Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering plays a vital role in urban and rural planning and infrastructure development. This program prepares the students to design and construct structures which include the residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Civil Engineers are employed for planning, designing and execution of various national and international projects in construction industry/sector.

About the Department


The department of Civil Engineering is committed to the task of providing quality education, which will transform the students into efficient and successful engineers. Students who have graduated from the department are already serving in responsible positions, in India and aboard.

The department has earned over the years an enviable reputation for excellence; thanks to the highly qualified academics of distinction, staffing the department. The uniquely designed course offered by the department has already placed it on par with some of its counterparts, both at home and aboard.

Civil Engineering plays a vital role in urban and rural planning and infrastructure development. This program prepares the students to design and construct structures which include the residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Civil Engineers are employed for planning, designing and execution of various national and international projects in construction industry/sector.

Vision

Department of Civil Engineering is striving to become as a world class Academic Centre for quality education and research in diverse areas of Civil Engineering, with a strong social commitment.

Mission

Mission of the department is to achieve International Recognition by:

  • Producing highly competent and technologically capable professionals and motivated young academicians.
  • Providing quality education in undergraduate and post graduate levels, with strong emphasis on professional ethics and social commitment.
  • Developing a scholastic environment for the state – of –art research, resulting in practical applications.
  • Undertaking professional consultancy services in diverse areas of Civil Engineering.

Academics

Under Graduate

The curriculum is outcome based. The structure of the program includes basic foundation courses like mathematics, physics and chemistry; courses in Engineering Sciences and Technical Arts.State-of-the-art lab facilities make the learning process an enjoyable experience. Periodical guest lectures, technical competitions student seminars and industrial visits ensure a holistic development of students.

Post Graduate

The curriculum is outcome based. The structure of the program includes basic foundation courses like mathematics, physics and chemistry; courses in Engineering Sciences and Technical Arts. State-of-the-art lab facilities make the learning process an enjoyable experience. Periodical guest lectures, technical competitions student seminars and industrial visits ensure a holistic development of students.

Research Focus

The department offers Ph.D programs in all major civil engineering disciplines, both full time and part-time. Research areas of various specializations of Civil Engineering.

Advantage

Faculty with many years of practical experience and sound theoretical background, laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments, to impart practical training in tune with the latest developments.

Institute-Industry Interaction

The department of Civil Engineering interacts with leading construction firms through M.O.U., in the fields of Structural Designs, Soil Investigations and Design of Foundations, Earthquake Engineering, Development of High Performance Concrete, Rehabilitation of Structures, Environmental Pollution Control, etc.

The Department of Civil Engineering Offers consultancy services on:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Soil and Foundation Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
Board of Studies
Internal Members External Members
Dr. A. Navaneetha Gopalakrishnan, Dean, BIHER Dr. A. R. Santha Kumar, Retd. Dean, Anna University
Dr. S. Rajeevkumar, Professor, BIHER Dr. A. Ramachandra Moorthy, Senior Scientist, CSIR Structural Engineering Research Centre
Dr. C. Anbazhgan, Professor, BIHER Dr. R. Santha Kumar, Associate Professor, NITTTRC, Chennai
Dr. M. Muralikrishna, Professor, BIHER Dr. M. P. Chockalingam, Professor Emeritus, BIHER
Dr. N. S. Elogavan, Professor, BIHER Dr. S. Elavenil, Professor of Civil Engineering, VIT University, Chennai.
Dr.V.Gowri, Professor, BIHER Dr. K. V. B. Raju, Director, GITAM University, Bengaluru Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Dr. V. Thamizharasan, Professor, BIHER Prof. V. Subbiah
Dr. K. Ilayaraja, Associate Professor, BIHER Prof. R. Adhiseshan, Professor, School of Architecture, BIHER
Dr.S.Sankaran, Associate Professor, BIHER Dr. S. Palnivelraja, Professor, Annamalai University.
Dr.T.Mohankumar, Associate Professor, BIHER Mr. Y. Gopalakrishnan, Chief Architecture, PWD, Government of Pondicherry.
Dr.G.ReddyBabu, Associate Professor, BIHER Er. Gandham Padmini, Executive Engineer, Civil Transmission Wing, TNEB, Chennai
Dr.T.N.Jayaram, Associate Professor, BIHER Er. M. Ubendiran, General Manager, NAPC INDIA Ltd, Nandanam, Chennai
Dr.V.RajeshKumar, Associate Professor, BIHER Er. Sababathy, Retd. Professor in CPT, Consulting Engineer.
Dr.Palaniappan, Associate Professor, BIHER  
Dr.B.K.V. Ganeshbabu, Associate Professor, BIHER  
Dr.R.Balamurugan, Associate Professor, BIHER  
Dr.M.Tholkapiyan, Associate Professor, BIHER  
Dr.B.Sukumaran, Associate Professor, BIHER  
Mr. P. Dayakar, Assistant Professor, BIHER  
Mr. P. Sachithanantham, Assistant Professor, BIHER  
Mr. T. P. Meikandaan, Assistant Professor, BIHER  
Ms. B. Saritha, Assistant Professor, BIHER  

Infrastructure


Survey Laboratory

This lab consists of a variety of modern surveying equipment, such as GPS-based surveying equipment like total stations, theodolites, and automatic levels for basic instructional and research purposes. Undergraduate students use the laboratory as an integral part of their surveying coursework. The experiments carried from the laboratory impart the students to obtain topographic information that will help their projects, such as highway design and land development. At the end of the course the student will posses knowledge about Survey field techniques.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

The soil mechanics and foundation engineering courses are very important in the design of any infrastructure. Determination of soil conditions is the most significant task in every civil engineering activity. This laboratoty is equipped with advanced equipments like data logger, data acquisition system, load cells etc., to determine the properties of the soil by both field and laboratory test methods. At the end of this course, the student acquires the capacity to test the soil to assess its Engineering and Index properties.

Strength of Materials Laboratory

The objective of this laboratory is to impart the fundamental principles in properties and behavior of materials and mechanics of materials by conducting a series of experiments. This laboratory is equipped with Universal Testing Machines to calculate tensile strength of steel and aluminum samples, Rockwell and Brinell hardness equipments to measure the hardness of different materials. This lab is also equipped with testing the steel and aluminum samples in single shear, double shear and impact loading, followed by experiments on the torsion testing machine to calculate torsional strength of aluminum samples. The laboratory demonstrates important concepts from the strength of materials theory course.

Computing Laboratory

This laboratory is intended for the students be able to draft on computer building drawings (Plan, elevation and sectional views) in accordance with development and control rules satisfying orientation and functional requirements. Also the student acquires hands on experience in design and preparation of structural drawings for concrete / steel structures normally encountered in Civil Engineering practice.

Construction Engineering Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with nondestructive testing equipments like Rebound hammer, Ultra Sonic Pulse Velocity Test instruments (PUNDIT) which is used to examine the quality of concrete. A twenty channel data logger signal conditioning system Autoscanning Facility, to display the output for computer interface, along with two second data accquistion system Storing, Retrieving, Plotting the Graph, Facility to Select the parameters to plot the required graph like load v/s displacement, load v/s strain, displacement v/s strain etc.along with Load Cells and Displacement sensors (LVDT). It also consists a Load frame to test the prototype specimens. Equippments to test cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, fresh concrete, hardened concrete etc. are available to study the properties of concerete making material, highway materials and concrete. Facilities are available to test the prototype specimens to determine compression, tension and flextural strength. This laboratory is intented for the students to learn the principles and procedures of testing Concrete making materials and Highway materials.

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Laboratory

This Laboratory is equipped with different types of pumps like Centrifugal, Reciprocating Pump, Jet Pump, Submersible Pump etc. and Turbines like Pelton Wheel Turbine, Kaplan Turbine, Francis Turbine, Vertical Turbine etc. to introduce a variety of experiments and the principles behind these experiments to reinforce and enhance understanding of the fundamentals of Fluid mechanics and Hydraulic machines. To make the studentsbe able to verify the principles studied in theory by conducting the experiments.

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped to conduct tests on characterisation of water and municipal sewage. This laboratory consists of equipments like pH meter, Digital Spectrometer, Digital Conductivity meter, COD Apparatus BOD Incubator etc. This laboratory is intented to make the students aware of the procedure for quality parameters for water, sewage and other related works.

Curriculum and Syllabus
PEOs & POs
Undergraduate Programmes (4 Years)
B.Tech. - Civil Engineering
Postgraduate Programmes (2 Years)
M. Tech - Construction Engineering and Management
M. Tech - Environmental Engineering
M. Tech - Structural Engineering
Research Programs (Doctor of Philosophy)
Ph.D. - In various specializations of Civil Engineering
Awards and Achievements of Faculty Members

Dr. V. Thamizharasan

Nature/Name of prize and awards Awarded by Awarded for Year of award
The Brij Mohanlal Memorial Prize The Institution of Engineers (India) Best research paper 1990
IRC commendation certificate Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi Best research paper 1993
The IEI Certificate of Merit The Institution of Engineers (India) Best research paper 2007
Bihar PWD Medal Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi Best research paper 2009
IRC commendation certificate Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi Best research paper 2012
Mr. P. Dayakar, Professor
  • Chaired as Judge for the Enrichment, Empowerment and Enhancement programme organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam, Chennai. July 2010.
  • Received Best Paper Award for the paper titled, ‘Experimental Study on Eco Recycling of Ferrous Foundry Slag in Concrete’ National Conference on Green Engineering and Technologies, during 23rd -24th of September 2011, at V.S.B. Engineering College, Karur, organised by Department of Civil Engineering and sponsored by CSIR, DRDO and TNSCST.
P. Sachithanantham, Assistant Professor
  • Guided award winning project in the National Competition for Civil and Structural Engineering, for Best Innovative Structural Design, for the year 2002 - 2003, conducted by INSDAG.
  • Received Best Paper Award for the paper titled, ‘Experimental Study on Eco Recycling of Ferrous Foundry Slag in Concrete’ National Conference on Green Engineering and Technologies, during 23rd -24th of September 2011, at V.S.B. Engineering College, Karur, organised by Department of Civil Engineering and sponsored by CSIR, DRDO and TNSCST.
  • Received Best Teacher Award for the Academic year 2011 – 12 from Bharath University.
  • Received Best Teacher Award for the Academic year 2013 – 14 from Bharath University in commemoration of Teacher’s Day Celebration on 5th September 2014.
Dr. K. Ilayaraja, Assistant Professor
  • Chaired as Judge for the Recent Advances in Planning and Design of Infrastructure Systems organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai. March 2015.
Mr. K. Sathish Kumar, Assistant Professor
  • Received 'Faculty Appreciation' award in Sree Sastha Institute Of Engineering and Technology, for last two years (2010 and 2011).
  • Produced more than 90% results in university examinations in various subjects like Structural analysis I,II Mechanics of solids ,structural dynamics, BASICS OF dynamics and asesimic design.

Awards and Achievements of Students

  • Every year final year students participate in the "Structural Design Competition" held by Institute of Steel Design and Growth (INSDAG), Calcutta. A student project (Batch 1999-2003) was awarded Second Prize on the all India competition for the best Structural design.
  • Development of Submersible Aerator in the field of Waste Water Treatment.
  • Designed and constructed the University Auditorium.
  • Designed and constructed the new boys and girls hostels.
  • With regard to the achievements of our students, Mr. Raja, who passed out in the year 1999, bagged the first prize in paper presentation held in Pondicherry Engineering College. In the same year, in a state level technical Symposium conducted by Anna University entitled CIVILISATION-99.
  • Aravind.S and Suresh Babu. P bagged the first prize for their efficient technical presentation and brought laurels to our department and the institution as a whole.
  • The zeal of participation displayed in the paper presentation continued when our final year students, Ms. Jayashree and Ms. Srividhya who actively took part in the state level technical symposium ‘PACE-99’ conducted by SRM Engineering College.
  • The competitive vigor of our students was further displayed when Mr. Nagarajan & Sudharshan participated in the national level technical symposium conducted by the University of Roorkee.
  • Ms. Padma & Ms. Lakshmi displayed their technical calibre, in MOMENTS-99, a state level technical Symposium held in Periyar Maniammai College, Vallam. Also, when the knowledge of our students regarding the recent developments in the field of Civil Engineering was tested, Mr. Mahendra Pallavan and Sriram, of the final year, came with top honours and won the first prize in LANDMARK-2000, a state level technical symposium in the event AUTOCAD-3D designing conducted by Janaki Ammal Engineering College.
  • Ravikant K Rao of the second year won the second place in Group Discussion and Ad zap at Explovel 99 conducted by Vellammal Engineering College, Chennai.
  • Our final year students Ms.Lakshmi and Ms.Padma won the first prize in the Quiz Competition and second prize in paper presentation in RACE 2000, a state level technical symposium conducted by S.R.M. Engineering College on 18th Feb 2000.
  • Mr. Mahendira Pallavan of Final year has won first place in TECHNOBLAZE 2K, a national level technical Symposium conducted by Government college of Engineering, Salem in the event AutoCAD Drawing on 22nd Feb 2000.
  • Third year students Ms.Ranjini & Ms.Arthi Devaraj won the first place in Paper presentation session conducted by Anna University in CIVILISATION 2000 for the paper titled, "A Study on Geo-fabrics". Also our final year students Ms. Padma & Ms.Laksmi got the second place on the Construction Management session at the same venue.
  • Khalid Bashir, a student of final year, published a paper titled “Fly Ash-Based Geo Polymer Concrete” in the Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE), e-ISSN: 2278-1684, p-ISSN: 2320-334X, pp-19-23.
  • I S.Mohamed Imadh student of final year Won 2nd place in Modeling competition on “High Rise building” held by society of civil engineers (SOCERS) held on 7th April 2014 at Bharath university. Also Won 3rd Place in oratorical competition conducted by SOCERS held at Bharath University national level technical symposium on 7th April 2014.
  • H. Moinuddin student of third year Won the first price in paper presentation MECH OZ BETONC 2014 a National level Technical symposium held on 14th March 2014, organized by Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai and also Won the third price in paper presentation held on 7th April 2014 conducted by Society of Civil Engineers organized by Bharath University, Chennai.