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Upholding the noble service rendered through the college, the department reinforces the tradition of Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College by providing quality technical instruction in civil engineering. Eleven well qualified and dedicated staff members form the department comprising of One Professor, Two Associate Professor and Eight Assistant Professors. Two well qualified lab assistants augment the laboratories; one computer operator and an office attendant provide support to the departmental activities.

Laboratories


Laboratories form the heart of the civil engineering education. The department has the following Laboratories.
 1. Strength of materials lab 
 2. Concrete & Highway Engineering Lab.  
 3. Survey lab 
 4. Hydraulics Engineering Lab 
 5. Environmental Engineering Lab (Public Health lab) 
 6. Soil mechanics and Foundation Engineering Lab 
 7. Carpentry and Plumbing shops 8. CAD / CAM Lab

Strength of Materials Lab:

The strength of materials lab helps students to understand the material properties of engineering materials. The following are the salient equipments.
 1. Universal Testing Machine 
 2. Tension Testing Machine 
 3. Spring Testing Machine
 4. Izod / Charpy Impact Testing Machine 
 5. Fatigue Testing Machine 
 6. Brinell Hardness Testing Apparatus 
 7. Rockwell Hardness Testing Apparatus
 
In addition to this measuring and marking gauges and related mechanical measuring instrumentation are available. The students of the second year make use of the lab.

Concrete and Highway Engg. lab:


The concrete and Highway Engg. laboratory enables students to have hands on feel of the construction materials. It gives them better understanding of the way the materials are classified. The lab is equipped to test Cement, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregates, Plain Cement Concrete in its fresh and hardened states, some tests on soils .

The following are the salient equipments available in this laboratory: 
 1. Vee Bee Consistometer
 2. Flow Table 
 3. Slump Cone
 4. Le Chatelier apparatuse 
 5. Permeability testing apparatus 
 6. Flakiness Index apparatus 
 7. Mini Concrete Mixer
 8. Mechanical Vibrator 
 9. Set of sieves for Coarse and Fine aggregate classification 
10. Specific Gravity apparatus 
11. CBR apparatus 
12. Proctors Light compaction apparatus  
13. Hot Air Oven  
14. Hot Water Bath
 
In addition to this, Electronic weighing machines, concrete and cement paste moulds in cubical and cylindrical shapes confirming to testing standards prescribed by ISI, beam moulds, Trays to mix materials on and other tools used in mixing of concrete make this laboratory a very complete set up for understanding civil engineering materials.

This lab is studied in conjunction with the ‘Engineering Materials' paper by the first year civil engineering students.

Survey lab

Measuring lands and fixing position on the surface of the earth has always been an obsession for man from the days of known history. The importance of mapping lands for purposes of allocation, taxation, fixing routes are well known. In addition the location of the various structural and non-structural elements, setting out the features of railroads, highways, valuation of civil engineering assets require that principles of mathematics and knowledge of engineering go hand in hand. The subject surveying and levelling enables the civil engineers to achieve this end. The survey lab enables the students to put to practice in field what they learn in the class room.

This lab is used by the second year civil engineering students the year through.

The following are the salient equipments available in this laboratory:

 1. Dumpy Levels with surveying compass 
 2. Vernier Theodolite which can be used as a Tacheometer
 3. Plane tables with all accessories
 
In conjunction with the above equipments all the regular equipments expected in a survey lab such as glass fiber tapes, survey chains, cross staffs, ranging rods with special stands, pegs and arrows, aluminum levelling staff, are also available.Hydraulics Engineering Lab:

Area of lab :
350 sq.m

The Fluid Mechanics lab lets the students to perform and interpret characteristic curves of hydraulic machinery including reaction, impulse and mixed flow turbines. In addition, flow measurements of fluids, computation of losses, perform model analysis on notches and weirs. The highlight of the lab is the newly acquired hydraulic flume on which simulation of many flow phenomenon and model analysis can be performed. The lab is currently shared by the department with the mechanical engineering department .

The following are some of the important test rigs in the lab.

 1. Centrifugal Pump Characteristics Study Rig 
 2. Multi Stage Centrifugal Pump Characteristics Study Rig 
 3. Jet Pump Characteristics Study Rig
 4. Reciprocating Pump Characteristics Study Rig 
 5. Submersible Pump Characteristics Study Rig 
 6. Gear Pump Characteristics Study Rig 
 7. Pelton Wheel Characteristics Study Rig
 8. Francis Turbine Characteristics Study Rig 
 9. Kaplan Turbine Characteristics Study Rig 
10. Turbo Impulse Turbine Characteristics Study Rig
 
In addition to this, experimental setup to demonstrate the fundamental laws are available and the same are listed below.

 1. Pitot tube
 2. Meta-centric height demonstration 
 3. Friction Loss
 4. Orifice Meter 
 5. Flow Nozzle 
 6. Venturi meter 
 7. Notches
 8. Mouth Piece
 9. Bernoulli's law verification apparatus
 
The lab has a huge underground sump for the recycling of the water. In addition to this measuring and marking gauges and related mechanical measuring instrumentation are available. The students of the second year make use of the lab.

In many parts of our country, people look up to engineers as people who would be able to build / suggest remedies to common defects in their houses. In an aim to bring the common skills that is deemed essential to any engineer, workshop practices are included in the syllabus.

In the Carpentry shop, students learn to distinguish between various timber and do basic work on them as cutting, planning and sizing them, make the elementary joints and fit pieces of timber together and study models of doors, trusses and other joints.

The shop is well equipped with the required tools to do wood work. In addition, models of trusses, doors and common varieties of wood are also available.

In the Plumbing shop, students learn the rudiments of the means to transport fluids and get accustomed to the various elements of plumbing networks as they are essentially similar be it in cross country piping to carry petroleum products or medical oxygen in a hospital.

The shop has facilities to demonstrate most of the pipes and fittings. The methods of joining pipes to each other and to special fittings are studied in this shop. All the required tools to achieve this end and work on pipes are available in this shop.

The first year students of all the branches work in both these shops.

Environmental Engineering Lab
 
Both fresh and waste waters are tested for their physical and chemical properties so that their levels of pollution can be assesed and the appropriate treatment methods can be selected.

The following are the salient equipments available in this laboratory:

 1. PH meter
 2. Turbidity meter  
 3. Conductivity meter
 4. Refrigerator meter 
 5. BOD incubator 
 6. Muffle furnace 
 7. Hot air oven
 8. Magnetic stirrer with hot plates 
 9. Desicator 
 10. Jar test apparatus 
 11. Water bath
 12. Furniture  
 13. Glass waves / Cruicibles 
 14. Chemicals 
 15. COD apparatus
 16. Kjeldane apparatus
 17. Heating mantles 
 18. Calorimeter 
 19. Chlorine comparator
 20. Furniture : work table
 21. Beaker 
 22. Standard flask 
 23. Burette with stand
 24. Pipette 
 25. Crucible 
 26. Filtration assembly

Soil Engineering Lab:
 
Different soils such as sand, clay, silt, gravel are tested for their physical and engineering properties so that the right type of foundation can be designed.

The following are the salient equipments available in this laboratory:

 1. Sieves 
 2. Hydrometer
 3. Liquid and plastic limit apparatus 
 4. Shinkage limit apparatus 
 5. Proctor compaction apparatus 
 6. UTM of minimum of 20KN capacity
 7. Direct shear apparatus 
 8. Thermometer 
 9. Field density measuring device 
 10. Triaxial shear apparatus
 11. Three gang consolidation test deivce
 
CAD / CAM Lab

The CAD/CAM lab is another lab that is shared with the mechanical department. Modelling and Drafting software are available in this lab. It is proposed to set up another full fledged computer lab for the civil engineering students that will concentrate on bringing in analysis and design software as ETABS, SAP 2000 NL, STAAD PRO, MS PROJECT, PRIMA VERA, AutoCAD and Finite Element Packages as NASTRAN, ANSYS in the near future, running on server end workstations.

LIBRARY
The central library of Misrimal Navajee Munoth Engineering College has 584 titles of civil engineering and a total of1129 books. Besides, there are 10 Indian Standards. There is a running subscription to 7 national and 6 international journals. The number is growing. Besides these titles, there a number of books on mathematics, science and computer science and programming to which the students have full access. Students are entitled to borrow 4 books from the library for a period of two weeks.A book bank functions in the library from which eligible students can borrow books in addition to their regular provision.

Other Facilities for Students

Industrial Visits

The students are given ample opportunity to develop themselves in the college. In addition to the infrastructure of the department, the students are taken on industrial visits to construction sites or industries that support the construction industry. Regular interaction with the industry enables the students.
The department encourages students to participate in extra and co-curricular activities .Students can meet any of the faculty members at any time and engage themselves in research in subjects of their choice. Our students have won laurels by presenting papers in other colleges.

Tests and Report Cards

Three tests are conducted by the department in co-ordination with other departments in all the subjects for gauging the student's performance and to allocate the internal marks for the students as per the University's requirements. A report card is given to each student at the beginning of the student's tenure at our College. This report card is sent home with the student at the end of each test for parent's information about the progress of their ward

Training


In plant training is mandatory from the third year of their course of study. Students are made to undergo atleast ten days of training at reputed institutions and establishments

Contents Beyond Syllabi

Experts are invited from the industry and research institutes to bridge the gap between the current trends in the field of civil engineering and the university syllabus and present their views

Student Projects

Project works enable the students to work in convenient groups of not more than four members on a project involving theoretical and experimental studies related to Civil Engineering. Every Project has a Guide who is a member of the faculty of Civil Engineering department. The hours allotted for this course are utilized by the students to receive directions from the Guide, on library reading, laboratory work, computer analysis or field work and also to present in periodical seminars of the progress made in the project.

Each student produces a comprehensive report covering background information, literature Survey, problem statement, Project work details and conclusions.
This experience of project work helps the student in expanding his / her knowledge base and also provide opportunity to utilise the creative ability and inference capability.
Mini projects from the second year of their course of study are taken up by students

Educational Tours

Students are encouraged to go on an educational tour once every academic year. The boys ang girls have different iternaries. A responsible staff member accompanies the students. Under normal circumstances, they are permitted to go anywhere in India.

Placement:

A list of top notch companies in the field of civil engineering have been identified who will be the potential employers of our students. Normally, students without standing arrears are considered for placement in the campus. Placement is coordinated by the central placement cell of the college.

Alumini:

The college has an active alumini cell in which all passed out students are members. Regular alumini meetings are held to share the experiences of the alumini and guide the students appropriately.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell:

  Entrepreneurship Development Cell encourages the students who have a flair for running their own companies and buisnesses. Renowned entrepreneurs are invited from time to time to interact with the students.

Student Feedback:

Studetnts feedback in all the aspects of the college and the department is obtained at periodic intervals which acts as a sound grievance handling mechanism. This enables the adminsitration to take up corrective actions at the appropriate time and provides the students with the best of facilities.

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