The Department of Civil Engineering is blessed with highly qualified and experienced faculty members who are actively involved in outcome based education and research outreach. Though, these are often narrowed by the limitations in acquiring the funding and establishing the latest laboratory facilities. The department aims to boost the visibility by increase in the number of research publications in reputed indexed international journals and by producing patents.
Many of the faculties have already been serving as reviewers of prestigious international and national SCI/ Scopus indexed journals by publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley Inter Science, ASCE, Springer and the faculty aims to increase their visibility in the research community. The Department aims to enhance the collaborative research with foreign universities and industries by entering into MoUs with many prestigious abroad universities and institutes and organizations of national reputation.
Our research community addresses a variety of exciting problems, different from what has been done before and offers counter-intuitive insights that will challenge established viewpoints. Not only does our research make significant advancements to existing body of knowledge but also enriches the classroom experience. Faculty members undertake research on a wide range of topics. The general work areas of the faculty in the Department can be broadly summarized as:
|Number of faculty in Civil Engineering||33|
|Number of Faculty who are Ph.D. holders in the department||13|
|Number of approved Ph.D. guides in APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University/ University of Kerala||10|
|Total number of Ph.D. students in the department||16|
|No. of SCI publications by faculty in last 5 years||36|
|Faculties of foreign universities collaborating with the department||24|
|MoUs with foreign universities||02|
Centre for Water Resources and Environmental Management (CWREM) is the research centre functioning in the Department of Civil Engineering since 2016 to undertake research and consultancy in the water and environmental engineering field. The centre is actively involved in the research works and started involving in major consultancy works with LSGD Kerala and Kerala Water Authority. Also, the Civil Engineering department entered into a MoU with Kerala Water Authority (KWA) in the last year and the discussions on undertaking consultancy works are in progress. In the computational research field, the faculty attached with the centre could publish in many SCI indexed journals in the last year by involving in research collaborations with faculty of prestigious international universities. Our institute and Department of Civil Engineering have entered into a MoU with Near East University (NEU) Cyprus and University of Tabriz, Iran in the last year. Currently Four Ph.D. scholars are working under the faculty attached with the centre.