Civil Engineering

About the Department

  • The Department was established during the academic year 2011-12, with an intake of 60 students. In the very next year, the intake was doubled to 120 students.
  • The Department has qualified and committed faculty members.
  • The Laboratories are provided with modern equipments.
  • Special Guest Lectures by renowned academicians and Industry Experts are arranged periodically.
  • Students undergo In-plant training for getting Industrial Exposure and get ready to meet the challenges of the Industry.

Programmes Offered

  • B.E - Civil Engineering - 4 years

Vision & Mission

Vision

To become a Department with excellence brings out civil engineers with high technical competencies and promoting research works on sustainability to meet the current and future challenges in civil engineering.

Mission
  • To offer Civil Engineering Programme incorporating / in addition, skill development courses that add value to student competencies.
  • To promote quality education, applied research and consultancy for industrial and societal needs.
  • To inculcate moral and ethical values among the students.
  • To impart knowledge with emphasis on the development of leadership qualities in students.
  • To provide state-of-the-art resources that contributes to a congenial learning environment.
  • To encourage students to pursue higher education and takeup competitive exams and various career enhancing courses.
  • To establish centres of excellence in emerging areas of research.
  • To have regular interaction with industry and offer solutions to their problems.

PSOs,   PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

On completion of B.E. Civil Engineering programme, the graduates will be able to

  • PSO1:  Demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and physical sciences and excel in the core areas of civil engineering such as structural, environmental, Geo-technical engineering.
  • PSO2:  Plan, draw detailed drawings, write specifications and prepare cost estimates.
  • PSO3:  Interact with stakeholders effectively and execute quality construction works using modern tools.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • Programme educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the programme is preparing graduates to achieve.
  • B.E.Civil Engineering Programme of Mahendra College of Engineering prepares its students

  • PEO1: To become experts in analysis and design of technical concepts pertaining to the development of infrastructure, sustainability, Project management and any other related fields of Civil Engineering.
  • PEO2: To perform their duties in an efficient and ethical manner at individual level and at group level in a multidisciplinary team, contributing to the welfare of the society.
  • PEO3: To find out ways to promote innovation and creativity in technology by continuously updating their knowledge through lifelong learning and in the process achieving their personal and organizational growth.
Program Outcomes (POs)

Programme Outcomes describe what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time of graduation from the programme. On completion of B.E. Civil Engineering programme, the graduates will be able to

  • PO1: Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • PO2: Identify and solve technical problems pertaining to civil engineering.
  • PO3: Analyze, design and construct structures meeting the requirements of end user.
  • PO4: Apply the solutions to civil ngineering problems in global and societal contexts.
  • PO5: Demonstrate knowledge of recent trends in the field of civil engineering.
  • PO6: Adopt and use modern and innovative materials and practices in construction.
  • PO7: Use various techniques / measures, which will be of larger benefits to the society.
  • PO8: Identify, perform and promote the activities, which will improve the environment and sustainability.
  • PO9: Understand and follow professional and ethical responsibilities as experts in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • PO10: Contribute as a Project member / Leader in Civil engineering or Multidisciplinary projects.
  • PO11: Communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
  • PO12: Exhibit skills through continuous and lifelong learning.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

The Department Program Advisory Committee(DPAC) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components as topics to be taught beyond the curriculum and also to guide the Department Assessment & Quality Improvement Committee(DAQIC) for the overall development of the department.

The DPAC is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the civil engineering department of MCE. The present composition of the DPAC is as follows.

S.No Member Designation
1

Dr.P.Thamarai

Principal,
Government College of Technology,
Coimbatore.

2

Dr.G.S.Thirugnanam

Former Professor,
Institute of Road and Transport Technology,
Erode.

3

Dr.V.Rajkumar

Professor,
Government College of Engineering,
Salem.

4

Dr.Vilas V. Karjinni

Director,
KIT’S College of Engineering,
Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

5

Mr.N.G.Muralidharan

Sr. Vice President – Quality,
Performance, Projects,
M/S. Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd.,
Chennai.

6

Mr.K.V.Vijay Banu

Director,
PVS Construction Group,
Chennai.

7

Mr.Arvind Salecha

Director,
Chetan Infratech Consultants Pvt. Ltd.,
Bangalore.

8

Mr.S.K.Periyasamy

Managing Director,
Armour Steel Buildings India Pvt Ltd.
Coimbatore.

9

Mr.A.R.Velmurugan

Technical Professional Leader – Civil & Structural,
KBR India – Tech,
Chennai.

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies
S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the Members BoS Designation
1 Prof.K.Prasad Babu Prof. & HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem-636 106. Chairman
2 Dr.G.S.Thirugnanam, Former Professor, Institute of Road and Transport Technology,
Erode - 638 316
Academic Expert
3 Dr.V.Rajkumar Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Salem – 636 011.
Academic Expert
4 Mr.G.Sivasubramaniam Managing Director,
M/s. Velavar Constructions, Salem-636 004.
Industry Expert
5 Mr.R.Rajadurai Assistant Professor,
Mahendra College of Engineering,
Salem 636106.
Member
6 Ms.S.Prema
7 Mr.T.Ravishankar
8 Mr.S.Muthukumar
9 Mr.M.Harikaran
10 Ms.A.Deepa
11 Ms.A.Benazeer
12 Mr.J.Gobisrinivasan, Project Engineer, Baskaran & Co, Salem -636 001. Alumnus

List of Laboratories

Surveying Laboratory

Major Equipments
S.No. Name of the Instruments
1

Total Station

2

Theodolite

3

Dumpy Level

4

Pocket Stereoscope

5

Surveyor’s compass

6

Prismatic compass

7

Plane table

8

Hand held GPS

Capabilities
  • Study of chain accessories and chain traversing
  • Determination of included angle by Compass traversing
  • Determination elevation by Fly leveling and check leveling
  • Determination of angle using Theodolite surveying
  • Determination of linear measurement Trigonometrical levelling
  • Determination of distance measurement by Tacheometric surveying
  • Study of the total station
  • Study of the GPS

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LABORATORY


Major Equipments
S.No. Name of the Instruments
1 Universal Testing machine
2 Torsion testing machine
3 Izod impact testing machine
4 Hardness testing machine
5 Beam deflection test apparatus
6 Extensometer
7 Compressometer
8 Le Chatelier’s apparatus
9 Vicat’s apparatus
Capabilities
  • Determination of hardness of the given specimen using Brinell hardness Rockwell hardness testing machine.
  • Determination of Impact strength on given specimen using Izod test and Charpy test method.
  • Determination of Tensile strength of Mild Steel using a Universal Testing Machine.
  • Determination of deflection of simply supported beam with Single point load and Two point load.
  • Verification of Maxwell Reciprocal Theorem on simply supported beam.
  • Determination of Shear strength on given specimen using Universal Testing Machine.
  • Determination of Compression strength on open coiled Helical Spring and Closed coiled Helical Spring.
  • Determination of Torsion shear properties of given specimen using Torsion Testing Machine

HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LABORATORY


Major Equipments
S.No. Name of the Instruments
1 Bernoulli’s theorem – Verification Apparatus
2 Calculation of Metacentric height -  water tank Ship model with accessories
3 Measurement of velocity - Pitot tube assembly
4 Flow measurement :
open channel flow -  Channel with provision for fixing notches (rectangular, triangular & trapezoidal forms)
5 Flume assembly with provisions for conducting experiments on Hydraulic jumps, generation of surges etc.
6 Flow measurement in pipes :
 Venturimeter,U tube manometer fixtures like Valves, collecting tank
7 Orifice meter, with all necessary fittings in pipe lines of different diameters
8 Calibration of flow through orifice tank with Provisions for fixing orifices of different shapes, collecting tank
9 Calibration of flow through mouth pieceTank with provisions for fixing mouth pieces Viz external mouth pieces & internal mouth piece Borda’s mouth piece
10 Losses in Pipes : Major loss – Friction loss Pipe lengths (min. 3m) of different diameters with Valves and pressure rapping & collecting tank.
11 Minor Losses:  Pipe line assembly with provisions for having Sudden contractions in diameter, expansions Bends, elbow fitting, etc.
12 Pumps : (i) Centrifugal pump assembly with accessories (single stage)
13 Pumps: (ii) Centrifugal pump assembly with accessories (multi stage)
14 Pumps: (iii) Reciprocating pump assembly with accessories
15 Pumps:(iv) Deep well pump assembly set with accessorie
16 Turbine : (i) Impulse turbine assembly with fittings & accessories
17 Turbines:(ii) Francis turbine assembly with fittings & accessories
18 Turbines: (iii) Kaplan turbine assembly with fittings & accessories
Capabilities
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of a venturimeter
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of an orificemeter
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of an orifice by constant head method
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of an orifice by falling head method
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of a mouthpiece by falling head method
  • Determination of coefficient of discharge of a triangular and rectangular notch
  • Determination of coefficient of friction of a pipeline
  • Performance test on a centrifugal, gear oil and submergible pump
  • Performance test on a pelton wheel and francis turbine

SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY


Major Equipments
S.No. Name of the Instruments
1

Sieves

2

Hydrometer

3

Liquid and plastic limit apparatus

4

Shinkage limit apparatus

5

Proctor compaction apparatus

6

Direct shear apparatus

7

Thermometer

8

Field density measuring device

9

Triaxial shear apparatus

10

Three gang consolidation test device

Capabilities
  • Determination of Special gravity of soil solids by pycnometer method.
  • Determination of particle size distribution sieve analysis.
  • Determination of liquid limit and plastic limit of soil by casagrande apparatus.
  • Determination of moisture content and water content of soil sample by oven drying method.
  • Determination of In-situ and Field density of soil by sand replacement method and using core cutter method.
  • Determination of optimum moisture content and maximum dry density using standard Proctor compaction test.
  • Determination of moisture – density relationship using Heavy Proctor compaction test.
  • Determination of shear strength parameters of cohesionless soil by using direct shear test.
  • Determination of shear strength parameters of cohesive soil by using unconfined compression strength of soil.

CONCRETE AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING LABORATORY


Major Equipments
S.No. Name of the Instruments
1 Concrete cube moulds
2 Concrete cylinder moulds
3 Concrete Prism moulds
4 Sieves 1Set
5 Concrete Mixer
6  Slump cone
7  Flow table
8  Vibrator
9  Vee Bee Consistometer
10 Aggregate impact testing machine
11 CBR Apparatus
12  Blains Apparatus
13  Los - Angeles abrasion testing machine
14  Marshall Stability Apparatus
Capabilities
  • Determination of Special gravity of soil solids by pycnometer method.
  • Determination of particle size distribution sieve analysis.
  • Determination of liquid limit and plastic limit of soil by casagrande apparatus.
  • Determination of moisture content and water content of soil sample by oven drying method.
  • Determination of In-situ and Field density of soil by sand replacement method and using core cutter method.
  • Determination of optimum moisture content and maximum dry density using standard Proctor compaction test.
  • Determination of moisture – density relationship using Heavy Proctor compaction test.
  • Determination of shear strength parameters of cohesionless soil by using direct shear test.
  • Determination of shear strength parameters of cohesive soil by using unconfined compression strength of soil.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING LABORATORY


Major Equipments
S.No. Name of the Instruments
1 Models of Structures
2 Computers Pentium IV
3 Analysis and Design Software - Minimum 5 user License

Faculty & Staff

S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Prof.K.Prasad Babu Professor & HoD
2 Dr. J. Sahaya Ruben Associate Professor
3 Mr.R.Rajadurai Assistant Professor
4 Ms.S.Prema Assistant Professor
5 Mr.T.Ravishankar Assistant Professor
6 Mr.S.Muthukumar Assistant Professor
7 Mr.M.Harikaran Assistant Professor
8 Ms.A.Deepa Assistant Professor
9 Ms.A.Benazeer Assistant Professor
10 Mr.R.Suresh Assistant Professor
11 Mr.M.Santhoshkumar Assistant Professor
12 Ms.P.Vanitha Assistant Professor
13 Ms.G.Sathya Assistant Professor
14 Mr.A.Manisekar Assistant Professor
15 Mr.R.Balan Assistant Professor
16 Mr.R.Manikandan Assistant Professor
17 Mr.R.Sankar Assistant Professor
18 Ms.S.M.Janani Assistant Professor
19 Ms.M.S.Sugeerthi Assistant Professor
20 Ms.D.Ramya Assistant Professor
21 Mr.S.Manoj Prabhakar Assistant Professor
22 Mr. G. Arunkumar Assistant Professor
23 Ms. R. Ramya Assistant Professor
24 Mr. B. Dineshkumar Assistant Professor
25 Mr. A. C. Sivaraj Assistant Professor
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Designation Qualification
1 Mr. K. Vetrivel DCE Lab Technician
2 Mr. R. Arun Prasad DCE Lab Technician
3 Mr. K. Periyasamy DCE Lab Technician

Credentials

  • Department is a approved centre for providing structural details for the buildings / structures constructed by Salem Division of Southern Railways.
  • Department is a approved Testing Centre for testing of Building materials for M/s.Albis Constructions Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, M/s.Velavar constructions & M/s. Srinivasa Brick Industries, Salem.
  • Ms.E.Iswarya,  IV year student of Civil Engineering is awarded “Best Student” by ISTE TN Section for the year 2017.

Centre of Excellence

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

S.No Name of the Short Term/Value Added Course No. of Students Benefited
1 Staad Pro. Software Training 122
2 Personality Development & Corporate Skills 110
3 Quantitative aptitude & Interview Skills 110
4 Logical Reasoning & Mock Interviews 110

Events

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies
Events organized in last three academic years:
S.No. Type of Events Date Events Name Resource Person
1 Guest Lecture 24/01/2018 Softwares in Civil Engineering Mr.K.S.Dinesh, Senior Engineer-Business Support(AEC), CADD CENTRE Training Services Pvt. Ltd. Chennai.
2 Guest Lecture 11/01/2018 Pre-fabricated Structures Er.E.D.Viswanath,
Consultant, Salem.
3 Guest Lecture 25/09/2017 Construction Management Er.V.Sriraman, Executive Director, Prayojana Construction Management Training Institute, Salem.
4 Workshop 04/09/2017 Outcome Based Education - NBA Prof.K.Prasadbabu. HoD- Civil, MCE,Salem
5 Orientation Program 22/08/2017 Choice Based Credit System Prof.K.Prasadbabu. HoD- Civil, MCE,Salem.
6 Survey Camp 01/08/2017 to 05/08/2017 Surveying Techniques Civil Dept Faculty
7 Guest Lecture 24/07/2017 Construction Planning and Practice Er.V.BalajiSubramanian, Sri Vijayabharathi Associates, Harur.
8 Knowledge Sharing Session 15/07/2017 Modern Construction Practices in Civil Engineering Mr.R.Suresh,  
AP/Civil,
MCE,Salem.
9 Workshop 16/11/2016 Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Prof.K.Prasadbabu. HoD- Civil, MCE,Salem.
10 Concrete Day 08/09/2016 Special Concretes Er.S.Arunachalam,
Sub-divisional Engineer (Retd), BSNL.
11 Project Exhibition 08/09/2016 Concrete Day Celebrations Civil Dept Faculty
12 Workshop 01/06/2016 Bloom’s Taxonomy Prof.K.Prasadbabu. HoD- Civil, MCE,Salem
13 Workshop 07/03/2016 Advanced Surveying using Total station and GPS Mr.S.Rajkumar,
Presto Land Survey Institute, Salem.
14 Special Lecture 13/02/2016 Clock Towers Prof.K.Prasadbabu. HoD- Civil, MCE,Salem.
15 Special Lecture 07/01/2016 Smart City Mission Prof.K.Prasadbabu
HoD- Civil, MCE,Salem.

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

Name of the Client: Salem Division, Southern Railway

S.No. Date of Work Order Name of Contractor Name of Work
1 02/05/17

Mr.V.Thangamani

Construction of Officers’ Rest House at East Colony, Salem.

2 28/12/17

Mr.V.Thangamani

Construction of Swimming Pool & officers’ club First Floor.

3 30/01/18

M/s.Gayathri Constructions,
Chennai.

Construction of SCADA building with G+2 Floors.

4 10/02/18

Mr.S.Rajendran,
Kollam.

Construction of TTE Rest Rooms.

5 09/01/18

Mr.N.Narayanasamy,
Dindugal

S&T Accomodation for replacement of Panel Interlocking with Electronic Interlocking at Velliyanai, palayam and Eriyodu.

MATERIALS TESTING

S.No. Date of Work Order Name of Contractor Name of Work
1 26/12/17
To
25/05/18
M/s.Albis constructions
Pvt. Ltd. Chennai.
Concrete Cubes
2 24/04/18 M/s.Srinivasa Brick Industries, Salem Fly-Ash Bricks

MoUs

S.No. Name of Organization Domain/ Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 MTS Academy, Chennai Training Training & Placement Short Term Refresher Courses & Training & Placement of Students
2 RK  Constructions, Salem Construction In-Plant Training & Placement Students trained in site & getting field exposure
3 Velavar Constructions, Salem. Construction In-Plant Training & Placement Students trained in site & getting field exposure
4 Presto Land Survey Institute, Salem Training Training & Placement Short Term Refresher Courses & Training & Placement of Students
5 Irrigation Management Training Institute, Trichy Training In-Plant Training Project Works

Contact

Department of Civil Engineering

Mahendra College of Engineering,

Mahendra Salem Campus,

Chennai Main Road, Minnampalli, Salem,

Tamil Nadu 636106.

Phone: (0427) 2482884

E-Mail id: hodcivil@mahendracollege.com