“A modernization plan for the important teaching and research laboratories in consultation with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) , Ireland is being implemented at a cost of Rs 70-cr. We are now part of a global economy, universitiesand our efforts in contemporization and international rankings are geared to make Thapar University (TU) , Patiala among the best in the world.”
This was stated by RR Vederah, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the globally ranked Thapar University (The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2018), on the globally unique partnership of Thapar University and Trinity College Dublin.
Vederah said further,university is focussing on a vision to move from being good to being excellent and be ahead of the curve in higher education by bringing in global standards across the board. Towards this end, Thapar University is implementing a major contemporisation program in partnership with Trinity College Dublin.
“The partnership with Trinity focuses on strategies to deliver a research inspired, outcome based educational experience to the students at all levels. The introduction of multi-disciplinary engineering design courses includes experiential learning. The partnership with Trinity includes all major academic and research activities and strengthens Thapar University’s position as a leader in higher education in India and in the region.”
Dr. Patrick Prendergast , President & Provost of Trinity College Dublin, said, “For both Thapar and TCD, it has been a good month. Thapar has entered the Times Higher Education world university rankings for the first time and whereas Trinity also continues to rise in these rankings.”
“We have risen in both the Times Higher Education and the QS rankings, and we have joined the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities that further strengthens our voice and position internationally. We have also just been ranked first in Europe for graduate entrepreneurship for the third year in a row by Pitchbook.”
These are achievements that Thapar students will also benefit from. The eighteen Thapar students who have been with us over the past two years have done very well in their studies and next week we will be welcoming a new cohort of 39 students studying Engineering and Computer Science, remarked DrPatrick .
“I am delighted to see the ongoing expansion of the Thapar campus, especially the new Learning Centre. Trinity is also embarking on significant developments such as E3, our Engineering, Energy and Environment Institute, at the heart of which will be the E3 Learning Foundry. This will expand our technology base through increased project driven teaching, targeted research and deepened industry interaction. Thapar students will benefit from these plans in this ongoing partnership that both our universities value greatly, said Dr Patrick.
Meanwhile TU offers a basket of undergraduate engineering and a 2+2 credit transfer program International Engineering Program (IEP) in collaboration with TCD.the faculty at TU is being deputed for post doctoral work at top Universities. This year ten faculty members will visit the best in the world including Trinity College Dublin, Virginia Technology, Waterloo and Oxford University.
About Thapar University
Thapar University is a globally ranked university by the prestigious The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2018. The verdant green 250 acre University campus offers state of the art infrastructure. Founded by Late LalaKaram Chand Thapar and inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Thapar University came into existence in 1956. Since its inception, nearly 25000 students have passed out and proceeded to achieve great heights in their professional careers. 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 and research. The University offers numerous scholarships to deserving students and offers students a high-functioning ecosystem. Thapar University has forged multiple partnerships with the world’s leading universities and has a full contemporization partnership with the respected Trinity College Dublin.
About Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland’s leading university. The university offers world-class teaching and scholarship in all major academic disciplines across the arts, humanities, engineering, science, social and health sciences. Students benefit from a Trinity education inspired by current research and taught by academics at the frontier of their disciplines. The university delivers an education that is innovative and adaptive to the needs of current and future students and graduates. Trinity is Ireland’s top university in all international rankings. It is ranked 117th in THE world university rankings and 88th in the QS World University Rankings.