School of Energy and Environment (SEE) was carved out from the erstwhile Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences with effect from academic year 2013. Scope of the school has been expanded to include (in addition to the Environmental Sciences, Technology and Management) Energy Science and Technology.
School of Energy and Environment has well-furnished and sophisticated environmental laboratories established in 1980s by the liberal funding of MOEF, GOI to develop the area of Environmental Science and Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology . It has qualified, competent and experienced faculty, involved in carrying out academic, consultancy and research activities since 1986. The school has been implementing the Satluj river water quality monitoring project since 1996. The faculty of the school also undertake consultancy projects in the areas of environmental services, environmental designing and management systems (including NABL assessor). The faculty of the School are also supervising sponsored projects funded by various agencies of Government of India, including BRNS, CSIR, DBT, DST, DRDO, etc., in addition to carrying out research under bilateral collaborations with Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, etc.
The School has been offers M.Tech. Environmental Science and Technology and M.Tech Program in Energy Technology and Management. R&D activities of the school currently include river water quality monitoring and management; metal bio-transformations; advanced oxidation processes; industrial environmental management; ambient air quality; and bioremediation and bioenergy. The school offers Ph.D. programs in the energy, environment and safety areas.