CIVIL ENGINEERING
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DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

The Civil Engineering department has highly qualified and competent faculty members who are known for their area of expertize. Many faculty members are engaged in research activities and pursuing a Doctorate program (PhD).

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VISION, MISSION, OBJECTIVE & OUTCOMES

To be one among the topnotch Civil Engineering departments in India, create Centre of Excellence, to provide globally competent Civil Engineering graduates serving the needs of the society and sustainable development..

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Civil Engineering Graduates will be able to take up Challenging roles in industry to become successful Entrepreneurs. Civil Engineering Graduates will engage themselves in lifelong learning by taking up ..

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

Process of Teaching & Learning

The Course Co-ordinators are adopting some of the following delivery methods in addition to regular class room teaching.

  • Presentation by student groups from the class
  • Task oriented discussion by small group
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Use of exhibits and displays by Course Co-ordinators
  • Supervised study during class period
  • Use of case studies
  • Self-Learning through facilitator
  • ICT –Information Communication Tools – YouTube Videos, web links, NPTEL course materials, etc. relevant to the topic are provided to the students.

During the classroom interaction with students, it is encouraged to use collaborative learning and some of the concepts are explained through case studies and real world examples. The following methods are also adopted.

Context Based Learning – Context based teaching enables the students to learn from experience. By interpreting new information (daily newspaper) where, when and why it has occurred and relating it to the concepts students have already learnt in the class, the learners are made to analyze and infer with a case study. Examples are supported by site visit whenever possible.

Peer Teaching - In peer teaching, a specific topic is assigned to each student (individually or in teams) for presentation to a small group of students or to the entire class. The Course Co-ordinators establishes minimum requirements or guidelines for the presentation and includes a couple of examples. The presentation must include reference web pages, videos if available, case studies, etc., as suggested by the instructor.

Quality of laboratory experiments with regard to conducting experiments, recording observations, analysis of data etc.

The core courses of the programme are supported by laboratory component (Ref Fig 2.3) through which students are provided an opportunity for delegated hands on training. The learners’ ability is continuously assessed during regular laboratory class, with emphasis on conduction of experiment, recording of data, analysis of results and inference. Their level of understanding is evaluated through viva-voce. The performance of students is evaluated once in a semester through MSE – Mid Semester Examination internally by Course Co-ordinators and through SEE – Semester End Examination, jointly by internal and external examiners (as co-examiner).


Encouraging bright students

  • Good performers have the opportunity to complete the programme in advance (in 3 and a half years) and take up Project Work or Internship in Industries /reputed Universities abroad.
  • Students are also encouraged to participate in paper presentation, publicationsand to take compitative examinations such as KPSC, GATE, GRE, TOEFL etc.
  • The students have the facility to participate in research activities in Centre’s of Excellence.
  • Students are facilities with software training classes.

Assisting weak students

  • From the analysis of results of first MSE-Mid Semester Examinations, poor performers (students with marks < 15) are identified and they are provided with individual attention through remedial/tutorial classes. Improvement in their performance is recorded.
  • Students who are lacking communication skill (oral and writting) are identified (through regular interaction during classes) and are provided with special English coaching in Language laboratory classes.
  • Assistance and regular tracking of performance through mentors – Mentors identify poor performer in their group of mentees, monitor their attendance, counsel them, interact with parents, and motivate them.
  • Academically week students who are keen and good in other activities (co and extracurricular activities and sports) are encouraged to continue to perform well in their field of interest, without neglecting the academic responsibilities. The academic performance is monitored and analyzed regularly.

Quality of Semester End Examination, internal semester question papers, assignments and evaluation

The system of evaluating the learners’ performance through Mid Semester Examination (MSE1, II, III), Learning Assignments 1, 2 (LA1, LA2) and Semester End Examinations (SEE) is explained under Semester End Examinations and Continuous Interanl Evaluation (CIE) separately. As an Autonomous Institution, the SEE evaluation is made transparent by involving External Examiners from other institutions as members of Panel of Examiners (PoE), controlled /monitored by Board of Examiners (BoE) for Question paper setting, practical exams and evaluation of answer scripts. Entire system of Examination and evaluation is controlled and monitored by Controller of Examinations. Roles and Responsibilities of various memebrs of examination system under Autonomous system are described under criteria 10.

Semester End Examination

The process involved in Semester End Examination is as follows.

Question paper setting

  • Academic Calendar (Fig. 2.7) consists of notification of Semester End Examination (SEE) schedule.
  • A copy of list of subjects of both Odd and Even semesters duly signed by Head of the Department is submitted to DUGC panel and to Autonomous office
  • SEE Coordinator communicates with members of Panel of Examiners (PoE) to take their consent / know their willingness to set the question paper (QP).
  • An Appointment Order duly signed by Chairman, BoE, for setting SEE question paper, preparing scheme of evaluation and solution will be dispatched in a sealed cover along with curriculum of subject, model of QP, templates for QP and solution, and a remuneration form with a due date for submitting the QP.
  • Three question papers and corresponding scheme of evaluation and solution; one from Course coordinators and two from external members of PoE are set on each Course as per the standard procedure established in Autonomous system, adhering strictly to the confidentiality.
  • QPs received from the members of PoE are stacked in a sealed Almera till the meeting of BoE, conducted as per the schedule.

BoE Meeting

  • Sealed covers of question papers are opened during BoE meeting in the presence of External BOE member, scrutinized thoroughly for quality and to see that the questions are set well with in the syllabus, mapping to CO’s and Bloom levels and also to make the question paper error free. The QP with major deviation will be rejected.
  • Questions and corresponding scheme and solutions from all the three question papers are mixed /blended unit wise, selecting questions from different question papers for transparency.
  • QPs along with a scheme of evaluation and solution in sealed covers are submitted to Controller of Examination (CoE) for further process.

Typing of QP and releasing it during examination

  • Typing of question papers from manuscripts is under the supervision of Controller of Examination (CoE)
  • Proof reading of question papers to make it free from errors by one of the internal BoE members assigned by the BoE chairman
  • Printing of all the QPs (3) and sealing in a Blind envelope. Finally, only one question paper will be picked randomly by CoE / Dean academic and released for the examination.

Quality in CIE

  • Preparation of MSE I, II and III Time Table, adhering to the schedule of Academic Calendar.
  • Preparation of MSE question papers as per the standard format (which includes Blooms Level- BL and COs), submission of QP and Scheme of Evaluation to CIE Coordinator well in advance for smooth conduction of MSEs.
  • Scrutinee of Question papers and schemes for quality by DUGC
  • Evaluation of Blue Books as per scheme of evaluation
  • Scheme of valuation are announced, answer books are given to the students for redressal of their grievances on evaluation
  • Marks are entered into Gurukul before then set due date of entry of marks.
  • Conduction of Learning Assignements (LA) - LA1 and LA2, evaluating them and marks are entered in Gurukul.
  • Dispatching students report to parents
  • CIE report (Student Ledger) is generated from Gurukul. Student ledger duly signed by student, Course Coordinator and HOD is submitted to Autonomous office, before SEE Examination.

Scheme of CIE and SEE.

  • To improve the quality of question papers, faculty members prepare the the question papers mapping each questions to Course Outcomes (COs) and Bloom’s Taxonomy Level (BL).
  • Question paper of Semester End Examination (SEE) is set and evaluated for 100 Marks and later is reduced to 50 marks.
  • Continuous Internal Evaluation is set for 50 marks, which includes 30marks from best two of MSE I, II and III, 10 marks from surprise tests and 10 marks from assignments i.e., 50% of the weightage in each subject will be given to continuous Internal evaluation during the term work in the form of tests (MSEs), assignments, surprise tests, projects, hands-on experiments, seminars, discussions etc.
  • As an Autonomous Institution, the SEE evaluation is made transparent by involving member of PoE as External Examiners / Evaluators from other institutions for Question paper setting, practical exams & evaluation of answer scripts.

Scheme of (CIE) Continuous Internal Evaluation and SEE (Semester End Examination)

Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE)

Theory

Conducted for

Allotted Marks

Mid Sem Exam (MSE) I

30 Marks

Average of Best Two

30 Marks

Mid Sem Exam (MSE) II

30 Marks

Mid Sem Exam (MSE) III

30 Marks

LA-1

Assignment, Surprise test, Mini Projects, Experimental work/ Tutorials (Submission of Drawing Sheets in case of CAED / CMD / Electrical Machine Drawing)

10 Marks

10 Marks

LA-2

Surprise Test, Quiz, Seminar, Mini Projects, Experimental work

10 Marks

10 Marks

Semester End Exam (SEE)

100 Marks

50 Marks

Grand Total

100 Marks

Practicals / Laboratory Classes

Conducted for

Allotted Marks

Mid Sem Exam (MSE)

15 Marks

15 Marks

Records and Continuous Assessment

30 Marks

30 Marks

Viva-Voce, Surprise Test, Quiz (Objective Type)

05 Marks

05 Marks

Semester End Exam (SEE)

50 Marks

50 Marks

Grand Total

100 Marks

100 Marks

Project Work(CIE)



Phase-1 & Phase-2 evaluation conducted in 7th Sem (CIE)

50 Marks

50 Marks

Phase-3 & Phase-4 evaluation conducted in 8th Sem (CIE)

50 Marks

50 Marks

Project Work (SEE)

100 Marks

100 Marks

Grand Total


200 Marks

Internship (CIE)

50 Marks

50 Marks

Internship (SEE)

50 Marks

50 Marks

Grand Total


100 Marks

CIE of Laboratory in Practical Classes

  • Conduction of experiments and Continuous Assessment of Observationin Record in the laboratory:
  • The laboratory experiments are introduced to students considering the pre-requisite knowledge required to carry out the experiments. If the course pre-requisites are not metwith, the course instructor will provide necessary theoretical knowledge required before start of experiments.
  • After the detailed instructions on theoretical background, conduction, calculations and interpretation of the results, the hands-on practical exercises are demonstrated and students are allowed to practice.
  • The laboratory experiments are conducted by the students under the supervision of faculty-in-charge of the batch.
  • Recording of observation, calculations, evaluation and inference on the final results and checking is carried out on the day of laboratory classes, including checking the Practical Record writing of previous week’s work.
  • Also typical viva questions, codal references are provided in the respective manual for improving preparedness and understanding of subject.
  • Evaluation of laboratory work during Continuous Internal Evaluation is carried out for 30 marks, allotting 15 marks for involvement of a learner in the calss, observations and calculations and remaining 15 marks for Record writeup.
  • Laboratory Final evaluation for CIE is conducted at the end of the semester in a manner, similar to the final practical examination and substantial marks are added in the lab CIE marks.

Conduction of Laboratory Examinations

Laboratory Examinations are conducted as per the standard procedure of Autonomous system adhering to scheduled Time Table approved by the autonomous office, strictly by an Internal Examiner and an External Examiner from PoE as Co-Examiner.

Evaluation of Internship and project Reports - Quality of Student’s Projects/Internship Reports

The following process is adopted to adhere to the quality requirement of Project Work / Interenship.

Project identification

  • Formation of Project Progress Monitoring Committee during 6th semester under the supervision of Department Project Coordinator.
  • Circulation of Schedule of Progress Review of process.
  • Submission of three topics of Research by the faculty members as Guide / Supervisors in the area of interest of their specialization / research.
  • Project Batch formation – A group consisting of 3 or 4 students in a batch and provide the priority wise choice of two topics / guide.
  • Allotment, Review and approval of topics, allotment of topic and Guide with a provision to select an Industrial project with an external guide from the industry
  • Informing the students about the guide and topic through mail and publishing in notice board.
  • Allowing the students to change their Topic / Guide with due permission, with in the stipulated time.
  • Notification of Topic and guide if there are any changes. Circulation of Guidelines and formats to be used for Project Work and Project report
  • Continuous monitoring and evaluation including demonstration of progress of prototypes / working models.
  • Internal evaluation at different stages, twice in 7thsem and twice in 8thsem, after the submission of Review form.

Prescheduled Phase-wise Review of progress of Project work till completion – Phase I to IV review, each carrying 25 marks. Progress review includes thorough literature (from refereed national / international journal) review on the topic selected presentation of progress and model demonstration if any

  • Submission of Progress Report during different Phase Reviews.
  • Final Phase review with rubrics and Mock Internal Viva Examination.
  • Final evaluation through Semester End Project Viva-Voce Exam for 100 marks.

Enhancing the relevance of projects

  • Encouraging / allowing students to involve in Live projects with industries like BMRCL (Namma Metro), ISRO, FE Designs, Abhaya Associates, KSCST Projects and other reputed industries.
  • Distribution of Project work evenly in all the areas of Civil Engineering (area of specialization) to encourage to take up latest trend in the selected area.
  • Encouraging the students to go to reputed universities for 8th project work – special provision in Autonomous Scheme.

Implementation details including details of POs and PSOs attained through the projects with justification is provided in the list of projects taken up by the students. Quality of the project is measured in terms of consideration to factors including, but not limited to, environment, safety, ethics, cost, type (application, product, research, review etc.) and standards, using S – Strong, M – Medium, W – Weak.

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