Royal Patiala Thapar University
about this development,” Sarwan Singh Channy, principal secretary, technical education, Punjab, told HT. “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.
Punjab warns Thapar University over quota withdrawal
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked the management of Thapar University in Patiala to continue with the existing norm to provide 50% quota for students hailing from the state. He warned that any departure from these rules would not be tolerated at any cost. Badal said this at a meeting of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Thapar Educational Trust. The chief minister said the Thapar University, a leading institution of technical education in the region, was bound to abide by the stipulated rules on provision of 50% quota to the students from the state. Badal said the abolition of quota by Thapar University would tantamount to “betrayal with Punjab which would never ever be accepted by the state government and the people of Punjab”, said a spokesman. He said that, due to the sheer magnanimity on the part of the state