The TKM Civil Engineering Department which took genesis in 1958 is commended as one of the best Civil engineering Departments in Kerala. The department produces the finest graduates in the state who are highly sought out by the professional community, and offers B.Tech programme which has been accredited by the NBA for 6 years (2016-’17, 2017-’18, 2018-’19, 2019-‘20, 2020-’21, 2021-’22) and M Tech programme for 2 years (2017-’18, 2018-’19). The department is one of the largest in the college with faculty and supporting staff above 50.The Alumni of the department have been well-placed in several prestigious institutions both inside and outside the country.
The department has demonstrated credible academic excellence and many a times the students of the department bagged the first rank in the University of Kerala. Student projects are differentiated into socially relevant, research oriented and academically oriented projects. The department has well equipped labs in all disciplines which cater to the need of the undergraduate and post graduate students.The department has a very efficient advisory system which caters to maintaining the affinity of teacher-parent-student relationship. The department is also a recognized QIP centre of the AICTE for Ph. D. program as well as for the training of faculty from other engineering colleges.
There is interaction of the department with several industries like The Ramco Cements Limited, The Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited, Nirmithi Kendra, K.Lekhmanan & Co., and Steel Industries Kerala Ltd., whose industry personnel gives guest lectures and in association with whom student internships are provided for field experience and training. The Department which is an approved Research Centre of the University of Kerala has always been in the forefront in taking up R&D initiatives and Industrial Consultancy assignments and serves as an authorized testing and consultancy centre for industries and the general public. The major funding agencies for the research and development activities conducted by the department are the AICTE, TEQIP, the Institution of Engineers (India), the Kerala State Council for Science and Technology, and the Centre for Engineering Research and Development.