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Laboratory Details Civil Engineering


All laboratories are well-furnished with the latest electronically controlled instruments. Some of the sophisticated equipment available in the laboratories are:

Our department has seven laboratories namely,

  • Soil Mechanics Lab
  • Strength of Materials
  • Surveying Lab
  • Environmental Engineering Lab
  • Transportation Engineering Lab
  • Computer Aided Building Drawing
  • Hydraulics Lab

Soil Mechanics Lab

Triaxial shear test apparatus with accessories, Standard penetration apparatus with accessories, Field density test , Permeability apparatus and Unconfined compression test apparatus.

Has the facility to study about the physical properties of soil.

To study about the determination of shear strength, water content, specific gravity of the soil by using direct shear test, pycnometer and core cutter method.


Major Equipments

Direct shear test apparatus Casagrande apparatus
Liquid limit & plastic limit device 20 cm sieve size
Field density (Sand pouring cylinder) Proctor compaction apparatus

Strength of Materials lab

This lab is well equipped for testing structural materials including steel, timber, concrete etc., and has a 100T electronic UTM, a 200T compression testing machine and a wood testing machine. Standard tests are routinely performed for Government and Private Organization.

Has the facility to determine the compressive strength of the concrete cube by using Universal Testing Machine(UTM).


Major Equipments

Torsion Testing Machine Spring Testing Machine
Fatigue Testing Machine Rock Well Hardness Testing Machine
Impact Testing Machine Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
Universal Testing Machine Load Measuring Cell
Compression Testing Machine  

Survey Lab

To Study about the Theodolite and Total Station and to learn how to work with the instruments.

To learn to run a traverse, and to determine the distances using chain, compass and plane table.

To study the field work using Total station.


Major Equipments

Conventional Theodolite Electronic Theodolite
Dumpy Level Plane Table
Ranging Rod Levelling & Cross Staff
Prismatic Compass Total Station

Environmental Engineering Lab

Environmental Engineering Laboratory can serve students for experimental study in 4-year Bachelor Degree Program and research activities in Master Degree Programme.

The laboratory can contribute its pilot study facilities and chemical analytical equipment as well as experimental technology to the environmental studies and continuing learning in the environmental professions.

Has the facility to study the oxygen demand in water by using incubators and chemicals.


Major Equipments

pH Meter Calorimeter
Conductivity Meter Jar Test Apparatus
COD Apparatus Hot Air Oven
Magnetic Stirrer  

Transportation Engineering Lab

The experimental work involved in this laboratory should make the student to understand the fundamental testing of aggregate and also the bitumen. Relating these quantities, the student should be able to obtain the strength of the material.

To study about the abrasion value, crushing strength and impact value of the aggregates.

Has the facility to study the physical properties of the aggregates.


Major Equipments

Bitumen Automatic Penetrometer Ductility Testing Machine
Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine Le-Chatelier Flask, Mould & Water Bath
Flash & Fire Point Test Apparatus Ring & Ball Apparatus
Tar Viscometer  

Computer Aided Building Drawing

At the end of this course the student should be able to draft on computer building drawings (Plan, elevation and sectional views) in accordance with development and control rules satisfying orientation and functional requirements

The software used is CADD.


Hydraulics Lab

The Hydraulics Laboratory involved in a wide range of basic as well as applied experimental and theoretical research in fluid mechanics.

The activities are focused on the physical understanding, modeling and manipulation of complex flows and their instabilities.

The main objective of this laboratory is the Student should be able to verify the principles studied in theory by conducting the experiments.


Major Equipments

Venturimeter & Orificemeter Test Orifice & Mouthpiece Apparatus
Pipe Friction Apparatus Losses in Pipe Line Apparatus
Pitot tube & water meter tests Pelton wheel & Francis Turbine
Vernier Caliper Spanner & Screw Driver Set