About the department
The Department of Civil Engineering, established in the year 2010, is one of the oldest department in the Institute offering B. Tech. and M. Tech.(Structural Engg.) degrees. The current approved annual intake of the department is 120 for B. Tech. and 24 for M. Tech. (Structural Engg.). The Department has been producing some of the best civil engineers from past three years. The department has been offering the finest and unparalleled quality of civil engineering education not only in the Guntur district but also in the entire JNTUK region. Emphasis on practical education coupled with strong concept oriented teaching-learning process has been the backbone of the department ever since its inception. The excellent infrastructure is further an added advantage.
The department has 11 number of well established laboratories housed spaciously with excellent natural lighting and ventilation. All the laboratories are well maintained by technically qualified personnel. During the practical classes, every student is trained individually to handle and use the equipment in all the laboratories to get complete hands-on experience. The department also offers coursework in GIS and GPS with practical training in the use of relevant software and equipment. The Computer Aided Analysis and Design (CAAD) laboratory is fully equipped with licensed software’s for drawing plans, structural analysis and design, structural drawings and quantity estimation. Apart from regular curriculum, the laboratories are thoroughly utilized by every student for carrying out their final year project works. Some of the student projects are also getting published as research papers in international journals.
In several technical and paper presentation contests conducted throughout the country, the students of this department have been winning a good number of prizes every year. The department also conducts an annual national level paper presentation contest SAMKALP on 15th September (Engineer’s Day) every year, drawing students from several engineering colleges. The individual attention given to students in the academic and other student-related activities has been immensely helpful in keeping the civil engineering students of KHIT stay far ahead of students graduating from other Institutes. The department also conducts workshops, seminars and guest lectures by eminent persons from academia and industry.