About the Department
The Department of Civil Engineering, since its establishment in 1960 has been at the forefront of teaching in the field of Civil Engineering. Currently, the Department admits 60 candidates for the Under-Graduate programme. In its regular academic programme, the department offers basic B-Tech course in Civil Engineering which includes Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Engineering Geology. The course makes the students capable in identifying, formulating and solving civil engineering problems that meets specified performance, cost, time, safety and other quality needs and objectives with professional and ethical responsibility. The laboratories are well equipped with the state of the art instruments. The projects offered are in keeping with the needs of the industry and the recent advancement in the technical field. The Department provides research and consultancy services to various public and private sector organisations, and receives research and modernization grants from DST Bihar, MHRD, and AICTE. The Civil Engineering department has recently been assigned projects of HUDCO in which low cost housing in rural and urban areas are being constructed. One such low cost housing building in the institute funded by HUDCO serves as an example to the public living in rural and urban areas of Bhagalpur. The department also serves as a state technical agency to the ministry of rural development, Government of India.