Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it is defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including architectural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, control engineering, structural engineering, earthquake engineering, transportation engineering, forensic engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, wastewater engineering, offshore engineering, facade engineering, quantity surveying, coastal engineering, construction surveying, and construction engineering. Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.

Civil engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society, and its history is intricately linked to advances in understanding of physics and mathematics throughout history. 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.

Programs Offered:

GKMCET Department of Civil Engineering is offering one UG and One PG program UG_ Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.E) / Started in the year 2009 PG_ Construction Management (M.E) / Started in the year 2017

Vision :

To impart knowledge and excellence in civil engineering and technology with global perspectives to our students and to make them ethically strong engineers to build our nation.


Our Department of Civil Engineering aims to provide educational, professional, ethical and intellectual knowledge that enable students, faculty and staff to contribute for the betterment of the society through teaching, research & development and consultancy services.

Programme Educational Objectives:

After the successful completion of the civil engineering programme the graduates will have:

a. Graduates will have successful career in Civil engineering profession and diversified sectors.

b. Graduates will plan, design and execute civil engineering and multidisciplinary projects to meet desire needs within realistic constraints such as financial, environmental, social,Ethical and sustainability.

c. Graduates will use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for successful engineering practice for overall development of the nation and society.

d. Graduates will excel in Profession, Higher studies and Research & Development activities.

e. An ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for successful engineering practice.

f. An ability to supervise and direct activities of civil engineering works as per rules, regulations and standards.

g. An ability to complete task to meet desire needs, within realistic constraints such as financial, environmental, social, and sustainability.

h. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

i. An ability to function on multidisciplinary project or research team.

j. An ability to communicate and interact effectively with the stakeholders.. An understanding of the elements of project management and finance.

k. An ability to recognize the need for lifelong learning to keep pace with technological advancement.

Career Prospects:

    Jobs related to Civil Engineering are as follows

  • Building control surveyor
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Highway engineer

About the Faculty:

Faculty members are from different specialization of civil engineering with a good blend of industrial as well as teaching experience.

Their sound technical knowledge helps in guiding the students in recent advances in the broad areas of civil engineering.

Our department consists of 13 Teaching faculties in that of 12 assistant professors and 1 associate professor and 2 Non – teaching faculty. All our faculties are experienced in their core areas such as

  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geo informatics
  • CAD


Total Area of the Department has a floor area of 145 sqm

Total Class room area of the department including Drawing hall 560 sqm

•To facilitate the understanding of the behavior of construction materials
•The students will have the required knowledge in the area of testing of construction materials and components of construction elements experimentally
•At the end of the course the student will posses knowledge about Survey field techniques
•Students completing this course would have acquired practical knowledge on handling basic survey instruments including Theodolite, Tacheometry, Total Station and GPS and have adequate knowledge to carryout Triangulation and Astronomical surveying including general field marking for various engineering projects and Location of site etc
•To expose the students to the testing of different materials under the action of various forces and determination of their characteristics experimentally
•The students will have the required knowledge in the area of testing of materials and components of structural elements experimentally
•Students should be able to verify the principles studied in theory by performing the experiments in lab
•The students will be able to measure flow in pipes and determine frictional losses.
•The students will be able to develop characteristics of pumps and turbines
•To develop skills to test the soils for their index and engineering properties and to characterise the soil based on their properties
•Students are able to conduct tests to determine both the index and engineering properties of soils and to characterize the soil based on their properties
•To analyse the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater
•To quantify the dosage requirement for coagulation process
•To study the growth of micro-organism and its quantification
•To quantify the sludge
•Quantify the pollutant concentration in water and wastewater
•Suggest the type of treatment required and amount of dosage required for the treatment
•Examine the conditions for the growth of micro-organisms
•To learn the principles and procedures of testing of highway materials
•Student knows the techniques to characterize various pavement materials through relevant tests.


1.Analysis and design of court building

The aim of the project "ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF COURT BUILDING"is to develop a normal type of building with RC roofstructure on frames considering the economy of the structure,as the partof the project under the curriculum of Anna University,chennai.This project was assumed to be public building nearby cheranmahadevi,Tirunelveli,The aim of this project is to design court buildingeconomically using manual design techniques.The project summaryReport emphasizes the structual analysis and design findings of court project.

The different phases of this design process :

PHASE 1:It includes,drafting of representative court in draftinsoftware AutoCAD,developed by Autodesk.

PHASE 2:Structural analysis of thr frames in manually by momentdistribution method

PHASE 3:Design of RCC slabs,staircase,RCC beam,footings tocarry live load and dead load.

PHASE 4:The final stage in the project work is development ofdrawings using software

2. Reducing water requirements using sap as curing agent

In order to address environmental effects associated with water scarcity there is need todevelop alternative methods for curing concrete.This paper presents the results of a researchprojects to investigate reducing the requirements of water for curing by using super absorbentpolymer(SAP).

The experiments were conducted on hardened concrete cubes by varying the type ofcuring namely conventioanl wet curing,sprinkling and membrane curing.Liquid membranecuring compounds consisting of waxes,resins,chlorinated rubber,and other materials can beused to retard or reduce evaporation of moisture from concrete.Hence super Absorbentpolymers(SAPs)are materials that have the ability to absorb nd retain large volumes of waterand aqueous solutions.This makes Them ideal for use in water absorbing applications.

Hence applied the super Absorbent polymer(SAP)as a curing agent and studied theireffects in compressive strength of concrete cubes for the period of 7,14,21 and 28 days of curing.

The compressive strength test was conducted for each sample and results showed thatcuring by membrance curing compound yielded nearly the same results as that of conventionalcuring for concrete and there is increase in compressive strength when compared to the sprinkling curing method.

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