LJ University (LJU) is run by Lok Jagruti Kendra (LJK), a Charitable Trust and a Registered Society established in the year 1980 by eminent academicians and visionaries like Prof. B.M. Peerzada, Padma Bhushan Lord Meghnad Desai (LSE), Prof. GautamAppa (LSE), Late Prof. M.S. Trivedi, renowned jurist Late Shri Girishbhai Patel and Shri Subodh Shah. LJ stands for ‘Lok’ (people) and ‘Jagruti’ (awareness). It was envisioned as “a key player in education and social development by promoting and nurturing creativity, scholarship, innovation and excellence through a chain of quality institutes.” LJK’s mission has been “to establish and manage institutions with an environment in which new ideas, delivery strategies and scholarship flourish and from where leaders and innovators of tomorrow shall emerge.”
LJK has created 27 top class institutions on a well-developed environment friendly campus with dedicated buildings and infrastructure facilities. LJ strives to develop students into complete citizens who not only have the necessary subject knowledge and skills, but also have the empathy towards various environmental, social, cultural and other issues affecting our society.
LJ offers various programmes like diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate. All the programmes are approved by AICTE. LJ has over 15000 students and over 700 faculties engaged not only in teaching-learning but also in research and extension activities. Some of the remarkable initiatives/activities of the LJ are:
q LJ Incubator is an initiative to bring national angel syndicates and angel investors to fund innovative Start-ups in Gujarat. LJ has started unique program of “Project to Product”, in which student projects get converted into productive solutions and then taken to the market.
q LJ feels proud to associate with industry to conduct corporate & skill development training. LJ has trained more than 5000 employees of Ford, Toyota, Suzuki and the Pharma Industry.
q LJ has set up LJ Knowledge Foundation to promote innovation and start-up interventions in the campus, which has pioneered a series of efforts to harness creative potential of students. LJ Knowledge Foundation is a nodal agency of Start-up Innovation Scheme of the Government of Gujarat.
q LJ Central Placement Cell is associated with more than 100 leading national and multinational companies to facilitate students for the best job.
q LJ School of Law has pioneered an initiative called “Law on wheels”. This is designed to serve twin purposes: social as well as academic. Under this the students go to interior villages to witness the social reality, legal problems of different class of people and to spread awareness of their rights by rendering legal advice and assistance to the socio-economic backward classes.
q Through “LJ Sahyog” more than 2000 students of engineering visited 250 villages and successfully developed websites and Facebook pages for these villages. This is a huge contribution towards Digital India initiative.
q LJ also runs several Centers of Excellence focused on communication/ presentation skills, personality development, etc. to empower the students with sharp minds and exceptional talent.
LJ incessantly strive to create congenial learning environment with state-of-the-art world-class infrastructure facilities to provide excellent education.
· Technologically equipped classrooms with multimedia projectors
· High-tech computer laboratories with latest software, networking and Internet facility
· Rich libraries flourishing with books, technical magazines and research journals
· Technologically well-equipped engineering laboratories with latest equipment and devices
· Huge engineering workshop at par with international standards
· Excellent pharmacy laboratories with all majors equipment and machines
· Animal house for pharmacy
· Faculty rooms with computers and Internet facility to each faculty member
· Seminar halls with audio-visual facility
· S0und proof auditoriums with audio-visual facility
· More than 1500 networked computers
· Wi Fi Internet facility with fiber optic
· Online examination facility (such as CAT, MAT, GATE, AIEE, BITS Pilani, GCET, etc.)
· Directors’ rooms
· Conference rooms
· Administrative offices
· Play grounds with flood lights
· Parking facility
The LJ offer excellent training methodology to ensure academic excellence through quality education in disciplined environment:
· Regular lectures
· Enriching seminar series
· Special experts/guest lectures
· Industrial visits
· Group discussion
· Customized training
· Case studies
· Paper presentations
The pleasant learning experience continues with ………
· Healthy students-faculty ratio
· Motivational student-teacher interaction
· Conversation based teaching system
· Regular academic meetings
· Career Counseling
Besides implementing the prescribed academic curriculum, all the institutes also conduct various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities:
· Cultural Activities
· Annual Events
The thrust areas of international collaboration are:
· Faculty Exchange
· Student Exchange
· Joint Research Projects
· Research Publications
Courses offered at LJ, impart operational skills for end users and entrepreneurial applications. That is why scores of LJ graduates have got an edge in selection procedure for employment. Many of graduates are working in top most organizations across country as well as abroad at pinnacle positions. LJ creates students’ confidence in their own vision and break down the technological and financial barriers of their professions.
LJ institutes not only designs innovative delivery mechanism but also regularly update it to make it more effective in light of the latest technological developments. The central feature of the LJ is emphasis on helping students to become real professionals, not just cogs in different industries.
LJ accelerated its momentum without any compromise on quality teaching standards and knowledge distribution process. It has developed a distinctive academic culture, uncommon in other private institutes of higher learning.
LJ has become the ultimate destination for complete education.
LJ, where Education is the passion, the passion, which leads to incessant pursuit of knowledge and acquisition of skills.