Department of Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering department came into existence in 2016 in a rather modest way with three faculty members, 25 BTech students and one PhD student. The department has evolved significantly since then on all fronts. The faculty strength has gone up to 7 and three more likely to join soon. Recently two faculty members were selected from USA and France by the visiting overseas delegation of IIT Ropar. The faculty strength is expected to reach/ surpass a critical mass of around 15 in 2018. First batch of BTech students has moved on to second year and in its place new batch comprising 35 students has joined. Number of research fellows in the department has grown to 7 including one National post-doc fellow. Several basic labs have been commissioned and many advanced ones including, a state of art Soil-Water-Plant lab spread over an area of 2.5 acre in the new campus, are being setup. Several text and reference books and research journals have been procured/ subscribed to. The faculty has been actively interacting with the authorities of the Government of Punjab to build up collaborative activities and have already conducted several consulting studies including a training program for PUDA engineers. A comprehensive computer model of groundwater flow and transport in Bist doab is being developed. Recently the department got its first Research project funded by prestigious and highly competitive Newton-Bhabha grant with a budget of more than 1 crore. The department plans to enhance the BTech intake further and introduce MTech programs.