The Department of Civil Engineering started functioning from 2014, from the inception of the Institute. The department offers B.Tech in Civil Engineering Programme with an annual intake of 60 students. The first batch of students, affiliated to Kerala University graduated from this Institute in 2018. In 2015, the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University came into existence and subsequent batches have been affiliated to the new University. The qualified faculty members having specialization in various fields of Civil Engineering handles the various courses and moulds competent and morally responsible civil engineers.
The Department of Civil Engineering is always in the forefront in providing technical support and service to the public in various fields – structural, geotechnical, environmental, and transportation engineering. The department has full-fledged laboratories with skilled technicians. The Consultancy Wing of the department carries consultancy works following standards and our clients include government departments, quazi – government organizations and private parties.
The department of Civil Engineering has an International association with Murdoch University, Perth, Australia from 2019 onwards. The experts from the International community are associating with the department and doing joint projects in the field of environment and water related projects. The students of Murdoch University and Carmel College shars knowledge and formulate projects utilizing the expertise of both the groups.
We also provide opportunities for the students to interact with technocrats and professional engineers from various industries for which the Student’s Chapter of IEI Ltd was formed and majority of the students are its members. The Civil Engineering Association (CCEASON) is another platform for the students to learn and improve their knowledge.
The department understands the importance of continuous knowledge upgradation of the faculty members and conducts inhouse faculty development programmes. The faculty are also encouraged to take part in such programmes hosted by other institutes.
We conduct Industrial visits to various large project sites where the latest technologies are adopted. Major Water and WasteWater Treatment Plants in Kerala run by Kerala Water Authority : The Kochi Metro, Peringalkuthu dam site, Bangalore WasteWater treatment , Kozha Science city , Vizhinjam International Port etc, are some of them
We provide ample opportunities to the students to showcase their capabilities and to develop their skills by taking part in various technical events, arts, sports and games.
The department offers a four year BTech degree in Civil Engineering. The programme improves the core competencies of a student in Infrastructural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Project Management. Different courses, as prescribed by the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University caters to fulfilling these competencies
The structural engineering module covers concrete technology, design of concrete structures, structural analysis, and design of steel structures. The infrastructural engineering module consists of planning and designing of roads, railways, ports, and airports. The programme also includes hydrology and water resources engineering, design of large Irrigation and Hydraulic Structures. Topics related to environmental engineering - water, wastewater, its planning, design and management are the topics covered and practised during this course . All Civil Engineering Project Management standards and practices are also dealt with in various courses.
All the activities of the department are guided by its vision and mission statements. As a result, the competency of a student graduating from the department is far more than that set by the University. The department makes systematic assessment of the gaps in the University course curriculum and makes active intervention. Students are offered custom tailored courses to fill these gaps.
The department has signed MoU with national and international entities. These ties are leveraged to make sure that the department graduates truly meet the requirements of a Civil Engineering Professional.
CCEASON (Carmel Civil Engineering Association) is the association of students of the Civil Department which is formed to provide a platform for the student to gather and interact, exchange knowledge and experiences. It provides them opportunities to conduct various technical seminars, workshops and deliberations. It focuses mainly on enhancing the engineering skills, soft skills and the overall development of the students. The association aims to give immense opportunities for improving the technical knowledge of students and bringing awareness in the practical aspects of Civil Engineering. The association was formally inaugurated on 16th of March, 2017 by Er.T. Rajendran, Chief Project Manager, HLL, Life Care (GOI), Hubly, Karnataka (Chief Engineer, KWA (Rtd).Write up; about the association, office bearers etc. Details of activitiesDetails of activities
|22/02/2019 & 23/02/2019||A Workshop on “Concrete Mix Design’ by Shelly S Fernandez, Chairman ICI Cochin|
|21/03/2019||World Water Day Program was inaugurated by Er.Cinu P Thomas Managing Director, InterCAD Systems Pvt Ltd. Quiz competition and a one minute speech on “Your thoughts and quotes ‘were also conducted.|
|22/03/2021||A Poster competition was conducted on World Water Day|
|28/05/2021||An online webinar on the topic “ Civil Engineering & its practices” by Er.T.P.Madhusudhanan , Former Sr.Consultant & International Civil Engineering Trainer , Habitat Technology Group|
|05/06/2021||An online webinar on the topic “Concrete An Enigmatic Construction Material” by Er.Shyju Nair CEO, DH Academy.|
|19/06/2021||Online expert interaction for civil engineering students on BIM by Sujin G S, Application Engineer, InterCAD Systems.|
|08/11/2021 - 11/11/2021||Online International short term Training Programme by Internationally renowned resource persons|
|22/03/2022||World Water Day- Keynote address by Dr.Kuruvila Mathew, Professor, School of Engg. & IT, Murdoch University and a quiz competition was conducted on World Water Day.|
Skill Hub is a program to impart civil engineering software training and personality development training for placement assistance. This program has been in existence from March 2020. The program is scheduled in such a way that the students are getting in-house training for civil engineering design software and project management software before they complete the B. Tech course. M/s InterCAD Systems Pvt. Ltd is conducting the classes and sharing the soft skills.
The department conducts survey camps with the dual mission of helping the local community and providing industry oriented training for the students. In survey camps, students are guided to use sophisticated surveying equipment to solve real world problems. In addition to the guidance from the faculty, external organisations are also brought in during these camps.
|19/09/2017- 23/09/2017||In order to facilitate industry oriented training, a 5 day survey camp was conducted in September 2017 at Muhamma.|
|08/02/2018- 10/02/2018||In order to facilitate industry oriented training, a 3 day survey camp was conducted in February 2018 in collaboration with ALG International Institute of Technology using the latest technologies in surveying with emphasis on Total Station.|
|02/05/2019- 04/05/2019||In order to facilitate industry oriented training, a 3 day survey camp was conducted in May 2019 in collaboration with ALG International Institute of Technology using the latest technologies in surveying with emphasis on Total Station.|
|05/02/2020- 07/02/2020||In order to facilitate industry oriented training, a 3 day survey camp was conducted in February 2020 in collaboration with CILL Associates using the latest technologies in surveying with emphasis on Total Station.|
|28/12/2020- 31/12/2020||In order to facilitate industry oriented training, a 4 day survey camp was conducted in December 2020 in collaboration with CILL Associates using the latest technologies in surveying with emphasis on Total Station.|
|16/09/2021- 18/09/2021||In order to facilitate industry oriented training, a 3 day survey camp was conducted in September 2021 in collaboration with CILL Associates using the latest technologies in surveying with emphasis on Total Station.|
Concrete mix design is a basic and inevitable step prior to the start of construction practices. As such, the department finds out the necessity to arrange concrete mix design workshops and thereby offer the students an exposure to the industrial sector. The department in collaboration with industrial experts have arranged training workshops in regards with concrete mix design.
|Sl. No.||Students Batch||Dates Conducted||Name of the program conducted||Industrial Expert|
|1||2016-2020||22/02/2019 & 23/02/2019||A workshop on Concrete Mix Design||Er Shelly S Fernandez (Chairman, ICI)|
|2||2018-2022||23/09/2021 & 24/09/2021||Concrete Mix Design workshop||Er Shyju Nair (DH Academy)|
The department organises frequent industrial visits, These industrial visits help to foster the relationship between the department and outside organisations. Students and faculty members interact with industry professionals and get an opportunity to understand real world challenges. These visits enable and motivate students and faculty to take up projects and research that are more grounded and useful for the community.
|Deric Anto Roy, Gopi Krishnan K S, Jackson T George, Jijo George and Shebin V Thomas||2014-2018||1st position in TECHASTHRA, a technical contest of SJCET Start-up Bootcamps Decathlon event conducted as part of ASTHRA 2018 in St. Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology, Palai.|
|Susan Renu Varghese||2016-2020||Selected in the KTU University table tennis team of 2019-2020 academic year.|
|Team Effort||2015-2020||2015 batch students guided by Dr Susan Jacob presented their project at Kerala Nirmthi Alappuzha edition of KIIFB projects 2020.|
|Mehnas Ashraf||2018-2022||Selected for the district level power quiz 2020 hosted by KSEB.|
|Susan Renu Varghese||2016-2020||Scored SGPA 10 in eight semester exams.|
|Megha Dhanapal||2017-2021||Scored SGPA 10 in sixth semester exams.|
|Haripriya R||2018-2022||Scored SGPA 10 in Fourth semester exams|
|Susan Renu Varghese, Denila Ann Roy, Amrutha Chandran and Sreekumar||2016-2020||Secured placement in Aarbee Structures Private Limited.|
The IEI student’s chapter (Civil) was Inaugurated by Er. KK Gopalakrishnan Nair FIE Chairman, Institution of Engineers India, Kerala state Centre on 15th November 2018. 161 students were enrolled as members. The executive committee with Mr. Anto Jose, S7 Civil as the student convener and Dr. Susan Jacob, Professor & Head of the Department as the advisor was nominated by the General Body held on 15 th November 2018. The second General Body meeting was held on 30th September 2019Details of activities
|15/11/2018||Inauguration, First General Body Meeting|
|30/09/2019||Second General Body Meeting|
|18/01/2021||Third General Body Meeting|
|Laboratory||List of equipment|
|Environmental Engineering||Analytical weighing balance BL220H|
|Digital Nephelo Turbidity Meter|
|Digital pH Meter with Electrode MK-VI|
The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory intends to train the students in the field of testing of soils to determine their physical, index and engineering properties
|Laboratory||List of equipment|
|Geotechnical Engineering||Casagrande apparatus|
|Permeability Test apparatus|
|Consolidation Testing machine|
|Direct Shear Testing Machine|
|Unconfined compression testing machine|
|Sand pouring cylinder and calibrating container|
|Core cutter with dolly and rammer|
|Standard compaction mould and rammer|
|Modified compaction mould and rammer|
|Laboratory||List of equipment|
|Survey||Total Station (TRIMBLE)|
|Dumpy Level & Leveling Staff|
|Electronic Distance Meter|
|Laboratory||List of equipment|
|Strength of materials (SM)||Universal Testing machine (UTM)|
|Universal wood testing machine|
|Brinell Hardness Testing Machine|
|Torsion Pendulum with Wall Bracket|
|Torsion Testing Machine|
|Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine|
|Spring Testing Machine|
|Impact Testing Machine|
|Clerk Maxwell's Apparatus|
|Laboratory||List of equipment|
|Concrete||Tile Testing Machine|
|Flexural Strength Testing Machine|
|Vee Bee Consistometer|
|Compression Testing Machine|
|Hot Air Oven|
|Compaction Test Apparatus|
|Set of Sieves|
|Cylindrical Metal Measures|
|Slump Test Apparatus|
|Moulds of Concrete Cube, Beam,Cylinder|
|Cement Cube Mould|
|Laboratory||List of equipment|
|Transportation Engineering||Asphalt Mixture Density Meter|
|Standard Tar Viscometer|
|Ring and Ball Apparatus|
|Abrasion Testing Machine|
|Modified Roughness Indicating Machine|
|Aggregate Impact Testing Machine|
|CBR Test Apparatus|
|Ductility Testing Machine|
|Film Stripping Device|
|Specific Gravity & Water Absorption Test|
Murdoch University in Western Australia is a global centre for learning, teaching, research and industry. With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, this university has been recognised for the impact of free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments.
Murdoch University has a collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering (CCET) to jointly deal with some important Environmental issues. Murdoch university in collaboration with Moerk Water Solutions has developed a project for the Solar Powered desalination of Salty Water for drinking purposes.
The first group of 8 students and staff from Murdoch university visited CCET in February 2019 under the financial assistance of the 2019 New Colombo Plan, from the Australian Government. The team was headed by Dr Kuruvilla Mathew and Dr Stewart From Murdoch University and Dr Martin and Barbera from Moerk Water Solutions.
The project team headed by Dr Susan Jacob, CCET along with 12 students of 8th Semester Civil Engineering visited several locations & the plant was trialled at different contaminated water sources & proved its efficiency of treatment and power saving potential. The team members include : Basim A Jaleel, Nandu Manoharan, K O Vaishnavi, Rinshad N, Manu Nair, Jasna N , Shabana, Kevin Varghese, Krishna K, Hareena Sathar, Suramya Raj and C. H Sabarinath of S7- S8 Civil Students ( 2015-2019 batch).
The project was successfully completed and gained appreciation from the general public, as evident from the numerous reports in the print and the digital media.
The group also conducted a Solid Waste Management (SWM) study for Ambalappuzha North Panchayat after conducting a house-to-house survey and analysed the present waste management system at Vandanam Medical College. The proposed project proposal was prepared with the consent of the Panchayath authorities and Suchitwa Mission who is the nodal agency for implementation of Solid Waste Management in Kerala State.
Visits of SWM team in Ambalappuzha North Panchayath and the Grama Sabha Meet at Carmel College to plan the SWM project.
Both these projects were submitted to the Government for implementation under the Master Plan “Kerala Nirmithi” , funded by KIFB during the Workshop Organized by Government of Kerala from 8th to 10th March 2020.
The project group, Rinshad N, Suramya Raj, Shabhana and K O Vaishnavi along with< Dr Abraham, CEO, KIFB and other officials.
NCP 2019 - 2nd Round Visit- June 2019
NCP 2020, first batch (The 3rd Team form Murdoch) Visited the Institute and Completed the Combined Project Study on Koororppada and Meenadom Rural Water Supply Schemes
Brain Storming Session by Dr Susan Jacob, Head of the Department, at Meenadom Panchayath
A Sample certificate of Participation issued to Carmel Students
The combined project gives an opportunity to interact with International Students and Experts in the field, exchange knowledge and culture and exposure to industry. The field studies conducted enriched the technical knowledge and the practical applications of the engineering knowledge in developing solutions to complex problems related to environmental issues in a community.
The team members of Carmel College were Aunu Raju, Anu Kuriakose, Aswini Madhu, Melbin Joseph, Najiya Nazar, Shibin Thomas, Susan Renu Varghese and Vibin Babu of S7- S8 Civil (2016-2020) batch. They have carried out the study from 30th January to 3rd February 2020.
New Colombo Plan 2021
Following the COVID 19 protocol, the visit is postponed to September 2022.
The department has been doing consultancy for various engineering problems. Some of our clients include :
|Anon Builders & Developments|
|Bebitto John Baby|
|Bharath Benz , Harippad|
|Bhavana Cemet Product|
|CPWD , KCSD|
|Devikulangara G P|
|East Venice Hotel|
|Francis A - KSEB Contractor|
|Habitat Technology Group|
|Harbour Engineering , Neendakara|
|Harbour Engineering , Thottapally|
|Harbour Engineering Thottapally|
|Irrigation Section , Haripad|
|Irrigation Section , Thottapally|
|K E Carmel School , Muhamma|
|K E Mohammed Nissar|
|K V Joseph & Sons|
|Kadakkarappally G P|
|Kainakary G P|
|KEAE CO Ltd|
|KSNK , Mavelikara|
|Leins International Pvt. Ltd|
|LID & EW Ambalappuzha G P|
|LID & EW Ambalappuzha North G P|
|LID & EW Aryad G P|
|LID & EW Muttar G P|
|LID & EW Nedumudy G P|
|LID & EW Neelamperoor G P|
|LID & EW Veliyanad G P|
|LSGD , Champakkulam|
|LSGD , Kainakary|
|LSGD , Nedumudy|
|LSGD , Punnapra South|
|LSGD Ambalappuzha North|
|M.P Jolly - PWD Contractor|
|Mar Gregorious Church , Punnapra|
|Mararikulam South G P|
|Matha Industries , Edathua|
|Matsyafed , Arattupuzha|
|N A Moses|
|Nedumudy G P|
|Nirmithi Kendra , Kalamassery|
|PWD , Alappuzha|
|PWD , Ambalappuzha|
|PWD , Cherthala|
|PWD , Haripad|
|PWD , Kayamkulam|
|PWD , Pulincunnu|
|SILK , Cherthala|
|South Indian Constructions|
|Square Associates , Kochi|
|square Associates , Kochi|
|St Michael High School , Thathampally|
|St. Michaels Church , Thathampally|
|SVNCE , Maveilkara|
|T3 Projects Pvt Ltd.|
|TDLC , Thrissur|