The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the oldest and the largest department in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology. The department has produced several eminent engineers who have made important contributions in the planning and execution of many important Civil Engineering projects in India as well as abroad.
The Department offers two undergraduate courses in Civil Engineering. The Department also offers Master’s programme with specialisations in Environmental Engineering and Earthquake Engineering .In all, there are around 560 students in undergraduate programme and 75 students pursuing their Masters degree. These courses are supported with strong doctoral programmes in all the major specialisations of Civil Engineering. More than 100 Ph. D. research scholars including many from foreign countries are currently working in the department on emerging research areas.
The Department is known for its reputed faculty with expertise in diverse fields. Presently, the department has 22 highly qualified, experienced, sincere and dedicated teaching faculty members, actively participating in research and consultancy work. During last 5 years, faculty members have published more than 200 papers in reputed refereed International Journals.
Over a period of time, the Department has built up a wide research potential. The research programmes of the department are funded by various agencies such as Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Steel and Ministry of Urban Development. Major area of research in the Department include; Sustainable Development, low cost sanitation, water treatment, air, noise and water quality modelling, Reuse of concrete, application of GIS and remote sensing in water resources and environment, Vulnerability assessment, Seismic analysis of structures, retrofitting, Soil structure interaction, Hydro-climatology, Water resource assessment and management.
The Department has established a state of the art experimental facilities and laboratories in different fields of Civil Engineering. It has received the prestigious funding under FIST from DST and SAP from UGC. The Department has mobilized more than Rs 250 millions from various external agencies to carry out research in cutting edge technologies in different fields of Civil Engineering.
The faculty also renders technical advice on live engineering problems to various Government and Private Sector companies throughout the country. These live projects are effectively used as training desk for our students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. RITES, Military Engineering Services, Municipal Corporations of Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Gaziabad, NOIDA, PWD, CPWD, DDA, HUDA, Jal Nigam etc. regularly hire services for technical advice and vetting of designs of infrastructure projects. The Department has generated around Rs 200 million through consultancies during the last five years.
International and national conferences, seminars and special lectures are a regular feature of the Department to impart education and training. The Department has active collaboration with academics and industry such as University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (Germany), Wessex Institute (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok) and Steel Authority of India (INDIA).
Leading MNCs and public sectors are regular recruiter of our students and many students have been selected in Engineering Services. Several of our alumni pursued higher education in USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia and France and have been appointed as faculty members and consultants abroad.
The Department strongly believes in continuous efforts to strive for excellence by exploring new frontiers of knowledge, imparting the latest technical knowledge to the students and conducting high quality research.