BUILDING FUTURES.....MAINTAINING LEGACY........

Civil Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man; being that practical application of the most important principles of natural Philosophy which has in a considerable degree realized the anticipations of Bacon, and changed the aspect and state of affairs in the whole world. It refers to the practice of organizing the design and construction, [and we would add operation] of any artifice which transforms the physical world around us to meet some recognized need.

The Department of Civil Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, recently completed five decades of its existence on this lush green Thapar Technology Campus at Patiala. Founded in the year 1956, the Department has created a rich legacy of alumni, who have excelled in varied fields ranging from academics to project management, designing earthquake resistant structures to constructing bridges, managing the ever changing needs of the our developing country.

The department is one of its kinds in the region, which provides not only quality under-graduate education, but also an excellent research environment through its Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs. The Department has faculties from diverse streams and specializations, with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to boot.

Department Highlights / Events / News


Department gets two research projects
Dr. Shruti Sharma and Dr. Dwarikanath Ratha, Assistant Professors in the Department get major UGC projects


Civil Engineering graduates of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University get top positions in All India Engineering Services examination
Mr. Anirudh Bansal(1050204)of 2009 batch of Civil Engineering tops All Indian Engineering Services Examination. Mr. Rajinder Kumar Garg(1050235)of 2009 batch of Civil Engineering stood 7th and Mr. Ajay Kumar Garg of 2010 batch stood 9th in All Indian Engineering Services Examination. Mr. Sunny Romana (1050242) of 2009 batch of Civil Engineering stood 21st in All Indian Engineering Services Examination

Eleven sponsored research projects ongoing in the Department.


Resources to the tune of Rs.39.00 lakhs generated through consultancy during the last financial year.


Dr. Prem Pal Bansal received a research project to the tune of Rs.29 lakhs during the last financial year from DST.


MODROBS Project
Department gets an AICTE MODROBS project for Transportation Engineering Laboratory worth Rs. 15.00 Lakhs


7th National Conference on Wind Engineering (VII-NCWE)
The Department of Civil Engineering is going to organise National Conference on Wind Engineering (VII-NCWE) at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, Patiala on November 21-22, 2014.

Road Safety Audit Consultancy Projects of NHAI

  • Department of Civil Engineering has been appointed as Safety Consultant by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for Four Laning of Kiratpur Sahib-Nerchowk Section of NH-21 from km 73.200 to km 186.500 in the state of Himachal Pradesh for Development, Construction and Post COD Maintenance Phase in September 2013. The project highway (84.38 km) will run through the new four lane alignment for 58.51 km & widening of existing 25.87 km including two major new bypasses at Bilaspur and Sundernagar along with 5 new tunnels and 15 major & 29 minor bridges. The project will be on DBFOT basis with M/s IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd with total cost of Rs 1818.47 crore for concession period of 28 years.
  • Department of Civil Engineering has been appointed as Safety Consultant by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for Four Laning of Jammu-Udhampur Section of NH-1 from km 15.200 to km 67.000 in the state of Jammu & Kashmir for Development, Construction and Post COD Maintenance Phase in July 2014.