Department of Civil Engineering

 

Department Brochure

In 1999, after a gap of about 15 years, GVPCoE was the first private engineering college to have started Civil Engineering Department, in the Andhra Pradesh State with an intake of 30 students. The current intake is 120. The department offers two PG programmes, viz., M.Tech(Infrastructural Engineering & Management) and M.Tech(Structural Engineering), with an intake of 18 each. The department has well-qualified faculty and non-teaching staff and well- equipped laboratories to impart training to the students. The department has Civil Engineering computer softwares like STAAD, STRUDS, AUTOCAD, ESTIMATION Software etc.

 

The pass percentage of the students has been consistently high (over 80%) in all the years. The college has bagged University First Ranks in the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008, 2009. Students are also imparted training on various value-added courses like AutoCAD, STAAD, Total Station Surveying, GIS and GPS technologies. Every year around 10 to 12 of our students are able to get admissions into M.Tech / M.S. program of various IITs/IISc., and in universities abroad. Alumni of the department are working in various organisations, viz., GMR International Airport, Soma Enterprises, Simplex Concrete Piles Ltd, NCC, GAMMON India Ltd, L&T etc. Faculty and staff are encouraged to improve their qualifications. Two faculty have completed their Ph.Ds after joining the college, and 4 more are about to submit their theses. The faculty are also working on both internally & externally-funded R&D projects and have published their research in various journals and conferences. All the faculty of the department are actively involved in consultancy projects, and the department has so far executed consultancy jobs to the tune of Rs. 2.0 crores.

 

The prestigious consultancy works taken up by the department, to name a few are, ACA-VDCA stadium (PM Palem, Vizag), Rajiv Smruthi Bhavan (Beach Road, Vizag), Construction of underground cavern for HCC, design of plastic diaphragm wall for Polavaram Dam. The department of this college has been identified as one of the four colleges in the Andhra Pradesh State to collaborate with IIT Madras, for imparting training on Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management. Students of the department have brought laurels by winning prizes in various curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Placement record of the department is very good and students have secured jobs in the best construction companies of India. All these efforts have brought the department in the year 2006, 5-year accreditation by NBA in the very first attempt, based on the recommendation of an inspection committee headed by Prof. Dr. Sridharan of IISc, Bangalore and with Prof. G.V.Rao of IIT Delhi as a member. The department conducts regularly seminars/ workshops/ symposia which provide an opportunity to the faculty and students to update their knowledgebase. The department has successful collaborations with various organizations.

VISION :

To provide excellent Civil Engineering education to make significant contribution to the economic development of the State, Region and Nation

MISSION :

  • To produce nationally-competitive undergraduate students for a successful career in Civil Engineering by imparting quality education

  • To provide advanced skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art research and design in sub-areas of Civil Engineering and to prepare students to pursue higher studies to seek a professional career or entrepreneurship

  • To inculcate in the students the importance of social service, through educational and professional activities, so that they become useful to the society

 

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

PEO Code

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

 PEO1

Pursue successful careers or higher studies in civil engineering with morals and ethics through their strong foundation in mathematics, science and engineering

PEO2

Analyze and design appropriate solutions for socially relevant problems by using current engineering techniques and tools

PEO3

Engage in professional development through effective communication, team work and lifelong learning

 

 

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

  1. Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals to solve complex civil engineering problems.

  2. Graduates will attain the capability to identify, formulate and analyse problems related to civil engineering and substantiate the conclusions

  3. Graduates will be in a position to design solutions for civil engineering problems and design system components and processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration to public health and safety.

  4. Graduates will be able to perform analysis and interpretation of data by using research methods such as design of experiments to synthesize the information and to provide valid conclusions.

  5. Graduates will be able to select and apply appropriate techniques from the available resources and modern civil engineering and software tools, and will be able to predict and model complex engineering activities with an understanding of the practical limitations.

  6. Graduates will be able to carry out their professional practice in civil engineering by appropriately considering and weighing the issues related to society and culture and the consequent responsibilities.

  7. Graduates will be able to understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions on environmental safety and legal issues.

  8. Graduates will transform into responsible citizens by resorting to professional ethics and norms of the engineering practice.

  9. Graduates will be able to function effectively in individual capacity as well as a member in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary streams.

  10. Graduates will be able to communicate fluently on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society, and will be able to prepare reports and make presentations effectively.

  11. Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply the same while managing projects in multidisciplinary environments.

  12. Graduates will engage themselves in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change while continuing professional practice in their specialized areas of civil engineering.