We firmly believe that a university must integrate knowledge creation and dissemination. Unless you research well, you cannot teach well. Research supports teaching. Thapar University has committed itself to supporting individuals, fostering integrity and furthering the torch of imagination to spawn more research and entrepreneurship.
A common notion prevailing in private universities is that research does not pay. In contrast, government-funded technological institutions like the IITs can afford to go all out to further research. Thapar University has successfully shown that research overheads can be made productive and thus, R&D a viable option. The skills of doctoral students can be put to good use to take tutorials, write proposals, work in labs, and so on.