Civil Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of different structures like buildings, roads, bridges, canals, dams, water supply and treatment systems etc. The Department of Civil Engineering of VNR VJIET was started in the year 2001 with an annual intake of 60 undergraduate students which was subsequently raised to the present annual intake of 120 students. The department also offers three PG Courses in Structural Engineering, Geo-Technical Engineering and Highway Engineering. The department provides state of the art lab facilities in the areas of Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics, Remote Sensing & Geospatial Information System and Surveying. The department also provides separate computer laboratories for UG and PG students. A department level library with several facilities including rare books are also available.
The department has well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty for teaching, research and consultancy works. The department has an ambience of high discipline with committment, conducive for learning and training. It is due to the very good academic environment and the excellent efforts of faculty and supporting staff that the students have brought laurels to the department and institute by securing the highest ranks in the university.
During the A.Y. 2013 – 14, the First Three Ranks in Civil Engineering among all the affiliated colleges of JNTU were bagged by the students of VNR VJIET. The department has also been able to achieve a high pass percentage in the university examinations. On the Placements front too, the number of students of the Civil Engineering department, who got placed, has surpassed that from several other institutes.
The department is actively involved in research and consultancy. The main areas of research include Structural Engineering, Geo-Technical Engineering, Highway Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. The Department regularly receives sponsored projects from AICTE and UGC under various schemes such as RPS MoDROB, Faculty Development Program etc.
The department also offers various consultancy works to government and private organizations. The Department is accorded recognition as 3rd party by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for testing and checking designs etc. and certification. For promoting academic atmosphere the department is actively involved in organizing regularly Seminars / Symposia/Workshops for the professional development of faculty, staff and students. The department also conducted an International conference on "Emerging Trends in Civil Engineering" very successfully and fruitfully.