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Department of Civil Engineering

About Civil Department

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2011. It offers under graduate course in Bachelor of Civil Engineering with intake capacity of 60 seats. The department has well experienced faculty members, technical staff and well equipped laboratories.

The teaching is aided by expert lectures, workshops, training courses, field visits to expand the theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the students. The training courses include training in industry standard commercial software to make the student industry ready.

The department encourages and guides the students to carry out innovative projects, to prepare innovative models and to publish research papers.

The department also undertakes consultancy work in the field of civil engineering.



The vision of the Civil Engineering department is to establish an outstanding centre of regional and national repute for providing quality engineering education to the students especially from the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, build a research identity in all related areas of Civil Engineering uniquely. Through core research and education, the students will be prepared as the best professional Engineer in the field of Civil Engineering to face the challenges of the industry.


A country’s stage of development is reflected from the hugeness of buildings, the quality of architecture, the sustainability of the innovations, the quality of roads, the transport systems, and the care of environment the civil engineers effectively do. Our Mission is

a. To serve the people of the state of Madhya Pradesh and the country as a whole by providing a broad and high quality education to its student for a successful professional career.
b. To conduct strong basic and applied research for national needs.
c. To serve the construction industry; civil engineering profession and rural community through dissemination of knowledge and technical services.
d. The department will make the best effort to promote intellectual, ethical and technological environment to the students. The department invokes the desire and ability of life-long learning in the students for pursuing successful career in engineering.


The educational objectives of a module are statements of the broad intentions of the teaching team. They indicate what the teaching team intends to cover and the learning opportunities they intend to make available to the student.

The Civil Engineering department at the institute is dedicated to provide educational opportunities in Civil Engineering to talented girls and boys. The department emphasizes close interactions between students and the faculty dedicated to education and actively engaged in events enriching the educational programs. The program emphasizes active learning with a strong laboratory component. The department nurtures the intellectual, professional, and personal development of students with a view to transform them to competent professionals and responsible members of the society.

Program Objective 1
To make students able to conceive, identify, analyze, formulate, and solve different challenging problems of civil engineering.
Program Objective 2
To develop in students professional skills that prepare them for immediate employment or continuing advanced education relevant to their career growth and to create enthusiasm for life-long learning.
Program Objective 3
Students will develop abilities in the application of the necessary mathematical tools, scientific basics, and fundamental knowledge of civil Engineering.
Program Objective 4

To stimulate students to contribute to their fields or professions and to excel them in professional ethics and leadership qualities.
Program Objective 5
To develop in Students an understanding of the multidisciplinary approach and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social and human context, in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.
Program Objective 6
Students will learn to communicate their ideas effectively in collaboration with other members of civil engineering teams.

The Department of Civil Engineering periodically reviews these objectives and as part of this review process, encourages comments from all interested parties including current students, alumni, prospective students, faculty, teaching assistants, industries those who hire or admit our graduates to their/other programs, members of related professional organizations, and colleagues from other educational institutions.


A learning outcome of a program is a statement of what a learner (student) is expected to know, understand and /or be able to do at the end of learning period. The department prefers to express learning outcomes with following common prefix:
‘On completion of (the period of learning e.g. module), the student is expected to be able to…’

Generally, learning outcomes do not specify curriculum, but more general areas of learning. It is not possible to prescribe precisely how specific a learning outcome statement should be. A balance is struck between the degree of specificity in a learning outcome statement and that achieved by the assessment criteria.

At the end of four years course work, the student is expected to develop;

A. Fundamental Engineering Analysis Skill: Ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, Basic Science, and Civil Engineering in various real life Civil Engineering applications.

B. Information Retrieval Skills: Ability to click solution for a civil engineering problem, or to design a civil engineering project, conduct related well conceived tests/experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.

C. Creative Skills: Ability to prepare/fabricate well conceived working models of civil engineering works/themes.

D. Team Work: Ability to visualize and work on multi-disciplinary tasks in a team.

E. Engineering Problem Solving Skills: Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

F. Professional Integrity: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

G. Speaking / Writing Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

H. Continuing Education Awareness: Ability to develop confidence for self-education and to understand the value of life-long learning.

I. Social Awareness : Ability to recognize the impact of engineering on society .

J. Practical Engineering Analysis Skills : Ability to acquire new knowledge to use modern civil engineering tools and software like STAAD Pro, AUTOCAD, MATLAB programming in Civil Engineering applications and equipments to analyze problems necessary for engineering practice.

K. Innovative Skills: Knowledge of contemporary issues to undertake innovative projects.

L. Successful Career and Immediate Employment: Ability to use the techniques and skills to face and succeed in competitive examinations like GATE, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, UPSC, State PSC etc.


The department of Civil Engineering has well established laboratories to perform the experiments as per RGPV syllabus. Experiments are being carried out as per IS Codes. Highly experienced faculty members and trained lab technicians guide the students to carry out the experimental and project works in the laboratories. Besides, consultancy works are being carried out in the laboratories for testing of various construction materials. Students learn to carry out quality check on construction material and also to handle sophisticated instruments like Total Station.

Photos and List of Equipment side by side

1. Surveying Lab

Surveying Lab

List of Equipments:

1. Theodolite
2. Total station
3. Dumpy level
4. Auto level
5. Prismatic compass 4", 5”, 6”
6. Surveyor's compass
7. Plane table and accessories
8. GPS system
9. Distometer
10. Digital Planimeter

2. Construction Material Testing Lab

COnstruction Material Testing Lab

List of Equipments:

1. Compression testing machine
2. Abrasion testing machine
3. Impact testing machine
4. Compaction factor test apparatus
5. Vee-bee consistometer
6. Slump cone test apparatus
7. Vicat apparatus
8. Ultrasonic pulse velocity meter
9. Concrete mixer
10. Concrete cube moulds
11. Curing tank
12. Hot air oven
13. Weighing machine

3. Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Geotechnical Lab

List of Equipments:

1. Direct shear testing machine
2. Consolidation test apparatus
3. Permeability testing apparatus
4. Core cutter apparatus
5. CBR test apparatus
6. Vane shear test apparatus
7. Standard Proctor Test Apparatus
8. Heavy Proctor Test Apparatus

4. Transportation Engineering Lab

Transportation Engg. Lab

List of Equipments:

1. Aggregate impact value testing apparatus
2. Aggregate crushing strength testing apparatus
3. Aggregate abrasion testing apparatus
4. Aggregate thickness and elongation gage
5. Bitumen ductility test apparatus
6. Bitumen penetration value test apparatus
7. Bitumen stripping value test
8. Bitumen flash and fire point test apparatus
9. Bitumen softening point test apparatus
10. Tar viscometer
11. CBR test apparatus

5. Fluid Mechanics Lab

List of Equipments:

1. Metacentric height apparatus
2. Venturimeter
3. Impact jet apparatus
4. Orifice meter
5. Apparatus for determination coefficient of friction for pipe flow
6. Reynolds colour filament apparatus
7. Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus


Prof. U. S. Vijaywargiya
[B.E. (Civil), M.Tech.(IIT, Bombay)]
Professor Emeritus
Areas of Interest:
Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources,Hydraulic Structures and any Civil Engg subject
Dr. D. K. Jain
[B.E. (Civil), M.Tech., PhD(MANIT, Bhopal)]
Associate Professor and Head
Areas of Interest:
Concrete Technology, Structural Design and Drawing- RCC and Steel, Environmental Engineering, Basic Civil Engineering, Soil-Structure Interaction, Finite Element Method.
Mr.Naveen Kishore
[B.Arch., M.E. (CTM), PhD (Pursuing)]
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:
Basic Civil Engg., Building design and drawing, Surveying, Construction Materials & Techniques, Quantity Surveying and Costing, Construction Planning and Management.
Mr. Pradeep Tiwari
[B.E. (Civil), M.Tech. (Transportation)]
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:
Transportation Engineering, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Basic Civil and Engineering Mechanics, Concrete Technology, Pavement Design, Construction Materials & Techniques, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Bridges & tunnels, Strength of materials.
Ms. Bhumika Chandekar
[B.E. (Civil), M.Tech. (Pursuing)]
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:
Theory of structure , Basic Civil & Engineering Mechanics, Concrete Technology, Engineering Geology, Construction Materials & Techniques, Strength of materials, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering.
Mr. Rohan Rajput
[B.E. (Civil), M.Tech. (Pursuing)]
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:
Advanced Surveying, Basic Civil & Engineering Mechanics, Concrete Technology, Pavement Design, Construction Materials & Techniques, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Bridges & tunnels, Strength of materials, Engineering Mechanics.
Mr. Jitendra Verma
[B.E. (Civil)]
Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:
Theory of Structure, Advanced Surveying, Basic Civil Engineering, Concrete Technology, Construction Materials & Techniques.


Type of consultancy services run by department:

1. Testing of compressive strength of bricks.
2. Efflorescence test on bricks.
3. Characteristics compressive strength of concrete.
4. Design of RCC & Steel structures.


Recent Events/ Activities:

Recent Activities Workshop/ Conference:
1. A three day workshop on ‘Computations of Structural & Fluid Mechanics problems using MATLAB’ was conducted during 11th to 13th Jan 2016 by Corporate Institute of Science and Technology. Experts from IIT and other prestigious institutes deliberated the participants on consistent deformation, Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis and on hydraulic transients and pipe network problems of fluid mechanics. Hands-on-practice was given to the participants on MATLAB. Around forty participants (teachers and a few final year students from different engineering colleges) attended the workshop univocally and heartily appreciated the organizers as far as worth of the workshop was concerned.

2. A national conference was organized by Corporate Institute of Science and Technology on ‘Recent advances in Engineering and Technology for Skill India’ from 22nd to 23rd April 2016. The department of Civil Engineering coordinated the paper presentation session for Civil Engineering section. Students and faculty members of the department also presented their papers.

Expert Lecture:

1. Expert lecture delivered by Er.N.P.Vijayawargiya (retired Engineer in chief – MPPWD) on “PMGSY(Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana)” on 11th February 2016

2. Expert Lecture delivered by Er.P.K.Tiwari (retired Engineer in chief and secretary M.P. irrigation department) on “Identification of dams and spillways through topo-sheets and dam design” on 13th August 2015.

3. Expert lecture delivered by M/s Bentley Systems India Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai on “Role of Technology in Engineering Curriculum” on 3rd May 2016

Industrial Visit:

1. Corporate group of institutes organised an Industrial visit on 15th Sept ‘14 for the students of CE branch to prepare them as per the industry needs. Students of CE 7th semester visited the KOLAR DAM and learnt the practical importance for providing a dam along with its construction mechanism and functions of its component parts.

2. Students of CE 5th semester visited ESSARJEE SAMPADA construction site on 24th Sept 2014. They gained practical experience of ongoing concreting of columns, beams and slabs, detailing and placing of steel reinforcement bars, proportioning, mixing, placing and compacting of the concrete. They could relate the theoretical knowledge to the actual implementation at the construction work site.

3. The students of Vth well as the VIIth sem visited the Tawa Dam site on 18th September 2015. The students were amazed by the hugeness of the work. They observed the actual operations of spillway, sluice gates, turbines and power generation and drainage gallery. The dam structure itself has gravity central portion and earthen flanks thus the students got the opportunity to visualise both types of dams. They also observed the energy dissipation arrangements of the hydraulic jump formed.

4. The Civil Engineering students of Corporate Group of Institutes went to Essarjee ‘Sampada’ site for a technical site visit on 26th February 2016. The students had a live exposure to the construction details of the Sewage Treatment Plant at the. The site engineer explained the construction details of the STP in great details much to the delight of the students and faculty members. Around 50 students from all semesters went for the visit and they were accompanied by Faculty.

Training Courses:

1. Auto CAD: The department of Civil Engineering organizes AUTOCAD training program every year on regular basis for students of the department to enhance their skills in the most sought after software used in preparation of structural and architectural drawings to make them industry ready.

2. STAAD-Pro: It is the most widely used software worldwide by Civil Engineering fraternity in the analysis and design of multi storied buildings and other Civil Engineering structures. The department of Civil Engineering regularly organises short term training courses in STAAD PRO directly in association with M/s Bentley to give the students an edge over the others.


Best teacher award:- Mr.Rohan Rajput, Mr.Abhinav Kumar & Mr.Jitendra Verma received best teacher awards in their respective subjects at SRIJAN 2016 organized at MPCST auditorium in 10th April 2016.

Best paper award:- Mr.Naveen kishore awarded the best paper award for his paper titled ‘Embodied Energy Assessment and Comparisons for a Residential Building Using Conventional and Alternative Materials in Indian Context’ (published in the Series ‘A’ Journal of IEI, Vol. 95, Issue 2, SPRINGER) under the ‘Architectural Engineering subject prize’ category, by the Institution of Engineers, India, Kolkata on 18th December 2015 at the 30th Indian Engineering Congress held at Pragjyoti-ITA Centre for Performing Arts, Machkhowa, Guwahati 781009, Assam.

Model selected for award:- The working model of Re utilization of sullage water prepared by the students of final year won prize in model making competition in vigyan mela 2016 organized by MPCST & Vigyan Bharti.

Student Projects / Participation

1. The students of final year (Batch 2012-16) of Civil Engineering branch participated in the model making competition in Vigyan mela 2016, organized by MPCST & Vigyan Bharti and presented their working model on ‘Reuse of sullage water’. The model was appreciated by all and the same was also awarded prize in the competition.

2. The students of final year (Batch 2012-16) of Civil Engineering branch carried out major projects using experimental facilities available at the laboratories of the department in varied areas like concrete mix design with partial replacement by fly ash, soil stabilization using bagasse ash, portable bamboo house, etc.