Civil Engineering Department was established in the year 1967 along with the inception of the institute. The department has been conducting Short Term Courses for teachers of Polytechnics in Northern Region under staff development program for several years. M.E in Civil Engineering (Construction Technology and Management) in Regular Mode was started in the year 1994 with participation of faculty from all over the country. Many of them are holding key positions both within and outside the country. Over the years the department has grown and at present is equipped with full fledged laboratories to provide state of art training to graduates and post graduates of technical institutes and also cater to the demands of industry. The department is also offering Ph.D program in Civil Engineering in Collaboration with Panjab University and Panjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
Department has also produced large number of instructional materials both print and non-print, like videos, e-learning modules, readers, software in various technical areas of Civil Engineering for the benefit of teachers, students and field professionals. Civil Engineering Materials, Building Maintenance, Laboratory Manuals in Concrete Technology and Highway Engineering are some of the books and Manuals which have been published through renowned publishers and has been widely acclaimed by field engineers and technical teachers. The department also conducts training programs in the upcoming areas of Civil Engineering and other relevant technical areas. Department is having a team of experienced faculty and backup of supporting staff who are actively engaged in offering research based consultancy and testing to various state and central government organizations. On an average about Rs. 1.00 Crore is being generated through Internal Resource Generation (IRG) annually.
The department has following laboratories which are well equipped with the state of the art equipment.
The department has produced a number of learning resources including text books, laboratory manuals, guide documents on laboratory development, data books, charts, readers, continuing education modules and educational video films in various civil engineering subjects.