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A candidate shall be eligible for admission in the UG programmes subject to the following conditions:

The candidate

(i)            has passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate of three subjects, namely, Physics, Mathematics and any one subject out of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Computer Science.

(ii)           has qualified AIEEE-2010 with at least 20% aggregate marks (15% for SC/ST candidates).This clause shall not be applicable for the seats at 1.3 (i.e. for over and above seats).

(iii)          possesses a good moral character.

(iv)          is a citizen of India.

(v)           is born on or after October 1, 1985 (5 years relaxation in age for SC/ST/PH candidates).


TU offers UG programmes in the following disciplines. Total number of seats is 700+60 and their discipline-wise distribution is as under:

Programme Number of Seats
BTech Programme (4 year Programme)
Biotechnology 40
BE Programme (4 year Programme)
Chemical Engineering 75
Civil Engineering 75
Computer Engineering 110
Computer Engineering-(for Chandigarh Campus#) 60
Electrical Engineering 75
Electronics & Communication Engineering 110
Electronics (Instrumentation & Control) Engineering 75
Mechanical Engineering 110
BE[IE]-MBA (5 year Programme)
Industrial Engineering*(BE[IE]-MBA) 30
TOTAL 700+60

*The candidates will be awarded two degrees (BE & MBA) on the successful completion of their five year programme.

# These students shall commence their curriculum in Patiala Campus and shall move to Chandigarh Campus when it starts. The geographical location of ‘Chandigarh Campus’ is at Dera Bassi on the fringe of Chandigarh.

All the BE programmes of the University are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) constituted under AICTE Act.

Punjab State Seats: 50% of the seats, i.e., 350 are reserved for candidates who have passed qualifying examination from School/College/Institute located in the state of Punjab.

The Children of employees of Punjab Govt. posted/deputed outside Punjab will be eligible for admission against these seats irrespective of the location of School/College from where they pass their qualifying examination provided further that these candidates should have passed their qualifying examination (10+2) or its equivalent during such posting/deputation of the parent(s) outside Punjab. Candidates seeking admission under this category are required to submit a certificate as per format (Annexure-X) alongwith the application form.

Seats for Sports Persons from Punjab:

2% seats (7) are reserved for outstanding sports persons possessing sports gradation certificates A, B or C issued by the Director of Sports, Punjab. Candidates in the following sports disciplines will only be considered for admission for these seats.

i)      Athletics

ii)      Basketball

iii)      Cricket

iv)         Hockey

v)       Lawn Tennis

vi)         Football

vii)        Swimming

viii)       Volleyball

ix)         Badminton

x)          Handball

xi)         Table Tennis

xii)        Kabaddi

xiii)       Weight Lifting, Power Lifting & Best Physique

An attested copy of the sports gradation certificate and other relevant sports participation certificates must be attached along with the application form.

Further, the following conditions will apply for seeking admission under Sports category:

(i)   Only the above mentioned games/disciplines will be considered for admission as TU participates &
holds Inter-University/Inter-Engineering Tournaments in these games.

(ii)  The Constitution of sports committee for the purpose of making sports merit is as under:

  • Chairman of Admission Committee                                               – Chairman
  • One representative of Department of Sports, Punjab     – Member
  • President Sports, TU                                                                          – Member
  • Director Physical Education, TU                                                      – Member
  • Registrar, TU                                                                                        – Member

The Committee will prepare Sports merit as per the criteria laid down by the Director, Department of Sports, Punjab.

(iii) Admission will be made by the duly constituted Admission Committee of the University on the basis of sports merit prepared by the sports committee duly constituted by the Director of the University.

Outside Punjab State Seats: 50% of the seats, i.e., 350 are reserved for candidates who have passed qualifying examination from School/College/Institute located outside the state of Punjab.


(a) Punjab Government Seats: 2% seats (14) are reserved for the candidates nominated by Punjab Government. These seats shall be filled up subject to the policy of the Punjab Government regarding nominations amended from time to time. The candidates for these seats are required to appear in the entrance test as specified by Punjab Government. The candidates for this category should contact the office of Director, Technical Education & Industrial Training (Government of Punjab), Plot No 1, Sector 36-A, Chandigarh.

(B) Seats Reserved for Beneficiary States: MHRD, GOI, is having a continuous scheme of reservation of seats in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/Pharmacy courses conducted at degree and diploma level technical institutions approved by AICTE, for states and UTs which do not have Engineering colleges, Polytechnics or lack facilities for education in specific fields of technical education and for certain categories including foreign students. The nomination of the students is made by the State Governments concerned on the basis of their own criteria like entrance test etc. MHRD has no discretionary powers to nominate any students to any specific course or college and the actual admission of the student.

Nine (9) seats(One in each discipline) are reserved under this scheme of reservation of seats of MHRD, GOI. The candidates for these seats are not required to appear in the Entrance Test. (c)    Jammu & Kashmir Migrants

One seat is reserved for the Jammu & Kashmir Migrants. The admission & discipline of seat under this category will be decided by the Director, Technical Education Punjab.

Candidates desirous of seeking admission as Kashmiri Migrants may contact the office of Director Technical Education & Industrial Training (Government of Punjab), Plot No 1, Sector 36-A, Chandigarh.

Note: Candidates nominated under the categories at S. No. 1.3(a), 1.3(b) and 1.3(c) must register prior to the last date of registration as mentioned in the Academic Calendar (P 32). No late applications shall be entertained. Branch mentioned in the nomination must conform to one of the existing branches as per Table – II (P 12) of the University; else the nomination shall be void. In case University receives multiple nominations for any branch, only the first received nomination shall be accepted for that branch.

CHILDREN OF THAPAR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES: 1% over and above seats are reserved
for children of employees of Thapar University. The candidates seeking admission under this category
are required to satisfy the eligibility mentioned at 1.1.

SEATS UNDER DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: Table-II contains the number of seats under
various categories in different disciplines of the UG programmes.

Application Form:



Category Discipline
1. Reserved Seats
(a) Scheduled Castes/Tribes
i) From Punjab 25 9 9 14 9 9 14 4 14 5 87
ii) Outside Punjab SC 17.5 6 7 10 6 7 10 3 10 3 62
ST 7.5 2 3 4 3 3 4 1 4 2 26
(b) Backward Classes from Punjab 5 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 3 1 18
(c) Sports Persons from Punjab 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 7
(d) Physically



i) From Punjab 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 11
ii) Outside Punjab 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 11
2. Open Merit Seats
(a) From Punjab 25 24 35 25 24 36 9 36 13 227
(b) Outside Punjab 28 27 39 27 27 39 10 40 14 251
Total 75 75 110 75 75 110 30 110 40 700
3. Nomination Seats
i)        Punjab Govt.* 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 14
ii)       Govt. of India* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
iii)       J & K


4 FN/NRI seats* # 15 11 11 17 11 11 17 4 17 6 105
5 Children of TU employees 1 7##

Abbreviations used in Table-II:

BT: Biotechnology, CH: Chemical Engineering, CE: Civil Engineering, CT: Computer Engineering, EC: Electronics and Communication Engg, EE: Electrical Engg, EI: Electronics (Inst & Ctrl) Engg, ME: Mechanical Engg, IE-MBA: Industrial Engg- MBA (5 year programme).


# Please refer to Section 8.0 for eligibility and other conditions. ** Discipline will be allocated by the nominating agency.

## Not more than one seat in each discipline shall be allocated. For Chandigarh Campus: The reservation of seats shall be as under:

General- 43, SC/ST- 15, Phy Handicapped- 2

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