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Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar: Admission, Courses, Cut off, Placements

  • Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Type: Private

Saurav Anand


Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a Private University situated on the outskirts of Jalandhar, Punjab. It is the largest single-campus university in India, with more than 30,000 students, over 4000 faculties and staff, offering more than 200 programs. Recognized by UGC and is also a member of AIU. LPU is ranked among the Top 200 universities of the world as per the Times Higher Rankings Impact Education 2020. The university is ranked high on various parameters by acclaimed bodies and is a recipient of various awards including the Best Private University Award by ASSOCHAM again in 2017, presented by Sh. Prakash Javadekar Union Minister of HRD, Govt. of India.

With internationally benchmarked curricula, innovative pedagogy, experiential learning, and 200+ foreign tie-ups for equitable and affordable quality education, the University is poised to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in Research. Admission to LPU Jalandhar is done on the basis of LPUNEST conducted by the University. Apart from the LPUNEST, the University also accepts several other national-level entrance exams for admission. LPU admission to all the programs is done through online mode.

LPU has inaugurated the 5-day ‘Adapting to New Era of Blended Teaching & Learning’ for participants from 20+ countries in collaboration with the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India. In addition to this, one student of LPU got placed in Commvault with a CTC of up to INR 20-24 LPA.

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the University has developed a live app to support students utilise their time during the lockdown. LPU has also introduced various scholarships worth INR 20 crore for Covid-19 Frontline Warriors. Additionally, LPU also offers Distance Education across Engineering, Management, Commerce, Science streams. LPU Distance Education (LPUDE), Jalandhar is listed among the Top 10 Most Promising Distance Learning Institutes in India in the year 2019.

Admission to LPUDE is purely done on the basis of merit. LPU Distance Education has a dedicated placement cell that provides placement opportunities to students by conducting campus drives and informing students of campus drives and job opportunities at different locations. LPUDE has conducted over 190 campus drives with 100+ companies and has placed 1370+ students till now.

Lovely Professional University (LPU) has also started the application process for PhD programs.

LPU Ranking and Awards

  • LPU ranked amongst the top 25 institutions in India in Architecture, Law and Pharmacy in NIRF 2021 ranking.
  • NIRF 2021 ranked LPU School of Pharmacy 23rd amongst all Government and Private Pharmacy Institutions in India.
  • NIRF 2021 ranked LPU School of Architecture 12th amongst all Government and Private Architecture Institutions in India.
  • NIRF 2021 ranked LPU School of Law 24th amongst all Government and Private Law Institutions in India.
  • LPU NIRF Ranking climbs to ‘62’ amongst all universities in India.
  • LPU’s Mittal School of Management ranked 37 among all the Management schools in the country including the IIMs.
  • LPU is ranked 81st in the most crucial Overall Category of the NIRF 2021 ranking.
  • Ranked ahead of leading engineering institutes like IIT Mandi, IIIT Prayagraj, NIT Silchar, Bharathidasan University (Tiruchirappalli), Birla Institute of Technology (Ranchi)
  • Ranked 2nd in India as per Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021.
  • Ranked 99th amongst Top 100 Institutions in India under Overall Category by NIRF
  • Ranked amongst the top 50 management institutions in India in NIRF 2020 rankings by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. It is one of the youngest B-Schools on the list to be featured along with IIMs and FMS of India
  • Ranked 78th amongst all Government and Private Universities by NIRF
  • Ranked 49th amongst Top Management Institutions by NIRF
  • Ranked 87th amongst Top Engineering Institutions by NIRF
  • Ranked 27th amongst Top Pharmacy Institutions by NIRF
  • Ranked among the Top ‘Universities of the Future’ by India Today Aspire
  • LPU Faculty of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 30 and Faculty of Management in the top 50 and, Engineering in the top 90
  • Ranked 36th Best B-School of India
  • Ranked 3rd among Power Private Universities
  • Ranked 13th Best Private B-Schools in India
  • Ranked among Top 30 best B-Schools in India
  • Ranked 1st Best University to be enrolled for further studies
  • Ranked 21st India’s Top B-School Brands
  • Ranked 14th Best in Infrastructure and Living Experience
  • Ranked 37th Best University
  • Ranked 32nd Best in Pedagogy
  • Ranked 34th in Intellectual Capital
  • Ranked among Top 75 Management Schools in India
  • Ranked 14th Best Private University in North Zone
  • LPU website ranked among Top 10 Educational Website Designs of the world.


The University campus exhibits a rich diversity as the academic staff and students come from all 29 states of India and more than 70 countries of the world. Education at LPU is a holistic one, aimed toward developing the intellectual and private strengths of scholars.

The LPU expertise takes place each at intervals and out the classroom, nurturing creativity and innovation through challenging project work and participative learning, and providing an environment conducive to sparking ideas and how to translate those ideas into reality. LPU has a wonderful account of launching its students into eminent careers that have been tested by our Alumni operating in 500+ world and Indian Super Brands.

A divergent world in itself, Lovely Professional University is setting great benchmarks in the industry of education by providing a sharp edge to the budding talents. Since its inception, LPU is working rigorously to enhance the development of varied teaching styles and techniques through the means of extensive technological advancements happening within the campus. This, in turn, has drastically increased the average rate of packages offered by many giant MNCs and corporations. The industry leaders like Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and even Google have hired LPU’s students on packages worth 1 Crore and above.

LPU Rankings

Over the past few years, LPU has been ranked by the top-notch ranking bodies under several streams, including Management and Engineering. In 2021, LPU was ranked amongst the top colleges of the country by the NIRF 2021. Below mentioned are some of the most recent year-wise LPU rankings:

RankCategoryRanking Body
13Private MBAOutlook 2021
37 ManagementNIRF 2021
62UniversityNIRF 2021
66EngineeringNIRF 2021
81OverallNIRF 2021

LPU International Collaborations & Accreditations

Being one of the largest single-campus universities in India with over 30,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff members, LPU currently offers over 300 programmes to the students. Over the years, the University has built mutually beneficial international accreditations with a number of universities and institutes abroad, which are mentioned below:

LPU International Accreditations
International Association of Universities (IAU), FranceAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK
The Institute of International Education (IIE), New YorkAccreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), USA

Apart from these memberships, the University has also partnered with over 50 international institutes or universities for several activities, such as student exchange programme, workshops, etc. A few of the international tie-ups are mentioned in the table below:

LPU International Collaborations
Illinois Institute of TechnologyKU Medical Centre, The University of KansasUniversity of North Alabama
Kent State UniversityLivingstone CollegeUniversity of California
Northern Illinois UniversityThe University of LowaOtterbein University
Lowa State UniversityKirkwood Community CollegeWayne State University
Virginia International UniversityClarion UniversityCoventry University

LPU Highlights

Established | University Type2005 | Private
Affiliated to NCTE, COA, PCI, IAP, BCI, UGC
Accredited toACBSP, ACU
Entrance ExamNational: GATE/ NATA/ JEE Main/ GPAT/ JEE Main (Paper-II)
University: LPUNEST
Total Programs200+ programs in 55 disciplines
Popular CoursesMBA, PGDM, B. E, B. Tech
Application Mode | FeesOnline and Offline Mode | INR 1500 & INR 1000 (for Boys) & INR 1000 & INR 500 (for Girls)
Highest PackageINR 42 LPA
Top RecruitersMicrosoft, Amazon India, Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd., Cognizant Technology Solutions, Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd., Federal Bank, Hindustan Uni-liver Ltd., Synopsys India, Samsung Research Institute India
Facilities availableHostel, Library, Transportation
LPU Brochure10th Brochure | 12th Brochure | After Graduation Brochure
Official Website