Civil Engineering

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

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.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

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.

VISION, MISSION , PEOs, POs & PSOs

Department Vision
  • To groom professionally competent and morally responsible Civil Engineers
Department Mission
  • Impart technical knowledge required for the civil engineering profession.
  • Equip the students to pursue higher studies, employment and entrepreneurship
  • Educate professional and ethical responsibilities related to industry, society and environment
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • Graduates demonstrate ability in creating solutions to civil engineering problems by synthesizing and applying multi-disciplinary knowledge
  • Graduates adapt to changes in the local and global environment by exhibiting intellectual curiosity, innovating, pursuing continuous education, and embracing diverse ideas
  • Graduates recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals
Program Outcomes(POS)
  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: 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.
  • The engineer and society: 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.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
  • Communication: 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.
  • Project management and finance: 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.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • Use Industry grade software to solve civil engineering problems
  • Explore newer trends and employment opportunities in civil engineering through methodical exposure to industry and experts

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Association:

CCEASON

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 activities

Details of activities
Date Description
16/07/2017 Inauguration
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.
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Carmel College of Engineering and Technology World Water Day Celebrations, 2019
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology
SKILL HUB

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.

Carmel College of Engineering and Technology
SURVEY CAMPS

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.

Date Description
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.
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Survey Camp conducted at Muhamma (for 2014-2018 batch students)
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Survey Camp conducted at college campus (for 2018-2022 batch students)
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Survey Camp conducted at college campus (for 2019-2023 batch students)
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Survey Camp conducted at college campus (for 2017-2021 batch students)
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Survey Camp conducted at college campus (for 2015-2019 batch students)

CONCRETE MIX DESIGN WORKSHOP

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)
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Concrete mix design workshop

INDUSTRIAL VISITS

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.

Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Industrial Visit to Vizhinjam Port -1
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Industrial Visit to Vizhinjam Port -2
Carmel College of Engineering and Technology Industrial Visit to Vizhinjam Port -3

Achievement

Name Batch Achievement
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.  

Student Chapters

IEI Students Chapter

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 2019

Details of activities
Date Description
15/11/2018 Inauguration, First General Body Meeting
30/09/2019 Second General Body Meeting
18/01/2021 Third General Body Meeting

FACILITIES

Laboratories:

1.Environmental Laboratory
Laboratory List of equipment
Environmental Engineering Analytical weighing balance BL220H
Digital Nephelo Turbidity Meter
Digital pH Meter with Electrode MK-VI
Flocculator KFLO-1
Incubator KIS-3
Spectrophotometer
2.Geotechnical Laboratory

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
Hydrometer Apparatus
Sand pouring cylinder and calibrating container
Core cutter with dolly and rammer
Standard compaction mould and rammer
Modified compaction mould and rammer
3.Survey Laboratory
Laboratory List of equipment
Survey Total Station (TRIMBLE)
Chain
Fibre Tape
Ranging Rod
Cross Staff
Optical Square
Prism Square
Prismatic Compass
Plane Table
Surveyor’s Compass
Dumpy Level & Leveling Staff
Theodolite
Hand Level
Tangent Clinometer
Substance Bar
Planimeter
Pentagraph
Auto Level
Cyclon Tracer
Box Sextant
Electronic Distance Meter
Spirit Level
Arrow
4.Material Testing Lab I( SM)
Laboratory List of equipment
Strength of materials (SM) Universal Testing machine (UTM)
Universal wood testing machine
Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
Flywheel
Torsion Pendulum with Wall Bracket
Torsion Testing Machine
Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
Spring Testing Machine
Impact Testing Machine
Clerk Maxwell's Apparatus
5.Material Testing Lab II (Concrete)
Laboratory List of equipment
Concrete Tile Testing Machine
Flexural Strength Testing Machine
Vee Bee Consistometer
Flow Table
Sieve Shaker
Compression Testing Machine
Hot Air Oven
Vicat Apparatus
Compaction Test Apparatus
Density Basket
Set of Sieves
Re-bound hammer
Longitudinal Compressometer
Cylindrical Metal Measures
Slump Test Apparatus
Moulds of Concrete Cube, Beam,Cylinder
Cement Cube Mould
Weighing Balance
Le-Chatelier Apparatus
Pycnometer
6.Transportation Laboratory
- The Transportation Laboratory is involved in consultancy works and
Laboratory List of equipment
Transportation Engineering Asphalt Mixture Density Meter
Universal Penetrometer
Standard Tar Viscometer
Pensky-Marten Apparatus
Ring and Ball Apparatus
Density Basket
Abrasion Testing Machine
Modified Roughness Indicating Machine
Aggregate Impact Testing Machine
CBR Test Apparatus
Ductility Testing Machine
Film Stripping Device
Water Bath
Specific Gravity & Water Absorption Test
 
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PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter/magazine:

International Projects

Murdoch-Carmel International Tie Ups

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 CCET Combined Project

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).

PVRO Demonstration and field works

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.

Consultancy

The department has been doing consultancy for various engineering problems. Some of our clients include :

Afsal Metals
Anon Builders & Developments
Autokast Ltd.
Baiju Satyan
Bebitto John Baby
Bharat Electronics
Bharath Benz , Harippad
Bhavana Cemet Product
Biju Mathew
Clinton Fernandes
CPWD , KCSD
CUCEK
Devikulangara G P
East Venice Hotel
Francis A - KSEB Contractor
George Joseph
Golden sands
Gopan A
Habitat Technology Group
Harbour Engineering , Neendakara
Harbour Engineering , Thottapally
Harbour Engineering Thottapally
HITES
IDeCK
INKEL Limited
INKEL Limited
Irrigation Section
Irrigation Section , Haripad
Irrigation Section , Thottapally
Jithoos Construction
JSW
K E Carmel School , Muhamma
K E Mohammed Nissar
K V Joseph & Sons
Kadakkarappally G P
Kainakary G P
KEAE CO Ltd
KITCO Ltd.
KPHCC
KSCADC
KSEB
KSHB
KSNK , Mavelikara
KWA
Lalji S
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
LSGD Nedumudy
M.P Jolly - PWD Contractor
M.P Paulson
Maheshwari Textile
Manu construction
Mar Gregorious Church , Punnapra
Mararikulam South G P
Matha Industries , Edathua
Matsyafed , Arattupuzha
Matysafed
ME, CCET
Moni Alex
N A Moses
Nedumudy G P
Nirmithi Kendra , Kalamassery
Ozanam Builders
Prime Arch
PWD , Alappuzha
PWD , Ambalappuzha
PWD , Cherthala
PWD , Haripad
PWD , Kayamkulam
PWD , Pulincunnu
Ramco Cements
Santhosham Builders
SILK , Cherthala
South Indian Constructions
Southern Railway
Square Associates , Kochi
square Associates , Kochi
St Michael High School , Thathampally
St. Michaels Church , Thathampally
SVNCE , Maveilkara
T3 Projects Pvt Ltd.
TDLC , Thrissur

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