Thapar University

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Thapar University
Thapar Campus Aerial View.jpg
Aerial view of Thapar University campus
Established 1956
Type public
Chairman Sh. R.R. Vederah
Director Prof. Prakash Gopalan
Academic staff
Undergraduates 5000+
Postgraduates 600+
Location Patiala, Punjab, India
Campus 250 acres (1.0 km2), Urban
Affiliations UGC, NAAC
University rankings
Engineering – India
India Today[1] 18
Dataquest[2] 18
Private colleges:
Mint[4] 4
* Limited participation

Thapar University, formerly Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, was founded in 1956 by Karam Chand Thapar and is situated in Patiala. Thapar University has grown its land in size and activities during the last five decades of its existence. It was granted full autonomy and the status of a University in 1985 by the UGC. It was ranked #5 by the limited participation CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey 2011.[3]

The Thapar University is today recognized among the leading privately managed engineering institutions of the country. NAAC, an Autonomous Institution of UGC, has reaccredited Thapar University and award A Grade. On 24th November, 2014, Thapar University signed an agreement with Trinity College, Dublin as part of its efforts to impart global standard education at its campus in Patiala.


The College has six old academic block A,B,C,D,E,F and a recently constructed TAN block.The blocks are well constructed and in good condition.The campus has a lot of greenery.

University has six boys hostels. Each hostel has Gym, Reading Room, Common Room. There is a Cooperative Mess system in each hostel, and a Student Executive Committee headed by the Warden to manage day to day hostel activities.

Hostel -A(Capacity: 252)

Hostel -B(Capacity: 282)

Hostel -C(Capacity: 320)

Hostel -H(Capacity: 480)

Hostel-J(Capacity: 858)

Hostel-E(Capacity : 237)

Hostel-PG(Capacity: 288)

Hostel -I(Capacity: 407)

Also the university has a in-house market COS(Cultural Open-air Shopping) which has variety of shop including Bean and Bun(Restaurant), Laundry and jUjU's cafe and Kabir's General store.It also has an open air theater at its back and a newly opened wrapchik.


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 Jee-main exam to get admission into Thapar University for the undergraduate program and students take the MET exam for admission into graduate/postgraduate programmes.

College Societies and Chapters[edit]

The college has a variety of Technical as well as non technical societies.A few of them are:

  • Thapar Codechef Chapter
  • Computer Society of India
  • Fine Arts and Photography Society
  • LEAD Society
  • Thapar IIChE {Indian Institute Of Chemical Engineers }
  • Thapar AIChE {American Institute Of Chemical Engineers}
  • Literary Society
  • Thapar MUN
  • SSA { Scientist's Spiritual Alliance }
  • Creative Computing Society
  • Microsoft Student Chapter
  • Linux User Group
  • Owasp

(B.E) Programmes[edit]

The institute offers undergraduate programmes leading to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree.

*Biotechnology BT
*Chemical Engineering CHE
*Civil Engineering CIE
*Computer Engineering C.E
*Computer Engineering (Hons in Machine Learning and Data Analytics) CS(MLDA)
*Computer Engineering (Hons in Computer Animation and Gaming) CS(CAG)
*Software Engineering And Management CS(SEM)
*Electronics & Communication Engineering ECE
*Electronics (Instrumentation & Control) Engineering EIC
*Electrical Engineering ELE

*Mechatronics Engineering MEC
*Mechanical Engineering MEE
*Mechanical Production Engineering MPE
* Electronics and Computers ECE

Sports Activities[edit]

The University has several playgrounds and well-maintained athletic track to encourage the students to take part in different games such as Cricket, Hockey,Table Tennis, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Badminton,Chess and Athletics.

The University has also a Gymnasium-cum-Badminton Hall and a Swimming Pool Complex equipped with all modern facilities.

It is mandatory for all the students of the University to get themselves registered in any one of the following activities in each semester

  • Athletics
  • Any one of the Games
  • Physical Exercises
  • Yoga/Meditation

Future expansions[edit]

Thapar University plans to set up two campuses over the next five years: one on a 14-acre (57,000 m2) campus near Chandigarh[5] 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



  1. ^ "Best Engineering colleges 2014". India Today. 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "India's Top Engineering Colleges 2012 (DQ-CMR T-Schools Survey 2012)". Dataquest. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "GHRDC-CSR Engineering Colleges Survey 2013" (PDF). Competition Success Review (Competition Success Review and the Global Human Resources Development Centre): 1–6. July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Top 50 Private Engineering Colleges of 2009" (PDF). Mint. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Avantha group to invest Rs 100 crore in education sector". Indian Express. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2013-12-26.