Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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The Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur is producing since 1961, high quality technical manpower needed by industry, R&D organizations, and academic institutions.

The Department offers B. Tech., B. Tech. - M. Tech. Dual degree in Civil Engineering, and M.Tech degree in Civil Engineering with seven specializations, i.e., Environmental Engineering, Geoinformatics, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. The Department also has a vibrant PhD programme in all the above mentioned specializations. The department also offers eMasters program in Sustainable Construction Practices and Project Management (SCPM).

The academic activities of the Department emphasizes deep understanding of fundamental principles, development of creative ability to handle the challenges of Civil Engineering, and the analytical ability to solve problems which are interdisciplinary in nature. The Department also encourages its students to engage in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, essential for development, nurturing of team spirit, and developing organizational skills. The faculty members of the department are involved in high quality research and consultancy activities, and they continue to enjoy academic leadership role in the country.

The broad objective of the department is to achieve international recognition for excellence in research and teaching, such that it is ranked as the top Civil Engineering department in the country and, thus, it becomes the top choice of graduate students for higher education and of prospective faculty for their career.