Department of Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering Department was started in the year 1984. The department has well qualified and experienced faculty with specializations in various branches of Civil Engineering, such as Structural Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and GIS etc., Among the faculty, two are possessing Ph.D degree and the remaining faculty are pursuing with their Ph.D programmes in different specializations of Civil Engineering. The Department produces academic rank holders every year with Anna University, Chennai. The Department is maintaining its superior position with respect to the pass percentage of Anna University, Chennai in Madurai zone. The Department has several laboratories as per the requirements of Anna University. The labs are fully equipped with latest equipment. The labs are: Soil Mechanics Lab, Hydraulics Engineering Lab, Survey Lab, Concrete and Highway Engineering Lab, Strength of materials Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Computer Aided Design & Drafting Lab (CADD) etc.
At the end of the 4 year programme, the students acquire hands on experience in design and preparation of structural drawings for concrete/steel structures, Hydraulic and environmental problems, normally encountered in Civil Engineering practice. Hence, the students undergo training and taking practice in the Computer Aided Design and Drafting lab which includes several models of structures and other related topics of civil engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering organizes National level/State level conferences/Seminar/Workshop on latest topics of Civil Engineering. The faculty members are sponsored to attend FDPs to enhance their knowledge. The department has been producing Civil Engineers from 1988 onwards and so the Alumni are well placed across the nation / world and hence outgoing students are very much benefitted in all aspects for guidance and placement. This department is a twin department offering B.E Civil Engineering from year of 1984 and M.E. Structural Engineering from year of 2012.
Strive to become a nationally and internationally leading institution of higher learning, to graduate highly qualified engineers, maintain nationally recognized research to provide quality professional and community service to the region and the world.
i. To provide quality education to prepare nationally competitive students for a successful career in civil engineering.
ii. To provide advanced skills, knowledge in state of art of research and design in sub areas of civil engineering for graduate students.
iii. To inculcate moral and ethical values among the students.
iv. To provide service to the engineering profession and public.
v. To have regular interaction with industry and offer solutions to their problems.
Programme Outcomes (PO)
01. Engineering knowledge: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
02. Problem analysis: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
03. Design/development of solutions: Graduate will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
04. Individual and team work: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component or process as per needs and specifications.
05. Conduct investigation of complex problem: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to visualize and work on laboratory and multidisciplinary tasks.
06. Modern tool usage: Graduate will demonstrate skills to use modern engineering tools, software and equipment to analyze problems.
07. Ethics: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities.
08. Communication: Graduate will be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
09. Engineer and society: Graduate will show the understanding of impact of engineering solutions on the society and also will be aware of contemporary issues.
10. Life-long learning: Graduate will develop confidence for self education and ability for life-long learning.
4 years (Regular) / 3 years (Lateral Entry)
No. of Semesters:
8 (Regular) / 6 (Lateral Entry)
Intake / No. of Seats:
Total - 60 (Government - 30, Management - 30)
10+2 system of Education. Must have secured a pass in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the qualifying examination.
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Planners, Designers, Constructors & Operators | Stewards of the Environment | Innovators & Integrators of Technology | Managers of risk | Leaders in Public Policy | Public Sector Undertaking | Government Sector
Scope for Higher Studies:
Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Rotometer 1 Venturimeter/Orifice meter 1 Bernoulli’s Theorem Apparatus 1 Centrifugal Pump (Constant Speed) 1 Centrifugal Pump (Variable Speed) 1 Centrifugal Pump (Multi Stage) 1 Centrifugal Jet Pump 1 Gear Pump 1 Submersible pump 1 Reciprocating Pump (Type I) 1 Reciprocating Pump (Type II) 1 Pelton Wheel turbine 1 Francis turbines 1 Kaplan Turbine 1 Friction factor in pipes 1 Minor losses 1 Reynolds Apparatus 1 Laminar Flow Apparatus 1 Notch Apparatus 1 Hydraulic Flume Apparatus 1 Buoyancy Apparatus 1 Rain Gauge 1 Pitot Tube 1 Orifice Mouthpiece Apparatus 1
Equipment Name Quantity Total Station 1 Theodolites 10 Dumpy level / Filling level 25 Pocket stereoscope 5 Ranging rods 50 Leveling staff 12 Cross staff 12 Chains 5 Tapes 10 Arrows 45 Prismatic Compass 7 Surveyor Compass 2 Survey grade or Hand held GPS 1 Plane table 10 Subtense Bar 2
Construction Materials Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Sieves for fine aggregate 2 sets Sieves for coarse aggregate 2 sets Sieve Shaker 1 Pycnometer 2 Proctor Compaction apparatus 2 sets Aggregate impact testing machine + Mould 1 Aggregate crushingtesting machine + Mould 1 UTM – 400 kN capacity 1 Compression testing machine– 200 kN Capacity 1 Sand replacement method accessories 2 Core cutter method accessories 2 Relative Density apparatus 1 A standard thickness gauge 1 A standard length gauge 1 Thermostatically controlled oven 1 Water content containers 3 Weighing machine – 20kg capacity 1 Weighing machine – 1kg capacity 3 Concrete Mixer 1 Slump cone with accessories 3 Compaction Factor Apparatus 1 Vibrator 1 Trovels and planers 1 Set Concrete cube moulds 6 Concrete cylinder moulds 3 Concrete Prism moulds 3
Highway Engineering Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Concrete cube moulds 6 Concrete cylinder moulds 3 Concrete Prism moulds 3 Sieves 1set Concrete Mixer 1 Slump cone 3 Flow table 1 Vibrator 1 Trovels and planers 1 set UTM – 400 kN capacity 1 Vee Bee Consistometer 1 Aggregate impact testing machine 1 CBR Apparatus 1 Blains Apparatus 1 Los - Angeles abrasion testing machine 1 Marshall Stability Apparatus 1
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Turbidity Meter 1 Conductivity Meter 1 Digital PH Meter 1 Hot Air Oven 1 Colorimeter 1 Muffle Furnance 1 COD Apparatus Round Bottom Flask (04) Condensor (04) 1 Heating Mantle 2 Magnetic stirrer with Hot Plate 1 BOD Incubator 1 Jar test apparatus 1 Water Bath 1 Kjeldale Apparatus Reflex Condensor 1 Desicator 2
List of Glasswares
Equipment Name Quantity
Standard Flask (Volumetric Flask)
Sintered Glass Crucibles (30 ml)
BOD Bottle (300 ml)
Conical Flask (Narrow Mouth 500ml)
Reagent Bottle (Narrow Mouth soda glass 250ml)
Strength Of Materials Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity UTM of minimum 400 kN capacity 1 Torsion testing machine 1 Izod impact testing machine 1 Hardness testing machine Rockwell Vicker’s (any 2) Brinnel 1 each Beam deflection test apparatus 1 Extensometer 1 Compressometer 1 Dial gauges 1 Le Chatelier’s apparatus 2 Vicat’s apparatus 2 Mortar cube moulds 10
Soil Mechanics Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Sieves 2 sets Hydrometer 2 sets Liquid and Plastic limit apparatus 2 sets Shrinkage limit apparatus 3 sets Proctor Compaction apparatus 2 sets UTM of minimum of 20kN capacity 1 Direct Shear apparatus 1 Thermometer 2 Sand replacement method accessories and core cutter method accessories 2 Tri-axial Shear apparatus 1 Three Gang Consolidation test device 1 Relative Density apparatus 1 Van Shear apparatus 1 Weighing machine – 20kg capacity 1 No Weighing machine – 1kg capacity 3 No
Computer Aided Design and Drafting Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Computer system of Pentium IV or equivalent 30 Nos AUTOCAD 1 Copy Models of Structures 1 Each Analysis and Design Software 1 No
Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory
Equipment Name Quantity Strong Floor 1 Loading Frame 1 Hydraulic Jack 1 Load Cell 1 Proving Ring 1 Demec Gauge 2 Electronic Strain gauges (few) with Measurement System 1 Rebound Hammer 1 Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Tester 1 Dial Gauges 2 Clinometer 1 Vibration Exciter 1 Vibration Meter 1 FFT Analyser 1
B.E - Civil Engineering
Academic Year Student Name Rank 2017-18 Israth fathima M 27 2017-18 Roshan shabeeha M 31 2015-16 Pandi selvam T 18 2015-16 Dhuvaragan SH 23 2015-16 Rajajagadeeswaran R 40 2015-16 Arun kumar A 50 2013-14 Abdur rahman M 32 2013-14 Menagga K 34 2013-14 Arockia raja P 41
M.E - Structural Engineering
Academic Year Student Name Rank 2017-18 Saranya devi K 35 2017-18 Vaijeyanthi D 41 2016-17 Cibilakshmi G 7 2016-17 Rajeswari G 24 2015-16 Mahanandhini R 22 2015-16 Ranjini selvameenal A 43 2015-16 Arunya S 50
|Sl. No.||NAME OF FACULTY||DESIGNATION||YEAR/SEM||SUBJECT NAME||LINK FOR THE SUBJECT|
|1.||Dr. D. ALAGIA MEENAL||PROFESSOR||IV / 07||CE6011 – AIR POLLUTION MANAGEMENT||Click here|
|Dr. D. ALAGIA MEENAL||PROFESSOR||IV / 07||CE6021 - REPAIR & REHABILITAION OF STRUCTURES||Click here|
|2.||Mr. K. NIRAIKULASEKARAN||ASSO.PROF||II / 04||CE6401 – CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS||Click here|
|3.||Dr. P. SATHEES KUMAR||ASSO.PROF||III / 06||CE6003 – REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES & GIS||Click here|
|4.||Mr. M. ILAYARAJA||ASSO.PROF||IV/ 08||MG6851 – PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT||Click here|
|5.||Mrs. E. VANI||AP||III / 06||CE6604 – RAILWAYS, AIRPORTS & HARBOUR ENGINEERING||Click here|
|Mrs. E. VANI||AP||III / 06||CE6602 - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS II||Click here|
|6.||Mr. S. BALASUBRAMANIAN||AP||IV/ 08||CE6016 - PREFABRICATED STRUCTURES||Click here|
|7.||Mrs. G. MUTHUMARI||AP||IV/ 07||CE6701 – STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS||Click here|
|Mrs. G. MUTHUMARI||AP||III / 06||CE6603 - DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES||Click here|
|8.||Mr. S. JEYAMUGESH||AP||III / 06||CE6601 - DESIGN OF R.C. & BRICK MASONRY STRUCTURES||Click here|
|9.||Mr. D. ZUNAITHUR RAHMAN||AP||II / 03||CE8392 – ENGINEERING GEOLOGY||Click here|
|Mr. D. ZUNAITHUR RAHMAN||AP||III / 05||CE6605 – ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING II||Click here|
|10.||Mr. T. MUTHUKUMAR||AP||II / 04||CE6402 - STRENGTH OF MATERIALS||Click here|
|11.||Mr. K. SIRAJUDEEN||AP||III / 05||CE6502 – FOUNDATION ENGINEERING||Click here|
|12.||Mrs. M. RAMALAKSHMI||AP||II / 04||CE6405 - SOIL MECHANICS||Click here|
|13.||Mr. M. VENKADESHWARAN||AP||II / 04||CE6404 - SURVEYING II||Click here|
Advisory Board (DAB)
The Department Advisory Board (DAB) has been framed with the objective of suggesting improvement in academic plans and encourage for industry – institute interactions to bridge up curriculum / industry gap and suggest qualify improvement initiatives to enhance employability.
The DAB is framed of members from eminent Institutions as well as members from Industry, Alumni, Students and Faculty of the department. The present composition of the DAB is as follows.
|Name of the Member||Designation|
|Dr.D.Alagia Meenal||Chairperson /HOD|
|Dr.P.Sathees Kumar||Associate Professor|
|Mrs.E.Vani||Assistant Professor Sr Grade|
Department of Civil Engineering,
University College of Engineering,
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
|Mr.John Sushil Packiaraj||Assistant Professor (SR Grade),
Department of Civil Engineering,
Vellore Institute of Technology,
|Mr.S. Alwar Babuji||Structural Consultant and Confair Chairman,
Association of Civil Engineers,
MR Hitech Contractors,
|Mr. Rizwanullah||Project Manager,
M/S Elsewedy Cables,
|Mr. Maruthupandi P||Final Year B.E Civil|
|Ms.Magesh G||Final Year B.E Civil|
|Mr.Ahamed Abdul Kadhir Suhaibu A S||III Year B.E Civil|
|Mr. Raja Rinith R||II Year B.E Civil|