M.Tech programme in Structural Engineering was started in the institute during the academic year 2013-14 with an intake of 24 students. The Department has well qualified faculty members with 6 PhD holders with 6 more pursuing their PhD.
The Department, being a registered Research Centre under VTU, provides an excellent structural engineering lab I & II facility as per the curriculum of VTU and even beyond curriculum with additional facilities for research activities.
The exclusive Computerized laboratory facility for the Department has CADD and application software for Structural Analysis and design, namely STAAD-Pro, ETABS, ANSYS and REVIT to make the students industry-ready when they complete their post-graduation. The institute has a state-of-the-art library facility which provides access to the students with online ASCE journals, e-books and excellent titles. The Department has a very well developed and responsive networking with leading professional Associations such as, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Indian Concrete Institute and their student chapters. Through these, the department is able to negotiate attractive Internship Programmes in reputed companies.
Regular and planned visits to construction sites, visits to relevant industries and participation in workshops and seminars are an integral part of the Post-Graduation studies of the Department. The Department plans and works intensively to fulfill the Compulsory Internship prescribed for the III Semester students. The Department takes great care to ensure that the students are assigned with internships in reputed Civil Engineering Industries. Students are also provided in-house training programs in application software such as Staad-pro, E-TABS, REVIT and ANSIS. This provides an excellent grooming for the PG Students to ensure that they perform very well in their class room as well as confidently measure upto the rigorous needs of the Design industry.