Kathir College of Engineering

Civil Engineering

About the Department

Civil Engineering is one of the broadest and oldest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialties. Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life like space satellites and launching facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, harbors, water supply system and wastewater treatment plants. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills.

The Civil Engineering department was established in the academic year 2010. The department mainly focuses on imparting analytical and experimental skills for the students. This enables the students to apply their knowledge in various fields of Civil Engineering. The department also equips the students with the knowledge of software packages such as Auto CAD, STAAD PRO, Revit Architecture, ArcGIS, Primavera and SAP2000. The department ensures industrial training for the students to give them practical insight into the various methods of construction. Our unique approach of theoretical knowledge and practical application of skills make our students well prepared for their future careers. 

Why Civil at KCE?

Established in 2010 and offers B.E (Civil Engineering)

  • E-Box platform based on AI driven technology for Teaching and Learning Process
  • Placement Training for Softwares – Autocad, Staad Pro, Revit Architecture
  • Highly equipped laboratories
  • Exposure to recent trends in Civil Engineering through Expert Guest lectures
  • Frequent industrial visits to provide practical knowledge
  • Technically experienced faculty members
  • GATE, IES and other competitive exams focused training

Vision

To empower the students of Civil Engineering with modern skills to face various challenges in research, industry and develop practical solutions for the sustainable growth of the society.

Mission

  • To promote innovative thinking and achieve academic excellence by providing the fundamental concepts and advanced technologies to face Civil Engineering challenges.
  • To motivate the students for a professional career in Civil engineering by enriching the academic activities with an exposure to latest technologies.
  • To promote consultancy, research and development and encourage entrepreneurship activities.

Program Educational Objectives(PEOs)

PEO1: The graduates shall have advanced and fundamental knowledge to be applied in the field of civil and allied engineering.
PEO2: The graduates develop communication skills, leadership qualities with strong professional and ethical values.
PEO3: To produce successful graduates with professional capabilities and motivation for life long learning

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1. Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization in Civil Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2. Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex problems in Civil Engineering reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3. Design solutions for complex Civil 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.

PO4.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 for complex Civil Engineering Problems.

PO5. Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex Civil Engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6. 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

PO7. Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. 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.

PO11. 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.

PO12. 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.

Program Specific Outcome (PSOs)

PSO 1:  Students shall have skills and knowledge to work on projects on urban and rural housing, infrastructure, environment and sustainability.

PSO 2: Students shall be enriched with professional skills to design structural components in various facets of construction.

Faculty Details

Name of FacultyDesignationArea of Expertise
Dr. G. MANJULAPROFESSOR & HEADEnvironmental Engineering
Mrs MONICKA GOVINDHINI. RASST.PROF.
Structural Engineering
Mr T. GOKUL
ASST.PROF.
Construction Management
Mr. R. RAMU
ASST.PROF.
Structural Engineering

Highlights of the Department

The department takes an active role in arranging Expert lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences as well as Industrial visits and internships for the benefit of students.
Students are encouraged to take up industrial projects. Moreover the students are motivated to present papers in student seminars, Symposiums, Conferences etc. Staff members are motivated to present papers in International, National conferences and publish papers in reputed journals.
The Civil Engineering Association also conducts guest lectures on the latest trends in Civil Engineering. The department has a dedicated library for the benefit of the students and staff members.
Students are motivated and enrolled in NPTEL and Spoken Tutorial Online courses from IIT’s.
The areas of expertise of the faculty members include Remote sensing and GIS, Concrete technology, Structural analysis and design, Solid waste management, Water and wastewater management, Water resource management etc.

Lab Facilities

CONCRETE & HIGHWAY LABORATORY
  • This lab is well equipped with all equipments and accessories as per the Anna University Syllabus.
  • Spacious laboratory provide the right ambience for conducting research in concrete.
  • Students are trained by well experienced faculty and non teaching staffs.
  • Consultancy works for various private and govt. agencies in and around Coimbatore are also undertaken in concrete laboratory.
FLUID MECHANICS & HYDRAULICS LABORATORY
  • Students are trained to do flow experiments and hydraulic machinery experiments in this laboratory.
  • Students are able to compare their theoretical knowledge gained in a class room by doing experiments in the laboratory.
  • Students gain knowledge on operating characteristics of pumps and turbines.
SURVEYING LABORATORY
  • Surveying lab provides hands on experience to supplement instruction in surveying courses.
  • Students can gain field knowledge about land survey through practical applications.
  • In addition students have opportunities to use total station equipment which enables horizontal, vertical and angular measurements to be made in one operation.
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
  • The experiments involved in the laboratory make students understand the fundamental modes of loading of the structures
  • The equipments involve measurement of loads, displacements and strains.
  • The strength of the material and stiffness properties of structural elements are studied by the students to enhance practical exposure.
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY
  • Geotechnical properties are studied for different types of soil in Soil Mechanics laboratory.
  • The concept studied in soil mechanics and foundation engineering courses is applied in this laboratory for carrying out research works.
  • Consultancy activities are also being carried out. Some of the equipment’s used for consultancy in the field are Sieve Set; Direct Shear Testing, Tri axial Shear Testing Equipment etc.., 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
  • The Environmental Engineering laboratory has sophisticated equipments to analyse the pollution parameters in water and waste water.
  • These laboratories support research activities of final year students to analyse various water quality parameters.
CADD LABORATORY
  • The exercises help students to understand basic concepts of building drawing and drafting.
  • It also helps the students to carry out design projects in their final year and understand the fundamental concepts in design of Structural elements.

Faculty Publications

Name of FacultyDesignationTitleName of the Journal/Volume/Issue/PP/DoI
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“In-vessel composting of different organic wastes”National Journal ‘Indian Journal of Environmental
Health’, vol.45. No.4, pp 299- 304, 2003
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Kinetic Analysis of aerobic composting processes for vegetable waste”National Journal ‘Nature Environment and Pollution Technology’, vol.5 No.2, p.p 273-276, 2006
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Determination of Reaction rate and Activation
energy in Aerobic composting Processes for Yard Waste”
National Journal ‘Environmental Science and Engineering’ 49(2):103-8, 2007
Dr.G.Manjula
Professor and Head of the Department“Study on Biodegradability of vegetable- fruit mixture and flower wastes by vermicomposting”National Journal ‘Nature Environment and Pollution Technology’, vol.6 No.3, p.p 425- 428, 2007
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“ Bioremediation of Municipal Solid Waste by Windrow Composting”National Journal ‘Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 55(4):466-71, 2013
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Experimental Studies on CoComposting of
Municipal Solid Waste with Paper Mill Sludge”
National Journal ‘Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 56(3), 2014
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Bio degradation of fruit waste by aerobic composting under natural conditions”International Journal ‘Journal of ecotoxicolgy and environmental monitoring’, 17 (3)235- 240 (2007).
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Aerobic co composting of organic fraction of municipal solid waste and sugar mill waste”International Journal ‘Pollution Research’. Vol.31, Issue 2, 2012; Page No.(229-233)
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department
“Determination of Phytotoxicity of static pile compost from organic fraction of Municipal solid waste and Dairy sludge”International Journal ‘Pollution Research’. Vol.31, Issue 3, 2012; Page No.337-339
Dr.G.Manjula
Professor and Head of the Department“ Vermicomposting Of Organic Fraction Of Municipal Solid Waste And Sugar Mill Waste”International Journal ‘Pollution Research’. Vol.32, Issue 1, 2013; Page No.(87-90)
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“ Evaluation of Phytotoxicity for compost from
organic fraction of Municipal solid waste and Paper & Pulp mill sludge”
International Journal ‘Environmental Research Engineering And Management’. No. 1(59), P. 47 – 51, 2012

Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Feasibility studies on static pile composting of organic fraction of municipal solid waste with dairy waste water”International Journal Environmental Research Engineering and Management. No. 2(60), P. 34-39, 2012.
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Experimental studies on vermincomposting of
organic fraction of municipal solid waste with dairy waste water”
Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology
& Environmental Sciences, Vol 15, Issue 4, 2013; Page No.(713-716)
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Experimental Studies On Replacing Potable Water
With Rice Mill Effluent In Concrete”
Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology
& Environmental Sciences, Vol 17, Issue 1, 2015;
Page No.(159-161), 2015
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Assessment of Maturity for Vermicompost Using Germination Index”Life Science Journal 2013; 10(2)
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“In-Vessel Composting of Organic Fraction of
Municipal Solid Waste with Sugar Industry Filter Cake and Assessment of Phytotoxicity”

Ecology, Environment and Conservation 22(4), 2016, pp 1913-1917

Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Kinetic Analysis of Carbon Biodegradation In Aerobic Reactor Composting Process”Ecology, Environment and Conservation
Eco. Env. & Cons. 23 (September Suppl.) : 2017; pp. (S112-S115)
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Assessment of ground water quality near
Municipal Solid Waste Landfill by Weighed Arithmetic Index Method”
Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Vol 24, Issue 3, 2018; pp.1318-1323
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Application of Grey Relational Analysis for the Optimization of Process Parameters of Adsorption Process”Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol.40, No. 4, 2019, pp. 763-768
Dr.G.ManjulaProfessor and Head of the Department“Environmental Assessment at Solid Waste Dump site”
Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol.40, No. 4, 2019, pp.758-762
Ms.S.UdhayaAssistant Professor“Impact assessment of quarrying activities using remote sensing & GISIOSR Journal for Engineering (IOSR JEN), Volume 2, Special Issue (2019), pp. 77-84
Ms.S.UdhayaAssistant Professor“Analyzing the spatial changes of quarrying activities using remote sensing data”International Open Journal for Engineering Research, Volume 1, Issue 1(2015), pp. 37-41.
Mr.R.AravindAssistant Professor“An Experimental study of Geogrids on Subgrade performance “Material Science Forum (ISSN: 1662-9752) Indexed by EI Compendex,Scopus,et.al
Ms.Y.SubasiniAssistant Professor“Analytical study on seismic response of RC and Steel structures with fluid viscous dampers”IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering/ Volume 989/1/012020

Association with reputed companies / industries

Offers Value Added Programs and certification courses

AutoCAD, STAAD Pro, REVIT ARCHITECTURE, ARCGIS

Associated with various professional bodies

The Society of innovative educationalist and scientific research professionals

HOD’S Message

A hearty welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering, it is an honour for me to welcome the budding engineers to our prestigious institution. Civil Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, or public works, as they are related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. The department program is focused on providing not only the technical skill but also to encourage the student to be innovative and adopt practice-oriented learning. Our department is committed to provide students with a strong fundamental engineering education and prepare the students for a career in the industry, teaching, and research. We also plan to develop entrepreneurial skills in students through summer internships, industrial visits, and implant training. 

We look forward for preparing our students to face the current challenges of Industry 4.0 through Education 4.0. Education 4.0 is aimed at improving the overall productivity of the industry in the global market where demand led and competency-based education will be the key in the transformation. Wishing all our students’ successful career and a bright future.