Civil engineering deals with the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and research of fixed structures and infrastructures such as buildings, highways, bridges, railroads, tunnels, dams and airports. Civil engineering also deals with solutions to problems involving traffic, water supply, sewer, flood control, and the environment. It is one of the broadest and oldest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialties. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills. Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life needs. A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale, and maintenance of it.
Department of Civil Engineering was established in 2008 with an intake of 30, enhanced to 60 in 2009 and to 120 in 2013. The department also started offering a two year M.Tech program in Structural Engineering with an intake of 24 from the year 2014.
It consists of well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty and committed supporting staff. The department is headed by Dr. Venkata Ramana Gedela with a total experience of 17 years. Currently, he is ably supported by two eminent professors Dr J S R Prasad and Dr Akshay S K Naidu.
The departmental major activities include teaching and research, and providing consultancy services to various organizations in the area of Civil Engineering like Transportation, Meteorology and Earthquake resistant design of structures.two Associate Professors, thirteen Assistant Professors and two Scientific Officers.
The faculty continues to strive hard by exploring new frontiers of knowledge, imparting the latest technical knowledge to the students and conducting high quality of research. The faculty also renders technical advice on live engineering problems to various Government and Private Sector companies throughout country.
The department has produced several eminent engineers who have made significant contributions in the planning and execution of Civil Engineering projects in India as well as abroad.
M.Tech (Structural Engineering) is a two year full time post-graduate program approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for the students who have a B.E/B. Tech in any branch of engineering. The course is offered by the department of Civil Engineering by highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty.
The course offers core subjects like Computer Oriented Numerical Methods, Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity, Theory and Analysis of Plates, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design in the first two semesters and a host of elective subjects like Concrete Technology, Advanced Structural Analysis etc.
A dedicated project work is taken up by every student for the next two semesters. The project work is of high quality based on current industry practices. Project work is supported by leading MNC's and defense laboratories doing state of art research and development.