Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) has been accredited with grade’ A+’ by NAAC and has been ranked 2nd among 13 Indian Private Institutions by THE Asia. It has 6 schools, 8 departments and 8 centers offering various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. The TIET centers are there for the academic requirements of the University. Admission to the courses is done on the basis of merit scored in previous qualifying examinations. The University also accepts scores of management national level exams like GMAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT, etc.

TIET has two campuses – Patiala and Dera Bassi, housing more than 11,000 students over a 300 acres campus area. These are equipped with modern amenities to ensure that students have access to the best resources for learning, research, sports and personality development. TIET students are picked up some of the best industry names. The placement has been consistently above 90% for the last six years. The highest package for 2020 was recorded at INR 43 Lacs. TI also offers scholarships worth INR 14 crores.

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Thapar University Highlights

Type of University Deemed-to-be University
Official Website
Campus Area 300 acres
Accreditations and Affiliations NAAC with ‘A+’ Grade, ABET, AICTE, NBA
Type of Programs UG, PG, and Doctoral
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance Based
Total number of Students | Faculty | Alumni 8500+ | 307 | 24000
International Linkages Trinity College, Dublin
The University of Waterloo

Thapar University Ranking

  • Ranked 29rd in NIRF 2019 (Engineering Category) 2020.
  • Ranked 18th among 56 Institutions within Indian by THE Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 156th among 489 Institutions in Asia by THE Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 601-800 bracket in The World University Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 801-1000 by the QS World University Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 261-270 by QS Asia University Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 551-600 in Computer Science & 451-500 in Electrical & Electronic by QS World University Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 501-600 in Engineering & 301-400 in Computer Science by The World University Rankings 2020.
  • 30th position in QS India University Ranking 2019.
  • 132nd position in QS BRICS University Ranking 2019.
  • Ranked 2nd among Private Engineering colleges by NIRF 2019.
  • Ranked 27th in NIRF 2019 (University Category).
  • Ranked joint 22nd within India by the Times Higher Education Rankings 2019.
  • 801-1000 among 1102 institutions by the Times Higher Education Rankings 2019.

Thapar University Courses

TIET offers academic programs at the undergraduate level leading to BE/BTech degree, at the postgraduate level leading to MCA, MBA, ME, MTech, M.A. Psychology and Integrated BE-MBA degrees and at the doctoral level, Ph.D. degrees. The institute also offers some courses with the collaboration of international institutions to offer world-class education programs.

Course Name Eligibility Selection Criteria
B.Tech Intermediate graduate with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) JEE Main or Merit-based
M.Sc. Bachelor’s degree in the science stream with 60% (55% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate with the relevant subject Merit-based on marks of Class 12thand graduation
MCA Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) in aggregate with Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class 12 Merit of the entrance test conducted at University level
M.E Graduation with at least 60% (55% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate  GATE Followed by an interview
M.A Psychology Bachelor in Psychology/B.Tech. with 55% marks in aggregate and with Psychology as one of the subjects (50% for SC/ST) Merit-based on marks of Class 12thand graduation
MBA Graduation/post-graduation in any discipline with 50% marks CAT/MAT/XAT/NMAT/ CMAT/GMAT + GD + Interview
Ph.D. Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks OR qualified NET (UGC/CSIR)  Entrance exam conducted at the university level

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Note: The university also provides a TCD course. It’s a 4-years undergraduate credit transfer International Engineering program which focuses on delivering a research-inspired, outcome-based educational experience. In this course, students spend the first two years at the campus in Patiala, and 3rd and 4th year at the Trinity College Dublin.

Thapar University Admissions

Eligible candidates can apply for admission to the University through the official website of the university. Fill the complete details and then take the print out of the form as it will be required at the time of document checking during counseling. In case, the application fee is paid through DD then the application form along with DD should reach the “In-charge Admission Cell” Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala – 147004 on or before the last date. In the case of offline payment, challan facility is also available.

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Tabulated below are the reservation criteria of the University:

Categories % of reservations Total seats
SC/ST from Punjab 25% 197
SC from other states 17.5% 138
ST from other states 7.5% 59
Backward class from Punjab 5% 39
Physically handicapped  6% 48
Sportsperson from Punjab 2% 16
Foreign Nationals/ NRI 15% 236

Thapar University Scholarships

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology offers scholarships under many categories. Each course has each merit scholarships for the students who are partaking admission in the institute. TIET offers a total of 75 scholarships to deserving and meritorious students. Other organizations like Indian Oil, Vimlasons Charitable Foundation, A.C.Khanna-Balraj Chexal, Government of various states also offer scholarships to the students of the University. The college also offers scholarships worth rupees 14 crores to its students.

GATE Scholarship for M.E/ M.Tech students up to INR 17,400 per month.

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Thapar University Placements

TIET has a placement cell to conduct placement drives for graduating students for all branches. Recruiting companies from the Public sector to Private organizations come to TIET for placements.

Highest Package 2020: INR 43 LPA | Average Package 2020: INR 8.5 LPA

Note: TIET students are picked up some of the best industry names. Placements have been consistently above 90% for the last six years.  

Placement Highlights 

Year of Placements Companies Visiting Total Students Placed Total Offers
2016-2017 268 1029 1213
2017-2018 322 1137 1345
2018-2019 282 972 994

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Thapar University Facilities

Given below are some of the facilities offered by the university to cater to the needs of the students:

  • Library: The central library of the university has a collection of more than 89,746 books. It also has various e-books, journals, magazines, newspapers for the students’ references. It is housed in an air-conditioned area of 25,000 square feet. It remains open 24x7 throughout the year, even on gazette holidays. The services at the library are fully automated with a modern web-based library management system. 
  • Hostels: The University provides accommodation facilities to the students with advanced amenities. There is a high-speed internet connection in each block for students. There are 8 hostels for boys and 5 hostels for girls studying in the University. 
  • Medical Facilities: The Institute has well-equipped health care facilities for the students. It also provides round the clock service of the health center and ambulance for all the students and staff. 

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About Thapar University

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology is known to be one of the oldest and finest educational institutes of India. It was established in 1956 and has a campus area of 250 acres located in Patiala. TIET is located in Patiala and known to be a pioneer in Engineering education, research, and innovation. The 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 University Faculty

Listed below is a brief about the faculty members at the university:

Dr. Dilbagh Singh Broca

  • Qualifications: B.Com, MBA, M.A.Sc, and Ph.D.
  • Recognitions: University teaching experience, conducted 65 workshops, and served as a group leader

Prof. B. Sreekumar Pillai

  • Qualifications: BA (Chemistry), MBA, and Ph.D.
  • Achievements: Invited as a member of the Judging Panel for “Digital Marketing” in The Netherlands; Member of the Jury for selection of the Best Retailer of the Year

Dr. Amjad Ali

  • Qualifications: B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D.
  • Awards: Research Assistantship from IIT Bombay; SRF from IIT Bombay; Qualified GATE with 93.6%

Dr. Bonamali Pal

  • Qualifications: M.Sc and Ph.D.
  • Awards: Young Scientist Award; Monbusho Fellowship; Performance Incentive Awards

Dr. (Ms) Kiran Ravi

  • Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) English; MA; M.Phil Economics; Ph.D.
  • Awards: Best Paper Award in Singapore

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Thapar University FAQs

Ques. What are the courses offered by Thapar University?

Ans. Thapar University offers undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Technology, Postgraduate program in Engineering Science and Arts, and Doctoral program.

Ques. How can I apply to various programs offered by Thapar University?

Ans. You can apply to various programs offered by TU through an online application form available on the official website of Thapar University. Note the last date of application to apply successfully

Ques. Do the Indian students need to take the Online Entrance Test for admission to UG programs?

Ans. There is no separate entrance test conducted by TU for admission to 1st year of any UG program. Admissions to the UG program are done as per merit prepared by Thapar University on the basis of marks secured by the candidate in JEE(Main).

For admissions to B.TECH. (Bio-Technology): The admission is done as per merit prepared by Thapar University on the basis of NEET.

Ques. What are the specializations offered under BTech?

Ans. Thapar University offers BTech in 8 different specializations which are Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Ques. What is the application fee of Thapar University?

Ans. The application fee for all programs except MSc & MA is INR 1,500 whereas the fee for MSc & MA is INR 1,000.

Ques. What is the rank of Thapar University?

Ans. Thapar University is deemed to be university. It has ranked 45 in the overall ranking in NIRF rankings 2019.