About the Department

Objectives

To impart teaching & training in various areas of civil engineering based on

  1. Convergence of theoretical knowledge
  2. Application in Construction Industry
  3. Problem solving through live projects
  4. Hands-on experience through in-house laboratories and in-plant training
  5. Working in multi-disciplinary teams
  6. Analyzing information and draw conclusions
  7. Awareness of sustainable engineering

Vision

The Department of Civil Engineering strives to graduate qualified engineers to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life.

Mission

Our mission is

  1. To acquire, generate, share, and use knowledge in the different fields of Civil Engineering through this undergraduate program.
  2. To use the special capabilities and expertise of the program’s faculty to address regional, national, and international needs in civil engineering

HOD’S Message

HOD's message

S.Sundarraman

HOD for Civil

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Welcome to the Civil Engineering Department.

Civil Engineering is among the oldest of the engineering disciplines, but it continues to be among the most critical for addressing fundamental human needs, and offers boundless opportunities for innovation. Civil Engineering is a rewarding career where you will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on the quality of life of the community around you and the entire world. Our emphasis is the development of practical competence, critical thinking, passion for self-learning, as well as the capacity for teamwork and leadership. Our mission is to make that happen. The Department of Civil Engineering at Mailam Engineering College offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Civil Engineering. Civil Engineering Department was established in the year 2009 with an intake of 60 students. Civil Engineering stream focuses in the areas of Structural analysis, Design, Environmental, Geo-technical, Transportation, and Project Management. Our department is equipped with excellent teaching facilities, including high quality laboratory equipments and computer laboratory with state of the art equipment to support the learning process. Our faculty members are highly qualified experts in their fields and are also active members of various professional societies. Through the practical training, project work, industrial visit and guest lectures and exposure to software by means of value added courses, students are well equipped and come out as responsible engineers who are effective professionals in today’s work environment.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Civil Engineering program at Mailam Engineering College.

Scope

  • To keep abreast of latest developments and applications of knowledge in Civil Engineering field.
  • To prepare the students for challenges of future and becoming global engineers.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate

B.E. – Civil Engineering

Scope

  1. To keep abreast of latest developments and applications of knowledge in Civil Engineering field.
  2. To prepare the students for challenges of future and becoming global engineers.

CESA Inaugural Function

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Dr. S. Senthil, Principal, MEC honouring the Chief Gust Mr.R.Gopinath, Asst. Prof. of Civil Engineering University College of Engineering, Tindivanam during the CESA Inaugural Function

 

Civil Engineering Students Association (CESA) inaugural function was held on 02 Sap 2015. Dr.S.Senthil, Principal, welcomed the chief guest and delivered the Presidential Address. Mr.R.Gopinath, Asst. Prof. of Civil Engineering from University College of Engineering, Tindivanam, was the chief guest and he delivered the inaugural address highlighting the scope of civil engineering and its prospects in the near future. Dr.S.Sundararaman, HOD, presented the felicitation address.

Industry Sponsored Technical Lecture

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Mr.A.Jayaseelan, Asst.Manager and Mr.R.Sivaramakrishna, Technical Executive, JK
Cement Ltd.,are being honoured by Dr. S. Senthil, Principal, MEC during the inauguration of Technical Lecture.

 

Industry-sponsored Lecture on Good Construction Practices organised by JK Cement Ltd. was held on 22 Feb 2016. Mr.A.Jayaseelan, Asst. Manager, JK Cements Ltd., was the Chief Guest and he spoke about the latest technology involved in the manufacturing process of cement. Mr.R.Sivaramakrishna, Technical Executive, JK Cement Ltd., delivered a lecture on the present trends in construction materials and practices.

Staff Activities

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.S.Azhagarsamy, Asst. Prof. published a paper titled “Experimental Investigation on Partial Replacement of Cement with Fly Ash and Silica Fume in Concrete” in the “International Journal of Civil Engineering Research,” Vol. 6, No.1, pp. 83

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.S.Azhagarsamy, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Performance of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Containing Mineral Admixtures” in “SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering,” Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 6-8, Oct 2015.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.S.Azhagarsamy, Asst. Prof. published a paper titled “A study on Strength and Durability of Self Curing Concrete using Polyethylene Glycol – 400” in the “International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering”, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (Jan 2016), pp. 215 218 ISSN: 2250 2459.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.S.Azhagarsamy, Asst. Prof. , published a paper titled “Experimental Study on Partial Replacement of Cement by Bagasse Ash and M-Sand in Concrete” in the “International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering”, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Nov 2015, pp. 38-40 ISSN: 22315721.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, Mr.S.Azhagarsamy, Asst. Prof., and Mr.K.Jaiganesan, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concrete Incorporating Flyash” In the “International Journal of Engineering Research and Development,” Vol. 11, Issue 11 (Nov 2015), pp. 17-21 e-ISSN: 2278-067X, pISSN: 2278-800X.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.S.Azhagarsamy, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “A Study on Performance of Concrete by Partial Replacement of Cement with Rice Husk Ash and Silica Fume” In the “European Journal of Advances In Engineering and Technology,” Vol. 2, Issue-11, 2015, pp. 69-72ISSN: 2394658X.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mrs.A.Sathiyapriya, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Acclimatization of an Industrial Pharmaceutical Wastewater In an Aerobic Batch Mode of Operation” In the “International Journal of Environmental Research and Development, “ISSN 2249-3131 Vol. 6, NO.1 (Jan 2016), pp.1-10.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.K.Jalganesan, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Effect of Amino Acid Based Effluent on Soil Characteristics” in the “International Journal of Constructive Research in Civil Engineering (IJCRCE),” Vol. 2, Issue 1, Jan 2016, PP 44-48.

Ms.J.Kalaiselvy, Asst. Prof., Dr.S.Sundarararnan Prof. & Head, and Mr.K.Jaiganesan, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Treatment of Dairy Wastewater by Root Zone Technique using Phragmitis Australis” in the “International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT),” ISSN: 227fH)181, Vol. 5 Issue 01, Jan-2016.

Mr.P.Rarnamoorthy, Asst. Prof., Mr.S.Raju, Asst. Prof., and Mr.G.Senthilraj, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Assessment of Groundwater Potential Zone using Remote Sensing and GIS” in the “International Journal for Research In Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET),”VoI.3IssueXII, Dec-2015. Pp-312-317.

Mr.P.Ramarnoorthy, Asst. Prof, Dr.S.Sundarararnan Prof. & Head, Mr.S.Raju, Asst. Prof., published a paper in the “International Journal of Science Technology & Engineering,” titled “land use and land Cover Change Detection using Remote Sensing and GIS” Vol.2, Issue 07, Jan 2016.pp-213-216.

Mr.P.Rarnamoorthy, Asst. Prof., published a paper titled “Landslide Susceptibility Zonation In Kallar Halla, Upper Coonoor, Lower Coonoor, Upper Kalleri and Lower Kalteri Watershed in Part of Nilgiris District, Tami Nadu, India, using Remote Sensing and GIS” in the “International Journal for Scientific Research & Development”, Vol. 3, Issue 11,2016 pp. 779-785.

Mrs.K.S.Johnslranl, Asso. Prof., published a paper titled “Study on Effect of Self-Compacting Concrete with Partial Replacement of Mineral Admixtures Using Quarry Dust” in the “International Journal of Engineering Research and Development,” Vol. 11, Issue 11 (Nov2015), pp.01-Q7.

Mrs.K.S.Johnsirani,Asso. Prof., published a paper in the “European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology,” titled “Studies on Effect of Mineral Admixtures on Durability of self Compacting Concrete” Vol. 7, Issue 2, 2015, pp.87-94.

Mrs.K.S.Johnsirani, Asso. Prof., published a paper titled “Flexural Strength of Self Compacting Concrete using Polypropylene Fibres and Fly Ash without Reinforcement in the “International Journal for Scientific Research &Development,” Vol. 3, Issue 09, 2015

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof. & Head, and Mr.K.Balasubramaniam, Asst. Prof., participated in the Technical Lecture on “Condition Assessment of Structures and Distress Diagnostic Techniques & Remedial Treatments with Case Studies, organized by Indian Concrete Institute, Pudhucherry Centre on 01 Mar2016.

Mrs.A.Sathiyapriya, Asst. Prof., Mrs.D.Sathiyasree, Asst. Prof., Mr.G.Senthllraj, Asst. Prof., Mr.S.Azhagarsamy,Asst. Prof., Ms.R.Aswini,Asst. Prof., Mr.K.Balasubrarnaniam, Asst. Prof., Mr.S.Raju, Asst. Prof., Mr.J.Vengadesh Marshall Raman, Asst. Prof. and Ms.G.V1nothlnl, Lecturer participated In the Faculty Development and Training Program on “AutoCAD2015” conducted by ICT Academy of Tamilnadu in Mailam Engineering College during 15-19 Dec2015.

Mrs.D.Sathlyasree,Asst. Prof., Ms.R.Aswinl, Asst. Prof.,Mr.K.Balasubramaniam, Asst. Prof., Mr.J.Vengadesh Marshall Raman, Asst. Prof., Ms.G.Vinothini, Lecturer, and Mr.S.Raju, Asst. Prof., participated in the Faculty Development and Training Program on Teaching Techniques conducted by ICT Academy of Tamilnadu in Mailam Engineering College during 7-8 Dec 2015.

Mr.P.Ramamoorthy,Asst.Prof. published a paper in the International Journal of Water Research, titled “Delineation of Ground Water Recharge Potential Zone in Mailam Block, Villupuram District using GIS” Vol 2, Issue :2 (Pp 71-75) on Nov 2014.

Dr.S.Sundararaman, Prof&Head, Mr.P.Ramamoorthy, Asst.Prof. and Mr.S.Azhagarsamy Asst.Prof. have participated in the Faculty Development and Training Program on Ground Water Engineering, organized by Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur from 18th to 25th June 2015.

STUDENT CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Selvi.S.Gangadevi and Selvi. T.Gayathri of IV Yr participated in a workshop on “Corrosion in Concrete” organized by SRM University, Ramapuram on 1 Oct 2015.

Selvan.M.Muthuvengadachalam and Selvan.S.Kirubakaran of III Yr won 2″” prize in Poster Presentation in the National Level Symposium, “MERNOK 2K16″ organized by Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, on 26 Feb 2016 and they won 3” prize in Paper Presentation in the National Level Symposium, “MERNOK 2K16” organized by Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, on 26 Feb 2016.

Selvi. S.Kayalvizhi, Selvi.N.Rasathi, Selvi. W.Priyanka and Selvi.K.Priya of III Yr participated in the Workshop “VIKSHA 2K16” organized by Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai, during 3-4 Mar 2016.

Selvi. S.Kayalvizhi of II Yr participated in technical and non-technical events in “VIKSHA 2K16” organized by Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai, during 3 -4 Mar2016.

Selvl K.Priya and Selvl W.Priyanka of II Yr participated in technical and Sketch up & Min to win it events in “VIKSHA 2K16” organized by Saveetha School of Engineering during 3-4 Mar 2016.

Selvi. M.Anusuya and Selvi. M.Banupriya of III Yr participated in the workshop “FRAMES” organized by SRM Easwari Engineering College, Ramapuram during 13-14Aug 2015.

Selvan.V.RahuIBabu, Selvan.N.S.Prasankumar, Selvan.G.Nithiyanantham and Selvan.B.Santhosh of III Yr participated in Paper Presentation in the National Level Symposium, “REICONS’16” organized by Nandha Engineering College, Erode, on 18 Mar 2016.

Selvan.V.Rahul Babu of III Yr participated in the event Treasure Hunt and CADD Contest in the National Level Symposium, “REICONS’16” organized by Nandha Engineering College, Erode, on 18~ Mar 2016.

Selvi. G. Vidhya, Selvi. K. Thilagavathi, Selvi. A.M.Sumaiya Fathima, Selvi. E.Sowndharya, Selvi.S.Sandhiya, Selvi. L.Saraswathi, Selvan.P.Dhinesh and Selvan. G.S.Gnanasundhar of III Yr participated in the National Level Project Expo, “IFET XECUTE’16” organized by IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram on 28 Mar 2016.

Selvi.M.Anusuya and Selvi.S.Kavitha of III Yr participated in the Paper Presentation, “Fascino Finesse” organized by Sri Andal Alagar College of Engineering, Mamandur from 31 Mar to 2 Apr 2016.

Selvan..Arulmani, Selvan. A.S.Ashiq, Selvan. S.Jothiraman, Selvan.A.Ashokkumar, Selvan. K.Balachander, Selvan. A.Murugan, Selvan.G.Ariharan, Selvan.D.Mugundhan, Selvan.K.Mohanprasad, Selvan.K.Kandhan, Selvan.K.Aravinth and Selvan.V.Aravind of III Yr participated in the National Level Workshop, “ANSYS for Civil Engineers” organized by Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai on 31 Mar and 1 Apr 2016.

Selvan.G.Ranjith, Selvan.R.Romiyan, Selvan.R.Sathyanarayanan, Selvan.K.Tamilarasan and Selvi.V.Vinitha of II Yr participated in the Elocution “Nam Viral…Nam Kural” organized by Election Commission of Tamilnadu and Junior Vikatan on 17 Mar 2016.

Selvi.B.Banupriya, SelvLF. Lissy, SelvLS.R.Logeswari, Sevi.S.Kaviya, Selvi.S.Kavitha, Selvi.S.Jothi, Selvi.S.kayalvizhi and Selvi.M.Devipriya of III year attended In-plant training at Public Works Department, “Tindivanam from 30 Nov to 10 Dec 2015.

Name of the Lab

1) Surveying Laboratory

Survey Laboratory -I

List of Experiments
  1. Study of chains and its accessories
  2. Aligning, Ranging and Chaining
  3. Chain Traversing
  4. Compass Traversing
  5. Plane table surveying: Radiation
  6. Plane table surveying: Traversing
  7. Plane table surveying: Resection – Three point problem
  8. Plane table surveying: Resection – Two point problem
  9. Study of levels and levelling staff
  10. Fly levelling using Dumpy level
  11. Fly levelling using tilting level
  12. Check levelling
  13. LS and CS
  14. Contouring
  15. Study of Theodolite

Survey Laboratory -II

List of Experiments
  1. Study of theodolite
  2. Measurement of horizontal angles by reiteration and repetition and vertical angles
  3. Theodolite survey traverse
  4. Heights and distances – Triangulation – Single plane method.
  5. Tacheometry – Tangential system – Stadia system – Subtense system.
  6. Setting out works – Foundation marking – Simple curve (right/left-handed) – Transition curve.
  7. Field observation for and Calculation of azimuth
  8. Field work using Total Station.

Major Equipments

  1. Plane Table
  2. Theodolite
  3. Dumpy level
  4. Total Station

Equipment1

2 ) Soil Mechanics Laboratory

List of Experiments
  1. Grain size distribution – Sieve analysis
  2. Grain size distribution – Hydrometer analysis
  3. Specific gravity of soil grains
  4. Relative density of sands
  5. Atterberg limits test
  6. Determination of moisture – Density relationship using standard Proctor test.
  7. Permeability determination (constant head and falling head methods)
  8. One dimensional consolidation test (Demonstration only)
  9. Field density test (Core cutter and sand replacement methods)
  10. Determination of shear strength parameters.
  • Direct shear test on cohesionless soil
  • Unconfined compression test on cohesivesoil
  • Triaxial compression test (demonstration only)

Major Equipments

  1. Liquid and plastic limit apparatus
  2. Proctor compaction apparatus
  3. UTM of minimum of 20KN capacity
  4. Direct shear apparatus
  5. Triaxial shear apparatus
  6. Three gang consolidation test device

Equipment2

3) Concrete and Highway Engineering Laboratory

List of Experiments

I.Tests on Fresh Concrete
  1. 1.Slump cone test
  2. Flow table
  3. Compaction factor
  4. Vee bee test
II. TESTS ON HARDENED CONCRETE
  1. Compressive strength – Cube & Cylinder
  2. Flexure test
  3. Modulus Of Elastics
III. TESTS ON BITUMEN
  1. 1.Penetration
  2. Softening Point
  3. Ductility
  4. Viscosity
  5. Elastic Recovery
IV. TESTS ON AGGREGATES
  1. 1.Stripping
  2. Proportioning of Aggregates
  3. Water Absorption
  4. Aggregate impart test
V. TESTS ON BITUMINOUS MIXES
  1. Determination of Binder Content
  2. Marshall Stability and Flow values
  3. Specific Gravity
  4. Density.

Major Equipments

  1. UTM – 400 KN capacity / CTM – 1000 KN
  2. Vee Bee Consistometer
  3. Aggregate impact testing machine
  4. Blains Apparatus
  5. Penetration test apparatus for test on Bitumen
  6. Ductility testing machine
  7. Hot Air oven
  8. Marshall testing machine

4) Environmental Engineering Laboratory

List of Experiments
  1. Sampling and preservation methods and significance of characterization of water and wastewater.
  2. Determination of i) PH and turbidity; ii) Hardness
  3. Determination of iron & fluoride
  4. Determination of residual chlorine
  5. Determination of Chlorides
  6. Determination of Ammonia Nitrogen
  7. Determination of Sulphate
  8. Determination of Optimum Coagulant Dosage
  9. Determination of available Chlorine in Bleaching powder
  10. Determination of dissolved oxygen
  11. Determination of suspended, volatile and fixed solids
  12. B.O.D. test
  13. C.O.D. test
  14. Introduction to Bacteriological Analysis (Demonstration only)

Major Equipments

  1. 1.PH meter
  2. Turbidity meter
  3. Conductivity meter
  4. Refrigerator
  5. BOD incubator
  6. Muffle furnace
  7. Hot air oven
  8. Desiccators
  9. Jar test apparatus
  10. Water bath
  11. Glass waves / Crucibles
  12. COD apparatus
  13. Kjeldane apparatus
  14. Calorimeter
  15. Chlorine comparator
  16. Filtration assembly

5) Auto Cadd Laboratory

List of Experiments
  1. Buildings with load bearing walls (Flat and pitched roof) -including details of doors and windows
  2. RCC framed structures
  3. Industrial buildings – North light roof structures – Trusses
  4. Perspective view of one and two storey buildings

Computer Aided Design & Drafting Laboratory

List of Experiments
  • Design and drawing of RCC cantilever and counterfort type retaining walls with reinforcement details
  • Design of solid slab and RCC Tee beam bridges for IRC loading and reinforcement details
  • Design and drafting of Intz type water tank, Detailing of circular and rectangular water tanks
  • Design of plate girder bridge – Twin Girder deck type railway bridge – Truss Girder bridges – Detailed Drawings including connections
List of Equipments :

Core I3 Processor/2GB RAM/ 320 GB SATA HDD / 18.5 Inch TFT Monitor -33 Nos/.