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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 46 faculty members from elite institutions across the...

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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 in Civil Engineering programme is designed for professionals who are working in the Civil Engineering and related industries. Students will be able to...

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Ph.D. Education in SCE can be a gratifying and exciting experience. Yes, it will mean dedication and work. As a scholar, you have an environment to collaborate across...

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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.



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The brochure of SCE highlights the prominent features of VIT and the specific features and facilities of the School of Civil Engineering. The brochure throws light on the information about the programmes offered by the school at UG PG and Ph.D.level, state of the art infrastructure at the school, thrust areas of research, MoUs and collaborations by the school, sponsored projects, consultancy, and publication of the faculty...


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.


SCE - Newsletter



2015 onwards

  • Major Conferences - 6
  • Industrial Visits - 33
  • Industrial Expert Lectures - 221
  • Guest Lectures - 166
  • Workshops/ Training Programme - 58

Event Calendar

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One day Workshop on LIDAR Tech

3D laser scanning technology or popularly known as LIDAR is a...


Water Conservation Week - 202


One day workshop on Smart Dyna

Smart dynamic concrete (SDC) is getting popular rapidly...


Two Day Workshop On Seismic An

The seismic analysis and design of multi-story buildings play...


Cold-Formed Steel Structures


Environmental Sustainability W

The participation certificate is given to the individuals who...


Bridge Design using STAAD Pro


ASCE Canoe Competition 2016


Canoe Competition 2017



Student Spot

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The B.Tech Civil Engineering Student, Bikalpa Gautam (20BCL0135) is undergoing ‘Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)’ under the supervision of Dr. Tan Chuan Fu, SIMTech. This program is funded by the Agency for Science, Technologyand Research (A*STAR), Singapore.

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The B.Tech Civil Engineering Student, Anil Khadka (20BCL0138) is undergoing ‘Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)’ under the supervision of Dr. Bidur Kafle at Deakin University, Australia.

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The B.Tech Civil Engineering Student, V. YashwanthRao (16BCL0105), is undergoing ‘Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)’ under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Stephen P. Mattingly, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA.

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The students of M.Tech, Structural Engineering, Subhashree Panda(18MST0008), KanaksharadNikam(18MST0007), FarasSahilAhamadShabbir(18MST0061) completed their individual projects under the guidance of Prof.Dr.SubramaniaamRajan and Prof.Dr.Narayanan Neithalathat School of sustainable engineering and the built environment (Ira A), Fulton schools of engineering, Arizona State University.

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The M.Tech – Energy and Environment Engineering student, Aswathy Das A (18MEE0010), was selected for “Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)” in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada under the supervision of Prof.Dr.VenkateshMeda.

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The M.Tech – Energy and Environment Engineering student, VidishaKashyap (18MEE0006), was selected for “Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)” with Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Ramesh Goel.

Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)

The M.Tech – Energy and Environment Engineering student, SanjilaNeupane (18MEE0027), was selected for “Semester Abroad Programme (SAP)” in Department of Civil Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Best Paper Award

Mr. M. Monish Raj, student of Dr. B. Srimuruganadam has been awarded second prize for presenting the technical paper titled “Exposure to fine concentration and its inhalation dosage in urban environments” in the “4th Indian International Conference on Air Quality Management (IICAQM 2019) organised by Department of Civil Engineering, IIT madras, Centre for environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay and Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas on 18th -20th December 2019 at IIT Bombay

Best Poster Award

Mr. Shashank Somwanshi ,M.Tech (Energy and Environmental Engg, School of Civil Engineering received Best Poster Award (First Price under Environmental Category – Gold Medal and Cash Price of INR 2000) in the 15th International Symposium on Metal Ions & Organic Pollutants in Biology, Medicine and Environment (METALIONS 2019) held at CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur, India, 30‐31st October, 2019 for the poster titled ‘Potential dose attributed to the particulate matter exposure from indoor air pollution sources’, under the guidance of Dr. B. Srimuruganandam (Associate Professor, SCE, VIT-Vellore) in collaboration with Mr. Sanket Mankar (Project Assistant, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur), Dr. Sangita Goel (Scientist, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur), and Dr. R. Gupta (Prof. and Head, Dept. of Civil Engg., VNIT, Nagpur).

2019 Student Design Challenge

Third year Civil Engineering student Mr. Asmit Goel ( 17BCL0162 ) won the Third place in the Transportation Engineering Design Category in the 2019 Student Design Challenge conducted by Bentley Institute that operates to Empowering future professionals, the student digital skills enhancement arm of M/s Bentley Systems, USA. Mr. Asmit was guided by Dr. Sasanka Bhushan, Associate Professor, SCE. Congratulations to both Mr. Asmit Goel and Dr. Sasanka Bhushan.



CSIR senior research fellowship

Junaid Nabi (17PHD0084) under the guidance of Dr Abdul Rahim, Department of Structural and Geotechnical engineering, from School of Civil Engineering was awarded the CSIR senior research fellowship-Delhi for the title "Assessment of structurally optimized beams" from April 2019 for the period of two years.

CSIR research fellowship

Congratulation to Anjali R (17PHD0172), Department of Environmental & Water Resources Engineering for receiving CSIR Fellowship the guidance of Dr. S. Shantha kumar for the research project titled "Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Wastewater" from April 2019 for a period of two years.

Indo-US Fellowship

Ms. Anu Mary Ealias, Research Scholar (SRF- UGC MANF) in our 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.

Research Internship at University of PISA

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 Programme

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.

Mr. Kunal Kakria (17BCL0049), B.Tech, School of Civil Engineering under the guidance of Dr. S. Thirumalini, School of Civil Engineering and Dr. Venkatesh Srinivasan, School of Electrical Engineering presented a paper titled "Three-Dimensional Implementation of Modified Rolling Sphere Method for Lightning Protection of Giant Medieval Chola Monument in South India" at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) held at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 18th to 20th December 2019. The research explores the use of 3D modeling of old Chola temples and using various methods to identify the locations susceptible to a lightning strike along with suggested preventive measures.

Skill Empowerment Programme

Skill Empowerment Programme for Women Workers in Construction Industry

School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology and Ultratech Cement jointly organized a Skill Empowerment Programme for Women Workers in Construction Industry.

Dr.S.Shantha Kumar, Dean, School of Civil Engineering and Dr.A.Sofi, HOD-SGE delivered welcome address to the gathering. Dr.A.S.Santhi, Professor – SCE delivered felicitation address and she appreciated the partipants for coming forward to this Training Session. The Chief Guest Er. A.P.Murugan, Asst. General Manager Regional Technical Services, Ultratech, Chennai delivered speech regarding importance of selection of Construction Material, Techniques, effective plastering methods. As a part of this programme, practical demonstration of testing and characterization of mortar and concrete was given by T.Prakasam, Territory Technical Services, Manager, Ultratech and Dr.S.Balamurugan, Asst. Professor (Senior), SCE.

Dr.T.Shanmuga Priya, Associate Professor, SCE delivered the vote of thanks to the gathering at the end of the programme. Totally 60 women workers in construction Industry have benefited in this programme.

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Skill Empowerment Programme

International conference

International Conference on Recent Trends in Construction Materials and Structures (ICON2019) 18-20 September 2019 (Inaugural Function)

School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology organized a three days International conference on “Recent Trends in Construction Materials and Structures” (ICON2019), from 18th to 20thSeptember. Dr. G. Viswanathan, the founder and Chancellor of VIT inaugurated the conference by lighting the Deepam in the presence of the Chief Guest, Thiru P.G. Venkatram, Chief Executive of L&T Infrastructural Engineering Ltd., Chennai. Our chancellor, during his presidential address, he comprehended the importance of civil engineering and added that it was the first established department at VIT. He also cited that civil engineering being the mother of all engineering branches will always subsist to show its prominence in this word. He informed the gathering about the humongous investment plan of the Indian Government in infrastructure development and how it creates opportunities to civil engineers for building their careers in this field. A conference Souvenir was released by the Chancellor and the Chief Guest.

Thiru P.G. Venkatram has nearly 30 years of experience in design of bridges. He is involved in the design of a number of cutting-edge cable supported bridges. In his inaugural address, he reiterated the importance of being a civil engineer. He called civil engineering as the “glue that holds all the society together.” He appreciated the delegates for coming forward and presenting their research and informed that their work has to go through a lot of steps such as testing, prototyping, validation and checks on safety and reliability before being used in practice. He said that “knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied” and appreciated the organizers for this opportunity to share knowledge.

The conference had some keynote speeches from eminent speakers, Dr. Choong kok Keong, Associate professor Universiti Sains Malaysia, Dr. Lau Hieng Ho, Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia, Dr. Prachand Man Pradhan, Associate Professor, Kathmandu University, Nepal and Dr.Radhey Sharma, Professor, West Virginia University, USA.

As a part of the event, a pre-conference workshop on “characterization and micro-structure analysis of concrete” has been organized with 80 participants form institutions across India on 17th September 2019. The resource persons, Dr. Manu Santhanam, IIT Madras, Dr. B.B. Das, NIT Karnataka and Dr. J Karthikeyan, NIT Trichy have delivered thought-provoking lectures. A technical design contest namely Make-A-Thon was conducted where 96 students of VIT, formed into 16 groups, exhibited their creativity in all the five themes provided to them. The best design model was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 6000

The scientific committee of ICON 2019 received more than 100 research abstracts. After peer reviewing all the abstracts, 52 delegates are presenting their research paper in the conference. Eventually, selected papers will be submitted to SCOPUS indexed publications namely, ACI Material Journal and Disaster Advances and Springer’s Proceedings for consideration for publication.



It is well known that the microstructure of concrete has a significant role in influencing its properties include strength and durability due to the effect of various parameters like porosity, permeability, and pore size distribution. To achieve high strength and good durability properties, to prevent concrete deterioration, to reduce the capillary porosity and to accomplish a substantial reduction in the total porosity, a need to reduce the gel porosity is required. This leads to a change in the C-S-H structure from porous to more crystalline phase, i.e., change in concrete micro-structure. Therefore, gaining a deeper understanding of how the performance of concrete is impacted by its microstructure is of prime significance. This workshop aims to provide a platform to impart knowledge on the microstructure of concrete and its influence on the behavior of concrete.



A technical Design Context namely ICON2019 - Make-A-Thon was organised by Dr. A. Sofi, Associate Professor & HOD, Dr. T. Meena, Associate Professor, and Dr. J. Jayaprakash, Professor, School of Civil Engineering, VIT. This event was held on 10th August 2019 at Foodys, VIT, Vellore. A total of 96 students from both UG and PG programmes of School of Civil Engineering, participated in the make-a-thon event. The students of 16 groups exhibited their creativity in five different themes that includes Earthquake Engineering, Building Stability on slope, Bridges, and Tall Structures to them. The best design model was awarded with a cash prize of INR 6000.


Achievements of Faculty Members


1 Dr. A. Sofi DUO - INDIA fellowship University of PADUA - Italy 2020
2 Dr. S. Thirumalini DUO - INDIA fellowship University of PISA - Italy 2020
3 Dr. S Thirumalini Research Fellowship University of PISA-ITALY 2019
4 Dr. S Shantha Kumar Endeavour Research Fellowship Australian Government 2018
5 Dr. M. Muthukumar Tamil Nadu Young Scientist Fellowship TNSCST, Chennai 2017



1 Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar IEI Young Engineers Award The Institution of Engineers (India) 2019
2 Dr.B.Divya Priya Shree Gayathree Devi Award Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 2019
3 Dr. S. Mahenthiran K F Antia Memorial Prize The Institution of Engineers (India) 2019
4 Dr. S.K Sekar Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Award Builders Association of India 2015
5 Dr. G. Mohan Ganesh Outstanding Young Concrete Engineer of Tamil Nadu Indian Concrete Institute 2015

Team Eklavya

Team EKALVYA -2020

The B.Tech undergraduate students of SCE, VIT, Vellore were participated in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter events (Concrete Canoe Competition, Sustainable Solutions and Blue Sky Competition) and In-House events (Aura-Zap, Trionta Wall, Kegrete and Treasure Hunt) held at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode, India during 3 - 6 March 2020.
They won the Champion in the “Concrete Canoe Competition (Indian Zone)” and qualified to participate in University of Wisconsin, Madison in this year. They won First and Second prizes in Sustainable Event and Blue Sky Competition, respectively. In addition to that, they bagged First and and Second Prizes in Aura-Zap &Trionta Wall and Kegrete& Treasure Hunt In-house events, respectively. They were the overall champions of the Conference by winning both the ASCE and In-house events. VIT will host the ASCE Indian Student Region Conference in the upcoming year 2021

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.
  • One Day Workshop on "Concrete Mix Proportion for Practicing Engineer" 20th February 2020 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 “Concrete Mix Proportion for Practicing Engineer”

School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology and Ultra Tech Cement Limited jointly organized a Workshop on “Concrete Mix Proportion for Practicing Engineer” in association with ICI – VIT Students Chapter on 20th February 2020. Dr. A. Sofi, HOD-SGE delivered welcome address to the gathering. Dr. S. Shantha Kumar, Dean, School of Civil Engineering, delivered felicitation address and he appreciated the participants for coming forward to attend the Workshop. The Chief Guest Er. A. P. Murugan, Asst. General Manager Regional Technical Services, Ultra Tech Cements Limited, Chennai delivered speech regarding importance of selection of Construction Material, Techniques, and achieving Mix proportioning. Technical Lecture delivered by Dr. S. Bala Murugan, Asst. Professor (Sr.) and T. Prakasam, Territory Technical Services, Manager, Ultra Tech Cements Limited. The practical demonstration and testing of concrete were done by the ICI – VIT Student Chapter, VIT Vellore. Prof. M. Hareesh, ICI – VIT Faculty Coordinator delivered the vote of thanks to the gathering at the end of the programme. More than 35 members from Vellore District were participated in the training programme.

One Day Workshop on “Concrete Mix Proportion for Practicing Engineer” 20th February 2020



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:
Dr Brijesh Nair,
Faculty Advisor,
ASCE Student Chapter,
VIT, Vellore.
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


Societal Contributions


School of civil Engineering (SCE) organises Water conservation week every year in the third week of March during water world day. “ Water Conservation week 2019” programme at VIT university Vellore was held between 18 to 22 March 2019. The main objective of this program was to include among student community and public about the importance of water and how to address water problems. Various events involved part of this program provide platform for students to show the case their talents in water conservation, rainwater harvesting, recycling and reuse of waste water and technically solving water related problems. The event organised are i) Leak a Thon ii) Street play iii) Show case by student iv) Ideathon v) Guest lecture vi) Quiz vii) Drawing competition. Overwhelming responsibility from student community across the university was observed. Students participated with great enthusiasm in all the above programs showcased their talents during various events, such as, how to solve water scarcity problem, flash floods, waste water disposal problem, problems due to water contamination from industries, handling drought situation. This program is definably helpful for students to understand problems faced by society and how to find solution to these problems by applying multi-disciplinary engineering techniques.

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.



Our civil engineering students Ketan Srivastava, Aastha Maniar, Sheikh Suhail and Vishal Agrawal under the guidance of Dr.S.Vasantha Kumar, Associate Professor carried out a detailed traffic and junction layout study at Green circle, one of the busy rotary intersections in Vellore and submitted the report to Superintendent of Police, Vellore. The remedial measures as suggested by the students such as design of traffic signals, road widening, shifting of bus stops to decongest the traffic were immediately implemented. It has got published in THE HINDU newspaper.

Green Circle widening Done As Per the Proposal

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 a exhaustive traffic study at Chitoor Bus Stand Junction in 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

Identification of Accident Hotspots in Vellore District

A detailed accident study was carried out for Vellore district by Dr.S. Vasantha Kumar, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering. Accident hotspots were identified using GIS and maps of hotspots were prepared and submitted to Superintendent of Police, Vellore. A detailed field investigation at the identified accident hotspots was carried out to find the causes of accidents and remedial measures were then suggested.



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

Indian Geotechnical Society, Vellore Chapter

Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)

The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) was established in the year 1948, having headquartered in New Delhi, aimed in promoting co-operation among engineers and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and allied fields and their practical applications. To promote closer interaction amongst geotechnical engineers spread all over the country, local chapters of the Society were introduced in 1968 and they were encouraged to organize activities throughout the year.



About IGS- Vellore Chapter:


The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) –Vellore Chapter was inaugurated by the Former President of IGS Prof G N Ghandhi in the year 2013 at VIT University Vellore, becoming the 37th local chapter of IGS. With enrolled life members of various backgrounds, the society provides a common forum for academicians, research workers, designers, construction engineers, equipment manufacturers, and others interested in the geotechnical activity. Several Seminars, lectures, and workshops were organized continuously for the benefit of local engineers and students.


To provide an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Civil Engineering to get exposed to careers and opportunities in the field of geotechnical engineering, IGS Student Chapter was inaugurated in VIT, Vellore by the IGS President Dr. N.K.Samadhiya on 21.10.2021. This student chapter was inaugurated to develop leadership skills among students through activities like seminars/workshops/lectures. Technical events organized by the Student chapters will also expose them to the wide coverage of current trends and exciting professional/teaching/research opportunities in geotechnical engineering.




Sl. No Faculty Name Designation
1 Chairman Dr. M. Muthukumar
Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Vellore Institute of Technology
2 Secretary Dr. B. Divya Priya
Assistant Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Vellore Institute of Technology
3 Faculty coordinator – IGS Vellore student chapter Dr. S.S. Ajeesh
Assistant Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Vellore Institute of Technology

Student Chapter Inaugural

IGS Vellore Student Chapter Inaugural function held on 21.10.2021

One day webinar on Geophysics

One day webinar on Geophysics for Site Characterization and Remediation Monitoring held on 02.10.2021

Workshop on "Earthquake Hazard"

One Day Workshop on “Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Mitigation held on 22.03.2019


International short course on Pavement Geotechnics with Geosynthetics held on 27.09.2018

Dr. Santhi A.S

Professor Higher Academic Grade & Dean

School of Civil Engineering 

Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore - 632 014


0416 - 220 2221 / 0416 - 220 2222