Traditionally Civil Engineering has played an important role in improving the civic life of society by harmonizing the natural resources available on earth. Some of the major areas in the field of Civil Engineering are design and construction of various structures like bridges, buildings, roads, tunnels and dams, developing new construction technologies,Design and development of Foundation systems, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation and Traffic Engineering, Municipal and Sanitary services, surveying, GIS and remote sensing, and Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering. Also, Civil Engineers have found an important role in some newer areas like design and construction of waste containment systems, disposal of high level nuclear wastes, and protection of Ground water resources. In recent years Civil Engineers are facing newer challenges in infrastructure development that is resulting into Development of newer type of foundation Solutions, treatment of natural soils, and development of newer materials. Further, the role of specialized geotechnical engineers is vital and relevant for any structure to stand and stable on a suitably designed foundation system. Transportation engineering deals with the planning, design and construction of roads, railways, airport, dock and harbors, as well as controlling and regulating the traffic flow. Broadly a civil Engineer is expected to do planning, research, design and construction of buildings and roads; traffic and transportation, irrigation and power, water supply and sewage disposal, dam and reservoirs, ports and harbors, airways and navigation, treatment of industrial wastes and abatement of air pollution, noise pollution and disaster mitigation.
Besides the basic and engineering Sciences the curriculum in Civil Engineering Covers various professional subjects on structures, foundations, construction, works management and cost, transportation Engineering, irrigation engineering, hydraulics, environmental engineering and earthquake technology etc.
The intake at undergraduate level in the Department during the current academic year (2011-12) Is 87 in Civil Engineering. He Department offers M. Tech. degree level programmers in Hydraulics and Flood Control, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Geotechnical Engineering. The sanctioned intake in these four areas of specialization is 88 students. The M. E. programmers nowCalled M. Tech. Programmes, for the last 30 years, have contributed significantly to the manpower development in highly relevant areas of national importance.
The department also provides opportunity to working engineers for upgrading their qualification under Continuing Education Programme on part time basis, these programmes are: M. Tech. in daytime, and B.Tech. In evening time.
The UG curriculum is broad-based and designed to introduce the students with a wide range of problems encountered by civil engineers. Electives, self-study courses, and independently conducted projects are offered in the pre-final year and final year to enable the students to develop additional depth in the areas of special interest to them. Survey camp and practical training which are part of the curriculum, aim to expose the students to actual field problems. Laboratory experiments, computer aided analysis, design and drawing and the tutorial classes are held to build confidence in the students.
The Department is well equipped with laboratories related to Structure, Concrete testing, Soil Mechanics, Highway Engineering, Experimental Stress Analysis, Computational Mechanics, Education Technology, PhotogrammetricAnd GIS facilities, EnvironmentalEngineering and Hydraulics laboratories. The department undertakes to organize special lectures and discussion by eminent persons from the field and industry.
p align="justify"> The department has established a student chapter namely "SEM DEC Student Chapter" with the society for Experimental Mechanics, USA. The interested students are encouraged to become member of SEM DEC Students Chapter. Keeping in View the requirements of personality Development of the students, the Department has started in 2009, the Society of Civil & Environmental Engineers (SCEE).
The department of Civil Engineering lay greater emphasis on quality research of industrial design and development. Excellent facilities are available to conduct research for the award of Ph.D. degree in the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Earth Quake Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Experimental Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering and other interdisciplinary areas.