Lovely Professional University, Phagwara – 2021

Lovely Professional University (LPU) was established in 2005 by the Lovely International Trust. It is a private university situated in Phagwara Punjab in an area of 600 acres with a serene atmosphere.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where LPU gave its reports.

Courses Offered at LPU Phagwara

LPU offers a massive 22 courses in undergraduate programs and 19 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering and science & technology.

Students Intake at LPU Phagwara

Students Intake
LPU admitted 3900 students in 2021, 3720 students in 2020 and 5400 students in 2019 at UG programs, 120 students each in 2021 and 2020, respectively at PG programs, and 20 students each in 2021 and 2020, respectively, and 60 students in 2019 at PG-Integrated programs.
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LPU has 1156 distinguished professors at its faculty. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:15, that is, one professor is available for every 15 students.

LPU Phagwara Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
LPU spent Rs. 36.3 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 18.85% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, 16.36% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, just 2.87% spent on engineering workshops, and a massive 61.92% of its fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. The capital expenditure in 2021 was Rs. 51.5 crores and Rs. 50 crores in 2019. Spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
LPU spent over Rs. 274 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a massive 41.75% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staffs, 58.19% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.06% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 234 crores in 2020 and Rs. 92 crores in 2019. The spending as operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

LPU Phagwara Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As LPU has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, therefore, it received Rs. 1.6 crores through the 51 sponsored research projects from 50 companies in 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 4.8 crores and Rs. 57 lakhs through 82 and 9 sponsored research projects from 79 and 9 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
LPU earned Rs. 2.25 crores through 126 consultancy projects from 106 companies in 2021, and it earned Rs. 2.5 and Rs. 4.7 crores through 161 and 326 consultancy projects from 115 and 235 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

LPU Phagwara Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At LPU in 2021, 4293 students have gotten admission to UG degree courses and 91.68% of them graduated, of whom 56.18% got placements at top companies and 129 were selected for higher studies, 91.28% of students graduated in 2020, of whom 54.32% got placements and 115 were selected for higher studies; and 81.51% of students graduated in 2019, of whom 50.74% got placements and 165 were selected for higher studies.
PG-Integrated Graduations & Placements
At PG 3-year programs, 82.35% of the students have graduated in 2021, of whom 82.14% got placements at top companies, however, none went for higher studies; 97.87 of students graduated in 2020, of whom 28.26% got placements and 2 were selected for higher studies; and 83.91% of students graduated, of whom 36.99% got placements and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, all the students have graduated in 2021, of whom 26.41% got placements at top companies and 1 was selected for higher studies; all students graduated in 2020, of whom 20% got placements and 14 were selected for higher studies; and 99.48% of students graduated, of whom 33.33% got placements and 16 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
At LPU, 1316 students have been pursuing Ph.D. research studies till 2021, of whom 35 students graduated in 2021, and 36 and 1 students graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.41 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 3.2 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4.8 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.38 in 2020, and Rs. 3 LPA in 2019.

Median Salary of Integrated PG Graduates: Rs. 4.65 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.2 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 3 LPA in 2019
Many high-paying companies such as DXC Technologies, Wipro, Bosch, Capgemini, Amazon, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, TCS, Ashok Leyland, TVS, Mercedes-Benz, Daikin, Renault Nissan, etc., are looking for graduates from this institution.

Students Diversity at LPU Phagwara

As LPU has a huge campus area and a good faculty strength, a massive 17649 students are currently pursuing their courses, of whom 88.28% are boys and 11.72% are girls, 973 students are from within the state, and 16128 students from outside of the state, and remaining 548 students from foreign countries.

Facilities on LPU Campus

LPU has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, labs, libraries, auditorium, cafeteria, security, sports complex, transportation, laundry facility, shopping facility, banking and postal services, education loan assistance, lift/ramp, etc.

Annual Festivals at LPU Phagwara

Spectra is the annual cultural festival celebrated at this institution where events such as music, dance, literary, fine arts, and theater are celebrated and over 5000 students from 29 colleges participate in this festival. Besides this, fashion shows and miss university competitions are organized. Moreover, Dance Society, Music Society, Literary Society, Fine arts, and Theatre are conducting various events in their respective streams. Besides Spectra, the YouthVibe Techno-cultural festival is also celebrated where technical events and cultural events such as dance, music, theatrical, and fashion shows are organized.

Technovation is the annual technical festival celebrated for 3 days in April where students showcase their talents in science & technology and engineering.


LPU in Phagwara Punjab where railway station and airport are available for students. Phagwara Junction Railway Station is at a distance of 8.4 km and Adampur Airport is at a distance of 37.1 km are available. Besides these, Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport which is at a distance of around 110 km also available for the institution to commute to, so students from any part of India and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at LPU Phagwara

Admission to UG courses: Candidates who have passed the +2 exam can take the Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) conducted in various designated test centers online mode for both entrance and scholarship. JEE Main score/rank is also being considered for admission to UG courses at this institution.

Admission to PG courses: Candidates who have passed UG courses at respective streams can take and should clear LPUNEST for admission to PG courses at this institution, however, GATE score/rank is also considered for admission to PG courses.

Fee Structure at LPU Phagwara

Students need to pay Rs. 9.6 lakhs as a fee for the UG course at LPU, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within two-and-half-year.

LPU Phagwara Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: LPU has a good faculty and better infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 62.69%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: LPU has many distinguished professors and research scholars, so it scored 25.97%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As LPU has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 45.82%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: LPU has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 64.46%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: LPU has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it is a private institution, therefore, it has not gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs yet, so it scored 14.83%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

LPU Phagwara got 43.69% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 66.

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