B.Tech (Civil Engineering)

Dr. Kanchan Khare -
Ph. D. (IIT Mumbai, India), Professor and Head, Civil Engineering Department Postdoctoral training on Project Based Learning from University of Aalborg, Denmark


Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2009, with a vision to establish it as center of excellence in the field of Civil Engineering. Education here prepares students for an exciting career in industry, Governmental jobs, and universities. They also are given platform to form startup companies. The department has well equipped laboratories and our faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching. It has a fine blend of well experienced faculty and young & dynamic faculty. The Students get an opportunity to work on real life projects to groom them for professional life. There is plenty of opportunity to interact with faculty and to receive individual attention. Students are also engaged in Internship of six months in their sixth semester because of which they become industry ready.

The department is engaged intensively Water and Wastewater treatment research. Waste reuse is also another area in which few researchers are working. Department has a funding of 5 million Euros under Horizon 2020.

Along with the core degree, the Department of Civil Engineering also offers the following additional Honours in line with the industry's latest trends.

  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • GIS and Surveying Technology
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  • Smart Cities and Urban Analytics
  • Structural Engineering

Minor Specialisation (Offered by)

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning (CS & IT)
  • Data Science (CS &IT)
  • Internet of things (CS &IT)
  • Embedded Systems (E&TC)
  • Automobile engineering with hybrid and autonomous technology (Mechanical)

Highlights of the department:

  1. Industry-led Flexi courses
  2. Global Immersion program with renowned foreign universities
  3. Opportunity to acquire a diploma in business management from SIBM
  4. Department-organized tech fests and hackathons
  5. Mentor-Mentee system to facilitate the progress of the students
  6. Academic Curricula benchmarked with International Universities
  7. Industry-visits, guest lectures, seminars, and workshops by eminent researchers and industry practitioners
  8. Six months industry internship
  9. Tinker lab to inculcate creativity
  10. Active student clubs and bodies
  11. Project-based Learning
  12. Multi-cultural and vibrant teaching environment  

Department Laboratories

  • Concrete Technology Lab
  • Transportation Engineering Lab
  • Geotechnical  Engineering Lab
  • Environmental  Engineering Lab
  • Engineering Mechanics Lab
  • Computer Centre (CL-1) Lab
  • Surveying Lab


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Btech applied science overview

Recent Activities in the Civil Department

Renewal of MoU with Ecosan Services Foundation

MoU of SIT with Ecosan Services Foundation, working in the water, wastewater and sanitation sector, is renewed.

While renewing the MOU, we have extended the scope of the MOU and Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE) is also now part of this MOU. The lead team from SIT, Prof. Kanchan Khare, Head Civil Engineering along with Mr. Sagar Kolekar, Dr. Shirin from SCOPE visited ESF office and MoU was signed by Dr. Dayanand Panse, Director, Ecosan Services Foundation and Ms. Radhika Borgaonkar, Project Manager, Ecosan Services Foundation.

PAVITR Project Pilot plant funded by European Union and DST- Project Bhoomi Poojan

Bhoomi Poojan of the selected site for the construction work of “Anaerobic System and Constructed Wetland for Waste Water treatment” was done on 8th July 2021 as a tradition to mark the start of the construction activity. The ritual was held in the presence of Deputy Director Academics Prof. Arundhati Warke along with entire PAVITR team from Civil Engineering Department and other faculty members of the department.

BAI Patron Membership




Civil Engineering Department has been in close connection with Builders' Association of India (BAI).

Proud to share that Symbiosis Institute of Technology is now a Patron Member of BAI!

2000 Watt Smart Cities Certification Project

As a part of the prestigious 2000 Watt Smart Cities certification Project , a kickoff workshop was attended by the project team members from Civil Engineering Department who would be working on the “Smart Building Criteria” along with other Institutions under SIU.

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Civil Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology organized "BIM WEEK", a week long Lecture Series of Industry Experts from 17th May to 21st May 2021!








Glimpses of BIM WEEK

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Hands-on Session on Revit was organized at the department for Civil Diploma students as a part of Two week Summer school program organized by Symbiosis Institute of Technology and was delivered by software expert from our Technology partner EduCADD.

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Team of "Sigma Consultants India Pvt Ltd" trained our Techfest Organizers and Participants on 2nd May 2021 for Six Sigma White Belt certification as a token for appreciating their efforts put in smoothly conducting the techfest.

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A webinar on "Six Sigma for Optimization" was organized on 7th May 2021 for Third and Final year students between 1 pm to 3 pm. It was delivered by a team of 5 experts from "Sigma Consultants India Pvt Ltd (Sigmacon)" lead by Mrs. Pranita Dange, Director and Mr. Dhananjay Apte, Director at Sigmacon.


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Tech talk on “Innovation in Construction” was held on 29th April 2021 delivered by Mr. Prashant Nagalapur, Turner Technical Services.


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Tech Talk on “Smart Cities and Urban Planning Perspective” was conducted on 16th May 2021 and delivered by Urban Planning expert Mr. Shiva Kshirsagar.


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A talk was delivered by Industry Expert Dr. Asita Dalvi on Geology and Soil mechanics.


Glimpse of Capomaestro 21- TechFest of Civil Engineering Department SIT

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Civil Engineering students designed their own website for Tech Fest promotion.

CESS Team planned four major technical events along with 4 fun events. Capomaestro hosted more than 3000 participants for its virtual events. It was a grand success.

The team designed its own Gaming App for Kaun Banega Champion and Uno.

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Prize Distribution for events took place on a virtual platform and students designed and developed virtual ceremony for giving away prizes.

Gaming Events- Designed by Students

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Technical Events

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Comedy Night post Success of Capomaestro 2021

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Team Capomaestro organized Pre-Techfest workshops. More than 200 participants from outside SIT registered for each workshop.

3 Days workshop on Google Sketchup from 10th to 13th April 2021,

2 Days workshop on Autodesk Revit from 13th to 14th April 2021,

2 Days workshop on Staad Pro from 16th to 17th April 2021

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Webinar on BIM Technologies

A webinar was organized for the students by Techno Struct Academy on 9th April 2021.

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Value Addition Program

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e-Training Self paced program of two weeks is floated with Conart Engineering Ltd as their CSR activity with Smart City Association and placement cell to all our students.

5 Day Free Career Bootcamp for Civil Engineering Students is offered by the team Protrainy.

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Tech Talk Series @Civil

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  • International collaboration
  • Participation (more than 100) from institutions including IITs, NITs, CEPT, BITs as well as Industry from all across India was observed.

  • Industry collaboration
  • Certificates for participation were provided by Bentley Institute to all participants.
  • More than 200 participants from top institutions, academia, industry not only from India but also from abroad participated in the Tech Talk organized on the World Water Day.

Guest Talks Organized at the Department

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  • Prof. Pratap Raval, COEP, was invited to deliver talk on sustainable development as a part of co-teaching of an elective course “Town and Country Planning”, by Prof. K.C. Khare.

Guest lecture of Industry Expert, Dr. Asita Dalavi, Genstru Consultants was organized by Prof. Mugdha Kshirsagar

Guest lecture of Industry Expert, Mr. Avinash Joshi, Stup Consultants on “Prestressed concrete beam design” was held on 10th April 2021, organized by Dr. Sanjay Kulkarni.

Internationalization @ Civil – Discussion on Civil Engineering , SIT and School of Building , Architecture and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK for teaching partnerships was held on 2nd February 2021- We are proud to announce 6 months Internship opportunity, at UK’s 1st ranked School in Building, to the students of Civil Engineering Department. Many new collaborative opportunities for students’ benefit on their way!


Industry connect @ Civil- Three students of Civil Engineering Department and one faculty member receives opportunity to undertake 5 months of online Internship on MIKE URBAN+ offered by DHI


DHI is an international water software development and engineering consultancy firm with headquarters in Denmark. The not-for-profit organization addresses all challenges in water environments through consultancy services, MIKE Powered by DHI water modeling software, business applications, data portals and operational services. DHI has 40 offices throughout the world, with software development centres in Singapore and Denmark.

Social Service Drive by Second Year Civil Engineering Students

Students of Second year Civil Engineering executed Service Learning project on “Awareness drive for Health and Cleanliness of the Surroundings” following all the necessary guidelines for Covid-19.




Service Learning Project- in collaboration with Industry

Additional Service Learning Project has been designed in association with Industry ECOSAN SERVICES FOUNDATION related to water conservation.


Civil Engineering Department is offering Value Addition Programs in association with Industry in the Current Semester.


Candy software training- Offered to Third and Final Year B.Tech Civil Engineering

Revit Architecture and Revit Structure software training - Offered to Second and Third Year B.Tech Civil Engineering

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification- From TUV Germany offered to TY and final year students as well as Alumni of Civil department.

Mothers’ day

Mothers’ day celebration- 10th May 2020

Mothers’ day was celebrated by sharing wonderful quotes and messages by students on various social media platforms.

Independence Day

Independence Day Celebration 15th August 2020

The President of CESS celebrated this day by hoisting the flag along with his mother showing women empowerment and the importance of women in society. The live broadcast of the event was shared among all the team members and students.

Online Prize Distribution

Online Prize Distribution

CESS 2020 started the odd semester 2020-21 by holding the first ever e-prize distribution ceremony to certify the earlier CESS team and hand out certificates of various achievements such as academic topper, sports, co curricular, best student etc

Participation in Mapathon, IIT Bombay


Mapathon is map making competition for a specific problem statement. This event, organised jointly by IIT Bombay, AICTE and ISRO, to make maps using Indian remote sensing data. The primary objective is to understand the potential of Indian remote sensing data and make maps for Indian regions using free open source mapping software (QGIS). Three teams participated, each having four members of the students working along TTC-Anchorage Club.

Road safety event by i- Safe IIT Delhi

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The team participated in the road safety event by i-Safe, IIT Delhi. Many activities such as poster making, webinar and spreading awareness were successfully completed. We secured in Top 50 category in India.

World Water Day celebration

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President of CESS created a small video regarding world water day to spread awareness. This video was shared among the students during the early phase of lockdown.

Online paper Presentation

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On the occasion of engineers day, the department of civil engineering (CESS) had organized an online paper presentation competition for civil engineering students. The competitions were divided into 2 major domains (Construction Management and Environmental) of civil engineering. The judging panel was comprised of alumni and faculty related to that field.

Engineers Day

Engineers Day Celebration

On the occasion of engineer’s day, the department of civil engineering (CESS) had organized a variety of technical and non-technical events along with TTC-ANCHORAGE inauguration through digital lamp lighting. The technical events were hosted by TTC-ANCHORAGE.

Teachers Day

Online quiz during Teachers’ Day Celebration

On Teacher’s day, the CESS team (Civil Engineering Society of Symbiosis) organized a little function for the faculty members of the Civil Department. To make the event interesting CESS team had arranged a few events like movie bluff, quiz, tagline recognizer for the faculties and staff.

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Digital Lamp Lighting during Talk The Clock (T.T.C.) Anchorage Inauguration

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Introduction to T.T.C. Anchorage Team and its Vision


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Start-up Showcase by S.Y Civil Engineering Students

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Start-up Showcase by S.Y Civil Engineering Students

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S.Y Civil Engineering Students presenting their ideas during Pitch Day

The students organized ‘Civil Engineering Startup Showcase '20 for entire day as a part of "Start-up week" under Entrepreneurship course on 20/02/2020. This was a small step towards making students aware of the Startup world to encourage them to start their baby steps to achieve greatest heights in future!


Hands-on session by Dr Preeti Mulay


Discussion during the workshop


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On 24th Jan 2020, “Workshop on Bibliometric” was conducted for the Civil Engineering faculty and research scholars. The invited speaker was Dr Preeti Mulay, Associate Professor, CS-IT Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology.


Presentation by Dr.Amit Tiwari


Discussion during the workshop


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On 22nd Jan 2020, “Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights” was conducted for the Civil Engineering faculty and research scholars. The invited speaker was Dr Amit Kumar Tiwari, Head-IP Cell, Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation, Symbiosis International University.


Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

  6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

  7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


The Program Specific Outcomes of Civil Engineering Department are as follows:
Civil Engineering Graduates will be able:

  • To develop the competence of creating and providing sustainable infrastructure, housing, water and waste water services.

  • To effectively apply engineering fundamentals for the development and management of civil engineering solutions that are sensitive towards the environment for the benefit of society at large.