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Departmental Infrastructure

The infrastructure available in the department facilitate students to develop their skill and knowledge within the framework of curriculum prescribed by the Visvesvaraya Technological University.

The department has the following well-equipped laboratories / workshop:
  • Surveying Practice – I
  • Basic materials Testing Lab
  • Surveying Practice – II
  • Engineering Geology lab
  • Hydraulics & Hydraulic machinery Lab
  • Geo-technical Engineering lab
  • Environmental Engineering lab
Geotechnical lab is well established and equipped to conduct soil test for finding soil properties and soil classification. This lab is concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials; uses principles of soil and rock mechanics to investigate sub surface conditions and materials; also is used to determine the relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; to evaluate stability of natural slopes and manmade soil deposits; to assess risks posed by site conditions; to design earth works, structure foundations; monitor site conditions, earth work and foundation construction. The lab is equipped with direct shear test apparatus, Triaxial test apparatus, CBR test apparatus, Liquid limit test apparatus, Hydrometer test apparatus, augers, soil sample extruder apparatus, vain shear test apparatus, UC test apparatus, permeability apparatus, cone penetrometer, compaction apparatus and shrinkage limit apparatus.
In recent times, Geology is commercially important for mineral, hydrocarbon exploration, for evaluating water resources and is publicly important for the prediction and understanding of natural hazardous, the remediation of environmental problems, for providing insight into past climate change; place a role in geotechnical engineering and is a major academic discipline. Our Engineering Geology lab is having sufficient samples of rocks and minerals. We have procured raw field samples of rocks, minerals, polished samples, maps, hardness testing kits, brunt on compass and teakwood models. All this have been neatly displayed and sufficient care has been taken to preserve them.
Surveying is the science and art of making all essential measurements to determine the relative position of points or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the earth, and to depict them in a usable form, or to establish the position of points or details. Ours surveying practice lab is well equipped (Theidolite, Dumpy level, Auto level, Chain, Prismatic and surveyor's compass, Ceylon ghat tracer, Box sextant, Hand level, Substance bar, Steel band and plain table with accessories, leveling staff, Optical square, Pantograph, Planimeter and total station) to conduct extensive survey camp for two weeks in Sri Ghati Subramanya. This gives practical knowledge of all types projects.

The definition of Hydraulics; is a topic of science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids. Hydraulics is part of the more general discipline of fluid power. Fluid mechanics provides the theoretical foundation for hydraulics, which focuses on the engineering uses of fluid properties. Hydraulic topics range through most science and engineering disciplines, and cover concepts such as pipe flow, fluid control circuitry, pumps, turbines, hydropower, computational fluid dynamics, flow measurement, and also in relation to water hydraulics, dam design, river channel behaviour and erosion.

Hydraulics in the field of Agricultural Machinery and Construction plant involve the use of Oil as the Fluid medium.

Basic material testing laboratory introduces to the students, the testing procedure of materials used in the civil engineering discipline like - cement, aggregate, concrete, steel timber, bricks and tiles. The need for compliance with current standards and specifications for materials is also stressed in the course le etc. The equipments are used to understand the practical behavior of the materials evaluating the physical properties, mechanical properties; suitability of material for use in construction, material selection code provisions, etc, this knowledge is of paramount importance in order to establish the relationship between material properties and the overall behavior of a structure.
Programming of Elementary Structural Design by using C language, Drawing of Building Plans and Building elements by using Auto CADD. In this lab drawing of plans, sections and elevations can be done by using different tools like drawing tools, modifying tools etc. in order to increase the thinking and creating capacity of the students. By using this software one can easily understand the situations in the field. By this they can easily understand the details and detailing of the structures, estimation of the building. Other software’s like STAAD Pro (Structural analysis and design) and Microsoft excel to enhance the knowledge in analysis and design of the different type of structural elements.
Investigation of Quality of Water – Determination of pH, Acidity, Alkalinity, Solids, Chlorides, Hardness, Chlorine demand and Turbidity of Water. Investigation of Quality of Sewage Water like BOD, COD. In this laboratory the chemical physical and parameter analysis can be done through the different mechanism. By doing this we can study the properties and qualities of drinking water standards and to find the permissible limits. To analyze the water treatment and to have correct solution or remedy to minimize the contamination present in the water.


The department library has over 200 books and copies of student project reports. It is planned to have journals, compact disks containing academic and other relevant technical information for being used by staff and students. A computer is placed in the library to enable the students and staff to study the material on CDs. Internet connection is also provided. It has an overhead projector, computer and LCD projector. Students and invited speakers, use the facility for delivering seminar lecturers/talks. It is also being used for engaging elective and tutorial classes. The CAD laboratory is equipped with state-of-art computers and the necessary software for undergraduate teaching. The computers are networked. Students have unlimited access to the laboratory and for browsing the net.

A departmental computer centre with sufficient number of computer systems and Internet connections exist.

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