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Achievements:

  • 2nd Runner up in TECHKRITI’s Bridge Designing Competition hosted by IIT Kanpur. The team had to build bridge using spaghetti and glue.
  • 1st Runner up in Paper presentation on Transportation Engineering at RACE-2016 held in SVNIT, Surat.
  • 1st Runner up at National Level Project Competition at L. R. Tiwari College, Mira Road.

Overview of Civil Engineering

Engineering, Construction & Architecture professionals build the “human-built environment” such as transportation, residential, industrial, commercial, water supply, power, healthcare & communications infrastructure. These professionals shape the way we live, we eat and we travel. Our laboratories for the Civil stream are full equipped to help students assimilate the concepts holistically, hands-on.

A rare feature in Engineering colleges is a wind tunnel. A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects. Our College has set up of Wind tunnel for Civil engineering department. This set up is used to study of wind effect on design of building.

Course Overview

Our four-year full-time course culminates in a Mumbai University B.E. degree in civil engineering. Our course aims are producing competent Civil Engineers who are not only experts in the field of The course blends basic science, mathematics & engineering theory with practical visits to construction sites, highway projects, airports and dams.
At the end of the course, you will be ready to join the industry as an Engineering professional or to continue post-graduate studies in Engineering, Technology or Management.

You will benefit from our integrated style of learning and teaching through a variety of methods including laboratory classes, project work and fieldwork. Working in ‘real’ situations will help broaden your experiences and will expose you to a wide range of problems and influences. Fieldwork ranges from the survey field course in your first year, the construction site field course in the third year to fieldwork associated with many of the projects in the third and fourth years.

Faculty overview

Our faculty are qualified, professionally experienced and have excellent visibility of the trends in the field of Civil Engineering.

Our faculty have well-rounded knowledge and experience in imparting knowledge, not only in the core discipline of Civil Engineering but also related disciplines and subdisciplines such as structural engineering, transportation engineering, GIS, environmental engineering, etc.

Our faculty engage in inter-disciplinary research, present papers and publish books frequently, thus expanding their academic horizons. They are also adept at using lab and workshop equipment.

WORKSHOP

Trends in Advanced Construction Techniques and Management

One week short term training program was planned by the Civil Engineering Department. The sessions were planned to cover three areas viz. New Technology, Modern Equipments and Management Techniques. Experts in their respective fields were invited for various topics covered in the entire week.

GUEST LECTURES

Fluid Mechanics

Expert lecture on Fluid Mechanics was conducted by Prof. Venkatesh Bagal, from D. G. Sanghavi College of Engineering. Prof. Bagal spoke on fluid kinematics which helped students to understand concepts like flow net, steamline, potential line, stream function and potential function. He also elaborated the use of aforesaid concepts in industries.

Engineering Geology

This lecture gave an insight in understanding the use of Engineering Geology by studying the various rocks and minerals present in the earth crust and how they are useful in mining like coal, aluminium, bauxite and petroleum products like tar mineral oils and gases. This soil exploration data helps in drilling operation and extraction of various rocks and minerals and other natural treasures present in the earth crust.

Airport Engineering

An expert lecture was organized to give the students an idea of planning, designing and constructing an airport. Mr. Devendra Mokal from CIDCO was invited. Presently he is working as an in-charge of the Navi Mumbai International Airport. He spoke about planning issues which was seen during execution of the project. Also the actual plan and
designing of NMIA was discussed.

Public Transportation Planning and System

Expert talk by Dr. Gaurang Joshi was scheduled for the students of final year on Public Transportation, Planning and System to give students an understanding of the subject with in-depth knowledge. He covered various aspects of public transportation systems, their suitability & advantages and the planning criteria. The session also included a case study of various public transport modes in various cities of India.

Traffic Engineering

An expert talk was scheduled for the third year students on the topic of Traffic Engineering by Dr. Shriniwas Arkatkar, who is involved in various national level research projects financed and supported by Indian Road
Congress, CSIR and Delhi (MHRD). The session was arranged to grow the interest of students in research and development field, specially, in transportation sector which is an emerging sector for civil engineers in Mumbai region. Students were exposed to the fact of the present scenario and their solution.

Concrete Technology

The students of second year have been learning Building Material and Construction along with concrete technology which is a need of every civil engineer. The session by Prof. Vikrant Kothari was scheduled to give a detailed knowledge of changing trends in concrete usage throughout the world. He discussed various modern techniques of concreting and also some special concretes.

INDUSTRIAL VISITS

Site visit to Automatic Tile Manufacturing Plant

The visit was conducted with the aim to give knowledge of production of concrete tile and manhole cap, paver block, texture tiles etc. with the help of automated technology. It is a complete computerized unit where in it takes the composition of aggregate, sand, cement and water directly from the input given to the computer.

Site Visit to Water Treatment Plant

Third year students of Civil Engineering were taken for site visit to Shahad Temghar Water Treatment Plant. They were informed about total treatment process from source of water to capacity of the treatment plant. Students were also taken to the location of the site where they saw the quality of water before treatment and after treatment. This treatment plant treats 280MLD of water every day and supplies to Thane, Bhiwandi, Bhayandar and 134 villages. The treatment process include pre-chlorination of water to kill bacteria and fungus for which they give the chlorine dose of 18 kg then poly aluminium chloride is used as coagulant with a dose of 2.5 ppm.

After the aforesaid the water passes through flocculation process where turbidity of water is removed after detention time of 3 hours. This is followed by the water being sent to filtration process where it is filtered which has 22 filter beds and thereafter water goes for post chlorination process where 36 kg of chlorine dose is given and water sample is collected and tested in their laboratory for pH, turbidity and Residual chlorine content.

Site visit to Kalyan Railway Yard

Civil Engineering students were taken to Kalyan Railway Yard for an insight into the operations of a railway yard. Here, students were able to see various component of railway engineering like diamond crossing, car shed, rail section, sleepers, holding devices, fish plates, signal control and systems. The visit was conducted to enhance the theoretical knowledge of the students grasped by them in the class.

Site Visit to CIDCO

To get the knowledge of actual practice, a site visit was arranged for the participants of STTP at Kharghar. The visit was arranged at Navi Mumbai Metro Rail Project which was going through the construction phase during the time when STTP was conducted. The project of Navi Mumbai Metro Rail is been put up by CIDCO which would be running from Kharghar to Taloja.

Three Day Project Survey

The first step of any construction project like road, building, bridge, dam, canal, water and sewer line is to find the ground profile. For this study, the students were taken to Igatpuri where they learnt how to lay and draw L-section, C-section, contouring and radial contouring. A 4 hour workshop on Spatial / Visual intelligence was also a part of their 3 day visit.

The visit was surely an enlightening experience for the students in which they were enriched with practical aspects about the setting out of buildings, foundation reinforcement details and the quality standards maintained at a construction site. The need for such brainstorming visit was well realized by each of them.

This visit was very informative and the students were enriched by good learning experience. Such interface enables students to analyze and understand the ever changing dynamics in the field. These visits provide students with adequate exposure in tackling live problems encountered in the working of an industrial entity.

Site visit to Versova Sewage Treatment Plant

Site visit for Final Year Civil Engineering students was planned at Versova Sewage Treatment Plant. Student first visited Versova Sewage Pumping Station at D.N.Nagar, Andheri (W.) which collects sewage from sewer lines providing services to Andheri, Vile Parle and Jogeshwari. All the sewage collected from above area is pumped and diverted to sewage treatment plant.

For further treatment at Versova Treatment Plant there are 6 pumping units out of which one is kept as a standby unit. It collects about 180 million litres of sewage water per day .The diameter of incoming sewer line is 1600 mm and outing diameter of pipe is 1400 mm which is pumped by 5 pumping units. The diameter of inlet pipe is 900 mm and outlet pipe is 600 mm .Primary treatment such as screening is provided before it enters the pumping unit. There are specially designed pumps which pumps out solids.

Further students visited Versova Sewage Treatment Plant at Samarth Nagar, Andheri (W.) Mechanical Engineer Mr. Khamkar explained the flow diagram of treatment process and also explained the whole treatment process with function of each unit. He also answered various questions asked by our student. Thereafter they showed the actual site to the student. Versova sewage plant is designed to treat 180 MLD of sewage water. Primary treatment of screening and grit removal is given to incoming sewage by passing it through screen chamber of size 20 mm

which removes floating matter. Then water is passed through grit chamber which removes gritty substances like egg shells and sand. Then water is diverted to 4 lagoons each of capacity 45 MLD.

Industrial Visit to Lavasa City

Lavasa is a planned city being built near Pune in an area admeasuring 25,000 acres. Lavasa is set on the seven hills of Maharashtra in the Mose valley. The city was planned and built as per the principles of ecological sustainable environment and urbanisation. The city is equipped with all the latest means of technologies and facilities, which are being managed by HCC India.

With a zeal to explore the magic of civil engineering and architecture, our 3rd Year Civil Department students visited Lavasa city. The motive behind conducting this visit was to make students experience and discover how as civil engineers, they can sketch and plan a smart city. The students cultured the idea of skillfully planning any place with the use of natural elements and the use of landscape along both the banks of river. They also explored and visualized the technicalities of connectivity of every place by providing large roads with sufficient parking space and large open spaces. They also how elegant residential villas and apartments are designed in a way, which will draw the maximum benefits of natural gifts like sunlight and direction of wind flow.

Further, students were briefed about pre and post development of the project, about Lavasa township spread, basic amenities of Lavasa city and about Dasave Bhandhara, which is a sewage treatment plant which treats all the waste water of Lavasa city and recycles it to use for gardening and construction activities. Students also got an opportunity to meet and articulate with the researchers from Birmingham University who were present there. They gave a first-hand information on the Research and Development taking place at Lavasa city.

Site Visit to Adlabs Imagica for First Year students

Adlabs Imagica is India’s first and only International standard Theme Park, offering fun, action, entertainment, dining and shopping at a single location. Imagica is symbolical to the world of imagination. Here the students experienced the galvanization of technological and mechanical expertise. First year students of our college were taken for a learn-cum-fun visit to Imagica. With this industrial visit, students where highly benefitted where they visioned and got an opportunity to multiply and learn new applications and ideas in engineering concepts and designing of rides and other amusements. With the motive to strengthen students with knowledge, to strengthen their union, awareness and make them experience adventure and fun, this industrial visit to Imagica turned out to be a great learning experience since installation of rides and designing of shows covers all streams of Engineering namely Civil, Electronics, Telecommunication, Computer and I.T.

Site visit to MHADA Construction Site at Virar

Our college has taken an initiative to systematize a site visit to MHADA Project at Virar for 2nd year Civil Department students. The purpose behind this visit was to give intense idea about one of their subjects on Building Materials and Construction. With this site visit, students acquired practical knowledge of various site activities taking place at MHADA such as pile foundation, precast concrete and assembly and with the help of Shirke construction’s site engineer Mr. Sakpal, students acquired the knowledge for understanding the various construction activities.