Civil Department

Department of Civil Engineering has been established since the inception of institute in 1985. It has been accredited twice by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) AICTE, New Delhi and recognized by Institution of Engineers. The Department has grown tremendously over the years and has developed strong links with the building, construction industry and academic and research. Besides high-quality teaching at UG and PG level; the department is actively involved in basic and applied research and consultancy. It also provides high quality technical advisory support to various organizations. The Department of Civil Engineering with its multifaceted faculty continues to maintain and cultivate its strong links with the infrastructural industry, academic and research institutions at the National level.

Vision: To be inculcate new ideas and innovations in Civil Engineering.
Mission: To offer world-class undergraduate and post-graduate education, research guidance, professional consultancy, outreach and manpower training as well as leadership in Civil Engineering.
Goals: To be the highest-qualified Civil Engineering faculty in the central India and among the best-rated departments in terms of teaching quality, research contributions, high-end consultancy, outreach and manpower training and academic leadership.

1. PROGRAMMES

Department offers an undergraduate B.E. degree programme with an intake of 60 students and a post graduate programme M. Tech.in Structural Engineering with an intake of 18 students.

Student prospective: In the department, we seek dreamers who believe in themselves and are willing to rise to the challenges of life. In the Institute, we provide exquisite infrastructure and top-notch facilities for students who dare to dream and achieve. Be it the curriculum or simple management skills and techniques, participants enrolling in our academic programme can shape themselves not only as adept technology professionals but also as efficient individuals.

2. LABORATORIES

1. Engineering Mechanics 9. Surveying
2. Engineering Geology 10 Fluid Mechanics
3. Strength of Materials 11 Hydraulic Machines
4. Structural Analysis 12 Remote Sensing and GIS
5. Concrete Technology 13. Computer Center for UG and PG
6. Transportation Engineering 14. Instrumentation Lab.
7. Environmental Engineering 15 Structural Dynamics Lab
8. Geotechnical Engineering    

3. ADVANCE EQUIPMENTS

1. Total workstation 10 Linear variable displacement transducer
2. GPS receiver 11 Ultrasonic pulse velocity testing machine
3. Tensometer 12 Profoscope
4. Universal testing machine of 40t capacity 13. Load cell
5. Electrical resistivity meter 14. Load cell indicator
6. Electrical horizontal shake table 15. Displacement indicator
7. Rebound hammer 16. Standard penetration testing equipment
8. Strain gauges 17   Triaxial apparatus with pore pressure measurement  
9. Static and dynamic strain indicator machine


4. DEPARTMENTAL LIBRARY

  Departmental library consists of 150 titles and 323 volumes for the ready reference of students. It also contains various IS Codes, journals and periodicals. VCDs on material and soil testing are also available, the project reports and case study reports of previous year students are also available in the departmental library.


5. TESTING FACILITIES  

  • Testing of cement and concrete
  • Testing of building and road materials
  • Testing of soil
  • Testing of water quality


6. CONSULTANCY

The major consultancy work taken up by the Department

  • Structural design and drawing of buildings
  • Roof top harvesting schemes
  • Hydro geological survey
  • Geophysical survey
  • Testing building of material
  • Maintenance of building
  • Third party inspection of civil engineering works of municipal council, Ramtek.


7. RESEARCH / SPONSORED PROJECTS

The major sponsored projects taken up by the department

  • Research Funding Project titled "Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in six districts of Maharashtra (Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Nagpur, Chandrapur and Wardha) funded by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy, BARC, Mumbai of Rs 43.59 Lakhs.
  • Department of Civil Engineering has worked as Technical Service providers for Jalswarajya Project (Water Supply and Sanitation Project) of Govt. of Maharashtra by Zillah Parishad, Nagpur in 2005. Various components of water supply scheme are now open for use to villagers.
  • GIS for Watershed Management of worth 5.28 lakhs and funded by DST, New Delhi.
  • Preparation of Action Plan for Watershed Management using GIS and Remote Sensing of worth 12.85 lakhs funded by AICTE, New Delhi.
  • Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting Scheme at K.I.T.S., Ramtek of worth Rs. 1.42 lakhs funded by Central Ground Water Board, Nagpur.


8. APPROVED RESEARCH CENTER

The Department has been recognized as a place of Research by RTM Nagpur, University from the session 2016-17. The number of research scholars can be enrolled to maximum 10. There are Three Ph.D. supervisors recognized by RTM Nagpur, University. Some research scholars are enrolled for Ph.D. in the research center.

9. CONFERENCES/SEMINARS

Various Workshops / STTP / FDP are organized in the department under National Mission and Education through ICT which are funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development and Sponsored by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. The Department has organized a National Seminar on ‘Innovative Technologies in Construction of Concrete Structures’ (InTech Concrete-2003) during 7-8 Feb. 2003 and National Conference on Recent Trends in Civil Engg (RTCCE -09) in 2009.

The Seminar and Conference were intended to be a common platform to bring together Engineers, Researchers, Architects, Builders and Managers to assess the emerging trends in Civil Engineering Constructions. More than 150 delegates participated from all over India. About 50 technical papers were presented. The faculty also involved in organizing many other seminars and conferences at the National and International level.

10. CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION (CEA)

TThe CEA was formed with the primary purpose of exposing our students for their Personality Development. The association promotes the talents of students in extra and co- curricular activities. With both students and faculty as its members the association is most active in the Institution.

CEA is responsible for conducting a lecture series, dispensed by distinguished academicians and practitioners of the trade, in order to educate our students. It conducts the seminars, debate, quizzes, personality contests to improve the subject knowledge and organization skills among the students.

The Civil Engineering Association has been associated in conducting the workshops and seminars at the National level and inter-branch competitions at the Institution level. CEA has actively involved in conducting the National level students Festival Teknodeon which is conducted in alternative years. The Festival is envisaged as a show-case for all the technical and creative talents of students from all over India. Competitions are held on technical paper presentation in all branches of Engineering, website designing, product designing and programming contests along with other extra-curricular activities such as quizzes, debates, games, sports and cultural events.


11. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Placement:
All eligible students got placement in various reputed companies through campus selection. In the present academic year so far 25% of the final year students have been placed.  

Higher studies: Department always encourage the students to appear for the competitive examinations like GATE, MPSE, UPSE and pursue the higher studies. During the last academic year 7 students have joined in M. Tech.Programme at various Institutes and 5 students taken the admission in NICMAR Pune /Hyderabad.  

University Ranks: In every university examination the students have been achieving university ranks.


12. SUMMER TRAINING 

Students are sent for summer training at the end of IV and VI semester for three to four weeks, during the summer vacation. The training work carried out by the students is assessed by the Expert Committee by conducting the presentation of individual students  


13. DISTINCTIONS OF FACULTY 

  • Dr. B.R. Rathan Lal, Dr. S.L.Atmapoojya, Dr. R.K. Bopche, Dr. A.N. Shrikhande and Dr. A. N.Dabhade have been awarded Ph.D. degrees during their services in the Institution.
  • Dr. A.N. Shrikhande has won the Best Paper Award for his paper in a state level seminar held at Umrer in 2004, Best Singer Award in Marathi song competition for all University Teachers in 2007 and 2011. He is honored with Dr. Ambedkar Fellowship Award by Dalit Sahitya Academy, New Delhi in 2007.
  • Dr. A.N. Dabhade has won the best young teacher award by KITS Ramtek in 2006.
  • Dr. R.K. Bopche has been included in the recent ‘Database of Environmental Expert 2007 in India’ published by Ministry of Environmental and Forest, Govt. of India.
  • Mr. R.K. Parve is pursuing Ph.D. at present in VNIT Nagpur.
  • Mrs. Minakshi K Chouragade is pursuing Ph.D. in the research center Ramtek, under RTMNU.


14. BOOKS PUBLISHED/EDITED

  • Dr.R.K.Bopche has written the books ‘Quick review in Applied Geology’ and ‘General and Engineering Geology’ (in Press).

  • Dr. A.N. Dabhade has written the books
    1. Basics of Civil Engineering.
    2. A Text book of Engineering Mechanics.


15. ALUMNI 

Many of our alumni are placed as high ranked government officers, became successful entrepreneurs in India and abroad and working as academicians in prestigious universities and Institutions.

16.FACULTY

CIVIL ENGINEERING

S.No. Name Designation
01. Dr. B. Ram Rathan Lal Professor and Principal
02. Dr.S.L.Atmapoojya Professor and Head
03. Dr. R.K. Bopche Professor
04.
Dr.A.N. Shrikhande
Professor and Incharge T & P
05. Dr.A.N.Dabhade Associate Professor
06. Mr. K. Ganeshkumar Assistant Professor
07. Mr.R.K.Parve Assistant Professor
08. Mr. P.D.Ramteke Assistant Professor
09. Ms.S.H.Makde Assistant Professor
10. Mr. S.V. Rayadu Assistant Professor
11. Mrs.M. K.Chouragade Assistant Professor
12. Mr.L.C. Tibude Assistant Professor
13. Mr. Y.S.Lanjewar Assistant Professor
14. Ms.Priyanka D. Motghare Assistant Professor
15. Mr. Daipayan Mandal Assistant Professor
16. Mrs.Sheetal Kathikar Assistant Professor
17. Ms.Anchal Sharma Assistant Professor

 

Dr. B.Ram Rathan Lal, Professor and Principal
rathan_lal@yahoo.com,   9975413330

  1. Qualification :B.Tech from Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh. M.E.(Geotechnical Engg.) from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi. Ph.D. from Civil Engineering Dept, IIT Bombay in the field of Geotechnical Engineering with specialization in Geosynthetics applications in Civil Engineering.

  2. Experience :Total 22 years of teaching and research experience.
  3. Publications :Published 12 technical papers in International Journals, 12 technical papers in International Conferences, 14 technical papers in National Conferences, also 09 technical papers in Geotechnical Special Publications of ASCE.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : IGS and ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest :Design and Construction with Geosynthetics, Geosynthetics in Ground improvement, Geosysnthetics Applications in Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Mining Engineering, FEM of Reinforced Soil Structures, Alternate Materials.

  6. Others:
    Research Areas :
    Modeling of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures; Ground improvement techniques; Geosynthetic testing; Design of geosynthetic soil retaining wall and slopes, pavements, embankments, Air Fields, Railways, Use of alternate materials in civil engineering, Environmental geotechnics.

 

Dr. S.L.Atmapoojya, Professor and Head  

atmapoojya@yahoo.com, 09765406850
  1. Qualification : Ph.D from RTM university Nagpur, M.Tech. (Hydraulic Engg.) from RTM Nagpur University, and B.E. from Govt. Engg. College, Jabalpur.

  2. Experience: He has 32 years of teaching experience and 4 years as a Principal of Engineering College, Nagpur.

  3. Publications : Published 40 research papers in National, International conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies :Life Member of ISTE, Member of Indian Society of Hydraulics, Indian Water Works Association and Institution of Engineers(I).  

  5. Fields of Interest : Hydraulics, Water Distrubution System.

  6. Other: He worked as a Chairman of Board of Studies, Civil Engg., RTM University, Nagpur, Member of Academic Council and Member of Building Works Committee, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. He is guiding 8 students for PhD and 5 students have been awarded PhD Degree and 1 student ME by reasearch under his guidance. He is also Remote Centre coordinator under the Programme conduted by IIT Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur through National Mission on Education ICT, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India and conducted 15 workshops and STTP's in the Institute.

 

Dr.R.K.Bopche, Professor
bopche_ravindra@yahoo.com,09422126957

  1. Qualification : Ph.D from RTM university Nagpur and M.Tech. in Applied Geology from Sagar University,M.P.

  2. Experience: Joined this Institute in 1986 and put up 32 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published 25 research papers in various National and International Journals and Published Book "Objective Book in Engineering Geology" standard Publication New Delhi Text book of General and Engineering Geology (In Press S. Chand).

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies :Life Member of ISTE, GSI, GGS.

  5. Fields of Interest : Groundwater, Engineering Geology and Remote Sensing.

  6. Research Projects: BRNS- BARC Mumbai
    Principal Investigator
    Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in Three districts of Maharashtra (Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli) for 2 years, cost Rs.16.62 lakh.
    Co- Investigator Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in Three districts of Maharashtra (Nagpur, Wardha and Chandrapur) for 2 years, cost Rs.26.97 lakh.

  7. Other: Expertise in location of Bore well points with 90% accuracy and given more than 10000 points in Maharashtra, M.P. and Andhra Pradesh. Promoter of Rainwater Harvesting, Environmental expert, Database of Environmental Experts in India 2007, Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and forest, New Delhi also guiding Ph.D students.

 

 

Dr. A.N.Shrikhande, Professor
ansktsr@yahoo.com,   9766338733.

  1. Qualification :Ph.D in the field of waste water Treatment from VNIT, Nagpur. B.E. from SGB University, Amravati, and has been Awarded Gold Medal M.E.(Env.Engg) from M.S. University, Baroda; Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Protection Management (PGDEPM) from NIEE, Kakinada (A.P) and stood First.

  2. Experience:27 years of total experience in which 24 years of teaching and one year of research at NEERI, Nagpur.

  3. Publications :Published 24 technical and research papers in National and International Seminars,conferences and Journals. Received First prize in paper presentation on "Constructed Wetland".

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE, IWWA, IAEM and IE (I).

  5. Fields of Interest : Water and Waste Water Treatment.
  6. Research Projects:(BRNS- BARC, Mumbai)
    Principal Investogator
    Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in Three districts of Maharashtra (Nagpur, Wardha and Chandrapur) for 2 years, cost Rs.26.97 lakh.
    Co- Investigator Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in Three districts of Maharashtra (Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli) for 2 years, cost Rs.16.62 lakh.

  7. Other: Attended more than 3 dozens of National and International Seminars, Conferences and Short term courses. He was 'Jt Organising Secretary' for National Seminar on "Intech Concrete" in Feb.2003. He was Convener for National Conference "RTCCE 09" held in Dec.2009. He was Convener for students fest Teknodeon 2K15 at KITS, Ramtek. He was a member of Board of Studies (Civil Engg.) of RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and presently a member of Board of Studies (Civil Engg.) of Gondwana University Gadchiroli. He was Co-ordinator of Jalswarajya Project of Govt. of Maharashtra. He is recipient of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Fellowship award and Best Singer Award. Also attended 5 days Wipro Mission 10X training program. Presently he is carrying out additional responsibility as In-charge Traning and Placement Cell.

 

Dr A.N.Dabhade,  Associate Professor
anantdabhade555@gmail.com 09890621706

  1. Qualification : B.E. from SGB Amravati University. M.E. in Civil Engg. from  RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Ph.D from R.T.M. Nagpur University Nagpur.

  2. Experience : He has 17 years experience in which 16 years teaching and one year field experience

  3. Publications : Published 18 technical papers in National, International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Book Publication :
    1.Text Book of Engineering Mechanics.
    2.Textbook of Basics of Civil Engineering.

  5. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.
  6. Fields of Interest : Composite Concrete, Surveying, Design of R.C.C. Structures.

  7. Other : He was member of "InTech Concrete" National level seminar at KITS,Ramtek. He was member of Faculty Development Programme under ISTE at KITS Ramtek. Co-ordinator Engineering Mechanics woekshop IIT Bombay. He was Convener for National Level Technical Fest "Stambh -15" at KITS,Ramtek.

 

Mr. K.Ganesh Kumar, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and  M.B.A. from Algappa University.

  2. Experience : Joined this institution in 1989 and put up 28 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications :Published 02 technical papers in National Conference.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies :Life Member of ISTE, IE(I).

  5. Fields of Interest : Concrete Technology , Construction Management, Building Technology, Transpotation Engineering, Maintanance and Rehabilitation of Civil Engineering Structure, Building Material, Design of R.C.C., Construction Management and Laws.
  6. Other : Attended 9 weeks of short term training programmes in the various field of Civil Engineering.

 

Mr. R.K.Parve, Assistant Professor
rkparve@gmail.com,9403053954
  1. Qualification : B.E. from Nagpur University, M.Tech. in Structures from VNIT, Nagpur., Pursuing Ph.D. from VNIT Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this institution in 2000 and put up 17 years of teaching experience and Five years of Field experience.

  3. Publications : Published 03 technical papers in National Conference and 04 technical paper in International Conference.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life member of ISTE, ISWE.
  5. Fields of Interest : Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Structural Instrumentation

  6. Other : Programme Officer of N.S.S. Unit at KITS, Ramtek. Attended 14 STTP's and 8 Workshops and also Worked as workshop coordinator for 2 STTP's.

 

Mr.P.D. Ramteke, Assistant Professor
ramteke_pd@rediffmail.com ,09595191822

  1. Qualification : B.E. and M.Tech in Structures from RTM Nagpur University.

  2. Experience : Joined this instituion in 2006 and have 12 years of total experience in which 10 years of teaching and 2 year of experience in construction field.

  3. Publications : 01 paper in International Conference.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : ISWE
  5. Fields of Interest : FEM, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering.

  6. Other : Attended Four STTP programmes.

 

Ms.S.H.Makde, Assistant Professor
09823279289,sangeetamakde151@gmail.com

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University and M.Tech. from VNIT Nagpur.

  2. Experience : She is having total 10 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : One paper in National Conference

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life member of ISTE
  5. Fields of Interest : Steel Structures and Finite Element Method.

  6. Other : Attended 2 National seminar and 4 STTP Pragrams. Also attended Two week workshop on Engineering Mechanics.

 

Mr.S.V.Rayadu, Assistant Professor
rayadushriniwas@gmail.com,09096915511

  1. Qualification : B.E. and M.Tech (Structural Engg) from RTM Nagpur University.

  2. Experience : Total 12 years of experience, out of which 11 years teaching and 1 year industry.

  3. Publications : Published Six research paper in a National and International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : NIL
  5. Fields of Interest : Structures.

  6. Other : Attended 03 STTP Programmes and One National Conference. Also attended 5 days Wipro Mission 10X Program and Two week workshop on "Introduction to Structural Engg".

 

Mrs.M.K.Chouragade, Assistant Professor  
meenakshi.uchibagale@gmail.com ,09503260722

  1. Qualification : B.E. and M.Tech. in (Structural Engg) from RTM Nagpur University.
  2. Experience : Total 13 years of experience, out of which 9 year teaching and 4 years in construction industry.

  3. Publications : Published Seven technical papers, three in International Conference, two in International Conferences and two in International journal.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE
  5. Fields of Interest : Prestressed Concrete, FEM, Planning and Designing, Earthquake Engineering.

  6. Other : Attended 4 National Seminars, STTP's and also attended 5 days Wipro Mission 10X Programme. Also,Two-week workshop on Engg. Mechanics conducted by IIT, Bombay.

 

Mr.L.C. Tibude, Assistant Professor
laxmikant_tibude@yahoo.co.in, 09890936198

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM Nagpur University and M.Tech. in Structures from VNIT, Nagpur.
  2. Experience : Total 9 years of experience, out of which 7 year teaching and 2 years in Structural Design.

  3. Publications : Published five paper in National and International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : NIL
  5. Fields of Interest : R.C.C., FEM, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering.

  6. Other :: Attended 04 days workshop at IIT, Kanpur, 3 days Dale Carriage Programme, Attended 05 days workshop at IIT Powai, trainer for Staad Pro software in KITS,Ramtek. Two-week workshop on Engg. Mechanics held by IIT Powai. Two-week workshop on "Introduction to Structural Engg. Technical Communication".

 

Mr. Y.S.Lanjewar, Assistant Professor
yogeshlanjewar@gmail.com , 09975722733

  1. Qualification : B.E., M.Tech.(Structural Engg) from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience :He has 7 years of teaching experience

  3. Publications : Three research paper in Natioanl and International conference and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Engg Mechanics, Concrete Technology, Advanced concrete structures.

  6. Other : Attended workshop on Earthquake Resistance Structures at VNIT, Nagpur, Attended 1 workshop on Total Station at KITS, Ramtek, Two weeks ISTE workshop on Engg. Mechanics organized by IIT, Powai (Bombay). ISTE workshop "Pedagogy for Effective use of ICT in Engg. Education".

 

Ms. Priyanka D. Motghare, Assistant Professor
motghare.priyanka89@gmail.com , 8855081673

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTMNU Nagpur University, and M.Tech. from RTMNU, Nagpur

  2. Experience : Joined Institute in 2013. She has 5 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published Two paper in National and International Conferences

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Structures, Earthquake Engg, Engg. Mechanics, Hydrology

  6. Other :Attended several STTP's, workshop and training programs.

 

Mr.Daipayan Mandal, Assistant Professor
m.daipayan@yahoo.com 8308240714

  1. Qualification : B.E. from RTM NagpurUniversity, Nagpur. Pursuing M. Tech. from RTM Nagpur University.

  2. Experience : Joined the Institute in 2013 and having total 7 years of total experience out of which5 years in teaching and 2 years of Industrialexperience.

  3. Publications : Nil

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Structures, Fiber composites, Earthquake Engg., Advancement in concrete technology.

  6. Other :Attended several STTP's, workshop and training programs.

 

Mrs. Sheetal Kathikar, Assistant Professor
sheetalchafale@gmail.com 9766086400

  1. Qualification : B.E. and M.Tech. from RTMNU University,Nagpur

  2. Experience : Joined Institute in 2014 and having 4 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published Four papers in National and International Conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Structures

  6. Other :Attended several STTP's, workshop and training programs.

 

Ms. Anchal Sharma, Assistant Professor
anchalsharma924@gmail.com

  1. Qualification : B.E.and M.Techfrom RTMNagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined Institute in 2015 and having one year experience.

  3. Publications : Pubished One Paper in International Conference.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Structures

  6. Other :Attended several STTP's, workshop and training programs.

 

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