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The Department of Civil Engineering came into inception in the year 1984 providing Diploma in Civil Engineering. In the year 1999, the department also received the laurel of ISO-9004 certification along with the other departments of the institution. In 2003 the existing ISO systems were upgraded to new standards of ISO 9001:2000. In addition to above, the department got the NBA certification from the National Board of Accreditation under All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Department also spear headed the process to get ISO 14000 accreditation for the institution.

The department started B.Tech program in Civil Engineering with effect from 2009. The intake capacity in the Diploma programme is for 60 students. B.Tech has an intake of 30 students in the first year and with additional 30% seat in the second year for lateral entry of diploma students.

The department has seven main well equipped labs viz Material Testing Lab, Survey Lab, Geotechnical Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Civil Computation Facility, Transportation Engineering Lab and Geology Lab.

The department has been responsible for starting a green initiative to maintain green and clean campus by adopting environmental friendly practices such as:

  1. Effluent Treatment Plant to treat the night soil and sullage from quarters, hostels and academic buildings within the campus.
  2. Paper Recycling Plant to recycle the paper waste generated in the campus.
  3. Windrow Composting to convert the organic waste into useful manure which is used in the campus garden.
  4. Design and construction of mini gravity dam (BUND) across a perennial stream to recharge the ground water table and to augment the water supply in the campus
  5. Converting the existing academic block to a green building in association with IGBC.


To be a department of excellence to bring out technically competent and socially responsible professionals in the field of Civil Engineering.


  • To impart quality technical education in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • To develop overall personality of student by imbibing the sense of responsibility towards society and environment, positive attitude & effective communication skill.
  • To facilitate the students to acquire skill for solving technical issues in construction industry through a structured monitoring mechanism of teaching learning process and industrial training.
  • To facilitate development of research aptitude by encouraging students to take up real time / innovative projects.

Graduates three – five years after completing their studies will be able to

  • Execute construction work in both public and private sector or become successful entrepreneurs in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Pursue higher education for continuous up gradation for their professional skills.
  • Exhibit leadership and social responsibility skill for sustainable development.
  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and civil engineering to the solution of complex Civil engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex problems using principles of mathematics, natural sciences and civil engineering.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex civil 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 for the complex civil engineering problems.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex civil 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 civil engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional civil 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 civil 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 civil 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 the knowledge and the required understanding of the Civil engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the context of changing technological scenario in the field of civil engineering.
  • Able to analyze and design components of structural system.
  • Able to analyze and design cost effective pavements.
  • Able to analyze and propose eco – friendly practices in preserving / recycling natural resources.

Dr. Jenson Daniel

Head of Department


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Mrs. Rajashri Kulkarni

Assistant Professor


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Mr. Altamash Mustafa

Assistant Professor


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Mrs. T. Diana Joslin

Assistant Professor


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Dr. S. Raji



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Mrs. Rita Biswas



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Mrs. S. Aishwarya



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Mr. Kailash B. Nikuse



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Mr. K. Hamza

Lab Technician


Mr. George Meshack

Lab Technician


Mr. B. Gyaneshwar Rao

Lab Technician


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Mrs. Annie

Lab Attendant


Mr. Anadi Lal Baidya

Lab Attendant


Mr. Pal Swamy

Lab Attendant


Mrs. Filomina



Mr. Jeeva Ratnam



Mr. Vijay Kumar Howladar



Material Testing Laboratory :

This laboratory caters for the practical for more than five subjects dealing with Civil Engineering materials. It is also used for offering consultancies in the area of Material Testing, Quality Control and NDT Testing of in-situ concrete structures. The various advanced equipment, apparatus & accessories are:

  • Universal Testing Machine (Digital / Analog)-100 Ton capacity
  • Compaction Factor Apparatus
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Compression Testing Machine - 100 Ton capacity & 200 Tons
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Hardness Testing Machine
  • Universal Testing Machine - 40 Ton capacity
  • Tile Flexural Testing Machine
  • Needle Vibrator
  • Concrete Mixer - 100 Kg capacity
  • Table Vibrator
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Meter
  • Rebound Hammer Tester
  • Profometer
  • Resistivity Meter
  • Gauges for aggregates shape measurement
  • Pull-off Tester
  • IS Sieves
  • Electronic Weighing Balance - 5 Kg and 30 Kg capacity
  • Oven & Water baths
  • Moulds (Cube, Cylindrical & Beam)
  • Aggregate Testing - Los Angeles Abrasion Machine, Aggregate Impact Machine andAggregate Crushing test facilities.
  • Bend Re-bend Test Facilities
  • Fatigue testing machine
  • Vee-Bee test apparatus
  • Vicat Apparatus & Le-Chateliers’s Apparatus

Geotechnical Laboratory :

This laboratory is used for subjects like Soil Mechanics and Highway Engineering where the quality and characteristics of soil is tested and evaluated for various strength and design parameters. The infrastructure of the laboratory includes equipment, apparatuses and accessories like:

  • Thermostatical Controlled oven
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Graduated Measuring cyclinder
  • Phycnometer
  • Density Bottle
  • Triaxial Apparatus
  • Consolidation Apparatus
  • Plate Load Test Apparatus
  • Static Cone Penetrometer
  • Vane Shear test apparatus
  • Standard Penetration Test Apparatus
  • Direct Shear Teas Apparatus
  • Automatic Compaction Machine
  • Liquid Limit Apparatus
  • Field Density Measuring Apparatus
  • Compaction Apparatus (Light & Heavy)
  • Grain size analysis apparatus (Wet/dry method)
  • Weighing Balance & Ovens
  • Samplers & Extractors
  • Sieve Shaker

Survey Laboratory :

This laboratory is extensively used for various Civil Engineering surveys which consist of utilizing both conventional and modern advanced survey equipment like:

  • Electronic Total Station & Plotter Facility
  • Auto Levels
  • Vernier Theodolites
  • Dumpy Levels
  • Prismatic Compass
  • Plane Table & its accessories
  • Metric Chains
  • Ranging Rods
  • Optical Square
  • Line Rangers
  • Cross Staffs
  • Surveyor’s Compass
  • Abney Level
  • Global Position System
  • Digital Planimeter

Environmental Engineering Laboratory :

This laboratory consists of the basic infrastructure for the conduct of Chemistry Practical and other tests for evaluating the chemical and physical parameters of portable water. It also specializes in conduct of environmental related test like sound level measurement and air sampling. The list of equipments and accessories are:

  • Digital Dissolved Oxygen Meter
  • Digital pH meter
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Electronic Weighing Balance
  • BOD Incubator
  • Nephlo-Turbidity Meter
  • Photo Chem Colorimeter
  • Suction Pump
  • Bacteriologic al Colony Counter
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Portable Noise Level Meter
  • Vacuum Filtration Apparatus
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • UV spectro-photometer
  • High volume air sampler
  • Stack analyzer

Transportation Engineering Laboratory :

This laboratory caters to various materials testing applicable in road construction. The laboratory is presently operating in CMTC laboratory and will eventually be shifted once the new Academic Block is constructed. The various facilities available in this lab distinguish follows:-

  • Bitumen Testing Equipment :
    • Penetrometer`s
    • Ring & Ball Apparatus
    • Tar viscometer
    • Marshall stability test apparatus
    • Ductility apparatus
    • Flash point apparatus test
    • Bitumen extractor
  • CBR Testing Machine (Field & Laboratory)
  • Aggregate Impact Test
  • Los Angel Abrasion Test
  • Sieve Shaker
  • Aggregate Crushing Test

Geoscience Engineering Laboratory :

This laboratory houses facilities to familiarize students with the various concepts of geology and to make them understand the role of geology in the design and construction of civil engineering projects. The laboratory includes

  • Physical Geology methods
  • Mohr scale of hardness
  • More than 200 minerals & rock specimens
  • Collection of minerals :
    • Mineral luster collection
    • Mineral cleavage collection
    • Mineral fracture collection
    • Mineral habit collection
    • Mineral crystalline collection
    • Mineral transparency collection
    • Mineral refraction collection
  • Collection of rock specimens :
    • Locally available rocks of Andaman & Nicobar Island
    • Igneous Rocks
    • Sedimentary Rocks
    • Metamorphic Rocks

Civil Computation Facility Laboratory :

This subject is used for subjects starting from Basic CAD to advanced computing in Structural analysis/GIS mapping and for other basic computer fundamentals. Also, used for analytical academic projects, this laboratory facility is air-conditioned with excellent interiors.

  • No. of machines 42 computers
  • Hardware :
    • Plotter
    • Printer
    • LCD projectors
    • Scanner
  • Software :
    • Staad-pro
    • GIS ARC
    • GT Strudl
1. Cement Testing
2. Concrete Cube & Hollow Block Testing
3. Mix Design of Concrete
4. Steel Reinforcement Testing
5. Aggregate Testing
6. Soil Testing for Index properties
7. Water Testing
8. Contour & Land Survey with Total Station
9. Structural Designing
10. Condition Assessment of RCC Structures
11. Non-Destructive Testing of Structures

Programs offered under Continuing Education

Sl. No. Name of the Programme Target Group
1 Operational Features of Total Station Surveyors & Engineers
2 Auto-CAD Engineers & Architects
3 Basic Surveying Site Supervisors & Foresters
4 Analysis through No-Destructive Equipments Engineers Engaged in Quality Control
5 Potable Water Testing Treatment Plant Technician and Private Representative

Major work taken under Consultancy Services

  1. Contour Survey of 46 Hectares of Land at Bamboo Flat Area for District Administration.
  2. Contour Survey of Kanyapuram Village for the Model Village Project for DHS.
  3. Contour Survey for existing drainage pattern of sewage & run-off of G.B Pant Hospital for the proposed ETP Plant for District Administration.
  4. Testing of Physical & Chemical parameters of sewage of G.B Pant Hospital for DHS.
  5. Base line study on water quality of all the drinking water sources in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for UNICEF.
  6. Structural Design of Police Training School for APWD.
  7. Structural Design of Working Women's Hostel for APWD.
  8. Structural Design of House Tower for Fire Brigade (Police Department) for APWD.
  9. Structural Design of Armory at Police Line for APWD.
  10. Structural Design of Anti-Corruption Building for APWD.
  11. Surveying for proposed Water Treatment Plant for TATA Projects, Hyderabad.
  12. Geotechnical Investigations for TATA Projects, Hyderabad.
  13. Survey of proposed 350 bedded hostel for APWD.
  14. Contour Survey for Indian Institution of Geo Magnetism.
  15. Nondestructive testing of concrete structure for APWD.
  16. Training for Theodolite Surveying for Forest training School.
  17. Condition Assessment of Building using NDT (INS Dhanvantri).
  18. Surveying of the proposed Botanical Garden for Forest department.
  19. Contour survey for installation of solar panel Electricity department.

The Islands of Andaman and Nicobar receive copious rain fall every year but face acute crisis of drinking water since many years. Although the rainfall to the tune of over 3000 mm per year is one of the highest in the country, the geographical location of the islands in the equatorial region facilitates high rate of evaporation. Further, if monsoon is delayed, the water in the reservoirs or in the surface water bodies dried up adding to water scarcity and depletion of water sources.

As per the Research and Development studies carried out by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India, there is enormous scope of rain water harvesting, artificial recharge and conservation of subsurface ground water in the sub surface level of the islands. The study envisaged utilizing the surplus monsoon runoff and subsurface base flow, to eradicate the Islands water scarcity. In the post Tsunami study CGWB has opined adoption of pragmatic and geoscientific approach for successful construction of the water development structures for augmentation of water supply both for drinking as also for irrigation.

Therefore, for successful and continuous water resource developmental work, periodical geo-environmental (i.e. hydro-geological) monitoring would be necessary. Before taking up of water resources management work, a detailed knowledge on geology, Hydrogeology and hydrology of the entire islands is essential. Presently there is no Island-wise data is available about the various big & small water resources to plan and augment the facility. Since the islands do not have many perennial source of water such as rivers etc., it is essential that a repository is created of all the seasonal sources and updated by carrying out research and scientific study so that the water resource management can be planned and implemented. Therefore need for Island Water Resources Research Centre (IWRRC) was envisaged and IWRRC was established by Civil Engineering Department of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Institute of Technology (DBRAIT). The Mandate of IWRRC includes;

  • Making DBRAIT campus fully water efficient by planning and implementing Rain water harvesting projects and not taking water supply from public distribution system.
  • Collection of Island-wise data of surface and ground water sources and preparing GIS (Geographical Information System) map for all Panchayats and Tribal areas.
  • Identifying probable and potential sources and suggesting strategic water harvesting methods as per Hydro –Geological data.
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Assessment of Potential Sources .
  • Water quantity assessment for Population, Irrigation and Livestock.
  • Coordinating with experts/ INIs (Institutes of National Importance) viz, IITs, NITs and CGWB etc. for developing effective implementable projects.

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