Civil Engineering

The Department

Department of Civil Engineering of GITA AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE, Bhubaneswar(Erstwhile Gandhi Institute of Technological Advancement (GITA)) aims to produce high-quality technical and skilled work force to cater to the needs of Industry, Infrastructural Development Authorities, R&D organization, and Educational Institutions. The Department emphasizes on the broad grasp of the fundamental principles, deep understanding of the specialization, development of creative ability to handle the civil engineering challenges, and the capacity to adapt and solve problems of inter-disciplinary nature. The Department also encourages its students to engage themselves in various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities to improve their overall personality, and to induct the spirit of teamwork, leadership and organizational skills - essential to building a successful career.
The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the youngest in the Institute. It started during 2012-13 and the first batch students of B.Tech were passed in 2015-16. Department is endowed with well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty and committed supporting staff. A congenial atmosphere prevails in the Department and in particular between the teacher and the taught. The placement from the first batch itself is excellent and beyond expectation. Apart from the construction and infrastructural Industries such as Royal Infra, M/s Infra Private Ltd, Anupam Electricals, Epic Research and NHAI etc., the Civil Engineering students are also got placed in software companies such as Infosys, CAD play etc. and Govt. Jobs. Good number of students are also opting for higher studies. Few students have also established themselves as Entrepreneurs in construction sector.


Existing laboratory facilities

The Department possesses laboratories with all required latest equipment for carrying out the experiments for covering entire course curriculum and project works for its students. The laboratories are also equipped with advanced equipment for carrying out research and development activities, and research projects. The following laboratories are presently functioning in the Department.

Advanced Civil Engineering laboratory.

Basic Civil Engineering Laboratory.

Concrete and Structural Engineering Laboratory.

Environmental Engineering Laboratory.

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory.

Hydro-Meteorological Laboratory .

Material Testing Laboratory.

Survey Laboratory.

Transportation EngineeringLaboratory.

Proposed Laboratories

Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory: The Department is under process of establishing a Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory keeping in view of introducing M. Tech. Programme in Structural Engineering in the Department. Installation of a loading frame system along with the lifting arrangements would help for testing the beams and girders

GIS Laboratory: Due to wide application of GIS in the civil Engineering field, the course GIS and Remote Sensing has been introduced in the curriculum as an elective. Presently only theory part is being covered in the curriculum. The laboratory with relevant software can help the research scholars.

Structural Engineering Laboratory: The department is under process of establishing a Structural Engineering Laboratory keeping in view of introducing M. Tech. Programme in Structural Engineering in the Department. Installation of a loading frame system along with the lifting arrangements would help for testing the beams and girders. It is proposed to have an Universal Testing Machine (UTM) is required to be installed in the Structural Engg. Lab. for multipurpose use (Testing of Steel and Concrete).

Hydraulics Laboratory: Hydraulics Laboratory with a “Tilting Flume” is to be established in the Department. This is essential keeping in view of the future M.Tech. Courses in Water Resources Engineering and Advanced Fluid Mechanics (Integrated courses for Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering graduates).

River Engineering Laboratory: The river engineering laboratory would be required research works and after starting the M. Tech. programme in Water Resources Engineering

Departmental library

A Departmental library with sufficient books. journals and important documents has been established for reference of the faculty and students. A reading space with required amenities has been provided inside the library. Apart from the books acquired from outside and with the Departmental funds, some books have been transferred permanently from the central Library.


The Department emphasizes and encourages its faculty members for carrying out research activities in addition to their excellence in academics.

Individual researches by faculty members: During a very short span the faculty members ofthe Department haveachieved considerable publications to their credit in National and international Journals/conferences. Ph.D. guidance, Books published, The faculty members are also involved in guiding Research scholars Ph. D. fellows in different Universities.

Student projects: The students mostly carry out field-oriented projects during their tenure in the college to have sufficient knowledge to meet the challenges in the field works. The students interested for the analytical projects are also given due importance and technical support. Presently the students are carrying out a prototype field project “Construction of a waste water Treatment plant” in the GITA campus.

Research Projects: The Institution has always encouraged and insisted for availing research funds supported by various external funding organizations for carrying out research projects. The Department is trying hard for the purpose and applied for projects to different organizations, such as Ministry of mines, Govt. of India, AICTE, and DST etc.

Incubation Cell: Incubation Cell: The Department has established an “Incubation Cell” to incubate/promote new Ideas proposed by faculty members, students and outsiders. The faculty members of the Department cooperate in guiding the research works and the available infrastructure of the Department are being utilized for the purpose.

Innovations by Faculty:Presently, research works are being carried on for development of new construction materials. Presently, stressed is given for production of cheaper alternate materials for low cost housing by utilization of waste materials, those are on initial stage of work. The conventional earthen burnt bricks are becoming costlier day by day and availability has become lesser. Hence trial is being done for production of some alternate cost-effective material to be used for cheaper building. The works are on the above field with the following titles. Works are being carried onfor production of the following materials: 1. Papercrete Bricks: Bricks made of waste papers with other ingredients
2. Illuminating Bricks: Partial Transparent Bricks
3. Fly Ash Enriched Earthen bricks : Bricks made of Local earth and fly ash
4. Fly Ash Enriched Red mud Bricks : Bricks made of red mud and fly ash
5. Bio-Bricks:
Sample products of Papercrete Bricks and Illuminating Bricks are selected by MSME and sent to Govt. of India for approval.


External consultancy: Having well experienced faculty members both from academics and Industries the Department has formed a “Civil Engineering Consultancy Cell” for taking up various Civil Engineering consultancy works. The Cell is headedby the Head of the Department. Presently, Department is conducting external consultancy works through various laboratory tests. Following Consultancy services are offered by the Department.

Tests on Construction Materials (Ingredients: Cement, Aggregates, and Water etc.)

Tests on fresh and hardened Concrete

Design mix of Conventional Concrete

Design mix of Self-Compacting Concrete

Tests of Reinforcement Steel

Laboratory tests of Soil

Field Survey with Total Station

General supervision of Civil Structures

Design and supervision of Construction of Waste water Treatment Plant

Roof-Top Water Harvesting System

Training Programme: Field trainings are conducted for the students at different Govt and Non-Govt. organizations.


Apart from normal academics, the Department always stresses upon extracurricular activities by the student and encourages them for participating in student seminars, sports, cultural and social activities. Student Societies: A Civil Engineering Students’ Society,namely “Edifier” has formally formed by the students of the Department for carrying out various academic and non-academic activities beyond the course curriculum. They organize various programmes such as Blood donation camps, Plantation programme, Swachha Bharat Abhiyan and various campaigns for social causes. Students’ Site visits: Apart from the regular curriculum, Department organizes various site visits for the students for inspecting the practical works. Students have visited various major irrigation structures such as; earth dams, barrages, sluices, head regulators, etc. , Water Treatment Plantsand Waste Water Treatment Plants. They have inspected the major road infrastructure works. Summer Training and Internship Programme: Field trainings are conducted for the students at different Govt and Non-Govt. organizations. Faculty Development Programme (FDP) The Department organizes specific programmes in regular intervals for interaction between academicians and industry people. The faculty members are also sent for attending Short Term Courses/ faculty development programmes organized by different forum. Guest lectures are being arranged time to times as per the availability of time and sources.

Vision and Mission


The Department of Civil Engineering endeavors to be recognized for its outstanding academics and research, producing competent and disciplined Civil Engineers, who would be innovative, entrepreneurial and able to take challenges in advanced fields of Infrastructural Engineering.


1. Offering State of the Art under Graduate Programm.
2. Developing professionalism in our Civil Engineering graduates to take up challenges in competitive world.
3. Undertaking collaborative projects for interaction of academia and industries emphasizing on R&D activities.
4. Developing human intellectual capability to its fullest potential in our students to shoulder the social responsibility for upliftment of under privileged.

PEO-1: Our graduates will apply their knowledge and skills to succeed in a Civil engineering career and/or obtain an advanced degree.
PEO-2: Our graduates will apply basic principles of engineering in various practical fields to meet customer business objectives and/or productively engage in research.
PEO-3: Our students will be able to apply creative thinking to design Civil engineering equipment’s and processes including interdisciplinary technologies.
PEO-4: Our graduates will function ethically and responsibly and will remain informed and involved fully in their profession and in society.
PEO-5: Our graduates will successfully function in multi-disciplinary teams.
PEO-6: Our students will be able to communicate well with others to share the ideas and to cooperate, thus establishing the leadership to manage the organization effectively.
PO 1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems in Civil and Construction Engineering.
PO 2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Structural engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex Civil and Structural Engineering problems and design of various structural components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods related to Civil Engineering including laboratory experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO 5: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO 6: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO 7: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO 8: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO 9: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO 11: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO 12: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context to technological change.

PSO-1: Professional Design and Construction Engineering Skill: Skill to apply the latest Structural Design procedures for civil engineering structures through developing and applying the latest software. Construction being the heart of the infrastructural development, adoption of latest construction procedures is to be adopted using latest equipment and machineries.
PSO-2: Innovative Skill: An ability to explore new ideas in the field of Civil Engineering with the help of Development of high-quality technical knowledge through application of software and field observed data.
PSO-3: Civil Engineering Entrepreneurships: Scope of Civil and Construction Engineering Entrepreneurships are huge and attractive. Students of having right attitude of being entrepreneurs are encouraged and they can avail Institutional incubation cells and MSME inspiration.