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School of Civil Engineering (SCE)

The School of Civil Engineering (SCE) is a part of the institute since its inception. The school has grown tremendously over the past thirty years and is now recognized as one of the major engineering schools in VIT. The school has more than fifty faculty members from elite institutions across the globe. Besides high quality teaching and research at both UG and PG levels, faculty members of the school are actively involved in executing a number of R&D and Consultancy projects from government agencies including DST, ISRO, UGC, AICTE, and also from...

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Programmes Offered



The right knowledge and skill will help to attain professional and personal goals. UG programme is designed for adverse spectrum of courses and for enriching students...

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The Master programme in Civil Engineering programme is designed for professionals who are working in the Civil Engineering and related industries....

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Pursuing Ph.D. at VIT can be a very rewarding and exciting experience. Yes, it will mean conducting research with dedication and hard work. Doctoral research...



Funded Projects and Consultancy

Research at SCE covers most of the disciplinary lines. It includes major branches such as Environmental, Soil, Material Science, Computing, Software applications Structural and Heritage field and Engineering. Special attention is being paid to understand the impact of these different engineering aspects on social life. Researchers from SCE are involved in many national, international and industrial collaborations, namely DST, SERB, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, DRDO, state and central archaeological department, etc.



Our Teaching is underpinned by strong research. SCE publishes a good number of research papers in reputed journals such as Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Techno Press, etc. A large amount of application-oriented research to the society on traffic management, irrigation systems, solutions to structural and environmental systems, restoration of heritage buildings, etc. were undertaken as consultancy and research projects.



Faculty and researchers aspiring to create value for society and finds support at VIT through Technology Incubation Cell. Technology transfer takes place through applied research collaborations and commercialization of the product through worldwide companies.



The civil engineering department established “The Testing and Consultancy Cell" with the main aim of providing quality service for technical problems at reasonable and affordable rates as a service to the society in general and engineering fraternity in particular.



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The School of Civil Engineering (SCE) is a part of the institute since the inception of VIT. The school has grown tremendously over past thirty years and is now recognized as one of the major engineering schools at VIT. The school has more than fifty faculty members from Insights. Besides high-quality teaching and research at both UG and PG levels, the faculty members of the school are actively involved in executing a...


Memoranda of Understanding (or Collaboration) set out opportunities for collaborations and positive academic engagements between universities for mutual benefit, without establishing a formal legal relationship between the two institutions.


SCE has excellent laboratory facilities for carrying out teaching, research and consultancy activities in various disciplines of civil engineering. SCE has state-of-the-art labs that allow the students to experiment and bring to practice what they have learnt in theory.




  • No. of Events Conducted -347
  • Major Conferences - 8
  • Industrial Visits - 32
  • Industrial Expert Lectures - 151
  • Guest Lectures - 110
  • Workshops/ Training Programme - 46

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One day Workshop on 3D Laser S


Internatinal Conference on Rec

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Non-Destructive Testing and Ev

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One Day Workshop on Innovative

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Student Achievements

ASCE Canoe Competition 2016

ASCE Canoe Competition 2016, Greensboro, NC, USA


Canoe Competition 2017

ASCE Students (‘Team Eklavya’) with Canoe for ASCE Canoe...


Team Eklavya



Student Spot

Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM)

We are very happy to share with you all that Ms. Anu Mary Ealias, Research Scholar (SRF- UGC MANF) in School of Civil Engineering received Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM)-Women Overseas Student Internship Program supported by the DST, India and implemented by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), to visit University of California, Irvine, USA for a duration of 6 months.
It is very proud to note that Under this scheme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine), only 10 members got selected across India and she is one among them from Engineering category. Many Congratulations to Ms. Anu and her supervisor Prof. M. P. Saravanakumar.


Congratulations Ms.Jayashreelakshmi Perumal (18BCL0169) , Department of Civil Engineering on completing the “Research studentship Programme “ at the Department of Earth Sciences of the UnIversity of Pisa ,Italy to work on the Indo-Italian project titled “Petro-archaeometric characterisation of potteries from excavated sites at Alagankulam and Keeladi, Tamil Nadu ,India “ for a period of 9 weeks . She worked on the minero -petrographic characterisation of ancient ceramics, acquiring skills and expertise in thin section analysis and X-ray diffraction data acquisition and processing . She also worked in collaboration with the Department of chemistry of the University of Pisa and CNR institute of Pisa in performing the experimental sessions of GC-MS analysis on organic residues ,portable XRF and Raman analysis on non- destructive spectroscopic characterisation of ancient materials.

Research Studentship at Universiti Putra Malaysia

Heartiest congratulations to Kunal Kakria (17BCL0049) and Nithin Nerella (17BCL0063), Department of Civil Engineering for being selected as a part of “Research Studentship Programme” at the department of Highway and Pavement Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM in collaboration with Novapave Sdn Bhd for a duration of 2.5 months.
They studied the possibilities of utilizing Tyre Rubber as a filler in asphalt and Fiber with varying gradations in asphalt and studied their effects while finding their scope in road construction. They also worked with different materials like Cold Set Asphalt (Vialit, Germany), Fiber Mastic Asphalt (Malaysia), Runway pavement (Shell, Indonesia) etc. performing the experimental analysis by Resilient modulus, Flow and stability, Marshall fuel test etc.

Faculty Spot

IEI Young Engineers Award

The Institution of Engineers (India) presented the ‘IEI Young Engineers Award’ in recognition for the contributions in the field of Civil Engineering. Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar, Associate Professor in School of Civil Engineering, VIT, received the award from Shri. B. Nainawala, Former Secretary to Govt. of India and currently Advisor to Chief Minister, Govt. of Gujarat, on the occasion of 35th National Convention of Civil Engineers at Gujarat State Centre, Ahmedabad.

Shree Gayathree Devi Award

IITM presented “Shree Gayathree Devi Award ” to Dr.B.Divya Priya Assistant Professor (Senior) for the female PhD Scholar in Civil Engineering with best academic record for the period 2019, from Shri.K.V.Rangasamy Advisor, L&T on 30th September 2019, at the 56th Convocation 2019, IIT Madras.

Achievements of Faculty Members

Sl. No Faculty Name Title of the Award alInstitute/Organisation Year
1 Dr. S Shantha Kumar Endeavour Research Fellowship Australian Government 2018
2 Dr. M. Muthukumar   Tamil Nadu Young Scientist Fellowship TNSCST, Chennai 2017
3 Dr. S.K Sekar Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Award Builders  Association of India 2015
4 Dr. G. Mohan Ganesh Outstanding Young Concrete Engineer of Tamil Nadu Indian Concrete Institute 2015

Team Eklavya

Team Eklavya is the first and only Civil engineering team of VIT, Vellore. It started its journey in 2015 by setting first concrete canoe “Poseidon” to sail at IIT Madras and winning a commendable position. It became the first ever Indian team to participate in the National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) with the concrete canoe “Holi” held at University of Texas in Tyler. In 2017, Team Eklavya casted the canoe “Ambush” for NCCC held at North Carolina, USA. They won the “David Bayer Sportsmanship Award” and secured a noteworthy position. Team Eklavya was also the first team from India to participate in the Student Steel Bridge competition organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction with the steel bridge “Veer” in 2017.

Team Eklavya has successfully followed its motto, "Engineering beyond the bull’s eye" over the course of 4 years.

Eklavya was formed with the objective of making learning a practical exercise and innovate by adopting new technologies in the field of Civil Engineering. Eklavya has achieved various accreditations in several regional colleges. Some of them are 1st position at CEA, IIT Madras; multiple first positions in CONCLASH – Kongu Engineering College, Erode 2018; official Invitation to present Team Eklavya and their workmanship in front of delegates and students at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology.

Some other important international accolades are – 2nd lightest concrete canoe at ASCE NCCC Charlotte, USA, 2017; 5th position in Design Paper and Presentation, multiple consolation prizes at various events held across the USA in 2 years.
In 2018, VIT organized the first ever Regional Conference of the Competition in India. Team Eklavya won the conference with the canoe “Kaarvan” securing first position among all categories, amongst teams from all over the country.

Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Vellore Chapter

Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Vellore Chapter
By the initiatives of VIT Vellore, ISET Vellore Chapter was established in December 2016 for the public welfare and seismic resilient India. Also, as a necessary forum for scientists and engineers of various specializations to join together and exchange ideas and to promote research, development and awareness work in the field of earthquake technology.
Managing committee

1. Dr. S. K. Sekar
President ISET,
Vellore Chapter Professor,
VIT Vellore
2. Mr. Simon. J
Secretary ISET,
Vellore Chapter Assistant Professor, VIT Vellore
Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, VIT Student Chapter
ISET Student Chapter was established in March 2017 and by the initiatives taken by VIT Vellore, so as to encourage students to attend and organize conferences, workshops, training programs, etc., and thus to gain more knowledge about the earthquake resisting structures and uses them for social welfare. Every year we get new members added and the widespread awareness has marked an increasing profile.
Faculty Coordinators
1. Mr. Visuvasam. J Assistant Professor, VIT Vellore
2. Mr. Simon. J Assistant Professor, VIT Vellore
Collaborative activities by Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, VIT Student Chapter & Vellore Chapter Active participation of students, faculty and practicing engineers in the activities organized, has helped a lot in terms of knowledge and recourse sharing. This has created opportunities like hand-on-training of softwares, internships, job offers and research developments in the field of earthquake.

  • A National Seminar on ‘Earthquake Engineering’ - 17.02.2017 at VIT, Vellore
  • Basic Modeling and Analysis using Abaqus for Civil Engineering Applications - 23.09.2017 at VIT, Vellore
  • Sturdy-A-Thon - 23.09.2017 at VIT, Vellore

  • Workshop on ETABS and SAP2000 - 24.02.2018 at VIT, Vellore
  • Workshop on Abaqus - Civil Engineering Applications - 17.03.2018 at VIT, Vellore
  • Workshop on ETABS - 04.08.2018 at VIT, Vellore
  • Workshop on SAP2000 - 04.08.2018 at VIT, Vellore

ICI-Students Chapter

Indian Concrete Institute- Students Chapter By the initiatives of VIT Vellore, ICI Students Chapter was established in April 2016 for the benefits of students. Through the Chapter, students are encouraged to attend and organize conferences,workshops, training programmes, etc., and thus to gain more knowledge about the latest advancement in concrete. Following are the events are organized in the year 2017 and 2018.

  • One-Day Workshop on "Analysis of RCC framed structure using STAAD.PRO" 30th August 2017
  • One-Day Workshop on “Self Compacting Concrete” 17th January 2018
  • A one-day workshop on “Optimization of RCC structures” 4th February, 2018
  • One day workshop on “Cold Formed Steel Structural Design As Per Is 801” 24th February, 2018
  • One day Workshop on “Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures” 17th March, 2018
  • One day workshop on “Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures (IS 1893:2016 & IS 13920:2016)” 24th March, 2018
  • Two-Day National Conference on "Special Concrete" 20 & 21st   September 2018
  • Build-A-Thon - 5 & 6th  October 2018 at VIT, Vellore.

Faculty Coordinators of the Chapter
1. Prof. M.Haresh
Assistant Professor,
VIT Vellore
2. Prof. A.Punitha Kumar
Assistant Professor (Sr),
VIT Vellore


One-Day Workshop on "Analysis of RCC framed structure using STAAD.PRO" 30th August 2017

One-Day Workshop on “Self Compacting Concrete” 17th January 2018

A one-day workshop on “Optimization of RCC structures” 4th February, 2018

One day Workshop on “Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures” 17th March, 2018

One day workshop on “Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures (IS 1893:2016 & IS 13920:2016)” 24th March, 2018

  Two-Day National Conference on "Special Concrete" 20 & 21st

Build-A-Thon - 5 & 6th  October 2018 at VIT, Vellore


ASCE Chapter

American Society of Civil Engineers, VIT Chapter: ASCE, since its inception, has been making its mark in the vast world of VIT clubs and chapters. It won the Best Chapter Award in 2015 and 2016. It has been consistently organizing greatly informative classroom events on topics such as MS Project, Use of Nanomaterials, Building Information Modelling, etc. It has a long history of organizing mega successful events for Riviera and Gravitas such as Zenith, Jenna Reloaded, Suspendo, Sumo Wrestling and Zorb Soccer. It continues to do so with the same panache. ASCE-VIT provides a platform for civil engineers, and a way to vicariously be part of the rich co-curricular culture of VIT. Not only does it contribute to ASCE globally with the insights of young scientific minds towards the constantly budding field of civil engineering, but also gives students the opportunity to explore the discipline holistically. This is how symbiotically, ASCE helps provide engineers who can excel theoretically as well as practically. ASCE-VIT, along with its extravagant events and workshops, organizes one of the most awaited grand fests- "The International Civil Engineering Symposium" every year by the month of March. Attracting budding civil engineers not only from within the campus but throughout the periphery of the state, this fest offers every kind of skill through workshops that a student seeks for along with numerous fun events.
Managing committee:
1. Dr. Brijesh Nair A.N. (Professor, VIT Vellore), ASCE President Southern Region.
2. Dr. Srinivasan K. (Assistant Professor - Senior , VIT Vellore), Faculty Coordinator.
Technical events and workshops by American Society of Civil Engineers, VIT Student Chapter. We, at VIT, realize that education does not occur only in the classroom, but goes beyond. To facilitate this, ASCE-VIT Student Chapter has organized many events throughout the year for the students.


  • Icivil 5.0
  • Suspendo
  • The Mighty Boat
  • Jenga reloaded
  • Zenith
  • Contraption
  • Civil-o-pedia 2.0
  • Zorb-Soccer
  • Sumo-Wrestling
  • Splash The Ring
  • The Civil Business
  • ITS-Intelligent Transportation System
  • Construction Building Methods
  • Construction Materials and Techniques Workshop
  • Revit-BIM Workshop
  • MS Project Workshop


School Help Your Students or Community

Masons Training Program

Three workshops were conducted for Masons by VIT in association with Ramco Cements Limited on,

  • 16 March 2016
  • 17 March 2016
  • 07 April 2016

The lecture on good practices was followed by testing what was learnt by casting cubes by the Masons who participated. The personalized certificates, mementos and cash vouchers were given to the participants by VIT.


Providing Technical Advice to Address Social Concerns

Study of Traffic Flow and Intersection Roadway Geometry at Green circle, Vellore

Surveys and Studies were conducted by the School of Civil and Chemical Engineering conducted surveys and studies and as an outcome of the same, the traffic congestion was eased and the safety of road users and pedestrians has been enhanced. Presented are some of the salient features of the study.

Green Circle widening Done As Per the Proposal

Traffic Management and Advice based on Surveys and Traffic Studies – Chitoor Bus Stand Traffic studies were conducted by the faculty members and students to understand the nature of traffic. This data was presented to help understand and plan better the traffic in future.

Our B.Tech. civil engineering students namely, P.Priyadharshini, B. Dhanalakshmi and K. Settu under the guidance of Dr.S.Vasantha Kumar, Associate Professor carried out an exhaustive traffic study at Chitoor Bus Stand Junction at Katpadi, Vellore and suggested various remedial measures to reduce traffic congestion at the Junction. The study results were submitted to Thiru. P. Pakalavan, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Vellore on March 29, 2018.




Dr S.K. Sekar and Dr S.Thirumalini undertook the characterization studies of lime plasters at Naganatha Swamy temple and Thanjayur Palace for proper restoration of structures.

Dr. P.Porchelvan , Dr. S.Shantha Kumar and Dr.B.Srimuruganandham serve as expert members of the district level environment impact assessment authority with the Ministry of Environment and Forest Department .

Dr S.Thirumalini is the scientific expert member for restoration of Chennai High court Domes , Tamil Nadu

Prof. Shantha Kumar S


School of Civil Engineering 

Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore-632 014


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