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Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala, Punjab


Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala, Punjab
Address:Thapar Technology Campus
Bhadson Road, Post Box 32
Patiala (District Patiala)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 147004

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab is also known as Thapar University Formerly: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) Patiala. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab was established on / in 30.12.1985.

Principal of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab is Dr KK Raina (Acting Director).

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University is situated in Patiala of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Patiala comes under Patiala Tehsil, Patiala District.

Fax # of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab is 0175-2364498, 2364498, 2393005, 2393020.

Contact Person(s) of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab is (are): Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Tel : 0175-2393001, director@tiet.ac.in.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab are 93160-40355, 99155-93301.

email ID(s) is Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University Patiala Punjab

Website of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab is www.tiet.ac.in, www.thaper.edu.

Chancellor : Dr Abhijit Mukherjee.
Registrar : Col. Jagdev Singh (Retd.), 175 - 216228, registrar@tiet.ac.in.

Contact Details of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab are : Telephone: +91-175-2393021, 363007, 357048, 365228, 214739, 2393505, 2393025, 2393808, 2393801
Admissions 2393324, 2393021, 2365228, 2393211
email ID info@thaper.edu (email sent to this ID bounced on 14 Oct, 2014)

Hostel mess related email ID dosa@thapar.edu
Other email ID: director@mail.tiet.ac.in, registrar@mail.tiet.ac.in, himtsom@thaper.edu
Distance Education: www.tiet.ac.in/dde, email dde@tiet.ac.in, Tel 0175-2393301, Mobile 99155-93301

Recruitment related:
H.S.BAWA, Mobile 94172-55252
email: bawa_hs@yahoo.co.in, bawa68.hs@gmail.com


Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab runs course(s) in Engineering stream(s).

Profile of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University

About Us
Thapar University (TU) was established on 8 October 1956 as an Engineering College named Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It is a University established in 1985 vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act, 1956 under notification # F.9-12/84-U.3. Thapar University offers Post-graduate and undergraduate programs in Engineering, Science, Management and Social Sciences. At TU we strive to maintain an environment that encourages scholarly inquiry and research, a spirit of creative independence and a deep commitment to academic excellence. We see our students as unique individuals with different interests and aspirations. The diverse programs and activities aimed at developing quality of mind, ethical standard, social awareness and global perspectives, let the students shape their own TU experience and grow. Our alumni have excelled in varied fields such as business and industry, administrative and regulatory services, research and education and social and human rights organizations.

Thapar Technology Campus is synonymous with a diverse community that is committed to scholarship, entrepreneurship, research and development. Our University is ranked amongst India's top technical universities by independent research organizations. The combination of programs, facilities and above all the people has created a learning experience that is stimulating, supportive and challenging, while providing a competitive edge.

The Thapar University is today recognized among the leading privately managed grant-in-aid engineering institutions of the country and the best of its kind in the north-western region of India. NAAC, an Autonomous Institution of UGC, has accredited Thapar University at the B++ level among Deemed Universities with Institutional score of 82%.

The TTC with its three institutions viz, TU, TP and TCIRD, is today a unique Campus in our country with extraordinary potential for development of indigenous technology and its engineering industries.

A Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) has been set up at Thapar University by TIFAC Mission REACH of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India in its first phase of setting up eight CORES at various Institutes and Universities spread all over the country.

Science and Technology Entrepreneur's Park (STEP) has been established jointly by Thapar University and DST, Govt. of India.

Thapar University has impressively grown in size and activities during the last five decades of its existence. Nearly 10,500 engineers have left its portals so far, distinguishing themselves as proud Thaparians in diverse fields in our country and aboard. As a fitting recognition of its pioneering role in promoting the growth and development both at National and International levels, Thapar University was granted full autonomy and the status of a Deemed University in 1985 UGC.

Thapar University, (a private university) previously known as Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (before 2007)- was founded in 1956 by Karam Chand Thapar of the Thapar Group of companies. Situated in the city of Patiala in Punjab, it is one of north India's premier institutes of engineering and technology. Thapar University offers courses at the bachelors, masters and Ph. D., level in several disciplines of engineering and technology. Over 10,000 students have graduated from Thapar University. In a survey conducted by DataQuest, it was rated among the top engineering schools in India.

The Thaparian culture is based on overall growth. The students keep themselves busy in some activity or the other. These include various academic, cultural and literary activities. At the same time discipline is maintained by the institute to maintain professional focus. The annual college fest "Aranya" is quite a success among all colleges in Punjab.

Profile of University
The Thapar University is today recognized among the leading privately managed grant-in-aid engineering institutions of the country and the best of its kind in the north-western region of India. NAAC, an Autonomous Institution of UGC, has accredited Thapar University at the B++ level among Deemed Universities with Institutional score of 82%.

The Thapar University is one of three organisations located in the 250 acre campus, known as Thapar Technology Campus (TTC), in the historic city of Patiala. It came into existence in 1956 through an imaginative collaboration between the then State of Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU), the Central Government and the Patiala Technical Education Trust (PTET) founded by the great captain of Indian Industry, the Late Lala Karam Chand Thapar. The goals of the university as embodied in the Trust Deed dated April 9, 1956 are truly remarkable for their scope and vision. It reads in clause 7 as follows:

'The trustees shall stand possessed of the Trust properties upon trust to apply the same or the income thereof in perpetuity for the establishment of an Institute under the name and style of Thapar University in Patiala for imparting education in graduate and post graduate programmes for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Architectural, Textile and other courses herein referred to and the financial resources of the Trust permitting also for establishing schools or Institutes elsewhere as may be decided upon from time to time as also to promote research applied, industrial, technological and scientific as well as to undertake sponsored research from industries generally in the region so as to additionally accelerate its activities through promotion of research in various disciplines.

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) is one of the three Institutes located in the 250 acre Thapar Technology Campus (TTC) in the historic city of Patiala(Punjab). The other two members of TTC are the Thapar Polytechnic (TP) and the L M Thapar School of Management(LMTSOM).

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. In addition, industry oriented and practice based Master's Degree programmes in various disciplines are offered in collaboration with TTTI, Chandigarh.

Recently, the institute has started MBA as well as dual MBA+BE five year integrated programme.

A number of Thapar graduates have made it to the IES. D.S.Kapur, a civil graduate of 1978 batch was all India IES Topper. Apart from the technical field, the Thaparians have also excelled in the administrative services.IAS and other Central Services also caught the fancy of the Thaparians, after a 1983-batch electronics and telecommunications graduate K. B. S. Sidhu set the trend, finishing among the IAS toppers in the 1984 batch.

The Thapar Group
Ballarpur Industries Limited , Bilt Paper Holdings Limited, Orient Engineering and Commercial Company Limited, The Pioneer , Sohna Stud Farm Pvt Limited, TT & G Trading Pvt Limited, iBilt Technologies Limited, Bilt Middle East Pvt Limited, Himalayan Hideaways Pvt Limited, Karam Chand Thapar & Bros Limited, Lavasa Corporation Limited and KCT Papers Limited are some of the Thapar group companies. Other Thapar group companies and concerns in India are, the Pioneer newspaper, Thapar house on Janpath lane, Tiger Bay restaurant, Global Green. The Crompton Greaves , Greaves Cotton and JCT group is with MM Thapar. His son Samir Thapar runs JCT Mills and JCT Limited and his son Arjun Thapar runs JCT electronics. Bilt Chemicals and Bharat Starch was vested with BM Thapar and hence would be under his sons Gautam and Karan Thapar's control. Gautam has also been named by L.M. Thapar as the successor of his group of companies. IM Thapar's son Vikram Thapar looks after his group which includes the Calcutta based coal trading business K.C Thapar started out with and prawn farms for prawn exports as well as the Tiger Bay restaurant chain. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Tech. is a group project funded by the Thapar's. JCT Mills FC is a Football club of JCT Mills.


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Media coverage of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala Punjab, Punjab

Fasting students seek doctors removal

Thapar University will be organising the 11th Punjab Science Congress from February 7 to 9 at Thapar Technology campus under the aegis of the Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala.

As many as 300 scientists and academicians from India and overseas will deliver plenary lectures on disciplines like applied, physical, engineering and medical sciences as well as agriculture. Prof S.K. Joshi, former director general, CSIR, Government of India, will inaugurate the congress on February 7.

Dr Abhijit Mukherjee, director, Thapar University, said this congress would fulfil the vision of bringing together scientists, engineers and researchers to the campus, to deliberate and discuss new findings and research in emerging areas of science and technology.

During the congress, honorary fellowships will be conferred upon renowned scientists and engineers from India and overseas. The recipients include Dr Roop Mahajan, director, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, USA, Dr Abhijit Mukherjee, director, Thapar University, Patiala, Dr M.S. Kang , vice-chancellor, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, and Dr N.S. Dhalla , director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

The congress will also provide a platform for upcoming talents to present their research papers. Five of the 50 papers received will be given the prestigious Young Scientist Award. Apart from this, five posters, one from each section, will also be selected for the Best Poster Award.

Varsity plans off shore centres

Director of Thapar University Abhijit Mukerjee has said here that the university is planning to open off-shore centres that can be used for expanding the expertise in technical education. However, the centres associated with the university will have to be different from what have been going on in many parts of the country.

The university has got an approval from UGC’s distance education cell to start the programme. This year the university plans to offer B-Tech degree in civil, mechanical, computer science and electrical engineering streams. Fifty seats each have been offered for these courses.

The engineering courses through correspondence or distance education programmes are being offered to working diploma holders.

Earlier, the university was offering bachelors’ degree in eight disciplines and masters in 15. From July this year this will expand it to nine in bachelors degree and 21 in masters.

This includes new courses as MBA in techno-management areas as IT networking and manufacturing. Though the MBA programmes are for engineers, science graduates can also join it after a bridge course.

Admission to B.Tech (Distance Education), Sept. 2007

(Established under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification No. F-9/12/84-u. 3 of Gol)
Formerly Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
Department of Distance Education

Admission to B.Tech (Distance Education), Sept. 2007

Applications are invited on prescribed form for admission to B.Tech (Distance Education) programme in Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The admission will be offered through Entrance Test to be held at Patiala and Delhi on 26 August 2007.


Qualification: Minimum 3 years diploma in relevant area of engineering or equivalent. For B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering, Candidates having B.Sc. (Computer Science/Information Technology)/ BCA or equivalent

Experience: Minimum two years in any organization/ industry.

Qualification : Minimum 3 years Diploma in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent. Experience: Minimum of three years relevant experience in the organization/ industry in the area in which candidate is seeking the admission.

The information brochure is available at: -
Website:www.tiet.ac.in in downloadable form

Direct purchase: From Stationery Store, Thapar University, Patiala on payment of Rs. 500/- sent to coordinator, Department of Distance Education, Thapar University, Patiala – 147 004.

LAST DATE for receipt of application form duly completed in all respect in 19 th August 2007
ENQUIRY : Ph. 0175-2393301
Email: dde@tiet.ac.in
Website: www.tiet.ac.in

Ms Charanjeet Kaur versus Thapar University, Formerly: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) Patiala

SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Ms. Charanjeet Kaur,
D/o. Prof. Pritam Singh Chadha,
H No. 3242, Ward No. 8, Nai Abadi,
Backside Mata Gujri Public School, Sirhind Mandi,
District- Fatehgarh Sahib. ________Complainant


Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Thapar University,
Patiala- 147004. __________ Respondent

CC No. 3314 of 2010

i) Prof. Pritam Singh Chadha, father of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Sanjeev Jain, Asstt. Registrar, on behalf of the respondent.

The complainant in this case has asked the respondent to supply the details of the salary being received by her husband, Dr. Satnam Singh, Assistant Professor, Chemistry. The information was refused by the respondent on the ground that it concerns a third party and is therefore confidential.

The salary being received by a person is a matter of record and can hardly be described as confidential. It is in fact seen, checked and audited by a large number of persons. In view of the above, the objection raised by the respondent to supply the information is overruled. A copy of the salary certificate of Dr. Satnam Singh, for the month of July, 2010 has been brought by the respondent to the Court and the same has been handed over to the complainant for her information.
Disposed of.

State Information Commissioner
26th November , 2010

Shiv Sharma versus Thapar University, Formerly: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) Patiala

SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Shiv Sharma, 2, Type-III,
New Thapar Technology Campus, Patiala-147004.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Registrar, Thapar University, Patiala.

FAA-Registrar, Thapar University, Patiala. -------------Respondents.

AC No.557of 2011

None on behalf of the appellant

Shri Vikas Mohan Gupta, Advocate alongwith Shri Sanjeev Jain, Assistant Registrar on behalf of the respondent-department.


The respondent submits a copy of letter addressed to the appellant
Dr. Shiv Sharma bearing No.TU/GAS/RTI/Shiv 739 dated 2.8.2011.

2. The appellant has also sent an e-mail received in the Commission vide diary No.13347dated 4.8.2011 conveying that the respondent had supplied the requisite information and that the information-seeker is satisfied with the same. The appellant has, therefore, requested to kindly close the matter.

3. In view of the above, the present proceeding in the appeal case are closed.

(R.I. Singh)
August 4, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner

Gurbax Singh Bains versus Thapar University, Formerly: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) Patiala

SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurbax Singh Bains, #206,
Phase-6, Mohali-160056.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Registrar, Thapar University, Patiala.

CC No. 776 of 2011

Shri Gurbax Singh complainant in person.
Shri Vikas Mohan Gupta, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.


I have heard the parties today at length and gone through the record. The Information stands duly furnished to the complainant. All his queries even beyond the scope of his four questions raised in his application dated 14.2.2011 have been addressed. Hence, no purpose will be served to keep the complaint pending, which is ordered to be closed.

(R.I. Singh)
May 11, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner

Gurbax Singh Bains versus Thapar University, Formerly: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) Patiala

SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurbax Singh Bains, #206,
Phase-6, Mohali-160056.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Registrar, Thapar University, Patiala.

CC No. 776 of 2011

Shri Gurbax Singh Bains on behalf of the complainant.
Shri J.Ernest Samuel Rattan Kumar, Registrar-cum-PIO on behalf of the respondent.

The respondent submits that a reply was sent to the information-seeker on 21.3.2011, the perusal of which shows that point-wise reply to the issues raised by the information-seeker in his two letters dated 11.1.2011 and 24.1.2011 has not been given. The respondent is, therefore, directed to reframe his reply and address all the issues raised by the information-seeker in the above mentioned two letters.

2. To come up on 29.4.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
April 19, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner



L.P.A. No.673 of 2009 (O and M)

Date of decision: 29.7.2009

Supandeep Singh. -----Appellant
Thapar University, Patiala and others. -----Respondents


Mr. Vijay Sharma, Advocate for the appellant.

This appeal has been preferred against judgment of the learned Single Judge, dismissing the writ petition, seeking the prayer for consideration of candidature of the writ petitioner for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering course for the session 2009-10.

After arguing and finding that this Court is not inclined to entertain this appeal, learned counsel for the
appellant says that the appeal may be dismissed as withdrawn.

Dismissed as withdrawn.





COCP No.1305 of 2009(O and M)

Date of decision: 25.9.2009

Santosh Kumari ......Petitioner(s)
Krishan Kumar and others ......Respondent(s)


Mr. H.S. Bhullar, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab.

Rakesh Kumar Garg, J.(Oral)
CM No.16831-CII of 2009
Application is allowed subject to all just exceptions.

COCP No.1305 of 2009
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab has handed over a cheque worth Rs.1,52,445/- to the petitioner, who is present in Court, on account of arrears of her salary. Learned State counsel, on instructions from Sh. Ram Lal, Superintendent, Government College,Tanda Urmur, has also stated that the duty of the petitioner has been changed and now she is working in the library of the College.

In view of the aforesaid fact, I am not inclined to proceed further in this petition.

Rule discharged.



In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, at Chandigarh.

Date of Decision: 5.9.2008

Akash Deep …Petitioner
Thapar University, Patiala and Another …Respondents


Mr. R.S.Manhas, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. D.S.Patwalia, Advocate for the respondents.

Hemant Gupta, J.
The petitioner has challenged the action of the respondent in not admitting the petitioner for lateral entry for B.E./B.Tech. Course in Civil Engineering Branch.

The petitioner is a Scheduled Caste candidate and has appeared in entrance test for lateral entry to B.E./B.Tech. Degree course. Though the petitioner has qualified in the entrance test but the admission has been denied to him on the ground that he has not obtained 60% marks in the qualifying examination, which alone permits him to be admitted to the degree course.

The conditions prescribed in the prospectus read as under:-

2. Sanctioned Intake: Total number of seats available are 59.

2.1 Punjab State Seats: 50% of the sanctioned seats, i.e. 30 seats.


1. He/She has passed 3 year diploma/2 year diploma after 10+2 in Engineering in the relevant discipline from recognized State Board of Technical Education/University located in Punjab with a minimum of 60% marks in
aggregate (or equivalent grade point) and also has qualified in LEET-TU).

2. He/She possesses a good moral character.

3. He/She fulfills the requirements laid down by the University in this prospectus.

4. He/She is a Citizen of India.

The said provision shows that the minimum qualifying marks are 60% in respect of candidates who have obtained three years diploma/two years diploma after 10+2 in Engineering in the relevant discipline.

Counsel for the petitioner has stated that since the petitioner is a Scheduled Caste candidate, therefore, the minimum qualifying in respect of petitioner is to be fixed lower than the qualifying marks for general category candidate. The eligibility condition of 60% marks cannot be extended in respect of petitioner as such condition is required to be fixed at a lower percentage than what is fixed for the general category candidate.

It is for the Institute, where the petitioner is seeking admission, to determine the qualifying marks for admission in respect of general category candidate as well as Scheduled Caste category candidate.

Though it is possible for the Institute to fix lower eligibility marks for the Scheduled Caste candidate, but it is not mandatory under any provision of law nor any such provision could be produced before us which commands that lower eligibility marks are to be fixed for Scheduled Caste category candidate than the marks for General Category candidate. Still further the petitioner has appeared in the entrance test on the basis of the conditions in the prospectus knowing fully well that 60% marks in the qualifying examination is the eligibility condition.

Therefore, it is not open to the petitioner at this stage to dispute the eligibility conditions.

In view of the said fact, we do not find any merit in the present petition and the same is dismissed.

(Hemant Gupta)

(Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia)



Date of decision: 20.8.08

Ankit Gupta ...Petitioner
Thapar University, Patiala and another ...Respondents


Mr. G.S. Lalli, Advocate, for the Petitioner.
Mr. D.S. Patwalia, Advocate, for the respondents.

Rajan Gupta, J.
In the present case, the petitioner was an aspirant for admission to Bachelor of Engineering 2nd Year in Computer Science.

According to the petitioner, he had completed his diploma course in Computer Science from Government Polytechnic, Jhajjar (Haryana) in the year 2007-2008. He, thus, became eligible for direct admission to 2nd year course B.E. under the Lateral Entry Admission. A common entrance test was held for this purpose by the respondent University, namely Thapar University, Patiala and the petitioners rank in the same was 66. Since the petitioner is from Haryana, he was to be considered in the quota reserved for students from other States and his rank in the same was 7th.

The petitioner has further stated that seats allocated to students from other States in the stream of computer science by the respondent University were eight. The petitioners rank being 7th, he would naturally get admission to the said stream. First counselling for this course was held on 17th July, 2008 and second counselling was held on 26th July, 2008. In the second counselling, all the certificates of the petitioner were found in order but Haryana Technical Education Board had not declared the result in one subject. The petitioner claims that in other four subjects his merit and rank were found in order.

The petitioner has alleged that he requested the University authorities to allow him some more time to produce a provisional certificate from the Haryana Technical Education Board but was not granted this opportunity. The petitioner has also alleged that this opportunity was granted to other candidates who also did not possess the result to be declared by the Haryana Technical Education Board on the said date. According to the petitioner, candidates below him i.e. rank 8 onwards were given seven days time to produce the provisional certificate. The petitioner was, thus, denied admission in the said course.

The petitioner later moved replication wherein he has reiterated that other students below in rank to him, whose result had also not been declared by the Haryana Technical Education Board, were given time to produce provisional certificates, but he was not granted this benefit. In the said application, the petitioner has given the names of four candidates, who according to him, were given time to produce the provisional certificates, which chance was denied to him.

In reply the respondents have stated that as per clause 1.6 of the Prospectus, under the Lateral Entry Admission to the second year Undergraduate Programme, a candidate who was to appear and whose result was awaited in the qualifying examination, was allowed provisionally to appear in the entrance examination. However, it was made clear that if the candidates failed to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of counselling, they would not be considered. Clause 1.6 reads thus:

1.6: Candidates due to appear in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear in the Entrance Examination.

Such candidates will be placed provisionally in the merit list.

They will not be considered for admission if they fail to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of counselling.

The respondents have clearly denied the allegation of the petitioner that other students were granted seven days time to produce provisional certificates. According to the stand of the respondents, the candidates next to the petitioner in the merit-list was one Aastha Thakur, who appeared for counselling on 26th July, 2008 and duly appended all her certificates including her provisional certificate-cum-result of the qualifying examination. The respondents have attached the said certificate as Annexure R-1 to the reply.

We have heard the learned counsel for the parties.

A perusal of clause 1.6 of the Prospectus, reproduced above, clearly shows that the candidates were required to produce the result of the qualifying examination at the time of counselling, failing which they would not be considered. The petitioner admits that he was not able to produce the result of his qualifying examination when he appeared for counselling on 26th July, 2008. Thus, we find nothing wrong in the action of the respondent University in not considering the petitioner for admission to the course in question on 26th July, 2008.

As regards the claim of the petitioner that candidates below him i.e. rank 8 onwards were given seven days time to produce the provisional certificate, the petitioner has not been able to produce any record in that respect.

The respondents, however, have produced Annexure R-1 in respect of a candidate who got her diploma certificate from Himachal Pradesh. A perusal of Annexure R-1 shows that Aastha Thakur, who was next candidate immediately below the petitioner, had got her provisional certificate of Diploma in Computer Engineering from Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala issued on 22nd July, 2008. She, thus, produced the same on the day of counselling and got the admission.

The petitioner has, therefore, not been able to substantiate his claim that other students were granted a weeks time by the University for the purpose of producing the provisional certificate.

However, during the course of hearing, we put a pointed query to the counsel for the respondents whether the petitioner, who has now got the provisional result/certificate of his diploma from Haryana Technical Education Board, otherwise qualifies for admission according to his merit. To this, the reply of the counsel was in affirmative.

In view of the fact that the petitioner otherwise qualifies for admission according to his merit and non-declaration of result by the Haryana Technical Education Board was beyond his control, we direct the respondent University to consider the case of the petitioner sympathetically and grant him admission if it is possible to do so without displacing any other meritorious candidate.

The writ petition is disposed of in these termsz.



Engineering student killed after argument over canteen seat

Patiala: A computer engineering student was allegedly stabbed to death by another student after a heated argument over a seat in their canteen, police said.

Jaspreet Singh, a third year computer engineering student at Thapar University, had an argument with Amaninder Singh, a second year student after the latter took Jaspreets chair while he was away to buy food in canteen.Later, outside the university Jaspreet was repeatedly stabbed by an unidentified person. The accused managed to flee from the spot.The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.

Police suspect Jaspreet was killed by Amaninder due to the argument between both of them.We are examining the CCTV footage of the camera installed at the main gate of the institution, investigation officer Kuldeep Singh said.

Thapar varsity abolishes 50% quota for Punjabis

Patialas premier Thapar University has scrapped the 50% quota for students from Punjab for its much sought-after engineering courses. The decision, which university sources said was taken in a meeting of the board of governors of the varsity recently, will come as a huge setback for the states students.

From the 2012 academic session, students from Punjab will have to compete with their counterparts in the rest of the country in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for Thapar Universitys 800 engineering seats. Till now, though the states students took the test, half the seats were kept exclusively for them.NK Verma, the registrar of Thapar University, claimed the decision was taken following new guidelines of admissions set by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Thapar University has also abolished the 5% quota for students of backward classes from Punjab and 2% quota for sportspersons from Punjab.

The undergraduate courses in which admissions will now be at an all-India level are electronics and communication engineering (180 seats), computer engineering (110 seats), mechanical engineering (110), chemical engineering (75 seats), civil engineering (75), electrical engineering (75), electronics (instrumentation and control) engineering (75), biotech engineering (40), industrial engineering (30) and the newly-started mechatronics (30 seats).

We had to abolish the quota for Punjab students following directives of the UGC, which had asked all deemed universities to admit students on an all-India basis, said director of Thapar University, Abhijit Mukherjee. There is no other reason behind scrapping this quota.

The university has cited the following UGC directive to explain its decision: That institution deemed to be university shall implement the reservation policy, in admissions and recruitment, in accordance with any act of the Parliament, for the time being in force.

Interestingly, the state government claims it is not aware of the varsitys decision, which was put up on the Thapar University website on March 9. Its only you who are informing us about this development, Sarwan Singh Channy, principal secretary, technical education, Punjab, told.

According to department information, the quota for Punjab should be as it was in the previous year.
Set up in a 250-acre campus, the institute was established in 1956. Formerly known as Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, it was granted full autonomy and status of a deemed university in 1985 by the UGC.
Till 2002, the Punjab government was giving 95% grant-in-aid to the institute to bear the expenditure of salaries of employees of all sanctioned posts. Besides engineering, Thapar University offers postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in science, management and social sciences.

Thapar Universitys quality argument devoid of merit

Thapar Universitys claim that it had to abolish the 50% domicile quota due to dearth of quality students from Punjab, falls flat when scrutinised on the basis of admission data. Several times in the past two years, students from Punjab who have been admitted to Thapar University (TU) have outscored those from other states in the admission eligibility test, the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). A scrutiny of the AIEEE ranks of TU students from the six most popular streams in undergraduate engineering study - computers, electronics, mechanical, electrical, civil and electronics instrumentation - shows no significant difference between the performance of students from Punjab and those from the rest of the country.

The university had said that guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) were the only reason behind doing away with the 50% reservation. But in another statement on Thursday, it had tweaked the stance and said that dearth of quality students is the reason behind scrapping the quota, as the gap between the AIEEE ranks among the students from Punjab and outside was widening every year.

But in 2011-12, students from Punjab led the ranking in electronics, mechanical and in civil engineering, whereas in 2010-11, Punjab students were ahead in two streams, electrical and civil. The university had said that throwing open all seats for national competition will also ensure that no seat goes vacant.The universitys deputy registrar for academics, Gurwinder Singh, refused to comment.

Meanwhile, the Youth Organization of India (YOI), a students body from the Punjabi University here, on Saturday staged protest outside Thapar University, demanding the quota be brought back. The move is anti-Punjab, said the president of the organisation, Rajvinder Singh Dhanaula.

Govt summons Thapar varsity management to Chandigarh

The Punjab government has summoned Thapar University (TU) authorities to Chandigarh to explain the reasons behind scrapping the 50% quota for students from the state in undergraduate engineering courses. The government had earlier asked TU for a formal explanation, which was found unsatisfactory, said SS Channi, principal secretary, technical education.

The university cited guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the reason behind abolishing the quota. But that did not appear satisfactory. We have now called them (TU management) to Chandigarh on Friday to explain their position, Channi, who has been tasked with handling the matter by the chief ministers office, told. He stressed, The government position is clear - it wants the quota restored.

Under fire from several sections, including student unions, the TU administration preferred to remain tightlipped.
Meanwhile, protests against the university continued. The Punjab Students Union (PSU) staged dharna at TU gates for nearly three hours. The quota is our right, as the institute has been established on government land and with government funding, said PSU state secretary Beant Singh.

A delegation of the SFI and the All-India Student Federation (AISF) also submitted a memorandum addressed to the CM and the governor, seeking restoration of the quota, to the deputy commissioner. Punjab Congress grievances cell chairman Amarjit Singh Tikka also issued a statement against the university move and the deep slumber of the SAD-BJP government. He said a delegation of the state unit of the Congress would meet union HRD minister Kapil Sibal over the issue.

Thapar University implementing UGC norms selectively

Thapar University (TU) has been citing guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) as the reason for abolishing quota for Punjab students in undergraduate engineering courses, but when it comes to guidelines regarding the governance structure of the institute, TU has no qualms in dragging the UGC to court.

The university has approached the Punjab and Haryana high court against the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations 2010, specifically against section 5 that stipulates a certain type of governance system.
Section 5 says that the vice-chancellor (in TU, its director) will be the chairman of the board of governors (BoG) of the institute. But even after around two years of the regulations coming into force on May 21, 2010, TU has not restructured the BoG. At TU, the director is Abhijit Mukherjee, but the chairman of the BoG is Sudhir Mohan Trehan, who is also one of the seven trustees and is the vice-chairman of Crompton Greaves, a subsidiary company of Avantha Group owned by Gautam Thapar, chairman of the trust that runs TU.

Also, there has to be a selection committee comprising a nominee of the chancellor, the state government and the BoG that will select the vice-chancellor. There is no such committee at TU. The UGC guidelines further say that on the BoG, there will be only one nominee of the sponsoring society or trust.

At present, TU has more than three members on the BoG who are Gautam Thapars relatives or employees of Avantha Group. And the guidelines stipulate that the president of the society or the trust running the institution or any of his relatives cannot occupy the chancellors post. TU, at present, has no chancellor.

In fact, it was after three reminders from the UGC to adopt the guidelines that the TU management challenged section 5, because it gives more powers to the vice-chancellor, and curtail powers of the trustees over the management, sources said.

The case, Thapar University v-s UGC, number 5987 of 2012, was filed on March 20 by TU. The next hearing for the case is April 30 and a notice has been issued to UGC in this case. TU registrar Dilip Kumar Patnaik confirmed that TU has challenged the UGC guidelines. But he refused to give more details, saying, I have joined just a few days ago.
The director remained unavailable for comment.

There are many deemed universities across India that still have state quota. TU cannot scrap the provision by citing UGC rules, said an official from the state technical education department. Congress MLA from Fatehgarh Sahib Kuljit Singh Nagra said, TU is not an institute built by a private group. The government of Punjab has played a big role by giving land and funds to it. The university is just trying to fool the people by citing UGC rules.
He threatened a stir if the quota was not restored. The National Students Union of India (NSUI), a wing of the Congress, also criticised TU. Harpal Singh, former state president of the NSUI, issued a statement here: Thapar is using prime land (250 acres) worth Rs. 5,000 crore given by the state. The state government should intervene in the matter immediately.

Govt, varsity talks prove fruitless

The meeting between officials of the Punjab government and Thapar University (TU) over abolition of 50% quota for Punjab students did not produce any outcome on Friday, with TU officials not giving any positive commitment to the government on restoring the quota. Officials of the TU, led by vice-chairman of the board of governors (BoG) JS Neerav and director Abhijit Mukherjee, who had been summoned by the state government to explain the reasons behind abolishing the quota, cited University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines for the step. The meeting, held in Chandigarh, lasted about 45 minutes.

The TU officials informed us that the decision had been taken by the BoG, the apex administrative decision-making body of the university, and could be rolled back only after the BoG withdrew it. They promised to take up the matter with the chairman of the TU trust and other high-ups of the institution, but gave no assurance about restoring the quota, principal secretary, technical education, Punjab, SS Channi told.

The TU officials also did not give any time frame to the state government for bringing up the matter before the BoG.
We had specifically asked TU officials to give a time frame in this regard or promise a rollback of the quota abolition. But they did not do so and just said that they would inform us after taking up the matter with the BoG and the trustees, said Channi.

Government officials led by Channi also handed over a copy of the letter written by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal.Sources said the TU officials also failed to produce any document in support of their argument to abolish the quota as per UGC guidelines.

They cited UGC compulsions, but only verbally, said another government official who was present at the meeting.
Despite repeated attempts, TU director Abhijit Mukherjee and other university officials could not be contacted for comments.Biased decision

The Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP), in a press note released from Jalandhar on Friday, said TUs decision to abolish the state quota was biased.In a statement, SYP chief Ranbir Singh and spokesperson Prabhjot Singh said, The university is located on land belonging to Punjab. The management can under no pretext refuse to give quota to sons of the soil.
Acknowledging the chief ministers efforts in taking up the matter with union minister Kapil Sibal, the SYP said the government should exert full pressure on the TU management to ensure restoration of the quota.

Meanwhile, activists of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the BJP, held a press conference over the issue and threatened to launch a state-wide agitation.Its a university developed by the state. Thapars contribution is only to provide an idea to the state and donate Rs. 30 lakh, as per the trust deed signed at the inception of the institute. Punjab students have the first right over this institute, said ABVP state secretary Gurwinder Singh.

He also questioned Capt Amarinder Singhs silence over the issue in the context of the latter being a trustee of the education trust running the institute.

Varsity move to reduce SC seats

As a result of Thapar Universitys (TU) decision to abolish the 50% quota for Punjab students, aspirants from the Scheduled Castes (SC) would lose nearly 30% of their reserved share in admissions in undergraduate courses. In the earlier set-up, when 400 of the 800 seats were reserved for Punjab students, those from the SC category got 25% reservation within the state quota, which meant 100 seats. In addition, there was a 17.5% quota for SCs in the all-India category, too. That meant 70 of the remaining 400 seats.

Now, as per the TU prospectus for 2012-13, SC students would get only 15% quota overall. This would mean 120 seats, down from the 170 reserved for the category in the earlier system. And these 120 seats would be open to all-India competition.
The deemed university, which was set up decades ago with government help and is privately managed, has already abolished the 5% quota for Backward Classes from Punjab and the 2% quota for sportspersons from the state. In fact, the Punjab State Commission for Backward Classes has already issued notices to TU asking for an explanation. TU is yet to reply.
When contacted, an official from TU, who asked not to be named since the institute has told its staff not to talk to the media, said, TU is following norms of the University Grants Commission (UGC). There is no question of deliberately harming chances of students from any category.

Thapar University restores 50 pc quota for Punjab students

Chandigarh, May 3 (PTI) After intervention of the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the deemed Thapar University, Patiala, today decided to restore the 50 per cent territorial quota for the students of the state. Badal had asked the university authorities to reconsider their decision. J S Neerav, vice chairman of the varsitys Governing Board and Abhijit Mukherjee, Director of the Thapar University, today conveyed their decision by handing over their letter to S S Channy, Principal Secretary Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab.

The University Board in its 100th meeting held on February 24 this year to consider the admissions to first year of under graduate programme made the seats available to all the citizens of India maintaining that the admissions would be opened equally to all citizens of the country and 50 per cent territorial quota for the students of Punjab would not be available any longer.

Badal had also taken up the matter with Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal while highlighting the claim of the State of Punjab and its students saying that the university has come up in the present shape and stature solely on account of the state help which was there by way of giving them 250 acre of land and also grant-in-aid till the year 2001. The university in its letter maintained that in deference to the wishes of the state government and without going into the legality of the same, the varsity agrees not to implement its decision taken over two months back.

The issue will once again be taken up in the next meeting of the Board after mutual discussions in accordance with the rules of the university, the letter mentioned, according to a spokesperson of the Chief Ministers Office here. Both the Centre and the varsity management were conveyed the rights of the state for this deemed University and advised as well as directed them not to deny the rights of the Punjab students to have the opportunity for the furtherance of their education in one of the State promoted deemed University of excellence, the spokesperson said. The deemed Thapar University, Patiala started functioning way back in 1956. The spokesperson said 250 acres of land was given to the university and financial assistance of Rs 30 lakhs was also given by the then state government.

TU quota restored, now politicos move in for share in credit pie

After getting the domicile quota for Punjab students restored in Thapar University, its time for the state government to derive political mileage out of it. Revenue and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia, on Friday, lauded the efforts made by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to protect the interests of students of Punjab by persuading Thapar University (TU), Patiala to restore the quota of students from the state.

Majithia said the SAD-BJP government had always been on the forefront when it came to protecting the interests of the state, unlike the Congress, which had always remained in deep slumber. He said that while the CM and the deputy CM had taken up the matter with union HRD minister Kapil Sibal to undo the injustice, state Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh, despite being a member of the board of governors of Thapar University, remained a mute spectator.

Terming it as a victory of the state government, SAD secretary Ranjit Singh Nikra said the pressure exerted by the government had worked. Nikra, who was the first one to burn the TU managements effigy after its move to abolish the state quota was reported by HT, said the determined approach of the CM and the deputy CM had compelled TU to withdraw its decision.

Patiala Congress MLA Brahm Mohindra said the government must learn lessons from this episode and refrain from offering free land to private institutes.

Former SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badhungar said that the way Punjab government pursued the matter showed its alacrity and sense of responsibility.

Amarjeet Singh Tikka, state president of the grievances cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said TUs move to roll back its decision was the result of Congress leaders initiative of taking up the matter with union HRD minister Kapil Sibal. Youth Akali Dal district president Capt Preetinder Singh also commended the chief minister and the deputy chief minister for persuading TU to restore the quota.

Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the government must learn a lesson from this episode and have checks in place to stop other universities and institutes from charging hefty fees.

Preneet hails TUs move Union minister of state for external affairs and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur has hailed the decision of the Thapar University management to restore the state quota. I welcome the decision taken by Thapar University in the larger interest of Punjabi students, the minister said in a statement.

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