Entrance Exams Engineering & Technology

Thapar University - UG Entrance Exam(TU-UG EE)


*Thapar University*(TU) was established on 8 October 1956 as an Engineering College named Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It is a University established in 1985 vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act, 1956 under notification # F.9-12/84-U.3. Thapar University offers Post-graduate and undergraduate programs in Engineering, Science, Management and Social Sciences. At TU we strive to maintain an environment that encourages scholarly inquiry and research, a spirit of creative independence and a deep commitment to academic excellence. We see our students as unique individuals with different interests and aspirations. The diverse programs and activities aimed at developing quality of mind, ethical standard, social awareness and global perspectives, let the students shape their own TU experience and grow. Our alumni have excelled in varied fields such as business and industry, administrative and regulatory services, research and education and social and human rights organizations.
Thapar Technology Campus is synonymous with a diverse community that is committed to scholarship, entrepreneurship, research and development. Our University is ranked amongst India’s top technical universities by independent research organizations. The combination of programs, facilities and above all the people has created a learning experience that is stimulating, supportive and challenging, while providing a competitive edge.

Important dates and Eligibility


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 appeared in JEE (Main)-2013.
(iii) possesses a good moral character.
(iv) is a citizen of India.
(v) is born on or after October 1, 1988 (5 years relaxation in age for SC/ST/PH candidates).
The admission shall be made on the basis of merit of score in JEE (Main)-2013 and normalised score in Class 12th or other qualifying exam as declared by CBSE (60% & 40%
weightage respectively).
The top two toppers of the recognized Boards of India in the exams held in 2013, shall be given direct admission to the first year of UG program i.e the entrance test score of such students shall not be required for admission. They shall be allocated branch of their choice. Such candidates shall have to furnish proof of being toppers from their respective boards. Tuition fee shall also be waived off for such students provided they maintain minimum CGPA of 8.50 in subsequent semesters.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

The fee of Rs 2500/- can be deposited through DD or Online only.
The complete form alongwith DD, photocopies of AIEEE & 10+2 must be sent at following address:
Incharge Admission Cell
Academic Section
Thapar University

Punjab (India)


Candidates seeking admission in TU shall fill up the online form available on our website www.thapar.edu. Kindly fill the complete details and then take two print outs of the form and paste a recent passport size colored photograph.
Application fee paid Online: Send one of the printouts of form.
Application fee paid through DD: Send one of the printouts by attaching the required amount of DD (in favour of Thapar University and payable at Patiala).
Retain second copy of the printout of the form to be produced at the time of document checking of original documents during counseling.


Programme Number of Seats
BTech Programme (4 year Programme)
Biotechnology 30
BE Programme (4 year Programme)
Chemical Engineering 75
Civil Engineering 90
Computer Engineering 180
Electrical Engineering 120
Electronics & Communication Engineering 180
Electronics (Instrumentation & Control) Engineering 120
Mechanical Engineering 120
Mechatronics 30
BE[IE]-MBA (5 year Programme)
Industrial Engineering*(BE[IE]-MBA) 30
Total 975

*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 for BE(Industrial Engineering) and after 3 years shall move to Derabassi Campus for the MBA component. LMTSOM shall make the arrangements to do the laboratory components of BE (Industrial Engineering) at Patiala campus/Derabassi campus for these students during the 4th or 5th year. The geographical location of 'Derabassi Campus' is at Dera Bassi (Mohali) on the periphery of UT of Chandigarh.

Test Centers

Online entrance test shall be conducted across country. The information shall be available on the website http://www.thapar.edu


Communicative grammar-Spotting errors related to nouns, pronouns, adjective and adverbs. Changing voice from active to passive and Passive to Active. Idioms and phrases; Words often confused; One word substitutes; Formation of words (suffixes, prefixes and derivatives)
Written English- Types of writing (narrative, expository, analytical, descriptive); Structure of a paragraph; Fundamentals of letter writing.
Reading Skills –Process of reading; Various types of reading skills; Strategies to become an effective reader.
Speaking and Listening Skills-Elements of an effective talk; Oral presentations and designing & using audio visual aids; Process of listening; Recognition of barriers to listening; Developing good listening skills; Role of non verbal cues in speaking and listening.
Electromagnetic Waves: Introduction, Maxwell’s equations in differential and integral forms, Concept of displacement current, Electromagnetic wave equations for free space, Conducting and dielectric medium, Poynting theorem, Concept of wave guides.
Light Waves: Interference: thin films, wedge-shaped films, non-reflecting films, Newton rings, Michelson interferometer, Diffraction: single, double and multiple slits, Dispersive and resolving powers. Polarization, its production, and detection
Quantum Mechanics: Origin of quantum hypothesis, de-Broglie hypothesis of matter waves, Uncertainity principle, Wave function and wave mechanics, Schrodinger equation: steady state form, Quantum mechanical operators, Expectation value, One dimensional solutions: zero potential, step potential, potential barrier and potential well. Laser and Fiber Optics: Basic concepts, Laser properties, Laser systems: ruby, Nd:YAG, He-Ne and semiconductor lasers, Optical fiber, Basic theory, Acceptance angle, Numerical Aperture, Normalised Frequency, Mode of propagating ; materials dispersion and pulse dispersion in optical fiber; fiber connectors, splicers and couplers; application of optical fiber.
Magnetic Materials and superconductivity: Classification of magnetic materials, Types of magnetism, Magnetic anisotropy and magnetostriction, Magnetic domain, Hard and soft magnetic materials, Ferrites and their applications, Basic ideas of superconductivity, Type I and Type –II superconductors and their applications.
Water and its treatment: Specifications of water for different uses, Water for domestic uses, Different methods of water softening, Boiler feed water, Desalination of water
Electrochemistry: Migration of ions, Transference number, Diffusion and ionic mobility, Debye Huckel theory; Types of electrodes, Concentration cells with and without transference, Potentiometric titirations and conductometric titrations. Phase Rule: Definitions of terms, Derivation of phase rule, One component and two component systems.
Polymers: Basic concepts, Classification and industrial application.
Spectroscopic Techniques: Law of absorption of light, Limitations and applications of Beer’s law, Grotthus-Draper Law, Stark Einstein Law; Jablonski diagram, Types of molecular spectra, Introduction to atomic spectroscopy, Principle and applications of atomic absorption spectroscopy, UV/VIS, IR and NMR spectroscopy Corrosion and its prevention: Corrosion, Different types of corrosion, Prevention of corrosion
Applications of derivatives: Mean value theorems and their geometrical interpretation, Cartesian graphing using first and second order derivatives, polar curves, Polar equations for conic sections. Differential calculus of functions of several variables with applications, directional derivative, homogeneous functions and Euler’s theorem, Jacobians, maxima and minima of functions of two variables .
Integral Calculus: Fundamental theorem of integral calculus applications of definite integral to area and arc length. Double and triple integration , and their applications to areas and volumes.
Vector Calculus: Differentiation and integration of vector valued functions, velocity, acceleration, tangent, principle normal and binormal vectors, Curvature and Torsion.,Gradient, Divergence and Curl. Line integrals, Work, Circulation and Flux. Green’s theorem in Plane
Infinite Series: Introduction to sequences and Infinite series, Tests for convergence/divergence. Alternating series, Absolute convergence , conditional convergence, power series and its convergence.
Matrices: Rank and inverse of a matrix, Solution of linear system of equations.
Complex Numbers: De’Moivre’s theorem and its applications.
Review of Engineering Mechanics: Concept of force, representation and resolution of forces, free body diagrams, analysis of Pin jointed plane trusses.
Simple Stresses and Strains: Stress-strain curves for elastic materials, axial stress and strain, Hookes’ law, Young’s modulus of elasticity, Bulk modulus of rigidity and Poisson’s ratio, relationship between elastic constants, thermal stresses, principal planes and stresses.
Torsion: Concept of shear strain, Torsion of circular and hollow shafts, power transmitted.
Bending Moment and Shear force Diagrams: Types of beams, supports and loadings, sign conventions, relationship between load, shear force and bending moment, graphical plots of Shear Force and Bending Moments.
Bending and shear Stresses: Theory of simple bending, determination of stresses in simple and built -up sections, flitched beams, variation of shear stress across the depth of various beam sections
Introductory Concepts : Elements of Computer Processing, Basic Concepts of Hardware and Software, Problem solving with Algorithms and Flowchart, Types of Programming Languages, Basic DOS and Linux Commands. C Programming Concepts and Operators, Hierarchy of operators, Header files, Data input and output, Control statements: loops and Decision statements, Preprocessor directives, Storage classes, Array, Strings, Structures, Union, Enumerations, Functions, Fundamentals of pointers, File Handling in C, Command line arguments.
Basic electrical quantities, electric circuit elements and their V-I relations, KCL, KVL, Ohm’s law, combination of circuit elements, temperature dependency of resistance.
Mesh and Nodal Analysis, Star-Delta Transformation, Superposition theorem, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, Maximum power transfer theorem, Transient (step) response of RL and RC series circuits.
Concept of Phasor, sinusoidal steady state response of RL, RC & RLC series and parallel circuits, power and power factors, resonance in series and parallel circuits, bandwidth, loss tangent and quality factor.
Concepts of magnetic circuits, analogy of magnetic circuit with electric circuit, B-H curve, ampere-turn calculation, constructional features and operating principle of single phase transformer and DC machine, characteristics and applications of DC motor.
Diode applications and characteristics, transistor operating modes and characteristics in various configurations, colour coding of low power resistors.
Introduction and use of drafting tools, Lettering, Dimensions and standards, Projection systems, Orthographic projection of points and lines on reference planes, Auxiliary planes and their applications, Projection of surfaces, Projection and sections of solids, Intersection of solids, Development of surfaces, Orthographic projections from pictorial views, Isometric views. Missing lines and views.
Introduction: Basic Concepts : System, Control Volume, Surrounding, Boundaries,Universe, Types of Systems, Macroscopic and Microscopic viewpoints, Concept of Continuum, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, State, Property, Process: Flow and non flow process, cycle concept of work and heat, Specific heats, Zeroth law, Energy and its form, pure substance, Thermodynamic diagrams, triple point, steam tables and their use.
First Law of Thermodynamics: Concept of internal energy & enthalpy, energy equation as applied to a close and open system, PMM of First kind. Transient flow processes. Charging and discharging of tanks.
Limitations of the First Law – Thermal Reservoir, Heat Engine, Heat pump, Parameters of performance, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Kelvin-Planck and Clausius Statements and their Equivalence/Corollaries, PMM of Second kind, Carnot’s principle, Carnot cycle and its specialties, Thermodynamic scale of Temperature, Second law analysis of control volume.
Clausius Inequality, Entropy, Principle of Entropy Increase – Energy Equation.
Various cycles and systems: Rankine cycle, vapour compression refrigeration cycle, Air standard cycles: Otto, Diesel, Dual, Brayton cycles.
Introduction: Common engineering materials and their important mechanical and manufacturing properties. General classification of manufacturing processes
Metal Casting: Principles of metal casting, Patterns, their functions, types, materials and pattern allowances, Characteristics of molding sand, Types of cores, chaplets and chills; their materials and functions.
Metal Forming And Shearing: Forging, rolling, drawing, extrusion, bending, spinning, embossing, shearing, piercing and blanking.
Machining Processes: Principles of metal cutting, cutting tools, their materials and applications, Geometry of single point cutting tool, Basic machine tools and their applications. Introduction to non-traditional machining processes (EDM, USM, CHM, ECM, and LBM).
Joining Processes: Electric arc, Gas, Resistance and Thermit welding, Soldering, Brazing and Braze welding, Adhesive bonding, Mechanical fastening.