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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology


Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, named after the late Prime Minister Sri Rajiv Gandhi, run by the Government of Kerala, started functioning in 1991.


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Department Of Civil Engineering

Head Of The Department: Dr. Vinish V. Nair

Civil Engineering is a professional Engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, structural components of buildings, and railways.

The department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 1991. The department offers B Tech Programme with an intake of 60 and M-Tech programme in Transportation Engineering, and, structural Engineering and Construction Management with an intake of 18 for both specializations. There are 20 registered PhD scholars. The department was approved as a QIP centre by AICTE. There are well equipped laboratories in all the major disciplines like Material testing, Geo-technical, Environmental, Transportation, Surveying and Civil Engineering softwares. Also there is a concrete durability testing lab, the only one of this kind in Kerala, which caters for research needs in concrete durability testing. The department has excellent internal library facilities having more than two thousand volumes of books along with access to Pearson and IET digital libraries. It has subscription towards seven numbers of printed volumes of Journals, thirty six ASCE e-Journals and 275 Science Direct e-Journals. The department plays an active role in consultancy works and socially relevant projects.

HOD's Desk

The Department of Civil Engineering has been in existence since the inception of RIT. The Department is housed in an independent spacious block. The department offers B.Tech Programme in Civil Engineering and M.Tech Programme in Transportation Engineering, and, Structural Engineering and Construction Management. Excellent teaching learning process, student centric activities, and dedicated staff are the major strength of the department. Presently the department is accredited by NBA certification. Other activities of the department include research, consultancy, testing, and certification for entire Civil Engineering industry of the state. The department of Civil Engineering is putting all our efforts to improve the overall progress of the students. Also our department is committed with socially relevant projects to uplift the society.

Dr. Vinish V. Nair

Head Of The Department


Develop and deliver undergraduate, post-graduate, and research programmes capable of evolving various sustainable habitat and infrastructural solutions.

Execute better pedagogic practices.

Build up better facilities.

Encourage constant knowledge upgradation to staff.


To be a centre of high-quality academic programmes, consultancy, extension services in Civil engineering.