The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2009 during the academic year 2009-2010 with an initial intake of 60, besides an additional 20% under lateral entry scheme. The Department has a PG program Structural Engineering (SE) started in the year 2014 with 24 intakes. The Department is ably supported by 16 Faculty members, all with M.Tech Qualification, maintaining 1:15 Faculty: Student ratio and the department is supported by non-teaching staff.
Seminars, Guest Lectures and Expert Lectures are organized periodically for the benefit of students. Students are also encouraged to participate in Technical Symposiums/paper contests conducted by various other institutions / organizations.
Eminent personalities from various other academic institutions, Research Organizations and Industries, are invited to deliver expert lectures in various advanced topics.
Civil Engineering is considered as one of the oldest engineering disciplines. Civil Engineering involves planning, designing and executing structural works. The profession deals with a wide variety of engineering tasks including designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports etc. and offers a multitude of challenging.
A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale, and maintenance of the product. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills. The planning part of their work involves site investigation, feasibility studies, creating solutions to complications that may occur and the actual designing of structures. They have to work with the guidelines of the local government authority and get plans approved by the relevant authority. They may prepare cost estimates and set construction schedules. Construction work involves dealing with clients, architects, government officials, contactors and the supervision of work according to standards. Their work also involves the maintenance and repair of the project.
The major specializations within civil engineering are structural, geo-technical engineering, hydraulics & water resources, environmental, construction, transportation, etc. On most projects, civil engineers work in teams or in coordination with many other engineers.
Civil Engineers can find job in government departments, private and public sector industries, research and teaching institutions etc. Job opportunities for civil engineers are expected to increase as fast as the average for all jobs, although the construction industry is vulnerable to fluctuations in the economy.
Civil engineers will always be needed to maintain and repair existing facilities and structures and to construct new ones. After doing B.Tech, one can look for jobs in building work, road projects, consultancy firms, quality testing laboratories or housing societies. The experts say there is a high demand for experienced civil engineers in developed countries.
Civil engineers are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government, the railways, private construction companies, military, engineering services, consultancy services etc. Civil engineering graduates can also go in for research and take up teaching or they can start their own independent consultancy services.