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Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Programme Educational Objectives

PEO1 Graduates will emerge as competitive professionals in collaboration with renowned builders and set a benchmark in the field of construction.
PEO2 Graduates will adapt to the latest technological development and continue to be a competitive Civil Engineer / Entrepreneur.
PEO3 Graduates will apply logical reasoning and analytical thinking to analyse, interpret, solve multifaceted problems in the field of Civil Engineering and identify advanced tools to satisfy the demands of society.

Programme Outcomes

PO A An ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics and science to anticipate the challenges in the field of Civil Engineering.
PO B An ability to analyze and structural elements as per the codal provisions with practical knowledge to interpret and validate with their outcome.
PO C An ability to be competent in planning, designing and executing different types of civil engineering projects.
PO D An ability to incorporate in-depth knowledge of structural systems in professional practices to fulfil the requirements within realistic constraints.
PO E An ability to use the modern Civil Engineering software packages and tools.
PO F An ability to identify a new paradigm for analysis, design of disaster resistant infrastructure and to function in multi-disciplinary teams to emerge as productive Civil Engineer.
PO G An ability to understand the effect of civil engineering solutions on environment and to demonstrate the need for sustainable development.
PO H An ability to balance professional and ethical responsibilities including Contemporary issues.
PO I An ability to manage the conducive working environment qualities through effective leadership and teamwork skills that allow professionals to become visionary and inspirational leaders.
PO J An ability to generate techno economic viability reports and communicate the same through written oral and graphical methods.
PO K An ability to understand the principles of project management and to communicate with construction stakeholders for the effective management of projects.
PO L An ability to adopt latest technological development with innovation through life-long learning process.

Laboratory Details

S.No. Name Configuration
1. Surveying Laboratory Surveying laboratory of Civil Engineering was established during the academic year 2013-2014 and is equipped with latest equipment. The assert value of surveying laboratory is 10.26 Lakhs and the area is 145.50 Sq.m. The equipment at survey laboratory was supplied by M/s Lawrence and Mayo (India) Pvt. Ltd. The laboratory consists of instruments for distance measurements and for measuring heights of the objects. It aims with the purpose of enabling the opportunity to practice land surveying techniques, using instruments like, Total Station, GPS, Standard Vernier Theodolite, Auto level, Dumpy level, Plane table, Subtense bar, Parallax bar, Mirror stereoscope, Prismatic compass, Leveling staff, Chain, Ranging rod, Cross staff, Tape and Pocket stereoscope.
2. Strength of Materials Laboratory Strength of Materials Laboratory has Torsion Testing Machine, Universal Wood Testing machine, Pendulum Impact testing machine, spring testing machine, Hardness Testing Machine (Rockwell&Brinell), Vickers Hardness Machine & accessories, Shear test attachment, Deflection test apparatus, Exten someter, Vicat Apparatus.
3. Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Laboratory The Hydraulics laboratory is equipped with Hydraulic machineries Pelton Wheel Turbine, Kaplan Turbine, Francis Turbine, Turgo Impulse Turbine, Centrifugal pump (Single and Multi stage), Jet Pump, Turbine Pump, Submersible Pump, Gear Pump, Reciprocating pump. Flow equipments Hydraulic flume, Mouthpiece, Notches , Round orifice, Venturimeter, Orifice meter, Minor losses apparatus, Friction factor apparatus, Rota meter , Bernoulli's theorem apparatus, Reynold's apparatus, Meta centric height apparatus, Pitot tube apparatus.
4. Civil Engineering Computer Laboratory The Civil Engineering Computer laboratory provide knowledge on the computer based analysis, design and drafting to the students. It has a well equipped computational centre with all advanced facilities including 75 systems. Latest Software like AutoCAD 2014, SAP 2000 v15, ETABS 9 and MS Project are facilitated. In additional of training the students, the CECL is also used for Value added courses and Project Work
5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory The Soil Mechanics Lab has been established with the asset value of Rs. 15.44 Lakhs. The laboratory is enriched with latest and accurately calibrated instruments made by AIMIL Ltd., The lab is spread over an area of 145.5sq.m. which provides spacious accommodation for conducting the tests. Tri-axial testing machine and 3G-Consolidation apparatus, CBR, UCC, Oven, Relative density apparatus are gem of soil mechanics lab, besides the above stated, sieves, core cutter, sand replacement equipment, pycnometer, hydrometer, casagrande apparatus, IR moisture meter, standard proctor apparatus, permeability apparatus are also available. The lab has well furnished setup for determining shear properties, index properties and engineering properties of soil.
6. Concrete Laboratory The Concrete Laboratory is well equipped with Universal testing machine of capacity 100T, Flow table for cement concrete, Compression Testing Machine of capacity 2000 kN, Compaction factor test apparatus, Abrasion testing machine, Vee-bee test apparatus, Ductility test Apparatus, Bitumen Penetrometer etc. The consultancy and testing services are offered to all over Tamil Nadu private and government sectors. Equipment were supplied by HEICO.
7. Highway Engineering Laboratory The Highway Engineering Laboratory was established in the year 2017 facilitating the students to learn about the different tests used to determine the various properties required for highway construction. The lab includes tests on aggregates and bitumen which are of great importance in flexible roads. Specific Gravity, Crushing Strength, Impact Resistance, Abrasion test, Elongation Index and Flakiness Index are some tests done on aggregates. Penetration test and Ductility test are the tests done on bitumen.
8. Environmental Engineering Laboratory Environmental Engineering laboratory of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2014 and is equipped with latest equipment. The assert value of laboratory is Rs. 10.03 Lakhs and the area is 147 sq.m. The equipment was supplied by SYSTRONICS. The laboratory consists of equipment for the characterization of water and municipal sewage. It aims with the purpose of enabling the opportunity for quantifying the quality parameters for water and sewage and testing facilities in the area of drinking water quality analysis, waste water analysis, sludge analysis, salt contents in soil by using equipment like Digital pH Meter, Digital Turbidity meter, Digital Conductivity Meter, Calorimeter, BOD Incubator, Magnetic Stirrer With Hot Plates, Heating Mantles, Jar Test Apparatus, Water Bath, COD Apparatus, Kjeldane Apparatus, Chlorine Comparator, Muffle Furnace, Hot Air Oven, Visible Spectrophotometer, Filtration Assembly, Bacterial Digital Colony Counter, Desicator, Analytical Weighing balance, Hot Plate, Mono Quartz Single Distillation Unit.
9. Engineering Practices Laboratory (Civil: Plumbing & Carpentry The students practice the basic house hold and industrial plumbing joints in this workshop, basic wooden joints like lap, and half lap and dove tail joints in this workshop.
10. Project Laboratory Project lab spreading over an area of 70 sq.m is aimed at providing students a platform to mould their project making and innovation skills.

Placements Record

Year 2016-17 2015-16
Number of Eligible Students 59 60
Number of Students Placed 49 42
Number of Students Self Employed / Higher Studies 16 15

Faculty Details

S.No. Name Designation
1 Dr. D. Maruthachalam Professor & Head
2 Dr. R. Suresh Babu Professor
3 Dr. K. Nagarajan professor
4 Dr. R. Elangovan Associate Professor
5 Dr. P. Saravana kumar Associate professor
6 Dr. J. Thaarrini Associate Professor
7 Mr. A. Jesudass Assistant Professor
8 Ms. K. Divya darshini Assistant Professor
9 Ms. K. S. Priyanka Assistant Professor
10 Mr. S. C. Boobalan Assistant Professor
11 Ms. K. Archana Assistant Professor
12 Mr. R. Vighnesh Assistant Professor
13 Mr. Soda Prabhath ranjan kumar Assistant Professor
14 Mr. V. Mithun Assistant Professor
15 Ms. G. Preethi Assistant Professor
16 Ms. S. Vaishnavi Devi Assistant Professor
17 Ms. R. Keerthiga Assistant Professor

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