“Infrastructure Development”, a measure of the Nation’s Progress, is a manifestation of the oldest and core engineering discipline – CIVIL ENGINEERING. To contribute to the Nation building through participation in infrastructure projects, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology established the Department of Civil Engineering to offer under graduate programme in the year 1979 with an intake of 45, which was later enhanced to 60 in the year 2006 and further increased to 120 in 2010. Realizing that post graduate programme would add value to under graduate programme in terms of human resources, better infrastructure, laboratory and library facilities and to cater to the needs of students aspiring to pursue post graduation, M.Tech. in Structural Engineering was introduced in 1987 itself. Research environment was initiated in 2004 by establishing “Research Centre” under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum to offer Ph.D. and M.Sc. Engg. (by Research) in the Civil Engineering Sciences. Currently, the Centre offers research opportunities in the domains of soil structure interaction, earth quake engineering, bridge engineering, steel structures, geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental studies, geopolymer technology and concrete.

The department is accredited twice by The National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi and is permanently affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka.

The department is proud to have academically well qualified and professionally experienced faculty with unquestionable commitment and dedication to the noble profession coupled with high attrition in GIT. The department enjoys the services of faculty with expertise and specialization in all the major areas of civil engineering such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and water resources engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, remote sensing and GIS etc.

All the laboratories are well equipped with state-of-the-art testing facilities, not only to meet the university curriculum but also the industry. Concrete and survey laboratories have been modernized with some high end precision equipments under MODROB scheme of AICTE, New Delhi.

The department offers innovative experimental and software based students’ projects, exposing them to the latest developments. Many student projects have been recognized and sponsored by KSCST, Bangalore and have won awards in the state level Project Exhibition and Competition – SRISTHI.

The department is of the firm conviction that the all-round development of the student would ensure better professional prospects and quality life; with this conviction, the department out-stretches itself to provide value addition to students along with academics by regularly organizing technical lectures, inspirational talks, spiritual discourses, cultural events, techno-fests, workshops, seminars, paper presentation contests, meaningful celebrations of Teachers’ Day and Engineers’ Day, technical tours and field visits etc. under the aegis of Civil Engineering Association and Student Chapter of Institution of Engineers(India). Shri Balekundri Memorial Lecture-delivered by eminent field professionals is a prestigious endowment lecture being organized by the department every year for the last 13 years.

The department organizes conferences, workshops, short term training programmes at the regional and national level for the benefit of faculty and working professionals. The department has been recognized as a training centre by Karnataka Engineering Research Station (KERS), Mysore to impart training to professional engineers of state government establishments in the form of Continuing Education Programmes.

The department offers Design Consultancy and Quality Control & Assurance Testing Services to government organizations such as PWD, Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd. (KRIDL) etc. and private establishments. It is also involved in the third party inspections of civil engineering works, construction auditing and verification of bills.

The faculty have published 60+ technical papers in reputed International and National journals; presented papers in several International and National conferences. Some of the faculty members of the department have been taking up administrative and academic assignments such as Members of various Committees, Board of Studies, Board of Examiners  etc. of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.

Several students have brought laurels to the institute by securing University ranks. Many students graduated from the portals of Civil Engineering Department have occupied top positions in prestigious organizations across the globe; many of the students passed out from this department are entrepreneurs and professionals.

The department is practicing Outcome Based Education (OBE) as per the requirements of National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi and ABET, with the following mission and vision:

Vision

“Imparting futuristic technical education with high degree professionalism in endeavour to attain global standards to make students technologically competent and ethically strong to ensure better quality of life.”.

Mission

“Contributing to the country’s infrastructure endeavour by encouraging creativity in civil engineering aspirants and educating them with up to date knowledge, strong leadership skills and commitment to the society.”

Programme Educational Objectives [PEOs ]

PEO-1 The graduates shall acquire core competence in basic science and civil engineering.

PEO-2 The graduates shall constantly pursue the professional growth with multidisciplinary outlook.

PEO-3 The graduates shall work with high professionalism and ethical standards.

PEO-4 Graduates shall be responsive to societal needs for sustainable development.

Programme Outcomes [POs]

PO-1 Graduates shall be able to understand and apply the basic mathematical                     and scientific    concepts that underlie the field of Civil Engineering.

    PO-2 Graduates shall possess the ability to review the research literature and analyse complex engineering problems.

PO-3 Graduates shall possess the ability to identify and address the societal needs and meaningfully contribute, keeping in mind the health, environmental, safety and cultural issues.

PO-4 Graduates shall be able to design and conduct experiments and interpret the results as per the current research.

PO-5 Graduates shall possess critical thinking abilities, problem solving skills and familiarity with the necessary computational tools and procedures.

PO-6 Graduates shall be able to understand contemporary societal issues to address them professionally.

PO-7 Graduates shall be able to understand the impact of engineering solutions to environmental sustainability.

PO-8 Graduates shall imbibe the professional and ethical responsibilities of their profession.

PO-9 Graduates shall be capable of working productively in team with meaningful contribution as a member and with leadership attributes.

PO-10 Graduates shall possess effective oral and written communication skills.

PO-11 Graduates shall learn to apply the principals of engineering and management in multidisciplinary environment.

PO-12 Graduates shall continue to upgrade the skills and possess the motivation for continuing education and professional growth.

Programme Specific Objectives [PSO’s]

PSO-1 Understanding and applying the mathematical and scientific concepts for analytical and design skills concerned with civil engineering practice.

PSO-2 Inculcating communicational skills , and leadership attributes towards the team work. Developing critical thinking abilities with competence in use of computational tools for current research.

PSO-3 Sensitizing towards contemporary issues, societal needs with professionalism and ethics for sustainable development.

Programme Outcomes for M.Tech. Structural Engineering

PO-1       Scholarship of Knowledge

Graduates shall acquire in-depth knowledge in Structural Engineering and update the same, integrating existing and updated knowledge in global perspective.

PO-2       Critical Thinking

Graduates shall possess ability for independent judgement based on critical analysis and also for synthesis of information for extensive research in the area of specialization.

PO-3       Problem Solving

Graduates shall conceptualise and obtain feasible and optimal solution for engineering problems considering societal and environmental requirements (lateral thinking)

PO-4       Research Skill

Graduates shall review relevant literature, apply appropriate research methodologies, working individually or as a team contributing to the advancement of domain knowledge.

PO-5       Usage of modern tools

Graduates shall be able to adopt modern techniques, analytical tools and softwares for complex engineering problems.

PO-6       Collaborative and Multidisciplinary work

Graduates shall be able to engage in collaborative multidisciplinary scientific research for decision making through rational analysis.

PO-7       Project Management and Finance

Graduates shall be able to apply engineering and management principles for efficient project management considering economical and financial factors.

PO-8       Communication

Graduates shall possess communication skills to comprehend, document and present effectively to the engineering community and society at large.

PO-9       Life-long Learning

Graduates shall engage in lifelong learning with motivation and commitment for professional advancement.

PO-10     Ethical Practices and Social Responsibility

Graduates shall imbibe the professional ethics and integrity for sustainable development of society.

PO-11     Independent and Reflective Learning

Graduate shall be able to introspect and apply corrections.

PG- Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-1 The graduates will establish themselves as efficient professionals in the field of Structural Engineering.

PEO-2 The graduates shall pursue continuous learning to achieve professional excellence.

PEO-3 The graduates shall maintain high professionalism and ethical standards with responsibility towards society at large.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO-1 Graduates shall have the ability of critical thinking based on in-depth knowledge in structural engineering to obtain optimal solutions to the complex engineering problems.

PSO-2 Graduates shall pursue research in collaborative multidisciplinary area using appropriate research methodologies and advanced tools.

PSO-3 The Graduates shall imbibe ethical practices and social responsibility in their professional endeavors .