Civil Engineering Laboratories
Students are provided with the opportunity of augmenting their theoretical learning
through practical work in the state-of-the-art laboratories. These labs are fully
equipped, adaptable, reconfigurable, and modular; making them ideally suited for
conducting lab experiments designed in coherence with theory, and undertaking
research in the fields of Structures, Transportation, Water Resources, Geotechnical
Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering & management etc
The Department of Civil Engineering has following well maintained dedicated
laboratories for the subject program.
The Surveying Laboratory is fully equipped with the classical and state-of-the-art
equipment relevant to the theoretical knowledge taught in couple of surveying courses.
The advanced equipment includes electronic total station, electronic digital theodolite,
automatic level, a tripod-mounted laser level, walkie talkie sets for communication, and
Global Positioning System units; while the traditional equipment consists of measuring chains,
measuring tapes, measuring wheels, prismatic compass sets, and plane table sets for field
applications of triangulation, traversing, curve layout and chain surveying techniques.
Concrete being the most widely used Civil Engineering material in modern era, makes
Concrete Technology Laboratory as one of integral laboratory requirement for department
of Civil Engineering. It has been equipped with Digi-Max smart line semi-automatic compression
and flexural testing machine, core drilling machine, Vicat apparatus, le-chatlier’s apparatus,
compacting factor apparatus, slump test apparatus, electric motorized concrete and mortar mixers,
electric vibrating table, Smidth hammer, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity meter, poker concrete vibrator,
digital Los Angeles machine for aggregate abrasion, standard sieves and sieve shaker set, cylindrical,
cubicle and beam molds etc. The laboratory is also facilitated with the adjacent ‘curing and storage room’
provided for the purpose of storage of constituent materials and curing of concrete specimens as per standard
specification procedure. This laboratory satisfies the requirements of three courses, ‘Engineering Materials’,
‘Reinforced Concrete Design-I’ and ‘Reinforced Concrete Design-II’ as per approved scheme of study.
The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is purposed to practically apply the basic theoretical
concepts regarding the behavior of soil and its interaction with other structural materials.
The Laboratory has been equipped with Computer controlled Triaxial Testing Machine, Shear box
test apparatus, Vane shear apparatus, Consolidation Apparatus, Standard Penetration Test apparatus,
Plate Load Test apparatus, Atterberg limit apparatus, specific gravity apparatus, standard sieves and
sieve shaker set, Standard and Modified Proctor test apparatus, soil permeameters, Hydrometer test
apparatus, Speedy Moisture tester and Laboratory Ovens. This laboratory satisfies the requirements of
two courses, ‘Soil mechanics’ and ‘Geo-technical and Foundation Engineering’ as per approved scheme of study.
The practical understanding of basic concepts of fluid flow is mandatory for analyzing the behavior
of hydraulic structures such as dams and barrages. In order to fulfill this requirement, fluid mechanics
laboratory has been established and equipped with Bernoulli’s theorem apparatus, Drag Coefficient apparatus,
hydraulic bench apparatus, Hydrostatic pressure apparatus, Metacentric Height Apparatus, Flow over weirs
apparatus, Dead Weight tester, Viscometer, Orifice Meter etc. In addition to this equipment, advanced equipment
in Fluid Mechanics Lab of Mechanical engineering department is shared by Civil Engineering Department. It includes
Francis turbine, Osborne’s Reynolds apparatus, hydrostatic pressure apparatus, impact jet apparatus, demonstration
reaction turbine, Pelton wheel turbine, pipe friction apparatus etc. This laboratory satisfies the requirements of
two courses, ‘Fluid Mechanics-I’ and ‘Fluid Mechanics-II’ as per approved scheme of study upon completion of ongoing
Demonstrating the basic and advanced principles of mechanics of structural materials at the undergraduate
level through a series of experiments is the objective of the mechanics of solids lab. Computer controlled
electro hydraulic Universal Testing Machine (UTM) is one of the major equipment installed in Mechanics of
Solids Lab. The laboratory has also been equipped with Impact testing machine, column buckling apparatus,
shear center apparatus, unsymmetrical bending apparatus etc. In addition to this equipment, advanced equipment
in Mechanics of Materials Lab of Mechanical engineering department is shared by Civil Engineering Department.
It includes Brinell hardness tester, digital display torsion testing machine, fatigue testing machine, torsion
of rods and bars apparatus, optical microscope, area moment bending apparatus etc. This laboratory satisfies the
requirements of two courses ‘Mechanics of solids-I’ and ‘Mechanics of solids-II’ as per approved scheme of study.
Demonstrating the basic principles of engineering mechanics at the undergraduate level through
a series of experiments is the objective of the mechanics lab. The laboratory has been equipped
with verification of concurrent force system apparatus, beam deflection apparatus, Varignon’s
apparatus, Center of gravity apparatus, Forces in Jib and crane apparatus, three wire suspension
apparatus, forces on inclined plane apparatus and Impact testing machine etc. This laboratory will
satisfy the requirements of three courses, ‘Engineering Mechanics’, ‘Mechanics of solids-I’ and
‘Mechanics of solids-II’ as per approved scheme of study.
Transportation Engineering Laboratory provides a platform to undergraduate students to practically
apply the theoretical concepts gained in the area of highway engineering, pavement materials and
traffic engineering. This laboratory has been fully equipped to conduct standard tests for assessing
the quality of pavement materials and evaluating structural and functional performance of pavement.
The equipment includes rolling thin film oven apparatus, skid resistance tester, ultrasonic pulse
velocity meter, California bearing ratio (CBR) machine, flash and fire point test apparatus, penetration
test apparatus, ductility test apparatus, specific gravity apparatus for aggregates, aggregate impact
value test apparatus, marshal stability machine, marshal compactor, Theoretical Maximum Specific gravity
apparatus etc. This laboratory satisfies the requirements of ‘Transportation Engineering-II’ course as
per approved scheme of study.
Environmental Engineering Laboratory will provide a platform to undergraduate students to apply the theoretical
concepts related to water quality assessment, air, solid waste and wastewater treatment. The environmental
engineering lab is furnished with facilities for conducting experiments related to water quality assessment,
water and waste water treatment and solid waste management. It has been equipped with spectrometer, biological
microscope, digestion apparatus, distillation apparatus, volumetric apparatus, pH meter, turbidity meter, conductimeter,
total dissolved solids (TDS) meter, biological oxygen demand (BOD) incubator, dissolved oxygen (DO) meter, desiccator,
filtration apparatus, chemical oxygen demand (COD) reactor, Jar test apparatus with all required reagents. This laboratory
satisfies the requirements of ‘Environmental Engineering-I’ course as per approved scheme of study.
The Hydraulics Laboratory applies principles of hydraulic flow & modeling and gives undergraduates expertise in solution
of hydrology, water resources, hydraulics, and irrigation engineering problems. The laboratory has been equipped with advanced
equipment which includes hydraulic flume, pipe surge and water hammer apparatus, basic hydrology apparatus, current meter,
rain gauge, infiltrometer, anemometer etc. This laboratory satisfies the requirement of two courses, ‘Hydraulics & Irrigation
Engineering’ and “Hydrology & Water Resources’ as per approved scheme of study.