About Department

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 1985. This was followed by Post Graduate Programme in Structural Engineering in the year 2002 and Ph.D Programme in the year 2007. All the Programmes are approved by AICTE and the UG Programme is  accredited by UGC,  NBA and  NAAC.
Dr. I. Padmanaban, HOD with a strong team of faculty provide the right academic atmosphere for the students to get developed into complete Civil Engineers with aptitude for research. In the past Three decades, the department has seen lot of progress in academics, research and consultancy. In addition, the department is recognized as a research centre by Anna University Chennai. So far about 15 scholars have acquired Ph.D from our research centre and more than 30 are pursuing Ph.D. All this was achievable due to dedicated teaching and non-teaching faculty and the support from the generous management. We have 16 faculty members both from UG & PG, of which 5 have acquired highest qualification in the form of Ph.D. Our infrastructure has been state-of-the-art for which we thank the ever encouraging management. Quality of students and their achievements in curricular and co-curricular activities have branded our department as a leading centre of learning, not only in India but also abroad.


The department of civil engineering shall thrive to excel instruction, research and innovation at under-graduate and graduate level of all sub-areas of civil engineering. It shall do so in accordance with the service to public, person and society while keeping pace with the technological innovations thus contributing to the economic development of the nation.


The department of civil engineering is committed to produce socially responsible, ethically ensured and technically strong engineers who are able to compete globally exhibiting strong leadership and innovative skill constantly striving for the upliftment of society.


  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

 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, manufacturability, and sustainability.

 An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

  An ability to identify, formulates, and solves engineering problems.

 An understand the professional and ethical responsibility.

 An ability to communicate effectively.

 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life- long learning.

 A knowledge of contemporary issues.

 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 Graduates can explain the role of a leader, leadership principles, and attitudes conducive to effective professional practice of Civil Engineering.


  Are proficient in the fundamentals of engineering science, analytical and quantitative reasoning, and design in the context of civil engineering.

 Are able to apply these skills in developing safe, sustainable, economical and environmentally sound solutions to civil engineering problems either within the profession or through post-graduate research.

 Grow professionally in their careers through continued development of technical and management skills, achievement of professional licensure, and assumption of roles of responsibility in professional service.

 Understand the needs and represent the diversity of the program’s constituencies*, thereby serving the needs of society and the profession.


  Apply the concepts and solve problems in at least three sub divisions of Civil Engineering namely Structures, Environmental, Hydraulics, Construction Management and Geotechnical Engineering.

 Graduates can explain the role of a leader, leadership principles, and attitudes conducive to effective professional practice of Civil Engineering.