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Statement from Thapar University

New Delhi/Patiala, 12th April 2012: With respect to a few media reports on Thapar University (TU) abolishing 50 per cent quota for students from Punjab, we wish to make known certain facts.

Thapar University is amongst the top ranked private universities and technical institutes in the country. For over five decades, TU has imparted holistic technical education to thousands of young minds, who have gone on to excel in India and abroad. The quality of our faculty, curriculum and matchless infrastructure attracts top quality students from India and overseas. Of late, TU has entered into strategic partnerships with some of the world's most respected universities. Exchange programmes for students and faculty, and regular participation in global competitions give our students excellent exposure. Today, TU is known around the world and our students find placements in some of the best organisations.

The decision to offer 50 per cent quota was implemented by the University when there were limited engineering seats in Punjab. Today, there are many engineering colleges in the state, resulting in more engineering seats for students in Punjab.

Thapar University is a private deemed University that does not receive government funding. Other similar institutes include BITS Pilani, Manipal, VIT, etc. All these other institutes have an all India basis for admission and enjoy an advantage in recruiting higher ranked students. By making admissions equally competitive for all students, TU hopes to garner some of the best engineering students in the country.

The courses on offer at Thapar University especially the engineering courses, are much sought after. Removal of domicile quota will give a fair opportunity to meritorious students (from the State and outside) to compete for admissions.

The gap between the AIEEE ranks of students from Punjab and outside is widening rapidly. Of late, it has reached a situation where we may not have enough qualifying candidates to fill our seats through the domicile quota.

Therefore, throwing open all seats for national competition will certainly improve the students' profile at TU and improve the institute's ranking. It will also ensure that no seat goes vacant, especially since engineering is such a coveted subject.

We believe that this decision will be beneficial for all our stakeholders. Especially the students.

About Thapar University
Thapar University, Thapar Polytechnic College and Thapar Centre for Industrial Research & Development together constitute the Thapar Technology Campus (TTC), which is housed in a 250 acre campus in Patiala. Founded by Late Lala Karam Chand Thapar and inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, the University came into existence in 1956. Since its inception, nearly 12,000 students have passed out and proceeded to achieve great heights in their professional career. Today, Thapar University is rated amongst the top technical universities in the country with placements within and outside India, and is reputed for its R&D facilities.

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