Department of
Civil Engineering, TIET

Combining years of industrial expertise and academic capabilities to deliver contemporary courseworks

The Department of Civil Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology is widely recognized for its long and prolific history.The department came into its being in 1956 and is as old as the Institute itself. Today, the department has reached to a level par excellence by way of contributing to outstanding academics, a rich legacy of alumni and facilitating the basic needs of our society through cutting edge research initiatives.We prepare our students to conceptualize, plan, design, construct and implement facilities meant for catering societal needs for today and tomorrow, and that is how students understand what civil engineering is all about.

In BE Civil Engineering, Department offers three focus areas namely: Structural Engineering and Sustainable Materials, Smart cities, Infrastructure Development and Management. Our undergraduate curriculum is a perfect balance between theoretical requirements and practical aspects of not just the broad disciplines of civil engineering such as structure, surveying, geotechnical, transportation, and water resources engineering but also provides the management and entrepreneurial scope in its coverage. Our faculty has fundamental competencies to teach in all the above fields along with the support of our dedicated staff members. Hand-on projects, field trips and industry-academic interaction together make our students highly sought after graduates by the employers at the end of the course.

The B.E. program is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and we consider this as our important milestone, letting our degree program to be recognized on national and international platform. We run two masters programs: Structure and Infrastructure both purpose-built so as to prepare our students for a career in industry, government or academia. The department is known for aggressively encouraging research activities like Ph.D. supervision and sponsored research projects, sometimes synergized by partnerships with other departments such as Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering. Our state-of-the-art research and instructional labs, facilitate fruition of these research ideas. Our labs have kept pace with the changing times by way of modernizing and upgrading to suit the requirements of departmental thrust areas such as Health monitoring of structure, development of sustainable concrete, Reliability based design, Dispersion modeling and Fluvial Hydraulics, Pavement management system and road safety auditing, computational geotechnical modeling.

In addition to this, these are also used for numerous consultancy and testing works. Today, nearly 500 undergraduates, 90 graduates, and 50 Ph.D scholars are enrolled for building their future with us.We are committed to providing the highest quality education to our students in civil engineering and will always thrive to be at the forefront of imparting what we aim for.

Amalgamation of technical and management expertise

In a strive to become a leading research-intensive university for Civil engineering, the department extends undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral research programmes for the development of sustainable infrastructural facilities for an eco-friendly environment. The curriculum thus designed, is contemporary and cutting edge. The civil engineering department strives to build graduates who are equipped with effective communication, technical and management skills. Hands-on experience demands technical and management skills alike for sustained learning which caters to varied industry needs and trends.

Holistic pedagogical approach

The teaching and learning regime at the Civil Engineering Department is designed and executed on the principles of student-centred learning and problem-based pedagogy. Towards this aim, the department has in place Capstone & Design Projects, whereby students learn from group tasks working in a team environment. An esteemed panel of faculty members further support our agenda of delivering academic excellence with industry-relevant experience. The six month long practical training which provides industry-institute interaction to help students relate theory with real life.

Mission

  • To generate knowledge by engaging in cutting edge research and provide scholarly environment for dissemination through undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
  • To be dynamic, innovative and flexible in devising academic programmes, structures and mechanisms.
  • To undertake collaborative projects with industry for the development and benefit of the society.
  • To produce ethically able, humane and creative global leaders.

Vision

To be recognized as an internationally acclaimed technical department for human resource development through excellence in technical education, research and innovation.


Message from Head of the Department

Dr. Prem Pal Bansal

The Department of Civil Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology is widely recognized for its long and prolific history.

The department came into its being in 1956 and is as old as the Institute itself. Today, the department has reached to a level par excellence by way of contributing to outstanding academics, a rich legacy of alumni and facilitating the basic needs of our society through cutting edge research initiatives.We prepare our students to conceptualize, plan, design, construct and implement facilities meant for catering societal needs for today and tomorrow, and that is how students understand what civil engineering is all about.

In BE Civil Engineering, Department offers three focus areas namely: Structural Engineering, Smart and Sustainable Materials, Smart cities, Infrastructure Development and Management. Our undergraduate curriculum is a perfect balance between theoretical requirements and practical aspects of not just the broad disciplines of civil engineering such as structure, surveying, geotechnical, transportation, and water resources engineering but also provides the management and entrepreneurial scope in its coverage. Our faculty has fundamental competencies to teach in all the above fields along with the support of our dedicated staff members. Hand-on projects, field trips and industry-academic interaction together make our students highly sought after graduates by the employers at the end of the course.

The B.E. program is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and we consider this as our important milestone, letting our degree program to be recognized on national and international platform. We run two masters programs: Structure and Infrastructure both purpose-built so as to prepare our students for a career in industry, government or academia. The department is known for aggressively encouraging research activities like Ph.D. supervision and sponsored research projects, sometimes synergized by partnerships with other departments such as Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering. Our state-of-the-art research and instructional labs, facilitate fruition of these research ideas. Our labs have kept pace with the changing times by way of modernizing and upgrading to suit the requirements of departmental thrust areas such as Health monitoring of structure, development of sustainable concrete, Reliability based design, Dispersion modeling and Fluvial Hydraulics, Pavement management system and road safety auditing, computational geotechnical modeling.

In addition to this, these are also used for numerous consultancy and testing works. Today, nearly 500 undergraduates, 90 graduates, and 50 Ph.D scholars are enrolled for building their future with us.We are committed to providing the highest quality education to our students in civil engineering and will always thrive to be at the forefront of imparting what we aim for.

The B.E. Civil Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET for six years.

The department has aligned its curriculum with that of Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin, Ireland) & The University of Queensland (UQ) as part of the academic collaboration to impart global standard education to the students.


Excellence-oriented Academic Programmes

250 acre campus offering comprehensive civil engineering programmes

Each programme for Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels is designed and developed with the aim of supporting students in their endeavors to pursue higher studies in chosen elective focus (EF) and explore job opportunities in related industries.


Research-Intensive Training

Delivering excellence via varied research avenues, trained faculty and innovation

Major Research Areas

Civil engineering department, TIET has put forward a strong foot in numerous consultancy projects in Structural, Transportation & Geotechnical Engineering from various Government & Industrial Organisations

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) & Retrofitting of Structures

  • Damage detection and real time monitoring of civil infrastructures using: i. Vibration diagnostics ï. Ultrasonic guided waves üi. Acoustic emission iv. Infrared thermography v. Digital image correlation using high speed camera
  • Retrofitting of structures using FRP, Ferro cement and UHP-HFRC Me TOD

Cement & Cement based Materials

  • Self-compacting concrete Behaviour of concrete at elevated temperatures Ultra-high performance concrete
  • Reliability based design

Water Resource Engineering

  • Contaminate transport in groundwater Water quality modelling
  • Fluvial hydraulics
  • Water resources management

Transportation Engineering

  • Pavement Maintenance Management Systems for various categories of roads
  • Rheological properties of Paving Bitumen including modified binders
  • Mechanistic empirical structural design of pavements using various stabilized layers
  • Development of road safety methodology using sustainable design facilitating NMT and pedestrian traffic
  • Transportation planning and traffic impact studies

Ongoing Sponsored Projects

  • The department has received sponsored research projects worth Rs 242 lakhs over the last 2 years.
  • Handling consultancy and testing services for several government and private clients including Punjab PWD, PUDA, Municipal Corporations, Improvement Trust, NHAI, SP Singla Constructions, and Military Engineer Services, etc.
  • The department got appointed as ‘Road Safety Consultant’ for NH-21 & NH-1A by NHAI and 7 National Highways/State Highways for PWD (B&R)/MORTH projects in state of Punjab, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, J&K & Rajasthan by private concessionaire.
  • Bio mediated cementation for concrete problems
  • Development of Self-Healing Concrete using Bacteria
  • Behavior of Corroded and Corrosion Repaired RC Beams using Advanced Non-Destructive Techniques of Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Digital Image Correlation (DIC)
  • Analysis of Virus Transport through SubSurface Media
  • Behaviour of External Beam-Column Joint Retrofitted using UHP-HFRC
  • Bond Behaviour Between FRP and Damaged Concrete
  • Performance Evaluation of Generic Compounds with effective Functional groups as corrosion Inhabitors for RC structures

Research Facilites

Facilities The civil engineering department has received several research and infrastructural grants from agencies such as AICTE, DST, UGC which has fuelled innovative & cutting edge engineering research Well-equipped laboratories with latest software & computing techniques in the fields of Building Materials, Surveying, Geotechnical, Hydraulic, Transportation & Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Laboratory

  • Quasi-static Reversed Cyclic Loading Set up
  • Digital Tri-axial and Direct Shear Test
  • Computerized Universal Testing Machine (100 T) Apparatus
  • Automatic Compression Testing Machine (ACTM) (500 T) - Consolidation Test
  • Servo Controlled Reaction Loading Frame (150 t)
  • Plate Load Test
  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT)
  • SPT Apparatus
  • Diamond Core Cutter
  • Automatic Compactor

Structure Health Monitoring Lab

  • Infrared Thermographic Imaging Camera
  • High Speed Digital Camera
  • Eight Channel Vibration Diagnostic Equipment
  • Acoustic Emission Eight Channel System
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Receiver System
  • ABAQUS, DISPERSE and Math CAD Softwares

Water Resources Laboratory

  • Hydraulic Flumes
  • Wind Tunnel
  • Open Channel Flumes
  • Hele-Shaw Apparatus
  • Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meter
  • Fluorometer

Surveying and GIS Lab

  • Total Stations
  • Theodolite
  • Auto Levels
  • Differential Global Positioning System
  • Rolta Geomatica (GIS) Software

Transportation Engineering

  • Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)
  • Lightweight Deflectometer (LWD)
  • Pavement Quality Indicator (PQI)
  • Digital CBR Testing
  • Marshal Mix design testing facility
  • Rotational Viscometer
  • Centrifugal Extractor
  • Modified Marshall Stability Testing
  • Rotational Viscometer
  • Bump Integrator
  • Benkelman Beam Deflectometer (BBD) studies
  • HEADS and HDM-4 Software

Structure Analysis Modular Teaching System (Digital)

  • Major Milestones

  • 121

    Paper published in SCI Journals

  • 44

    Paper published in other referred Journals
  • ₹243.15 lakh

    Total amount of research projects
  • 16

    Doctoral Degree (Completed)
  • 100+

    Consultancy Projects to client organizations across the Country

Choicest faculty to lead you to the pinnacle of success

A prolific history of the Department of Civil Engineering at Thapar Institute, has been preserved and upheld by the teaching excellence of its faculty. Undertaking cutting edge research initiatives and ensuring a stimulating environment for students has been key to achievement of teaching-learning goals over the years. Their expertise, subject know-how and years of experience are put to use while planning and executing the academic strategy and curriculum at the department. Hand-on projects, field trips and industry-academic interaction are a part of the programme’s structure undertaken by the faculty at regular intervals and signal our students’ profile for promising career options.


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