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Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education

B.Tech-Civil Engineering


To be a Centre of Excellence in Civil Engineering through Quality Education and Research.


1. To make the students excel in Core Civil Engineering principles, develop professional leadership qualities,

2. To encourage need-based research with an emphasis on societal considerations.


Started in 1984, the Department of Civil Engineering currently offers B.Tech. in Civil Engineering and M.Tech. in Structural Engineering a. Apart from this, the department offers Ph.D. programmes in all the disciplines of Civil Engineering. The department has performed wonderfully well over the past thirty six years and is now recognized as one of the major departments of excellence at Kalasalingam Academy of Research & Education. To support the students in their practical learning journey, the department has excellent infrastructure with Information & Communication Technology (ICT) enabled, smart and video capturing class rooms, well established laboratories, seminar and lecture halls and a well stacked department library. The department houses highly qualified Faculty members with Ph.D. degrees from National University of Singapore, IITs, Anna University and other reputed institutions. The department faculty members have an international exposure in structural, environmental, water resources, transportation and construction engineering & management. The programme is accredited by NBA under Tier-I category of Washington Accord. The programme is also accredited by ABET, an international accreditation body for engineering and technical education. The Department of Civil Engineering puts massive efforts to deliver uncomparable civil engineering education using advanced teaching pedagogy and learning support for undergraduate students. The department provides state of the art research infrastructure for postgraduate and doctoral candidates. The faculty of the B.Tech- Civil Engineering motivates students to think out of the box on a regular basis. This resulted in the development of Low cost simple Fluoride removal unit for Rural Community by Mr. G. Selva Ganesan, Mr. V. Suriya Prakash which won many awards.


The curriculum is reviewed and revised regularly keeping in mind the latest developments in the field of civil engineering to keep students updated with the global standards. The department also arranges industrial training for students in leading industries such as: L & T Construction Ramapuram, Chennai, Prayojana Constructions, Bangalore, RK Constructions, Bangalore, Tata value homes campus, Mampakkam, Chennai and encourages students to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities to ensure a 360 degree development. Kalasalingam has collaborated with the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, a government body which offers Internship to our students. The department frequently organizes conferences, seminars, guest lectures, workshops, symposiums and training programmes to maximize the impact of classroom education. In addition to this department tie up with industry and obtained KY pipe software for utilization of project purpose. The department has collaboration with UTP, Malaysia under industry/institutional tie-ups.


Centre of Excellence

Centre for Building Materials

The centre for building materials at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education centre promotes the undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral students to pursue their research work in the field structural, transportation, construction etc. The centre aimed to develop and utilize sustainable materials for building construction. The students obtained their TNSCST projects and the faculty member of this centre obtained DST-SEED worth more than two crores which aimed to sensitize the public to know the significance and utilization of geopolymer concrete in building construction. The center has inter, intra collaboration with leading institutes.  The centre offers AICTE faculty training programmes for the faculty members inside and outside the states. This centre has excellent lab facility for doing their research work. This centre promotes the students to publish articles in web of science and scopus indexed journals. The centre offers many consult projects for government agencies and private sectors. The centre developed many community service projects as per their local needs. Students are doing their projects in the domain of life cycle assessment, LEED concept in design etc.

Center for Water Technology

The Centre for Water Technology at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education is aimed to undertake aid, promote and coordinate systematic and scientific work in all aspects of hydrology, water resources engineering and waste water engineering. The centre has collaborations with National and International fronts such as from NIT-AP, NIT Trichy, Victoria University- Australia and UTP – Malaysia. The centre houses several up to date instruments required for all fundamental water, wastewater, air and soil parameter testing and has produced more than 35 peer reviewed research articles in leading journals in the field of hydrology and environmental engineering. The centre has completed or undergoing funded projects worth more than Rs.30,00,000/- . The center also received KYPIPE software worth US$3500 with industry collaboration. The Centre is contributing to societal welfare by providing consultancy support and extension activities with PWD, Madurai, PWD Tirunelveli and Srivilliputhur Municipality. The center promotes interdisciplinary projects involving IT, ECE, Agriculture and Chemical Departments in newer technologies.

Curriculum & Syllabus

B.Tech. Curriculum

2021 Curriculum


2018 Curriculum


2015 Curriculum


Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates of B.Tech.Civil Engineering will able to

PEO#1:Successful careers:Graduates would have embarked on successful careers as Civil Engineers in consulting or constructing firms, government organizations and academia.

PEO#2:Higher studies:Graduates would have pursued or been pursuing higher studies and research program.

PEO#3:Leaders:Graduates would be entrepreneurs and leaders facing market challenges, and lifelong learners for their professional advancement.

Program Outcomes (PO)

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 independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)

Graduates shall demonstrate sound knowledge in analysis, design, laboratory investigations and construction aspects of civil engineering infrastructure.

Graduates shall have a broad understanding of environment, health and safety factors involved in infrastructural development and using modern tools.

Graduates will be motivated for continuous self-learning in professional practice and pursue research in advanced areas of civil engineering involve to offer engineering service to the society, ethically and responsibly.

ABET Student Outcomes (ASO)

ASO1 — An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

ASO2 — An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

ASO3 —An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

ASO4 —An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

ASO5 —An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

ASO6 —An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

ASO7 —An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Research Capability

The faculty in civil engineering department of Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education comprises senior faculty members do their research as per local and regional needs. They are mainly focused their research in the areas of sustainable materials for building construction, developing mathematical model for forecasting rainfall runoff, water resources and environmental system modeling and management, water footprint and climate change studies, development of low cost technology for water and wastewater treatment. Two centre namely centre for building materials and centre for water technology focused their research in the thrust area and encourage and train the undergraduate and post graduate students to address recent issues and come up with innovative solution to satisfy the societal needs. They have guided the students in such a way that to meet the community needs. The center in civil engineering department offers consultancy projects, funded projects



Funded Projects


Key Recruiters

Students Achievement

The students from civil engineering are actively participating in multi dimension namely academics, research, placement and higher studies, sports and culturals. Mr. Vivek Kumar Singh, Kinjal Rohit did their internship in CBRI, Roorkee. Student Karthik selected for doing his project in Hydro Asia 2015 International Research Program held during July 6th 2015 – August 14th 2015 as South Korea. Students G.Selvaganesh and V.Suriya Prakash got DST funded students project worth of Rs 1, 00,000. Students are submitted their works in patent and it gets published. Many of the student batches obtained fund from Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) for doing their project works. Some of the student batches won first prize in TNSCST presentation. The students completed their nptel certificates with ellite score. Our students published 100+manuscripts in renowned journals and 61+ students were cleared IELTS and BEC.
One of our student Vivek Kumar Singh got GATE score and studying in well-known national institute. Our students Kavianandh, Nilesh Balaji, Roshan K S, R.Mariselvam, Mohamed Shafeik, Gowtham, AnadhaKarthi, Balamurugan, Arunkumar, Balasubramanian, Roshan etc., were started their own company and being as an successful entrepreneur. In addition to this, the students are actively participated and achieve in sports event.
One of the student achieved A.R.Prethivirajan Taekwondo/Guinness World Record. Many of the students won prizes in international and national awards in sports. A.S. Siva Prasanna achieved gold medal in international level boxing competition organized by Pondicherry Boxing Club, Pondicherry.R. Devi Sri secured 1st place in state level Judo completion organized by Sports Development Authority of TamilNadu, Virudhunagar. R. Devi Sri secured 1st place in state level Judo completion organized by Sports Development Authority of TamilNadu, Virudhunagar.
Every year students are getting 100 in top leading companies such as Conserve Green building and MEP solution, Tech Mahindra, Geo Adithya groups, Accenture, Elite Engineering and Construction, Spacecraft accoustics etc., After their under graduation, they did their post graduate studies in IITs, NITs, University of Auckland, University of Windsor, Canada etc. Ms. Swathy, Mr. Kalaivanan P, Mr. R K Ragul and Mr. Prakkash Subbu. L has secured admission in foreign Universities in UK, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.