The Department of Civil Engineering took its genesis in 1958 and is now one among the oldest and the most dynamic engineering departments in the State of Kerala. The Department of Civil Engineering offers Under Graduate, two Post Graduate and Doctoral programmes. It is a Centre for Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and also offers doctoral programmes (full time under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and Part Time Doctoral Degree Programme affiliated to the University of Kerala). The research and developmental activities are funded by the AICTE, TEQIP, the Institution of Engineers (India), the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) and the Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD). Ever since its inception, the department has been a hub of academic excellence giving great emphasis on consultancy works and attention to research activities, leading to the status of accreditation for the UG (6 years) and PG programmes (2 years) by NBA. Today it is ranked one of the best in the state, with its alumni being forerunners in the professional diaspora in different parts of the world. Every year, the department produces the finest graduates in Kerala, who are highly sought-after by the professional community. The department is blessed with state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified and experienced faculty members. The department, in addition to the academic activities, serves as an authorized testing and consultancy centre for industries and the general public. The list of clients associated with the department include Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. (KMML), Kerala Public Works Department (KPWD), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Harbour Engineering Department, Kollam Corporation, Employee's State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Indian Railways, Kerala Water Authority, Nirmithi Kendra, Steel Industrials Kerala Limited (SILK), Local Self Government Department (LSGD), Indian Rare Earths and many public and private agencies. The services offered by the department include structural design, detailing, testing, forensic investigations, field inspection and monitoring, surveying, site investigation report and expert opinion in various issues related to building construction, structural, geotechnical, transportation, environmental and water resources engineering.
To impart holistic and research oriented education in civil engineering, in conformity with global standards while adhering to environmental sustenance.