About

Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) serves as a beacon of education in India, standing as a public university system with a distinctive focus on delivering high-quality education across various disciplines, notably emphasizing technology and innovation. Established with the purpose of addressing the educational needs of rural youth and fostering advancements in technology and research, RGUKT has become a cornerstone in shaping the intellectual landscape of the region. The Department of Civil Engineering at RGUKT Nuzvid was established in 2010. Since then Civil Engineering Department has contributed not only in academic excellence but also in research and consultancy development from past 9 Years.

The evolutionary journey of civil engineering, spanning millennia from the grand constructions of ancient civilizations to the contemporary era's cutting-edge technologies and sustainability practices, finds resonance in RGUKT's educational philosophy. This institution is committed to aligning its curriculum with the ever-changing trends in civil engineering. It integrates advanced materials, sophisticated structural analysis software, and modern technologies into its programs, ensuring that students are well-equipped with the technical prowess needed to thrive in today's dynamic engineering landscape.

Furthermore, RGUKT recognizes the imperative for sustainability and resilience in civil engineering. The university places a strong emphasis on fostering a holistic approach to infrastructure development. This involves instilling in students an understanding of the importance of community engagement, social impact, and global connectivity in the planning and execution of engineering projects. RGUKT envisions its graduates not only as technically proficient engineers but also as environmentally conscious and socially responsible contributors to the field.

In this dynamic and ever-evolving educational landscape, RGUKT endeavors to prepare a cadre of civil engineering professionals who can navigate the complexities of the modern world. To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about RGUKT's programs, including civil engineering, interested individuals are encouraged to explore the official university website or directly contact the institution. This ensures access to comprehensive details about academic offerings, admission requirements, faculty expertise, and other pertinent information crucial for prospective students and stakeholders.

VISION

The civil Engineering Department, RGUKT-Nuzvid strives to become a leader in imparting quality education rooted in engineering basics and performing cutting edge interdisciplinary research in infrastructure and Built Environment, to improve and maintain the quality of life in safe and sustainable manner.

MISSION

The mission of the civil engineering program is to provide a comprehensive and methodical education that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to excel in the field of civil engineering, emphasizing innovation, productivity, and a strong foundation in problem-solving and critical thinking.

HOD, Civil Engineering

Mr.Botsa Srinivasa Rao

Assistant Professor

Office:

Personal Mobile No: 7661098698

hodce@rguktn.ac.in

08662468503

Labs

The department has following well equipped laboratories which provide practical instruction to undergraduate students and facilities for post-graduate training, research work and consultancy.

  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Lab
  • Surveying Lab
  • Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • Hydraulics Engineering Laboratory
  • Geo-Technical Engineering Lab
  • Concrete Technology Laboratory
  • Environmental Engineering Lab
  • Transportation Engineering Lab

E1 Semester 1

Name of Laboratory Description Manual In-charge(s)
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Lab

A Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Lab is a specialized facility where individuals, often students and professionals, use computer software to create, modify, analyze, and optimize designs and technical drawings for various engineering and design applications. CAD Labs are essential for teaching, learning, and practicing computer-aided design techniques.

Mr. V. Phaneendra Kumar

E2 Semester 1

Name of Laboratory Description Manual In-charge(s)
Surveying Lab

Lab Overview

A surveying lab is a practical and hands-on environment where students or professionals can apply theoretical knowledge gained in surveying courses. Surveying is a field of study that involves measuring and mapping the Earth's surface and its features. The lab provides a space for individuals to develop practical skills in using various surveying techniques and instruments like chain, compass, Auto level, Theodolite and advanced Total stations.

Mrs. B. Neeraja Satya
Mechanics of Materials Lab

Lab Overview

A Mechanics of Solids Lab is a practical setting where students and professionals can apply theoretical principles learned in mechanics of solids courses. Mechanics of solids is a branch of mechanics that deals with the behavior of solid materials, including their deformation and failure under applied forces. The lab provides hands-on experience with experiments and tests related to the mechanical properties of materials.

Mr. S. Rajamohan Reddy

E2 Semester 2

Name of Laboratory Description Manual In-charge(s)
Hydraulics Engineering Laboratory

Lab Overview

A hydraulics engineering laboratory is a facility equipped for conducting experiments and tests related to hydraulics, which is the branch of engineering that deals with the mechanical properties of liquids, particularly water. These laboratories are essential for both research and educational purposes, allowing engineers and students to study fluid behavior, hydraulic systems, and various applications.

Mrs. D. Sravani
Geo-Technical Engineering Lab

Lab Overview

A Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is a specialized facility where various tests and experiments related to soil. These laboratories play a crucial role in geotechnical engineering, providing essential data for the design and construction of infrastructure projects such as buildings, bridges, dams, and tunnels.

Mrs. P. Swathi

E3 Semester 1

Name of Laboratory Description Manual In-charge(s)
Concrete Technology Laboratory

Lab Overview

Concrete Technology Laboratory is a specialized facility where various tests and experiments related to concrete and its properties are conducted. In this lab to conduct the Concrete Mix Design, Curing process, Compressive testing of concrete, Non - Destrustive Testing (NDT), Workability of concrete, Setting time of the cement etc.

Mr. B. Srinivasa Rao
Environmental Engineering Lab

Lab Overview

An Environmental Engineering Laboratory is a specialized facility where various experiments and analyses related to environmental engineering are conducted. Environmental engineering focuses on addressing issues related to environmental protection, pollution control, and sustainable development. In a laboratory setting, researchers and students can study the impact of human activities on the environment and develop solutions to mitigate environmental problems.

Mrs. Shemeera K.H

E3 Semester 2

Name of Laboratory Description Manual In-charge(s)
Transportation Engineering Lab

Lab Overview

The Transportation Engineering lab has equipment required to conduct all standardized tests to assess quality of highway materials, pavement evaluation and traffic engineering studies. Experiments are conducted in pre-, during- and post-construction phases of highways. The Transportation Engineering lab does quality assurance and quality control tests for the Roads. Traffic engineering surveys are also conducted and students learn to conduct spot speed studies, volume counts, and conflict studies for preparing road improvement plans to enhance road safety.

Mr. V. Premraj Kumar

Faculty

RGUKTN has recruited outstanding faculty members from the best educational institutions. Their diverse training experiences, skillsets and expertise makes RGUKTN an institution of learning like no other in India.

Designation:
Professor
Research Interests:
Pavement Materials, Concrete exposed to elevated temperatures, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, Remote Sensing and GIS applications
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Designation:
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS & GIS) applications in Agriculture Crop field boundary delineation, Crop classification using Machine Learning Algorithms Crop Water Productivity for Indian crops using Crop Simulation Models Developing Spatial Decision Support Systems by integrating sustainable irrigation strategies Flood Inundation mapping using hydrologic and hydraulic models integrated to GIS
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Designation:
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Source Apportionment, Air quality monitoring and modeling, Water treatment and water quality modeling, Aerosols, Climate change, and Climate Impact, Carbon sequestration, Design of nanomaterials for environmental applications, Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment, Design of low-cost water purifiers, Industrial wastewater treatment using natural materials, Fate and transport of pollutants in natural environment, Desalination, Advanced oxidation processes for degradation of emerging contaminants
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Designation:
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Sustainable Construction Materials
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
1. Investigation of Seismic Behaviour of RC Frame building with different Earthquake Resisting Systems by Dynamic Analysis, Seismic behaviour of RC frame buildings with staircase and elevator core by static and dynamic analysis, Site Specific real time ground motion, Artificial ground motion, Influence of Soil Structure Interaction on behaviour of the buildings, Covential material replacement, long term durability effects, Green Concrete
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Assessment of steel frames in fire
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Analysis of Laterally loaded piles, Reinforced earth design, Geosynthetics in ground improvement, Analysis of Pile foundations
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Characterization for asphalt binders and mixtures; Sustainable and innovative materials in pavement construction; Advanced technology for pavement condition monitoring.
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Polymer concretes
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Hydrology, Hydrological Modelling, Remote Sensing and GIS, Flood Inundation Mapping using HEC-RAS, Land Use Land Cover using Remote Sensing and GIS
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Linear and Non linear analysis of multi storey buildings
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
Offshore Engineering, Subsea Engineering ,Pavement materials and designs , Advanced concretes, RIS & GIS.
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Designation:
Assistant Professor (C)
Research Interests:
1.Construction Planning and Management 2.Construction claims in Highway Projects in India 3.Ergnomics in Construction 4.Construction Safety Management 5.Sustainable Building Materials
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Staff

V.Sujeevan
LAB ASSISTANT

Diploma in Civil Engineering

vsujeevan9@rguktn.ac.in

K.Lakshman kumar
Junior Assistant

BSC,MBA(Finance)

k.l.kumar9@gmail.com

P.Suryanarayana
Office-Subordinate

B.com

suryapenumaka@gmail.com

Workshops/ Seminars

Sl No Name of Seminar/ Workshop Name of the coordinator(s) Date(s) Brochure
1 One day Workshop on Advanced Strategies in Pavement Engineering Dr. SSSV Gopala Raju, Mr. B. Srinivasa Rao, Mr. V. Premraj Kumar, Mr. G. Chandra Sekhar 22nd August 2022
2 3 DAYS SHORT TERM TRAINING PROGRAM ON GEOSPATIAL BASED FLOOD MODELLING USING HEC-RAS Mr. B.Srinivasa Rao and Mr. M. Ganesh 11 - 12 - 2022 to 13 - 12 - 2022
3 2 Days Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on Design of Flexible Pavements using IRC 37-2018 and IITPAVE Mr. B. Srinivasarao and Mr. M. Ganesh 19 - 12- 2022 to 20 - 12 - 2022
4 “Current Trends and Emerging Challenges in Civil Engineering Mrs. Shemeera K.H 20th sept 2019
5 Two Days Workshop on Employability Enhancement Skills for Engineers by Dr. Aralakar Kamalakar K.H Shemeera and Team 12-11-2019 and 13-11-2019
6 Guest Talk on Concreting Concrete- A Sustainable Approach by Prof. P Ratish Kumar, NIT warangal B Srinivasa Rao & Team 01-02-2020
7 Guest Talk on Life Skills for Engineers By Prof. K.V.S.G Murali Krishna, JNTU Kakinada K.H. Shemeera & Team 19-11-19
8 Guest Lecture on Current Trends and Emerging Challenges in Civil Engineering K.H. Shemeera & Team 20-09-2019

Research & Consultancy

Sl No Project Title Name of the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator Funding Agency Status
1 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc (Rs. 12,31,650/-) COMPLETED
2 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc (Rs.11,69,367/-) COMPLETED
3 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc Rs. 8,73,495/- (Completed)
4 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc Rs. 8,80,467/- (Completed)
5 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc Rs. 10,87,999/- (Completed)
6 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc Rs. 10,19,054 (Completed)
7 Industrial Consultancy- Material Testing Charges All Faculty CPWD, South Central Railway, RWS & Etc Running
8 Thirdy party Quality Control for Construction of School Building for Kendriya Vidyalaya at Irlapadu S.S.S.V Goapala Raju & B Srinivasa Rao CPWD Vijayawada Not yet completed
9 Thirdy Party Quality Control for Construction of School Building for Kendriya Vidyalaya at Kandukuru S.S.S.V Gopala Raju & Faculty Team CPWD Vijayawada Not yrt completed

Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Student Achievements