CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY OR LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY: WHICH ONE IS BETTER IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT & ACADEMIC

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CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY OR LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY: WHICH ONE IS BETTER IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT & ACADEMIC

Introduction to Chandigarh University

The Chandigarh University, shortly known as CU, is a private university located in Chandigarh.

It offers various programs in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels in different streams. The University also offers lateral entry programs. It also provides various PG diploma, integrated, certificate, and research programs.

Chandigarh University was founded and established in the year 2012 by the Punjab State Legislature. It has been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Over the years of its existence, the university has received numerous memberships from reputed international organizations such as the International Association of Universities, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Chemical Society, and many others.

CU offers different programs in a total of 48 fields.

Candidates wishing to study in the Chandigarh University need to undertake JEE Mains for undergraduate programs, GATE/GRE/GMAT/CAT/XAT/NMAT/MAT for postgraduate programs, and JEST/JRE and others for doctorate programs.

Candidates can also appear in the entrance exam for various courses conducted by the University which is held once every year.

Degrees offered by Chandigarh University

  1. Undergraduate level
  • Bachelor of Arts/Humanities
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  1. Postgraduate level
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Arts/Humanities
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Computer Applications
  1. Doctorate level
  • Doctorate in Philosophy

Placements and job opportunities

The highest salary packages offered to the students during placement drives are mentioned below, broken down into 3 categories:

  1. Engineering – INR 32.5 LPA
  2. Management – INR 14 LPA
  3. Hospitality – INR 18 LPA

Some of the recruiters include the following:

IBM, MindTree, Amazon, CapGemini, Deloitte, Practo Technologies, L&T, Samsung Engineering, Eveready Industries, Shapoorji Pallonji, Deepak Nitrate, Microsoft, IFB, Naukri.com, Bajaj Electricals, Panasonic, Sapient, HP, Cognizant, Hitachi, Flipkart, Sap Labs, The Oberoi Group, Vistara, Jet Airways, Ashok Group of Hotels, Radisson, Hotel Lallit, Prime Focus, The Grand, Zomato, Gwynniebee India, VMWare, etc.

According to statistics, the graphs show an increase of 24% in terms of the multiple offers made to students and 60% in the numbers of total offers made. In 2019, 8 different companies made multiple offers to students.

Introduction to Lovely Professional University

The Lovely Professional University, also known as LPU, is a private educational institution located on the outskirts of Jalandhar in Punjab.

It is a private institute that imparts education in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels in various streams. The institution also offers Lateral entry courses and other programs such as PG diploma, integrated, certificate, and research.

It was established in the year 2006. It is affiliated to NCTE, COA, PCI, BCI, IAP, and UGC and accredited to ACBSP and ACU. The University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

LPU is the largest single-campus university in the country, with over 30,000 enrolled students; more than 4,000 faculties and other staff; and over 200 programs offered.

The institution is also ranked high under various parameters through surveys conducted by different acclaimed bodies and is a recipient of various awards including the “Best Private University Award” by ASSOCHAM in 2017.

The university is ranked second in the list formed by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018 for the stream of Management on “Outreach and Inclusivity” parameters and has been ranked 38th overall.

Candidates wishing to get admitted in any of the courses provided by the university have to possess the valid cut-off score for selection in GATE/NATA/CLAT etc, or the university conducted entrance examination, that is, LPUNEST (LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test).

Degrees offered by LPU

  1. Undergraduate level
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Planning
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  1. Postgraduate level
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Master of Law
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Planning
  • Master of Education
  1. Doctorate level
  • Doctorate of Philosophy – in various fields

Placements and job opportunities

The highest salary packages offered to students in placement drives are mentioned below, year-wise:

  1. 2016 – INR 20 LPA
  2. 2017 – INR 20.34 LPA
  3. 2018 – INR 28 LPA

The highest salary packages, broken down into 2 categories, are mentioned below:

  1. Engineering – INR 31.83 LPA
  2. Management – INR 15.20 LPA

Some of the recruiters are:

Yahoo, Microsoft, TCS, Informatica, Amazon, Cognizant, Accenture, Microsoft, Google, Infosys, IBM, CapGemini, SAP, Ashok Leyland, Tech Mahindra, Voltas, Bosch, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Infineon, Colgate-Palmolive, KPMG, Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Trident Group, Renault Nissan, Daikin, KPIT, Adobe, Morgan Stanley, Virtusa, etc.

Comparison of CU and LPU in terms of Placements and Academics

All the speculations and opinions provided in this article are those of the students in both the institutes and are relative. In short, no college can be described or set as the better one because each educational institute has its unique perks.

Chandigarh University has got an excellent placement track record and provides great placement training services, whereas the placement record of LPU creates less of an effect in comparison to CU’s.

Now, the faculty, lab assistants, and other staff of Lovely Professional University are considered far better than that of Chandigarh University.

Thus, the conclusion for the comparison between Chandigarh University and Lovely Professional University rests in the hands of the student making the comparison and also on the parameters that are being taken as the factor for comparison.

 

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