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Department of Civil Engineering

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About us

The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D programmes with emphasis on fundamental theory and practice in Civil Engineering keeping in view the current and continuously changing scenarios in this discipline. It is proposed to start post graduate programmes in Transportation and Water Resources in the coming years. The Department has established state-of-art laboratories which can provide opportunities for the students at all levels to get acquainted with the latest developments in various avenues of Civil Engineering. In addition to Teaching and Instruction, the faculty is also engaged in active research with an aim to generate innovative concepts and ideas or apply the existing technologies to new applications. The Department has a number of ongoing/completed/applied research projects from various agencies. It plans to undertake industrial consultancy work and also organizes Conferences / Workshop for professional interaction.

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  • Structures
  • Water Resources
  • Geotechnical
  • Transportation
  • Image Processing and G.I.S.
  • Disaster Management
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Finite Element Method
  • Disaster Loss Estimation
  • Genetic Algorithm and Neural Network Application
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Currently the Department is offering the following programmes
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering
  • M.E.(Civil - Structural Engineering)
  • Ph.D.(Civil Engineering)
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.


Workshop Announcement

Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus is organizing a Workshop on “Fuzzy Logic and Applications in Civil Engineering” during March 15-16, 2019. 
Registration fee for the workshop is Rs. 2000/-.. Participants are requested to send the payment through demand draft in favour of “Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus” payable at State Bank of India (Code 21092). Alternatively, money can be sent through online bank transfer. Details for online payment of registration fees is IFSC Code SBIN0021092, Account number 62013596336. Participants are requested to register via the following link: https://goo.gl/CXpuVR
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Workshop on Dynamic Testing and Simulation of Civil Structures on 8th October, 2018(new)
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Ph.D Admissions ( I Semester 2018-19) :
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Dr. Anasua Guharay was selected as the 2018 outstanding reviewer in International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE for the 3rd time after 2015 and 2017.
Dr Bandhan Majumdar was awarded the GCRF (Global Challenge Research Fund) award as ODA-Partners from India with Cardiff University (May 2018).
Dr Anasua Guharay was recognized as "2017 Outstanding Reviewer"  from International Journal of Geomechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Dr Anasua Guharay was awarded International Travel Grant (ITS) from DST, Govt. of India for presenting paper in International Foundations  Congress Equipment Expo (IFCEE 2018) in Orlando, Florida in March, 2018.
Prof. K Srinivasa Raju, Professor, Civil Engineering Department was chosen as Associate Editor, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Francis, UK.
Prof. K Srinivasa Raju was awarded S.N.Gupta Memorial Award for Research Contribution to the field of Water Resources Engineering by Indian Society for Hydraulics, India.
Prof. K Srinivasa Raju was given best paper award for the paper entitled Optimal Integrated Water Resources Management for Khadakwasla Complex Reservoir (Session-III), i-Manager International Conference on Engineering and Technologies (IICET-2015), Trivandrum, India, April 11-12, 2015. Co-authors for the paper are D V Morankar and A. Vasan. 




Recent Research Grants

Dr. Anasua Guharay and Dr Arkamitra Kar from BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, Dr Naveen James from IIT Ropar were awarded a sponsored project  of worth 24,43,710 titled "Performance Evaluation of backfill soils partially replaced with building derived materials" funded by Department of Science and Technology under DST SERB Early Career Research Grant.  
Prof. K Srinivasa Raju was awarded Collaborating Sponsored Project “Integrated Urban Flood Management in India: Technology-Driven Solutions”, Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. Collaborating Institutes: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, C-DAC, Thiruvanathapuram National Institute of Technology, Warangal.



Prof. K Srinivasa Raju, Professor, Civil Engineering Department was cited in Scholar Google 150 most cited Civil Engineering authors ordered by Scopus h-index.

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