Professor & Head,
Department of Civil Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 6429, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064.
The department has excellent facilities/teaching aids for effective teaching – learning process. The spacious class rooms have audio visual equipments. The department also has well equipped laboratories for material testing, surveying, CAD, environmental studies, concrete and highway work, Geotechnical work, Hydraulic &Machineries and Geology.
The Material Testing laboratory is equipped with instruments such as Universal testing machine (100 tonnes capacity), Compression testing Machine, Hardness testing machines and Impact testing machines. This laboratory is used for quality control measures of civil engineering materials.
The Surveying laboratory has Total Stations, Theodolites, Dumpy Levels, Prismatic Compasses, Plane Table equipments, Digital Planimeter and other equipment. In this laboratory, students execute irrigation projects, Highway projects, new tank projects, water supply and sanitation.
This CAD laboratory is equipped with multi-user licenses for software such as STRUDS software, Auto CAD and NISA software. Students use this software for analysis and design work.
The Environmental laboratory is equipped with instruments such as pH meter, spectrophotometer, flame photometer, COD and BOD equipments jar test apparatus. In this laboratory, students learn about water quality analysis and waste water treatment and management.
The Concrete and Highway laboratory has compression testing machines, flow test tables, slump test equipment, abrasion testing machines, Marshall stability test equipment, Vicat apparatus and much more. Students use this laboratory for quality control testing of concrete and highway materials which are using in construction industry.
The Geotechnical Engineering laboratory is equipped with triaxial testing equipment, direct shear test equipment, vane shear test equipment, CBR test equipment, compaction test equipment, core cutters, sieves, permeability test apparatus and other equipment. Students use this laboratory to study fundamental properties of soil to assess parameters such as the safe bearing capacity of soil and CBR values pertaining to strengthening of the soil.
The Hydraulic and Machineries laboratory is equipped with the Francis Turbine, Kaplan turbine, Impact of jet on Vanes, Wears, Flow through Pipes and other equipment. This laboratory is used to study the hydraulic properties of water pertaining to water resource engineering.
This laboratory is equipped with samples of rocks and minerals specimens, models and charts. This laboratory is used to study the properties of rock and minerals.