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Department of Civil Engineering


Department of Civil Engineering took genesis since the inception of MGMCET. The department offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes. The department aims to produce professionally competent civil engineers to meet current industry requirements with the help of highly qualified, committed faculty members specialized in various disciplines of Civil Engineering.

The department has fully fledged laboratories with adequate research facilities. To bridge the gap between industry and academia, the department has established an active student chapter of the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and a Civil Engineering Association-SRISHTI. To keep the students abreast with the latest trends in the industry, the Civil Engineering Association and ICI student chapter organizes various activities including technical talks, seminars, industrial visits and technical competitions throughout the year.


To offer a promising learning experience consistent with the demands of industry to foster professionals in Civil Engineering with ethical values and experiences in accepting new challenges in pace with the rapidly transforming technologies.


  • To mold the department as a center of excellence in the field of Civil Engineering and to foster innovation and ideation of technological solutions on a sustainable basis.

  • Impart quality education at all levels, with insistence on professional ethics and social commitment

  • To undertake research in conventional and advanced technologies for shaping infrastructure development with a societal focus

  • To develop a conducive teaching-learning experience by providing a scholastic environment for producing high-quality science-based professionals with innovative and original thinking to face the challenges of future


PEO 1: To produce graduates who can demonstrate technical competency in Civil Engineering and develop solutions for complex problems.

PEO 2: To produce graduates who would attain professional competency through life-long learning with advanced degrees, professional registrations and other professional activities

PEO 3: To nourish graduates who function effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment and individually within global, societal and environmental contexts

PEO 4: To nurture graduates who would be able to analyse data and technical concepts about the development of infrastructure, design, sustainability, construction management and other related subsets of Civil Engineering


PO 1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to solve complex engineering problems.

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

PO 3: 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 public health and safety, and cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO 4: 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.

PO 5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 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.

PO 7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of and the need for sustainable development.

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

PO 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.

PO 11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO 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.

Programs Offered

The Department of Civil Engineering offers two programs one UG program and one PG program

UG: B.Tech in Civil Engineering

PG: M.Tech in Structural Engineering & Construction Management


The civil engineering department has 6 well-equipped laboratories catering to the different disciplines under civil engineering.

1. Basic Civil Workshop
Basic Civil Workshop caters to the curriculum requirements of first-year students from all branches. Students are familiarized with setting out of buildings, brick masonry, levelling, area measurements, measurements using screw gauges and Vernier calipers and introduction to plumbing and sanitary fittings.

Subject Code & Name : ESL120 Civil Workshop
Lab in charge: Asst.Prof Namitha Joshy

2. Surveying Laboratory
Surveying is one of the basic areas in civil engineering which includes linear and angular measurements of relative positions of the points on the surface of the earth. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments.

List of Equipment’s :
Prismatic Compass
Plane table and accessories.
Dumpy Level
Total Station

Subject Code &Name: CEL203 Survey lab
Lab in charge: Asst.Prof Anna Skaria


3. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory intends to train the students in the field of testing of soils to determine their physical, index and engineering properties. Geo Technical Engineering Laboratory is well-equipped for evaluating all engineering properties of soils including index
properties, compaction characteristics, consolidation characteristics and shear strength of soils.

Equipment’s :
Soil Hydrometer and IS Sieves along with Sieve ShakerLiquid limit
plastic limit and Shrinkage limit apparatus for determining Atterberg’s limit Permeability Test Apparatus (constant & falling heads)CBR Apparatus
Proctor Compaction Apparatus (light and heavy)Direct Shear Apparatus
Vane Shear Apparatus
Triaxial Shear Test Apparatus
Unconfined compression test apparatus

Subject Code & Name: CEL333 Geotechnical Engineering Lab
Lab in charge: Asst.Prof Linu Elizabeth Peter


4. Environmental Engineering Laboratory
The Environmental Engineering laboratory practical provides good insight into different experimental methods relevant to Environmental Engineering. In this lab, various tests on drinking water and sewage samples to check pH value, total dissolved solids, BOD and COD, total suspended particles etc. are performed as per BIS standards. It helps to assess the water quality standard of the region, pollution load in sewage and working efficiency of sewage and other water treatment unit.

Major Equipments
Bod Incubator
Muffle Furance
Hot Air Oven
Distillation Unit

Lab in charge: Asst.Prof Suramya P.M

5. Material Testing Laboratory

Universal Testing Machine
Brinell Hardness Tester
Torsion Testing Machine
Impact Testing Machine
Compression Testing Machine
Needle Vibrator
Vicat Apparatus
Slump Testing Apparatus
Rebound Hammer
Tile Testing Machine
Sieve shaker
Concrete mixer
Rockwell hardness testing machine
Vickers hardness testing machine
Torsion Pendulum
Spring testing machine- Open coiled, closed coiled
Mortar Cube Vibrator
Concrete cube vibrating table
Compactor Factor Apparatus

Subject Code & Name: CEL 202 Material Testing Lab I
CEL 331 Material Testing Lab II
Lab in charge: Asst.Prof Manjusha Mathew


6. Transportation Engineering Laboratory
The Transportation Engineering Laboratory is equipped with facilities needed for testing materials used in highway construction such as soil, aggregates and bitumen. The equipment in the lab is being used extensively for bituminous mix Designs and Pavement design. The students get training in testing the quality of the various highway pavement materials and assessing their suitability in pavement construction.

Major Equipment’s:
Marshall Stability Apparatus
Automatic Marshall compactor
CBR Apparatus
Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine
Aggregate Impact Testing Machine
Ductility Testing Machine
Ring and Ball Apparatus
Universal Penetrometer
Tar Viscometer
Density Basket
Specific gravity bottle
Bitumen Mixer
Water Bath
Hotplate and Hot Air Oven.

Subject Code & Name: CEL332 Transportation Engineering Lab
Lab in charge: Asst.Prof Sony K G


7. Computer-Aided Civil Engineering Lab
CACE Lab provides adequate knowledge of computer-based Analysis, Design & Drafting to Civil Engineering students. The Lab is well equipped with all the recent software related to Civil Engineering which includes Auto CAD, STAAD Pro, ETABS and Primavera.

Subject Code & Name:
CEL201 Civil Engineering Planning & Drafting Lab
CEL334 Civil Engineering Software Lab
05CE 6191Structural Engineering Design Studio
05CE 6192 Computer Application Lab

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