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Department of Civil Engineering, I I T Bombay. since 1958 Current Faculty Strength = 34 (30 + 4) specializations Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Water Resources Engineering (hydraulics and ocean engg.) Remote Sensing (geodesy) Transportation Systems Engineering

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Department of Civil Engineering,

I I T Bombay

  • since 1958 Current Faculty Strength = 34 (30 + 4)
  • specializations
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering (hydraulics and ocean engg.)
  • Remote Sensing (geodesy)
  • Transportation Systems Engineering
  • Current Intake: per year Ph D’s  15
  • M Tech’s  55
  • B Tech / Dual degree  75
  • Current students on roll: Ph D’s  ~ 90 M Tech’s  ~ 100
  • B Tech / Dual degree  ~ 250

Department of Civil Engineering

Vision, Mission and Goals

Vision:To be the fountainhead of new ideas and innovations in civil engineering.

Mission:To offer world-class undergraduate and post- graduate education, research guidance, professional consultancy, outreach and

manpower training as well as leadership in civil engineering.

Goals:To be the highest-ranked civil engineering faculty in the country and among the best-rated departments in the world in terms of teaching quality, research contributions, high-end consultancy, outreach and

manpower training and academic leadership.


Laboratories of the Department

  • Soil Mechanics Lab
  • Hydraulic Engineering and Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Experimental Mechanics Lab
  • Geodesy Lab
  • Concrete Technology Lab
  • Heavy Structures Lab
  • Computational Lab
  • Transportation Systems Engineering Lab
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Lab
  • Geo-environmental Lab
  • Geo-textiles and Geo-synthetics Lab
  • Global Positioning System Lab
  • Artificial Intelligence Lab

National geotechnical centrifuge facility


Selected Research Topics

Structural control

Seismic design

Composites and Computational Mechanics

Structural Health monitoring

Pile foundations Dynamic soil testing

Environmental Geo-technology Centrifuge modeling

Geotechnical earthquake engineering

Watershed management Urban Flood and drainage control

Ground water modeling Ocean hydrodynamics, Climate research

GIS and GPS in Transportation Planning

GPS for deformation studies

Artificial Intelligence computing in different areas of civil engg.

Historically Civil Engg. Dept. has contributed significantly to overall growth of the Institute
  • Dept. Of Earth Sc., CSRE, CESE grew out of Civil Dept.
  • Developed state of the art indigenous Centrifuge

Testing facility

  • Max. no. of Journal publications in engg. Dept.
  • Max. no. of Ph D’s per year
  • Max. no. of consultancy works, consultancy earnings
  • Impressive faculty distinctions and awards

Honorary works and distinctions of Faculty

  • Won innumerable international and national awards for

research contributions

(e.g., Young Scientists, Young Engineers, etc.)

  • On editorial boards of international Journals (e.g., ASCE-JCCE,………..)

and Editors, Co-editors of national Journals (e.g., IGS, ISH)

  • Presidents and Chairmen of national professional bodies,

board members of international professional societies (e.g., ISH, SEC)

  • Advisers of important Govt. and other organizations

and high level committees (e.g., Home and other ministries, RBI,..)

  • Vice Chancellor, Director of large company (during leave)

Prof. Tarun Kant

Fellow, INAE, NSA, Mathur Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. M C Deo

ASCE’s Outstanding Associate Editor Award, IRCC Research Award, Jalavigyan Puraskar ISH

Prof. Y M Desai, Prof. A Goyal, Prof. KVK Rao

Excellence in Teaching Award

Prof. Deepankar Choudhuri:

NASI Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award

INAE Young Engineer Award

INSA Young Scientist Medal

BOYSCAST Fellowship of DST

ISCA Young Scientist Award

DAE-BRNS Young Scientist Research Award –

Prof. V Jothiprakash

Department of Irrigation, MWR Prize given by Institution of Engineers (I) -

ISTE-SGSITS National Award for Best Research Work by Young Teachers given by Indian Society for Technical Education,

The Hem Prabha–SN Gupta Award for the best paper given by Institution of Engineers (India)

INAE YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD 2004, given by Indian National Academy of Engineering



  • CEO’s / equivalent of large Indian and multi-national companies

(e. g., Samsung offshore,... Ambuja Cement)

  • High ranking government officers

(e. g., Secretaries, Chief Engineers,,,,)

  • Successful entrepreneurs

(e. g., in India, U S, Canada)

  • Academicians in prestigious universities

(e. g., Stanford, Texas and M,….. other IIT;s)


  • Enter after a highly competitive and prestigious entrance exam

(selection chance: 1 in 100)

  • Placement ~ 100 percent (one of the highest paid under graduates)

Use of Departmental Development Fund (DDF)

  • Fellowships to self financing students
  • Salary of System Administrator, Admin. Officer, Office Asstt.
  • Travel support to students – national and international
  • Travel support to faculty–national and international– tagged to performance
  • Equipment, contingency requirement of each faculty
  • Major equipments, classroom furniture, PCs, laptops, LCD projectors,…….
  • Office equipments for each faculty
  • Licensed software for classroom teaching

Golden Jubilee Initiatives

  • Starting a new M S program in Infrastructure Engg. with NTU
  • Establishing new Infrastructure Engg. Lab
  • Conducting International conference, workshop, exhibition, alumni meet
  • Instituting Chair faculty positions – 3
  • Conducting Review of the Department –bench-marking, seek future direction
  • Up-gradation and augmentation of classrooms and lab facilities
  • Creation of additional space for labs, common areas,…
  • Implementation of completely overhauled B Tech/DD course curriculum – futuristic


  • Increasing number of consultancy works with significant technology development component
  • Undertaking more large-budget and high-impact R and D projects
  • Publishing more in journals of high impact factors and increasing citation values of publications
  • Recruiting faculty in certain areas where currently no representation
  • Meeting ever increasing demand for space