Founded in 1956, Thapar University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Patiala (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Punjab. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Thapar University (TIET) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Thapar University (TIET) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 60 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. TIET also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.