Program Overview

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Ph.D. in Civil Engineering – Program Overview

A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering is a doctorate level degree program that focuses on advanced study and research in the field of Civil Engineering. The program covers a range of topics such as structural engineering, water resources engineering, construction engineering and management, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and environmental engineering and remote sensing and GIS.

The program typically includes coursework, research and a dissertation. Coursework covers advanced topics in the field and provides students with a deep understanding of current trends and developments. Research projects are usually focused on developing new solutions to real-world problems in the field of Civil Engineering. The dissertation is a written document that showcases the student’s original research and findings.

Graduates of a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering program will have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in academia, research and development, consulting or government. They may work as professors, researchers, or technical experts in their field and can also contribute to the advancement of the field by conducting cutting-edge research and developing innovative solutions to complex engineering problems. External collaborations with industry and government laboratories are encouraged. Ph.D. research scholars are supported by the department to present their work at many key conferences around the world. The graduates go on to conduct independent basic or applied research, with careers in academia, industry and government.

CoursesYear of Establishment Sanctioned Strength Curriculum
Civil Engineering2015-1610click here

Research Areas

The Faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering are experts in numerous disciplines and are involved in following research areas:

Water Resource Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering Management


To impart quality education to civil engineering graduates by keeping pace with rapidly changing technologies and to create professionals through teaching-learning and research with capabilities of accepting global challenges who shall maintain integrity to serve society keeping respect for the environment.


To produce competent and quality conscious civil engineers with civic sense to strive for sustainable solutions and endeavor future engineers for excellence in all aspects to meet global standards and educating them for innovative thinking with relevance to professional career and entrepreneurship with industrial and social interface.