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A well-equipped computer lab with advanced facilities is established for the benefit of the civil engineering students. This lab deals with the study of various distinctive features and tools used in AutoCAD and the uses of this software in Civil engineering is covered extensively. The students also learn Structural Analysis software (STAAD) for analyzing structures like trusses, beams, buildings etc and a project management software (Microsoft Office Project). Lab is used by third, sixth and seventh semester students and for the project purposes. The lab is full-fledged with computer systems with STAAD, Auto Cad, M S Project, Ansys, NISA 19, BIOWIN 5.3, QGIS etc.

List of experiments performed:

  • 1.Drafting of buildings using Auto CAD

    • Architectural drawing of Door
    • Architectural drawing of Single Storey building
    • Architectural drawing of Twin Storey building
    • Architectural drawing of Septic Tank, & Soak Pit
    • Preparation of Site Plan
    • Architectural drawing of Nursery School
    • Architectural drawing of Primary Health Centre

  • 2.Structural Drawings for Slabs and Beams

  • 3. Structural Drawings for Stair Case ( Doglegged and Tread and Riser Type)

  • 4. Structural Drawings for Foundations (Isolated and Combined Rectangular)

  • 5. Analysis and design of steel and RCC elements using STAAD.

    • Continuous and Cantilever beams
    • Plane truss and Frames

  • 6. Use of Project Management Software ( MS Project)

    • Preparation of Bar Chart/Gantt Charts/CPM/PERT Charts and finding Critical Path
    • Practice on Resource allocation (and Project Monitoring( Cost and Time)

List of experiments performed – M.Tech (CASE):

  • Analysis and design of Beams, Building Frames using STAAD Pro.
  • Analysis of Beams ,Truss and Building Frame using SAP.
  • Finite Element Analysis of Beams, Rigid Jointed Frames And Plates using NISA
  • Finite Element Analysis of Beams, Truss ,Bicycle Frame, Brackets and Plates using ANSYS

List of experiments performed – M.Tech (EE):

  • 1. BIOWIN 5.3
    • Steady state and Dynamic simulations
    • Phosphorous removal efficiency
    • Nitrification dynamics
    • Secondary clarifier simulations
    • Aeration system simulations
    • Trickling filter simulations
  • 2. QGIS

Faculty - in - charge:
Ms. Airin.M.G, Mobile - 9497783618, Email Id -
Ms. Merin Mathew, Mobile – 9847498570, Email Id –


The purpose of this lab is to make the students aware of the dangerous effects of environmental pollution. This laboratory-based course involves weekly experiments that demonstrate important environmental engineering concepts. It introduces the application of basic chemistry and chemical calculations to measure physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters of water and wastewater. Laboratory methods and interpretation of results with regard to environmental engineering applications such as design and operation of water and wastewater treatment processes, and to the control of the quality of natural waters are also explored.

List of experiments performed:

  • Turbidity
  • pH
  • Alkalinity
  • Acidity
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Hardness
  • Chlorides
  • Residual Chlorine
  • Chlorine Demand
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • Solids
  • MPN Index
  • Determination of Iron
  • Determination of Sulphates
  • Determination of Nitrite
  • Determination of optimum coagulant dose
  • Determination of Phosphate
  • Determination of soft metals like Na, Ca, K
  • Total Kjeldahl nitrogen
  • Ambient Air Quality parameters: NO2, SO2, PM10 and PM2.5

Additional Facilities:

  • NIVUS GmbH - flow measurement
    • Flowmeter OCM-PRO
    • Flowmeter OCM-F
    • Ultrasonic levelmeter NivuCompact, NMC0P060E
    • Portable flowmeter PCM-PRO
  • Electrodialysis Laboratory Unit
  • WADI- Solar Water Disinfection Monitor

  • SEWERIN GmbH –Pipe locating and leak detection
    • Aquatest T10
    • UT 9000
    • UT 830
    • AQUAPHON 200
    • SeCorr 08

Faculty - in - charge:
Sanju Sreedharan, Mobile - 9497039516, Email Id -

Lab - in - charge
Neethu Varghese, Mobile- 9497039516, Email Id


Geotechnical Engineering is an important branch of civil engineering that contributes to the understanding of ground behaviour. Laboratory testing forms an integral part of the studies required to provide engineering parameters in the design of building and bridge foundations, tunnels, dams, roads and airfield pavements, embankments and slopes. Our Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is well equipped and provides students with all facilities required to deepen their understanding of the principles governing soil engineering properties and behaviour. A wide variety of laboratory tests can be performed on soils to measure a wide variety of soil properties The Laboratory contains equipments to carry out soil classification tests, consolidation test, compaction tests, permeability tests, direct shear tests, triaxial tests, unconfined compression tests, Consistency limit tests, vane shear tests and tests to determine field density, specific gravity water content etc. on soil samples.

List of experiments performed:

  • Determination of Specific Gravity and Moisture Content by Pycnometer Method
    • Determination of Specific Gravity Using Pycnometer
    • Determination of water content Using Pycnometer
  • Determination of Specific Gravity and Moisture Content by Pycnometer Method
  • Determination of Field Density
    • Determination of Field Density by Core Cutter Method
    • Determination of Field Density by Sand Replacement Method
  • Determination of Atterberg’s Limits
    • Determination of Liquid Limit by Casagrande’s Method
    • Determination of Plastic Limit
    • Determination of Shrinkage Limit
  • Light Compaction Test
  • Heavy compaction Test
  • Consolidation Test
  • Unconfined Compression Test
  • Permeability Test
    • Determination Of Coefficient Of Permeability by Constant Head Method
    • Determination Of Coefficient Of Permeability by Falling Head Method
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Vane shear test
  • Triaxial shear test

Faculty –in-charge:
Santhosh.G, Mobile - 9446744642, Email Id -

Lab - in - charge
Dhanaya.T.B , Mobile - 9847276350, Email Id


The Laboratory is equipped to run standard tests on cement, aggregates, and concrete. Equipments are available to test concrete, aggregate for deleterious behaviour and to measure aggregate properties as they affect mixture proportioning. The properties of various building materials are determined to know the suitability of these in construction works for various purposes. The lab is well equipped with Compression Testing Machines, tile abrasion testing machine, flexural testing machine, transverse strength testing machine, vicats apparatus, sieve shaker, mortar cube vibrator, concrete mixer etc

List of experiments performed – M.Tech (CASE):

  • Tests on cement
    • Standard consistency, initial and final setting time.
    • Specific gravity
    • Compressive strength of cement.
  • Tests on fresh concrete
    • Compaction factor test.
    • Slump test.
  • Tests on hardened concrete
    • Compressive strength of concrete cubes
    • Compressive strength of concrete cylinder.
    • Split tensile strength of concrete cylinders.
    • Flexural strength.
  • Tests on aggregates
    • Specific gravity of coarse and fine aggregate
    • Bulking of fine aggregate.
    • Bulk density, voids ratio and porosity of fine and coarse aggregate.
    • Grain size analysis of coarse and fine aggregate.
  • Tests on bricks
    • Compressive strength
  • Tests on roofing tiles
    • Transverse strength

Faculty - in - charge:
Sandeep TN, Mobile - 8281063734, Email Id -

Lab-in-charge :
Anoop M, Mobile - 9061069169, Email Id -


Strength of materials laboratory helps the students to study the mechanical properties of materials such as Ductility, Hardness, Toughness, Yield stress, Ultimate tensile and shear stresses etc. so that the students can solve real engineering problems and design engineering systems. The lab is well equipped with Universal Testing Machine, Spring Testing Machine, Vickers Hardness Testing Machine, Brinell and Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine, Torsion Testing Machine, Impact Testing Machine, Torsion Pendulum, Clerks Maxwell Deflection Testing Apparatus, Strut Apparatus etc.

List of experiments performed

  • Tension Test on steel bars
  • Bending Test on wood
  • Double shear Test
  • Deflection Test on steel beam
  • Torsion Test on given wires
  • Test on coiled springs
  • Impact Test
  • Torsion Test on given mild steel rod
  • Rockwell Hardness Test
  • Brinell Hardness Test
  • Vickers Hardness Test
  • Strut Test

Faculty - in - charge:
Sandeep TN, Mobile - 8281063734, Email Id -

Lab -in -charge :
Krishnendhu N R, Mobile–8281554044, Email Id -


Survey lab is well equipped with all the required experimental setups as per MG University and KTU syllabus. Lab is used by first, second and third semester students and for the project purposes. It has a wide variety of modern surveying equipment, such as GPS-based surveying equipment, Total stations, Digital theodolites, Planimeter, Clinometer etc. and also conventional surveying instruments. Student use of the lab is preceded by appropriate safety training and instruction on the use and care for the equipment

List of experiments performed:

  • Chain Survey
  • Compass survey and plotting
  • Reduction of levels by Height of Instrument Method
  • Reduction of levels by Rise and Fall Method
  • Measurement of horizontal angles by method of repetition
  • Measurement of horizontal angles by method of reiteration
  • Determination of tacheometric constants
  • Determination of height and distance using stadia tacheometry
  • Measurement of height of object using theodolite
  • Total Station Surveying
  • Vickers Hardness Test
  • Study of Instruments

Faculty -in -charge:
Ms. Anitha Jacob, Mobile - 9995028218, Email Id

Lab - in - charge :
Ms. Dhanaya T.B., Mobile-9847276350, Email Id


Transportation is the most important facility in moving men and material. It contributes to the economic, industrial, cultural and social development of a region or nation. A civil engineer is expected to know the tests to be done on soils and road materials to determine their suitability for road works. The various materials used for pavement construction include soil, aggregate, bitumen etc. Properties like strength, durability, and adoptability are tested so as to keep the pavement stable under load due to moving traffic. Transportation engineering laboratory provide facilities to test these materials to find their suitability for road construction.

List of experiments performed:

  • CBR Method
  • Determination of softening point of bitumen
  • Determination of penetration value of bitumen
  • Determination of ductility of bitumen
  • Determination of viscosity of bituminous material
  • Flash and fire point test for bitumen
  • Aggregate Impact Value Test
  • Shape Test for aggregat
  • Los Angeles abrasion Test
  • Aggregate crushing value Test
  • Stripping value of road aggregates
  • Specific gravity of coarse aggregate
  • Bulk density, voids ratio and porosity of coarse aggregates
  • Angularity Number Test of aggregates
  • Use of MERLIN apparatus to determine road roughness

Faculty - in -charge:
Ms. Y K Remya, Mobile - 8281572938,E mail id -

Lab - in - charge :
Mr. Prasad I B, Mobile- 9446457479,E mail id -