School of Energy and Environment

School of Energy and Environment (SEE) is a multidisciplinary school that focuses on teaching, research and outreach activities in the domain of energy & environment. Our academic activities focus on problem-solving and creating work-ready graduates who are able to take real-life challenges once graduated. By connecting scholars and practitioners from different disciplines, the School of Energy and Environment seeks to raise the quality of environmental & energy research at TIET and beyond. SEE as part of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology offers:

  • M.Tech. Environmental Science and Technology
  • M.Sc Environmental Sciences
  • Ph.D. programs in the Energy, Environment and Safety Areas


The School has a very active research program that is done through student research as well as sponsored projects. The academic programs of the School have a long history of research-excellence. The current research program of the School has several streams. R&D activities of the School currently include river water quality monitoring and management; metal bio-transformations; advanced oxidation processes; industrial environmental management; ambient air quality; and bioremediation; bioplastics; bioenergy; and hydrogen energy production through sustainable routes. The school has an excellent track record of placement in organizations of national and international repute.

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 Expertise at SEE

The School draws its strength from faculty members and students across the TIET who make up a remarkable intellectual community of scholars, researchers, and teachers of diverse fields including Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences. The most pressing problems facing our natural environment are complex, often requiring collaborative investigation by scholars versed in different disciplines. School of Energy and Environment has well-furnished and state of art environmental laboratories established in 1980s by the liberal funding of MOEF&CC, GOI to develop the area of Environmental Science and Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It has qualified, competent and experienced faculty, having international exposure, involved in carrying out academic, consultancy and research activities since 1986. The faculty of the school also undertakes consultancy projects in the areas of environmental services, environmental designing and management systems (including NABL assessor). The faculties of the school are also supervising sponsored projects funded by various agencies of Government of India, including BRNS, CSIR, DBT, DST, DRDO, AICTE, etc., in addition to carrying out research under bilateral collaborations with Japan, Italy, and Israel etc. Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Laboratory (SAI Labs, a MOEF recognized environmental laboratory), CORE (a DST-TIFAC Centre of Excellence in agri-industrial biotechnology) and STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park in the area of biotechnology), established within the premises of the institute, and also supports various programs offered by the school.

Scope for Graduates

SEE prepare work-ready graduates familiar with problems and equipped with knowledge and tools to find solutions. SEE graduates have the opportunity to serve in key positions regionally and globally in Government organizations, regulatory bodies like PPCB, CPCB, Industries, United Nations Environmental Program, Renowned consulting firms, Administrative services like Indian Forest Services and NGOs.

Upcoming Events:

  • 8th International Selenium Conference (November 20-23, 2019): The basic theme of this conference is selenium in chemistry, biology and medicine.
  • Workshop on Water and Wastewater Analysis (July 23-24, 2019): To train the diploma students in the analysis of water and wastewater.


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