LPU Celebrates its 11th Annual Convocation as over 60,000 Students Graduate

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During the 11th annual Convocation of Lovely Professional University (LPU), Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia, served as the chief guest. Abbott applauded the achievements of 102 gold medallists and 555 PhD scholars, while also commending the performance of 567 meritorious students excelling in both academics and co-curricular activities. Notably, the convocation also marked the graduation of LPU’s first cohort of ‘Online Mode Students’, with over 60,000 students across diverse disciplines receiving their degrees, as per an official release.

During his speech, Tony Abbott praised India as a remarkable nation and encouraged the graduating students to take pride in their country’s potential to promote peace, prosperity, freedom, and development globally. He urged them to utilize the confidence and belief instilled through their degrees and accolades to make positive contributions to society, as mentioned in the release.

Ashok Kumar Mittal, the founder chancellor of LPU, emphasized LPU’s collaborations with 16 Australian universities and highlighted the university’s recent accomplishments, including receiving NAAC A++ Grade with a score of 3.68, securing top positions in the Times Higher Education World Ranking 2024 and NIRF Rankings 2023, offering lucrative placement packages for LPU students and alumni up to Rs three crore, and notable sports achievements such as Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic and Asian Games medals, as stated in the release.

LPU is a prestigious institution boasting world-class infrastructure, globally recognized curricula, a diverse student body, and innovative teaching methods that prioritize participative and experiential learning, with a strong emphasis on research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It stands as the 5th oldest private university in India and provides 150 programs catering to over 1800 international students.

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