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LNCT - THE TREND SETTER IN NORTH INDIA Going from Strength to Strength
Lakshmi Narain College of Technology (LNCT) is widely recognized as synonymous with excellence in technical education, having shaped the lives of thousands of students. In fact, LNCT is the trendsetter by virtue of being the first ever private college of technology in the Hindi belt. Set up in 1994, the institution continues to set trends in the various branches of technical education including engineering and medical. Having started off with merely 180 seats it has now 1140 seats. The total number of seats in all the colleges of the group exceeds 6000.
The young and energetic Secretary of the LNCT Group of Colleges, Dr. Anupam Chouksey is efficiently and passionately furthering the legacy of his father Shri J.N. Chouksey, the Chairman of the LNCT Group of Colleges and Chancellor of LNCT University, belying the age old adage that great men’s sons seldom do well. Bubbling with energy and fired with a passion to lead the group to new heights he plans to make LNCT a deemed university.” At present”, he said,” the LNCT College is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Praudyogiki Vishwvidhyalaya (RGPV) and Barkatullah University, Bhopal. We want to keep up with global trends, but not being a deemed university holds us back. On becoming a deemed university we will have greater freedom”, he added. He also plans to expand the group at international level. “We have already inked a MoU with Tirkistan Government to set up a medical university there”, he revealed with a sense of pride.
When asked about the problems the group faced in reaching this enviable level, he said, “Of course, my father had his share of teething problems, but with his passion, hard work and vision he cleared all the hurdles and made the group pioneer in the field of technical education. When asked what sets his group apart from others, he quipped, “We never hesitated in taking bold steps. We were the first to introduce dress code for the students. Our opponents criticized it saying that we were pushing the students back to their school days. But we stood our ground and now all the colleges have introduced dress code. Similarly, we made it compulsory for the students to use college bus. Now all the technical colleges are doing so”, he said.
Dr. Anupam feels proud that the academics and staff associated with the institution since its inception never even thought of switch to other institutions despite lucrative offers. “This shows the intimate relationship between the management and the staff”, he said.
His wife Shweta Chouksey, an engineering postgraduate, works shoulder to shoulder with him as a Director of the group. Happily married they couple have twins -Anand and Jayant who are in primary school. Dr. Anupam said now his father was not much involved in the day to day affairs of the college and the group. In fact, he has political ambitions and actively pursues politics.
Dr. Anupam is a voracious reader with special taste for fictions. He also loves travelling to different countries, particularly south-eastern countries.
Under his dynamic and visionary leadership the LNCT Group of Colleges is going from strength to strength. Presently the group runs 11 engineering colleges and a medical university. He said, “Quality of education and services in the medical university and the hospital affiliated to it are taken special care of. We have full faith in the facilities and services there and in case of any medical issues in the family we prefer treatment in our own hospital. We have full trust in our doctors and staff.”
It may be mentioned here that LNCT is the only private institution in Madhya Pradesh with NIRF, MHRD ranking. It has a very excellent placement record in Central India. The colleges of the group possess world-class infrastructure and satellite enabled classrooms conforming to global standards. The campus has a congenial ambience for learning. Interactive exchanges are held for widening the horizon of students. The colleges offer various courses including B.Tech, M.Tech and MBA and lateral entry courses such as Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The colleges are possessed of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment’s in their labs, workshops and classrooms. Well-qualified and experienced faculty and properly -trained staff are most valuable assets of the colleges of the group. They not only impart quality education but also help all round personality development of the students. They are provided appropriate training from time to time to keep abreast of the latest in their respective fields. This has resulted in excellent performance of the students in the examinations year after year. The campuses of the LNCT are free from the evil of ragging. Conferences and workshops are organized on regular basis to update the students with the latest research and development in the various fields of science, engineering and technology. The colleges have a good interface with the industry for proper placement of students. These colleges enjoy the distinction of the highest number of campus selections for over one and half decades. Over 60 private companies and departments of the central government such as Army, Air Force and Navy are regular recruiters from these colleges. The colleges of the group attach due importance to extra-curricular activities and sports, community services and national service activities. To keep the students and the faculty updated regular newsletter and college magazines are also published. The colleges of the group include LNCT Excellence for Engineering and Management, LNCT and Science, LNCT Pharmacy, JNCT Bhopal, LKCT Indore, LNCT Jabalpur, Rishiraj College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal and Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal.
LNCT University, Bhopal – Excellence is the Norm
Established in 2007 the LNCT University, Bhopal is playing a pioneering role in transforming the educational scenario in Madhya Pradesh. It has 22 institutions affiliated to it. They offer a variety of Diploma, Bachelor, Master’s and Doctorate level courses in medical sciences, nursing and other allied courses like Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Hospital Management. The objective is to bring out the best in the students by unplugging their potentials. The courses are approved and recognized by the Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India, Central Council of Homeopathy and Indian Nursing Council. The University boasts of the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities on its campus. Sprawled over 90 acres the Wi-Fi enabled campus caters to thousands of students from all over the country.
The University has a strong team of highly efficient academics having long and rich experience supported by well-trained staff. The LNCT has 20:1 student-teacher ratio. It is the first institution to have a robotics lab in the state and also has B Level Accreditation by the TCS. The University regularly reviews and upgrades its educational facilities to keep pace with the latest in the global industry and to cater to their demands of trained workforce. The facilities here include hi-tech labs, health science, libraries, IT facilities, digital classrooms, well-equipped playgrounds and other centers of excellence.
With a view to giving its students a wide exposure the LNCT University encourages academic collaboration and fosters linkages with other universities of the country. This helps students get various national and international interactive platforms to hone their expertise. The University also has industry interface for the benefit of the students. This helps them gain hands-on experience by working on live projects. The University attaches special importance to innovations in its labs, rich reference libraries, practical learning and encourages new concepts and ideas. Its campus is student-friendly.
The University owes its renown to the conducive environment for higher academic excellence. It has an excellent record of campus placement. Its students have been selected to prestigious corporate and business houses.
Shri J.N. Chouksey, Chancellor of the LNCT University said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” This shows the spirit and dedication of the institution to the cause of education and students’ future. It teaches the purpose of life and shapes the character of students that will stand them in good stead in life. In keeping with its motto WORKING TOWARDS BEING THE BEST the University and the institutions affiliated to it are sparing nothing to give the best of best to the students and society, thereby significantly contributing to the cause of nation building.