CIVIL ENGINEERING

About The Department

The Department of Civil Engineering was started in the year 2014 with an aim of promoting high quality education in the field of Civil Engineering. The department has well equipped laboratory facilities and highly qualified faculty members having rich experience in teaching and industrial background. The department is aiming to transform itself into a center of excellence both in academic and research. The department provides a right kind of environment for the students to groom themselves for innovative and challenging near future. The rapid growth in world’s population and environmental concerns mount, civil engineering skills are essential and very much needed throughout the world which involves continuous technological development.

Programmes offered

UG Programme
  • B.E. - Civil Engineering- 4 years

Vision & Mission

Vision :

To be the fountain-head of quality education delivering civil engineers empowered with necessary knowledge, skill and personality who can lead the society towards sustainability

Mission :
  • Providing the students with in-depth understanding of fundamentals and practical training related to professional skills and their applications.
  • Inculcate technical, team work management and communication skills to function in multi-discipline teams across globe
  • Preparing students in developing research, design, entrepreneurial skills and employability capabilities
  • Promoting the students to enhance the research and innovations to meet industrial and society needs.

PEOs,PSOs and POs

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

Graduates will be able to

  • Excel to take up challenging professional roles successfully in industry or be successful entrepreneurs to create sustainable built environment.
  • Pursue higher education and involve in research with zeal for life long learning.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, excellent communication skills, ethical values and environmental awareness, to serve the society.

PROGRAMME  SPECIFIC  OUTCOMES (PSOs)

Graduates will be able to

  • To provide the solution for environmental problems by design and construction of green building to achieve sustainable energy.
  • Survey, plan, design, estimate and execution of civil engineering projects.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

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 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.

LABORATORY

SURVEYING LABORATORY
Major Equipment
  • Total station
  • Theodolite
  • Level instruments
  • Pocket stereoscope
  • Prism square
  • Optical Square
  • Prismatic compass

Capabilities
  • Study of chain accessories and chain traversing
  • Determination of included angle by Compass traversing
  • Determination elevation by Fly leveling and check leveling
  • Determination of angle using Theodolite surveying
  • Determination of linear measurement Trigonometrical levelling
  • Determination of distance measurement by Tacheometric surveying
  • Study of the total station
  • Study of the GPS

Utilization
  • Surveying laboratory is used for Agricultural and Civil engineering students of II and III year.

Laboratory In-charge:
  • Mr.S.Senthil Kumar
  • Mr.D.Prabakaran

STRENGTH OF MATERIAL LABORATORY
Major Equipment
  • Universal tensile testing machine
  • Torsion testing machine for steel rods
  • Izod impact testing machine
  • Hardness testing machine brinell
  • Beam deflection test apparatus
  • Double shear test setup box
  • Spring testing machine ( tension & compression )

Capabilities
  • Determination of hardness of the given specimen using Brinell hardness and Rockwell hardness testing machine.
  • Determination of Impact strength on given specimen using Izod test and Charpy test method.
  • Determination of Tensile strength of Mild Steel using the Universal Testing Machine.  
  • Determination of deflection of simply supported beam with Single point load and two point load.
  • Verification of Maxwell Reciprocal Theorem on simply supported beam.
  • Determination of Shear strength on given specimen using Universal Testing Machine.
  • Determination of Compression strength on open coiled Helical Spring and Closed coiled Helical Spring.
  • Determination of Torsion shear properties of given specimen using Torsion Testing Machine

Utilization
  • Strength of Materials Laboratories is used for all Non-circuit Branch students (Mechanical, Civil, Agriculture, Mechatronics and Mechanical and Automation engineering)

Laboratory In-charge:
  • Ms.K. Goumathy
  • Ms.N. Prema

SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY
Major Equipment
  • UTM of minimum of 20KN capacity  
  • Standard Penetration Test
  • Three gang consolidation test device
  • Field density measuring device
  • Direct shear apparatus
  • Triaxial shear apparatus
  • Proctor compaction apparatus
  • Shrinkage limit apparatus
  • Liquid and plastic limit apparatus

Capabilities
  • Determination of Special gravity of soil solids by pycnometer method.
  • Determination of particle size distribution sieve analysis.
  • Determination of liquid limit and plastic limit of soil by casagrande apparatus.
  • Determination of moisture content and water content of soil sample by oven drying method.
  • Determination of In-situ and Field density of soil by sand replacement method and using core cutter method.
  • Determination of optimum moisture content and maximum dry density using standard Proctor compaction test.
  • Determination of moisture – density relationship using Heavy Proctor compaction test.
  • Determination of shear strength parameters of cohesionless soil by using direct shear test.
  • Determination of shear strength parameters of cohesive soil by using unconfined compression strength of soil.

Utilization
  • Soil mechanics laboratory is used for III year students of civil engineering.

Laboratory In-charge:
  • Ms.V. Saranya
  • Mrs.P. Meera

CONCRETE AND HIGHWAY LABORATORY
Major Equipment
  • Elongation Index and flakiness apparatus
  • Crushing test Apparatus
  • Concrete Mixer
  • Slump Cone apparatus
  • Flow Table apparatus
  • Compression Testing Machine
  • Vee Bee consistometer
  • Impact Testing Machine
  • Vicat Apparatus
  • Penetrometer Tester
  • Viscosity tester
  • Ductility tester
  • Lee Chatlier Apparatus

Capabilities
  • Determination of properties of cement ( setting time, fineness soundness)
  • Determination of fresh concrete properties (slump cone, flow table and compaction factor) 
  • Determination of hardened concrete properties (compressive  strength , flexural strength and split tensile strength )
  • Determination of properties of bitumen ( penetration, viscosity and ductility)
  • Determination of properties of aggregate (fine and coarse aggregate)
  • Mix design for various grade of concrete.

Utilization
  • Concrete and highway laboratory is used for final year students of civil engineering.

Laboratory In-charge:
  • Mr.E. Balaji
  • Mr.S. Arunkumar

HYDRAULIC LABORATORY
Major Equipment
  • Rotometer
  • Venturimeter and  Orifice meter
  • Flow through variable duct area - Bernoulli‟s Experiment
  • Flow through Orifice, Mouthpiece and Notches
  • pipes and pipe fittings
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Gear pump
  • Submersible pump
  • Reciprocating pump
  • Francis turbine
  • Pelton wheel turbine

Capabilities
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of a venturimeter
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of an orificemeter
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of an orifice by constant head method
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of an orifice by falling head method
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of a mouthpiece by falling head method
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of a triangular and rectangular notch
  • Determination of coefficient of friction of a pipeline
  • Performance test on a centrifugal, gear oil and submergible pump
  • Performance test on a pelton wheel and francis turbine

Utilization
  • Hydraulic Engineering Laboratories is used for all Non-circuit Branch students (Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mech and Automation engineering)

Laboratory In-charge:
  • Mrs. P. Meera
  • Mr.  K. Saravanan

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Major Equipment
  • PH  & Turbidity meter
  • Conductivity meter
  • BOD incubator
  • Desicator
  • Jar test apparatus
  • Kjeldale apparatus
  • COD apparatus
  • Calorimeter
  • Chlorine comparator
  • Flame Photometer
  • Spectrophoto meter

Capabilities
  • Determination of PH & Turbidity in the given sample of water.
  • Determination of Hardness in the given sample of water.
  • Determination of suspended, volatile, fixed and settle able solids in the given sample of water and waste water
  • Determination of Chlorides in the given sample of water.
  • Determination of Sulphates in the given sample of water.
  • Determination of Alkalinity and Acidity in the given sample of water.
  • Coagulation and Precipitation process for treating waste water- Jar test
  • Determination of Calcium, Potassium and Sodium the given sample of water.
  • Coagulation and Precipitation process for treating waste water- Jar test
  • Determination of Ammonia Nitrogen in wastewater.
  • Determination of Dissolved oxygen in the given sample.
  • Determination of Nitrate and Phosphate  in wastewater
  • Determination of oxygen by BOD and COD test

Utilization
  • Environmental Engineering laboratory is used for Third year students of civil engineering.

Laboratory In-charge:
  • Mr.S. Senthilkumar
  • Mr.S. Arunkumar

FACULTY

S.No Name of the Faculty Qualification Designation
1 Mr. E. BALAJI B.E.,M.Tech.,(P.hD)., Asst. Professor & HOD
2 Mr. K. SARAVANAN B.E.,M.E., Asst. Professor
3 Mr. S. ARUNKUMAR B.E.,M.E., Asst. Professor
4 Ms. N. PREMA B.E.,M.E., Asst. Professor
5 Ms. K. GOUMATHY B.E.,M.E., Asst. Professor
6 Ms. P. MEERA B.E.,M.Tech., Asst. Professor
7 Mr. S. SENTHIL KUMAR B.E.,M.E., Asst. Professor
8 Ms. V. SARANYA B.E.,M.E., Asst. Professor
9 Mr. D. PRABAKARAN B.E.,M.Tech., Asst. Professor

PUBLICATIONS

S.No Name of the faculty No. of Publication
1 Mr. E. BALAJI 10
2 Mr. K. SARAVANAN 2
3 Mr. S. ARUNKUMAR 3
4 Ms. N. PREMA 1
5 Ms. K. GOUMATHY 2
6 Ms. P. MEERA 1
7 Mr. S. SENTHIL KUMAR 2
8 Ms. V. SARANYA 1
9 Mr. D. PRABAKARAN 1

SUPPORTING STAFF

S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification Designation
1 Mr. K. Anbarasan D.C.E Lab Technician

Credentials

Centre of Excellence

Short term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18


S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 E-materials 17
2 Sustainable technology 31
3 Recent Trends in Form Work 31
4 Special Concrete 54
5 Planning of Form Work Engineering 10
6 Design of Formwork Engineering 10

Events

Seminars & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

Events organized in last three academic years:

S.No. Type of Events Professional society Date Name of the Events Resource Person Name & Organization
1 Workshop ICI 10.02.2017 Advance in Concrete Technology and its Structures Dr.G.S.Thirugnanam, Professor,
Dept of Civil Engineering,
Institute of Road and Rransport technology, Erode.
2 Workshop ICI 13.03.2018 Design aspects of RCC and Steel Structures Dr.M.Anbarasu, Professor,
Government College of Engineering, Salem.

RESEARCH WORK

Academic research activities

List of Faculty Members Pursuing Ph.D

S.No. Name of the faculty Specialization University
1 Mr.E.Balaji Structural SRM University

PUBLICATIONS
S.No. Author Details Title of Publication Journal Details Year of Publication
01 E.BALAJI Experimental study on the performance of concrete using nano silica as partial replacement to cement International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology 2017
An experimental study on the effect of nano silica on strength and durability of concrete International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology 2017
Experimental study on light guage steel beam infilled with nano-silica concrete International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology 2017
An experimental study on strength parameter of concrete by partially replacing cement with bagasse ash and sugarcane fiber Journal of Industrial pollution control 2017
Study on neem seed husk ash as replacement material for cement Journal of Industrial pollution control 2017
Flexural behaviour of nano material concrete beam subjected to various levels of corrosion International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology 2017
Experimental study of nano silica and silica fume concrete column subjected to corrosion International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology 2017
An experimental study of nano limestone and fibers in concrete International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology 2017
Flexural behaviour of nano silica concrete International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 2016
Experimental Study on Mechanical Properties of High Strength Concrete Using Nano Silica International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 2016
02 Ms. K. GOUMATHY An Experimental Study on Smart Transparent Concrete International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 2017
Behavior based safety implementation to reduce accident and injuries in work place SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering 2018
02 Ms. V. SARANYA An experimental study on strength and durability of concrete using partial replacement of course aggregate with ceramic waste and Acrylic polymer SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering 2017

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2015-16, 2016-2017 & 2017-2018


S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1. Er.D.Ramesh 
Managing Director
R R Consultancy & Contractors 
233, Chinna Ohmkaliamman Koil Complex, Tiruchengode, Namakkal-637211
Valuation Consultancy, In plant training & placement Students are trained in the site and various field experience
2. Er.A Sudhahar 
Managing Director 
Dimensions Structural Designs, 
No1, Arockiasamy Street, NSR Road, Saibaba Colony, 
Coimbatore-641011
Consultant Project work & placement Placement opportunities are provided to the students to work in design field
3. Er.R.Sivalingam 
State President 
Federation of all Civil Engineers Associations of Tamilnadu and Puduchery,(FACEAT) Registered office: #9/4-5, Muthamram’s Arcade, 
opp. K P N Travels, Mettur road, Erode-638011
Contractor Consultancy, In plant training & placement Students and Faculty members are provided an opportunity to expertise in ICOT based real time projects in construction
4. Dr.Gopala Krishnan.P, Managing Director
GK Construction 
# No,126 Arunachalam Gounder Complex 1st Floor, 
Karur Bye Pass Road, 
Kollampalayam, 
Erode - 638002 .
Structural Consultant Consultancy, In plant training & placement Seminars ,Workshops, awareness programmes, short-term refresher courses and training and placement for the students
5. Dr. M.J.Gopinathan. Managing Director, 
JPG Housing & Projects (P) Ltd
9/196,V.S.Complex,East Car Street, Cheyur road,Avinashi-641654, Tiruppur (Dt), Tamilnadu.
Consultant & Contractors Consultancy, In plant training & placement Students are trained in various kind of project
6. Shri.V.Sriraman , Executive Director Prayojana Construction Management Training Institute
No 16, Kaveri Avenue, State Bank Colony, Salem ,Tamilnadu, India
Sriraman@prayojanainstitute.com
Training centre In plant training & placement short-term refresher courses and training and placement for the students

Contact

Department of Civil Engineering
Mahendra Institute of Technology
Salem- Thiruchengode Highway,
Mahendhirapuri,
Mallasamudram,
Namakkal-637503,
Ph. No : 04288 325 777