Dr. P Prasanna Kumar
Professor & Head - Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering was one of the three branches started when BMS College of Engineering was established in 1946. In the past seven decades, the department has seen a lot of progress in academics, research and consultancy. In the year 2008, the UG program was accorded academic autonomy status by VTU which enabled us to have our own curriculum to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes in students. The department boasts of three PG courses namely Construction Technology, Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering and Management. In addition, the department is recognized as a research center by VTU and as a QIP center by MHRD, which has changed the status of the department from primarily UG department to the research-based learning center. So far about 28 candidates have acquired a Ph.D. from our research center and more than 65 are pursuing Ph.D. and MSc (Engg.). All this was achievable due to dedicated teaching and non-teaching faculty and the support from the generous management. We have 41 faculty members both from UG & PG, of which 29 have acquired the highest qualification in the form of Ph.D. Our infrastructure has been state-of-the-art for which we thank several funding agencies apart from the World Bank funded TEQIP and the ever encouraging management. Quality of students and their achievements in curricular and co-curricular activities have branded our department as a leading center of learning, not only in India but also abroad. In the year 2014, the National Board of Accreditation, India has given us Six years of accreditation under Tier-I (Washington Accord) recognizing our academic accomplishments.
The students are molded with multi-dimensional skill sets covering all the required graduate attributes. More focus is emphasized on practical learning, projects, and research. The students of the department get into the industry through placements majorly and there is a high inclination towards entrepreneurship and research. The department is supported by a large alumni group. Students are introduced to global challenges and encouraged to take up projects in this direction.
To be an excellent center for imparting quality higher education in Civil Engineering for a constantly changing societal needs with credibility, integrity and ethical standards.
Accomplish excellence in curricular, co-curricular activities with a committed faculty through teaching and research which creates technically competent and dedicated civil engineers to serve their surroundings with pride.