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About the Department

The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the oldest departments of RIT. It was established in the year 1983, while establishing the institute. It started with its Undergraduate (UG) Program in Civil Engineering with an intake of 60. Over the years, the department has grown many times in different spheres of activities. At present, the department offers one UG program in Civil Engineering leading to the B.Tech. degree and two Post Graduate (PG) programs namely, Structural Engineering with 24 intake and Construction Management with 18 intake leading to the M.Tech. degrees. All these programs have been accredited/re-accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) New Delhi. The department has been recognized as a Ph.D. research centre by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

The department has 14 well established laboratories equipped with all necessary instruments/equipment including industry sponsored lab. Many of which have been strengthened by equipping them with sophisticated equipment while few are newly set up by utilizing the funds sanctioned by AICTEs schemes like MODROB, DST, etc. The department always emphasizes on community connected projects, conducts frontier area research and is pro-active in industrial interaction and technology development.

The department is having dedicated staff and highly qualified faculty, most of which are with PhDs and with minimum qualification of master’s degree in engineering. The faculty participates in several academic activities such as workshops, training programmes, National and International seminars/Conferences etc for overall development of department. Faculties of our department also invited to deliver expert lecture, key note addresses in the national/international seminars/conferences/workshops etc They are also have representation on various committees of home and other universities.

The Department offers consultancy and services in testing of building material viz. steel, cement, bricks, soil & water testing. Structural auditing, Third party inspection, RCC & Steel design of the structures, Stability analysis, Supervision and Quality control, BOQ/Project planning in MSP etc., to several Government, semi Government organizations, private sectors and the local contractors and builders.

We are proud to add that the students of our department voluntarily participate in various competitions/activities/events organized at National and International level and also appear for competitive exams like GRE, WRD, MPSC etc secure good ranks in and have acquired good positions.

Department Information in Brief
Year of Establishment 1983
Head of Department Dr. S. S. Kumbhar
HOP - Structural Engg. Mrs. S. N. Patil
HOP - Construction Management Dr. N. T. Suryawanshi
Total number of Laboratories (B. Tech. & M. Tech.) 12
Professor 02
Associate Professor 02
Assistant Professor 16
Total Faculty 20
Supporting Technical staff 03
Supporting Non Technical staff 05


Strengths of the department:

  • UG program of department is accredited and reaccredited by NBA, New Delhi.
  • PG programs of department are accredited and reaccredited by NBA, New Delhi.
  • Recognized Ph.D. Research Centre by Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • Recipient of AICTE Grants through RPS, MODROB, DST-FIST & schemes of Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • Well established laboratories equipped with advanced instruments/equipments like digital Universal testing machine, loading frame, Concrete scanner, total station.
  • MoU’s signed with reputed companies for establishing Industry- Institute interaction and seeking opportunities for internship and placement.
  • Department offers consultancy and services to several Government, semi Government organizations, private sectors and the local contractors and builders for testing building materials (i.e. steel, cement, bricks, soil, water etc.), structural audits, Third party inspection, RCC & Steel design of the structures, Stability analysis, Supervision etc., Internal revenue generated through consultancy services is Rs.15-20 lakhs per year.
  • Executed rural development activities for selected 05 villages under Unnat Bharat & Unnat Maharashtra Abhiyan activities (Total cost Rs. 3.5 lakhs).
  • Experienced & qualified faculty with average experience more than 15 years, maximum with Ph.Ds.
  • Faculty deliveres expert lectures, key note addresses in various workshops, seminars and conferences organized by other engineering institutes.
  • Faculty publications are in reputed national and international conferences and journals of good impact factor/H index.
  • Faculty representation on various committees of Shivaji University Kolhapur, Board of Studies of other institutions etc.
  • Faculties are awarded with ‘Performance Awards’ of RIT for contribution in Key Result Areas and ‘Promising Young Teacher Awards’ of ISTE Chapter for their excellent academic work
  • Student centered Civil Engineering Student Association (CESA) to enhance students’ creativity and skill development.
  • Implemented student exchange program with Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli 
  • Hosting of workshops, seminars and conferences for students & faculty for exchange of knowledge and lastest advancement in civil engineering
  • Research and development through PG Programs and doctoral research
  • Continual interaction with Industry Professionals, alumni, parents and stakeholders by Hosting ‘Sneh-Melava (Get-together)’ of Industry Professionals, Alumni meet, Parent meet