Civil Engineering




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The Civil Engineering Department started in 1987 with a UG Programme with an intake of 60. Since the Academic year 2012-13, the intake has been increased to 120. The intake for the current Academic Year (2024-25) is 60. Two year Post Graduation programme M.Tech in Construction Technology was started in 2010 with an intake of 18 and M.Tech in Structural Engineering in the year 2017 with an intake of 24. The Department is also recognized as a Research Centre offering M.Sc. (Engg.) and Ph.D. programmes with 9 research scholars pursuing their Ph. D. In addition, the Department Students' Association (OCEAN) organizes seminars, workshops, educational tours and design competitions for Civil Engineering students. It also conducts Leadership Training, Personality Development Training and Entrepreneurship Development Programmes. The Department has taken up Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST) funded projects and is also working on developing Masonry blocks and Paver blocks using Industrial waste materials under Karnataka New Age Incubation Centre, NMAMIT funded by the Department of IT, BT and S & T, government of Karnataka.

The department of Civil Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte an off-campus centre of Nitte Deemed to be University, signed an MOU with L&T EduTech under College Connect scheme to provide practical and application-oriented learning to make learners job-ready. As more and more recruiters look for job-ready candidates, the program provides live industry exposure through simulated laboratories and immersive programs. The program aims to provide physical immersion programs, thereby enriching the learning process. This MoU empowers faculty and facilitates industry-academia collaboration in undertaking industry-led research programs.

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in Engineering Procurement and Construction Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Services. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide. L&T Construction, India's largest construction organisation and ranked among the world's top contractors, has been over the past seven decades transforming cityscapes and landscapes with structures of immense size and grandeur. The L&T EduTech MoU enables the NMAMIT Civil Engineering Graduates form the academic year 2023 securing B. Tech. degree combined with a specialization in Transportation Infrastructure Engineering certificate from L& T EduTech. It is a career integrated program first of its kind in the state of Karnataka.

In the world of engineering and technology, change and advancements are happening at the speed of light. Academia needs to keep pace with this change and career professionals need to adapt. The vision for L&T EduTech is to be a bridge between academia and industry, between career professionals and ever-changing technology. L&T EduTech firmly believes that, only when these need gaps are filled, we will have truly empowered and knowledgeable workforce that will lead India in the future.


To uphold the Department as a leader in community development through innovation and excellence in diverse areas of Civil Engineering to meet the global challenges and market demands


  • To provide the students a strong theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand the basic concept and fundamentals of various Civil Engineering subjects
  • To be competent and skilled enough to take the challenges in Research, Consultancy and Entrepreneurship
  • To encourage the students in developing professional ethics through discipline and principles

The graduates of the program will be :

  • Equipped with fundamentals of Civil Engineering along with interdisciplinary science, engineering and management concepts
  • Equipped with advanced and emerging field of Civil Engineering practices to compete and match with the industrial requirements
  • Competent to conceive the ideas, prepare plan, design, execute, monitor and manage the project with the effective utilization of resources such as men, material, machine and money along with time effectively
  • Able to learn and adapt to suit the needs and challenges of real-world problems and come up with optimal solutions.
  • PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3: Design/development of solutions: 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.
  • P04: Conduct investigations of complex problems: 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.
  • PO5: Modern tool usage: 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.
  • PO6: The engineer and society: 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.
  • PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • P09: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10:Communication: 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.
  • PO11: Project management and finance: 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 multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12: Life-long learning:Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  • PSO 1: Ability to apply the knowledge of Civil Engineering domains, conduct experiments, analyze, interpret data and design the system components
  • PSO2: Enrich the knowledge in Structural, Geo technical, Transportation, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Infrastructure and Development, Surveying and Geo-informatics by means of innovative practices
  • PSO3:Competency to plan, produce detailed drawings, write specification, prepare cost estimates, selection of materials, schedule work plans, execute and value real properties


Major Laboratories

The Department of Civil Engineering has 10 well equipped laboratories: Material Testing Lab, Highway Engineering Lab,

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Concrete and Highway

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Geotechnical Engineering laboratory

Geotechnical Engineering

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Material Testing Laboratory

Universal Testing Machine( 40 Tonne Capacity)

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Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Flame Photometer

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Total Station R-325NX

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Applied Engineering Geology

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R S & G I S Laboratory

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Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machinery

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CAD Laboratory

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Structures Laboratory

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Earthquake EngineeringLaboratory

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Number of students pursuing Ph. D. Under VTU

Sl.No. Name of the Guide No. of Candidates Registered under VTU
1 Dr. I R Mithanthaya 05
2 Dr. Udaykumar G. 01
3 Dr.Srinath Shetty K 01
4 Dr. Radhakrishnan K 03
5 Dr. Bhojaraj B.E. 01
6 Dr. Mahadeve Gowda S.K. 01

Number of Papers published in Scopus indexed journals, Conferences/Seminars conducted and Conferences/Seminars attended by the Faculty members (2019 – 2020)

No. of Research Papers Published No. of Conference / Symposium / Seminar conducted No. of Conference / Symposium / Seminar attended by the Faculty
16 02 26

List of Research projects under National / State / Private Ffunding Agencies (including state governmentt.) during the year 2019-2020

Name of the Faculty/Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Total Amount Sanctioned (Rs.)
Dr. Mithun B M Accelerated Strength Testing of Alkali Activated Slag Concrete Mixes Nitte Deemed to be University 8,53,000.00
Dr. I.R. Mithanthaya
Mr. Shriram Marathe
Study and Development of Cost effective and Green Masonry block using Industrial waste materials NMAMIT Research grant 4,95,000.00

Details of Funded projects

1. Study and to develop Cost Effective and Green Masonry Block using Industrial waste materials

Title of the project
Study and to Develop Cost Effective and Green Masonry Block Using Industrial Waste Materials
Sponsoring Agency NMAMIT Research Grant 2017-18
Name of PI Dr. I R Mithanthaya, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Name of CO-PI Mr. Shriram P Marathe, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Date of commencement 30 October 2017
Duration 36 months
Total sanctioned cost of the project Rs.4,95,000.00

2. Strength Prediction of Alkali Activated Slag Concrete Mixes

Title of the project Strength Prediction of Alkali Activated Slag Concrete Mixes
Sponsoring Agency Nitte Deemed to be University
Name of PI Dr. Mithun B M, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Name of CO-PI 1. Dr. Udayakumar G, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
2. Dr. Srinath Shetty K, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Date of commencement 30 October 2017
Duration 36 months
Total sanctioned cost of the project Rs.8,53,000.00


  • Duration - 4 years
  • Semester - 08
  • Intake - 60 Students
Sl.No Name of Research Scholar Name of Research Guide Title of Research Year of registration Research Centre
1 Mr. Purandara K Dr. Mahadeve Gowda S.K. Development and study the properties of Engineered cementitious composite 2013 NMAMIT Nitte
2 Mr. Pushparaj A. Naik Dr. Udaykumar G. Reed bed concept of waste water treatment and production of bio gas from reed chaff and other blends 2013 NMAMIT Nitte
3 Ms. Deepa S Dr. I R Mithanthaya A Comparitive Study on Buildings Designed For Gravity Load & Retrofitted with Lateral Load Resistant Elementsan Analytical Study 2014 NMAMIT Nitte
4 Mr. Shriram P. Marathe Dr. I R Mithanthaya Performance evaluation of strength and durability studies on alkali activated geo-polymer concrete using industrial wastes. 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
5 Mr. Vinod T D'Souza Dr. I R Mithanthaya Stabilization/Modification of local soils using Geopolymer cement-A non-conventional approach 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
6 Mr. Purushotham C T Dr. I R Mithanthaya Developing a non-homogeneous environmental friendly RCC 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
7 Mr. Hanumanthu S K Dr. I R Mithanthaya Performance evaluation of geopolymer concrete with respect to strength and durability 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
8 Mrs. Thangamani R. Dr. Radhakrishnan K Integrated geohydrological study and palaeo environmental studies of karkalamicrowatershed, karnataka, India. 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
9 Mr. Sanathkumar K. R Dr. Radhakrishnan K Sediment dynamics and coastal vulnerability studies along karnataka coast 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
10 Ms. AnupamaNatesh Dr. Radhakrishnan K Environmental analysis of endosulfan impact at padre microwatershed, Kasargod district Kerala using integrated geomatics and artificial neural network approach 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
11 Mr. Shridhara T N Dr.Srinath Shetty K Fenton and Photofenton oscillation of phynelediamine containing aua solution 2015 NMAMIT Nitte
12 Mr. Sushanth S. Bhandary Dr. Bhojaraja BE Hyperspectralremote sensing for pollutant concentration analysis in various plants subjected to Phytoremediation 2018 NMAMIT Nitte


Students selected in the campus recruitment in 2020-2021.

  • Climber Knowledge Int -01
  • DXC Technologies- 02
  • Accenture- 01
  • Infosys-01
  • Sobha Ltd-03
  • TCS Ninja -01
  • SSI Staffing Pvt Ltd- 01
  • Winman Software-01
  • Winspark Innovations-01

Students selected in the campus recruitment in 2021-2022.

  • Allegion India-05
  • CDD Society- 01
  • Cognizant GenC-10
  • DXC Technologies-09
  • Wipro-04
  • TCS Ninja-01
  • Framework-01

Students selected in the campus recruitment in 2022-2023.

  • JSW Group-01
  • Nidec Read Corporation, Japan-01
  • Prism Johnson Limited-08
  • Capgemini-01
  • Arl Technologies-01
  • Sterlite technologies limited-03
  • TCS-03
  • Mindtree-02
  • Cognizant-07
  • PiCa Corp-01
  • CDDS-01
  • KinLong Hardware India. Pvt. Ltd-02
  • Pentagon Space Pvt Ltd, Bangalore-02
  • HiveMinds (Digital Marketing agency), Bangalore-02
  • Byju’s-02

Faculty Achievements

Sl.No. Year Name of the Faculty Name of the Award
1. 2017 Dr.Bhojaraja B E G.M.Nawathe Best paper award from The Indian Society for Hydraulics
2. 2017 Dr.Mithun B M Research Excellence Award from Institute for Exploring Advances in Engineering
3. 2017 Dr.Mithun B M Young Achiever Award from Institute for Exploring Advances in Engineering

Clubs & Chapters


The aim of the Organization of Civil Engineering Aspirants of Nitte (OCEAN) is to promote educational, social, cultural and sporting activities amongst Civil Engineering students. In addition, it also provides opportunities to build professional leadership qualities, team work, and personality development and exhibit technical skills. Through consistent student activities, they learn more about civil engineering aspects to meet community expectations. Students are also encouraged to participate in techno cultural events held at various levels. It inspires students to represent the department at recruitment, industry and alumni events across the society.

The main events are mentioned below:

  • Industrial and field visits are organised by the Association to encourage students to develop interest in civil engineering projects
  • Association aims to conduct workshops /Hands on training on recent trends which are not being covered in the curriculum
  • In order to promote team work, the members of the Association are given the responsibility to organize Teachers’ day celebration, Fresher’s day and other festivals which helps in developing a friendly student-teacher relationship
  • Technical talks, guest lectures and Alumni interaction are conducted on regular basis
  • VanaMahothsava, Swach Bharath Abhiyan, Clean and Green Nitte Programmes are arranged to promote environmental awareness
  • Encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities and sports activities

ISTE and IEI Student & Faculty Chapter

The details of activities are given below

Hands on Training Program on Masonry Block making

A hands-on a training program on “Masonry Block Making using Block Making Machine” was delivered by Er. Arunachalam, Machine Technician, from Global Impex Manufacturing Company, Coimbatore, on 19 July 2019 from 10.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. for the teaching and non-teaching staff of Civil Engineering Department. He explained the technique of preparation of hollow blocks, and masonry solid blocks using the same machine to all the lab assistants. He provided insights regarding the working of the machine, the operations, and tips for maintenance of the same for its long run. During the program, the participants were provided hands-on-training in preparing the blocks by operating the machine under the guidance of Er. Arunachalam .

Investment Opportunities & Financial Planning

An awareness seminar on “Investment Opportunities & Financial Planning” was organized by the IEI and ISTE faculty chapter of NMAMIT in-association with the Department of Civil Engineering on 21 August 2019 afternoon from 2.30 to 4.30 at PG Lecture Hall 02 in the Department of Civil Engineering. The resource persons,Mr. Leo Amal, and Mr. Ravish Balakrishnan, experienced personal financial consultants from Lifetime Asset Strategies Private Limited, Mangalore presented various aspects of investment and financial planning. Mr. Leo Amal provided an insight on the importance of investment and the power of compounding. Mr. Ravish Balakrishnan in his talk spoke about personal financial planning and its importance for future security of the individuals and family.

Literature Review & Project Insights

A technical seminar on “Literature Review and Project Insights” was organized by the IEI and ISTE student chapter of NMAMIT in-association with the Department of Civil Engineering on 11 September 2019 from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM at NC-11 in the Department. of Civil Engineering. The resource persons were Assistant Professors in Civil Engineering department , Mr.Shriram P. Marathe, and Dr. Anil Kumar, The program was exclusively organized for the final year B.E. students of Civil Engineering Department. The resource person Mr.ShriramMarathe presented an insight on the importance of projects in students' life.Dr. Anil Kumar in his talk discussed literature review and its importance in defining a project research problem.

Workshop on “Pavement Analysis Using KENPAVE Software”

A technical software hands-on training program on “Pavement Analysis Using KENPAVE Software” was organized by the IEI and ISTE student chapter of NMAMIT in-association with the Department of Civil Engineering on 13 January 2020. The resource person Mr.Shriram P. Marathe, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering delivered a lecture to the first year M. Tech students of Construction Technology. He enlightened the students about the importance of KENPAVE Software in analysis and designing of Pavements.

Seminar on “Marshall Method of Mix Design

A technical seminar on “Marshall Method of Mix Design" was organized by the IEI and ISTE Student Chapter of NMAMIT on 16 January 2020. The resource person Mr.Shriram P. Marathe, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering presented an exclusive talk for the final year/pre-final year GATE aspirant Students of Civil Engineering, NMAMIT. He provided insights on the importance of Marshall Test and mix design based on the same test in the bituminous pavement construction.

Preparation Strategies for GATE & Engineering Services

A special webinar on “Preparation Strategies for GATE and ESE” was delivered by Mr.ShriramMarathe, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, on 05 May 2020 for the registered Pre-Final year B.E students of Civil branch. The session was carried-out through google meet application. The link of the event was The event was organized under ISTE-IEI student chapter (Civil Engineering) of NMAMIT Nitte.He enlightened the students about the importance of GATE examination and other related competitive examinations with their scope for Civil Engineering students. He also gave tips regarding the preparation strategies for preparation of such examinations.

Conferences/Workshop/Seminars conducted Date No. of days Participants
Workshop on “Pavement Analysis Using KENPAVE Software” 13 January 2020 Half Day I M.Tech (Civil) students
Seminar on “Marshall Method of Mix Design” 16 January 2021 Half Day Final year/pre-final year Civil Engg. students
An OCEAN Event “Effective use of BIM in Construction Management” 20 February 2020 1 Final Year Students
Two days FDP on “New Education Policy as applied to Civil Engineering Course” 12 - 13 June 2020 2 26 faculty + 4 non-teaching staff
Online webinar on “Sustainable Construction for Greener Future – A Concrete Solution” 17 July 2020 1 170 Praticipants
Live Webinar on “GIS for Civil Engineering Applications” 5 August 2020 1 150 Participants
Webinar on “Sustainable Construction for Greener Future – A Concrete Solution” 17 August 2020 1 170 participants
International Conference on “Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability” (CTCS 2020) Under the Aegis of ICETE 2020 – A multi-conference platform 22 & 23 December 2020 2
One day training program about “Soil Testing and Fertiliser Recommendation (STFR) Meter Kit” Village Level Soil testing Lab in NMAMIT, Nitte. 27 February 2021 1 3 staff
Webinar on “Successful Entrepreneurial Journey for Aspiring Entrepreneurs” 9 May 2021 1 Hr 105 students of all branch
A special webinar on “Preparation Strategies for GATE and Engineering Services” 22 May 2021 2 Hr 2nd year Civil Engg. students
Webinar on "Application of Concrete Technology in Urban Landscape Concrete Products" 26 June 2021 3 Hr. All MTech & Civil Students
One-week online FDP on “Contemporary Challenge and Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering (CCRACE-2021) 1 September 2021 7 80 External + 32 PG students + 27 faculty members
Industrial Visit to “Ultratech Concrete Ltd - Industrial area, Baikampady, Mangalore” 8 October 2021 1 VII semester Students
Seminar on “Introduction To Research For Beginners ”- 24 February 2022 M.Tech Students +office bearers of ISTE-IEI
Special Seminar on “Higher Studies Options and Preparation Strategies for Competitive Exams” 3 March 2022 40 students
Industrial Visit Report 30 March 2022 6th sem students
Talk on “Higher Studies and Job Opportunities for Civil Engineers in Australia” 2 June 2022 Civil students
A Five Day Faculty Development Program on “Python Programming” 1 - 6 August 2022 26 faculties + Lab Assistants

List of MoUs

Sl.No.Agency MOU Period Document Reference
1CITY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL,UDUPI 01-04-2019 to 31-03-2021 SUBIN-KAKA-......SHCIL60208219978725R
3TOWN MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, KAUP 01-04-2019 to 31-03-2021 SUBIN-KAKA-SHCIL60208320315321R
4PWP AND IWT DEPARTMENT, KARKALA 01-04-2019 to 31-03-2021 SUBIN-KAKA-SHCIL60209816733201R
5NIRMITHI KENDRA, UDUPI 01-04-2019 to 31-03-2021 SUBIN-KAKA-SHCIL60208548636772R
6TOWN MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, KARKALA 01-04-2019 to 31-03-2021 SUBIN-KAKA-SHCIL60208728260237R

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