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Department of Civil Engineering

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About us

The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D programs, with emphasis on fundamental theory and practice in Civil Engineering, keeping in view the current and continuously changing scenarios in this discipline. The department runs post graduate programs in Structural and Transportation Engineering. The Department has established state-of-art laboratories which can provide opportunities for the students at all levels to get acquainted with the latest developments in various avenues of Civil Engineering. In addition to teaching and instruction, the faculty is also engaged in active research with an aim to generate innovative concepts and ideas or apply the existing technologies to new applications. The department has a number of ongoing/completed/applied research projects and industrial consultancy work from various agencies. The department also organizes Conferences / Workshop for professional interaction.

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Research

  • Structures
  • Water Resources
  • Geotechnical
  • Transportation
  • Image Processing and G.I.S.
  • Disaster Management
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Finite Element Method
  • Disaster Loss Estimation
  • Genetic Algorithm and Neural Network Application
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Courses

Currently the Department is offering the following programmes
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering
  • M.E. (Civil - Structural Engineering)
  • M.E. (Civil - Transportation Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering)
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Faculty

Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.

Achievements

Agnivesh Pani - PhD Student received the Best Paper Award from AT015 - Freight Planning and Logistics Committee of Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington DC, USA during the 99th Annual Meeting of TRB -2020 at Washington DC.
 
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News

• Prof K. Srinivasa Raju published a book on Fluid Mechanics: Problem solving using Matlab published by Prentice Hall of India (https://www.phindia.com/Books/BookDetail/9789389347623/fluid-mechanics-kumar-raju)

• Prof. K. Srinivas Raju was appointed as editor, Journal of water and climate change, IWA with effect from July 1, 2020 for a period of three years (https://iwaponline.com/jwcc/pages/Editorial_Board).

• Dr. Arkamitra Kar was selected as a member of the RILEM TC MPA. This committee is intended to develop working standards for determining the mechanical behavior of alkali activated concrete.

• Dr. Bandhan Majumdar was awarded International Travel Grant (ITS) from DST, Govt. of India for presenting paper in 99th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC, USA in January, 2020.

• Dr. Anasua GuhaRay, Dr. Arkamitra Kar and Mr. Shashank Gupta were awarded a patent on “Treatment process for cellulose based geotextile and geotextile obtained therefrom” on 22nd March, 2019 (Indian Patent No: 201711033016) (Available at: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=IN241091712&tab=NATIONALBIBLIO&_cid=P12-K2S2C0-57625-1)

• Dr. Anasua GuhaRay was elected as an Executive Member of Indian Geotechnical Society, Hyderabad Chapter (2019-2021).

• Dr. Anasua Guharay was selected as the 2018 outstanding reviewer in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE for the 3rd time after 2015 and 2017.

Recent Research Grants

1. Prof. Sridhar Raju and Dr. Chandu Parimi were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 26.5 lakhs titled “Mitigation strategy to counter top-down cracking due to non-uniform contact stresses in Flexible Pavements” funded by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), New Delhi (2020-2023).

2. Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 1.0 lakh titled “Development of Pedestrian Facility Assessment Tool for Improving Pedestrian Safety Condition in Hyderabad" funded by Awareness in Action, Hyderabad (2019-2021).

3. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu, Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Prof. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar (Pilani Campus) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 25.50 lakhs titled “Transport policy interventions to curb particulate matter emissions in Chandigarh" funded by Global Challenge Research Fund - United Kingdom (2020-2021).

4. Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar was awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 11.40 lakhs titled "Development of a comprehensive methodology to improve road traffic safety in Indian urban roadways based on advanced statistical techniques" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant (2020-2022).

5. Prof. Jagdeesh Anamala, Dr. Murari Varma and Dr. Rajitha K were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 41.98 lakhs titled “Experimental and Computational studies of Surface Water Quality Parameters from Morphometry and Spectral Characteristics" funded by CSIR (2019-2022).

6. Prof. K S Raju and Prof D.Nagesh Kumar (IISc Bangalore) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 20 lakhs titled “Rainfall-Runoff Modelling for Lower Godavari Basin in a Changing Climate" funded by CSIR (2019-2022).

7. Prof. Sridhar Raju and Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 9.90 lakhs titled “Examination of binder loss in bituminous mixture for In-Service pavements" funded by Government of Telangana State Roads and Building Department (2019-2021).

8. Dr. Srinivas Appari (Chemical Engg., BITS)-India & Prof. Shinji Kudo (KYUSHU UNIVERSITY)-International, Dr. Bahurudeen A & Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu (Civil Engg., BITS)-India, Dr. Koji Nakabayashi (KYUSHU UNIVERSITY)-International were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 28.80 lakhs titled "Prevention of Hazardous Field - Firing of Bagasses & Its Sustainable Utilization as a Raw Material in an Innovative Industrial Process" funded by SPARC - MHRD, Govt. of India (2019-2021).

9. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Sahu, Dr. Bandhan Bandhu Majumdar and Prof. Ashoke Kumar Sarkar (Pilani Campus) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 29.40 lakhs titled "Congestion Pricing: Planning for optimal strategies & commuters behavioral implications under different pricing schemes" funded by SPARC - MHRD, Govt. of India (2019-2021).

10. Dr. Arkamitra Kar, Dr.Chandu Parimi, Prof. Sridhar Raju and Dr.Jayati Ray Dutta (Dept. of Biology) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 15.57 lakhs titled " Evaluation of the Efficiency of Bacterial Inclusion in concrete" funded by Alinees Developers Pvt. Ltd. (2018-2021).

11. Dr. Arkamitra Kar and Prof. Jayati Ray Dutta (Dept. of Biology) and Dr. M. Bandopadhyay (Univ. of Pittsburgh) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 17 lakhs titled "Economic Construction Practice Using Bacterial Inclusions in Concrete to Improve its Durability" funded by CSIR (2018-2021).

12. Dr. Rajitha K. was awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 13.58 lakhs titled "Coastal wetland Characterization using L and S bands of Polarimetric SAR data" funded by ISRO (2017-2020).

13. Dr. Anasua GuhaRay and Dr. Arkamitra Kar (from India) and Prof. Wei Wu and Dr. Madhusudan Acharya (from BOKU, Vienna, Austria) were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 6.5 lakhs titled "Implementation of plants and treated natural fibers to enhance the strength properties of soft soil and to decrease the rate of surface erosion (Nat-Treat)" funded by Indo-Austria bilateral exchange program, DST (2019-2021).

14. Dr. Mohan S.C. was awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 43.2 lakhs titled "Improving the seismic performance of dynamically similar buildings using damper connected control technique" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant (2017-2020).

15. Prof. A. Vasan and Dr. Murari Varma were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 18.46 lakhs titled "Multiobjective Evolutionary Approach for Solving Water Distribution Network Design Optimization" funded by CSIR (2017-2020).

16. Dr. Anasua Guharay and Dr Arkamitra Kar from BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, Dr Naveen James from IIT Ropar were awarded a sponsored project of worth Rs. 24.43 lakhs titled "Performance Evaluation of backfill soils partially replaced with building derived materials" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant (2016-2020).

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