Department of
Civil Engineering


Programmes Offered


B.Tech. Civil Engineering *

Specialization in

  • Computer Aided Infrastructure Engineering

  • Minor

  • Remote Sensing and GIS

  • Honors

  • Infrastructure Engineering

  • PG

    M.Tech. Structural Engineering

    M.Tech. Environmental Engineering


    Ph.D.Civil Engineering
    Full Time / Part Time

    All programmes are approved by AICTE

    * Accredited by NBA under Tier - I (Washington Accord) category.

    # Not offered from the Academic Year 2021-22 onwards.
    Dr. A. Geetha Selvarani

    Dr. A. Geetha Selvarani

    HoD, Civil Engineering

    • Vision

      To impart knowledge and excellence in Civil Engineering with global perspectives to the student community and to make them ethically strong engineers to build the nation.

      • To produce Civil Engineers of high calibre with advanced technical skills and ethical values to serve the society and the nation.
      • To make the department as a centre of excellence in the field of Civil Engineering and allied research activities.
      • To provide knowledge base and consultancy services to the community in all areas of Civil Engineering.
      • To promote innovative ideas with original thinking in the minds of budding Engineers to face the future challenges.


    The educational curricula of the department are designed to promote innovative knowledge and critical problem solving thinking in the minds of budding engineers to face their future challenges. A strong foundation in basic sciences and technical knowledge is laid for students to successfully compete in executive positions and earn the highest qualification in the field of Civil Engineering. The department is very active in conducting conferences, workshops, short term courses, seminars etc.. The regular industrial visits and in-plant training are arranged with the industries like CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, L&T, CCCL, etc to enhance the skill level of the students.

    Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
    • Provide Engineering design solutions for the real world problems in Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Remote Sensing and Transportation Engineering.
    • Succeed and excel in their chosen professional practice/research and pursue higher education in the field of Civil Engineering in reputed Institutions in India/Abroad.
    • Make ethical decisions and demonstrate a commitment to the profession and society.
    • Acquire a position that values adaptability and innovation in their profession.
    • Demonstrate leadership, both in their chosen profession and in other social responsibilities.
    Program Outcomes (POs)

    At the time of graduation, the students will have the following capabilities:

    • PO 1 Engineering Knowledge Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
    • PO 1 Problem Analysis Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
    • PO 3 Design/ Development of Solutions Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
    • PO 4 Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems Using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
    • PO 5 Modern Tool Usage Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
    • PO 6 The Engineer and Society   Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess social, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.
    • PO 7 Environment and Sustainability Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
    • PO 8 Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
    • PO 9 Individual and Team Work Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
    • PO 10 Communication Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.
    • PO 11 Project Management and Finance Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
    • PO 12 Life-long Learning Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life- long learning in the broadest context of technological change
    Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
    • PSO 1 Fulfil the needs in planning, analysis and design of steel and concrete structures by incorporating latest techniques and modern tools.
    • PSO 2 Apply Engineering skills by making themselves competent technocrats to satisfy the requirements of the construction industry.
    Research Areas
    • Fiber Reinforced Concrete
    • Structural Engineering
    • Concrete Technology
    • Remote Sensing and GIS
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering

    Department Highlights

    • Department thrives hard to disseminate the latest technology in Green Building, Smart Materials, Smart Cities, Earthquake Resistant Design, etc.
    • Highly qualified and experienced faculty members from premier Institutions.
    • Faculty members and students possess membership in various International / National professional societies.
    • Many faculty members and students have patents to their credit.
    • The students are trained with field experience in the construction of different type of structures which makes them to become entrepreneurs rather than job seekers.
    • International collaboration with many Foreign Universities for faculty / Student Exchange Programme.
    • Student chapter of various professional societies such as ICI, ISTE, etc.

    Funded Research

    Premier funding agencies such as DST, Government of India and DRDO have identified the Civil Engineering department for performing advanced research. Two such projects are:

    1. Structural Health Monitoring of Long span Railway Bridges and Heritage Structures in collaboration with University of Victoria, Canada – funded by DST, New Delhi.

    2. Development of Fibre Reinforced Aerated Concrete with Epoxy Coating for Structural Panel Application funded by DRDO.

    3. Development of very high volume ultra-fine fly ash concrete cast using controlled permeable formwork liner in collaboration with National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – funded by SERB-TARE


    Apart from sponsored research, the department maintains a very active association with the industries through consultancy projects, providing solutions to real-life engineering problems. Guidelines are provided in planning, design, construction, testing, performance assessment, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, recycling, etc., in the construction industry. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), All India radio Chennai, KV Associates Chennai and other private and Government organizations have availed consultancy services from the department.


    The Department of Civil Engineering has well equipped laboratories in the specialized areas with all state of the art equipments to cater to the needs of UG & PG students as well as R&D and consultancy works.

    Core Courses

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    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Structural Analysis
    • Design of RC Elements
    • Design of Steel Structures
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering, etc.
    • Construction Materials and Techniques
    • Surveying
    • Concrete Technology

    Conventional Courses

    • Green Energy and Smart Structures
    • Energy Recovery from Waste
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Pre stressed and Prefabricated Structures
    • Geo-Environmental Engineering
    • Computer Applications in Construction Engineering
    • Urban Transportation Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development.etc
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    Special Elective Courses

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    • Industrial Structures
    • Off-Shore Structures
    • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures
    • Bridge Structures
    • Soil-Structure Interaction
    • Highway Engineering Laboratory
    • E-Waste Management
    • Air Pollution Monitoring and Control
    • Advanced Surveying Laboratory
    • Geology Laboratory
    • Construction Equipment and Management



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    Guest Lecture on “Modelling of Steel Structures”

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    Building Information Modelling

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    Alumni Interaction Session with CIVIL Students

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    Inauguration of CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS ASSOCIATION & National Seminar

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    Remediation of Contaminated Soils

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    International Internships / Projects

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