Shelter and Sustainable Environment are the basic needs for all living beings. Civil Engineering takes the pride of providing these basic needs and hence called as the “Mother of all Engineering”. Civil Engineering is the backbone for almost all the infrastructure development. A country’s development is based on infrastructural facilities like buildings, basic amenities, transportation, Communication and IT enabled services. Civil Engineers play a key role in developing and maintaining these systems. The rising competition and increase in population leads to the necessity of sophisticated transport systems, high rise buildings, energy efficient systems etc. Hence a Civil Engineer has to equip himself with innovative thinking, modern technology and problem solving skills by keeping in mind the environmental sustainability. We, the Department of Civil Engineering at Velammal College of Engineering and Technology prepare our graduates to cater the needs of stakeholder at par with the growing challenges of the society.
The Civil Engineering department was established in the year 2011 and it offers one UG course in B.E. Civil Engineering. The program offers Anna University curriculum and value added courses in order to prepare the students as industry-ready products. The department of Civil Engineering is headed by Dr.L.Andal, having more than two decades experience in reputed Institutions like PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. She is also a recognized supervisor for Anna University, Chennai and Peer reviewer for International Journals in the field of Structural Engineering. The department is having well experienced faculty members in various domains of Civil Engineering.
The department is equipped with the state of art laboratories such as Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab, Soil Mechanics Lab, Strength of Materials Lab, Survey Lab, Concrete and Highway Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab and CADD Lab with a total investment of Rs.61 lakhs. Exclusive models are set-up in the laboratories to enhance the understanding of the students and motivate them to learn more. The department has organized various CSIR sponsored seminars and has received DST project grant worth Rs. 27.59 Lakhs. Many of our students have participated in various national project contests and paper presentations and have received many accolades. The department regularly organizes guest lectures, seminars and workshops to make the students to be aware of the present day technologies. The department also promotes the leadership and organizing skills by conducting events like State level paper presentation contest, “CENTAC”. The students were groomed with social centered developments and some of our students actively participated in the Swachh Bharath mission of constructing low cost toilet at Panaiyur Village. The department also takes personal care of the students along with the parents through counseling to develop the student as a holistic person and a responsible Engineer to the society.
The 1st batch of students passed out in the year 2015 have secured 4 University ranks, 2nd batch has 12 university ranks and the success journey continues. The graduates of Civil Engineering have been placed in various companies like CTS, WIPRO, INFOSYS and core companies like CCC and URC Constructions. The student placed in CCC has joined the company at Qatar with a salary package of 12.96 lakhs per annum. Exclusive training is given to students for GATE, banking exams etc. Also graduated students are doing their higher studies in our country and abroad through competitive exams.