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Upcoming International Conference ICID 2024

ICID 2024 Second International Conference on Infrastructure Development, Conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering MBCET, from September 25th to 27th, 2024 focuses on resilience, sustainability and transformation adaptation in infrastructure. It will be held at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

ICID 2024 aims to address the challenges and opportunities in infrastructure development, considering its crucial role in societal progress and sustainable development goals (SDGs). The conference provides a platform for stakeholders, academicians, practitioners and students to come together to seek solutions and innovations.

Join us for three days of insightful discussions, keynote sessions, technical presentations, workshops and networking opportunities.

For more details, visit the website: https://www.icid24.in/

Contact:

The Organizers,
ICID 2024,
Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Dr. Jaya S Pillai

+91 96332 65828

[email protected]

Dr. Amal Raj

+91 77366 06107

[email protected]

Mr. Nitin S

+91 99957 35762

[email protected]

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Five Day Faculty Development Programme on LiDAR Applications in Advanced Surveying

The Department of Civil Engineering has conducted a five-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on LiDAR Applications in Advanced Surveying, from January 8 -12, 2024. The function was formally inaugurated by Chief Guest, Sri. Nizamudeen A. IAS, Director, Kerala State Remote Sensing and Environment Centre and Guest of Honour, Sri. Narayanan Namboodiri T V, Chief Engineer, Kerala Water Authority. Dr. Abraham T Mathew, Principal, Rev. Father John Vargheese, Bursar and Dr. Viswanatha Rao, Vice Principal, convened the function.

Resource persons from eminent domain in the field of GIS and LiDAR from Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Indian Institute of Space Science (IIST), Government College of Engineering, Barton Hill and College of Engineering Trivandrum handled the sessions.The FDP had a total of 30 participants from various government and non-government organisations, from different parts of the state. The event was coordinated by Mr Nitin S and Ms Akhila AM (Assistant Professors. Department of Civil Engineering, MBCET)

Exhibition on the theme ‘Expo 2023 Trash to Art’

Nature Club and Waste Management Cell of MBCET  organised an exhibition for first year students on the theme “Trash to Art”, as part of the awareness drive and initiative for a Clean and Green Campus. The event was coordinated by Dr. Jaya S Pillai,  Dr. Soumya  A V and co-coordinated by first year faculties handling Environmental Science course. Student coordinators were Alan Gabriel, Jobin S R, Gopi Krishnan (S5 EE1) and Alan A Vincent (S7CE1). Winners of the expo are  Sreedev Jayan & Bijoy B S (S1 CE2) first prize, Akshitha Mohan (S1EE) second prize and Aneeta Sibi (S1 EL) third prize.

FDP on “LIDAR Applications in Advanced Surveying”

Department of Civil Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, is conducting a Five day Faculty Development Programme on  “LIDAR Applications in Advanced Surveying” from 8-12 January 2024. The link for registration is https://forms.gle/oAjWaeFvLV8DGx43A. Coordinators of the program are Ms. Akhila A.M, AP, CE Department (9544627512) and Mr. Nitin S., AP, CE Department  (9995735762).

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INAUGURATION OF IGS STUDENT CHAPTER AND ONE DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON MODERN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICES 

The Department of Civil Engineering inaugurated the Indian Geotechnical Society student chapter on November 29, 2023. The Chief Guests for the event were Dr. Anil Joseph, IGS president; Dr. R Shivawshankar, Professor (Rtd.)’ NITK Surathkal; Er.T K Alexandar Vaidian, CEO Relcon Foundations; Dr. Unnikrishnan N, Professor CET Thiruvananthapuram; Dr. Jayamohan Jayaraj, Hon. Secretary of the Thiruvananthapuram Chapter. Dr. Abraham T Mathew, Principal MBCET, presided over the session. Dr. Unnikrishnan N briefed about the history of IGS and Dr. Anil Joseph delivered the inaugural address, followed by felicitations from other guests of honor.

Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan, IGS Mentor introduced the executive members- Adithya Devan (President), Grishma Nair (Vice President), Nidha Fathima Z.S (Secretary), Lekshmi Gayathri A (Joint Secretary), Adarsh S.L (Treasurer), Shaheen Noushad, Ahamad Sahil N.S, Allen Sam Biju, Rickey R.B, Niranjan Raj, Namitha Kurup P.S (Year Representatives), Rahul Rajan, Adhityan A.S (Media handler).

One day national seminar on Modern Geotechnical engineering included Technical sessions on “Forensic studies of foundation failures and monitoring vibration impacts” handled by Dr. Anil Joseph, “Problems and prospects in piling” handled by Er.T K Alexander Vaidian, “Geotechnical Engineering practices- Some Random Thoughts” handled by, Prof. R. Shivashankar, “Failures and Rehabilitations in Geotechnical Engineering” handled by Dr. Unnikrishnan N, “ Embankments on soft soils- Some Case Studies” handled by Dr. Jayamohan Jayaraj.

   

Placements till date in the academic year 2023-2024

Indian Geotechnical Society Students Chapter and the one day National Seminar.

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Expert talk

An expert talk was held on “Soil Investigation Practices” for the course “Geotechnical Engineering II” at the department of Civil Engineering on September 27, 2023 (1.30 pm to 3:30 pm). The talk was delivered by Dr. Jaya V, Professor,College of Engineering, Trivandrum, for the fifth semester students of the department. The co-ordinators were Ms. Lekshmi Chandran M and Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan.

 

TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR  SPSS

A full day Training Programme on SPSS software was coordinated by Dr. Elizabeth C. Kuruvilla, Professor Civil Engineering department on 13/09/23. Faculty members and M.Tech Transportation Engineering students from Civil Engineering Department were the main attendees of the training. Session was taken by the trainer assigned from SPSS South Asia Private Ltd.  SPSS is a software that can be used for Statistical Analysis and Modelling. It is managed by our ITMS department and can be utilized by faculties and students of  all the  departments.

3 day orientation program for school students
We are pleased to inform you that the Civil Engineering Department is conducting a 3-day pre-college orientation program. CIVILCON ‘23 for  8th–12th standard students from May 25–27, 2023.Apart from theoretical aspects, hands-on sessions on civil engineering aspects will be taught during the course. There will also be lectures from industry experts.

AAKRITI ‘23 

Department of Civil Engineering conducted the Project expo Aakriti ‘23 on 22/5/2023. The expo was a showcasing of final year students projects. Many faculty and students from different departments came and interacted with the project teams.

   

Handing over of 3D prototype of the Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi Tunnel Road to Government of Kerala

Department of Civil Engineering of MBCET has prepared the 3D prototype of the Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi Tunnel Road under the guidance of the Officials from Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.  The model has handed over to the Konkan Railway Corporation on 22/05/2023 at 3 PM in a function  held at MBCET campus, in the presence of Sri Linto Joseph MLA Thiruvambady, Kozhikode, Sri Kadakampally Surendran MLA, Secretary Kerala PWD, Chief Engineer, Kerala PWD and other dignitaries.

 

EXPERT VISIT AND INTERACTION WITH STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FACULTY AND PG STUDENTS

Mr. Prabhakar Gundlapalli, Associate Director, at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Interacted with faculties of structural division in the department of Civil Engineering along with M.Tech students. He delivered a presentation on the construction of the nuclear power plants and motivated the participants.

Expert lecture on “Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications”

An expert lecture on “Geotechnical Principles and Practical Applications” was conducted for S4 students in CE Dept. Seminar Hall on 4th July, 2023 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Speaker for the session was Dr. Jayamohan. J, Principal, LBS Institute of Technology for Women Thiruvananthapuram. Ms. Rintu Johnson, Ms. Indhu Luke and Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan coordinated the event.

     

Expert talk on “Importance of field work in Geology”

An expert talk was held on “Importance of field work in Geology” for the course “Engineering Geology” at the department of Civil Engineering on July , 2023 (10.00 am to 12.45 pm). The talk was delivered by Dr. G. Bindhu, Superintending Hydrogeologist (Retd), Kerala State Ground Water Department and Dr. Lal Thomson. Senior Hydrogeologist,  Kerala State Ground Water Department, for the fourth semester students of the department. The co-ordinators were Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan and Ms. Radhika P

   

Survey Camp

A 3 day survey camp was organized for S6 Civil Engineering students in the campus from 8 th may 2023. Students obtain hands-on experience in the use of the Total station instrument, used for land surveying. Staff advisors of the batches coordinated the event. Faculties and Technical staff of the department monitored student performance.

   

Invited Lecture on “Fundamental rights”

A talk session on “Fundamental Rights” was arranged by the Department of Civil Engineering MBCET on 5th May. Adv. Shijoy John Mathew, Lawyer High Court Kerala, was the speaker for the session. The session was coordinated by Ms.Akhila A M and Ms. Rintu Johnson.

Webinar on Rudiments of Climate Science

Environmental and water resources research group of Department of Civil Engineering organised a webinar on ‘Rudiments of Climate Science’ on 16 th May at Laurie Baker Hall from 2.30 to 3.30 pm. The speaker for the session was Dr. Jayasankar Pillai, Research Fellow Northumbria University London. The event was coordinated by Dr. Amal Raj and Dr. Alice Thomas

Expert talk on “Aspects of ground water intrusion and saline water intrusion” 

An expert talk was held on “Aspects of ground water intrusion and saline water intrusion” for the course “Engineering Geology” at the department of Civil Engineering on June 2, 2023 (2 to 4.30 pm). The talk was delivered by Mr. E. V. Manoj, Retd. Associate Professor, University College Trivandrum, for the fourth semester students of the department. The co-ordinators were Ms. Diana Alice Sugunan and Ms. Radhika P, Assistant Professor, CED.

 

   

Expert talk on ‘IPR and its Commercial Relevance’

An expert talk was held on ‘IPR and its Commercial Relevance’ for the course ‘Professional Ethics’ at the Department of Civil Engineering on 9 June 2023. The talk was delivered by Mr. R S Praveen Raj, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram for S4 students. The Co-ordinators were Dr. Minu Ann Peter and Mr. Divyaprasad S P, Assistant Professors, CED.

Expert talk on ‘ISO 14001 Standards’

An expert talk was held on ‘ ISO 14001 Standards’ for the course ‘Environmental Impact Assessment’ at the Department of Civil Engineering in association with Environmental and Water resources engineering research group and ASCE Student Chapter MBCET on June 23 2023. The talk was delivered by Mr. Venugopal S, General Manager, HLL Lifecare Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram for S6 students. The Co-ordinator was Mr. Divyaprasad S P, Assistant Professor, CED.

 

Expert Talk on ‘Irrigation Structures – An Overview’

An expert talk on ‘Irrigation Structures – An Overview’ for the course Design of Hydraulic Structures was held at the Department of Civil Engineering on 23 June 2023. The talk was delivered by Er. K. H. Shamsudeen, Retd. Chief Engineer, Kerala Irrigation Department to the students of S6. The Coordinators of the talk were Ms. Jean Molly Simon and Ms. SangeethaSajeev, Assistant Professors,  CED with the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth C. Kuruvilla, Professor, CED.

Training Program on Essentials in Civil Engineering

A Training Program on “Essentials in Civil Engineering” was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering from 24 th to 28 th April 2023. The program included Lecture and Hands on training on concrete Mix design, handled by Mr. U P Govind, Faculty Civil department MBCET. Field experience on Setting out a building plan by Mr. Amal Sisruthan, Mr. Sarath Chandran and team, AHAM BUILDERS Trivandrum, GIS Software training by KIIFB Engineers and English language workshop and Group discussion training by Dr. Veena Nair, Faculty Science and Humanities, MBCET. Ms. Anupama Krishnan and Dr. Minu Ann Peter coordinated the event.

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOP FOR TECHNICAL STAFF

Three days Skill Enhancement Workshop has been organized by the Civil Engineering Department for the Technical staff from 14th to 16th march 2023. Sessions were conducted for equipping the staff to operate all machines/equipment in Various Labs.

ASCE MBCET Student chapter organized an expert lecture on bituminous pavement construction for S4 B.Tech Civil Engineering Students on 11th August 2022 in online mode. The session was handled by Dr. A. Veeraragavan, Retd. Professor, IIT Madras

The 4th  meeting of the Board of Studies, Department of Civil Engineering was conducted on 5th August 2022 in a hybrid mode from 3 pm onwards. The syllabus and curriculum for the M.Tech Degree programme under the Autonomy 2022 scheme for Structural and Transportation Engineering stream were presented by the Chair Dr. Jayasree S. Experts from NIT, CET and IIT attended the meeting.

One Day Seminar on ‘Adaptability of Urban Flood Management Suitable to Trivandrum City’

Students of S4 and S6 from the Department of Civil Engineering along with Professor Dr. Elizabeth C Kuruvilla and Assistant Professor, Dr. Alice Thomas attended a One Day Seminar on ‘Adaptability of Urban Flood Management Suitable to Trivandrum City’ under the aegis of Civil Engineering Division Board of Institute of Engineers on Tuesday, 26th July 2022. The seminar focused on  bringing  out certain planning and recommendations to reduce and control the frequent flood occurring in Trivandrum city.

AICTE  jointly with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,GOI provides internship opportunities to Higher Education students,specially Engineering students. Our College has been shortlisted for presenting a proposal for rejuvenation of Kambiyilkulam pond in Kollam district. 15 students along with Faculty members Dr.Elizabeth C.Kuruvilla and Dr.Jisha S.Pillai from the Department of Civil Engineering visited the site as part of the project on 19-07-2022.
CSIR- SERC (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Structural Engineering Research Center):
A batch of 25 students from M2 and M4 Structural Engineering along with Mr. Vijin V J and Ms. Anjitha Rajan, Lab Coordinators, MBCET, visited CSIR- SERC (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Structural Engineering Research Center), Chennai, on 14 June 2022. They experienced demonstrations at various laboratories such as Advanced Material Laboratory, Advanced Seismic laboratory, Fatigue and Fracture Laboratory and Wind Engineering Laboratory.

Drishti 2K22 Tech Conclaveat

As part of Transportation and Development with K-Rail, a competition was conducted by K-Rail on Drishti 2K22 Tech Conclaveat at CET. From 30 entries 7 entries were shortlisted for the idea pitching/presentation round. Our team consists of Bharath B L, Rahul S, Roshni S Nair, and A P Prasanthi of S6 CE2 secured the first prize in the competition. They were guided by Dr. M Satyakumar (Professor, CED). Special acknowledgment to Mr. Sijo M Saji (Assistant Professor, CED) and Dr. Praveen P S (Assistant Professor, CED)

Talk on Environmental health and safety

Environmental and water resource engineering group in association with Indian Plumbing Association of Department of Civil Engineering conducted a talk on “Environmental health and safety”. The session was handled by Dr. Lea Mathew, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum. More than 60 final year non- department elective students and four faculty members attended the session. The session was coordinated by Ms. Akhila A M and Mr. Jobin Joy, Assistant Professor’s, Department of Civil Engineering.

FDP on “Recent Advances in Seismic and Wind Load Analysis of Structures”

Department of Civil Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram organized a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Recent Advances in Seismic and Wind Load Analysis of Structures” (from 07-06-2021 to 11-06-2021). The FDP is sponsored by APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. The different sessions of FDP are handled by eminent professors, researches and industrialists from various recognised organisations. There are 62 faculties and 40 MTech students from various engineering colleges affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University participated in this program.

 

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PROCOMB 2019-20 conducted by Graduate Association of Civil Engineers

Ganga S S, Ganga P S, Thara Govind and Gayathri Nair 2020 pass out batch guided by Ms.Athira I C, Asst. Professor, received first prize for B Tech project competition, PROCOMB 2019-20 conducted by Graduate Association of Civil Engineers, Ernakulam Centre and AISAT for best B Tech Project under APJKTU.

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To be a Centre of Excellence in Civil Engineering education with a global perspective, creating ethically strong engineers for the service of society.

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To provide Engineering Education which can create exemplary professional Civil Engineers of high ethics with strong conceptual foundation coupled with practical insight, to serve the industry and community.