LPU, the largest University of India has opened a total number of 155 study centres for distance learning programmes in India which includes Punjab, New Delhi and NCR, Andhra Pradesh, Chandiragh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jammu& Kashmir.
These centres are aimed in providing both academic as well as administrative support to students. LPU had also opened two study centres in Jalandhar. Commenting on this development, Chancellor, Mr.Ashok Mittal, LPU said "Distance Education courses are an efficient way for the students to enhance learning and expand access to higher education".
"By opening the LPU study centers for Distance Education Learning, we are ensuring that an innovative pedagogy is developed to help students get education which is flexible, economical, convenient and effective by all means", he added.
Under the LPU De, students are provided with study material, contact classes and various Online resources to facilitate, rather make easy, students learning. With the help of LPU's online software-Learning Management Solutions (LMS), students will be able to see their assignments, study material, fees deposited, and curriculum and also give their mock test online.
LPU DE programmes are recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC), an apex body for the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system in India and Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC for running Distance Education Programmes. The recognized Distance Education programmes are considered equivalent to their corresponding regular programmes and are valid for Employment and Higher Studies.