Civil Engineering was one of the two departments started along with the institute in 1979 with an intake of 60 students. Ever since the department has grown from strength to strength. It has well qualified, experienced and dedicated staff members. In fact it has more senior staff members than any other department in the institute. It is also supported by good number of non teaching staff The department has all the laboratory required to train the students as per the syllabi. The laboratories like Strength of Materials, Concrete, Highway, Geotech, Environmental, Fluid Mechanics and Survey were all established in early years of the department. Now a computer center is added, to train the students in the field of its application. The department also takes up consultancy work as well as testing of materials.