Civil Engineering

Our department is vibrant due to our academic and staff members as well as our bright students. Our faculties come from highly respectable universities and industries with specialized knowledge that runs the gamut of civil and construction engineering ranging from geotechnical engineering to structural and construction management to transportation engineering to water and environmental engineering etc. We have excellent lab facilities which can be considered as one of the best in the country. Civil engineering is a professional core engineering discipline that deals with design, construction and maintenance of physical and naturally built environment. Civil engineers build bridges, roads, canals, dams, high-rise buildings and other large structures. Civil engineering was originally defined simply to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering but it actually represents so much more. Without Civil engineers, we would not have a constant supply of clean water, roads or train to get the work in morning, or sustainable energy to help us save our planet. Civil engineering is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including structural engineering, dealing with analysis and design of structures, geotechnical engineering dealing with analysis and design of foundation of various structures and soil related problems, water resource engineering dealing with analysis of water potential, design of hydraulic structures and allocation of water for various sectorial uses, environmental engineering dealing with water treatment for safe water supply to urban and rural areas and waste water treatments for pollution hazards, transportation engineering dealing with analysis and design of roads, railways, airports and harbours, surveying dealing with mapping and setting out works and construction engineering dealing with construction materials , construction and maintenance of various structures. Civil engineers use computers for analysis, design and construction, new technologies like remote sensing, intelligent buildings, intelligent transportation system, green buildings, managerial skills for managing resources and structures, communication skills for better understanding with people etc. The department of civil engineering fulfills the requirements of equipping the students with all aspects of civil enginering mentioned above and face the real world with confidence and Narula Institute of Technology is the perfect choice for students that want to pursue B.Tech and Diploma in civil engineering and M.Tech in Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering in Kolkata.

Prof. Abhipriya Halder
HOD, Department of Civil Engineering


Vision of the Department:

To produce a new generation of Civil Engineers by providing state-of-the-art education in Civil Engineering recognized worldwide for excellence. This would be guided by extensive research in technology and management for industrial and social needs for sustainable development.


Mission of the department:
  • To make the department a highest seat of learning in the field of Civil Engineering and allied research
  • To develop required skills and knowledge so that students are readily employable.
  • To motivate students with high ethical values to serve the society and nation.
  • To provide state of the art resources that contributes to a congenial learning environment.
  • To inculcate innovative and original thinking to budding engineers to face the challenges and changes of future.


The objectives of Civil Engineering Department are:

  • Develop/demonstrate strong technical knowledge and problem solving skills
  • Creating  linkages with industry to derive academic and research benefits
  • Inculcate creative thinking in various  projects
  • To exhibit strong communication skills in professional field
  •  To be aware of ethical, social, environmental and global concerns
  • Encouragement  in continuous  learning, including advanced degrees
  • Transforming higher education for adapting future challenges


  1. PEO 1 Graduates will be able to analyze, design and propose a feasible solution to civil engineering problems by applying basic principles of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. PEO 2 Graduates will be inculcated with necessary professional skills, effective oral and written communication to be productive engineers.
  3. PEO 3 Graduates will be able to work as a team in intra and interdisciplinary end over for development of new ideas and products to serve in contemporary societal contexts.
  4. PEO 4 Graduates will be able to face challenges of the world economic order by incorporating expertise gained by faculty in consultancy work, for educating students, involving modern tools and techniques.
  5. PEO 5 Graduates will achieve a high level of technical and managerial expertise to achieve excellence, outstanding leadership to succeed in positions in civil engineering profession with higher threshold start in employment background.

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • PO 1 Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO 2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO 3 Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO 4 Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO 5 Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO 6 The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO 7 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO 8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO 9 Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO 10 Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO 11 Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one‘s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO 12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


At the end of the programme the students will be able to

  • PSO1 : Apply the basic concept of civil engineering skill in the field of Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, Water resources and Transportation engineering for employability.
  • PSO2 : Apply theoretical and experimental knowledge in the civil engineering field to extend in research and pursue higher studies.
  • PSO3 : Develop skills in appropriate design procedures, construction planning and management, to implement in various projects.
Course Level Year of starting Intake
B. Tech in Civil Engg Under Graduate 2007 60
M. Tech in Structural Engg. Post-Graduate 2012 30
M. Tech in Geotechnical Engineering Post-Graduate 2021 18
Diploma in Civil Engg. Diploma 2015 60

Concrete Technology Lab 


  1. Tests on cement: specific gravity, fineness, soundness, normal consistency, setting time, compressive strength oncement mortar cubes

  2. Tests on fine aggregate: specific gravity, bulking, sieve analysis, fineness modules, moisturecontent, bulkdensity and deleterious materials.

  3. Tests on coarse aggregate: specific gravity, sieve analysis, fineness modulus, bulk density.

  4. Tests on Fresh Concrete: Workability: Slump, Vee-Bee, Compaction factor tests

  5. Hardened Concrete: Compressive strength on Cubes, Split tensile strength, Static modulus of elasticity, Flexure tests,Nondestructive testing (Rebound hammer & Ultrasonic pulse velocity)

  6. Mix Design of Concrete

Soil Mechanics Lab 


  1. Determination of Specific gravity of soil solids by Pycnometer method

  2. Determination of Specific gravity of soil solids by Density bottle

  3. Determination of water content of soil solids oven drying method.

  4. Determination of water content of soil solids by Pycnometer method.

  5. Determination of in-situ density by Core cutter method

  6. Determination of in-situ density by Sand replacement method

  7. Determination of particle size distribution by sieving (Grain size analysis)

  8. Determination of liquid limit of fine soil by Casagrande apparatus

  9. Determination of Plastic limit of the soil

  10. Determination of Shrinkage limit of the soil

  11. Determination of maximum dry density and optimum moisture content by Standard Proctor compaction method

  12. Determination of co-efficient of permeability by Constant head

  13. Determination of co-efficient of permeability by variable head method

  14. Determination of liquid limit of fine soil by Cone Penetration Method

  15. Determination of shear parameters by Direct shear test of soil

  16. Determination of unconfined compressive strength of soil

  17. Vane Shear Test

Highway Engineering Lab 


  1. Determination of grade of bitumen sample

  2. Determination of softening point, flush point and fire point of a bitumen sample

  3. Determination of ductility of bitumen

  4. Determination of viscosity of bitumen

  5. Marshall stability test

  6. Determination of aggregate impact value.

  7. Determination of aggregate abrasion value.

  8. Determination of aggregate crushing value.

  9. Determination of flakiness index and elongation index of a given sample of coarse aggregate

  10. Determination of grading zone of a given sample of coarse aggregate

Environmental Engineering Lab 


  1. To determine fluoride concentration in given water sample

  2. To determine the turbidity of the given sample of water.

  3. To determine residual chlorine in a given sample of water.

  4. To determine suspended solids, dissolved solids, and total solids of water sample

  5. To determine the dissolved oxygen in a sample of water.

  6. To determine the optimum dose of coagulant in the given sample by jar test.

  7. To determine arsenic concentration (semi-quantitative) in given water sample.

  8. To determine hardness of water.

  9. To determine the dissolved Oxygen in a sample of waste water.

  10. To determine B.O.D. of given sample of waste water.

  11. To determine C.O.D. of given sample of waste water.

  12. To determine suspended solids, dissolved solids and total solids of waste water sample.

  13. To determine various pollutant levels in the atmosphere using Digital Air Volume Sampler

  1. Surveying Lab


  1. Chain surveying 

  2. Compass surveying 

  3. Plane Table survey

  4. Leveling 

  5. Contouring

  6. Theodolite

  7. Circular Curves

  1. Geology Lab


  1. Identification of Rocks and Minerals [Hand Specimens] 

  2. Identification of Rocks and Minerals [Hand Specimens] 

  3. Study of Geological maps, interpretation of geological structures 

  4. Thickness problems, Borehole problems

  1. Structural engineering Lab

  1. M -Tech Structural Lab