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The Civil Engineering Department was started in the year 1962 as one of the first branches in P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya with an intake of 40. The department has carved a niche for itself by offering the most competent instructional programs to the students. The department is running an undergraduate programme with an intake of 120 and it has started PG in CAD Structures with an intake of 18 in the year 2004. The department has been recognized as research centre under VTU, Belgaum.The department is accredited by NBA, New Delhi for five years (2004-2009). Number of graduates already comes out from the department amounts to 1726 till date. Number of post graduates churned by the department is. The department is well equipped with laboratories, computing facilities, independent library and other infrastructure. The department has well qualified and experienced teaching faculties. The department also takes up consultancy work pertaining to civil engineering. Planning, structural design of buildings, testing of materials, soil investigation are part of the departmental activities.

Dr. Gopisiddappa
Ph.D
Professor & HOD
Dept. Of Civil Engineering
PESCE, Mandya.

Academic Programs:

Bachelor of Engineering, M.Sc (Research)/ Ph.D The programme focuses on training undergraduate students in the field of Civil Engineering.


Post graduate courses (M. Tech.): Computer Aided Design (CAD): The programme focuses on training postgraduate students in the field of Structural Civil Engineering.


Academic Research The Department has been recognized as a research center and qualified students can register for M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research and Ph. D programmes. They will be governed by the regulations prescribed by the visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum from time to time. At present five students are doing Ph. D and one is doing M. Sc. (Engg.) by research. The following are a few areas of interest in which the specializations are available for carrying out research in the department.


  • Environmental Engineering - Water quality, wastewater treatment, industrial waste treatment, Air quality modeling, Physical modeling (Wind tunnel simulation studies).
  • Structural Engineering- Composite material, aerodynamic effects on structures (aerodynamics study).
  • Geotechnical studies- Environmental Geotechnology. Hydrogeology, sedimentology, geophysics, Environmental geology.
  • Transportation Engineering- Highway design, highway materials.