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 30 years, 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, Mysuru, L Nagaraja – Chief of New York Metro Transport Services, and C N Nagaraj, who post M.Tech. from IIT-Chennai, 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 OYO Rooms, Brigade Group and TCS Ltd.

The department is committed to keeping up with industry standards. In line with this, the syllabus for the academic year 2019-’20 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, Former Chief (Airport and Ground Aids), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO),Montreal, Canada.
  • A N Prakash, CEO, ANP Construction Project Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore
  • Yashavanth Anantharaj, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, SYConE CPMC Pvt Ltd., Bangalore
  • Programs

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


    M.Tech. in Hydraulics Engineering M.Tech. in Structural Engineering


    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.

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    Resources & Infrastructure

    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.

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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.