Department of Civil Engineering
About The Department
Civil Engineering Department was established since inception of College, with the introduction of Undergraduate program with intake of 120 students. It is one among the oldest department in the Non – Grant Engineering Institution in the state of Bihar. The department is having qualified and dedicated Faculty and Technical staff members in diversified field of specializations.
Spacious and well equipped state-of-the-art laboratories are the mainstay of the Department. Apart from the syllabus, extra activities like manual modeling and 3D Auto CAD modeling of structures are also conducted. The department offers electives in advanced subjects of Civil Engineering to meet the latest demand of Industries. It has infrastructural facilities for carrying out various tests on all building materials, soil and waters samples. As an exemplary center, the department offers extensive wide range of consultancy services for many organizations.
The Department is also organizing field survey campus outside the college to expose the students of various survey works. The Department objectives are fulfilled by organizing field visits, organizing national seminars and workshop. The Civil Engineering Department also arranges expert lectures from the experienced technocrat from various organizations and institutes of repute.
The Civil Engineering department aims to produce graduate engineers equipped for careers in the public and private sector encompassing areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, environmental and construction industries.
To produce highly competent Civil Engineers of International standards for catering to local, national and global needs and to provide state-of-the-art consultancy, research and development in various fields of Civil Engineering.
To provide a rigorous hands-on engineering education integrated in a studentcentered environment to equip them with life-long learning skills necessary for professional practice.
To prepare our students to be the technical, business and global leaders of tomorrow by inculcating team work and communication skills.
To promote research, development and consultancy through constant interaction with industry and research organizations.
To inculcate ethical values and professionalism.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
The Graduate students will, after completion of 3 to 5 years of B. Tech. Civil Engineering Program,
PEO1: Have successful career in the diversified sectors of the engineering Industry and/ or higher studies by acquiring knowledge in mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals.
PEO2: Analyze and design Civil engineering systems with social awareness and responsibility.
PEO3: Exhibit professionalism, ethical approach, communication skills, team work in their profession and adapt to modern trends by engaging in lifelong learning.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)
At the time of graduation, student will be able to:
PSO1: Survey, map, plan and mark layouts for buildings and other structures.
PSO2: Specify, analyze, design, test and assess different structures with quality and safety aspect.
PSO3: Plan, analyze, and design water resources systems with effectiveness and sustainable environmental considerations.
Civil Engineering Laboratory
The Department of Civil Engineering has well equipped state-of-the-art laboratories supervised by experienced faculty members. There are trained technicians to help the students in performing the experiments. In order to give practical know-how to the students of Civil Engineering for the theoretical topics studied by them in the class room various labs are set up with the latest equipment and facilities. The students can perform the entire practical on their own, keeping the track of latest trends in the field under the keen supervision of specialized faculties.
This Laboratory is designed to obtain the basic knowledge about the cement, coarse and fine aggregates and their performance during the construction. This laboratory helps the students to understand the basic and engineering properties of cement, fine and coarse aggregates such as specific gravity, soundness limit, compressive strength, water absorption, slump and compaction factor type, non-destructive strength of concrete samples.
In Engineering geology laboratory, rock samples, mineral samples, models showing fault and fold, colour and texture, feel properties, magnetism are available. Engineering Geology is a very important subject of Civil Engineering as it deals with the behaviour of rocks below the surface of the earth. Geological factors below the ground may affect the design, construction, operation and site selection of any project work especially for dams. Geologist may provide suggestions regarding earthquake analysis for buildings, bridges, dams etc.
This laboratory course aims at making the students familiarize with the essential Environmental Engineering equipment’s and experimental methodology that are used to obtain the different characteristics of water and wastewater such as pH, Turbidity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS; Organic and Inorganic), Alkalinity/Acidity, Chloride, Chlorine demand, Iron, Nitrates Nitrogen,Total Phosphorus, Optimum dose of Coagulant, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) etc.
Surveying is the process by which a surveyor measures certain dimensions that generally occur on the surface of the Earth. To familiarize and make the students to obtain the knowledge of surveying equipment and measurement techniques with emphasis on levelling and traversing using chain, tape, theodolite , total satations, levelling instruments and compass survey.
This Laboratory is designed to obtain the basic knowledge about the soil under loading and unloading conditions occurred during the construction of structure at site. This laboratory helps the students to understand the basic and engineering properties of soils such as Specific gravity, Atterberg’s limit, Compaction, Consolidation, Permeability and Shear strength of soils.
This Laboratory is designed to obtain the basic knowledge about the civil engineering materials bitumen, coarse and fine aggregates and their performance during the construction. The important engineering properties such as specific gravity, compressive strength, water absorption, slump and compaction factor type, non-destructive strength of concrete, penetration value, softening, ductility, flash and fire point of bituminous samples.
The purpose of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery laboratory is to understand the fundamentals of Fluid mechanics and Hydraulic machines. Understanding the laws and concepts which guide the behaviour of a fluid is very important for the engineering students. This laboratory provides students with an introduction to principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Students will work to formulate the models necessary to study, analyse, and design fluid systems through the application of these concepts. The other important part of the lab is learning about hydraulic machines where students will practically see the importance of hydraulic machinery.
The water resources laboratory is designed to enable experiments to be carried out as part of the Undergraduate courses taught in the department of civil engineering related to engineering hydrology and water resources engineering. Lab is used to study occurrence movement and distribution of water that is a prime resource for development of a civilization , to know diverse methods of collecting the hydrological information, which is essential, to understand surface and ground water hydrology and to know the basic principles and movement of ground water and properties of groundwater flow. To support these various activities, the laboratory has one Rain Gauge, one double ring Infiltrometer, Evaporimeter and Sunshine recorder. The associated and accessory equipment and instrumentation enables a variety of experiments to be performed and measurements to be obtained, ranging from the experiments of infiltration measurement to rainfall recording.
This laboratory course aims at making the students familiarize with Engineering Mechanics and Experimental methodology that are used to obtain the Mechanical properties engineering properties such as like modulus of rigidity &stiffness.
AutoCAD is a 2-D and 3-D computer-aided drafting software application used in architecture, construction, and manufacturing to assist in the preparation of blueprints and other engineering plans. It is useful in building, planning, designing, and drawing the elements and components of the buildings. These drawing files are also used to estimate the cost of any building may be residential, commercial, industrial, institutional or any other.
The objective of structural analysis laboratory is to determine the forces, stresses, deflections and behavior of various structural members like beams, columns, arches, trusses and frames when subjected to different types of loadings. This laboratory course will help the students to understand the theoretical concepts learned in the courses solid mechanics and structural analysis I & II.
This course will develop a student; In recognizing the good materials to be used for the construction work. In investigation of soil condition, Deciding and design of suitable foundation for different structures. In supervision of different types of masonry. In selection of materials, design and supervision of suitable type of floor and roof. . To gain knowledge about doors, windows, plastering, painting, damp proofing, scaffolding, shoring, underpinning and to take suitable engineering measures.
Introduction to civil engineering materials laboratory and design of experiments, with focus on mechanical and physical properties of construction materials; including measurement of strains using mechanical gauges and electrical resistance strain gauges; experiments on metals, aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, asphalt and asphalt mixtures, and wood.
This course will enable students to understand advantages and disadvantages of steel structures, steel code provisions, and plastic behaviour of structural steel. . Learn Bolted connections and Welded connections. Design of compression members, built-up columns and columns splices. Design of tension members, simple slab base and gusseted base. . Design of laterally supported and unsupported steel beams.
Career Prospects & Opportunities
Civil engineers are the one whose mind focuses on the construction of magnificent buildings, and fantastic society and ambiances for the people to live. In addition to this, they also look for construction of roads, towers, bridges, highway, provide amenities in society. Hence, we can guess that the demand for civil engineers is going to reach the peak of concern for the growing population. Here are some great career opportunities you can choose from.
Career / Placement Opportunities:
Government Engineering Jobs: You can start preparing yourself for UPSC or IES (Indian Engineering Services) to begin your career in government departments. PWD - State Public Work Department and many other engineering areas have regular hiring for civil engineering graduates. You can also apply there as it is not that difficult to crack bank job with your continuous dedication.
Own Construction Business: In this developing world, civil engineering is a field that will always be popular and in need. Being a civil engineer, you get a chance to establish new things, come up with new ideas related to construction, development, and design. And if you have that capability, then you can start your own construction business.
Structural Engineer: Being a Structural engineer, you are responsible for analyzing all types of stress and strain that a structure needs to undergo during the construction process. The focus is on the identification of the overall strength of the structure and implementing the plan accordingly.
Construction Engineering: Construction engineers plan executes and manages the designs from structural, transportation and environmental engineers.
Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical engineers design foundations for structures, retaining walls, subgrades for highway and airport pavements, and soil fills for dams and embankments. They design tunnels and offshore drilling platforms.
Transportation Engineering: Transportation engineers are involved with planning, designing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the transportation infrastructure like highways, railways, airports etc.
Water Resource Engineering: These engineers deal with the design and construction of hydraulic structures which includes dams, canals and water distribution system.
Environmental Engineering: Environmental engineers design, plan, and implement measures to prevent, control, or remediate environmental hazards. They work on waste and wastewater treatment and pollution control technology.
CAD Engineer: A CAD engineer uses CAD software for creating technical plans, designs, drawings for any product, parts used in construction, manufacturing, production, or engineering field. As a CAD engineer, you will get an opportunity to work with the design field engineers and architects to understand the requirements of their first drawing and convert them into technical designs in 2D or 3D format.
Architects: With your visualization and imagination power, you can also start your career as an architect. You will get to design and plan houses, shops, offices and other construction sites to make them look more attractive and spacious. And as we all know that everyone is here in the competition of being the best in their field, hence an architect is necessary to fulfill their ideas.
Central level & State Level Government depts. recruits Civil Engineers in :
National Highway Authority of India
Railway & Metro Rail
Coal India Limited
Central Public Works Department
Military Engineering Services
Airport Authority of India
Indian Air Force
Irrigation & Flood control department
Public Health Engineering department
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
National Hydro-electric Power Corporation
Power sector –National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
Pollution Control Boards
Oil & Gas sector –BPCL,HPCL,GAIL
Steel sector – SAIL
Engineers India Limited
Pollution Control Board
Bihar Urban Development & Housing Department
Bihar Land Revenue Department
Bihar Krishi Vibhag
Bihar Postal Circle Recruitment
BPSC Assistant Engineer and much more………
Top firms that recruit civil Engineers :
Larsen & Toubro
Shapoorji Pallonji & Company
IRCON International Ltd
Hindustan Construction Company
Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd
Afcons Infrastructure Limited,
Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd
M.N.Dastur and many more…………