Department of Civil Engineering

Sustainable Infrastructure with disaster free management

The Department of Civil Engineering

Is for students...

who opts to inculcate skills and to master in the field of infrastructural development. Students should possess basic analytical skills to get exposure in emerging technology and to develop software tools for planning and designing of construction project.

To Become...

  • Engineers in Public and Private sector units
  • Entrepreneurs / Developers and Consultants in Civil Engineering domains – Residential, Commercial buildings, transportation systems, water supply and waste disposal networks

The Department of Civil Engineering was incepted in the year 2013 with a sanctioned intake of 60 students, Dr. S K Prasad is heading the department with experienced and dedicated faculty members having different specializations in Civil Engineering.

Six faculty members in the department are having doctoral degree, eight faculty members are working for Ph.D  and three others are in the process of registering for Ph.D

The department is committed towards achieving excellence in technical education so as to produce competent and confident engineers.

The faculty members take personal care, counsel the students and motivate them at regular intervals. Further, the parents/guardians are informed about their attendance and progress of their ward. Tutorial classes & remedial classes are conducted to encourage the slow learners. Personality development and English communication classes are also conducted.


The Department of Civil Engineering will develop socially responsible civil engineers through quality education keeping pace with emerging technologies.


The Department of Civil Engineering will,

DM1: Provide quality education emphasizing on emerging technologies through competent staff and modern facilities
DM2: Imbibe logical thinking ability, communication skills, professional ethics, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities
DM3: Promote research for sustainable development
DM4: Establish collaborations with industry and academic institutions for mutual benefits

Dr. S K Prasad
Professor & Head BE, M.Tech (IIT Kanpur), Dr. Engg. (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

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    Course Duration (years)
    Students Placed

    Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)

    Graduates of the program will,

    PEO1. Continue to upgrade knowledge with constantly emerging technology in Civil Engineering
    PEO2. Inculcate technical, managerial and soft skills to handle the complex situation in executing the Civil Engineering projects
    PEO3. Pursue higher education and interact with industry to excel in the field of interest

    Program specific outcomes (PSO)

    Students graduating from the Department of Civil Engineering will

    PSO1. Recognize the appropriate technology to deal with water and waste Management systems.
    PSO2. Demonstrate professional responsibility in recognizing the need for residential, commercial building and transportation projects.

    Program Outcomes (PO’s) based on NBA graduate attributes

    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, 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 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 Multi-disciplinary environments.
    12. Lifelong learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

    Teaching Staff

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    Dr. H S Dayananda
    Head - Training-TAP B.E.(CE), M.Tech., (Env. Engg.), Ph. D.,
    Dr. S K Prasad
    Professor & Head BE, M.Tech (IIT Kanpur), Dr. Engg. (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Dr. Umesha P. K
    Professor B.E.(CE), M.Tech., (Civil Engineering -Structures), Ph. D.
    D P Mahesh
    Associate Professor B.E.(CE),M.Tech., (Env. Engg.)
    Dr. Shilpa B S
    Associate Professor B.E.(EV), M.Tech., (Env. Engg.), Ph. D.,
    Sharmila A
    Assistant Professor B.E.(EV),M.Tech., (Env. Engg.)
    Kanmani S S
    Assistant Professor BE, M.Tech., (Structural Engg.)
    Arjun V
    Assistant Professor BE, M.Tech., (Structural Engg.)
    Anjan B K
    Assistant Professor BE, M.Tech., (Structural Engg.)
    Manoj P
    Assistant Professor B.E.(CE), M.Tech.
    Girish P
    Assistant Professor Msc.,(Geology)
    Dr. Rajeeth T J
    Assistant Professor B.E.(CE), M.Tech.(Industrial Structures)
    Chethan L
    Assistant Professor B.E.(CE), M.Tech.(Geotechnical Engg.)
    Raghavendra S Sanganaikar
    Assistant Professor. B.E, M. E. (Highway Engineering)
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.
    Sushmitha G S
    Assistant Professor B.E, M.Tech.

    Non-Teaching Staff

    Rangegowda G R
    Foreman M.Sc
    Bharath Kumara
    Instructor B.E (CE)
    Instructor B.E (CE)
    Sukhesh M K
    Assistant Instructor Diploma CV

    Past Events

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    Year Wise Placements

    See the list of campus selected students in the previous years below:

    Placement, Higher studies and Entrepreneur Details (2016-17 to 2018-19)




    Basic Materials Testing Lab – equipped with Analog Universal Testing Machine (100Ton), Vickers’ Hardness Testing machine, Digital Impact Testing Machine, Brinell Cum Rockwell Hardness Testing machine, Torsional Testing Machine and Flexural tile Testing Machine.

    Surveying Lab – Equipped with sophisticated Theodolite and Total station.

    Geology Lab – Equipped with mineral samples including rock and ore forming, Structural Models and Geological Maps

    CAD Lab – Equipped with new higher-end computer systems (76Nos), Autodesk Autocad and STAAD Pro V8i Software with 25 KVA online UPS.

    Hydraulics and Hydraulics Machinery Lab – closed circuit lab equipped with Centrifugal Pump, Pelton Wheel, Kaplan Turbine, Venturimeter, Hydraulic Flume and Bernoulli’s Apparatus and many more.

    Geotechnical Engineering Lab – Equipped with Direct Shear Test Apparatus, Tri-axial Test Apparatus, CBR Test Apparatus, Unconfined Compression Tester, Permeability Test Apparatus, Vibratory Sieve Shaker, Auger and Standard Penetration Test to meet both academic as well as consultancy works.

    Concrete and High way Materials Testing Lab – Equipped with Compression Testing Machine – 2000kN, Impact Testing Machine, Flexure Testing Machine – 100kN, Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine, Rebound Hammer, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Tester, Self Compacting Concrete Apparatus to meet both Academic as well as Consultancy works.

    Environmental Engineering Lab- Equipped with UV-VIS, Spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Turbidity meter, TDS-Conductivity meter, COD Digester, high volume air sampler, Respirable dust sampler and handy sampler and sound level meter.

    Seminar Hall

    Seminar Hall fitted with AC and audio visual equipment

    Research Center

    Department has a recognized VTU Research Center

    Class Rooms

    Lecture halls equipped with multimedia Projectors , CCTV & impartus Video Lecture recording

    Tutorial Rooms equipped with multimedia Projectors , CCTV & impartus Video Lecture recording

    HOD’s Room, Faculty Rooms & Department Office

    Department Library

    Established Dept. Library to cater the needs of students with more than 1400+ volumes

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    Dr. S K Prasad
    Professor and Head
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering
    P.B.No.206, Gokulam III Stage,
    Mysuru – 570002, Karnataka, INDIA
    Phone: 0821 4276290
    Fax: 0821-2510677

    Construction Skill Center


    To enhance the Practical skills of the students, Construction skill center was established on 09/12/22 and since then the students are getting trained in various aspects of civil engineering field

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    RC & STEEL Modelling

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    RC & STEEL Modelling

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    RC & STEEL Modelling

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    RC & STEEL Modelling

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    Three Day Online Training Programme on “Futuristic Research in Disaster Resilience”

    Greetings from the Department of Civil Engineering, VVCE. Research Studio, Department of Civil Engineering, VVCE and National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi jointly organise Three Day Online Training Programme on “Futuristic Research in Disaster Resilience” on the account of Birthday celebrations of James Maxwell and Thomas Young. Eminent speakers

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    Gate Training 2023

    Gate Training 2023

    Around 200 students registered for the 6 weeks training with more than 50 sessions. The inauguration was done on 24/09/23 by Dr. Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor, VTU, Belagavi and Dr. G Dodagoudar, Prof, IIT Madras, Chennai.

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    IGS Student Chapter


    National Workshop on “Recent Advances in Geotechnics for Infrastructure (RAGI 2022)” on 28.05.2022 was organised at VVCE, Mysuru. 431 students from various colleges, Professionals attended the event

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    Industrial Visit

    Industry Visit-6

    Visit to Harangi Dam by 3rd semester students on 15/02/23

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    Industry Visit-5

    Visit to Different RCC Sites by 5th semester students on 19/01/23

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    Industry Visit-4

    Visit to Terra Brick works by 5th semester students on 19/01/23

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    Industry Visit-3

    Visit to HSG True Concrete plant by 5th semester students on 19/01/23

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    Industry Visit-2

    Visit to Doora water treatment plant by 5th semester students on 29/12/22

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    Nirmaan Club


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    Nirmaan Club Activities

    Practical Aspects of Civil Engineering (PACT-2023) by ACCE(I), Mysuru to 8th semester students on 14/03/23

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    Research Studio

    Emotional Intelligence for Wellness and Mindfulness

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    Drone Application

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    Drone application

    Drone Application in Civil Engineering by CDSpace Robotics to 8th semester students on 10/03/23

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    Clean Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development.

    Department of Civil Engineering in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Australian National University and Women in ISHRAE, Mysore Chapter organized Focus Group workshop on “Clean Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development”. Resource persons were,Dr. Sotiris Vardoulakis, Prof, Australian National UniversityDr. Shiva Nagendra S M, Prof, IIT Madras  Dr. K S Lokesh,  Former Registrar, JSS

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    Susthira Activities

    One Week- World Environmental Day celebration from 04/06/22 to 08/06/22

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    Admissions for 2021-22 now open.
    CET Code: E071 | COMED-K Code: E147
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