculty to its widespread technologically equipped campus facilities. Tabulated below are the best highlights that LPU offers to its students: 

Lovely Professional University
Type of University Private
Year of Establishment 2005
Campus Area 600 Acres
NIRF, BCI, The Institution of Engineers (India), Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI), The Indian Association of Physiotherapists
Northern Illinois University, Mizzou - University of Missouri, Murdoch University, McGill University
Courses Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, Diploma, Distance Education
No. of Courses Offered 360+
No. of Departments 45
No. of Students 30,000
Infrastructure Facilities
Planned Cricket Stadium, Space Centre, MAC Lab, Aviation Lab, CCD
Jalandhar, Punjab

LPU Ranking

Lovely Professional University makes it to the top 200 university list globally and only 3 Indian universities made it to the top 200 list globally as per the Impact Rankings 2021. It has been ranked 36th amongst the top universities in India as per Times Higher Education World University rankings 2022. LPU becomes the 1st private university to be granted ICAR accreditation by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The following is the list of organizations that recognizes LPU for its excellence in various fields.

Business India Group
The World University Rankings 2022
Business & Management
The Impact Rankings
BW Business World
India Today Aspire Careers 360
ARIIA Dalal Street
Competition Success Review
Business Barons
The Financial Express
Business Digest
JustCareers Recruitment
Business & Economy MYOD
Silicon India
The Times of India
The Sunday Indian The Week

Ranking Organization: THE World University Rankings 2022

Lovely Professional University Jalandhar has been ranked among the top universities in India as per the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The list of rankings is as follows:

Ranking Position Titles
Clinical and Health
Computer Science
10 Life Sciences
10 Engineering

Ranking Organization: THE Impact Rankings 2021

LPU has been ranked among the top universities of India/ globally as per the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. The list of rankings is as follows:

Ranking Position Titles
2 nd in India
Among 200 top universities globally
22nd globally
Focus on Affordable and Clean Energy
59th globally
Decent Work and Economic Growth

Ranking Organization: NIRF 2021

LPU Jalandhar has been ranked among the top universities/ institutes of India by the NIRF as per the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. The list of rankings is as follows:

LPU Faculty/ School Ranking Position
LPU (Overall) 62
LPU School of Architecture and Design 12
LPU School of Pharmacy 23
LPU School of Law 24
Mittal School of Business 37
LPU Engineering Faculty 66

Ranking Organization: Outlook ICARE Rankings 2021

The university has been ranked among the top institutes in India by the Outlook ICARE Rankings. LPU’s 6 institutes were able to dominate the ranking list. The list of rankings is as follows:

LPU Faculty/ School Ranking in India
Ranking in Punjab
School of Law 4 1
Mittal School of Business 6 1
School of Architecture 6 1
School of Fashion 6 1
Faculty of Engineering 9 2
School of Hospitality 9 3

Listed below are some of the other top rankings and achievements of the university:

  • 13 Lovely Professional University professors have been ranked amongst the top 2% of scientists in the world by the prestigious Stanford University in the United States in 2021
  • Ranked 27th among all universities of India and in the band of 351-400 globally as per the Young University Rankings 2021
    Ranked 3rd in India in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)
  • Cognizant & Capgemini recognized LPU for generating the ‘Highest Number of Placement Offers in North India’ for the batch 2020-21
  • LPU has been presented with the 'National Employability Award' by Aspiring Minds for the 7th consecutive year in 2020

LPU Courses

LPU has 45+ teaching and research departments at the campus located at Chaheru, Phagwara, Punjab and offers 360+ courses at UG, PG and doctoral levels. 

Department Courses
B.Com,B.Com Hons, M.Com, M.Sc Hons, PhD Commerce, PhD Economics
Engineering & Architecture
B.Tech,B.Arch, B.Des, B.Plan, M.Tech, Ph.D
B.Ed, B.P.Ed, M.Ed, M.P.Ed, PhD Education
Animation & Design
B.Des, B.Sc, M.Des, PhD Design
Management & Business Administration
Diploma in Business Administration, BBA, MBA, PhD Management
Medicine & Allied Science
B.Pharma, B.Sc, BPT, M.Pharma, PhD Microbiology
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
BA, BFA, BPES, M.Lib.I.Sc, MA, PhD

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LPU Departments

University offers various UG and PG courses under a total of 45 departments. The common disciplines are enlisted in the following table:

Business Agriculture
Computer Science and Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering
Journalism, Films and Creative Arts
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Law
Bioengineering and Biosciences Polytechnic
Architecture and Design
Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences
Hotel Management and Tourism Education
Computer Application
Physical Education
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Social Sciences and Languages
Fashion Design

LPU Admission

The LPU admission 2022 has started. It is done by filling up an online or offline application form available on the official website and at the LPU campus. The candidate needs to apply and qualify for the LPUNEST examination for admission to various UG and PG courses.  The following table displays the upcoming events related to admission for the year 2022:

Important LPU Admission Events  Remote Basis Exam
Centre-Based Exam 
LPUNEST Exam 2022 5th -15th April 2022
15th - 31st May 2022
Slot-Booking for Online Examination 6th March 2022 onwards
25th April 2022 onwards
Online Registration Begins 6th March 2022 onwards
10th March 2022 onwards
Last Date to Apply for LPUNEST  10th April 2022 10th May 2022
Announcement of LPUNEST Result 20th April 2022 6th June 2022
Online Counselling, Seat allocation 20th April 2022 onwards
6th June 2022 onwards

LPU Eligibility Criteria

The courses offered by Lovely Professional University Jalandhar have different eligibility criteria. The students are required to qualify the same to be able to apply for their desired choice of courses. The eligibility criteria for the courses are mentioned below:

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must secure a pass percentage of 60 and above in the 10+2 with english, physics, chemistry, and maths/ biology/ biotechnology or equivalent
  • If the candidate scores more than or equal to 90% in 10+2 or gets 90% in JEE Main, then he/ she will be exempted from LPUNEST and the candidate may directly apply for admission
  • The candidate has to qualify for LPUNEST

MBA/ PGDM  Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate should have passed graduation with a minimum aggregate of 55 % in any discipline or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST or any of the following exams
  • The accepted exams are LPUNEST/ CAT/ MAT/ NMAT/ XAT/ CMAT

PhD Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a master's degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55% aggregate subject 
  • The accepted exams are  LPUNEST/ UGC NET/ JRF/ CSIR NET/ SLET/ GATE/ GPAT/ ICAR (NET)
  • There is 5% relaxation to SC/ ST/ OBC of non-creamy layer/ differently-abled candidates

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Why Choose LPU?

Lovely Professional University is the largest single-campus university in India. With 30,000 students, over 4000 teaching staff and more than 360 programs, LPU is the choice of thousands of national and international students. The university is ranked high in various parameters by acclaimed bodies, and it has received many awards. As the academic staff and students come from 29 states of India and 70 countries from all over the world, the LPU campus exhibits a rich diversity.

  • LPU makes it to the top 200 universities list globally as per THE Impact Rankings 2022
  • NIRF ranks LPU as one of the top 100 institutions in India (overall category)
  • It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • The university dominates the list of Indian Higher Education Institutions in the Outlook ICARE Rankings 2021
  • It is recognised by UGC
  • The first university to be granted ICAR accreditation by the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India
  • 100+ MoUs with industry, research associations etc. to promote research
  • More than 600 companies like Google, Microsoft, Intel, PEGA, Informatica, Oracle, CISCO, VMWARE, Texas Instruments, Bosch, Tech Mahindra from wide-ranging sectors visit the LPU campus every year 
  • Top 25 LPU's innovations in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA 2020)
  • Records Placement even during the pandemic which included 7200+ offers’ generated

LPU Academic Advantages

LPU offers an industry-oriented curriculum for each course. The curriculum of all the courses is flexible, highly engaging, and innovative. They are designed to expose the students to sound knowledge of the basics and sharpen their skill sets. Each course at the university is interactive and challenging for students to have an enriching experience throughout their education cycle. The transparent evaluation system, quality-oriented faculty, and the courses designed around the individual student are a few of the things that give LPU an academic advantage over its counterparts.

  • Student-centric learning approach and teaching pedagogy include experiential learning, participative learning, flip teaching, and problem-solving methodologies.
  • 360-degree industry involvement-  Collaboration with the world’s top brands to enhance global employability like CompTia, Transorg Analytics, Geeks for Geeks, IMA(USA), NSE Academy, Talent Edge, Wiley NXT, Safeducate, UpGrad, etc. 
  • The university has set up maintaining frequent feedback from the industry that keeps the student learning highly competitive.

LPU Distance Education

Lovely Professional University also offers distance learning courses making education even more accessible to all. It offers over 20 courses via distance mode. Unlike other institutes, there are personal contact programmes that are conducted by LPU distance education department. These happen twice a season, at the university, allowing students to clear any doubts they may have. Moreover, students who graduate from the distance education program get placed in reputed organizations across the country. The following are a few highlights of the distance education department:

  • The distance education programs include undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and PhD courses.
  • The major disciplines for Distance Education are:
    • Computer Applications/ Information Technology
    • Management
    • Commerce
    • Library and Information Sciences
    • Arts
  • Workshops, seminars, and other events are also conducted for the students.
  • Online study material is provided to the students pursuing various courses.
  • The distance education department has won multiple awards such as:
    • WES Award for Innovation in open and distance learning in 2018
    • Top Distance Learning Institutes of India 2018
    • India's Best University Award in Open, Distance and Online Learning in 2018
    • Rated Excellent by Career Connect in 2017

LPU Cut Off

LPU cut off 2021 based on the LPU NEST has been released.  The cut off details of the MBA programme based on various entrance examinations; LLB based on LSAT are available for the years 2020, and 2019. The following are the accepted exams of LPU apart from its own entrance exams- LPUNEST/ LPUPET for UG and PG admissions: NATA, JEE Main, UCEED, NEET, CEED, CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, GATE, LSAT.  Students are required to score the following marks out of total marks of 420. The latest cut off marks based on LPU NEST 2021 are tabulated below:

Cut Off Marks (Total= 420)

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LPU Result

Lovely Professional University Jalandhar declares the results for UG, PG, diploma, certificate, online and distance education through its official portal at lpu.in. Candidates can check their results from the e-connect UMS portal of LPU using their login credentials such as user ID and password. The LPU semester results are declared within 30 days of exam completion. Apart from the regular, online and LPU distance results, LPU also releases the LPUNEST result for admission to various courses. Students can check their LPU NEST result 2022 for the exam to be held from January 15, 2022, (tentative date) on the official portal.

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LPU Infrastructure

LPU has one of the biggest and best infrastructures in the world. It has a huge campus of around 600 acres on the National Highways at the entry of Jalandhar city. The campus offers numerous unique facilities apart from the regular ones like well-equipped laboratories and spacious classrooms. To accommodate the residential students, the campus has one of the biggest residential blocks. There are various cafeterias and a food court which provides different variety of food at reasonable rates. In addition to these, below are some of the key facilities offered in the campus: 

  • Mac lab 
  • Aviation lab 
  • Cricket stadium, boxing ring & snooker lounge 
  • Open-air theatre
  • In-house laundry
  • Easy banking
  • Cafe Coffee Day
  • University shopping mall
  • Space center

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LPU Placement

LPU records placement even during the pandemic which included 7200+ offers were generated. 1000+ virtual placement events were conducted. Students were placed in 500+ global and Indian super brands which include IITs and IIMs. There are LPU alumni working in over 1400 reputed companies across the globe. More than 500 companies from wide-ranging sectors visit the LPU campus every year for campus hiring and internships. The following are the latest 2021 LPU placement statistics and the top recruiters:

LPU Placement Record Placement Statistics 2021
No. of Recruiters 1,600+
No. of Offers  7200+
No. of Companies Offered CTC of 10 LPA + 62+
No. of Companies offering CTC INR 5 - 10 LPA +  285+
Highest package INR 62.72 LPA
Highest stipend for Internships 
Top recruiters ranking LPU for placements
Business Today, Cognizant and Capgemini 

Top Recruiters in Recent years

DXC Technology Wipro
Cognizant Bosch
Capgemini Tech Mahindra

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LPU Scholarship

LPU strongly believes that money shouldn't be a constraint or an obstacle for a student to have access to quality education. So, LPU scholarships are provided in more than 200 programs ranging from diplomas to PhD. The university offers one of the biggest financial aid programs to support students, deserving students can avail of scholarships worth over Rs. 6 Lacs.

 The details of the LPU scholarship are mentioned below 

  • The scholarship scheme allows for each student to get up to 1.7 LPA off on their tuition fees after the 10th and 4.9 LPA per student after 10+2.
  • It offers a special scholarship scheme of the full programme fee and residential fee waiver to the top 20 students of every recognized board.
  • There are many scholarships offered based on the marks obtained in entrance exams like JEE Mains, CMAT, GATE, LSAT, NEET, CAT, MAT, XAT, GPAT, CEED, NATA, NMAT, CLAT, UCEED and many more.
  • Candidates can get scholarships up to INR 4.3 Lakhs under LPU NEST

Various categories of scholarships are enlisted below:

Scholarship Types
National Level Tests
For diploma students after 10th, B.Tech (C.Sc), B.Phram, BBA, B.Sc, BCA, B.Com,MBA, M.Pharm UG/ PG in agricultural programmes
Performance in LPUNEST (PhD.)
Performance in Sports, Cultural, R&D, Co-curricular, Social Service and Bravery Awards
Defence and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel and their dependants
Scholarship for Orphan Applicants
Scholarship for Person with Certain Disability

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LPU Collaborations

Lovely Professional University Jalandhar has collaborated with many international members, universities, and institutes for collaborative programs, research, and student exchange programs. It has signed MoUs with partner universities across various countries. University has developed a series of international study programs with partner universities. Some of the advantages of international collaborations with universities are:

  • International credit transfer
  • Semester Exchange programme
  • Summer/ winter exposure programme
  • International internships
  • Scholarships for meritorious students by foreign universities
  • Master's programme at foreign Universities

International Partnering Universities

Country Partnering Universities
US University of Wisconsin Madison, State University of New York
UK Newcastle University, University of Essex
Australia Curtin University, Swinburne University
New Zealand Massey University
Malaysia University of Malaya

LPU Faculty

The university is supported by not only experienced faculty members but also by esteemed corporate guest faculty members and other international staff members. Students get benefitted from the mentoring and expert lectures by senior industry professionals. The teaching pedagogy includes experiential learning, participative learning, flip teaching, and problem-solving methodologies.

  • 4400+ faculty and staff with around 70% from outside the state.
  • 13 of the LPU faculty members have been ranked amongst the top 2% of scientists in the world by the prestigious Stanford University in the United States.

LPU Alumni

LPU has a strong network of alumni all over the world. Passed outs from this university have made their footprints in all leading professions like Engineering, Management, Business Development, Research and much more. Some of the top alumni of LPU are listed below along with their professions:

Alumni Profession
Mr. Neeraj Chopra
Track & field athlete - Olympic Gold Medalist in Javelin
Ms. Akansha Sood Sr. Analyst, HCL
Mr. Mandeep Kaur
Sr. Financial Consultant, IBM
Ms. Shehnaz Gil
Indian Actress, Singer and Model
Mr. Karandeep Singh
Sr. Software Engineer, Wipro

LPU Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 500
Year of Establishment 2006
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 30,000
Campus Area 600 Acres

LPU Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
37 MBA
66 Engineering
60 MBA
84 MBA
10 Architecture
12 Architecture
24 Law

Exams Accepted by LPU

JEE Main

Exam Date: Jul 21, 2022

Result Date: Jul 07, 2022


Exam Date: Jul 08, 2022


Exam Date: Jun 19, 2022


Exam Date: Apr 09, 2022

Result Date: May 20, 2022


Exam Date: Jul 07, 2022

Result Date: Jul 15, 2022


What is the rank of Lovely Professional University?

Lovely Professional University (LPU) is ranked 74th among the top 100 universities of the world by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings-2022.

Is Lovely Professional University recognised by UGC?

Yes, LPU is a UGC recognised institution. It is a statutory body of the Government of India.

What is LPU e-Connect?

The LPU e-Connect is an online platform provided by the university. It is an ideal tool for distance education with tons of features.

What is LPU NEST?

Lovely Professional University (LPU) hosts the LPU NEST exam for admission and scholarship to the university.

Is LPU a Government university?

No, Lovely Professional University is a private university in Punjab.

LPU Reviews

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Sugamwadhwa | Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2025

Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

I am a fresher, so I don't know about these yet. But my friends got many internships as well as jobs from college, and the salary depends upon your hardwork and interview. For better preparation, University also provides a pep class.

Fees and Scholarship

My actual fee was 90000 per semester but after getting the scholarship goes to 52000 per sem. There are many scholarship options like lpunest or your class 10 and 12 percentage or if your parents work in the army etc. Almost every student gets a scholarship. Loans depend on your requirement, and yes, they are easily available.

Aryansangwan | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2025

Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

  • 4
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Placements & Internships

College Infrastructure: Yes our college has all the necessary facilities like big size classrooms with ventilated air-conditioned as well as free wifi support, librarie, sports clubs and all the labs and many other things as well. All these facilities are well maintained. Academics placements: The quality of placement is awesome. Students should score more then 85% but sometimes skills matters not percentage. The highest salary package was of 49 lacks per annum in Microsoft in India from B.tech CSE. Value-for-money: Our course per semester charges about 1,20,000 but after taking scholarship our fees goes upto 90,000 per semester with 3000 examination fees per semester and yes there is no doubt that our college is value for money because LPU gives you so much of opportunities.

Fees and Scholarship

Fee Structure: Hostel Fees - Rs. 4,000/- (Including Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner), On-campus hostel rooms, attached bathroom, sitting lounge, cable TV and Wi-Fi connection. Fully secure campus thro

Singharshiya | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2016

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

  • 4.4
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Placements & Internships

Annually, more than 450 brands come to LPU to recruit students, where 90% of them are MNCs. Moreover, 80+ companies that recruit from IITs and NITs also recruit from LPU. Over the last three years, Cognizant alone has recruited 1900+ students from the LPU campus and has been titled with the Most Employable Students consecutively twice in a row by India's top talent company Aspiring Minds.

Fees and Scholarship

Compared to other reputed private universities, LPU's fee structure is really economical. In addition, this university provides various scholarships for pursuing various programmes and students from South get a lot of benefits.

Raiabhay | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Agriculture), batch of 2024

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

  • 2.7
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 2
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships

Placements in LPU no doubt are good as many companies visit our campus with the highest packages to hire interns and for job profiles

Fees and Scholarship

The fee depends on wether you have scholarship or not, and based on the course you have opted.

Sinhaaditya | Bachelor of Computer Application [BCA] + Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2023

Reviewed on Jun 08, 2022

  • 3.8
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

I did not pick up any internship from the university but was doing some internships on my own during the course of my study. There are a lot of companies that hire from our university, product-based or service-based companies. In the case of BCA, we were told that the highest salary that a student got was 18LPA as CTC. The alumni network is not good.

Fees and Scholarship

The standard course fee for one semester for me when I joined in the 2020 fall was 78,000, but after giving the scholarship exam, I got a 40% scholarship and my fees git down to 48,200 per sem. There are a lot of scholarships available for someone trying to get into LPU. Some of them include scholarships based on the 10th marksheet, on the 12th marksheet, If you have accomplished something in sports like at the state or national level or if you are a dependent on army personnel or CAPF personnel. Approximately everyone gets a scholarship in LPU, ranging from 10% to 50%, depending on the type of course. Loans are needed fo

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