About Civil Engineering Department
Infrastructure is the backbone of any countries development. The population of the world is increasing day by day and the technology is becoming more advanced. The need for better infrastructural facilities like buildings, transportation, power, health and hygiene is growing across the world and it should be in pace with the increasing population and their needs. In India, there has been a steady increase in the urban population on account of rapid industrialization, natural growth and migration from rural areas. This has prompted the working out of alternative ways of meeting the increasing demand of infrastructural facilities.
Indian infrastructure has been give a boost through implementation of various initiatives such as building Golden Quadrilateral, increased Power plant capacity, building power grid across Indian and better airports .A huge demand for civil engineers can be anticipated from the new government’s initiative to encourage infrastructure on every level, airport, navigational facilities and safety measures.
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, structural engineering, earthquake engineering, transportation engineering, forensic engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, wastewater engineering, offshore engineering, aerospace 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.
The Department offers a four-year course leading to the Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. Civil engineering degree graduates are the brains behind all the largest and most essential structures that surround us – buildings, transport networks, energy and water supplies and so their value within society is great. The laboratories of the Department are well equipped. The theoretical courses are supplemented by imparting practical experience through well-equipped laboratories. The labs here are Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids and Applied Geology.Prof. Vithal Bhai Patel