At the NBA accredited Dept of Civil Engineering, RIET aims at producing bright graduates in Civil Engineering to meet the rapid technological advances and industrial requirements. The department has highly qualified faculty members specialised in various disciplines of Civil Engineering. They add strength to the department with their competitive skills and vibrant dedication. The department is also equipped with six engineering laboratories to cater to the external projects and consultancy work along with academics.

The Department of Civil Engineering was started in the year 2009 with an undergraduate programme affiliated to Kerala University. The programme (B Tech in Civil Engineering) has a sanctioned intake of 60 students. From 2015, it is offered as per curriculum of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU). The department offers a Post-Graduate programme (M.Tech) in Geotechnical Engineering, with an annual intake of 18 students.

 

COURSES OFFERED

B.Tech Civil Engineering (60 seats)

M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering (18 seats)

M.Tech Structural Engineering (18 seats)

VISION

To bring-out Technologically Updated and Ethically Sound Civil Engineers for Social Reformation.

MISSION

M1: To Educate Students with Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Civil Engineering for Providing a Sustainable and Safe Living Environment.

M2: To Impart Professional Consciousness in the Minds of Budding Engineers and Faculty for Offering Value Oriented Technological Services to the Society.

M3: To Promote Research and Consultancy at par with Latest Demands of the Profession.

Prof. (Dr) Manju Dominic, M.Tech, MBA, PhD (Structures) F.I.E.
Professor and HoD

Prof. (Dr) Manju Dominic has completed her B Tech in Civil Engineering from Government Engineering College, Trichur, Kerala in 1992 and M Tech from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala. She has completed her PhD in Structural Engineering from CUSAT, Kerala. She also holds an MBA with specialization in Finance. She is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Life Member of ISTE.

Prof. (Dr) Manju Dominic’s areas of research interest are Structural Analysis, Composite Materials, Finite Element Method and Sustainable Construction Practices. She has been guiding graduates in conducting research and producing publications in above areas. She has guided many UG and PG projects culminating in paper publications. She has completed various consultancy projects in material testing of cement, concrete and steel reinforcements.

Prof.(Dr) Manju Dominic joined RIET on 19.4.21. She has 20 years of teaching experience. Prior to RIET, she has worked in Galgotias University, UP, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Haryana, Mar Baselious College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala and Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala- the top engineering institutions in the State. She has served these institutions in various capacities of teaching and administration. She is a believer in time bound completion of projects taken up, with utmost sincerity through hard work and meticulous planning. She has visited many engineering institutions and labs inside and outside the country. She was a member of the Selection Committee for the Department of Civil Engineering of various engineering institutions. She has visited various engineering institutions in the capacity of External examiner for MTech Dissertations and various BTech and MTech exams.

Having taught more than 20 subjects to civil engineering students, she is a dedicated teacher and guide. She is patient, caring and encourages and inspires students. As an administrator she is committed to upholding the vision and mission of RIET and the Department of Civil Engineering.

Dr. K. Balan – Vice Principal 

Former Professor – College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Qualification: 

B.Sc (Engg.) Civil Engineering, Kerala University

M.Sc (Engg.) Geotechnical Engineering, Kerala University

Ph.D Geotechnical Engineering, IIT Delhi

Experience : 

25 Years Teaching Experience & 9 years Industrial Experience

 

Dr. Brightson P. – Associate Professor

Qualification:  

B.E (Civil Engineering – Anna University) 

M.E (Structural Engineering – Anna University)

M.B.A (Production Management – M.S University)

Ph.D (Nano Concrete/Civil – Anna University)

Experience : 

12.5 years of Teaching experience

 

Ms. Remya V.R. – Associate Professor

Pursing PhD. 

Qualification: 

M Tech in Water Resource Management

MBA Regular (HR/ Finance)

LLB

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

10 Years Teaching Experience & 4 years Industrial Experience

 

Ms. Gayathri U.V. –  Assistant Professor

Qualification: 

M.Tech in Construction Engineering & Management

MSc Real Estate Management

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

8 years 9 months of teaching experience

 

Ms. Rejani G.S. – Associate Professor

Qualification: 

Pursuing PhD (Environmental Chemistry)

M.Sc in Geology

SET (Geology)

PG Diploma in Computer Application

Experience : 

12 years of teaching experience, 5 years of Industrial experience

 

Ms. Nithya S. –  Assistant Professor

Qualification: 

M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

6 years and 3 months Teaching Experience, 5 years Industrial Experience

Ms. Rakhi J.H. – Assistant Professor

Qualification: 

M.Tech in Structural Engineering

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

6 years 11 months Teaching Experience & 6 years Industrial Experience

Ms. Anju P. Babu – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech in Structural  Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

5 years

Ms. Anjana V.G. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech  in Structural  Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

5 years

Ms. Soumya S.B. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech  in Geotechnical Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

3 years of teaching experience

Ms. Dhanya Prathap – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech  in Geotechnical Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

2 years 11 months of teaching experience

Ms. Vineetha V.L. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech  in Environmental Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

2 years 3 months of Teaching & 2 years Industrial experience

 

Ms. Sree Lekshmi S. – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech  in Structural Engineering & Construction Management

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

2 years 4 months of Teaching & 1 year Industrial experience

Ms. Ancy Alex – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech  in Structural Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

2 years 6 months of Teaching experience

Ms. Geethu Das – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech in Hydraulics Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

2 years 3 months of Teaching experience

Ms. Deepthi Sudhi – Assistant Professor

Qualification:  

M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering 

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Experience : 

2 years 6 months of Teaching experience

 


FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT

  • K Balan was appointed as the Expert Committee Member for the KETCON and TEKON, at Sahrdaya conducted by KTU and KSCSTE.
  • Dr K Balan was appointed as Judging committee member Rural Innovators Meet 2018,at Kalpetta organised by KSCSTE.
  • Dr K Balan was appointed as Expert committee member for the design and execution of Pattasseri Dam at Munnar for Irrigation Department.
  • Dr K Balan presented a paper on Geosynthentics in International Conference at Scoul, Korea.
  • Faculty achievements – Dr.K .Balan 
  • Paper  “Quantification of strength and design benefits of flexible pavements resting on soft soil subgrades  treated with coir waste and lime” has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Natural Fibres, Published by Taylor & Francis, US.
  • Dr. K Balan was conferred with the “Achievement Award” for the development of the International Geosynthetics Society Indian Chapter, 2019.
  • Dr. K Balan was appointed as a Technical Member of the Bureau of Indian Standards Technical Committee on Geosynthetics TX30.
  • Dr. K Balan was incorporated as the Technical Sub Committee Member (H– 5) of Indian Road Congress, New Delhi, for the use of Coir Geotextiles in Rural Road applications.
  • Dr. K Balan was incorporated as the Executive Member of “iGrip”, an initiative of IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the dissemination of Geotechnical Engineering knowledge. (February 2019)
  • Dr. K Balan has participated in the drafting of specifications of non-woven / stitched coir blankets for the Bureau of Indian Standards, at Coir Board Office, Cochin, on 16th December 2019.
  • Dr. K Balan has delivered a talk on FDP conducted by Vishwajyothi College of Engineering and Technology, Vazhakkulam, Muvattupuzha on “GeoHazards and Disaster Mitigation” on 12th December 2019. 
  • Dr. K Balan organized and delivered a keynote lecture in an International Conference on “Geotechnics of Highspeed Corridors” at Thiruvananthapuram on behalf of Indian Geotechnical Society, Thiruvananthapuram Chapter. 
  • Dr. K Balan has delivered a talk on “Application of coir geotextiles in Rural Roads”, in Workshop organized by NIT Trichy and Coir Board at NIT Trichy. (July 2019)
  • Dr. K Balan has delivered a Lecture on Embankments on Soft Soil and Design of highway with Geotextiles in Workshop organized by Govt. Engineering College, Barton Hill for PWD Engineers. (May 2019)

 

Faculty achievements – Remya .V.R 

  • Report regarding Aakulam river rejuvination on which Mrs. Remya . V.R is a part along with Swasthi foundation. As a part of RIET along with Swasthi foundation has submitted the study report. 

 

FACULTY INTERACTION WITH OUTSIDE WORLD

  • Dr K Balan delivered a  lecture in QIP Course on Geosynthetics at IIT Madras on 9thFebruary 2018.
  • Dr K Balan delivered a talk on Environmental Geotechnology in FDP organised at St Thomas Institute of Science and Technology, Kazhakutam, TVM on 5thjuly 2018.
  • Dr K Balan delivered a technical talk talk to Engineers of Local Self Government Department (LSGD) at Kozhikode on 19thJuly 2018.
  • Dr K Balan delivered a lecture on FDP conducted at Muthoot Institute of Technology, Ernakulam on 30thjuly 2018

DHEERA 2K19

International Women’s day was organised under the title DHEERA on 12th March 2019. It was inaugurated by Aswathy Jwala  (Founder of Jwala Foundation) along with Robin Chaplin as the  chief guest. Function was presided over by Principal, Dr. Raveendranathan.  

ITIHA 2K18 a three day  National Level Techno Cultural fest of RIET which commenced on March 8,  2018. It was the amalgamation of the talent and resources of the students of six specialised arms of RIET. ITIHA 2K18 was incorporated with the workshop on  National Students Space Challenge, by IIT Kharagpur for all disciplines of engineering.

It was an attempt to challenge new possibilities, inspire innovations and a platform to showcase and hone our technical talents and skills.

Rejoicing the world of rhythm and music  ITIHA 2K18 showcased pro shows for the first time in south Kerala with artists from Tomorrow land Fame Lost Stories and Teri Miko

 

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT

  • Mohammed Azim, Benson Babu, Athul S and Akhilsree has developed a prototype “Electrowash” under innovative scheme of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (K.S.C.T.E) and shall be demonstrated in TEKON 2018.
  • Amal dev K V and Suhail Salim of S7 has secured first position for the event “BIG IDEA CHALLENEGE ” organised by Rajadhani Buisness School for presenting the idea of flood relief measure.
  • Suhail Salim, Uday Sooraj , Sudheesh.S, Sreejith have developed a prototype ‘Water Cement Ratio Detector “ got selected at KSCSTE.
  • Suhail Salim, Uday Sooraj , Sudheesh.S, Sreejith have developed a prototype ‘Water Cement Ratio Detector “ got selected for preliminary round conducted by Kerala Start UP mission
  • Sarath J V  of S7 has secured first position in Spot Dance event conducted by Le Emperoz by Rajadhani  Buisness School.
  • Amal Dev K V, Muhammed Ajmal, Joby Jacob has won first price in ESPO 2017, football tournament conducted by kartavya charitable society in assosciation with Big FM and Mathrubhumi.
  • Zonal Championship Competition: A Zonal Championship competition in association with Fest Shastra IIT Madras was conducted at RIET on 26 October 2019. A workshop on the topic “Building Construction “ handled by industrial experts was held at RIET and competition was conducted at the end of the second day. 5 students from Civil Department were selected for the second round at IIT Madras.

Department of Civil Engineering EXPERT TALK

  • Subha V, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, CUSAT, Cochin, delivered a Guest Lecture on “Sustainable Water Management – Need of the Hour” on 29th January 2018.
  • J Jayamohan, Principal, LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Poojappura, delivered a Guest Lecture on “Case Histories on Civil Engineering” on 27th February 2018.
  • Dr. G Venkatappa Rao, President, Indian Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society, New Delhi, delivered and Expert

C7 – Cricket Tournament 2K19

It is a cricket tournament conducted by the Dept of Civil Enggineering of RIET. C stands for charity,cricket,civil. It is a charity fund raising event.  The champions of 2K19 are Mechmen (S6 Mech)

Bambo House Installation @ ITHIHA-2019

The students of civil engineering department constructed a bamboo house as part of ITHIHA2K19  to demonstrate the concept of sustainable building

Bottle House Installation @ ITHIHA-2018

The students of civil engineering department constructed a bottle house as part of ITHIHA2K18 to demonstrate the concept of sustainable building which is a construction innovation as well as a mode of proper plastic waste disposal.

IGS

Student Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society, was inaugurated on 13th March 2018 by Dr. G Venkatappa Rao, Professor Emirtus, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat along with Dr. Venkataraman, President of Indian Chapter of International Geosynthetic Society, New Delhi in a function presided over by Principal, Dr. Sathykumar R. Technical talks were delivered. The Chapter was established with 124 students and 3 faculty under the guidance of Dr. K. Balan, Vice Principal.

List of Faculty Attended FDP/STTP

  1. Ms. Remya V R attended a 4 day program “Timeless Leadership” conducted by TLPC on 27/06/2016 to 30/06/2016
  2. Dr. Bharati Raj attended training program on “Life Skills” organized by GCE Barton Hill and DTE  from 11/07/2016 to 15/07/2016
  3. Mr. Swaroop Krishna C S attended a STTP on “Recent Trends in Transportation Engineering” organized by NIT Trichy from 11/07/2016 to 16/07/2016
  4. Mr. Joe Prasad attended One DAY Workshop on “Building Up Societal Innovators” organized by IEI on 26/07/2016
  5. Ms. Remya V R attended a talk on “Women Safety Issues and Challenges” conducted by NITM, TVM on 22/06/2016

 

 

List of Training Programms 

  1. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Civil Engineering Practices” by Er. Satheesh, Rtd Engineer PWD on 15/03/2016.
  2. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Construction of Road Pavements” by Mr. Santhosh, Rtd Engineer on 15/03/2016.
  3. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Transportation Planning” by Dr. B G Sreedevi, Director, NATPAC on 31/03/2016.
  4. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Steel Constructions” by Tekla Pvt Ltd., on 21/03/2016.
  5. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Earthquake Resistant Structures” by Dr. Smitha M S, Professor GCE Kannur on 21/10/2016.
  6. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Values of Life” by Dr. Justin Padamadan, Clinical Psychologist on 06/10/2016.
  7. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Structural Analysis” by Dr. Sajeeb R, Rtd Professor, TKMCE, Kollam on 30/09/2016.
  8. Department of Civil Engineering organized course  on “AutoCAD” by InterCAD Systems Pvt. Ltd.  From 15/07/2016 to 28/07/2016.
  9. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Life Skills” by Mr. Remesh S, Asst. Professor, GEC, Barton HIll on 29/08/2016.
  10. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Civil Engineering Design and Case Histories” by Dr. Anil Joseph, MD, Geostructural Consultants on 30/07/2016.
  11. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “DGPS Applications in Civil Engineering” by Er. Kalaiarasan Periasamy, Scientist ‘C’, NATPAC on 04/08/2016.
  12. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Demand Modelling, Pavement Design and Bus Terminal Design” by Er. Shalini, Scientist ‘C’, NATPAC on 18/07/2016.
  13. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Upgrade to Update” by Metrolla Steels on 17/03/2016.
  14. Department of Civil Engineering organized an expert Talk on “Career Options in Civil Engineering” by Er. Deepak Benny, Maritimus Consultants on 09/02/2016.
  15. Ms. Deepthi Sudhi (AP/CE) attended a 5 day FDP on “Advanced Structural Analysis” organized by Dept of Civil Engineering , Marian Engineering College from 9-13th july 2018.

  16. Ms Rakhi J H (AP/CE) attended a 5 day FDP on “Design of Steel and Timber structures” by Department of Civil Engineering, Marian Engineering college from 25-29th June 2018.
  17. Ms. Anju P Babu attended a 3 day International Conference on Infrastructure Development: Issues, Innovations and The way Forward, Department from 21-23rd june 2018.
  18. Ms Anjana V G attended a 2 day Workshop on CAD lab, at UKF engineering college from 18-19th January 2018.

PAPERS PUBLISHED AND PRESENTED IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Rejani G S Presented paper in Science congress on “Analysis ground water quality at Kollam Corporation -A GIS Approach from 28-30th January 2018.

A 2-day hands-on training workshop was conducted at RIET on 5-6 April 2019 by BUILD U which is an avenue for enriching students’ engineering caliber. As Civil Engineering impacts our lives in a big way, practical skills are very important to have for an aspiring Civil Engineer. This session made them aware of the complete planning procedure, Arch masonry, Reinforcement details of beams and columns along with the foundation. Students after training This workshop program was designed to acquaint students with the practical or hands-on knowledge, thereby giving the students an opportunity to witness practically what they have studied in class. This program was a successful one as around 60 students participated.

 
Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology successfully completed “On the Job Training” (OJT) for VHSC students from six different schools from 10 October 2019 to 31 December 2019. Sessions were handled by faculty members, lab instructors, and M.Tech students according to their curriculum. Visit to various department laboratories were included during this program.. At the end of the course, these students were awarded the training completion certificate for their corresponding courses. The students from VHSC Karavaram, VHSC Mulavana, VHSE Njekkad, VHSS Alamcode, RRV VHSS Kilimanoor, and GVHS Kadakkal participated in the OJT.
 
 

Expert Talk on Reinforced retaining walls- Construction and Case histories
Expert Talk on Reinforced retaining walls- Construction and Case histories by Dr. M. Venkataraman, Vice President, Indian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), New Delhi

Expert Talk on Reinforced soil structures- Principles and design
Expert Talk on Reinforced soil structures- Principles and design by Dr. G. Venketappa Rao, President, Indian Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society, New Delhi

Expert Talk on Sustainable Water Management – Need of the Hour
Expert Talk on Sustainable Water Management – Need of the Hour Dr. Subha V., Professor, Department of Civil Engineering CUSAT, Cochin

Expert Talk On Fluid Mechanics
Expert Talk On Fluid Mechanics Dr Shibu A,Associate Professor, CET

Expert Talk On Case Histories in Civil Engineering
Expert Talk On Case Histories in Civil Engineering Dr. J Jayamohan, Principal,LBSITW

Expert Talk On Finite Element Analysis
Expert Talk On Finite Element Analysis by Rajesh T Vaidyan, CEO, Fettle Groups of Companies.

 

Subha V, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, CUSAT, Cochin, delivered a Guest Lecture on “Sustainable Water Management – Need of the Hour” on 29th January 2018.

J. Jayamohan, Principal, LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Poojappura, delivered a Guest Lecture on “Case Histories on Civil Engineering” on 27th February 2018.

Dr. G. Venkatappa Rao, President, Indian Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society, New Delhi, delivered and Expert.

 

Faculty development Programme brochure

Civil Engineering Department of Rajadhani Institue of Engineering and Technology had organized a KTU sponsored FDP on “Geotechnics for Transportation Structures” from 17th-21stJune 2019. The FDP was formally inaugurated by Dr.Jayamohan J (Principal, LBSITW), Trivandrum, by lighting the lamp, in the presence of the Principal Prof.(Dr) K.C.Raveendranathan, Prof.(Dr) K. Balan Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Convenor of the FDP, Ms. Remya V R and Ms.Deepthi Sudhi, Coordinators of FDP and other heads of departments of RIET. Around 20 participants from other Engineering colleges, along with 10 inhouse participants had attended the sessions. Various eminent personalities from esteemed organizations like NIT, CET, PWD have handled the sessions by sharing experience pertaining to their field of expertise.

Expert Talk by Dr. Unnikrishnan Civil Engineering department, Govt Engineering college Thrissur on 22/01/2020 at RIET