The Department offers B.Tech Degree program in Civil Engineering affiliated with APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. The Department maintains strong academic partnerships with various industries and training institutes, fostering the development of socially committed Engineers. Our goal is to facilitate the holistic growth of every student through academic guidance and by offering opportunities for career development.
Additionally, the Department offers internships for students in collaboration with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), along with stipendiary allowances.
Furthermore, the Department has established a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NHAI, leveraging its expertise to enhance the quality of highway infrastructure. The current project focuses on the "Six Laning of Thuravoor to Paravoor section of new NH-66 in the state of Kerala on EPC Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana".
Our department boasts a range of exceptional features:
Building professionally competent and motivated engineers in the arena of Civil Engineering with high professional ethics
1. To promote a better teaching-learning process through academically proficient faculty, full-fledged laboratories, and excellent infrastructure facilities.
2. To equip the graduates with the knowledge, research, and practical skills in modern construction practices and techniques.
3. To inculcate knowledge of sustainability in various domains of Civil Engineering.
4. To nurture Civil Engineers into ethically strong and responsible leaders to address global challenges through quality education.
1. Shall tackle the multiple responsibilities of analysis, design and construction of traditional and modern systems in compliance with various codes of practices and to meet the current technical challenges.
2. Shall be proficient in the use of relevant software packages for planning, designing, scheduling, executing and controlling of Civil Engineering projects, with an urge for life-long learning.
3. Shall function effectively with individual capabilities as well as with a collective strength as a professional team with good communication skills.
Our Graduates shall have
1. Ability to utilize Civil Engineering principles and software that are appropriate to solve technical problems; prepare design and construction documents ; create structural systems; produce drawings, reports and quantity estimates related to the Civil Engineering domain.
2. Ability to utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout and to conduct standardized field /laboratory tests related to Civil Engineering.
The Department offers undergraduate programme in Civil Engineering with an annual intake of 60 students. The programme was accredited by NBA in 2018. Civil Engineers are in a privileged and hugely influential position to innovate, design and build a sustainable future.
Civil Engineering Department strives to:
CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKSHOP
The Civil Engineering Workshop is one of the oldest laboratories of the institution under the department of Civil Engineering. The laboratory has all required equipment and facilities for conducting practical courses in Civil Workshop. At present, the first-year students of all branches are undergoing practical courses in this laboratory.
The laboratory has all required equipment and facilities for conducting practical courses in Surveying. At present undergraduate students of semester III are undergoing practical courses in this laboratory. The lab is actively used by the final year students for their projects.
List of Equipments
1. Dumpy Level
2. Automatic Level
3. Celestial Globe
4. Digital Level
5. Total Station
6. Plane Table
7. Hand held GPS
8. Prismatic compass
9. Plumb bob
10. Vernier Transit Theodolite
11. Chain with Arrows
12. Digital Distance Measuring Device
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS LABORATORY
Comprehensive Knowledge in Civil Engineering software play a pivotal role in shaping up the engineers competent to the present-day construction scenario. The Computer Applications Lab is fully air conditioned with 35 workstations having latest configurations, which satisfy the computing requirements for various laboratories and project work of students. Internet connectivity is provided for all the systems. The lab is enriched with licensed application software like AutoCAD, STAAD Pro, & Primavera for modeling, analysis & design of structures and construction management. The lab is effectively utilized for conducting FDPs, workshops etc. for the benefit of students and faculty members.
MATERIAL TESTING LAB I
The Material Testing Laboratory I provide facilities to test the mechanical properties of materials used in construction. The lab is actively used for research and consultancy activities as well. While designing any structure, one of the most important concerns of design engineer is to determine the strength of any material that has to be used in the construction of relevant structure. The material should be strong enough to carry load for which the subject structure is to be designed without undergoing undue deformations. In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, impact strength, shear strength etc. This lab is used by students of Civil and Mechanical Engineering branch to conduct their regular experiments in the under graduate level.
List of Equipments
1. Universal Testing Machine (400kN)
2. Torsion Testing Machine (60Nm)
3. Compression Testing Machine (2000kN)
4. Spring Testing Machine (2500N)
5. Impact Testing Machine (300J)
6. Vickers Hardness Tester
7. Brinell Hardness Tester
8. Rockwell Hardness Tester
9. Torsion Pendulum
11. Shear Test Attachment
12. Fatigue Testing Machine
13. Electronic Weighing Machine
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING LAB
The Geotechnical Lab is equipped with the latest machinery for determination of strength and compressibility characteristics of soils. The lab is also used for research and consultancy activities.
List of Equipments
1. Shrinkage Limit Set
2. Sieve Sets
3. Unconfined Compression Testing Machine
4. Hot Air Oven
5. Lab Permeability Apparatus
6. Vane Shear Test Apparatus
7. Sand pouring cylinder apparatus
8. Core Cutter
9. Direct Shear Test Apparatus
10. Consolidation Apparatus
11. Triaxial Machine
12. Sieve Shaker
13. High Speed Stirrer
14. Compaction Apparatus
MATERIAL TESTING LAB II
The Material Testing Lab II provides facilities for various destructive and non – destructive tests on cement and concrete. The Material Testing Laboratory II is of utmost importance for a Civil Engineering student as it provides facilities for major tests for Cement, Aggregates, Concrete, Tiles and Bricks which includes test for Compressive strength, Flexural strength, Fineness, Mix design of concrete etc. These facilities are also used for Consultancy works.
List of Equipments
1. Portable Platform Scale
2. Compaction Factor Apparatus
3. Lateral Extensometer
4. Vee Bee Consistometer
5. Longitudinal Compressometer
6. Flexure Testing machine (100 KN)
7. Vibrating Table Lab
8. Concrete Mixer Drum Type
9. Compression Testing Machine (3000 KN)
10. Vibration Machine
11. Concrete Test Hammer
12. Hot Air Oven
13. Tile Flexural Test Machine (200kg)
14. Bulk Density Measures
15. IS Sieve Shaker
TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING LAB
The Transportation Engineering Laboratory is equipped with facilities for testing and design of materials used for pavement construction and bituminous mixes. The Laboratory is fully equipped to conduct regular experiments in the undergraduate level, and also to take up consultancy works.
List of Equipments
1. Portable Platform Scale
1. Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine
2. Cylindrical Metal Measures including 3 litres, 15 litres and 30 litres
3. Aggregate Impact Tester
4. Marshall Apparatus
5. Crushing Value Apparatus
6. Centrifuge Extractor
7. Standard Tar Viscometer
8. Automatic Compactor
9. Ductility Testing Machine
10. CBR Testing Machine
11. Ring and Ball Apparatus
12. Asphalt Mixer
13. Universal Penetrometer with Bitumen Penetration Kit
14. IS Sieves (20 cm and 30 cm dia)
15. Hot Air Oven
16. Electronic balance of 200 kg Capacity
17. Water Bath (Ring Type)
18. Electronic balance of 60 g Capacity
19. Merlin apparatus
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB
The Environmental Engineering laboratory offers the student exposure to APHA approved water and wastewater quality testing procedures. The laboratory is fully equipped with instruments like UV-VIS spectrophotometer, pH meter, C.O.D apparatus, B.O.D incubator etc for the analysis of water and wastewater.
List of Equipments
2. B.O.D Incubator
3. Digital Nephelo/Turbidity Meter
4. Jar Test Apparatus
5. Imhoff Cones
6. Magnetic Stirrer
7. Muffle Furnace
8. UV-VIS Digital Spectrophotometer
9. Water Bath
11. COD Apparatus
13. Distilled Water Unit
14. Conductivity -TDS Analyser
15. Hot air oven
16. Hot Plate
17. M.P.N. Incubator
18. pH Meter
20. Weighing Balance
The Civil Engineering Students’ Association “CIVISTA” was constituted in the year 2013. CIVISTA aims to play a pivotal role in the professional development of students through various out-of-curriculum and extracurricular activities. It aims to inculcate among its members an awareness and appreciation of the various disciplines of not just Civil Engineering but also other relevant fields. CIVISTA organises workshops, seminars, and conferences where students can learn about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in Civil Engineering.
The prime objectives of the association are:
CIVISTA strives to enhance the educational experience, professional development, and overall preparedness for a successful career for each student.
Every year; academic activities, technical talks and software training classes are organized by eminent technocrats from institutions of prominence and within the department under the aegis of CIVISTA.
The major programmes and activities of CIVISTA are listed:
I sec ∞, the Structural Engineering Club of VJCET, was formed under the patronage of CIVISTA with an objective to bridge the gap between academics and real time practices. The club offers membership to final year and pre-final year students and prepares them with the industry-expected skill- set in Structural Engineering. Structural Engineering Club was constituted on 10th February 2016 with 40 members to expose students to the prevalent practices in the domain of Structural Engineering. I sec ∞ help the students keep in touch with the real world through technical talks, discussions and activities. The goal of the club is to keep students updated on the latest structural engineering news, events, innovations and developments. Structural design projects and technical talks are being organized on every Wednesdays. Technical sessions by industrial experts are also organized under the auspices of Industry Institute Interaction Cell in association with I sec ∞ to inspire the young minds.
Stability Analysis & Solution Proposal for Basket Ball Hoop Configuration & FEM Stimulation of Basket Ball Hoop
The stability analysis study was conducted. The casted portable Loop configuration was modelled in the Structural analysis and Design Software (e tabs). A detailed study on possible loading cases and required factor of safety was studied and the model was analysed for those conditions.
The club offers membership to final year and pre-final year students and prepares them with the industry -expected skill- set in structural engineering. Structural Engineering Club was constituted on 10th February 2016 with 40 members to expose students to the prevalent practices in the domain of Structural Engineering. I sec ∞ help the students keep in touch with the real world through technical talks, discussions and activities. The goal of the club is to keep students updated on the latest structural engineering news, events, innovations and developments. Structural design projects and technical talks are being organized on every Wednesdays. Technical sessions by industrial experts are also organized under the auspicious of Industry institute interaction cell in association with I sec ∞ to inoculate the young minds.
The analysis exposed one flaw in the system in terms of stability. A solution to mitigate the stability issue was designed such that it won’t hinder the portability aspect of the system. The solution proposal was discussed with the concerned authorities and necessary action was taken by the college to implement the solution for achieving a stable Loop configuration.
Mindspark is a curriculum enrichment programme where the final year students take lectures for junior students addressing the innovative techniques and challenges in the contemporary civil engineering arena.
To promote innovative ideas of students.
The programme mission is to enlighten our students to mould their thoughts on transforming their professional lives beneficial for fellow human beings and for the well-being of the society as a whole. The proposed outcome is to instill innovative ideas in the students to replace the inept practices and complex methodologies adopted in construction industry.
‘Ruparekha’ is an initiative from the Department to assist in preparation of plans, submission drawings and estimates to cater to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIG). The major beneficiaries are residents of the neighboring Panchayaths.
To utilize technical skills of students for a social cause and for the benefit of the lesser privileged sections of the society.
To inculcate a civic sense among the graduates of the Department by getting them involved in developing plans, submission drawings and estimates for marginalized sections of the society; offering consultancy for infrastructure development of the state; free of charge.
Academic books are being disbursed in each semester to the deserving students of our department. They in turn, return the books after use; to be re-circulated among students. Every year, new books are replenished by the Department.
To render a helping hand to academically proficient students.
To encourage and elevate needy students with good academic potential.
The Department has been collaborating with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) since 2020 for the ongoing Road Infrastructure Development project “Six laning of Thuravoor to Paravoor section of new NH-66 in the state of Kerala on EPC Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana” by adopting the said stretch of road. The project is proposed to be completed by 2025.
The Department collaborated with National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) for undertaking Classified Traffic Volume Count and Origin Destination Survey along Thodupuzha- Muvattupuzha road during January 2023.
It had come to the notice of VJCET about the family of Akil (9) & Ajil (13), two children from Kalloorkadu Panchayath who were affected with muscular dystrophy-a medical condition characterized by progressive loss of muscle mass and consequent loss of strength from a news report on Mathrubhoomi daily dated September 14, 2016. Students and faculty members of Civil Engineering Department prepared the plan, estimate and supervised the works and mobilized all materials for the house construction. The construction was completed within 72 days. The entire project was funded by VJCET, for which several well-wishers, who requested anonymity; contributed benevolently. Swapanaveedu key was handed over to their parents Mr. Jacob Vengachottil (Household head) & his wife Shanty in the auspicious presence of Sri Eldho Abraham, M.L.A, Muvattupuzha.
The Institute was selected as a nodal centre for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna- Gramin (PMAY-G) for the reconstruction of houses for financially backward people living within the jurisdiction of Avoly Grama Panchayath and Muvattupuzha Block Division. Under this initiative , students of Civil Engineering Department, Aswathy Warrier D, Hanna Mini Sabu, Mariamol Mathew, Sneha George prepared the plan and estimate for 47 houses under the guidance of Mr. Appu John in the year 2017. Maria James, Nihal Noor, Princy N. Paul and R. Harikrishnan , under the guidance of Dr.Anoop C.K prepared plan and estimate for 14 houses in 2018.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), has directed urgent steps towards abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of 21 rivers identified as ‘critically polluted’ in the State. As directed, the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Kerala in collaboration with selected engineering colleges in the state has formulated a detailed project report of action plan for the concerned river. A team including four faculty members and eight students from Department of Civil Engineering analyze the water quality of Muvattupuzha river and submitted the report to Water Resources Department in February 2021 in accordance with the NGT.
The College being selected as a Third Party Technical Agency, 71 Students from Civil Engineering Department conducted GIS Survey for the database creation of Marady Block Panchayath in 2019.
The College being selected as a Third Party Technical Agency , Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Road Safety Cell (Engineering) and concerned police Department of the state has designated selected Engineering Colleges to identify the blackspot as part of road safety programme. Students of Civil Engineering Department, Abin Silven, Emin Eldho Mathew, Savitha Dominic and Tobin Roy identified 7 Black spots in and around Muvattupuzha. The work also focused on studying the reasons of accidents and proposal of remedial measures in order to reduce the number of accidents, accompanied by a faculty and Police personnel.
Dr. Shine George, Associate Professor
Welcome to the vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff at the Department of Civil Engineering of VJCET!
We are delighted to welcome you to explore our website and delve into the captivating realm of Civil Engineering. As one of the oldest and ever-relevant branches in Engineering, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge within the field. Our devoted faculty members bring a wealth of expertise and experience, ensuring our students receive a comprehensive training that readies them for the challenges and opportunities of the industry.
Civil Engineers hold a pivotal role in infrastructure planning, design, construction, and maintenance; environmental protection and pollution control; water resource management; green engineering; sustainability enhancement; enabling smart cities, and much more. Our department stands at the forefront of this revolution, actively participating in cutting-edge research and collaborating with industry partners to address real-world issues.
We venture to cultivate a lively learning environment that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to furnish students with a robust foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Civil Engineering, complemented by hands-on experiences through projects and internships. We encourage our students to engage with live industrial projects, providing them with expert guidance facilitated through robust industry-academia connections.
While perusing our website, you will discover information about our distinguished faculty, academic programmes, and the cutting-edge facilities that bolster our endeavours. We take immense pride in our unwavering commitment to excellence and our emphasis on ethical and responsible civil engineering practice.
We eagerly welcome partnerships with industry, academia, and other research institutions. By cultivating an ecosystem of knowledge exchange and collaboration, we aspire to shape professionally adept civil engineers who are deeply committed to society.
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