Organizing Institute

Thapar University

Thapar University is a premier educational and research institute located in the 250-acre lush green campus in the historic city of Patiala. It came into existence in 1956 as an engineering college named Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. The institute was granted full autonomy and status of a Deemed University in 1985 by the University Grant Commission. Thapar University is today recognized as leading privately managed Engineering institutions of the country and the best of its kind in the north-western region of India. The aim of the University is to provide high quality technical education at the under- and post-graduate level and to conduct fundamental and applied research in various fields of science, engineering and management. The University offers academic programs: undergraduate, post graduate and doctorate degrees at various disciplines. Since its inception, the University has grown in size and activities with its alumni excelled within the industry, academics and administration both in India and abroad.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1956 with the inception of the Institute to produce high quality engineers the field of Mechanical Engineering. Since the Institute became a Deemed University in 1985, the department has increasingly focussed on post graduate education and research. The Department offers undergraduate program leading to B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Postgraduate programs (M.E.) in Thermal, CAD/CAM & Robotics, Production & Industrial Engineering and Doctoral (PhD) programs. The Department aims to produce quality professionals in Mechanical Engineering to compete globally and excel by carrying out basic and applied research in emerging areas by forging strong industry-institute interaction. The department is currently accredited with NBA and having one the largest workshop and laboratory facilities in North India in areas of particle and bulk solids handling, automobile, engines, renewable energy technologies, nanofluids, manufacturing, automation/robotics, computer aided designs etc.

Particle Technology Research at TU

The faculty and research scholars of different Departments and Schools are actively engaged in research in various areas of powder and bulk solids technologies (fundamentals and applied) through laboratories developed with funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University Grants Commission (UGC) Government of India and Thapar University. The aim is to pursue excellence in research and industrial development in key particles and bulk solids technologies and disseminate the research outcome through teaching, journal and conference paper publication, dissertation industrial consultancy/testing, contract research, organization of short-term courses and conferences.