B.Tech - Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the second oldest branch of engineering and still coming up with flying colors.

B.Tech - Civil Engineering

With the ever-increasing development in infrastructure, Civil Engineering has become an acid in field of engineering. Civil engineering is a professional engineering that embrace design, construction and maintenance of naturally built environment including roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society, and its history is intricately linked to advances in understanding of physics and mathematics throughout history. Civil engineers have been serving the construction industry and rural community through dissemination of knowledge and technical services since ancient times. Civil Engineering is the second oldest branch of engineering and still coming up with flying colors. It is a diverse branch which further splits into a number of sub-disciplines such as hydraulics, management and construction, structures, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and many more.

In modern era, scope of Civil Engineering has further widened with advancement in technology and research oriented studies. Civil engineers render technical advice on live engineering problems to various Government and Private Sector companies throughout country. Civil Engineers have multiple career opportunities in abroad also where they deal with research responsive to global challenges. Civil engineers have excelled in Industrial research and consultancy with appropriate national and international linkages and met the highest standards. Further the civil engineers can pursue their academics and aim for research oriented doctoral and post doctoral degrees. The buildings like Burj Khalifa standing 828 meters high are magnificent illustrations of the extremes of civil engineering. Civil Engineering has been an ever trending field of engineering that has been serving and will serve the nation and world forever.

Survey Lab

The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with the instruments and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments and demonstrate their proficiency on weekly lab exercises and a comprehensive semester project and final exam. Each lab group - typically three students - has a dedicated set of instruments to use, including auto level, theodolite, and total station. Each group also has level rods, tripods, tape measures, chaining pins, and other common surveying tools and ancillary equipment. The lab serves as office space for the surveying instructor and teaching assistants, so surveying students have direct access to help for material discussed in lecture and lab.It is also focused on the development of geomatics monitoring systems by means of advanced surveying and mapping technologies, including remote sensing technology.

Concrete Lab

The Concrete Laboratoryis equipped to run standard tests on cement, aggregates, and concrete. The laboratory is operated as both a teaching and research facility. Equipment is available to test concrete aggregates for deleterious behavior, including alkali silica reactivity, and to measure aggregate properties as they affect mixture proportioning. Hydraulic testing machines are used for concrete strength determination. Research at the Concrete Performance Lab focuses on concrete durability, early-age properties of concrete and the pursuit of high-performance civil engineering materials. Concrete, the most widely used building material in the world, is a sustainable material when properly designed and constructed. While new materials may show promise, they are often made from natural resources that are simply not found in quantities abundant enough to compete with or even replace the most used construction material in the world, concrete. It is for this reason that concrete is the most advantageous for further development as an advanced material, and enhancements to concrete to generate special properties or to achieve superior performance may be a central path forward to ensure both long-term durability and sustainability.

Structural Lab

Structural Analysis experiments help to understand, to know the practical behavior of the physical structures like beams, different arches, roof truss etc. A proper structural analysis of these structures helps the students to solve the practical problems. Different structural apparatus like Two-Hinged Arch, Three-Hinged Arch, Simply Supported Beam, Curved Members of different shape and Pin Joint Truss are available in the laboratory.

Geotechnical & Transportation Lab

In Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory the students will gain hand-on experience in conducting soil laboratory tests to determine soil parameters needed for geotechnical engineering design, and to communicate this information with others. Further the laboratory involves determination of moisture content, density, plastic limit, and liquid limit, shrinkage limit, bearing capacity, grain size distribution and specific gravity of soil.

Transportation Lab is used for research and teaching in the fields of rigid and flexible pavements and testing pavements materials and structures. Several instruments exist in the lab for conducting materials characterization tests.

The Environmental Engineering

his laboratory practical provides good insight into different experimental methods relevant to Environmental Engineering. In this lab students can perform various tests on potable water and sewage samples to check pH value, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Suspended Particles etc. as per BIS standards. It helps to assess the water quality standard of the region, pollution load in sewage and working efficiency of sewage and other water treatment units. Experiment on ambient air pollution parameter such as SOxconcentration, NOxconcentration and SPM are performed and also experiments related to noise pollution measuring parameters are performed in this lab.

Job Prospect

Civil Engineers can find job in Government departments, private and public sector industries, research and teaching institutions etc. Job opportunities for civil engineers are expected to increase as fast as the average for all jobs, although the construction industry is vulnerable to fluctuations in the economy. Civil engineers will always be needed to maintain and repair existing facilities and structures and to construct new ones. After doing B.Tech, one can look for jobs in road projects, building work, consultancy firms, quality testing laboratories or housing societies. The experts say there is a high demand for experienced civil engineers in developed countries.

Civil engineers are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government, the railways, private construction companies, military, engineering services, consultancy services etc. Civil Engineering graduates can also go in for research and take up teaching or they can open their own independent consultancy services.