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Civil Engineering is considered to be the most versatile branch among all the professional engineering disciplines and deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Because Civil Engineering is a wide ranging profession, including several separate specialized sub-disciplines, its history is linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment, mechanics and other fields. Civil Engineering is considered as a single largest branch among all the engineering branches.
The most important task of Civil Engineering is designing and planning of various structures. As the technological revolution expands, as the world’s population increases and as environmental concerns mount, Civil Engineering skills will be needed throughout the world. Whatever area we choose, be it design, construction, research, planning, and management, Civil Engineering offers a very wide range of career choices for its professionals.
The department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2009 with an intake of 60 students. Since 2013, the intake has been increased to 120 students. It offers a four year B.E. degree course in Civil Engineering. Since its inception, the department maintains a team of dedicated and multifaceted faculty members, who are constantly pushing the frontiers of knowledge and quality education to ensure a futuristic approach that keeps pace with the changing trends in the professional world through our global perspective. The department also continues to maintain and cultivate its strong links with the infrastructural industry and academic and research institutions.
The department is well equipped with the state-of-the-art laboratories and excellent infrastructure to meet the required university standards and is managed by well experienced and dedicated staff members.
The following are the different laboratories of the department:
The department is also very active in conducting various conferences, workshops, short-term seminars, faculty development programmes, etc. and has been constantly involved in various consultancy projects.
The mission of department of civil engineering is to prepare graduates with professional and ethical responsibilities in relation to public and private organisations; to produce graduates who are well grounded in scientific and technical knowledge with excellent communication skills; and to prepare them for a career path towards leadership in industry, government and academics.
Department of Civil Engineering is provided with well equipped laboratories, Faculty rooms and sufficient class rooms. To meet the requirements of the Anna University Curriculum and upgrade the knowledge of Civil Engineering Students, the department is furnished with seven state of the art laboratories. The Major equipments available in the laboratories are as mentioned below. Consultancy services are also provided by the Department in the areas of Surveying, Water testing, Soil testing and Material testing.
|Name of the Laboratory||Area||Major Equipment|
|Strength of Materials Laboratory||218.50 sq.m||1. Universal Testing Machine 2. Tensile Testing Machine 3. Compression Testing Machine 4. Impact Testing Machine 5. Torsion Testing Machine|
|Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Laboratory||245.80 sq.m||1. Pelton Turbine 2. Francis Turbine 3. Kaplan Turbine 4. Orifice and Mouthpiece Apparatus 5. Multistage Centrifugal Pump Test Rig 6. Mini Hydraulic Flume- Adjustable Channel|
|Survey Laboratory||76.60 sq.m||1. Total Station 2. Vernier Transit Theodolite 3. Dumpy Level 4. Tilting Level 5. Hand Held GPS|
|Environmental Engineering Laboratory||168.60 sq.m||1.Oxygen Analyzer and BOD Meter 2. COD Test Tube Heater 3. UV-Visible Single Beam Spectrophotometer 4. Bench Top Ion Meter 5. Flame Photometer 6. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer 7. BOD Incubator|
|Soil Mechanics Laboratory||138.00 sq.m||1. Relative Density Apparatus 2. Three Gang Consolidation Apparatus 3. Direct Shear Test Apparatus 4. Triaxial Compression test 5. Loading Frame – UCC|
|Concrete and Highway Engineering Laboratory||168.60 sq.m||1. Universal Testing Machine 2. Compressive Testing Machine 3. CBR Testing Machine 4. Abrasion Testing Machine 5. Flexural Testing Machine 6. Ductility Testing Machine 7. Marshall Stability Testing Machine 8. Concrete Mixer Machine|
|Computer Aided Design and Drafting Laboratory||148.27 sq.m||1. AutoCAD|
|Faculty Name||Designation||Qualification||Year of Experience|
|Dr. K. Akil||Professor and Head||M.E., Ph.D.||18|
|Dr.S. Deepa Shri||Professor||M.E., Ph.D.||14|
|Mr. R. Senthil Kumar||Assistant Professor||M.E.||9|
|Ms. K. Saraswathi||Assistant Professor||M.E.||10|
|Mr. A. Alex Livingston Raja||Assistant Professor||M.E.||10|
|Ms. P. Subashree||Assistant Professor||M.E., (Ph.D.)||10|
|Ms. M. Brindha||Assistant Professor||M.E.||7|
|Mr. V. Suresh||Assistant Professor||M.E.||7|
|Mr. D. Dinakar||Assistant Professor||M.E.||5|
|Mr. M. Dinesh Kumar||Assistant Professor||M.E.||3|
|Mr. M.Logan Durai||Assistant Professor||M.E.||2|
|Ms. V.Dharanya||Assistant Professor||M.E.||2|
|Mr.K. Siddharth||Assistant Professor||M.E.||3|
|Mr.R. Parthasarathi||Assistant Professor||M.E.||1|
|Ms. J.J.P. Jobeena||Assistant Professor||M.E.||1|
|Mr. R. Sakthivel||Assistant Professor||M.E.||4|
|Mr. R. Sakthivel||Assistant Professor||M.E.||6.5|