Civil Engineering as known is the oldest branch of engineering which comprises of all activities fulfilling the basic needs of the human beings. It aims at providing food, water, shelter, power and transportation. Civil engineering problems involve physical, mathematical, life, earth, social, communication and engineering sciences. It involves many other professional areas including architecture, planning, law, public health, economics, management, sociology, finance and other branches of engineering.
Department of Civil Engineering at PESIT was established in the year 2012 with an object to create world class civil engineering department with state of art facilities to excel in academics and research activities.
The department aims to create professionally superior and ethically strong students. To achieve this, the curriculum is developed in line with the current trends in civil engineering industry and research. Some examples are advanced CAD labs, 3D modeling using Sketchup, Revit Architecture, etc. Also the department has highly qualified faculty members from academics and industry with vast research experience working on cutting edge technology. The faculty has published technical papers addressing the current scenario, in leading journals and conferences.
The department is equipped with state of the art infrastructure like class rooms with modern teaching aids, laboratories that include 100 Tons strain controlled Universal Testing Machine, Total Stations etc and a library having adequate number of books on different fields of civil engineering. Students and faculty also have on-line access to most of the international journals.
The students and faculty are encouraged to attend and publish in conferences, workshops and seminars, take part in competitions related to civil engineering, set up various chapter/clubs to carry out research/activities of their interest, like IGBC, ICI, Saṃniveśa etc. Student Academic Support Program is conducted after the class hours for the benefit of slow learning students in all the subjects. Guest lectures, invited lectures from the academic and industry experts are arranged to keep the students and faculty informed of the latest developments and industry challenges. The department would also like to organize national and international conferences, seminars and symposia in future.
The department plans to offer M.Tech and Ph.D programs, setup centers of excellence in structural engineering, advanced materials, geotechnical and transportation engineering, take up consultancy involving planning and design of real life projects and offer specific training to students and industry, on a timely and need basis.
In all, the department aims to offer the best environment for under graduate engineering students to pursue academic studies, research/activities in the field of their interest.
The Department of Civil Engineering at PESIT is one of the new department of the institution with an annual intake of 120 students. The Department currently has total faculty strength of 13 inclusive of 2 Professors, 1 Associate Professor and 7 Assistant Professors and 3 Visiting Professors.