Aerial view of Thapar University campus
|Director||K K Raina|
|Location||Patiala, Punjab, India|
|Campus||250 acres (1.0 km2), Urban|
|Affiliations||UGC, AICTE, NAAC|
Thapar University has grown in size and activities during the last five decades of its existence. It was granted full autonomy and the status of a Deemed University in 1985 by the UGC.
The institute was established in 1956 and was granted the status of a Deemed University in 1985 by the University Grants Commission. The Thapar University is one of three organisations located in the 250 acre campus, known as Thapar Technology Campus (TTC), in the historic city of Patiala.
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) is a major institute in the 250-acre (1.0 km2) Thapar Technology Campus (TTC) in Patiala. Other than Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Thapar Technology campus also has Thapar Polytechnic, Thapar Centre for Industrial Research and Development. It has been renovated with every modern facilities.It provides on-campus residence for all its students with better hostels than other government colleges.Chandigarh Campus is opening shortly.
Departments and schools
The university comprises eight departments and five schools:
- Biotechnology & Environment Sciences
- Chemical Engineering (CHED)
- Civil Engineering (CED)
- Computer Science & Engineering (CSED)
- Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering (EIED)
- Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECED)
- Mechanical Engineering Department (MED)
- Industrial engineering(IE)
- electronics engineering(EE)
- L. M. Thapar School of Management (LMTSOM)
- School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
- School of Behavioral Sciences & Business Studies
- School of Mathematics & Computer Applications (SMCA)
- School of Physics & Materials Science (SPMS)
The institute offers undergraduate programmes leading to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree and postgraduate programmes leading to Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Software Engineering, Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees. Students have to take the AIEEE exam to get admission into Thapar University for the undergraduate program and students take the MET exam for admission into graduate/postgraduate programmes.
Adventure Club in Thapar university is one of the leading club in college conducting various adventure activities around the year and have generous number of skiers and mountaineers . LITSOC (Literary Society) is another popular society which conducts the annual inter-hostel literary festival ACUMEN. Other societies include ACID, CCS, MSC, IEEE (TIET chapter), SAE (TIET chapter), and departmental societies.
The institute organises a literary-cultural festival named Saturnalia every March. This is complemented by a technical festival ARANYA, normally held in October–November. These events involve participation from institutes from all over India and have been graced by the presence of popular artists. The students publish the magazines: Avant Garde, which represents the views of the students along with addressing issues of the youth and nation, and Eclectiza, which emphasizes on the latest advancements and applications in the field of science.
Thapar University plans to set up two campuses over the next five years: one on a 14-acre (57,000 m2) campus near Chandigarh by 2010 and another in Chhattisgarh. It plans to offer courses in management and engineering at its proposed Chandigarh campus and will invest around Rs 30-35 crore. The existing 250-acre (1.0 km2) campus in Patiala has a student strength of 4,600 and can accommodate around 6,000 students.
Alumni of Thapar University
The Alumni Association office was started in 1996 and since then has been actively involved in the various activities related to the Alumni of the University. Along the years many alumni has shown their mark in their respective fields, the prominent amongst them being:
• Bharti Bhushan Jindal-Managing Director, Jindal Electricals, Ludhiana
• Davinder Singh Brar-CEO & Managing Director, Ranbaxy Laboratories LTD
• M K Trisal - President & CEO, Regal Beloit Corporation, India
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