Duration: 4 years
Civil Engineering is a prominent and oldest branch of engineering which deals with buildings, bridges, roads, flyovers, railways, water supply, sanitary, development of townships and other infrastructural development. Due to liberalization policy of the government, many infrastructure projects like golden quadrilateral, National highway constructions and transport sector development are the need of the hour. Many multinationals are engaged in the infrastructure developmental activities. The job opportunities are in civil engineering fields and software companies. Analytical and logical abilities and liking for the profession are the essential requirements. Subjects on concrete technology, transport engineering, water supply and sanitary engineering, geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics and machinery, structural mechanics, hydrology and water resources, irrigation engineering are studied in this course.
Experiments to test engineering materials including torsion test, shear test, compression and tensile tests. Material hardness tests including Rockwell, Vickers and brinell test. Experimental study of properties of aggregates.
The experimental study of distance, gradient and contour of land, using techniques like chain surveying, plane table surveying and collimators.
Measurement of angles elevation, offsets, using theodolite surveying technique, tachometric surveying etc.
Identification of minerals and rocks depending on the hardness tests. Study of geological maps and determine the topographical terrain.
Introduction and drafting using AUTOCAD, structural analysis software, and use of Microsoft excel to solve engineering problems.
Calibration of collecting tank, pressure gauge, notches, weirs. Venturimeter, vertical orifice, flat and semi circular vane experiments. Characteristics of centrifugal pumps, Kaplan turbine and Pelton wheel
Study of properties of soils, such as specific gravity, water content, grain size analysis. Soil compaction tests, permeability tests, consistency limits. Soil strength tests like compression, shear and tri axial compression test. Consolidation tests.
Measurement of water hardness, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, using techniques like titration, spectrophotometer, and flame photometer.
Experimental study of cement, concrete, and bituminous materials. Tests include compression, tensile and split tensile tests. Soundness test, setting time calculations for cement