Department of Civil Engineering

Research Overview

The department has been involved constantly in various research projects, sponsored by various funding agencies. The thrust areas of the research and their sub areas are as mentioned under.

Structural Engineering

Structural Materials and Concrete Technology, Structural Dynamics, Laminated Composite Structures, FRP Reinforced Concrete Structures, Finite Element applications in structural engineering, Bridge Engineering, Dynamic Instability of composite structures, Earthquake Engineering.

Environmental Engineering

Water quality management, Tranport theory, Waste minimization and sutainability, Physical and chemical processes in environmental systems, Hazardous Waster Management, Groundwater Contaminant Transport modeling and Simulation.

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil-Structure Interaction, Piled-Raft Foundations,Geosynthetics, Ground Improvement, Reinforced Earth, Physico-chemical properties of soil, Ultrasonic testing of soils, Seismic Design of Foundation, Liquefaction of soils, Machine Foundation.

Soft Computing in Civil Engineering

Application of Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Artificial Intelligence, Genetic Algorithm, Optimization, Multi-criterion Decision Making (MCDM) system

Transportation Engineering

Rural accessibility planning, Traffic Flow Modeling, Traffic Engineering, Capacity and Level of Service analysis, Public Transportation System Planning and Management, Recycling of materials, Pavement Management.

Water Resources Engineering

Reservoir Optimization, Drip Irrigation, Sustainable water resources development, Water quality and quantity management modeling, Optimization and soft computing techniques in water supply and wastewater treatment systems, River basin planning and Watershed hydrology, Rain Water Harvesting, Ground water modeling.

Green Buildings

Passive solar architecture, Solar energy, Building performance simulation, Energy efficient building materials, Life cycle cost analysis.

Planning and Management

Disaster, Construction and infrastructure.


Remote Sensing, Image Processing, GIS.


  • International Seminar on Accessibility and Rural Development Planning, 26-27 November 2000.
  • International Conference on Disaster Management with emphasis on Orissa Super Cyclone and Gujarat-Rajasthan Drought, March 5-7, 2001.
  • Asia Regional Workshop on Improving Mobility for the Rural Poor: Achieving Sustainable Motorised and Non-motorised Rural Transport, September 23-26, 2002.
  • National Conference on Integrated Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management (ISWRPM-2003), October 11-12, 2003.
  • Second Conference on Disaster Management: Case Histories, Nov. 14-16, 2003.
  • Training course on Environmental Pollution and its control, NSIC’99’, March 11-13, 1999 (jointly organized with Chemical Engineering Group).
  • Asia Regional Workshop on Promoting Sustainability of Community Based Rural Transport Infrastructure, September 6-8, 2004.
  • National Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics, September 24-25, 2004.
  • Symposium on Prediction in Ungauged Basins for Sustainable Water Resources Planning Management (PUBSWRPM-2004), October 30, 2004.
  • 5 day workshop on “ Advanced Training Programme on Water Resource Development and Management” for National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Officers, November 3-7, 2004.
  • 6 weeks Training Programme for Capacity Building for Earthquake Risk Management , during October-December 2004 (Sponsored by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India).
  • International Convention on Water Resources Development and Management (ICWRDM), October 23-26, 2008.
  • International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE-2009), October 25-27, 2009.
  • National Workshop on " Structural Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation", during the year 2012.
  • National Workshop & Expert Meeting for the Project entitled "Impact of PMGSY roads on Accessibility in rural areas" during the year 2014.
  • National Workshop on " Civil Infra Structure Systems", during the year 2015.
  • 2nd International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE - 2018) during Feb 26-28, 2018. 
  • International webinar on "Smart Cities: Beyond the Pandemics", July 10-11, 2020.
  • Global Meet on "Computational Modeling and Simulation: Recent innovation, challenges and perspectives", October 16 - November 7, 2020.
  • BITS - DRDO Workshop on "Collaborative interactions" - March 20, 2021.
  • 5-day online Workshop on "Analysis and Design of FRP Reinforced and Concrete Structures" under the Scheme of AICTE Training and Learning Development Program during July 25-29, 2021.