Department of Civil Engineering

The department of Civil Engineering was established as a part of G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology (GCET), Vallabh Vidyanagar in the year 2014 and a separate building was constructed named as "Dr. C C Patel & Mrs. Sushilaben Patel Department of Civil Engineering, GCET". With an intake of 60, the branch had initially been affiliated to Gujarat Technological University (GTU), Ahmedabad till 2020. Since the academic year 2020-21, GCET is one of the constituent colleges under CVM University. The first batch of the department of civil engineering graduated in the year 2018. The Department of Civil Engineering is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation(NBA) for the academic year 2022-23,2023-24 and 2024-25, i.e., upto 30-06-2025.

The department has all the necessary laboratories which are equipped with modern equipment and instruments required for UG program. The major laboratories in the department are Concrete Technology, Geotechnical Engineering lab, Applied Fluid Mechanics lab, Mechanics of Solids lab, Transportation Engineering lab and Environmental Engineering lab. A separate computer lab is developed with 40 computers with advanced software such as ArcGIS, AUTOCAD, STAAD.Pro etc. The department has qualified faculty and supporting staff members. Two faculty members are PhD holders, 5 faculty members are pursuing PhD and the other two are postgraduates. Faculty members regularly update their knowledge by attending various training programs and FDPs.

The department has strong interaction with the industry experts to understand future challenges as well as expectations of the industry. To fulfil the industrial requirements, Department regularly organises various workshops, training programs, expert talks, educational visits, GATE classes, general aptitude sessions in collaboration with industrial experts as a part of continuous learning for students and staff. Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) student chapter under CII was launched in the department in 2015. The department organises many academic and co-curricular activities under the IGBC student chapter.

The department has received a grant of Rs. 10,00,000/- from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India for the year 2021-23. The department has also received grants from Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), Gujarat and AICTE-ISTE for organising symposium and refresher programs respectively. One faculty member has been granted a patent for 20 years by the Patent Office, Government of India. One of the student groups has received Summer Innovation Challenge (SIC)-2018 SSIP award and a cash prize of 50,000/- from Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, then Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat. Two students (one each from 2019 graduated batch and 2020 graduated batch) have received L&T's Build India Scholarship (BIS). Many students got campus placement and some of the students have graduated or are pursuing higher education from IITs / NITs/ reputed institutes in India and abroad.



To mould professionally competent and ethical civil engineers to fulfill the needs of the society.

  1. To adopt excellent teaching learning process through academically proficient faculty members, State of Art laboratories & other infrastructure facilities.
  2. To foster innovative & intellectual research with practical applications.
  3. To promote co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for meeting global challenges with vibrancy and creativity.
  4. To nurture set of core values in the students that promotes the development of rural areas of the country.

Programme Educational Objectives

  1. To achieve technical and managerial skills at individual capabilities and / or team within economical, environmental and social constrains.

  2. To be trained to plan, design & execute various engineering projects using optimum resources, modern technologies, various codes & softwares for sustainable development.
  3. To equip for immediate employment, entrepreneurship, post-graduation and R & D activities by developing logical thinking, capacity to imagine & visualize for lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes

  1. Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
  2. Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 multi-disciplinary environments
  12. Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of techno logical change.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  1. Ability to conceptualize and utilize the principles, procedures and relevant codal provisions for the determination of engineering properties of materials, analysis and design of the structures.
  2. Carry out all types of managerial tasks in construction projects with team spirit & ethics.

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  1. Ability to conceptualize and utilize the principles, procedures and relevant codal provisions for the determination of engineering properties of materials, analysis and design of the structures.
  2. Carry out all types of managerial tasks in construction projects with team spirit & ethics.