Department of Civil Engineering


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        The Department of Civil Engineering was incepted in 2009 to impart quality education to the Engineering students in the field of Civil Engineering. Initially, the annual intake was 60. In tune with the growing demand profile globally for Civil Engineering, the intake level was enhanced to 180 in 2013 – 2014 and the Department also offers M.E.-Structural Engineering from the Academic year 2013-14 onwards.

Right from its inception, the Department has steadily grown in all spheres in terms of
• Student strength, physical Infrastructure, number of labs - subject wise, as per the rapid upgradations introduced by the AICTE in the recent times and progressive changes in syllabi of Anna University.
• Central and Department Library, number of systems in the labs, requisite software, organization and establishment of in-house maintenance wing and its training.
• The Department has well-qualified and experienced Faculties with various specializations, relevant to the industry.

The Department strives to develop long term relationships with industries and market the student's talents effectively. The students are thus provided with the high level 'Leads and Pathways' that enable them to gain access to a broad range of 'high potential' and 'hi-tech' career opportunities.

Programmes run by the department are,
        • B.E.- Civil Engineering
        • M.E.- Structural Engineering


To produce competent and quality engineers by imparting knowledge, excellence and global perspectives in Civil Engineering to our students and to make them ethically strong professional engineers to build our nation.

• To produce outstanding graduates with high technical knowledge to serve the nation.
• To impart value based education.
• To provide solution to the challenges in the field of Civil Engineering.

PEO1: To produce graduates who can understand their ethical, environmental as well as professional responsibilities so that they appreciate the impact of the engineering solutions which have sustainability over society and the nation.

PEO2: To develop the graduates who will exhibit strong technical ability to create & synthesize data using relevant tools and concepts, for providing sustainable solutions to civil engineering problems and projects.

PEO3: To equip the graduates with suitable skills making them industry ready when they leave the portals of the Institute and to become a competent distinguished Professional Civil Engineer.

PEO4: To produce students who can exhibit attitude, professionalism, ability to communicate with team members and adapt to the latest technology by engaging themselves in life-long learning.

Engineering Graduates will be able to
1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using the first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for the 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.

4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including the design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and the synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

PSO1: Establish a Civil Engineering career in industry, government or academic field and achieve professional expertise as appropriate.

PSO2: Execute innovation and excellence in Civil engineering problem solving and design in global and societal contexts.

PSO3: Commit to lifelong learning and professional development in the Civil Engineering field to stay updated in technology, research topics and contemporary issues.

PSO4: Understand the fundamentals of Civil Engineering in commercial contexts and in expediting construction projects.


Dr. D. Elango
Professor & Head,
Dept. of Civil Engineering,
Valliammai Engineering College,
SRM Nagar,  Kattankulathur - 603 203, 
Kancheepuram District, 
Tamil Nadu, India. 

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