ଇନ୍ଦିରା ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ବୈଷୟିକ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠାନ, ସରାଙ୍ଗ
An Autonomous Institute of Govt. of Odisha

Civil Engineering

Vision of the Department


To be recognised among highly ranked civil engineering programs of the nation through pursuit of excellence in teaching and research in all sub areas of civil engineering and in service to the public.


To produce well trained Civil Engineering graduates with innovative thinking, knowledge and skills to excel in postgraduate programmes or to succeed in technical profession and to instill in them the spirit of passion and dedication to work creatively and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of B.Tech. Civil Engineering:

  • To impart wholesome education with emphasis on theoretical as well as practical aspects so as to produce Civil Engineering graduates with innovative thinking, knowledge and skills to excel in postgraduate studies or to succeed in technical profession.
  • To provide the students with a sound foundation in the core subjects of mathematics, science and mechanics to make them competent to solve complicated civil engineering problems and also to pursue higher studies and research.
  • To train the students through a curriculum with good scientific and engineering breadth to enable them to develop analytical skills, multidisciplinary approach and the aptitude for novel designs.
  • To inculcate in students professional attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, leadership qualities and an aptitude to create novel products and solutions for the real life problems
  • To instill in the students the essence of professional ethics, moral values and social concern and a quest for lifelong learning needed for a successful professional career.

Programme Outcomes (POs) of Civil Engineering

  • Graduates will demonstrate sound knowledge of mathematics and basic sciences as building blocks of the Civil Engineering discipline.
  • Graduates will demonstrate ability to design and conduct tests, interpret the results and report them in a professional format.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design different types of Civil Engineering systems and structures following specifications and meeting individual requirements.
  • Graduates will demonstrate their ability to creditably perform as leaders / productive members of interdisciplinary design and construction teams.
  • Graduates will have the ability to identify problems, plan methodology and find solutions for them in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Graduates will display an understanding of their professional responsibilities meeting ethical standards.
  • Graduates will be able to skilfully communicate in both verbal and written forms and make effective presentations
  • Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the role and impact of Civil Engineering methods and solutions in enhancing the quality of life of the people.
  • Graduates will have the aptitude and confidence for self-educated and will clearly understand the value of lifelong learning.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues of global, economic, environmental, and societal importance.
  • Graduates will possess the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for higher studies and for handling complex projects in Civil Engineering practice.

Laboratory Facilities

The department has the following well-equipped laboratories to cater to the needs of the undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes.

  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory.
  • Geology Laboratory.
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory.
  • Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory.
  • Structural Engineering Laboratory.
  • Transportation Engineering Laboratory.
  • Departmental Computer Centre.

Project and Consultancy

With the financial grant received from the Ministry of H.R.D., Govt. of India, modernisation as well as research & development projects have been undertaken in Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering. Transportation Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Structural Engg. Laboratories.

The department regularly offers Consultancy service to a number of agencies including government and public sector undertakings such as PWD, OBCC, NALCO, NTPC, TTPS, MCL, CMPDI, RITES, RRCC, TAMRIT, GAMMON INDIA , GANNON DUNKERLY etc.

Research Activities

Research activities imparts momentum to the growth and is the hall mark of any academic department. With the limited facilities available for such activity in the department, its faculties are carrying out research in some frontier areas of Civil Engg. as listed below :

  • Earthquake resistant design and construction practices.Advanced Structural materials.
  • Fluid Structure interaction.
  • Waste utilisation in construction.
  • Pavement Materials.
  • Structural Dynamics.
  • Geotechnical applications of flyash.
  • Stabilisation of expansive soils.
  • Air Pollution.

A good number of papers in the above area are being presented and published at national and international conferences as well as in reputed national and international journals.

Scope of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering, the oldest and the parent branch of the Engineering is as old as human Civilization that concerns itself with construction and maintenance of public utilities like buildings, roads, bridges, water supply system etc. Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation has given birth to challenging construction of skyscrapers, flyovers, long span bridges, atomic power plants, gigantic industrial complexes etc. to mention a few. To accomplish such feats optimally, design and construction management has taken roots in Civil Engineering. With continued technological advancements, the scope of the Civil Engineering has further broadened and diversified into new areas such as Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Drafting, Offshore Technology, Earthquake Engineering, Robotic Construction, Space Structures etc.

A Student graduating in Civil Engineering can opt for employment in state and central government departments, defence services, public and private sector undertaking and privately owned consulting firms and construction firms. He may also become an entrepreneur. The interested graduates may prosecute higher studies in conventional or specialised fields and may join R & D organisations or choose teaching as a profession.

The department has highly qualified faculties. Besides being imparted by textual knowledge, students are accompanied by faculty members to nearby construction sites and industrial organisations for acquainting them with field practices and visual appreciation.

The AICTE has approved 2 years regular P.G. programme in Structural Engumeering and 2½ years part time P.G. Course in Environmental Science and Engineering as a Continuing Education Programme for regular as well for the engineers employed in the nearby organisation. The introduction of few .P.G. courses would further enhance the academic excellence in the department.

This Department has been recognised as a QIP Centre by AICTE/MHRD.