Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering is concerned with the improvement in quality of basic needs of human civilization and taking care of the naturally and humanly built environments with their planning, designing, construction, operation and maintenance. The Civil Engineering Department at NIT Rourkela is earnestly working to develop solutions to major sustainability challenges of the country and committed to produce leaders impacting the society at large.

The Department is actively involved in basic and applied research in the field of Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Engineering along with high quality technical advisory support to various organizations through R&D projects and consultancy. Broad area of the current research focus of the Department includes liquefaction and landslide remediation, ground improvement, vibration control, composite structures, seismic evaluation and retrofitting, river hydraulics, remote sensing and GIS, pavement design, transportation planning, waste water management, air pollution, and solid waste management.


To become frontier in civil engineering education and research, which will serve the society with most sustainable infrastructure and superior environmental health.


To impart knowledge and equip students with skills for generating quality civil engineering professionals with high ethical standards; carry out innovative research and consultancy projects to design, build and maintain civil engineering infrastructure ensuring environmental health and quality life.

Head of the Department

Prof. Suresh Prasad Singh

  0661-2462301 (HOD)
  0661-2462323 (Off)

Office Address

Department of Civil Engineering
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008