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Tha­par Univer­sity, (for­merly Tha­par In­sti­tute of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy) is lo­cated in a sprawl­ing cam­pus in the his­toric city of Pa­tiala and was es­tab­lished in 1956 as a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the then State of PEPSU (Pa­tiala and East Pun­jab States Union), the Cen­tral Govern­ment and the Pa­tiala Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Trust (PTET) founded by in­dus­tri­al­ist Lala Karam Chand Tha­par. TU pro­vides un­der­grad­u­ate and post grad­u­ate ed­u­ca­tion in en­gi­neer­ing and tech­nol­ogy as well as man­age­ment with a close in­ter­ac­tion with in­dus­try and em­pha­sis on ba­sic and ap­plied re­search. Tha­par Univer­sity were granted full au­ton­omy and the sta­tus of a deemed univer­sity in 1985 by MHRD on the rec­om­men­da­tions of the UGC. The univer­sity has now ex­panded its op­er­a­tion by open­ing up an off cam­pus at Der­abassi. Top cour­ses B Tech in chem­i­cal and civil en­gi­neer­ing; M Tech in biotech­nol­ogy

USP Il­lus­tri­ous alumni in­clude Mo­han­dass Saini, CEO, Shapoorji Pal­lonji & Co. Ltd and Bharti Bhushan Jin­dal, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Jin­dal Elec­tri­cals

En­try Based on over­all All In­dia Rank of JEE (Main) ex­am­i­na­tion

Fee `82,000 on­wards for B Tech and `39,000 on­wards for M Tech

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