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Civil Engineering

The Department prepares students for the award of a B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering. The curriculum has been specially designed keeping in view emerging Civil Engineering needs of the country as well as the modern emphasis on IT enabled Civil Engineering.

At P.G. Level, the department offers 2-year M.Tech programmes in Construction Management, Environmental Engineering and in Structural Engineering. In addition, a Ph.D. degree is offered in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Management, Hydropower Enginneering, Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Vision:

To strive for excellence, knowledge creation and research contribution to the field of Civil Engineering, and to serve the society and the nation with missionary zeal, thus to be recognized internationally as one of the best centres of research and education in all the areas of Civil Engineering.

Mission:

M1: To provide a vibrant educational environment to the students in the competitive field of Civil Engineering keeping in view the emerging infrastructural needs of the country as well  as the emphasis on IT-enabled Civil Engineering profession.

M2: To keep pace with the advances in Civil Engineering techniques and technologies to provide training and skills for creative, innovative and ethical attitude without losing academic focus.

M3: To provide state-of-the-art skills and knowledge in multi-disciplinary and multi-domain operations to the undergraduate and graduate students; so they may emerge as leaders in the world of Civil Engineering and highly sought after professionals to serve the nation and the society .

Programme Educational Objectives:

PEO-1.  Emerge as competent technical professionals, using their skills in planning, design, construction and operation of the built environment, utilizing their skills to analyze and design systems, and managing technical activities involved in civil engineering projects.

PEO-2.  Develop such professional skills as required to become productive from the very beginning in employment or in higher studies.

PEO-3. Understand their ethical, environmental as well as professional responsibilities so that they appreciate the impact that their engineering solutions can have on the sustainability, society and the nation as a whole.

PEO-4. Acquire the analytical ability to create, analyze, formulate, and solve different problems in the field of Civil Engineering; and to identify and develop the necessary and suitable tools for the same.

PEO-5. Be prepared for lifelong learning for becoming successful civil engineers and develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary approach and ability to relate engineering issues to broader social and human context, in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.

PEO-6. Be able to work effectively in collaboration with other members of multi-domain professional teams and exhibit strong leadership quality, communication and  interpersonal skills as prime movers in the profession.

Programme Outcomes:

The students will develop:

PO1.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve real world problems.

PO2.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze, interpret and validate their outcome.

PO3.  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability.

PO4.    An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

PO5.    An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

PO6.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility to apply engineering solution taking into consideration the social   and global aspects.

PO7.    An ability to communicate effectively.

PO8.    Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in  lifelong learning.

PO9.    An ability to use the techniques, skills, modern engineering tools, and knowledge of contemporary issues for optimized solution of real-life engineering problems.

Research

The Department carries out research and development in the following fields of Civil Engineering:

- Rockfill material modelling, Constitutive modeling, FEM in Geotechnical Engineering, Soil plasticity.

- Slope stability problems (including seismic), Soil-nailing, Landfill design.

- Fluvial hydraulics, Scouring, Flow of water around hydraulic structures such as bridge piers and abutments.

- Concrete rheology, Development of HPC with Alcofine, micro-silica, etc., Composite materials, Prestressed concrete.

- Dynamic analysis of structures subjected to extreme loading, and earthquakes, Seismic evaluation of existing buildings.

- Active and passive control of tall structures against earthquakes, Smart structures.

- Air pollution, Estimation of NOx / CO concentrations, and Solid-waste management.

-  Pavement Materials, Design and Maintenance, Optimization Techniques.

-  Development of mini-standard penetration test.