About Civil Engineering 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.

Department is accredited with NBA from the year 2021"


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

  • Deliver curricula for students to meet the local, national and global demands of industry, society and research.
  • Strengthen the skills of students through interaction with industry.
  • Promote research and consultancy in all aspects of Civil engineering.
  • Provide skilled training in emerging aspects of design and construction.
  • Develop in students and staff the spirit of innovation and professional ethics.

  • To impart to students in depth knowledge of Civil Engineering subjects to solve practical problems using modern techniques.
  • 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.
  • To develop in students the ability for successful careers as entrepreneurs and to pursue research.
  • To enable in students the ability to identify issues related to the environment and find suitable solutions.
  • 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

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

Graduates in Civil Engineering will be able to

  • Explore domain knowledge in order to solve real-time field challenges, and to pursue research in novel areas of Civil engineering.
  • Qualify in the competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Head of Department

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Dr Yajnheswaran Bhagithimar

Professor & HOD

I am a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College - Mangaluru (SJEC) Professionally, I am a civil engineer, an educator at my core, and a lifelong learner. I have been working at SJEC since 2019. My research interests include soil-structure interaction, composite cementitious materials, and 3D printing technology

B.E, M.Tech, Ph.D

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