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Since its inception in 1959, the Department of Civil Engineering has grown into a full-fledged department with nationally and internationally acclaimed academic programs. Specialising in Planning, Design, Construction and Management, the department strives to be a pioneer in the country for teaching, research and consultancy in existing and emerging areas of civil engineering.

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Department of Civil Engineering

287

Undergraduate Students

359

Postgraduate Students

42

M S Research Scholars

302

PhD Research Scholars

8

Exchange Students

61

Faculty

26

Staff

333

Publications

4

Patents

614

Projects

5

Laboratories

About the Department

IIT Madras is ranked among the top 50 colleges in the world for civil and structural engineering courses. The Department of Civil Engineering provides its students with opportunities to explore the wonders of civil engineering in the most conducive atmosphere.

The department boasts of state-of-the-art facilities, a wide variety of core civil engineering courses and a faculty of international repute. Alumni from the department are internationally recognized and occupy top positions in industry and academics.

Message From the Head of Department

Manu Santhanam

The Department of Civil Engineering started with the inception of IIT Madras, and has grown today to one of the largest Civil Engineering programs in the country in terms of number of faculty and students.

World-class laboratory and computing facilities, coupled with faculty having valuable industry and academic experience in India and abroad, have made our program among the best in the world.

We strive to work on cutting edge technologies to tackle global challenges in construction, infrastructure, transportation, pollution, water supply and management.

Our goal is to produce human resources that are capable of utilizing fundamental knowledge to solve real life problems faced by India and the world.

Get to know us better by visiting https://civil.iitm.ac.in

Manu Santhanam