Civil - Infrastructure and achievements

The department has the following state-of-the-art laboratories

  1. Strength of Materials
  2. Concrete Technology
  3. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  4. Geotechnical Engineering / Soil Mechanics
  5. Transportation Engineering
  6. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines
  7. Environmental Engineering
  8. Surveying
  9. Engineering Geology
  10. Computer & RS & GIS
Major equipment
  • 100T digital universal testing machineto test the tensile strength and compressive strength of materials
  • Digital torsion testing machine (TTE10-100Nm)for torsion and twist tests on various metal rods and flats
  • Digital spring testing machine for conducting load-deflection test on spring or other material in tension or compression
  • 100T loading frame
  • Bogie-Hearth Furnace(up to 10000C) – Behaviour of Concrete Exposed to Elevated Temperatures
  • Digital Impact Testing Machine (IT 30D) for impact tests on various materials
  • 10T Spring Compression Testing Machine for checking Tension and Compression Springs for load v/s Deflection characteristics
  • Digital Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine to measure hardness of metals & alloys of all kinds, hard or soft, whether round, flat or irregular in shapes
  • Digital Silver Schmidt Rebound Hammer to measure compressive strength of concrete
  • Ultrasonic Tester (UPV)to detect internal flaws or to characterize materials
  • Profometer (Corrosion) for corrosion assessment
  • Concrete Core Drilling Machine for strength estimation and also for estimatingdensity, water absorption, ultrasonic-pulse velocity etc.
  • 3-Gang, Digital Consolidation Equipment with data acquisition systems and geo star software for processing test data and reporting the results digitally
  • 10kN, Universal Digital Tri-axial Tests to determine shear Parameters
  • 2kN, Digital Shear Box tests to determine shear parameters
  • Equipment for conducting index tests on soils
  • Equipment for soil investigation & site characterization works
  • CBR test machine which assists inthe design of flexible pavement
  • Bump Integrator for pavement roughness prediction
  • Marshal stability test to measure the maximum load sustained by the bituminous material
  • Digital double ring infiltrometerto determine the rate of infiltration of water into the soil
  • Two glass walled flumes (0.4 m x 0.6 m x 5 m) to study characteristics of hydraulic jump, dam breach etc.
  • Francis turbine, Pelton wheel turbine models to study the characteristics of hydraulic turbines
  • Vortex study facilities
  • BOD incubator for BOD determination and bacterial culture studies
  • Spectrophotometer to identify and quantify different materials
  • Electronic total stations for speed and accurate surveying including corrections for temperature and pressure
  • Models of rocks, minerals, folds, faults, tunnels, toposheets etc.
Department library

Textbooks, reference & competitive exam books, E-journals, reading room facility to cater to the needs of the students.

  • Titles 1129
  • Volumes 2425
Department computer centre
  • State-of-the-art air-conditioned computer centre with 60 modern systems backed up by a 30 kVA UPS
  • PRO v8i (30 users) for 3D structural analysis and design
  • ArcGIS (30 users) to view spatial data, create layered maps, and perform spatial analysis
  • AutoCAD (30 users)- computer-aided drafting software
  • Systatsoftware for scientific graphing and statistical analysis
  • Stellasoftware to model, simulate, and analyse complex systems
  • Advanced projector for presentations, seminars
  • Scanning and printing facilities
Class rooms
  • Equipped with wall-mounted projectors for ICT based teaching-learning
  • Uninterrupted power supply, 24x7 internet facility
Department strengths
  • Infrastructure
  • Experienced Faculty with Diverse Background
  • Applied Research
  • Consultancy Expertise
  • Excellent Rapport with Local Governmental & Private Agencies
  • Community Outreach Programs and Projects
  • Alumni Connect
  • Provision of in-house research activities
  • Research committee to monitor research activities
  • Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies
    • Concrete exposed to elevated temperatures
    • Smart Transportation Technologies
    • Water Resources Monitoring and Management
  • Student participation in research activities
  • Collaboration with reputed international & international institutionsand organizationslike Building Fire Research Centre, IIT Delhi, NITW, University of Texas - Arlington -USA,University of North Carolina –Charlotte
Research centres
  • Centre for Water Quality (CWAQ) established with funds from DST has got national recognition
  • Fire Research Centre (FRC)
  • Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)
Major projects
  • Assessment and Strategies for Sustainable Management of Water Resources for Visakhapatnam City using RS & GIS
  • Normal and Medium Strength Concrete with 100% Recycled Coarse Aggregates
  • Polices for Sustainable Water Resources: A Study of Visakhapatnam Urban Area
  • Facility for Drinking Water Quality Analysis and Monitoring in North Coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh
  • XRD and SEM studies on Chemically Contaminated Red Earth Stabilized with Biomedical Incinerated Residue & GGBS
  • Effect of heat and sustained axial compression on  
  • Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) providing flexible academic system for students
  • X-learn– the extended leaning portal for enhanced teaching-learning process
  • Strong student chapters like American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Indian Green Building Council (CII-IGBC), Institution of Engineers, INDIA (IE[I]), National Service Scheme (NSS), Women Enlightenment Cell (WEC), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), and Engineers without Borders (EWB).
  • Teaching learning process includes audio-visual aids to supplement traditional board teaching.
  • Power point presentations.
  • Participative methods like student presentations, interactive sessions, and role plays.
  • Preparation of study review tools like flash cards, mind maps, display charts and models
  • Experiential learning through field visits.
  • ICT enabled teaching through in house X-learn portal.
  • Usage of MOOCS and NPTEL course ware
  • Structural Quality Assurance System’ for ensuring continuous quality monitoring/ improving
  • Technical support & career guidance by former students, well placed in coveted positions in the country & abroad
  • Centre for Water Quality (CWAQ) established with funds from DST has got national recognition
  • Department is offering extensive consultancy services to various government and private organizations which include firms like Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT), Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA), Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP, RINL), Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation (APSHC), Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), Central Public Works Department (CPWD),
  • Seminar hall and student activity centre are recently constructed
  • The Academic Monitoring Committee (AMC) continuously monitors the students and assists in their holistic development