Civil Engineering

About Civil Department

A vibrant Department, established in 2012, with the first batch of undergraduate students graduating in 2016, the Civil Engineering department aims to produce graduate engineers equipped for careers in the public and private sector encompassing areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources, transportation, environmental and construction industries. The faculty is well trained in all major specializations of Civil Engineering. Spacious and well equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities are the mainstay of the Department. Frequent visits by professionals from the construction industry and guest lectures by visiting faculty provide practical experience and keep students abreast with the latest advancements. Apart from the syllabus, extra activities like manual modeling and 3D AutoCAD modeling of structures are also conducted. The Department also offers consultancy services for soil testing and concrete testing to construction sites in and around Mangaluru.

"To impart technical education and nurture research in Civil Engineering to meet the needs of the society."

  1. Deliver curricula for students to meet the local, national and global demands of industry, society and research.
  2. Strengthen the skills of students through interaction with industry.
  3. Promote research and consultancy in all aspects of Civil engineering.
  4. Provide skilled training in emerging aspects of design and construction.
  5. Develop in students and staff the spirit of innovation and professional ethics.
  1. To impart to students in depth knowledge of Civil Engineering subjects to solve practical problems using modern techniques.
  2. To develop in students the ability to plan, analyze, design and construct structures from the foundation to the superstructure level with cost-effective design methods.
  3. To develop in students the ability for successful careers as entrepreneurs and to pursue research.
  4. To enable in students the ability to identify issues related to the environment and find suitable solutions.
  5. To train students to understand the ethical responsibility of Civil Engineering profession and apply relevant code for engineering practice while delivering service to the nation.

Graduates in Civil Engineering will be able to

  1. Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, construction technology to the solution of Civil Engineering problems.
  2. Identify, formulate and analyze complex Civil engineering problems.
  3. Design a structural component that meets desired specifications and requirements.
  4. Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and report results.
  5. Apply modern engineering software tools and equipments to model and analyze Civil Engineering structures.
  6. Apply engineering solutions to assess societal, health, safety relevant to the professional engineering.
  7. Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and need for sustainable development.
  8. Apply ethical principles in professional responsibilities.
  9. Function effectively as an individual, member or leader in multidisciplinary activities.
  10. Communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms on constructional projects.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Civil engineering and management principles n their professional endeavours.
  12. Understand the need for independent and life-long learning with the ever change-in-technology.

Graduates in Civil Engineering will be able to

  1. Explore domain knowledge in order to solve real-time field challenges, and to pursue research in novel areas of Civil engineering.
  2. Qualify in the competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Designation Name Qualifications
Designation Name Qualifications
Lab Instructor Mr Fabian Santosh Stanislaus Vaz Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Lab Instructor Ms Pooja Diploma in Civil Engineering
Building Material Testing Lab Survey Lab
Geology Lab Drawing Hall
Hydraulics and Hydraulic machinery Lab CAD Lab
Environmental Engineering Lab Concrete and Highway Materials lab
Department Library Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Batch 2017

Sl.No Name of the Company No. of Students
1 IBM 1
2 Hinduja Global Solutions 2
3 Indian Navy 1
Total 4

Batch 2016

Sl.No Name of the Company No. of Students
1 ANALYTICS QUOTIENT 2
2 ESS & ESS INFRASTRUCTURE 4
3 GULF CONTRACTING 2
Total 8

CIVIL: FELICITATION OF STUDENTS BY MARIAN PROJECTS PRIVATE LIMITED

As per the VTU curriculum, students have undergone Internship in different construction companies across the state. Eleven students of the final Year had undergone their Internship training at Marian Projects Pvt limited for about fourweeks duration. At Marian Construction Pvt. Ltd, therewere about atotal 160 students from six different colleges; students of all different Collegeshad carried out internship and submitted the report on the knowledge gained from the internship site. They learnt about latest type of Formwork, and they were exposed to piling activity as well as construction site activities at two different sites. There were Sessions for all colleges conducted by Mr. Ujwal D’Souza – Director, Marian Projects, Mr. Navneeth - Human Resources, Mr. Sandesh - Purchase Officer, Mr. Anirudh Rao - Project Management Consultant. At the end of Four weeks students had to submit, a Report of the Work carried out at Internship sites.

The Director of Marian, Mr. Ujwal D’Souza, along with his team members scrutinized the Internship Reports submitted by students of six different Colleges and shortlisted the Best Internship Reports. Different Criteria were selected to shortlist the Best Report which included Presentation, Content Covered, Documentation and understanding of Topics covered and Representation of various Topics discussed.

Subsequently, Marian Project Private limited selected our College student’s report as “BEST INTERNSHIP REPORT” to a group of five students and felicitated them by personally coming to the College and handing over certificates /mementoes to them.

Civil: Industrial visit to New Mangalore Port Trust, Panambur

The Department of Civil Engineering organized an industrial visit NMPT Mangaluru on 2nd November 2018 for V Semester students. Three Faculty members (Mr Vijay H, Mr Chitranjan M and Ms Apoorva K V) accompanied a group of 70 students. New Mangalore Port is a shipping port and the visit was aimed to understand the layout of the port and how actually the various processes like halting of the ship, ship/vessel repair takes place. The visit helped the students in enhancing the knowledge and the students were able to practically understand the concepts pertaining to loading & unloading of cargo, berthing of ship, docking etc. Furthermore, it made students to understand the importance of safety required in harbor to avoid accidents.

CIVIL: Industrial Visit to MASTER PLANNERY RURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, PUTTUR

The industrial visit to Master Plannery Rural Development Centre provides an important source of information to students as to how theoretical knowledge is put into action. Master Plannery is a construction company where they focus on Precast Products like Door Frames, window Frames, Decorative Products etc and also help the society by designing low cost houses, Ferro-Cement structures, Interlocks etc. Master Plannery believes that progress must be achieved in harmony with the environment and commitment to community welfare and environmental protection are an integral part of the corporate vision.

CIVIL: MOTIVATIONAL TALK

Motivational talk was organized by the Civil Engineering Students Association - NIRMAN on 23rd October 2018 at 2:00 pm in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. Mr Rudresh M Arer, was the Master of Ceremony. Ms Sanjana Anchan and Mr Gowtham K S, Alumni, Department of Civil Engineering, SJEC were the resource persons. Ms Sanjana Anchan, presently working as Post Graduate Engineering Trainee in Hindustan Zinc Limited, at Rampura Agucha Limited Mines and Mr Gowtham K S, presently working as Junior Detailing Engineer at Aarbbe Structures Pvt. Ltd. Ms Sanjana Anchan started her talk by interacting with students. She informed that, the effectiveness of pursuing M. Tech immediately after UG or may be after few years of employment is the same. She said to choose that specialization for PG studies which is untouched and has good opportunity. She also suggested selecting the specialization, which is offered by very less number of colleges. She motivated students by saying, prepare for Aptitude exams and it will help at one or other place and also said that whatever is studied will never go to waste. She said in her talk, not to lose patience, to be calm during an interview, and not to be overstressed and thus go with the flow. She ended her talk by saying, have backup plans to be successful in life, in case other plans do not work. Mr Gowtham K S delivered his talk on importance of Steel Design, software used for design, detailing of steel structures. He gave information about sds2 software and Tekla Structures. Also gave a brief introduction of Naukri.com. He ended his talk by saying there is lot of opportunities for Civil Engineering graduates. Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD, Faculty and 7th Semester students were present during the talk. The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by Vote of Thanks

Civil: Industrial Visit to Water Treatment plant, Tumbe Dam at tumbe and Sewage Treatment Plant at Kavoor, Mangaluru

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a one day industrial visit to Water Treatment Plant and Intake structure at tumbe and Sewage Treatment Plant, Kavoor, Mangaluru on 12th October 2018 for VII Semester students. Three faculty members Mr. Prashant Kurdekar, Ms. Bhavya and Mr. Ajeeth accompanied a group of 58 students. The main objective of the visit was to make students exposed to the onsite water treatment process, intake structures like jack well and pumping station and make them aware about how various wastewater treatment processes are carried out in the municipal treatment plant.

Civil: NIRMAN - Technical talks on Concrete and Concrete Mix Design & Construction Chemicals

NIRMAN - Technical talks on Concrete and Concrete Mix Design & Construction Chemicals Technical talks on Concrete and Concrete Mix Design & Construction Chemicals were organized by the Civil Engineering Students' Association - NIRMAN along with Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Mangalore Centre, on 25th September 2018 at 2:00 pm in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. Dr Subhash Yaragal, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK and Er Anil Baliga, Proprietor, Concrete Solutions and Engineering Services, Mangaluru, were the resource persons. Dr Subhash Yaragal gave his presentation on the topic Concrete and Concrete Mix Design. He informed the students about the popularity of concrete, few concrete structures, innovative concrete products, ferro cement items, properties of fresh concrete and factors effecting workability. He also explained the mix design of concrete, its objectives, requirements of mix design such as durability, environmental exposure conditions, minimum cement content, maximum water-cement ratio, minimum grade of concrete for different exposures, maximum aggregate size, properties of aggregates and cement. He ended his talk with a quote from Geetanjali written by Rabindranath Tagore Er Anil Baliga delivered his talk on Construction Chemicals. He spoke about, the importance of admixures, its types, recycler plants, batching mixing plant, mechanized transportation of concrete, truck mounted placer boom, typical relationship between loss of strength &air voids in concrete, primary admixture properties, surface treatments, curing compound, structural repairs, water proofing techniques and few case studies. He ended his talk by asking students to become a good Civil Engineer. Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD, faculty and 5th Semester students were present during the talk. The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by Vote of Thanks

Civil: Inauguration of NIRMAN Association

Dr Nalini Rebello welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest. President of NIRMAN presented the annual report of Association Activities for the year 2017-18 and proposed the Chief Guest administered the plan of events for the current academic year. The oath to the Office Bearers. Dr S Shrihariin his speech encouraged the students to take up Professional Engineering courses and also advised to be the members of Institute of Engineers. He spoke about the current climatic changes that are happening across the world and its catastrophic impacts felt all around us and he emphasized the importance of learning different building codes and byelaw to be adopted during construction. He also mentioned that alumni are like resource for the growth of college and their involvement is good for the department and faculty. Dr Rio D’Souza addressed the gathering &informed students regarding importance of OBE and active learning. Meritorious students from each class were felicitated by the guests. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his Presidential Address motivated the students to utilize skill at the right place and at right time. The honorable Chief Guest was felicitated with a memento presented by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza. Mr Aditya Rao, Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. The inaugural was followed by cultural activities by the students.

Inauguration of First Year BE 2018-2019

The inauguration of First Year BE classes for the academic year 2018-19 was held at Kalam Auditorium on Monday, 6 August 2018.

Fr Dionysius Vas SJ, Rector, St Aloysius College and Educational Institutions was the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal-SJEC, Dr Ramananda HS, Coordinator for First Year BE, Dr Vincent Crasta, Coordinator of the Induction programme, and Ms Pramila D’Souza, Convener of the programme, were present on the dais.

Dr Vincent Crasta, Coordinator of the Induction programme 2018-2019, welcomed the gathering.

Addressing the newcomers, Dr Rio D’Souza said, "We, the Management of SJEC are happy to welcome this new batch and their parents. We are thankful to you for selecting our campus for your studies. Definitely we will provide you a wonderful study atmosphere. SJEC not only focuses on the studies, but the academic curriculum also gives value-based education, which is helpful for every student’s personal growth. We want the students to grow with responsibility and with human values. It is a great campus to learn and make a successful career."

Rev. Fr Dionysius Vas SJ inaugurated the ceremony and felicitated the students for their PUC and CET achievements. In his inaugural speech, Fr Dionysius said, "Learning to do, learning to learn, learning to become person of character and learning to live is called education. Today’s world gives three main challenges to students or the young generation. Firstly, it says do not lose your identity. Be original without losing the identity. Secondly, it calls you to be responsible. You are responsible for your own life, family, society and the nation. Thirdly, you need to sacrifice. Without scarifies you cannot achieve milestones in your life.” He further added, “As per my knowledge, SJEC is mainly concentrating on this type of education. That is why every year it succeeds to get talented batches. This college is giving complete freedom to explore, flourish, and extend”.

In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome you all newcomers to this beautiful campus. Our College understands the challenges of the present students and helps them face it and be successful. With an experienced and professional module, SJEC will help the students to meet their educational needs. I invite students to use the modern infrastructure and green surrounding and do well in their studies. If you are not determined to learn, no one will help you and if you are determined to learn, no one will stop you,”

Ms Pramila D’Souza rendered the vote of thanks. Ms Salma Shabnam from the Department of Chemistry and Ms Smitha D’Souza compered the programme.

 

Civil: Workshop on Revit Architecture

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC organized a Two-Day Workshop on Revit Architecture on 9th and 10th July, 2018. The Workshop aimed at providing a platform to enhance knowledge on the software of Revit Architecture. It is a robust design and documentation software application created by Autodesk for architects and building professionals. The tools and features that make up Revit are specifically designed to support building information modeling (BIM) which supports modeling and works on the imported AutoCAD file 2D file to 3D model.

The inauguration of workshop was held at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall on 9th July, 2018 at 9:30 am.  The programme was presided over by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director – SJEC. Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal- SJEC, was the Chief Guest. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Chief of R&D - SJEC was the Guest of Honor. Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering and Ms Vani D, Assistant Professor / Convener of the Workshop were present on the dais. Mr Mithun N Devadiga, Junior Design Engineer, GKW CONSULT GmbH was the Resource Person for the workshop. 

Dr Nalini Rebello welcomed the gathering. Mr Chitharanjan M, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC provided an introduction to the workshop. Dr Rio D’Souza emphasized on the software, highlighting the need of keeping updated with the latest softwares. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his presidential address mentioned about the innovations in technology over the years and requested the civil community to find solutions to prevent failures of the structures.

The inaugural function concluded with a vote of thanks by Convener Ms Vani D. Ms Ivy Savia Dantis, Assistant Professor compered the programme.

After the inaugural function, sessions commenced in the CAD lab with a brief introduction to the software by the Resource Person. There were around 30 participants, including participants from other Colleges, alumni, current VI semester students and Faculty from the Department of Civil Engineering. 

 

Technova 2018: Project Exhibition

The College-Level Final Year BE Project Exhibition Cum Competition, held on 18 May 2018 to evaluate the final year B.E Projects, began by welcoming the judges in the boardroom at 9:00 am. There were 30 judges, 15 external and 15 internal. The members of the Management, HOD’s of various Engineering Departments and the Coordinators were present.

Mr Joel Antony D'Mello, Coordinator, TECHNOVA- 2018 welcomed the gathering and discussed the evaluation criteria for the projects. The HOD’s of various departments along with the Department coordinators escorted the judges to their respective Departments. A brief inaugural program conducted in the respective departments, where the judges were introduced to the students by the coordinators and welcomed florally, after which the evaluation of the projects were carried out in the various labs. Eight judges evaluated Computer Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering projects. Four judges evaluated Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronics projects. Six judges evaluated the projects of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

A cash prize of Rs 5,000/ for the First prize, Rs 3,000/ for Second Prize and Rs 3,000 for Innovative Project were distributed in their respective Departments.

Total of 143 projects were exhibited and evaluated. The exhibition was kept open for parents and visitors till 5:00 pm.

Civil: Industrial Visit to Varahi Hydro-Electric Project

The Department of Civil Engineering organized an industrial visit to Varahi Hydro-Electric Project on 8 May, 2018 for the second year students. A total of 61 second year students participated in the industrial visit, accompanied by three faculty members, Mr Vinod T Dsouza, Ms Apoorva K V, and Mr Sachin U.

The visit was aimed at enhancing the knowledge & visualization of hydro - electric power plant, dam site and hydraulic machines used in power generation. The blue print of the entire power plant along with a video was explained to the students. It was stated that Varahi hydro power plant has an installed capacity of 230MW each at stage I and stage II, contributing a total of 1100MU annually. This consists of 4 x 115 MW Generating Units at Varahi underground Powerhouse and two 4.5 MW units in the power house at the Mani Dam site. The technical specifications of Pelton Wheel turbine used in Varahi hydro power plant were explained to students. Additionally, the practical aspects of control room and the working of the entire power plant, which includes turbine, lubricants used, transformers, nozzle, etc. were explained in detail. The visit helped the Civil students to gain an in-depth practical knowledge on layout of a hydro - electric power plant, dam site and turbines used in power generation.

Civil: Industrial Visit to V&G laboratory, Baikampady & New Mangalore Port, Panamboor

Final year BE Civil Engineering students accompanied by three faculty members visited V&G laboratory, Baikampady as well as New Mangalore Port, Panamboor, Mangalore on 4 May 2018. The visit to V&G laboratory was mainly organised to make aware the students about the use new advanced techniques and equipment's in the industry in addition to their curriculum requirements. A few such equipment's to which the students were exposed to were, Non-destructive testing equipment's such as Reboud hammer, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity method etc. The visit to New Mangalore Port, Mangalore was to meet the purpose of showing certain steel structures, such as Gantry Girders and its functioning, as well as to show the students live examples of boarding of ships through the marked channels near jetty etc. Overall the visit was satisfactory in meeting the expectations of the students.

CIVIL: Visit to Sree Devi College Hostel Construction Site

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a one-day Site visit for the 8th semester Civil Engineering students, on 03/04/2018, to a construction site located opposite Sree Devi College Office, MG. Road - Mangalore. Three faculty members Ms. Apoorva K V, Mr. Chitharanjan and Dr. Nalini Rebello, HOD-Civil Engineering, accompanied a group of 22 students. The site under construction is a site to be used for a hostel intended to have 7+1 floors. Total number of piles that are to be installed at the site are 121 in number of which 46 piles were already installed at the site. The piles are 600mm in diameter and are designed to carry a load of 160T with diameter of 16mm as the main reinforcement.

The water table at the site was at 1m depth and upon excavation, it was noticed that in some places there were soft pockets of soil like Lithomargic clay (Shedi soil) which is a very weak soil. At a few places, piles were installed at a very short depth of 8m and at a few places at deeper depths of upto 17m. Students were able to observe the two locations of piling: In the first one a combination of chisel and bailer were used to excavate the soil mass and water present. The cables were placed on a tripod, which was used for raising and lifting the chisel and the bailer. A 3 m casing was also provided at that particular site. In the second location, the process of pouring of concrete into the borehole with simultaneous jetting of the chisel into the ground was observed. In addition to piling students observed concreting procedure and bar bending for the main reinforcement of the piles. The site visit provided a wholesome experience of construction practices adopted at sites.

Civil: Technical talk on Ready Mix Concrete / Special concretes and Cracks in Buildings.

A Technical talk on Ready Mix Concrete / Special Concretes & Cracks in Buildings was organised by the Civil Engineering Students' Association - NIRMAN along with Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Mangalore Centre, on 28 March 2018 at 11:00 am in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall.

Er Sudhir Shetty, Director, IRC Concrete mix India PVT. LTD Mangaluru and Er Ekanath Andakeri, Structural Engineer, Sigma Consultants, Mangaluru were the resource persons. Er Sudhir Shetty delivered his presentation on the topic Ready Mix Concrete / Special Concretes. He explained the manufacturing process and transportation of ready mix concrete to the construction sites. He also explained about the usage of special concretes names thermal concrete, lightweight concrete, self-compacting concrete and temperature controlled concretes.

Er Ekanath Dandakeri delivered his talk on Cracks in Buildings. He discussed about the various causes and effects of cracks in buildings. He also mentioned about the different types of cracks appearing in the structures.

Faculty members and students of III Semester were present. The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by Vote of Thanks.

Civil: Industrial Visit to Dakshina Kannada Milk Producers Union Limited (KMF), Kulshekara, Mangaluru.

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a one-day industrial visit to Dairy Industry and Dairy wastewater Treatment Plant at Kulashekara, Mangaluru on 24 March 2018 for VIII Semester students who have opted for Industrial Wastewater Treatment as an elective subject. Faculty members, Mr Prashant Kurdekar and Ms Apoorva K V, accompanied the group of 29 students. 

The main objective of the visit was to offer exposure to onsite manufacturing processes and make create awareness of various wastewater treatment processes in the dairy industry. The students were taken to the manufacturing unit, where the processing of milk and manufacturing of other milk products take place. Mr Nagraj, KMF Staff explained the process of collection of milk in the receiving stations, laboratory testing of milk for its quality, pasteurization and sacheting/packing of milk based on its fat content and storage of milk in cold storage rooms. He also explained regarding the manufacturing process of other milk products like curd, ghee etc.

The different treatment processes carried out in the treatment plant were screening, grit removal using grit chamber, biological process like UASBR, aeration process, primary sedimentation, sludge thickening, sludge digestion and sludge drying beds. Mr Raikar, in-charge of the sewage plant explained about the activity happening in the treatment like screening process, aeration process, and sludge handling process etc. He also answered the queries of the students regarding the different treatment processes.

The visit was an enriching experience for students in getting live exposure of manufacturing process and treatment process, which can help them in their academics and future career enhancement.

Civil - EDC: Motivational Talk by Alumni

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a motivational talk under Entrepreneurship Development Cell on 15th March 2018 from 2:15pm to 2:45pm in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall for Final Semester students. Ms Ashmitha Castelino, Alumni of SJEC and Gold medallist under VTU, currently working as Design Engineer, at Roy & Shenoy, Mangaluru delivered the talk. The talk was aimed to motivate students. Ms Vishika, 8th semester student compered the session. Ms Ivy Savia Dantis welcomed the guest with a flower.

Ms. Ashmitha explained the importance of being active and learning details of various aspects during the engineering programme. She said that all the theory especially the derivations that is learnt during the four years is never used in the field. Learning happens  when people start working. She also motivated the students to know the availability and market rates of building materials and also made a mention that students do not understand the importance of talks and other motivation during the Programme and only realise its value after passing out the College. Often times there is a disconnect between reality and what is delivered in class and hence she requested faculty members to take students to construction sites and explain structural details. Dr Nalini Rebello gave the memento to the guest and appreciated her talk.The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by vote of thanks.

Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD and faculty of Civil Engineering department were present during the talk. Mr Vijay H., EDC member of Civil Engineering department coordinated the talk.

Civil: Technical Talk on Financial Management on Live Projects

NIRMAN, the students association of the Department of Civil Engineering organized a technical talk on Financial Management on Live Projects by Prof Raghavendra Holla, Department of Civil Engineering at MIT - Manipal on 12 March 2018 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall for V Semester students.

Prof. Holla spoke about actual application of financial management in site along with examples and showed major aspects of monitoring live project using excel sheet. The talk helped the students in enhancing their knowledge and students were able to practically understand the concepts of management. Furthermore, students understood the difference between theoretical knowledge and actual application in site.

Civil: A seminar on Water Resources, Prevention and Control of Water Pollution

A seminar on Water Resources, Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was organized for high school students of Shubodaya Vidyalaya, Mudushedde on 28 February 2018 by the Department of Civil Engineering of SJEC - Mangaluru under the guidance of Mr Prashant Kurdekar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC.

A team of final year civil engineering student consisting Mishal, Kavya, Chaitra Shetty, Harshitha, Minol, Roger, and Junius delivered the presentation to the school students. The seminar aimed at providing knowledge about the water resources and spread awareness on water conservation, water management, prevention and control of water pollution among the young minds. The students appreciated the presentation and actively interacted to gain more information on water conservation, water pollution and water management.

TIARA-2018

The  National Level Tech Fest TIARA-2018 was held on the 21st  and 22nd  February 2018 at St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. TIARA-2018  was inaugurated at the Kalam Auditorium of SJEC. Mr Ivan Fernandes,  Managing Director and Promoter of Regent Technologies, Dubai and  Mangalore Internet City Pvt Ltd. was the Chief Guest of the  programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, SJEC welcomed the  gathering and introduced the chief guest.

Ivan  Fernandes in his address complimented the students for developing the  innovative inaugural

contraptions  and mentioned that India, being a country of youngsters, its future  depended on the

achievements  of present day youngsters. He called modern day India as a land of  opportunities and spoke about how young entrepreneurs are elevating  their life style with innovation and creativity. He spoke of how  India could assume the role of a leader in technology. He highlighted  few areas such as environmental solutions, sustainable energy,  banking and finance, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and life  sciences that holds potential for growth and mass impact.  Congratulating the students in showing interest to participate in the  various technical events, he hoped that the fest would help them  develop innovations for tomorrow. He asked the students to have big  goals, plan well, and work without fear and with passion.

Fr  Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, presided over the ceremony  and in his presidential address highlighted the need to use  technology wisely and to use technology to bring about harmony and  peace. Highlighting the colossal damage to life style by technology,  he requested the students to keep an eye over the ill effects of  technology.

Fr  Rohith D’Costa, assistant director, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza,  vice-principal, SJEC, along with the conveners of the fest, Franco  Menezes and Reshma K J, were present on the dais. The two-day fest  witnessed the participation of students from across the region in a  series of technical events displaying their technical skills and  competencies.


Department  of Computer Science and Engineering:

The  Department of CSE conducted five events.


PAPYRUS  – PAPER PRESENTATION ON INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY


20  teams participated in the paper presentation competition PAPYRUS.


Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Adikeshavamurthy and Sachin who presented on the topic-  Network Based Severity Prediction System for Potato- Alvas College of  Engineering, Moodabidri.

2nd  place - Shraddha Kamath who presented on the topic-Bat Algorithm  Scheduling Workflow Application in Cloud- Canara Engineering College,  Mangaluru.


EXODIA  – MEGA EVENT

The  mega event EXODIA consisted of 4 rounds which included quiz, treasure  hunt, memory test, and games.


Winners  of the event:

1stplace: AdithyaShetty, DeekshithRaj, AmithD’Silva from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri

2nd  place: NikithaShetty, Rakshitha, Rajarajeshwari from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri


ENIGMA-TECHNICAL  EVENT

The  technical event ENIGMA consisted of 3 rounds which included coding,  technical questionnaire and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Rakshith and Achal from Mangalore Institute of Technology &  Engineering

2nd  place: Pratibha and Adline from St Joseph Engineering College


BLACK  HAWKS – SEMI TECHNICAL EVENT

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the teamwork, effective  communication capability and the ability to solve mysterious cases.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: AkarshD’Mello, Sahana  M Angadi, Yuktha Raman GU from St  Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Arjun Nayak, Reuben Sequeira, Shreya RK from St Joseph  Engineering College, Mangaluru


COUNTER  STRIKE

The  event tested the gaming skills of the participants.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Shobith Shetty, Gowtham, Athish Shetty, Shravan Shetty and  Sushanth Kotian

2nd  place - Nahid, Harshith, Sandeep, Masood and Vinay


Department  of Electrical and Electronics

The  Department of E&E conducted 6 events.

THE  JOURNAL

This  was a technical paper presentation event. The topic for the paper  presentation was ‘Recent Trends in Electrical and Electronics  Technology’. This event focused on bringing out the research and  presenting skills of the engineering students and enabling them to  learn new concepts, which are beyond the syllabus. Some of the topics  presented in this event were solar rains, smart quills, lifi,  nanotube fountain pen, wireless power transmission etc.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Mohammed Arfa & Mr Mohammed Shehzan, AITM ,Bhatkal

2nd  place - Ms  Athira Lakshman SIT, Valachil


INQUISITION

This  was a quiz event. This event aimed at testing the knowledge of the  students on various topics and in various fields.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr. SundeepKamath, Mr. VedanthShenoy & Mr. Nirbhay,Canara  Engineering College, Benjanpadavu,  Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr.  Karan Gupta , Mr. Garry Leroy Pinto &Sujay L Karinja, SJEC,  Mangaluru

 

RACE  YOUR RC’S (MEGA EVENT)

Race  your RC’s is the mega event of Electrical and Electronics  Department. This event is a remote controlled car-racing event in  which the participants fabricate their own car or use a readymade car  and race it against time. This event brings out the ability of the  students to design their own car and encourages teamwork.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Rajath C Kotekar,Shrinivas School of Engineering, Mukka

2nd  place - Mr   Rahul S, Varun Urs &Glenn Shawn, SJEC Mangaluru

 

BOT  HOCKEY

Bot  Hockey is an exciting event featuring bots, which play hockey and try  to score maximum goals to win the event. Teamwork is put to test in  this event.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Mr IrfanAziz  & Mr Adham Noushad , KVG , Sullia

2nd  place – Mr Jevish  Fernandes , Mr Zayan Azad  and Mr Alstan Lewis, SJEC, Mangaluru


PICK  MIX FIX

Pick  Mix Fix was a semi technical event. This event aimed to test the  technical and logical skills of the participating teams as well as  their creativity.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place -  Krishna Ganapathy, Richard mannil Thomas & Nihaad  Mohammed, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Asheeq Khalid, Achyuth Diwaker & Karthik M, SJEC,  Mangaluru


SECONDS  OF SURVIVAL

This  event was a series of time management challenge. This event focused  on testing the team spirit and time management qualities of the  students.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Akhil Nair &  Darshan Ail, SIT, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Akash Lobo & Chirag I P, SJEC, Mangaluru


Department  of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The  Department of E&C conducted 5 events.

ANVESHA

This  was a technical paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Sneha G N, Varshita P J (Alvas Institute of engineering and  technology)

2nd  place: Chaithanya S P, Haripriya R (Alvas Institute of engineering  and technology)


CRAZIOSTACKERS

The  event was semitechnical. The event consisted of 3 rounds which  included audio-visual questions, mathematical puzzles, general  knowledge and aptitude questions and a task, minute to minute task,  technical and memory games.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sai Sagar and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr Ashish Bellur and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


TECH-KNACK

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the participant’s  observation skills and knowledge on digital logic and coding.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Akshatha and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr  Shrijith P and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

 

LOOP  HOLE

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included general knowledge quiz,  fun tasks and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sandeep and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Darrel and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


aMAZEing  (MEGA EVENT)

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Vrashab R, Mr Winston Joel Sequeira, Mr Wilton Daniel  Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Akshay Kumar  and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

 

Department  of Basic Science

The  Department of Basic Science conducted 6 events.

TATVA

The  event was based on the principles of Physics consisting 4 rounds.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Chetan Pinto, Ms Chrystle Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Mr Siddhartha N, SJEC, Mangaluru


CHEMSTORM


This was a  project/model exhibition based on the theme “Science (Chemistry)  and Society”.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Deepak Nayak, Mr Yahya Asadi, SMVITM, Bantakal

2nd  place: Mr Aldrich Rasquinha, Mr Bryan Caldeira, Mr Winston Pais  ,SJEC, Mangaluru


CHEMHUNT


This  was a treasure hunt event, which started from the chemistry lab, and  the hunt ended in the sports field finding the treasure.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Royston D’Cunha, Mr Naveen Fernandes, Mr Prajwal UK,  SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Katherine D’Souza, Ms Deeksha Rao, Ms Melanie D’Souza,  SJEC, Mangaluru


MATHART


This  was a Collage competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Deekshtha,Ms Christal Lobo, Ms Greshal Shalma,  SJEC,Mangaluru

2nd  place –Ms Jaahnavi, Ms Elrica Neha Costa and Mr Jonathan Dsa  SJEC,Mangaluru


CHANAKYA (Mega  event – Quiz)

This  event tested the knowledge of the participants in Physics, Chemistry,  Mathematics, general knowledge, Current Affairs and engineering  field.

 

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mohammad Sinan A S & Mr Sumanth Pai, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Zian Shafi & Ms Sharanya P, SJEC, Mangaluru


PRAYATNA

This  was a paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Astrid Jane Fernandes, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Akash Lobo G, SJEC, Mangaluru



Department  of MBA:

The  Department of Master of Business Administration conducted 3 events.


NEURON

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included defending the  personalities given to them, creating their own product and promoting  it on Facebook and stress interview.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Ms Nishmitha Menezes, SDM College, Mangalore

2nd  place: Mr Adriel Fernandez  of SJEC, Mangaluru


NEBULUS

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included face painting on the theme  “Global Warming”, making a short film on the theme TIARA-2018 and  presenting a PPT on a product.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Adarsh M P and Mr Rohith K, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Tasniya and Ms Swathi M.S, SJEC, Mangaluru



NEXUS

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included solving puzzles, guessing  the correct answer by connecting pictures, treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mythri & Ms Reena dsouza ,SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Ashwika D.K. and Ms Nidhi S, SJEC, Mangaluru



Department  of Civil Engineering

The  Department of Civil Engineering conducted 4 events.


CENTRE  LINE MARKING

The  technical event was open for civil engineering students each team  with three participants. They were asked to mark the centre line on  the ground for the given plan. Judgement was based on the accuracy,  time taken and for the neatness.


Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Mr Jagadeesh, Mr Damodar Shenoy and Mr Rakshith R Shetty of  AIET Moodbidri

Second  Place: Mr Praveen S, Mr Thanesh Shetty and Mr Ashwath H of SSE Mukka


CID  (CIVIL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT)


The  event had two rounds, which included puzzles and solving a crime  scene.

Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Ms B Ishwarya, Mr Sayed Aseem and Mr Mohammed Salman Kachhi of  SJEC, Mangaluru

Second  Place: Mr Melroy D'Souza, Mr Madhusudhan and Mr Akarsh of SJEC,  Mangaluru


INNOVATIVE  MIND

This  was a paper presentation on the topic environmental aspects in  engineering or smart city.

CIVIL: EXTENSIVE SURVEY CAMP 2017-18

The Department of Civil Engineering organized an Extensive Survey Camp for the Academic Year 2017-2018 from 16 to 21 January 2018 for V semester students at Perlampady, Puttur. The Survey camp was inaugurated on 16 January 2018. A group of 66 students was taken to the Survey Camp site along with Civil Engineering Faculty. During these six days, students were exposed to practical difficulties of surveying and learned to solve them. The following projects were assigned to the students under the supervision of faculty.

·         Detailed surveying of a new road for a length of 1.2 Km.

·         Construction of New tank for storing the water and design of a canal.

·         Increasing the bund height of an existing tank.

·         Design of water supply and sanitation to the existing and future population for a village near Perlampady.

All students enjoyed the experience of surveying and learned many aspects of surveying by practically conducting the projects through Total Station as per guidance given by the faculty members. Four batches of students had a work schedule from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, other four batches students had a work schedule from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, and the free batch students were carrying out parallel sessions of AutoCAD related work. The students obtained extensive hands-on experience on the use of land surveying instruments. It helped the students to learn surveying practically with usage of the instruments with confidence, and it helped them to work as a team. 

Civil - Nirman: Industrial visit to New Mangalore Port, Mangaluru

The Department of Civil Engineering organized an industrial visit to NMPT Mangaluru on 13th  November 2017 for the V Semester students. Three Faculty members Mr Vijay H, Mr Manjunath B and Ms Vani D accompanied a group of 64 students. New Mangalore Port is a shipping port and the visit was aimed at understanding the layout of the port and the various processes like halting of the ship, ship/vessel repair etc. The visit helped the students in enhancing their knowledge and the students were able to practically understand the concepts. Furthermore, students were able to understand the difference between natural and artificial harbor and how the port location should be selected, so that the location is able to be connected by various means of transport.

CIVIL: Industrial visit to Water Treatment Plan, Intake Structure and Vent Dam at Tumbe and Sewage Treatment Plant at Kavoor, Mangaluru

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a one-day industrial visit to Water Treatment Plan, Intake Structure and Vent Dam at Tumbe and Sewage Treatment Plant at Kavoor, Mangaluru on 3 November 2017 for VII Semester students. Three faculty members Mr. Vinod T D’Souza, Mr. Prashant Kurdekar and Ms. Apoorva K V accompanied a group of 58 students. The main objective of the visit was to provide exposure to students on the intake structure (jack well), onsite water treatment process, and make them aware about various wastewater treatment processes in the municipal treatment plant. In Water Treatment Plant, students observed the different water treatment processes such as Aeration, Flocculation, Sedimentation, Filtration and Disinfection process. Students also visited to the Laboratory where they could notice various laboratory equipment and the onsite procedure for water quality analysis.

Next visit was to the vent dam and Intake structure at Tumbe, where the students could observe the jack well (i.e. intake structure) situated at Tumbe which withdraws the water from the source i.e. river Netravati and supplies it to the water treatment plant. The students observed the vent dam, intake structure and pumping station, where they saw the pumps of 30HP and above which could lift the water and supply the water of about 80 MLD. Er. Sudarshan (Plant Incharge) explained the students regarding the specification, design and other details of the plant. The exposure to Industrial practices was an invaluable source of information as well as practical experience for the students.

Final visit was to the Sewage Treatment Plant situated at Mullakad, Kavoor in a 4 acres area, which is designed and constructed by L&T constructions. The capacity of the treatment plant is 43.5 MLD (million liters per day) and consists of 9 pumping station in the Mangaluru vicinity from where the sewage is pumped to the treatment plant. The total sewage produced by the city is around 22 to 23 MLD. The treatment plant follows preliminary treatment method, primary treatment method and secondary treatment methods for treating the municipal wastewater. 

 Mr Adarsh (Plant Manager) explained the students regarding the locations and specification of different treatment processes in the treatment plant. The different treatment processes carried out in the treatment plant were screening, grit removal using grit chamber, biological process like UASBR, aeration process, primary sedimentation, sludge thickening, sludge digestion and sludge drying beds. Mr. Adarsh (Plant Manager) showed and explained about every activity happening in the treatment like screening process, aeration process, and sludge handling process etc. He also answered the queries of the students regarding the different treatment processes. The Industrial visit to Sewage treatment plant was an enriching experience for students in getting live exposure of treatment process, which can help them in their academics and future career enhancement.

Civil – Nirman: Industrial Visit to Nirmithi Kendra

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC organized an industrial visit to Nirmithi Kendra on 31st October 2017 for second year students. The faculty members Ms Ivy Savia Dantis, Mr Sachin U and Ms Pratibha accompanied 67 students. Nirmithi Kendra was established under the National Network of Building Centers in India. It is the centre for the cost effective technologies. The visit was aimed at making students to understand and visualize the various alternative building materials and alternative technologies. Director of Nirmithi Kendra Er Rajendra Kalbavi explained the various types of arches, filler slab, ferrocement structures etc.  The employees of Nirmithi Kendra gave the live demo by constructing an arch. The visit helped the students to understand the alternative technologies, which reduce the cost of the structure and are ecofriendly.

Civil – Nirman: Industrial Visit to M.M. Construction, Mangaluru

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC organized an Industrial Visit to M.M Construction, Mangaluru on 24th October, 2017 for V Semester students. Three faculty members Ms Bhavya, Mr Chitharanjan M, and Mr Vijay H accompanied a group of 64 students. M.M Construction, Mangaluru is a construction company and the visit aimed at making students understand the reinforcement detailing and construction work. The visit helped the students in enhancing their knowledge pertaining to construction drawings, shuttering/centering work, formwork, placing of steel reinforcement and detailing of reinforcement on site as per design. The students observed positive & negative reinforcement in different components of structure, development length & standard hook required for placing the reinforcement. The provision of cover to reinforcement to avoid corrosion according to IS codes were noticed. Furthermore, it made the students to understand the importance of safety required in construction sites to avoid accidents.

CIVIL: Engineers' Day 2017

The Department of Civil Engineering celebrated the Engineers’ Day on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 at 2:00 pm in the SJEC Courtyard. The president of the function was Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD of Civil Engineering - SJEC. On this occasion, activities were conducted by the organizing committee headed by Mr Prashant Kurdekar, Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department that showcased the skills of students.

Details of the events organized are as follows:

1.     Technical Quiz - was conducted to check the knowledge of students in general science, current affairs and technical knowledge, where all the students of Civil Engineering Department had participated for the qualification round. Later in the second round 10 students from each year were selected for further rounds, finally one student from 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year made it to the finals. Results of the event are:

I Place – Sanjana (7th sem), Anoop G (5th sem) and Swasthi (3rd sem)

II Place – Abdul Basheeth (7th sem), Mahima (5th sem) and Theerth Kumar (3rd sem)

2.     Sand Castling – was conducted to evaluate the designing skills and their imaginations in the field of construction. Results of the event are –

 I Place – Kaushik, M V Ganesh, Mithun Raj and Prashanth from (7th sem)

II Place – Anoop G, Adithya Rao, Dheeraj Hegde and Ankith from (5th sem) Judge for the event: Mr Sharon Mendonca, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department - SJEC

3.     Wealth Out of Waste – was conducted to examine the talent of student in utilizing the available resources (i.e. waste material) for constructing civil structural models. Results of the event are:

I Place – Abhijeeth A, Harshith B and Vishika K from (7th sem)

II Place – Aashay M A, Pradeep and Lylen Nazvil D’Souza from (7th sem), Judge for the event: Mr Sharon Mendonca Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department – SJEC.

The events were hosted by the Engineer’s Day Department Coordinator Mr Prashant Kurdekar along with the students’ coordinators Mr Abdul Basheeth and team, Ms. Deekshitha and team and Mr Fransis Suraj Mascarenhas and team of 7th semester.

CIVIL-NIRMAN: Technical talk on Law for Civil Engineers & Code of Ethics to Practice Civil Engineering

Technical talks on Law for Civil Engineers & Code of Ethics to Practice Civil Engineering were organised by the Civil Engineering Students' Association - NIRMAN along with Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Mangalore Centre, on 21st September at 11:00 am in Bethania Hall. Dr Premananda Shenoy, Structural Engineer, Roy & Shenoy Consultants, Mangaluru, and Dr Suresha S N, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK were the resource persons. Dr Premananda Shenoy gave his presentation on the topic Law for Civil Engineers. He informed the students about the differences between the civil law and the criminal law. He also spoke about the architectural bill and association of Institute of Engineers Bill. Finally, he explained about the various documents to be prepared for taking up any consultancy work.

Dr Suresha S.N. delivered his talk on Code of Ethics to Practice Civil Engineering. He discussed the importance of need for ethics in professional practices. He also explained about the unethical practices which are followed in Civil Engineering related works.

The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by Vote of Thanks.

CIVIL: Inauguration of Activities of NIRMAN for 2017-2018

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC inaugurated the activities of its students’ association –NIRMAN, on 20th September 2017 at 3:00 pm in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall.   Dr Shivashankar, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering - NITK was the Chief Guest of the program. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC presided over the function. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Guest of Honour. Dr Nalini Rebello, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Ms Ivy Savia Dantis, Coordinator of NIRMAN, Mohammed Zuhail - President of NIRMAN were also present on the dais.

Dr Nalini Rebello welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest. The students’ Association was inaugurated by the lighting of the lamp. The oath was administered to the Office Bearers by the Chief Guest. President of NIRMAN presented the annual report of Association Activities for the year 2016-17 and proposed the plan of events for the current year. Meritorious students from each class were felicitated by the guests. Dr R Shivashankar in his speech encouraged the students to pursue higher education and keep in contact with the alma mater, faculty, and classmates. He also mentioned that even though the placement scenario may not be very positive to civil students but there is always scope for civil engineering. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his presidential address motivated the students to secure good marks. Ms Ivy Savia Dantis proposed the vote of thanks.

The inaugural was followed by cultural activities by the students.

Civil: Two Days Workshop on STAAD.Pro

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC organised a Two Days Workshop on STAAD.Pro on 28th and 29th June, 2017. The Workshop aimed at providing a platform to enhance knowledge on the software STAAD.Pro, which is a structural analysis and design computer software. It supports several steel, concrete and timber design codes; in addition to IS code, other country codes can also be used. It can also make use of various forms of dynamic analysis from modal extraction of time history and response spectrum analysis.

The inauguration of workshop was held at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall on 28th June, 2017 at 9:30 am. Mr Reece and Mr Shawn led the prayer. The programme was presided by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director SJEC and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC were the guest of honour. Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering and Ms Apoorva K V, Assistant Professor and Convener of the Workshop were also present on the dais. Dr Nalini Rebello welcomed the gathering. The introduction about the workshop was provided by Mr Govinda Krishna M., Assistant Professor of the Department. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis emphasized on the importance of structural elements in Civil Engineering. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his presidential address mentioned about the innovations in technology over the years.

The inaugural function concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms Apoorva K V.

Ms Ivy Savia Dantis, Assistant Professor compered the programme.

CIV: Technova – 2017 Project Exhibition

The Project Exhibition and Competition for the final year Civil Engineering Students was organized on 26th May 2017 under the banner of Technova 2017. The event commenced with a brief welcome note in the board room followed by a brief introduction of the Judges in the Department.

 In the Civil Engineering Department, there were 15 teams in total participating in the competition. Seven projects were experimental basis while four were software based and remaining were case study based. The external judge of the event was Mr Anil Hegde, Proprietor of Vimal Anil Structural and Survey Consultants - Mangalore and the Internal Judge was Mr Chitharanjan M, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Department.

The winners were Mr Parashuram & Group, Mr Shashank & Group and Ms Megha Rachel Kurian & Group in the order of I, II and for Innovative project respectively. Their respective topics were Analysis and Design of low cost RCC precast units, RCC Precast interlocking units with replacement of cement and sand by fly ash and bottom ash, and Low cost natural filters, respectively. The projects were guided by, Mr Vinod T D’Souza, Mr Mithun and Mr Prashant Kurdekar respectively, all Assistant Professors in the Department.

The exhibition was open till 5:00 PM for the visistors.

Alvida 2017

Alvida 2017, the Farewell Programme for the final year PG and UG students of SJEC was organized on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 10:00 AM in Kalam Auditorium, 5th Floor of Academic Block-II.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor-SJEC and Dr Prakash Pinto-Dean MBA were Special Invitees to the programme. Ms Supriya Salian, Convener-Alvida 2017 was also present on the dais.

The function began with a presentation of motivational videos followed by the invocation of the Divine by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, welcomed the dignitaries and extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The traditional raising of the toast was performed by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA and Ms Eden Rose Fernandes from III Year ECE on behalf of Faculty Community and Student Community respectively. The replies to the toast were delivered by Ms Megha Rachel Kuriyan, IV Civil and Mr Roger Michael Pereira, IV Mechanical on behalf of the outgoing Class of 2017.

This was followed by the presentation of Farewell Video. The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein he complemented the students for their achievements in SAE, sports, placements and accreditation. He also advised them to be disciplined, responsible and have a thirst for knowledge. On this occasion, all representatives of final year classes were called on stage by the Director to offer bouquet of flowers to the Principal as a surprise birthday wish. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Director who motivated the outgoing students with his words of wisdom.

The outgoing students were blessed by Rev Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor –SJEC. The curtains were drawn on the programme with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Supriya Salian. Ms Viola Pinto, Assistant Professor-E&C compered the programme. 

CIVIL - NIRMAN: Technical Talk on Pile Foundation- Design and Construct

Dr Srinath Shetty from NMAMIT - Nitte delivered a talk on Pile Foundation- Design and Construction on 18th March between 2:00 -4:00 PM. Dr Nalini Rebello welcomed the guest to the program.

Dr Srinath Shetty, in his talk, spoke about the circumstances in which Pile Foundations are used, the types of pile foundations based on the method and type of construction. Every method of pile foundation construction has its own advantages and limitations. A cast in place pile may have the disadvantages of not ensuring that the concrete is poured in the right place and properly compacted. When pre-cast piles are used in a site, extra precaution has to be taken to ensure that the depth of the piles must reach the underground rock level. This is because the underground terrain may vary from place to place and a single length of pile may not suffice. He further explained about ways of increasing the length of pre-cast piles. When pre-cast piles are driven the negative skin friction may induce extra stresses on the pile which can be reduced by proper design. Thus, proper design of piles based on the underground strata will be helpful for a good design. The session concluded with an interaction with the students followed by vote of thanks.

Civil: Industrial Visit to Red Bricks Dwellings & Infra projects Pvt Ltd., Kulshekar

The Department of Civil Engineering organized an Industrial Visit to Red Bricks Dwellings & Infra projects Pvt Ltd., Kulshekar on 10th February, 2017 for VI Semester students. Mr Govinda Krishna M and Ms Bhavya, Faculty members in the Civil Engineering Department, accompanied a group of 41 students to the visit.

Red Bricks Dwellings & Infra Projects Pvt Ltd. is a real estate development company and the visit was aimed at making students to understand the reinforcement detailing and construction work. The visit helped the students in understanding the construction drawings, shuttering/centering work, form work, placing of steel reinforcement and detailing of reinforcement on site as per design. Provision of positive & negative reinforcement in different components of structure, development length and standard hook required for placing the reinforcement and the provision of cover to reinforcement to avoid corrosion according to IS codes were observed. Furthermore, it made students to understand the importance of safety required in construction site to avoid accidents.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Training and Placements: Aptitude Training for Pre-Final Years

APTITUDE is something very important for students who are trying to enter corporate world or going to write any competitive exam. An individual with good aptitude skills are considered better than others because they are quick in analysing, adapting, and good at problem solving. Thus aptitude has become the most important soft skill these days.

SJEC facilitated the first phase of aptitude training program for all the pre - final year students from 27.01.17 to 31.01.17 for 5 days. The training was conducted by JV Global LLP Services. About 400 students underwent the training program.

Trainers appreciated the student quality at SJEC. They also mentioned that they are very good at their verbal and communication skills. Students also attended the aptitude training program in large numbers and expressed their satisfaction of learning the contents that is necessary to shape the future of their career.

Civil: Industrial Visit to Sewage Treatment Plant, Kavoor, Mangaluru

The Department of Civil Engineering organized a one-day industrial visit to Sewage Treatment Plant, Kavoor, Mangaluru on 8th October 2016 for VII Semester students. Two faculty members Mr Vinod T D’Souza and Mr Prashant Kurdekar accompanied a group of 34 students.

Sewage Treatment Plant is situated at Mullakad, Kavoor in 4 acres area. The capacity of the treatment plant is 43.5 MLD (million litres per day), it consists of 9 pumping stations in the Mangaluru vicinity from where the sewage is pumped to the treatment plant. The total sewage produced by the city is around 22 to 23 MLD. The main objective of the visit was to make students aware of the onsite process and the various waste water treatment processes carried out in the municipal treatment plant. The students group was initially taken to the training room, where the model of the treatment plant was located. Ms Shruthi explained the locations and specifications of different treatment processes in the plant.

The different treatment processes carried out in the treatment plant were screening, grit removal using grit chamber, biological process like UASBR, aeration process, primary sedimentation, sludge thickening, sludge digestion and sludge drying beds. Mr Satish, Plant In-charge, took the students for a plant visit and explained every activity happening in the treatment. He also answered the queries of the students regarding the different treatment processes.

The Industrial visit to Sewage treatment plant was an enriching experience for students in getting live exposure of treatment processes, which can help them in their academics and future career enhancement.

Civil: Industrial Visit to Master Plannery - Puttur

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC organized a one-day Industrial visit to Master Plannery, Puttur on 7th October, 2016 for its V Semester students. Three Faculty members accompanied a group of 59 students.

Master Plannery produces innovative, strong, resistant and low cost precast concrete building elements such as blocks (both hollow and solid in different sizes and shapes), interlocking blocks, tiles, door frames and window frames, lintels and chejjas, fencing poles prepared using concrete which are named as CONCOOD (a name given for concrete that looks like wood). Students observed many products manufactured using concrete for example wardrobe planks, cupboards, stairs, furnitures etc and some special structures such as concood domes, ferrocement structures for gardens including water tanks, caves, decorative animals and birds etc.

Students also observed the process of manufacturing tiles, computer tables and also compacting concrete mix using needle vibrator. They also observed the low cost constructed houses.  Mr Anand Kumar S. K., The Director of Master Plannery advised the students to come up with new innovation in producing products of concrete than wood, which are of low cost and save our forests. The exposure to industrial practices was an invaluable source of information as well as practical experience for the students.

Civil: Inauguration of Environmental Engineering Lab and CADD Lab

The newly established Environmental Engineering Lab and CADD Lab of Civil Engineering Department were inaugurated on 3rd October, 2016. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director - SJEC blessed the Environmental Engineering Lab and the CADD lab was blessed by Rev. Fr Rohith D'Costa. Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD-Civil thanked the Management for providing support for the establishment of these labs and requested the students to maintain the upkeep of the lab and equipment. Faculty of Civil Engineering Department and Student Representatives were present during the inauguration.

Civil: Industrial Visit to Nirmithi Kendra, Surathkal

The Department of Civil Engineering at SJEC organised an industrial visit to Nirmithi Kendra – Surathkal, Mangaluru on 1st October 2016 for its second year students. A total of 70 students participated in the visit. The visit was aimed at enhancing the knowledge and visualization of the use of alternative building materials with appropriate technologies.

Er Rajendra Kalabavi welcomed the students and faculty. The visit helped the students in understanding many alternative technologies which reduces the cost of construction and which can conserve energy by recycling of waste materials. The Model House made up of cost effective building materials was shown to students. Additionally, the practical aspects of construction were explained by giving on-site demonstration of an arch construction process.

Civil: Invited Lecture on Indian Vaastu-A Scientific Approach

The Civil Engineering Students’ Association, NIRMAN organized a technical talk on Indian Vaastu-A Scientific Approach by Er Raghavendra Holla, Assistant Professor at MIT Manipal on 21st September, 2016 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall at 2:00 pm.

MsVishika Keshav, V semester student, welcomed the gathering. Dr Nalini Rebello, HOD - Department of Civil Engineering, welcomed the guest florally. Mr Abhijith Acharya from V semester introduced the guest to the gathering. Er Raghavendra Holla, started the session by telling that Vaastu Sastra could be termed as an observatory science and was devised by people who observed problem ridden homes, but nowadays people are using this science without knowing the basics.

Vaastu is a science oriented on the directional location of a place. The direction indicates the relative positioning of things and the entire concept of Vaastu is guided by the availability of water, ventilation and electric current. The speaker also briefed about some basics of Vaastu such as north east corner of the space is ought to be the lightest and south west corner of a space is ought to be the heaviest and hence materials considered light are to be placed at the north east and materials considered heavy are to be placed at the south west direction of the house. Money making and planning for commercial activities should be placed along west and south walls, whereas prayer and other activities should be placed along north and east walls. He also made a special note that the head, while sleeping, should be in south or alternatively in west which will provide a sound sleep. The door should, as the lighter part, be placed in northern or eastern halves only and the kitchen should always be in the south east. He also mentioned that while selecting the site for a building always triangular and odd corners have to be avoided and it is always better to go for an east facing site.

The speaker concluded the talk by telling that even if incorporation of 100% Vaastu is not possible within the available land, the reduced energies within the house can be increased by taking remedial actions without altering the structure.

The session was wound up by Mr Abhijith delivering the vote of thanks.

Civil: Inauguration of NIRMAN

The inauguration of Civil Engineering Students’ Association – NIRMAN for the academic year 2016-17, was held on 31st, August, 2016 at 9:00 am in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. Dr K.V. Rao, Director, Regional Science Centre, Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director of SJEC, presided over the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC was the guest of honor. 
Dr Nalini Rebello, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, welcomed the gathering. In her welcome address, she also motivated the students to gain knowledge beyond the text books along with excelling in their academics and also mentioned the generosity of the Chief Guest in permitting our students to conduct an extensive survey camp in the Pilikula premises. 
Mr Vinod T D’souza, Assistant Professor, introduced the guest to the gathering. This was followed by lighting of the traditional lamp by the dignitaries. In his address Dr K V Rao, said that a Civil Engineer should have his own insights towards every structure he comes across and he should be able to give simple solutions for complicated problems. 
Induction of the newly appointed office bearers for the year 2016-17 was done by the Chief Guest followed by the oath taking ceremony. Mr Huligesha. T, President of NIRMAN for the year 2016-17 read the report of NIRMAN-2015-16 and also the plan of events under NIRMAN for the current year. This was followed by felicitating the toppers by the dignitaries. 
Dr Rio D’Souza stressed the importance of a creative mind for Civil Engineers. He also mentioned that moulding one’s self by removing the irrelevant things and focusing on important things in life is very important in order to become successful. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa said that Civil Engineer has an opportunity to beautify the nature and spreading joy to the world. He also mentioned that one should never forget the important goals in life while accomplishing the desired things. 
Ms Surabhi B S, NIRMAN coordinator proposed the vote of thanks making a special mention of the volunteers who worked for the program. The inaugural ceremony was followed by power point presentation and cultural program by the students.