Jalandhar: Following corporate social responsibility, Lovely Professional University (LPU) is organizing totally free of cost one-month long ‘Summer Science Camp for Rural School Students’ at its campus. Under this program, 400+ students of 9th to 12th standard from 30 villages of the state have come to LPU. LPU is also providing free refreshment to the young students. This training, grooming, developing and knowledge enhancing free summer camp will run up to 30th June 2019. The camp aims to teach basic concepts of science to create awareness about recent global advances in science and technology related areas.
Faculty members & post graduate volunteer students from LPU School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences are guiding students through innovative instructive tools. The participating students will also get certificates after successful completion of the camp-course.
Students from government and private schools of villages & towns including Madhopur, Nangal Majha, Phillaur, Khajurla, Phagwara, Maheru, Hardaspur, Kishanpur, Athouli, Mehtan, Bhagwanpur and more are participating. Some of the students from Swami Sant Dass Public School (Phagwara) Taranpreet, Harmanpreet, Vaibhav, Biban and others share: “We are not only getting well-versed in our subjects but also being groomed by highly qualified professors and senior students of LPU. In the most systematic way, the faculty explain us all minute details about the topics covered. We all are thankful to LPU for making us best utilize our summer holidays.”
Head, LPU School of Chemical Engineering & Physical Sciences and School of Research Degree Programmes, Prof Dr Ramesh Thakur (who is looking after the whole affairs of the camp) informed that LPU teachers are touching the important topics from diverse science-fields. The physics instructors are informing students about how electronics, magnetism, sound, light are having effective roles in daily life; biology teachers about function of different body organs; Chemistry trainers showing importance of chemical reactions practically; and, so on. On their turn, rural students are grasping well about these and related topics of common interest. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal encouraged hard working faculty members and volunteer students to continue such CSR activities in future as well.