Civil Engineers build the world’s infrastructure, which encompasses Railways, Highways, Bridges, Water-works, Skyscrapers, Canals, Wharves, Industrial Buildings, Rapid Transit Systems, Power Plants etc. They deal with the design, construction, maintenance and repair of structures. There are opportunities galore for civil engineers, with new players entering the market and more large-scale developments announced around the globe. The four-year B. Tech program of the Department is dedicated to delivering technically proficient and ethically responsible engineers to the society.
Areas of Study
Civil Engineers are trained in the areas of Surveying, Structural Analysis and Design, Geotechnical Engg., Transportation Engg. and Environmental Engg. Opportunities for higher studies are also available in allied disciplines such as Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Remote Sensing, Irrigation Engineering and Geodetic Engineering.
An extremely rich repertoire of information, the department library comprises over 500 titles related to the various subjects of study, in addition to books on general topics. Online access to ASCE journals is also facilitated, with a view to help the students prepare their seminar and project works. A digital repository of books by foreign authors is being developed to instill a global perspective among the students. View Book Titles
Top notch laboratory resources are essential for the development of a modern day technocrat. The Department boasts of well equipped labs, manned by highly competent staff. The various laboratories that come under the purview of the Department of Civil Engineering are Strength of Materials Lab, Hydraulics Lab, Survey Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Concrete Lab, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab and Transportation Engineering Lab.
The department undertakes both field and lab consultancy works, in the realms of surveying and material testing. Short term courses in Total Station survey and civil engineering softwares like STADD, REVIT, AUTOCAD and PRIMAVERA are conducted for both students and the public, at highly subsidized rates.
Industrial visits are instrumental in understanding the theoretical concepts taught in the classrooms. They act as a platform for the students to gain first hand on-site experience and to interact with professionals. Industrial visits are arranged periodically, to centers of academic interest, within and outside the State. The students of the Department of Civil Engineering have undertaken visits to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, Malabar Cements, Thumboormuzhi Dam etc.
The first batch of Civil Engineering students (2010) has got a 100% placement record. Our students are presently working at US Technologies, Galfar, Shilpa Constructions, Kunnel Builders etc.
Clean Kerala Campaign
Clean Kerala Campaign, a brainchild of the Department of Civil Engineering of Amal Jyothi, is an endeavor to spread the awareness for a healthy state. The prevailing waste disposal systems across Kerala are primitive and demand a complete overhaul. The campaign envisages a methodical waste management plan for the state, which derives from the concept of self sustainability, exploring the possibilities of bioenergy generation. Means for collection and disposal of solid waste in the nearby towns of Kanjirapally, Erumely and Erratupetta were monitored on a short-term basis and alternatives were decided upon. The students of the seventh semester are taking up the design of a waste treatment plant as part of their course project in coherence with the campaign.