Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers convert complex ideas into realities. They help in making innovative structures in the world.”Civilians” are in fact the true nation “builders” Considered a pioneering branch of engineering, Civil Engineering is the art and science of designing the infrastructure for a society. Civil Engineers are involved in every aspect of community infrastructure, housing and constructions.

Civil Engineers are involved in three areas of activity, namely, Designing, Construction and Maintenance. They contribute to design and construction of bridges, tunnels, roads, railways, airways, dams, pipelines and major buildings. In addition,Civil Engineers safeguard the environment against pollution of air, land and water, by implementing proper treatment techniques and managing the natural resources for future generation. If you are fascinated by the great structures and amazed by the way they are built, then a degree in Civil Engg. is a must for you. A Civil Engg. student at AJCE is trained with the skill of building the world with proper attitude, love and enthusiasm and provided with a life style in harmony with environment.

The history of Civil Engineering can be traced back to the beginning of civilization when man started building huts for living and invented wheel for transport. Over the years, this field evolved into a branch of engineering which involves the application of physical and scientific principles for solving problems of the society. Civil engineering is a wide ranging profession, including several separate specialized sub-disciplines, its history is linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment, mechanics and other fields.

Civil Engineers play a very important role in improving the living standards of a society in the form of structural engineers , transportation engineers, water resource and environmental engineers, hydrologists, geologists and geotechnical experts.

Courses Offered

Code Course Duration Seats
CE B.Tech in Civil Engineering 4 years 120
CE M.Tech in Structural Engineering & Construction Management 2 years 24
CE M.Tech in Computer Aided Structural Engineering 2 years 18
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Civil Engineers build the world’s infrastructure, which encompasses Railways, Highways, Bridges, Water-works, Skyscrapers, Canals, Wharves, Industrial Buildings, Rapid Transit Systems, Power Plants etc. They deal with the design, construction, maintenance and repair of structures. There are opportunities galore for civil engineers, with new players entering the market and more large-scale developments announced around the globe. The four-year B. Tech program of the Department is dedicated to delivering technically proficient and ethically responsible engineers to the society

Career Prospects

  • Career opportunities in design, construction and management are immense since the dawn of engineering.
  • Constant demand in the field of water resources, environmental, transportation and structural projects funded by prominent world organizations.
  • Specialized civil engineers are among the most sought-after people in risk assessment and disaster management.

Special Features

  • Consultancy for field survey, material testing and soil testing
  • Short-term training programs (eg. Total Station survey classes) for the public
  • Seminars on recent technologies and projects led by specialists
  • Industrial visits
  • Technical fests

Co-Academic Activities

Areas of Study

Civil Engineers are trained in the areas of Surveying, Structural Analysis and Design, Geotechnical Engg., Transportation Engg. and Environmental Engg. Opportunities for higher studies are also available in allied disciplines such as Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Remote Sensing, Irrigation Engineering and Geodetic Engineering.

Industrial Visits

Industrial visits are instrumental in understanding the theoretical concepts taught in the classrooms. They act as a platform for the students to gain first hand on-site experience and to interact with professionals. Industrial visits are arranged periodically, to centers of academic interest, within and outside the State. The students of the Department of Civil Engineering have undertaken visits to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, Malabar Cements, Thumboormuzhi Dam etc.

Consultancy Services

The department undertakes both field and lab consultancy works, in the realms of surveying and material testing. Short term courses in Total Station survey and civil engineering softwares like STADD, REVIT, AUTOCAD and PRIMAVERA are conducted for both students and the public, at highly subsidized rates

Clean Kerala Campaign

Clean Kerala Campaign, a brainchild of the Department of Civil Engineering of Amal Jyothi, is an endeavor to spread the awareness for a healthy state. The prevailing waste disposal systems across Kerala are primitive and demand a complete overhaul. The campaign envisages a methodical waste management plan for the state, which derives from the concept of self sustainability, exploring the possibilities of bioenergy generation. Means for collection and disposal of solid waste in the nearby towns of Kanjirapally, Erumely and Erratupetta were monitored on a short-term basis and alternatives were decided upon. The students of the seventh semester are taking up the design of a waste treatment plant as part of their course project in coherence with the campaign.

Lab Facilities

Top notch laboratory resources are essential for the development of a modern day technocrat. The Department boasts of well equipped labs, manned by highly competent staff. The various laboratories that come under the purview of the Department of Civil Engineering are Strength of Materials Lab, Hydraulics Lab, Survey Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Concrete Lab, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab and Transportation Engineering Lab.


The first batch of Civil Engineering students (2010) has got a 100% placement record. Our students are presently working at US Technologies, Galfar, Shilpa Constructions, Kunnel Builders etc.


Department Info

Head of the Department: Sr Claramma Rosary
Area of specilization: Environmental Engineering
Contact – Ph. No.: + 91 4828 234036, 234225
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Department Location Central Complex
Year of Establishment B Tech in Civil Engineering – 2001
M Tech in Structural Engg & Constr Mgmt – 2009
M Tech in Computer Aided Structural Design – 2014
Total number of Classrooms
Total number of Laboratories

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    HoD: + 91 4828 305563
    + 91 4828 305556

  • Mailing Address

    Dept. of Civil Engineering
    Amal Jyothi College of Engineering
    Kanjirappally, Koovappally P.O.
    Kottayam Dt., Kerala 686518

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