Department of Civil Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, has been constantly contributing to the cause of engineering education and training right since its inception in the year 1942. The Department has highly qualified faculty supported by excellent laboratories and state of art computing facilities. The Department owns a rich library having over 8270 text books and reference materials. Many research projects sponsored by A.I.C.T.E, U.G.C., D.S.T., C.S.I.R., D.R.D.O.,C.S.T.(U.P.), M.O.E.F. and Indian Oil Corporation, Govt. of India have been successfully completed and many under progress. Joint research projects are currently underway in collaboration with JICA and European Union. The faculty members have published significant number of Research papers in International Journals, National Journals and the Proceedings of various International and National Seminars, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops. The faculty members have also published several textbooks and prepared appreciable number of Technical Reports, Laboratory Manuals and other Teaching Aids. The faculty members have also to their credit many awards such as Khosla Award, Suchit Kumar memorial Award, Institution of Engineers (India), Khosla Research Prize, ISET Best Prize award, Deshpande Award (FM &FP, India), Jai Krishna Award, Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Gold Medal, Career Award for Young teachers, Best Paper Awards, John C Gammon Prize Gold Medal, Architectural Engineering Division Prize, Corps of Engineers Prize etc. Many faculty members have chaired technical session of different National and International meets and have also been the members of various technical committees in the country. The Department organized two international conferences one in 2009 and other in 2011 in the area of environmental engineering in collaboration with foreign universities. In the last five years 32 National Conferences/Workshops/Seminar/Training Programmes have been successfully organized. There has been tremendous thrust in the consultancy work in the Department in the last five years. In the last 5 years Research Projects worth Rs. 69.79 Lakhs have been completed. Currently Research Projects worth Rs. 15 Crores are going on. In the last few years, a large number of Industrial Consultancy projects have been completed. In the last 5 years 429 Research Papers have been published by the faculty members. In the last 5 years 6 Patents have been published by the faculty members. The National Board of Accreditation (N.B.A.), New Delhi accredited the department of civil engineering for full five years in 2008-09. At the under graduate level, the Civil Engineering Department offers B. Tech. (Civil) course and at the post graduate level M. Tech. course is offered in four major fields of specialization viz. Structural Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, Environmental Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering. At the Doctoral level, the Department offers Ph. D. in Structural Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, Environmental Engineering and Geo technical Engineering. Zakir Husain college of Engineering and Technology is one among the seven institutes identified by M.H.R.D., Government of India, for the up gradation to the level of Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.). The Department received DST-FIST Infrastructure development and DST-PURSE grant from Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology. It is UGC SAP-DRS Phase I and TEQIP-II funded department.


To develop a vibrant and broad-based graduate program with emphasis on up to date curriculum, quality faculty and staff, field and industrial training to prepare engineers with state of the art knowledge for professional practice in civil engineering, guided by strong conviction towards morality and ethics.


1. To rely on basic engineering sciences and contemporary computational tools for strengthening fundamental precepts of success for our students.

2. To create congenial environment for interaction amongst students, faculty and technical staff to facilitate open thinking and learning process.

3. Strive to maintain pace with the latest and most sophisticated innovations, research and development in the field of civil engineering within the ambit of sustainable development.

4. To be acquainted with requirements of stakeholders to incorporate changes in curriculum to facilitate acceptance of our graduates both at the national and international levels.


PEO1 Graduates will be able to analyze, design and propose a feasible solution to civil engineering problems by applying basic principles of mathematics, science and engineering.

PEO2 Graduates will be inculcated with necessary professional skills, effective oral and written communication to be productive engineers.

PEO3 Graduates will be able to work as a team in intra and interdisciplinary endeavors for development of new ideas and products to serve in contemporary societal contexts.

PEO4 Graduates will be able to face challenges of the world economic order by incorporating expertise gained by faculty in consultancy work, for educating students, involving modern tools and techniques.

PEO5 Graduates will achieve a high level of technical and managerial expertise to achieve excellence, outstanding leadership to succeed in positions in civil engineering profession with higher threshold start in employment background.


Civil Engineering Department of Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology trains the students for the cause of technical education. In this department, education means enrichment of analytical and application skills of engineering principles along with overall personality development. The outcome is that our students are at par with the best of institutes of the country.

As part of the preparation process, the civil engineering department faculty, has adopted the specific program outcomes to be achieved at the civil engineering department are as follows:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

e. An ability to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems.

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g. An ability to communicate effectively.

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of civil engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice.

l. An ability to explain basic concepts and problem solving processes used in management.