The School draws its strength from faculty members and students across the TIET who make up a remarkable intellectual community of scholars, researchers, and teachers of diverse fields including Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences. The most pressing problems facing our natural environment are complex, often requiring collaborative investigation by scholars versed in different disciplines. School of Energy and Environment has well-furnished and state of art environmental laboratories established in 1980s by the liberal funding of MOEF&CC, GOI to develop the area of Environmental Science and Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It has qualified, competent and experienced faculty, having international exposure, involved in carrying out academic, consultancy and research activities since 1986.
The faculty of the school also undertakes consultancy projects in the areas of environmental services, environmental designing and management systems (including NABL assessor). The faculties of the school are also supervising sponsored projects funded by various agencies of Government of India, including BRNS, CSIR, DBT, DST, DRDO, AICTE, etc., in addition to carrying out research under bilateral collaborations with Japan, Italy, and Israel etc.
Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Laboratory (SAI Labs, a MOEF recognized environmental laboratory), CORE (a DST-TIFAC Centre of Excellence in agri-industrial biotechnology) and STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park in the area of biotechnology), established within the premises of the institute, and also supports various programs offered by the school.