Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering, Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RSET), Rajagiri Valley, Ernakulam, Kerala, India. Department of Civil Engineering is one of the forerunner departments of RSET. It was established in the year 2013. The department strives to excel in the areas of academia, research and industry by moulding professionals in the field of Civil Engineering to build a sustainable world. Our department’s mission is to impart quality education and mould technically sound, ethically responsible professionals in the field of Civil Engineering with a broad skill set of creativity, critical thinking and effective communication skills to meet the desired needs of the society within realistic socio-economic environmental constraints.
With the autonomous status of our college, the new Civil Engineering curriculum is designed in such a manner that the student has the freedom to decide the pathway to career progression. With the aid of industry and academia connections, our department offers various activities to the students and the faculty in the form of industry/site visits; expert talks; international level Faculty Development Programs (FDP) and Conferences. Our students prepare themselves to pursue higher studies in engineering and technology; management and related areas and gradually move into teamwork and leadership positions; and to contribute to the development of the profession, the nation, and the society.
The department possesses eminent and experienced teaching faculty with strong publications from their own research activities. Some of our faculty members are Ph D degree holders from IITs with teaching and postdoctoral experience from foreign universities as well. Faculty members have professional affiliations in ASCE, ICI, IGS, IE (India), ISTE etc. Some of the faculty members are Chartered Civil Engineers and Licensed Engineers as well. With the encouragement from the college management, majority of the faculty members are pursuing Ph D in reputed institutes like IIT/NIT/CUSAT/Amrita Vidyapeetham. They have quality publications and consultancy in their field of interest. Faculty members and technical staff are encouraged to update themselves by attending different professional training programs and FDPs. Some of our faculty members are KTU’s doctoral guides in their research areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering etc.
The department laboratories are equipped with modern instruments and machines for different laboratory as well as field tests. We offer various consultancy works in the civil engineering laboratories such as Surveying lab, Material Testing labs, Geotechnical Engineering lab, Environmental Engineering lab, Transportation Engineering lab, Concrete testing lab, Computer Aided Drafting lab and Applied Mechanics Lab.
The department has various National and International Civil Engineering Association’s Student Chapters which include Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and department association like NIRMANA. The ICI Student Chapter has won the ICI Outstanding Student Chapter Award also. Our students participate in various co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities with the aid of these professional bodies.
We are proud to have an alumni community placed both in India and abroad. We have recently conducted an Alumni Meet to interact with our student community. Alumni interactions provide opportunities to our students to enrich their career development and acquire learning exposures. From the stakeholders’ feedbacks, the department upgrades in various Academic, Research, and consultancy works.
As the Head of the Department, I invite you to visit RSET; in particular the Department of Civil Engineering and its various facilities, and staff members. Thank you!
Dr Rajeev Kumar P., Ph D (IITBombay), FIE (I), MASCE, MIGS, MISTE, CEngg (I) Professor & Head