With the Vision to produce competent civil engineering graduates focussed on deriving solutions to human problems through technology and research, the department is committed to provide the best academic environment with world class infrastructure, industry offered courses, and flexible teaching learning process.The curriculum has been framed by a competent advisory board to meet the needs of the industry. To enrich the curriculum, industry offered courses by Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) are integrated in the curriculum. Karunya being the academic partner of M/s Suez projects India. Students of the B.Tech Civil Engineering program are involved in the 24 x 7 smart water system, a project of M/s Suez in collaboration with smart city projects of Coimbatore.
To equip and enrich the students for the requirements of the Industry, the Civil Engineering curriculum is designed to integrate the industry 4.o courses like AI, Data Analytics, 3D printing, IoT, BIM with the core domains like Surveying, Structures, Environmental, Water Resources, Transportation, Geotechnical and Construction Management.
A career as a civil engineer offers several lucrative job avenues in government, public & private sectors.
Planning and execution of turnpike projects involving construction of buildings, bridges, airports, dams, etc, involves Structural Engineers. Structural Engineers are specialized in particular fields, such as bridge engineering, building engineering, industrial structures etc. The curriculum of the program is well drafted to meet the trends of the growing infrastructure. Experts from Industry, Academics, alumni and employers feed in their inputs for the development of the curriculum content.
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering deals to settle the issues of water, air, and land in accordance with the need for a sustainable environment through which clean India Mission and development of smart cities can be implemented by the integrated interdisciplinary projects.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers both full time and part time Ph.D programmes in all major areas of Civil Engineering. Ph.D Research activities are carried out in the thrust areas of Water and WasteWater Treatment, Low Cost Building Materials, Optimization of Structural Elements Using Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks, Behavior of Concrete materials under elevated temperature, Lateral Load behaviour of Tall Buildings, Advanced Building Materials, Earthquake resistant structures, Low cost alternate wall system, Confining of infill Masonry walls, Water quality prediction modelling, GIS in Watershed Management and Infrastructure Development, Application of Isotope in Water Resources, Bio-fuel Cells, Change deduction analysis of Urban area using GIS, Remote Sensing, Groundwater flow and contaminant transport, Nanotechnology in Water and Waste Water Treatment, Hydrological Modelling, Climate studies , Air Pollution,
The department has faculty from IITs, NITs, and leading international universities to guide the research scholars and has excellent research facilities for conducting research. In addition to generous funding for research by the university, the school also receives external grants from DST and other prestigious agencies.
The faculty regularly publishes their research work in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. The department frequently conducts national level and international level conferences/seminars to enhance academic and research interaction among researchers.