Civil Engineering (CE) was first offered as a Diploma course and later, as a Bachelor’s degree post affiliation to the University of Mysore in 1950. The first batch graduated in 1955. Over the last two decades, the department which is part of one of the best engineering colleges in India, has received support from various agencies including the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC), under their funding schemes resulting in regular modernisation of the laboratories.

The department prides itself for developing some of the brightest minds — Prof N V C Swamy – Director, IIT Chennai, M L Nagaraja – Chief of New York Metro Transport Services, and C N Nagaraj became the Chief Pontiff of Adi-Chunchanagiri Mahasamsthana, one of Karnataka’s largest seats of ‘dharma’.
Recently, the department notched up its facilities via World Bank-aided Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) to install state-of-the-art equipment and software in 13 laboratories. The Field Hydrological Laboratory has been set up in a remote area of the Western Ghats for field research and mountain hydrology.

Watch a video by a faculty member to know more about a career as a Civil Engineer, subjects to be studied, practical training, laboratory testing methods, specializations for better employability, technological advancements in the industry and more.

The department also has high placement statistics with 90% of the students getting placed in various leading companies such as ATKINS, L&T, Brigade Group, TCS Ltd. etc.

The department is committed to keeping up with industry standards. In line with this, the syllabus for the academic year 2019-2020 has been reviewed and revised by industry and academic experts from within and outside the country. Expert members involved were:

  • Dr. N Krishnamurthy, Professor, University of Newcastle (Australia) at Singapore Campus, Singapore
  • M L Nagaraja P E, Chairman and Co-founder of Spartan Solutions LLC, New York, USA
  • Arun K R Rao, Expert Member of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • A N Prakash, CEO, ANP Construction Project Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  • Yashavanth Anantharaj, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, SYConE CPMC Pvt Ltd., Bangalore


“The Department will be an internationally recognized centre for value based learning, research and consultancy in Civil Engineering and will produce competent Civil Engineers having commitment to national development.”



* .DM1: To impart high quality Civil Engineering education through competent faculty, modern labs and facilities.

* .DM2: To engage in R & D activities and to provide state–of–the–art consultancy services addressing Civil Engineering challenges of the society.

* .DM3: To nurture social purpose in Civil Engineers through collaborations.


Program Educational Objectives

Civil Engineering graduates are expected to attain the following program educational objectives (PEOs) 3-5 years after graduation. Our graduates will be professionals who will be able to:


  • Deliver competent services in the field of Civil Engineering with a knowledge of the principles of engineering and the theories of science that underlie them.


  • Continue their professional development, nurture research attitude, and life-long learning with scientific temperament.


  • Exercise leadership quality and professional integrity, with a commitment to the societal needs and sustainable development.
  • Program Outcomes

    Engineering Graduates will be able to:


    Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.


    Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.


    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.


    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.


    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.

    Programme Specific Outcomes

    Graduates from the Department of Civil Engineering will have ability to:


    Apply basic knowledge of Science & Engineering, and analyze complex Engineering problems to arrive at appropriate solutions in the field’s of Civil Engineering;


    Design & develop sustainable engineering systems by applying state of art tools and techniques, to meet specific needs;


    Work in a team, as a member or as a leader, with good understanding of finance, management, cultural, societal and legal issues and flair for life long learning.


    The Department of Civil Engineering offers both Undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes with a duration of 4 years and 2 years respectively.


    B.E. in Civil Engineering and B.E in Civil Engineering (Evening - Employee Diploma Holders)



    The syllabus and the time table for courses taught under the Undergraduate and Post-graduate programmes in the Department are geared towards helping students expand their theoretical and practical knowledge and become industry ready.

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    The Department of Civil Engineering faculty comprise some of the most talented and knowledgeable professors in the field who guide and mentor students on academics and overall development.

    Shruthi A N Assistant Professor
    Dr. N C Balaji Associate Professor
    Dr. P N Chandramouli Controller of Examinations & Professor
    Dr. Vasanth Keshav Assistant Professor (FTC)
    Dr. Yusuf Javeed Professor and Head
    Dr.Anand M Hulagabali Assistant Professor
    Dr.Chandan M C Assistant Professor
    Dr.H S Prasanna Professor & Dean Planning & Infrastructure
    Dr.K C Manjunath Professor
    Dr.K Gourav Assistant Professor
    Dr.M S Ganesh Prasad Vice Principal and Professor
    Dr.Naveen B O Assistant Professor
    Dr.Punith B Kotagi Assistant Professor
    Dr.Y M Manjunath Professor
    Hema H Assistant Professor
    Jayanth K Assistant Professor
    Kanchana M S Assistant Professor
    Madan Kumar L Assistant Professor
    Pooja P K Assistant Professor
    Roopa N Assistant Professor
    Srirashmi S Assistant Professor
    Syeda Shabista Parveen Assistant Professor (FTC)
    T H Sadashiva Murthy Associate Professor
    Vadiraj Rao N R Assistant Professor
    Vedapradha R Assistant Professor

    Faculty list

    For a list of Faculty Members of Civil Engineering Department Click Here


    The Department of Civil Engineering has 13 well-equipped laboratories including two research centres with state-of-the-art instruments and facilities.


    For those candidates who have performed exceptionally but may not have the resources to pursue an education at NIE, we have a scholarship programme that can cover a portion of the tuition fee.

    Click the Application Here


    Get a glimpse of all the latest lectures, seminars, and other programmes conducted by the department.

    Title of Seminars/Conferences Resource Person Date
    5 days FDP on “The joy, Opportunities and Challenges in Field Hydrological Research” in association with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, Global Institute for Water Security and University of Saskatchewa, Canada Dr. P. N. Chandra Mouli Dr. Yusuf Javeed & Dr. R. Yadupathi Putty 02-11-2020 and
    5 days FDP on “Research Opportunity in Civil Engineering” Dr. H. S. Prasanna; Dr. K. Gourav; Dr. Punith B Kotagi & Mrs. Vedaprada 09-09-2020 and
    Career opportunities & Guidance (Post covid-19 scenario) Dr. H. S. Prasanna; Dr. Anand M H & Mrs. Vedaprada 13-07-2020 and
    Satellite Photogrammetry and its Applications Dr. M. S. Ganesh Prasad 29-06-2020 and
    Recent Advances in Geotechnics for Infrastructures RAGI-2020 Dr. H. S. Prasanna 14-05-2020 and
    Design SAFE-2019 Dr. G. S. Suresh 23-11-2019
    Presentation On ground Improvement Techniques CEA 29-10-2019
    Industry Outreach Programme on practical approach to Construction technology Dr. G S Suresh & Dr. H S Prasanna 03-04-2019
    Introduction to Construction Risk Management Dr. Madan Kumar L 18-02-2019 and
    Recent Advances in Geotechnics for Infrastructures RAGI-2018 Dr. H. S. Prasanna 03-03-2018
    Title of Workshops/Training Programmes Resource Person Date
    Report on Workshop / Training Programme “Survey Camp” 21st February to 1st March 2023 organized by Dept of Civil Engg. 21-02-2023 and
    Report on 3 days Workshop on “Floodplain Analysis and Mapping by DHI Tools” , 15th to 17th September 2021. organized by Dept of Civil Engineering. 15-09-2021 and
    “Hillslope Hydrology and Field Research” Dr. P. N. Chandra Mouli ; Dr. Yusuf Javeed & Dr. R. Yadupathi Putty 09-01-2020 and
    Industry Ready competency Dr. K C Manjunath& Dr.H S Prasanna 23-12-2019 and
    Risk Management and Construction Safety Mr. Madan Kumar L & Roopa .N 28-11-2019 and
    ABACUS Dr. N C Balaji 21-11-2019 and
    ACC one day Workshop on blended Cement Dr. N. Suresh & Dr. N. C. Balaji 22-12-2017
    International workshop on Trans-boundary water sharing –Issues and concerns Dr. P. N. Chandra Mouli ; Dr. Yusuf Javeed & Dr. R. Yadupathi Putty 01-04-2017
    One day training program on “ISRO Satellite Remote Sensing Based Societal Applications on the Web” Dr. M. S. Ganesh Prasad 27-10-2016
    One day Training programme on LUSAS Software Dr. Gourav K & Dr. G. Saranagapani 15-11-2016
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    The Department of Civil Engineering has several achievements under its belt via successful collaborations with International Universities and Research and Development (R&D) projects.

    • NBA granted Tier-1 accreditation to the Undergraduate Programme B.E. in Civil Engineering (2020-21 to 2022-23)
    • NBA granted Tier-1 accreditation to the Postgraduate Programme M. Tech. in Hydraulics Engineering (2017-18 to 2020-21)
    • NBA granted Tier-1 accreditation to the Postgraduate Programme M. Tech. in Structural Engineering (2019-20 to 2021-22)
    • The Building Fire Research Centre (BFRC) accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratory (NABL), Department of Science and Technology, in the discipline of Mechanical Testing
    The department has collaborated with prestigious institutions, companies, and international universities for research projects and other programmes over the years. Here's a glimpse :
    • McMaster University, Canada
    • University of Kassel, Germany
    • University of British Columbia
    • Northern Water Problems Institute, Russia
    • Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
    • Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
    • University of Alberta, Canada
    • South East Asian Network for Disaster and Environmental Engineering, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    • Prof. N. Suresh, Professor, Department of Civil Engg. (NIE) was granted a patent for the invention “Experimental Evaluation of Flexural Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Subjected to Sustained Elevated Temperature”. Patent was applied on 9th April 2018 and Patent Granted on 5th July 2021.
    • Prof. T. H. Sadashiva Murthy, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engg. (NIE) was granted a patent for the invention “Recycled Brick Powder Composition for Masonry Block and A Method for Synthesizing the same”. Patent was applied on 9th December 2014 and Patent Granted on 10th June 2021.
    • Dr. N. C. Balaji, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engg. (NIE) was granted a patent for the invention of the “Double Guarded Hot Box” as part of his Ph.D work at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The invented apparatus has wide use for measuring thermal transmittance characteristics of building envelope systems. Patent was applied on 30th May 2011 and Patent Granted on 30th March 2021.