Thapar University

Thapar University boasts of highly competent faculty and research oriented course structure to the students. The university aims to groom the students and develop their entrepreneurial, innovative, analytical, and scientific skills. The students get a hands-on training amidst a competent atmosphere, thus developing into responsible and efficient professionals. The university achieved 37th position among top engineering colleges in India in 2011 according to a survey conducted by the Outlook India. In the same year it attained 29th rank among top engineering colleges as per a survey conducted by the Dataquest. According to CSR-GHRDC Engineering Colleges Survey in 2011, the university achieved 18th position.

Name of the Institution Thapar University
Type of Institution Engineering, management and technology
Location/Contact Details P.O Box 32, Patiala,

Pin -147004

Phone: +91-175-2393021

Fax: +91-175-2364498, 2393020


  • Status of deemed university was granted by the UGC
  • The BE programs are accredited by NBA (the National Board of Accreditation), under AICTE Act.
Courses Offered Undergraduate Program:

  • B.E. / B.Tech

Postgraduate Program:

  • M.E. / M.Tech
  • MCA
  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil (Economics and Psychology)

Distance Education Program:

  • MCA (Master of Computer Application), duration minimum 3 years to maximum 6 years
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biotechnology & Environment Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Distance Education
Admission Procedure/Eligibility Criteria Undergraduate Courses:

For admission to undergraduate programs, candidates need to complete +2 examination with a minimum of 60% in aggregate of three science subjects, of which physics and mathematics are compulsory; and another can be any from biology, chemistry, computer science, and biotechnology. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the minimum percentage required is 55%. Eligible candidates also need to qualify AIEEE with a minimum of 20% in aggregate. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum aggregate is 15%.

[50% seats are reserved for candidates from Punjab, 2% seats are for candidates showing outstanding performance in sports, 1% is reserved for candidates whose parents are employees of the university]

Postgraduate Courses:

Applicants need to complete a 3-year bachelors course with mathematics at the XIIth board examination. Eligible candidates need to qualify in an entrance examination, conducted by the institute.

Applicants for M.Sc in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and Computing need to have the subject as one in the graduation level.

M.Sc Biotechnology applicants need to have any one in graduation level – Fishery Sciences, Biological Science, Agricultural Science, Physical Science, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and Engineering Technology. Candidates with a 4-year BS, MBBS or BDS degree are also eligible.

Candidates for MSc in Microbiology need to complete bachelors degree in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Medical, Biochemistry or Microbiology. Candidates completing BDS, MBBS, BHMS or BAMS are also eligible to apply.

Admission to M.E. / M.Tech programs will be on the basis of GATE score in the concerned discipline.

MBA aspirants need to have a 60% aggregate marks or CGPA of 6 on 10-point scale in the concerned subject.

M.Phil (Economics) aspirants need to have a masters degree with 55% aggregate marks in any of the following: commerce, economics, engineering, business administration, statistics and mathematics.

Applicants for M.Phil (Psychology) need to complete masters degree with 55% in aggregate with psychology or human development as one of the subjects.

Candidates for PhD programs need to have a postgraduate degree with 55% marks in aggregate or CGPA of 6 on a 10-point scale.

Distance Education Program(MCA):

Candidates for MCA under distance education mode need to have a 3-year bachelors degree with mathematics as a compulsory subject either in XIIth level or in graduation.

Fee Structure Distance Education Program (MCA):

At the time of admission – INR 34,000

Semester-wise fee – INR 27,500

Scholarship / Awards The university offers scholarships, fee-studentship and awards to meritorious and needy students. Some of the scholarships offered are -

  • Merit-Cum-Means Scholarships
  • A.C.Khanna-Balraj Chexal Scholarship
  • Vimlasons Charitable Foundation Scholarships
  • Shakuntla-Juneja Memorial Scholarship
  • Late Dr. H.S. Kasana Scholarship
  • Prof R.K.Virmani Scholarship
  • Datar Kaur/Pritam Kaur Annual Scholarship
  • Smt. Sudarshan Syanghal Sehgal
  • Prem Sagar Gupta Merit Scholarship
  • Dipesh Chawla Memorial Scholalrship
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of top class education for ST students
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of top class education for SC students
  • Special grant to SC/ST students
  • Punjab Govt. Post Matric Scholarship (SC/ST)
  • Punjab Govt. Post Matric
  • Scholarship (OBC)
  • Post Matric Scholarship for students belonging to the minority communities
  • National Scholarship
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Scholarship Scheme
  • National Talent Search Scheme Scholarship
  • Indian Oil Scholarship
  • Himachal Pradesh Govt. Stipend
  • Guru Harkrishan Educational Society Scholarship
Placements The university has an active placement cell.
Established in the Year 1956