Research and Development Programmes

The Department of Civil Engineering has sophisticated computational facilities, and expertise in several areas;   some of them are listed below.

  • Concrete technology including recycled aggregate concrete, and high performance concrete
  • Finite element analysis
  • Seismic and wind analysis
  • Bridges, shells, folded plates and multi- storeyed buildings
  • Transportation Planning and Modeling, Micro- simulation and GPS applications
  • Geotechnical engineering and geo-textiles
  • Pavement systems engineering
  • Integrated expert systems and fuzzy logic
  • Fuzzy logic and ANN
  • Construction Engineering and management
  • Planning and design of lift irrigation system
  • Planning and design of storm water drainage system
  • Optimization of reservoir releases through fuzzy logic approaches
  • Remote sensing ,GIS and GPS application in Hydrology
  • Ground water pollution studies
  • FEM applications in water resources Engg.
  • Environmental hydraulics, cost-effective technologies for water and waste water treatment.


The Department acquired the organisational membership of

  • Association of Consulting Engineers (India), Bangalore
  • Indian Concrete Institute, Chennai

during the current year, to further enhance the interaction with professional engineers.


The department organizes lectures every week in the Department by eminent professionals for the benefit of students, and faculty interaction.