School of Civil

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Currently, the department offers Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in Civil Engineering, Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Structural and Construction Engineering and Ph.D. programs in Thrust areas. The academic activities of the Department lays emphasis on deep understanding of fundamental concepts, development of creative ability to handle the challenges of Civil Engineering, and the analytical ability to solve problems which are interdisciplinary in nature. The department consists of a dedicated team of experienced and qualified faculty members who demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.


The programs in the Department mainly emphases on generating knowledge, skills, and leadership needed to address society’s most challenging problems in the natural and built environments. The research activities in the department focus on thrust areas of structural and material engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental and water resource engineering, construction management and planning and soft computing in Civil Engineering. The Faculty members encourage the students to get involved in the research activities of the department and thereby provide the best possible introduction to hands-on, practical engineering problems.

The department has state-of-the-art laboratories in the areas of Survey & Geoinformatics, Construction Engineering & Material Evaluation, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical & Transportation Engineering, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering.

Vision

To excel in imparting quality education in Civil Engineering and moulding professionals to address technological challenges and societal needs.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to:

  • Foster professionally competent civil engineers through dedicated team effort, international academic collaborations and industrial exposure.
  • Achieve excellence in research through advanced laboratory facilities, collaborative projects with academia and industries
  • Provide life skills training; inculcate societal commitment through value-based education and outreach programs.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Achieve excellence in Civil engineering skills to engage in diverse career choices
  • Develop an attitude of lifelong learning through research, multidisciplinary studies and professional organizations
  • Demonstrate the ability to function in a team environment along with leadership, communication and management skills.
  • Exhibit sensitivity in serving society as ethical and responsible professionals

Program Outcomes

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and the need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes

  • Ability to solve problems related to structural/ geotechnical/ transportation/ environmental engineering
  • Provide design details with specifications and estimates for systems like buildings and hydraulic structures.
  • Apply concepts of construction engineering, management and sustainability in a project environment