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B.Tech (Civil Engineering)

Dr. Sayali Sandbhor

Dr. Sayali Sandbhor -
M. Tech. Construction and Management (COEP), Ph.D. (SIU), Head, Civil Engineering Department, Aff. M .ASCE, MIE, M-IBC Faculty Advisor- SIT's ASCE Student chapter


Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2009, with a vision to establish it as center of excellence in the field of Civil Engineering. Education here prepares students for an exciting career in industry, Governmental jobs, and universities. They also are given platform to form startup companies. The department has well equipped laboratories and our faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching. It has a fine blend of well experienced faculty and young & dynamic faculty. The Students get an opportunity to work on real life projects to groom them for professional life. There is plenty of opportunity to interact with faculty and to receive individual attention. Students are also engaged in Internship of six months in their sixth semester because of which they become industry ready.

The department is engaged intensively Water and Wastewater treatment research. Waste reuse is also another area in which few researchers are working. Department has a funding of 5 million Euros under Horizon 2020.

Along with the core degree, the Department of Civil Engineering also offers the following additional Honours in line with the industry's latest trends.

  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • GIS and Surveying Technology
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  • Smart Cities and Urban Analytics
  • Structural Engineering

Minor Specialisation (Offered by)

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning (CS & IT)
  • Data Science (CS &IT)
  • Internet of things (CS &IT)
  • Embedded Systems (E&TC)
  • Automobile engineering with hybrid and autonomous technology (Mechanical)

Highlights of the department:

  1. Industry-led Flexi courses
  2. Global Immersion program with renowned foreign universities
  3. Opportunity to acquire a diploma in business management from SIBM
  4. Department-organized tech fests and hackathons
  5. Mentor-Mentee system to facilitate the progress of the students
  6. Academic Curricula benchmarked with International Universities
  7. Industry-visits, guest lectures, seminars, and workshops by eminent researchers and industry practitioners
  8. Six months industry internship
  9. Tinker lab to inculcate creativity
  10. Active student clubs and bodies
  11. Project-based Learning
  12. Multi-cultural and vibrant teaching environment  

Department Laboratories

  • Concrete Technology Lab
  • Transportation Engineering Lab
  • Geotechnical  Engineering Lab
  • Environmental  Engineering Lab
  • Engineering Mechanics Lab
  • Computer Centre (CL-1) Lab
  • Surveying Lab


B Tech Civil Engineering Program : 60

Lateral Entry: 6

Departmental Brochure

Syllabus Structure(Batch: 2022-2026)


Expert session at Civil Dept
Expert session by Dhawal Patil

Expert session by Mr Rajkumar
Smart Infrastructure by Mr. Rajat Ratra

Tech Talk by Mr Sameer Shah
Tech Talk by Mr Ravindra Ringshia

Tech Talk by Shivam Singh
Tech Talk by Dr Kirti Ruikar

Save Water Awareness campaign at Lavale Village

An awareness drive on the topic "Save Water" was conducted on 13th April'22 as a part of Service Learning for Second Year Civil Engineering. The drive was held at Lavale Village, followed by a visit to the PAVITR Installation in the village.

Save Water Awareness campaign
Save Soil
Save Water Awareness campaign at Lavale Village
Save Water Awareness campaign at Lavale
Save Water Awareness campaign - Lavale Village
Save Water Awareness campaign - Lavale

International Youth and Sustainability Festival ‘22

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) in collaboration with ExploreiT , Climate Reality Project-India and Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative organized a two day International Youth and Sustainability Festival (IYSF) on 23rd and 24th April 2022 at Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus. The festival was inaugurated by eminent personalities including Dr. Kunal Khemnar, Additional Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation; Mr. Krishnan Komundur, CEO, Adar Poonawala Clean City Initiative; Mr. Aniruddha Shahapure, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pune Smart City; Dr. Erach Bharucha, Renowned Author and Environmentalist; Dr. Arundhati Warke, Deputy Director Academics- Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), Mr. Shivam. Singh, Founder ExploreiT and Prof. Dr. Kanchan Khare, Head of Civil Engineering Department, SIT. From Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Dr. Shirin Shikalgar, In charge, Service Learning Centre; Prof. Dr. Kanchan Khare and Prof. Mugdha Kshirsagar, Civil Engineering Department organized and coordinated the festival in association with ExploreiT.

The festival gave a platform to young minds to discuss the possible ways to address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and go carbon neutral by 2030. 

International Youth and Sustainability Festival
International Youth and Sustainability Festival - SIT
International Youth & Sustainability Festival

International Youth & Sustainability Festival - SIT Pune
International Youth and Sustainability Festival at SIT Pune
International Youth and Sustainability Festival at SIT

6th National Convention on Ferrocement

The 6th National Convention on Ferrocement was jointly organised by the Ferrocement Society (India) and the Civil Department of Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT Pune), providing a forum for architects, civil engineers and working professionals across India. The event was available for foreign delegates as well in online mode. Topics discussed in this convention included, but were not limited to, projects, R&D in Precast Ferrocement components, necessity of precast for components, types and techniques for moulds, types of matrix-cement mortar, techniques for precasting and meshes, water conservation, Hybrid or composite construction using ferrocement components, and so on.

National Convention on Ferrocement
6th National Convention on Ferrocement
6th National Convention on Ferrocement at SIT
National Convention on Ferrocement - SIT

Faculty Development Program at Civil Department, SIT

Faculty and Research fellow at the Civil Engineering Department attended One Day faculty Development Program organized by the Civil Engineering Department on 31swt March 2022. It was delivered by Prof. Dr. Uttam Kadam, under the MoU between SIT and DBSKKV, Dapoli. Many collaborative opportunities and future projects were discussed based on “Sustainable Agriculture”

Faculty Development Program


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Students’ Chapter at Civil Engineering Department was established in 2021. Since then, the chapter has been very actively organizing various events and participating in various activities held by ASCE.


The core team has put in day and night efforts for more than 7 months in making it happen. It took more than 100s of concrete mix designs, countless simulations of canoe design and selecting the best out of hundreds of materials based on characteristic properties to finalize the best combination!

Laser Cutting Workshop
Dimensions by SIT Pune
Symbi Derby poster
Revit Workshop
Project Presentation
Concrete Synthesis
Bentley Context Capture

6th National Convention on Ferrocement

Civil Engineering Department, SIT is jointly organizing 6th National Convention on Ferrocement from 12th to 14th November 2021 with Ferrocement Society of India.
This "6th National Convention on Ferrocement" with Precast Ferrocement as this year's theme, would be held at Firodiya Auditorium, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune. 
Link for Registration: https://ferrocementindia.com/fs-2021/ 

6th National Convention on Ferrocement

Renewal of MoU with Ecosan Services Foundation

MoU of SIT with Ecosan Services Foundation, working in the water, wastewater and sanitation sector, is renewed.

While renewing the MOU, we have extended the scope of the MOU and Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE) is also now part of this MOU. The lead team from SIT, Prof. Kanchan Khare, Head Civil Engineering along with Mr. Sagar Kolekar, Dr. Shirin from SCOPE visited ESF office and MoU was signed by Dr. Dayanand Panse, Director, Ecosan Services Foundation and Ms. Radhika Borgaonkar, Project Manager, Ecosan Services Foundation.

PAVITR Project Pilot plant funded by European Union and DST- Project Bhoomi Poojan

Bhoomi Poojan of the selected site for the construction work of “Anaerobic System and Constructed Wetland for Waste Water treatment” was done on 8th July 2021 as a tradition to mark the start of the construction activity. The ritual was held in the presence of Deputy Director Academics Prof. Arundhati Warke along with entire PAVITR team from Civil Engineering Department and other faculty members of the department.

BAI Patron Membership

Financial Analysis

Service Learning Project

Techinical Event Virtually

Civil Engineering Department has been in close connection with Builders' Association of India (BAI).

Proud to share that Symbiosis Institute of Technology is now a Patron Member of BAI!

2000 Watt Smart Cities Certification Project

As a part of the prestigious 2000 Watt Smart Cities certification Project , a kickoff workshop was attended by the project team members from Civil Engineering Department who would be working on the “Smart Building Criteria” along with other Institutions under SIU.

2000 Watt Smart Cities certification Project


Civil Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology organized "BIM WEEK", a week long Lecture Series of Industry Experts from 17th May to 21st May 2021!


Lecture Series by Dr. Amarnath C.B.

Google Sketchup Workshop

Techno Struct Academy

Stand Pro Workshop

Lecture Series by Mr. Pravin Kumar

Webinar on BIM Technologies

Glimpses of BIM WEEK

Technology in Construction Toyiwanga-MEP BIM

Technology in Construction


Introduction to BIM


Hands-on Session on Revit was organized at the department for Civil Diploma students as a part of Two week Summer school program organized by Symbiosis Institute of Technology and was delivered by software expert from our Technology partner EduCADD.



Team of "Sigma Consultants India Pvt Ltd" trained our Techfest Organizers and Participants on 2nd May 2021 for Six Sigma White Belt certification as a token for appreciating their efforts put in smoothly conducting the techfest.

Six Sigma White Belt Certification

A webinar on "Six Sigma for Optimization" was organized on 7th May 2021 for Third and Final year students between 1 pm to 3 pm. It was delivered by a team of 5 experts from "Sigma Consultants India Pvt Ltd (Sigmacon)" lead by Mrs. Pranita Dange, Director and Mr. Dhananjay Apte, Director at Sigmacon.

Webinar on Six Sigma for Optimization

Six Sigma & Lean Tools

Six Sigma Tools

Tech talk on “Innovation in Construction” was held on 29th April 2021 delivered by Mr. Prashant Nagalapur, Turner Technical Services.

Glimpse of Capomaestro 21

Building Information Modeling(BIM)

Digital Twin Physical Meaning

Tech Talk on “Smart Cities and Urban Planning Perspective” was conducted on 16th May 2021 and delivered by Urban Planning expert Mr. Shiva Kshirsagar.

Awareness drive for Health and Cleanliness

Urban Planning:Technical Aspect & Preparation of Masterplan

Smart Cities : Broad Spectrum

A talk was delivered by Industry Expert Dr. Asita Dalvi on Geology and Soil mechanics.

Techinical Event at SIT

Glimpse of Capomaestro 21- TechFest of Civil Engineering Department SIT

Glimpse of Capomaestro 21

Civil Engineering students designed their own website for Tech Fest promotion.

CESS Team planned four major technical events along with 4 fun events. Capomaestro hosted more than 3000 participants for its virtual events. It was a grand success.

The team designed its own Gaming App for Kaun Banega Champion and Uno.

Talk on Habit for Successful Career Ahead

Capomaestro Congrates the Winners

Capomaestro Congrates the Winners

Prize Distribution for events took place on a virtual platform and students designed and developed virtual ceremony for giving away prizes.

Gaming Events- Designed by Students

Social Service Drive

Social Service Drive

Technical Events

Techinical Event at SIT

Financial Analysis

Service Learning Project

Techinical Event Virtually

Comedy Night post Success of Capomaestro 2021



Team Capomaestro organized Pre-Techfest workshops. More than 200 participants from outside SIT registered for each workshop.

3 Days workshop on Google Sketchup from 10th to 13th April 2021,

2 Days workshop on Autodesk Revit from 13th to 14th April 2021,

2 Days workshop on Staad Pro from 16th to 17th April 2021

Autodesk Revit

Google Sketchup Workshop

Autodesk Rrevit Workshop

Stand Pro Workshop

Webinar on BIM Technologies

A webinar was organized for the students by Techno Struct Academy on 9th April 2021.

Techno Struct Academy

Webinar on BIM Technologies

Value Addition Program

Smart City Mission Transform-nation Shree Ganesh

e-Training Self paced program of two weeks is floated with Conart Engineering Ltd as their CSR activity with Smart City Association and placement cell to all our students.

5 Day Free Career Bootcamp for Civil Engineering Students is offered by the team Protrainy.


Tech Talk Series @Civil

Digital Transformation Trends in Civil Engineering

Digital Transformation Trends in Civil Engineering

  • International collaboration
  • Participation (more than 100) from institutions including IITs, NITs, CEPT, BITs as well as Industry from all across India was observed.

  • Industry collaboration
  • Certificates for participation were provided by Bentley Institute to all participants.
  • More than 200 participants from top institutions, academia, industry not only from India but also from abroad participated in the Tech Talk organized on the World Water Day.

Guest Talks Organized at the Department

Guest Talk on Sustainable Development

  • Prof. Pratap Raval, COEP, was invited to deliver talk on sustainable development as a part of co-teaching of an elective course “Town and Country Planning”, by Prof. K.C. Khare.

Guest lecture of Industry Expert, Dr. Asita Dalavi, Genstru Consultants was organized by Prof. Mugdha Kshirsagar

Guest lecture of Industry Expert, Mr. Avinash Joshi, Stup Consultants on “Prestressed concrete beam design” was held on 10th April 2021, organized by Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni.

Internationalization @ Civil – Discussion on Civil Engineering , SIT and School of Building , Architecture and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK for teaching partnerships was held on 2nd February 2021- We are proud to announce 6 months Internship opportunity, at UK’s 1st ranked School in Building, to the students of Civil Engineering Department. Many new collaborative opportunities for students’ benefit on their way!

Guest lecture by Prof. Mugdha Kshirsagar
Internationalization at Civil

Industry connect @ Civil- Three students of Civil Engineering Department and one faculty member receives opportunity to undertake 5 months of online Internship on MIKE URBAN+ offered by DHI


DHI is an international water software development and engineering consultancy firm with headquarters in Denmark. The not-for-profit organization addresses all challenges in water environments through consultancy services, MIKE Powered by DHI water modeling software, business applications, data portals and operational services. DHI has 40 offices throughout the world, with software development centres in Singapore and Denmark.

Social Service Drive by Second Year Civil Engineering Students

Students of Second year Civil Engineering executed Service Learning project on “Awareness drive for Health and Cleanliness of the Surroundings” following all the necessary guidelines for Covid-19.

Social Service Drive

Awareness drive for Health and Cleanliness

Awareness drive for Health and Cleanliness
Social Service Drive

Service Learning Project- in collaboration with Industry

Additional Service Learning Project has been designed in association with Industry ECOSAN SERVICES FOUNDATION related to water conservation.

Service Learning Project

Civil Engineering Department is offering Value Addition Programs in association with Industry in the Current Semester.

Autodesk Autocad
Autodesk Revit
Lals Software Services

Candy software training- Offered to Third and Final Year B.Tech Civil Engineering

Revit Architecture and Revit Structure software training - Offered to Second and Third Year B.Tech Civil Engineering

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification- From TUV Germany offered to TY and final year students as well as Alumni of Civil department.

Mothers Day Celebration

Mothers’ day celebration- 10th May 2020

Mothers’ day was celebrated by sharing wonderful quotes and messages by students on various social media platforms.

Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration 15th August 2020

The President of CESS celebrated this day by hoisting the flag along with his mother showing women empowerment and the importance of women in society. The live broadcast of the event was shared among all the team members and students.

Online Prize Distribution

Online Prize Distribution

CESS 2020 started the odd semester 2020-21 by holding the first ever e-prize distribution ceremony to certify the earlier CESS team and hand out certificates of various achievements such as academic topper, sports, co curricular, best student etc

Participation in Mapathon, IIT Bombay

Participation in Mapathon, IIT Bombay
Land Degradation Map Maharashtra
Detection of change in Waterbodies

Mapathon is map making competition for a specific problem statement. This event, organised jointly by IIT Bombay, AICTE and ISRO, to make maps using Indian remote sensing data. The primary objective is to understand the potential of Indian remote sensing data and make maps for Indian regions using free open source mapping software (QGIS). Three teams participated, each having four members of the students working along TTC-Anchorage Club.

Road safety event by i- Safe IIT Delhi

Road Safty Event
Webinar on Road Safty

The team participated in the road safety event by i-Safe, IIT Delhi. Many activities such as poster making, webinar and spreading awareness were successfully completed. We secured in Top 50 category in India.

World Water Day celebration

World Water Day
Water and Climate Change

President of CESS created a small video regarding world water day to spread awareness. This video was shared among the students during the early phase of lockdown.

Online paper Presentation

Online paper Presentation
Safty Management Using BIM

On the occasion of engineers day, the department of civil engineering (CESS) had organized an online paper presentation competition for civil engineering students. The competitions were divided into 2 major domains (Construction Management and Environmental) of civil engineering. The judging panel was comprised of alumni and faculty related to that field.

Engineers Day Celebration

Engineers Day Celebration

On the occasion of engineer’s day, the department of civil engineering (CESS) had organized a variety of technical and non-technical events along with TTC-ANCHORAGE inauguration through digital lamp lighting. The technical events were hosted by TTC-ANCHORAGE.

Online quiz during Teachers’ Day Celebration

Online quiz during Teachers’ Day Celebration

On Teacher’s day, the CESS team (Civil Engineering Society of Symbiosis) organized a little function for the faculty members of the Civil Department. To make the event interesting CESS team had arranged a few events like movie bluff, quiz, tagline recognizer for the faculties and staff.

Digital Lamp Lighting Inauguration

Digital Lamp Lighting during Talk The Clock (T.T.C.) Anchorage Inauguration

Aim of T.T.C. Anchorage

Introduction to T.T.C. Anchorage Team and its Vision


Start-up Showcase by S.Y Civil Engineering Students

Start-up Showcase by S.Y Civil Engineering Students

Start-up Showcase by S.Y Civil Engineering Students

Start-up Showcase by S.Y Civil Engineering Students

S.Y Students presenting their ideas during Pitch Day

S.Y Civil Engineering Students presenting their ideas during Pitch Day

The students organized ‘Civil Engineering Startup Showcase '20 for entire day as a part of "Start-up week" under Entrepreneurship course on 20/02/2020. This was a small step towards making students aware of the Startup world to encourage them to start their baby steps to achieve greatest heights in future!


Hands-on session by Dr Preeti Mulay

Discussion during the workshop

Discussion during the workshop

Group Photo with Dr Preeti Mulay

Group Photo with Dr Preeti Mulay

On 24th Jan 2020, “Workshop on Bibliometric” was conducted for the Civil Engineering faculty and research scholars. The invited speaker was Dr Preeti Mulay, Associate Professor, CS-IT Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology.

Presentation by Dr.Amit Tiwari

Presentation by Dr.Amit Tiwari

Discussion during the workshop

Discussion during the workshop

Group Photo with Dr.Amit Tiwari

Group Photo with Dr.Amit Tiwari

On 22nd Jan 2020, “Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights” was conducted for the Civil Engineering faculty and research scholars. The invited speaker was Dr Amit Kumar Tiwari, Head-IP Cell, Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation, Symbiosis International University.

Graduate Attributes

GA 1

Scholarship: research, inquiry and lifelong learning

GA 2

Global citizenship: ethical, social and professional understanding

GA 3

Eco-literate: sensitivity towards a sustainable environment

GA 4

Employability: equipped with skills, attributes, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities that society needs; being capable of making a contribution to society through earning a living


Civil Engineering
Urban Transportation Planning
CO 1 Understand the urban morphology considered in planning process
CO 2 Describe the various processes considered in Urban Transportation Planning
CO 3 Understand the trip generation and analyze the various aspects of the trip generation models
CO 4 Understand the application and selection of various trip distribution models
CO 5 Understand the transportation network and select the suitable method of traffic assignment
CO 6 Suggest the non transport solutions for the transport problems, describe the process of project evaluation and overall project planning


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The ASCE Students Chapter, Department of Civil Engineering, SIT has bagged All India 2nd Rank at the world renowned ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition, ASCE India Student Symposium 2022!

2000 Watt Smart Cities project from 2000 WSC Association, Switzerland
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Congratulations to Civil Department for another feather in their Cap.

The team including Dr. Ketan Kotecha, Dr. Kanchan Khare, Dr. Sayali Sandbhor, Prof. Rushikesh Kulkarni, Prof. Humera Khanum, Prof. Vinay Jatti, Prof. Vaishnavi Dabir, JRF Ms. Janhavi Mahale, played vital role for "Smart Buildings" criterion for getting the label from "2000 Watt Smart Cities Association, Switzerland".

SIU is the 1st Indian Educational Campus to have been awarded this title.

PAVITR- EU India HORIZON 2020 Funded Project

PAVITR Project- Installation of Pilot set up at Lavale village

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PAVITR Project- Construction of Ansys + CW set up at SUHRC Campus

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TRTI MPSC Training

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Civil Engineering Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, is offering training for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates in preparation of MPSC Engineering Services Examination. SIT, has been successfully awarded a tender by Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI) to provide online training to ST candidates located remotely throughout Maharashtra. TRTI selected hundred B.E. / B. Tech candidates with major in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering for training on the merit basis. Students have been provided with Lenovo-manufactured tablets that enables them to access online training. The tablets are distributed to selected candidates at the Commissioner Office, Tribal Development Department at seven regions of Maharashtra.

The competitive examination training sessions will cover preparations of prelims, mains paper- I & II, and interview preparation. Training began from 10th March 2022 in online mode and will last for six months. Prof Dr. Kanchan Khare, Prof. Rushikesh Kulkarni, Prof. Humera Khanum, Abhijeet |hambir, Tushar Marne, Hansraj Gajbhar are contributing to the smooth conduction of the training.

AICTE Study Tour Grant under YUVAK SCHEME

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Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

  1. To apply fundamental skills, knowledge of analysis and design to all the applications in civil engineering 
  2. To contribute towards the development of society by providing solutions with sensitivity towards built environment
  3. To demonstrate professional and leadership ability for becoming successful entrepreneurs.


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 first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

  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 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 design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and 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.


The Program Specific Outcomes of Civil Engineering Department are as follows:
Civil Engineering Graduates will be able:

  1. To develop the competence of creating and providing sustainable infrastructure, housing, water and waste water services.

  2. To effectively apply engineering fundamentals for the development and management of civil engineering solutions that are sensitive towards the environment for the benefit of society at large.