The Department of Civil Engineering is active in consultancy, research and testing in the field of Civil and Construction Engineering. The department is an approved research centre of University of Kerala from the year 2000 onwards and APJ Abdul Kalam Technology University.
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.
To act as a water technology incubator for developing, fine tuning, and disseminating actions to address water related issues.
Networking with other Science & Technology institutions and hence provide R&D input to water and environmental management
Develop sophisticated water technology and computational labs
Development of experimental setups
Develop and conduct short term training programmes
Publish and create awareness on key issues of water
Knowledge transfer, capacity building and extension activities
To take up demand driven consultancy assignments
Some Focus areas
Remote Sensing and GIS applications for natural resource management
Climate change and its impact on hydrology and hydrologic extremes
Integrated river basin/watershed management
Water quality modeling
Water quality monitoring and assessment
Design of water and waste water treatment systems
Water management plans
Soil and water conservation
How it functions?
Sign MoU with academic institutions/scientific research organizations for collaborative research and actively involve in it
Take up research and consultancy projects
Ensure student participation in research projects
Conduct certificate courses (training) to students (by charging a nominal fee)
Long term goal
Starting PG course (interdisciplinary character- water and environmental engineering)
Dr. Adarsh S.
Water Resources Engineering
Dr. Muhammed Siddik A.
Prof. Mamatha M.
Prof. Sruthi R.Krishnan
Dr. J. Udayakumar
Dr. Priya K. L.
Dr. Indu M. S.
Prof. Athul M. Madhu
Water Resources Engineering
The department has well equipped laboratories for offering laboratory courses, and undertaking projects. Some of the facilities include Computational Lab, Water Research Lab and Environmental Engineering Lab. Volumetric analysis, gravimetric analysis and instrumental methods are practiced in the experimental laboratories. Some of the facilities available in the department are given in the table.
Environmental Engineering Lab
Water Research Lab
ANSYS (with CFD component)
Water Quality Analyser
STAAD (water and wastewater modules)
R packages for statistical hydrology
Settling column facility
Hot Air Oven
Jar Test Apparatus
Double distillation unit
Particle Image capturing system
Dr. Indu MS, Degradation of industrial wastewater using hybrid electrocoagulation- photocatalytic oxidation system (CERD) 2017-2020
Dr. Priya K.L. Studies on the dynamics of suspended sediments in a deep estuary on the south west coast of India (TEQIP) 2018-2019
Prof. Athul M Madhu, Development of Water Quality Index for the Assesment of Trophic status of an estuarine system (TEQIP)(2019-20)
Prof Athul M Madhu Development of Trophic State Index for Freshwater and Brackish lake Ecosystem of Southern Kerala (2019-22)
Dr. Adarsh S ‘Finer scale rainfall projection for Kerala meteorological subdivision by statistical downscaling of GCM simulations (CERD Kerala) (2013-16)
Dr. AdarshS, Dr. Muhammed Siddik A, UG R&D Project of IE (India)-Developing sub daily IDF curves for urban cities in Kerala meteorological subdivision using Multivariate Empirical Mode Decomposition and scaling theory (2015-16)
Dr. AadrshS, Dr. Muhammed Siddik A, Research seed money of TEQIP II -An investigation into the percolation of rainwater on permeable pavements using rainfall simulator (2016-17)
“Preparation of Detailed Project Report for the Rejuvenation and Conservation of Thamarachal Lake, Puliyoor” funded by LSGD, Alappuzha (2020)
River rejuvenation of Pamaba river (for Water Resources Department, Government of Kerala )
Design of drainage system for Residential Apartment as part of the Care Home Project, Kadakkal
Kerala Water Authority
Research Profile Statistics – At a Glance
No. of Scopus publications by faculty in last 5 years – 21
No. of SCI publications by faculty in last 5 years – 38
Number of SCI publications through foreign collaborations in last year - 6
No. of publications in international and national conferences in last 5 years – 144