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  • Incessant progress towards perfection in learning, teaching and realizing their outcomes in creation of world class human resource in Civil Engineering and the most appropriate technologies in the discipline.
  • Our mission is to create world class Civil Engineering technocrats for tomorrow, which is achieved by Mentoring, inspiring and educating emerging youngsters of our profession to meet industrial requirements.
  • Functioning as a reliable resource for society through activities like professional organisations, education and consultancy.
  • To bring forth the Civil Engineering graduates who are competent to work productively in civil engineering and allied projects.
  • To develop core competency amongst Civil Engineering under-graduates so as to formulate, analyse and solve civil engineering problems by applying reinforced basics of engineering as a tool.
  • To engrain confidence, professional responsibilities and ethical sense among students so that they strive for the betterment of society.


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    Civil Engineering is the oldest and broadest discipline of Engineering which maintains the foundation for our modern society by implementing a range of public and private projects to improve the physical infrastructure and environment. A Civil Engineer comprehends and integrates scientific principles with engineering experience to plan, design and construct the modern infrastructure to enhance the quality of life.

    The undergraduate program provides the technocrats of tommorow the theoretical knowledge, which is vital to apply the scientific approach to solve modern day problems that are encountered by the Civil Engineers. The UG Civil Engineering degree facilitates the acquaintance of knowledge to work in the widespread areas of Civil Engineering like Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation etc.

    The Department of Civil Engineering of CIT is committed to inculcate the core competency skills to make the aspiring student strong with theoretical and practical aspects, which makes a graduate to outshine the competition and also to adopt to the challenges of the competitive world. We provide the opportunities to the students to enhances their practical knowledge, so as to bridge the gap between theoretical aspects by offering internships, Site visits, Project works at renowned companies, technical workshops, Student development programmes etc. Join us to become a Civil Engineer, gaining mastery over the subjects and the proficiency to spread the knowledge.


    Visit to landslide affected areas in Kodagu

    A site visit was arranged for Civil engineering students to the rainfall effected area of Kodagu. In the recent past Kodagu faced tremendous natural disaster. A team comprising of Prof. Sachin K C and Prof. Roja H D Assistant professors and students from Department of Civil Engineering visited the affected areas such as Makandhur, Hebbatagiri along Sampaji road on 30th August, 2018 in order to collect soil and rock samples to analyze the geotechnical and geological conditions of the affected areas. Mr. Nagendra, Assistant Director Department of Mines and Geology Madikeri also accompanied them.

    30th August, 2018 by Dept of CIVIL,CIT Ponnampet

    A talk on road construction in hilly terrain

    A guest talk was organized by the department of Civil Engineering on “ Condition of roads in Coorg” by Col. Vivek Bopanna a retired colonel of Indian Army on 1st, September 2018. He explained the probable conditions for the road failures in Kodagu due to heavy monsoons and explained the different methodologies that can be adopted for the construction of roads in hilly terrain and approaches to overcome such calamities. Adding on he also gave suggestions for budding Civil Engineers to maintain the quality of Civil Engineering works through systematic scientific approach

    1st, September 2018 by Dept of CIVIL,CIT Ponnampet

    Workshop on Microsoft Word and Power Point

    Workshop on Microsoft Word and Power Point to the students were conducted by Department of Civil Engineering on 10th September 2018, where the typographical guidelines to draft the VTU project was lime lighted by Prof. Sachin K C and Prof. Bharatesh R Assistant professors, Department of Civil Engineering

    10th September 2018 by Dept of CIVIL,CIT Ponnampet

    Webinar at Coorg Institute of Technology

    A Webinar on Ready Mix Concrete in construction : Issues and solutions organized by Department of Civil Engineering in association with Ultratech cements on 4th of October 2018 from 4PM-5PM. Webinar on the the above topic was presented by Mr. Kshemendra Nath P of Resilient Energy India Pvt.Ltd. He stressed on the importance of Ready Mix Concrete in modern day construction. This session helped the students as well as the faculties of Civil Engineering Department to understand the insights of Ready Mix Concrete in construction.


    Industrial Visit

    In order to cater the creative minds of Civil Engineering students and to make them abreast with the practical side of their coursework, a industrial visit to Hassan was organized by the Civil Enginnering Department on 5th of October 2018. A group of 114 students were given an opportunity to learn the basics aspects of Civil Engineering. Prof. Bharatesh , Prof. Sachin K C, Prof. Impa K A, Prof. Anjali B U, and Prof. Pavan Kumar, Assistant professors, Civil Department were deputed to the visit. Details of Industrial Visit are as below:

    1) During the visit students were educated on the construction procedure of flexible and rigid pavements at Arkalgud. Students got an opportunity to understand the mechanism of Hydraulic structure, explanation regarding catchment area and canal, canal network, spillways, flood management, drainage gallery at Hemavathi Reservoir, Gorur, which was organized for 3rd semester students of Civil Department, so as to strengthen academic curriculum.

    2) The students of final year were taken to the waste water treatment plant Gorur to gain knowledge regarding the working methods and employment practices of waste water treatment units. Also a visit to the Hassan Milk diary (KMF) unit was undertaken to gain the knowledge on dairy products as well as the waste treatment facilities adopted for diary waste.

    During the visit, students of pre final year were taken to the S M Krishna Nagar layout, Arisikere road, Hassan to get an idea about the basic concepts regarding the town planning. The same batch of students were taken on a site visit to a under construction residential building. This visit helped them in gaining knowledge regarding building planning and construction activities. The students of all the semesters of Civil Engineering were taken on a vist to the Gorur Dam. Mr. Venkataramanappa Assistant Engineer who guided the students regarding the working principles of the dam. A visit to the nearby Hydro power generation unit helped the students to gain knowledge regarding its working aspects.

    Cricket Premium League (CPL) at Coorg Institute of Technology

    The Coorg Institute of Technology Cricket Premium League (CPL) was organized by the Department of Physical Education in association with Department of Civil Engineering. Wherein 6 teams participated in the event. The final match was organized on 24th October 2018, the team CRIC Believers won the winners trophy and CIT Gladiators bagged the runner trophy. Prof. Kavitha P C, Principal distributed the trophies in the valedictory event.

    24th October 2018 by Dept of Civil,CIT Ponnampet

    Total station Training

    A training session on Total station- a modern surveying equipment was organized by Department of Civil Engineering in association with BRIC for pre final year students on 22nd and 23rd October, 2018. In this session faculties explained about the working principles of total station and also final year students trained and taught them the working mechanism of total station to pre final year students. This session would be able to cover all perspectives of total station as well as its working mechanism which will help them during their survey camp


    Project discussion on landslides of Coorg

    Coorg being the hilly region of western ghats is more prone to landslides. So a project entitled “ Landslides of Coorg”, is being carried out by the final year students of Civil Department guided by Prof. Roja H D and Prof. Sachin K C, Assistant Professors, Department of Civil Engineering. The meeting was organized at Board room to discuss about the execution of project work and same was presented in front of Dr. Shanthi Machaiah, Board of Director, Kodava Education Society and Prof. Pramukh Ganapathy C, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering on 2nd November, 2018.
    The discussion focused on the methodology to be adopted in the study of causes of landslides and also to add on to the scientific perspective for the disaster. It was decided to study the rock formation, soil parameter study, geological topography and morphological study to substantiate the causes of catastrophic disaster scientifically.

    2nd November 2018 by Dept of CSE,CIT Ponnampet


    Career Opportunities

    • The Civil Engineering career unfolds a great deal of opportunity in different Government Sectors by engaging in all prime construction projects developed by Central and State Government agencies.
    • There are also adequate opportunities in the private sector for Civil Engineers as a Construction Engineer, Hydraulics Engineer, Structural Engineer, Transportation Engineer and Environmental Engineer etc.
    • Civil Engineers can also get employed in armed forces where they can make assertive inputs in fortifying our country.
    • Civil Engineers can become successful managers and entrepreneurs by starting up their own Engineering consultancy and construction company.


    1. Basic Material Testing Laboratory: Major Equipments: Impacting testing, Vickers Hardness, Brinells Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Torsion, Compression, Flexure apparatus for tiles, Strain Gauges and Indicators
    2. Surveying Stores: Major Equipments: Total Station, Digital Theodolite, Vernier Theodolite, Auto Level.
    3. Concrete Laboratory: Major Equipments: Compression Testing Machine of 3000 kN Capacity, Flexural Testing machine, Rebound Hammer (Non Destructive Testing), Ultra Sonic pulse Velocity Testing (Non Destructive Testing), Concrete Permeability Apparatus, Vee- Bee Consistometer, Self Compacting Concrete assessment equipments.
    4. Highway Material Testing Laboratory: Major Equipments: Los Angeles Abrasion Test, Marshal Stability Apparatus, Tar Viscometer, Pensky Flash and Fire point, Ductility apparatus, Softening point, Impact testing apparatus.
    5. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory: Major Equipments:Tri axial apparatus, Direct Shear, Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus, California Bearing Ratio, Consolidation Apparatus, Sell Index Ratio, Rapid Moisture meter, Soil Permeability, Insitu density test equipment, Standard Penetration test equipment, Proctor needles, Vane Shear Apparatus, Hydrometer.
    6. Environmental Laboratory: Major Equipments: : COD Digester, BOD incubator, Flame Photometer, UV Spectrophotometer, Jar Test apparatus, Turbidly equipment, Digital Direct Conductivity Meter, Muffle Furnace, Auto Clave, Magnetic Stirrer with Hot plate, Double Distillation Unit, Digital Ph Meter.
    7. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory: Major Equipments:Venturi meter, Venturi flume, Orifice meter, Bernouli's equipment, Calibration of Tank, Minor loss and Major loss in pipes, Notches, Pelton Wheel Turbine, Kaplan Turbine, Francis Turbine, Centrifugal pump, Dead Weight Pressure gauge, Impact of Jet.
    8. CAD and Software Application: Major Equipments:PC's with UPS power backup, Peripherals like Printer etc.

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