Known earlier as Thapur University, the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology was established in 1956. It gained ‘Deemed to be University’ status in 1985. It is one of the oldest and finest educational institutes in the country. The University has a campus covering 250 acres in Patiala, Punjab. Founded with an aim to provide close interaction between education and industry, Thapur University has always emphasized applied research. The vision of the University is to build a sustainable society through education centered on extensive learning, research, and development. The University strives to give students the power to innovate and discover countless possibilities through academic learning and exposure. The University has its mission to provide a scholarly and professional environment that enables the faculty and students to make contributions to the advancement of learning. It aims to enable students to develop professional careers while finding solutions for the unseen challenges that lie ahead.