Civil Engineering Department in a nutshell...

One of the primary engineering departments of the Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT) Bhubaneswar, the Department of Civil Engineering offers B.Tech. and M.Tech. degree programs. The Department registers B.Tech. and M.Tech candidates including those under the Quality Improvement Programs (QIP). Under its Continuing Education Program (CEP), it organizes from time to time, advanced special courses as well as short time refresher courses with participation both from academic and serving senior level officers in Central and State Government and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The Department actively promotes curriculum development activity by updating existing courses, developing new courses and preparing resource material for teaching. The Department has a number of ongoing research projects and sponsored research schemes from public and private sector organizations. It undertakes industrial consultancy works as a part of its interaction with industry and also organizes seminars/symposium for professional interaction. The Department contributes to the interdisciplinary academic and research activity of the Institute.


Program Name



Bachelor of Technology

4 Years


Bachelor of Technology (Lateral Entry)

3 Years


Master of Technology (Full-Time)

2 Years

Environmental Engineering

Construction Planning and Management

Program Outcomes (POs):

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engineering knowledge:Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis:Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions:Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems:Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage:Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society:Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability:Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics:Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work:Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication:Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance:Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning:Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Education Outcome (PEO)

  1. Have a successful career in the diversified sectors of the Civil Engineering Industry.
  1. Analyze Plan, Design, and Execute and maintain Civil Engineering Projects within a specified time, cost and quality.
  2. Use of innovative material practices and techniques for sustainable eco-friendly and life-line infrastructures with social awareness and responsibility.
  1. Exhibit professionalism, ethical approach, develop effective communication skills, teamwork in their profession and adapt to modern trends by engaging in lifelong learning.
  2. Adapt state of art techniques, manage resources and involve in R & D work in Civil Engineering.

Program Specific Outcome (PSO)

  1. Design Civil Engineering structures using relevant codes of practice, materials, techniques, and software.
  2. Follow human values and ethics with team spirit in every Civil Engineering project undertaken.
  3. Utilize resources effectively and adapt state-of-the-art practices and materials in the field of Civil Engineering

According to recent studies, it is estimated that in the near future, there will be a sudden escalation in civil engineering jobs around the world. While designing, constructing and operating mammoth infrastructure is a part of their job description, civil engineers are also required to boost the conditions of old and existing structures, while conforming to social and environmental policies and norms.

Here is a compilation of a list of famous Civil Engineers you must have heard of...

M. Visvesvaraya Gustave Eiffel George Stephenson
Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya,
(His birthday 15th Sept. was celebrated as Engineers' Day)
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
(World famous Eiffel Tower is his creation)
George Stephenson
(Renowned as the "Father of Railways")
Our Vice Chairman Er. Patita Paban Panda
is an Alumni of IIT Kharagpur in the department of 'Civil Engineering'.


  1. The Civil Engineering department has highly qualified and competent faculty members who are known for their area of expertize. Many faculty members are engaged in research activities and pursuing a Doctorate program (PhD).
  2. The department has successfully implemented the Outcome Based Education.
  3. The department is recognized as a R&D Venter by Visvesvaraya Technical University (VTU) in the year 2012-2013.
  4. The Department believes in Open Source Software. Civil CAD laboratory uses CAD, E-TAB, STAD-PRO software.
  5. The department has nine laboratories including a R&D lab and Structural Dynamic lab for PG students equipped with the latest equipments. The laboratories are kept open beyond working hours to facilitate maximum utilization of the resources for research projects.
  6. The department motivates and encourages all the pre-final and final year students to take up internships in prestigious institutes and companies. The internships provide students with exposure to the industry.
  7. Frequent workshops and seminars are conducted to keep the faculty and students updated with current technology and Global/Industry requirements.
  8. The department has students doing research work in the civil engineering R&D center.
  9. The Department conducts faculty development programs to keep faculty aligned with the latest technologies.
  10. The department provides consultancy services to private and government agencies in the area of quality control in construction projects.