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Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects and systems that are essential for modern society.


This includes buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, airports, water supply and sewage systems, and other large-scale structures.

Civil engineers are responsible for ensuring the safety, functionality, and sustainability of these projects, taking into account factors such as environmental impact, cost-effectiveness, and societal needs.

They use principles of mathematics, physics, and engineering to plan, design, and oversee construction projects from conception to completion.

Curriculum Details

Diploma education should make students job ready faster, . The rationale behind this exercise is standardization and development of curriculum for Diploma Programs for 4 million students across India. During the development of curriculum, the employability and employment opportunities for youth were kept in mind.

AICTE has made 7-10 weeks summer internships mandatory in the new curriculum which will equip the students with practical understanding and training about industry practices in a suitable industry or organization. To make education holistic, sports, physical activities, values and ethics have been embedded in the curriculum.

Civil Engineering Laboratories


The department has the following well equipped laboratories which provide practical instruction to undergraduate students and facilities for post-graduate training, research work and consultancy work.

  1. Concrete Laboratory
  2. Computational Laboratory
  3. Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  4. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  5. Highway Engineering Laboratory
  6. Hydraulics Flow Laboratory
  7. Structural Engineering Laboratory
  8. Survey Laboratory

Concrete Laboratory

The Laboratory is equipped to run standard tests on cement, aggregates, and concrete. The laboratory is operated as both a teaching and research facility. Equipment is available to test concrete aggregate for deleterious behavior, including alkali silica reactivity, and to measure aggregate properties as they affect mixture proportioning. Freeze-thaw equipment is available for running tests under both Procedures A and B of ASTM C666. A walk-in freezer is used for scaling tests. Concrete is cured under controlled temperature and humidity in the lab’s curing room. Two hydraulic testing machines, with load capacities of 180 tons (400,000 lb), are used for concrete strength determination.

List of major equipments:

  1. Compression Testing Machine (200 tonne)
  2. Rebound Hammer
  3. Flexural Testing Machine
  4. Cement Tensile Testing Machine
  5. Heat of  Hydration Apparatus
  6. Humidity chamber
  7. Vee Bee consistometer
  8. Flow Table
  9. Vibrating Table
  10. Concrete mixer


Computational Laboratory

The department by offering computer hardware and software aimed at the specific requirements of Civil Computer Laboratory hardware includes high-performance workstation PCs, a domain server, an application license manager, projector, video capture hardware and a printer cum scanner. A suite of civil engineering software including the latest versions of AutoCAD, STAAD Pro V8i, ETABS 20 and Primavera (P6) are available to students on a walk-in basis when required for project support.

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

  • The instruments available in Environmental Engineering Laboratory are adequate for the undergraduate programs of Civil Engineering Department. This laboratory mainly deals with all the testing to check the quality of drinking water, solid liquid waste and sanitation. The laboratory provides good testing, teaching and research facilities. The laboratory is recently constructed and contains modern analytical instruments and facilities. It contains the following instruments and equipment.

List of major equipments:

  • Spectro- photo meter
  • BOD Incubator Shaker
  • Laminar Airflow Cabinet
  • Turbidity Meter
  • Flame Photometer
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Meter
  • Air Sampler
  • Sound Level Meter
  • Muffle furnace
  • Automatic Absorption Spectro Photometer
  • Ion Selective Electrode
  • COD Apparatus
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Laminar Air Flow cabinet

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

A typical geotechnical engineering laboratory helps in identifying the engineering behaviour of geomaterials (soils and rocks) and byproducts such as fly ash etc. There are different physical, chemical and geotechnical properties determined in the laboratory that is required for identifying the geomaterials.

List of major equipments:

  • Unconfined Compression Test  Apparatus
  • Sieves And Sieve Shaker
  • Hydrometer
  • Vane Shear Test Apparatus
  • Direct shear Test Apparatus
  • Large  Shear Box Test Setup
  • 3 Gang Consolidometer
  • Consolidation Test Apparatus  
  • Standard And Modified Proctor Test Setup
  • Swell Test Apparatus
  • Plate Load Apparatus
  • California Bearing Ratio Test Apparatus
  • Core Cutter And Soil Sample Extractor
  • SPT Test Set Up

Highway Engineering Laboratory

The laboratory of Highway engineering in the civil department is well equipped with all the required instruments and equipment that are helpful in the overall understanding and practical knowledge of a student. Apart from this we also have enough other instruments such as CBR, Los angles abrasion instrument, Impact testing machine etc. we believe in the fact that only bookish knowledge is not enough for the overall understanding of our students. So our pedagogy includes every measure that impacts practical knowledge and carries out all the tests required for complete understanding of the subject.

List of major equipments:

  • Aggregate Impact Testing Machine
  • Los Angles Abrasion Machine
  • California Bearing Ratio Test apparatus
  • Marshall Stability Testing Machine
  • Benkelman Beam Apparatus
  • Roughometer
  • Softening Point Apparatus
  • Automatic Traffic Counter
  • Ductility test apparatus
  • Bitumen Centrifuge Extractor
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer apparatus

Hydraulics Laboratory

The Hydraulics Laboratory is a state-of-the art facility used to conduct a variety of experiments pertaining to water. Among other things, this laboratory provides a means of testing the hydraulic properties of submerged bridges and the hydraulic properties of highway drainage structures and stream crossings.

List of major equipments:

  • Flow tracker
  • Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter
  • Automatic Water Level Recorder
  • Echo Depth Sounder.
  • Pipe friction apparatus
  • Venturimeter apparatus
  • Nozzle meter apparatus
  • Reynolds’ apparatus
  • Automatic weather station
  • Hydraulic Bench with Level Indicator
  • Bend Meter
  • Hydrology Apparatus
  • Impact of jet apparatus
  • Rota Meter
  • Free Vortex  and Forced Vortex apparatus
  • Large tilting Experimental flumes

Structural Engineering Laboratory

The Structural Engineering Lab consists of four major areas of teaching and research that includes material and large-scale structural testing, durability testing of construction material, non-destructive evaluation of civil infrastructures and mechanical workshop for sample preparation.

List of major equipments:

  • Universal Testing Machine 
  • Loading Frame
  • Two & Three Hinged Arches
  • Apparatus for Reciprocal Theorem
  • Portable Two hinged parabolic Arch apparatus
  • Needle beam apparatus for Maxwell reciprocal Theorem.
  • Redundant Joint Apparatus
  • Load Shell
  • Data Logger

Survey Laboratory

The Land Surveying Laboratory is established with the purpose of enabling students to practice land surveying techniques using a wide spectrum of surveying equipment ranging from prismatic compass, dumpy levels, auto levels, Electronic  transit theodolites to the latest electronic total stations with data collectors and digital GPS equipment. The laboratory provides facilities for linear, space and angular measurements in the field.

List of major equipments:

  • Electronic total stations
  • Micro-optic theodolites
  • Differential Geographical Positioning System
  • Auto levels
  •  Theodolite
  • Stereoscope
  • Celestial sphere

Civil engineering is a field with promising career prospects, especially for those with a diploma.

  1. Job Opportunities: Civil engineering diploma holders can find employment in various sectors, including construction companies, consulting firms, government agencies, and infrastructure development projects.
  2. Roles and Responsibilities: With a diploma in civil engineering, you can work as a civil engineering technician or assistant engineer. Your responsibilities may include assisting in project planning, drafting designs using CAD software, conducting site inspections, and ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations.
  3. Career Progression: As you gain experience and expertise, you can progress to roles such as project engineer, site manager, or senior technician. Further education, such as pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or obtaining professional certifications, can open up even more opportunities for career advancement.
  4. Specialization: Civil engineering offers various specializations, such as structural engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and geotechnical engineering. You can choose to specialize in a particular area based on your interests and career goals.
  5. Demand: The demand for civil engineering professionals is generally stable, driven by ongoing infrastructure development, urbanization, and the need for infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. In some regions, there may be fluctuations in demand depending on economic conditions and government spending on infrastructure projects.
  6. Salary: The salary for civil engineering diploma holders can vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and industry. Generally, entry-level positions may offer lower salaries, but as you gain experience and expertise, your earning potential increases. Specializing in high-demand areas or obtaining additional certifications can also positively impact your salary prospects.
  7. Global Opportunities: Civil engineering is a globally recognized profession, offering opportunities to work on projects around the world. International experience can enhance your skills and make you more competitive in the job market.

Civil engineering students should engage in a variety of activities to complement their academic studies and enhance their overall development. Here are some activities that are important for civil engineering students:

  1. Internships and Co-op Programs: Practical experience through internships and co-op programs allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world projects. It also helps them understand industry practices, build professional networks, and explore potential career paths.
  2. Research Projects: Participating in research projects allows students to delve deeper into specific areas of civil engineering, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and contribute to the advancement of the field. Research experience can also be valuable for those considering graduate studies or academic careers.
  3. Student Organizations: Joining student chapters of professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and leadership experience. These organizations often host competitions, conferences, and workshops that allow students to enhance their skills and connect with industry professionals.
  4. Volunteer Work: Engaging in community service and volunteer projects not only benefits society but also helps students develop teamwork, communication, and project management skills. Volunteering for organizations involved in infrastructure development or disaster relief efforts can be particularly relevant for civil engineering students.
  5. Technical Workshops and Seminars: Attending workshops, seminars, and conferences related to civil engineering topics exposes students to cutting-edge research, innovative technologies, and best practices in the field. It also provides opportunities to interact with experts and gain insights into emerging trends and challenges.
  6. Field Trips and Site Visits: Visiting construction sites, infrastructure projects, and engineering facilities allows students to see firsthand how theoretical concepts are applied in practice. Field trips provide valuable context and help students develop an appreciation for the complexity of real-world engineering projects.
  7. Professional Certification: Pursuing professional certifications such as the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation can enhance students’ credentials and career prospects. These certifications demonstrate proficiency in fundamental engineering principles and are often required for licensure as a professional engineer (PE).
  8. Continuing Education: Civil engineering is a rapidly evolving field, and staying updated on the latest developments is essential for career advancement. Encouraging students to participate in continuing education programs, workshops, and online courses helps them stay abreast of new technologies, codes, and regulations.

Admission criteria specific to the branch:

  1. The candidates must complete their 10+2 level of education from any recognized board of education in Science .
  2. The candidates must have the three subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in their 10+2 standard.
  3. The candidates should clear state level (should have to secure 50-60% marks) entrance examinations orJEE Advanced or JEE Main (should have to secure at least 75% marks) to qualify for BE CSE. 


Information on scholarships, financial aid, or grants available specifically to students of this branch:

This scholarship is meant for students who have passed their Class XII and want to continue their studies in the field of engineering. A scholarship up to INR 25,000 will be provided to students for the entire course whose family annual income is less than INR 90,000.

This scholarship is meant for students studying in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of a full-time regular undergraduate engineering programme approved by AICTE/UGC.