The Department of Civil Engineering has been in existence since 2013 with a sanctioned intake of 60. The faculty members have received advanced degrees like M.E and M.TECH from reputed institutions and have a very good academic experience. The departmental activities embrace Planning, Design, Construction and Management. The academic activities of the Department emphasizes deep understanding of fundamental principles, 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 also encourages its students to engage in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, essential for development, nurturing of team spirit and developing organizational skills. The mission of the department is to deliver global quality technical education by nurturing a conducive learning environment for a better tomorrow through continuous improvement and customization and to impart state of art techniques to create eco-friendly infra-structure. The Vision of the department is to become a leading center of excellence in Civil Engineering education which will be highly recognized at national and international levels as well as contributing to the technology for the overall development of the society.
VISION, MISSION & OBJECTIVES
A student graduating B.E in Civil Engineering Programme must demonstrate:
- Ability to acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering to solve problem in Civil Engineering .
- Ability to analyze and solve practical problems related to Civil Engineering .
- Ability to design, develop and implement problem solving skills taking into consideration public health safety, cultural, social and environmental condition..
- Ability to conduct, analyze and interpret data to arrive at vital conclusions.
Short Term Goals
Department having faculty members engaged in research and consultancy activities. Department is recognized as research centre by the VTU. Highly merited students preferring Civil branch of VKIT. Improved institution level placement activity catering to Civil branch.
Long Term Goals
Department growing with addition of PG and PhD programs. Student intake is increased to 120 from the present 60. Additional infrastructure facility in terms of buildings and equipment to support the research activities. Department is recognized by NBA. Faculty members to work on funded projects from different agencies. Faculty members conducting National/International level seminars and conferences.
Head of the Department
Dr. K P Nagaraja, HOD, Civil Engineering
Dr. K P Nagaraja, has obtained his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum during the year 2011. He has obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (1981) and Master of Engineering in Highway Engineering specialization (1985) from Bangalore University, Bangalore. He has a total of 33 years of teaching experience out of which more than 10 years is research experience. He has published technical research papers in national and international conferences. He is guiding three candidates for their PhD program under VTU. He has travelled abroad to Istanbul, Turkey for presentation of technical paper.