Thapar University

Thapar University

thapar university

Last updated on April 7th, 2017 at 05:48 pm


Thapar University is located at Patiala in Punjab. It is a deemed technical university. Formerly known as the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET), the university was born under the aegis of Mr. Karam Chand Thapar in the year 1956. In 1986, TIET was granted deemed university status by an act of UGC. As of now, TU proffer courses in engineering (both UG & PG), computer application, management, Doctorate and basic & social sciences. Though presently, the university offers a variety of courses still, principally it remains a technical university.

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List of Contents

  1. Location.
  2. Ranking.
  3. Courses Offered
  4. Admission Procedure.
  5. Expenses – Hostel & Tuition.
  6. Campus.
  7. Placements


Thapar University is situated in Patiala, a principal city of the Punjab state of India. The University campus is located in the heart of the city and is well connected with road routes and public transport system with the rest of the city.


Being a pioneer in the field of the technical education, Thapar University’s Engineering division holds a position in the list of the top technical institutes of the country. In 2015, Thapar University was placed at 25th spot in the list of best technical institutes by Outlook magazine. India Today placed Thapar University at 17th spot in the list of the top technical institutes of the year 2015. In our rankings, the institute was placed at 23rd spot in the list of best technical institutes of 2016.

Courses Offered

Thapar University offers a variety of degree programs at all three levels of higher studies i.e. UG, PG, and Doctorate. Following are the major categories of courses offered.

Undergraduate Programs

  1. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) – Master of Science (M.Sc) Dual degree program.
  2. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech).
  3. B.E – M.B.A Dual degree program.

Postgraduate Studies

  1. Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A).
  2. Master of Technology/Engineering (M.E/M.Tech).
  3. Master of Bussiness Administration (M.B.A).
  4. Master of Science (M.Sc).
  5. Master of Arts (M.A).

Doctorate Programs

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (P.hD).
  2. Doctor of Science (D.Sc).

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Admission Procedure

UG Studies

Admission to B.Tech Program (except Biotechnology) at Thapar University is based on candidate’s performance in JEE (Main) 2017.
However, in the case of B.Tech in Biotechnology, admissions are based on NEET (UG) – 2017 merit.

The same criteria are applicable for B.Tech + M.B.A program admission.

For lateral entry to 2nd year of B.Tech, Thapar University conducts an entrance exam called LEET (UG).

PG Studies

M.E/M.Tech Program

Admission to M.Tech programs at Thapar University is through GATE scores.

M.C.A Program

M.C.A admissions at Thapar University are based on candidate’s performance in 10th, 12th and graduation studies. The same is true for 2nd-year lateral entry.

M.Sc/M.A Programs

For M.Sc admissions, Thapar University uses candidate’s performance in 12th standard in combination with his/her performance in graduation studies in a 40:60 ratio.

In the case of M.A programs, candidate’s performance in 12th and graduation is considered, however, there is no fixed ratio in which these numbers are used.

M.B.A Admissions

For M.B.A admissions, Thapar University considers a candidate’s performance in CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/GMAT/NMAT, clubbed with his performance in Group discussions and Personal Interview.

Doctorate Studies

For P.hD programs at Thapar, admissions are based on an entrance test and interview conducted by the university itself.

Expenses – Tuition & Hostel

Tuition Fees

One time Charges

At the time of admission, a candidate has to bear the following expenses:

Admission Fee: Rs. 11,000.
University Security Fee: Rs. 10,000.
Alumni Fee: Rs. 1000.

Hence, a total of Rs. 22,000 is to be paid at the time of admission.

Regular Charges


Tuition FeesDevelopment FeesStudent Welfare Exam fee & Medical ChargesTotal


The above charges are per semester and are applicable for B.Tech/B.E only.

Hostel Charges

Due to differential pricing in hostel charges at Thapar University, a range of amount has been placed.

Accommodation TypeBase RentMaintenance ElectricityTotal
Single Seater28,500 – 22,5005,5007,00041,000 – 35,000
Two Seater22,500 – 16,2505,5007,00035,000 – 28,750
Three Seater17,2505,5006,0002,8750
Four Seater13,5005,5006,00025,000
Special Ones (No extra for AC)33,5005,5006,0004,5000


Apart from the above amount, an annual amount of Rs. 20,000 (sharing) & Rs. 30,000 (single) has to be paid as AC charges.

How is the Campus?

Thapar University has a 250 – acre green and fully – residential campus in the heart of the city of Patiala. With great cleanliness as an asset, the campus offers a pool of facilities to its residents. The campus has a great auditorium, a sports complex, gym and other basic immunities.


Thapar University has a total of 6 boys’ hostels inside the campus. Every hostel embraces a reading room, a gym, and a common room. There is also a mess attached to each hostel.

Sports Complex

Much like the state of Punjab, Thapar University has some great sports facilities in its bag. The college campus encompasses an athletics track, basketball courts, football grounds, and some indoor games.


The average placements at Thapar University, as reported on the university website is around 92%. For more details, visit the link

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