Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology was founded by Karam Chand Thapar in 1956. Karam Chand Thapar, one the great captains of Indian Industry established this institute to provide close interaction with industry, and a strong emphasis on basic and applied research. The mission of the institution as embodied in the Trust Deed dated April 9, 1956. It was granted full autonomy and the status of deemed-to-be-university by the University Grants Commission in 1985.
From 1956, Thapar Institute has grown in size. Now the campus spawns over 250 acres with lush green environment. Additionally, The Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) is one of India’s oldest and finest educational institutions, which provides a steady source of highly skilled talent to the nation as well as overseas. Founded in 1956 with a campus spread across sprawling 250 acres, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, located in Patiala, has been a pioneer in engineering education, research, and innovation. Our community involves ingenious minds solvers who are eager to make the world a better place to live in with their innovative techniques and discoveries.
Rated amongst the top-ranked innovation-driven private universities and technical institutes in the country, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology has been accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). We constantly evolve our teaching methods and provide quality education to our students, whom we see as unique individuals with different interests and aspirations. We keep the quality of our curriculum, faculty and infrastructure unparalleled, and believe in encouraging thousands of young minds to excel in India and abroad. Our alumni have stood out in varied fields such as business and industry, administrative and regulatory services, research and education, and social and human rights organizations.
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, which comprises of inter-disciplinary exploration and invention, has contributed to many technological advancements and scientific breakthroughs within India and beyond. The teaching pedagogy employed for the engineering programmes offered at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology reflects the long-held ethos, which advocates that engineering education should be broad-based and should enable students to develop their professional careers while finding solutions for the unseen challenges that lie ahead.
Our sole mission is to provide a scholarly and professional environment that enables our faculty, students and staff to make lasting contributions to the advancement of learning. We aim to be dynamic, innovative and flexible in devising academic programmes, structures and mechanisms. We believe in carrying out cutting-edge research and development for the benefit of society.
LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSM) was established on 2007 in the Patiala (Punjab, India),under the flagship of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. The institute was incepted in the fond memory of Late Shri. Lalit Mohan Thapar, founder of the Thapar Group of companies.
LMTSM was shifted in 2013 to its present state campus in Dera Bassi, Punjab, India. LMSTM was established to deliver the sole purpose of transform graduates into professionals with a unique platform of global exposure with experiential learning.
The campus is set on a sprawling area of 33 acres. The institute is organized into 9 academic units with 6 centers of excellence. LMTSM has a residential facility for over 500 students. The graduates run over 30 clubs reinforcing their academic, sports and cultural pursuits.
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.
The academic unit is divided into several departments and schools, including –
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology offers Bachelor of Technology programs in various fields as well as dual degree B.Tech-cum-MBA programs. The admission to these programs is done through Joint Entrance Examination – Mains as well as through Lateral Entry (LEET).
The bachelor programmes include –
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology also offers admissions to postgraduate programs awarding ME MTech, MCA, M.Sc., MA and Ph.D.
The campus is housed in a 250 acre land in the heart of Patiala. and has six old academic blocks, namely A, B, C, D, E, F, H and a recently constructed TAN block. The old building of Thapar Polytechnic College has been converted into an academic block named G.
The campus can accommodate more than 6000 students.
The campus has eight boys hostels (A, B, C, H, J, K, L, M) and five girls hostels (E, G, I, PG, N).
In 2018, the institute inauguration of 3 new buildings including a lecture hall complex, computer block and a new library. The new building inhabits state of the art modern technologies, making them one of the best places to study and research in India.
These structures were designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects of Ireland.
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology was ranked 801-1000 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018 and 251-300 in Asia. The QS World University Rankings of 2018 ranked it 210 in Asia. In India, the university ranked 10th among engineering colleges by India Today in 2017, 19 by Outlook India in 2017. The National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked in 20 among engineering institutions in 2018 33 among universities and 50 overall.
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.
Thapar University plans to set up two campuses over the next five years: one on a 14-acre (57,000 m2) campus near Chandigarh 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.