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Workshop on ‘Introduction to STAAD.pro Connect Edition’ at RCOEM, Nagpur

Department of Civil Engineering, RCOEM, Nagpur and Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (ACCE), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and Association of Licensing Engineers has jointly organized one day workshop on “Introduction to STAAD.pro Connect Edition” on 29th February 2020. Mr. Satish Raipure, Vice President (West), ACCE and Mr. Prashant Upasni, Secretary ACCE, Nagpur center were present during the inauguration of this workshop. Expert Mr. Kaushal Aggarwal from Bentley, India was also present during the inauguration of the workshop.


After the inauguration function, a lecture on “Introduction STAAD.pro Connect Edition” was delivered by expert Mr. Kaushal Aggarwal. He covered many features newly added in the latest version of STAAd.pro. After high tea, hands-on-session was conducted by Mr. Kaushal Aggarwal. This hands-on-session was continued after lunch wherein participants worked on may STAAD models.


After hands-on-session sessions, valedictory was conducted. Dr. P. D. Pachpor, HoD, Civil Engineering Department, RCOEM, interacted with participants and distributed certificates to participants.


Formal vote of thanks was given by Dr. R. N. Khapre at the end of the ceremony. The feedback from participants was also collected at the end of the function. About 26 participants including practicing engineers, educators and students participated in this workshop. The feedback from participants indicated that more workshop of such type may be organized to provide practical knowledge.


National conference and expo on “Advances in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering” GEOMINE 2019

A National conference and expo on “Advances in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering” GEOMINE 2019 was organised on 14th -16th Oct 2019 at Hotel Tuli Imperial, Nagpur. The conference was jointly organized by Civil Engineering department of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management , Nagpur Branch of Indian Mines Manager Association and VNIT Mining Alumni Association.

Shri Dipankar Shome , Director, Production and Planning , MOIL ltd. was guest of honor of inauguration ceremony. He told how by doing value addition to manganese MOIL Ltd is selling manganese di oxide. He stressed that efforts in R & D needs to be augmented for mining in leaner ores and deep zones which are also geotechnicaly challenging.

Shri Govindlal Agrawal, General Secretary of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur in his presidential address stressed the need for extending know how to small scale mining sector. He desired better interaction between academic institutions and industry for mutual benefit.

A souvenir containing extract of papers was also released by the dignitaries.

The valedictory session was chaired by Shri Manoj Kumar, Director Technical Operations and Shri Ajit Choudhari, Director Technical Projects from WCL. Shri Manoj Kumar stressed the need of continuous geotechnical studies as mines are becoming deep and the formation more challenging. Shri Choudhari asked the participants to visit Eco Park and mineral water plant to get idea of innovativeness.

Alumni of mining department of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management presented a cheque of Rs Two Laks to General Secretary of the college Shri Govindlal Agrawal for constituting Gold Medal in the name of mining engineer late Shri Saheb Singh.President of IMMA, Shri Sanodiya gave welcome address and Chairman of Conference organizing Committee Diwakar Gokhale presented details of conference. Prof Manoj Tiwari proposed vote of thanks.

The three day conference was attended by 150 delegates from academia, coal, metal, explosives, R &D, copper, zinc, cement, DGMS and geotechnical sector. More than 45 papers on topics like rock mechanics, geotechnical testing and exploration, geo environment, geo informatics, ground improvement techniques, instrumentation, design and modeling were presented. In the conference retired senior mining engineers were also felicitated. Key note papers were presented by Shri Rakesh Tumane, Director, MOIl Ltd, Dr Sunil Baraskar, GM, AFFCONS, Dr J C Jhanwar, Principal Scientist, CIMFR and Dr G G Manekar, G M, MOIL . Open session was conducted to prepare recommendation of the conference in which all the delegates participated and gave their valuable suggestions.

Stalls of mining machinery and geo textiles were also added attraction. Peer reviewed twenty five papers were also selected for publication in Web of Science index E Journal HELIX. Delegates were also taken to mineral water plant and Eco tourism Park at Saoner.

A joint team of mining and geotechnical professionals from various public sector undertakings, Government departments and faculty members of civil engineering department, RCOEM under the mentorship of Dr P D Pachpor, Head, Civil Engineering Department, RCOEM and Prof. M. S. Tiwari Organizing Secretary worked hard for the successful organization of the conference.





International Conference on “Recent issues in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Solutions”(RICESS2019)

Civil Engineering department of Shri Ramdeobaba College Of Engineering and Management organized an international conference on “Recent Issue in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Solution“ (RICESS2019) on 27th and 28th December 2019 which aimed to raise the awareness of sustainability in every aspect of Infrastructure Development which mainly focuses on the dissemination of information and technology, sharing of expertise and exchange of views.

The main objectives of the conference were to bring awareness of the latest demand and technology for sustainable infrastructure development. It was planned to bring planners, researchers, academicians, practicing engineers, policy-makers, regulators, administrators, investors, legal & IT solution providers, and NGOs on a common platform to share and discuss their experiences, technical advancement, constraints and other significant issues on the sustainable infrastructure development and management.

The inaugural function was graced with presence of Engg. Ulhas Debadwar Chief Engineer PWD/NMC , was the chief guest and Dr. Gajanan Sabnis (Emeritus professor), Haward University Washington DC as guest of honor and key note speaker. The program started with lightning of lamps and felicitation of guest by vice-chairman of RCOEM Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakkar and secretary of RCOEM Shri Rajendra Purohit. Dr. A.K. Sharma Convener of conference briefed about the sustainable solutions of construction and discussed the importance of sustainable development in present scenario. Dr P.D. Pachpor HOD civil briefed the progress of Civil Engineering department and highlighted the activities organized by civil department. Dr R.S. Pande Principal RCOEM welcomed the guests and dignitaries in the pious campus of RCOEM and expressed his concern over the issues of civil engineering and in his speech suggested the use of recycle material in construction practices for the betterment of environment.

Chief guest Engineer Ulhas Debadwar Chief Engineer PwD & NMC expressed his views about the recent issues and suggested various means and practices adopted by the government agencies to reduce the population and carbon foot prints for the sustainable development. He also urged for young civil engineer to give thoughts for green house effect and energy conversation.

Dr Gajanan Sabnis professor Emeritus Haward Univesity Washington D.C., in his speech ignited the young minds and provoked the thoughts of solid waste management , water conservation, green house effect and efficient energy management for sustainable growth and development of country by narrating the various examples of USA.

Vice chairman RCOEM, in his presidential speech Shri Chandrakant Bhai Thakkar blessed the organizers of the conference with his kind word of wisdom. He narrated that population is the root cause of deterioration of environment so it is the need of the hour to control its first for sustainable happiness and peace of the society (sighting the examples of Delhi pollutions he expressed his concern over the traffic and land used in city).

The various keynotes of the speakers were

Topic Keynote Designation
Transportation engineering Dr. Gajanan Sabnis Emeriuts professor, Haward university
Structural Engineering Dr. M. Kewalramani COE Abu Dhabi university UAE
Sustainable construction practices Dr. Vimal Gahlot Director , Center for research and sustainable development Bikaner Rajasthan
Environmental Engineering Dr. Ritesh Vijay Scientist ,NEERI

Total 45 papers were presented during the conference the program and attended by various industry professional, academics and research scholars.

Formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Vaidehi Dakwale.

Prof. Harshad Bhave , Prof. Hariom Khungar ,Prof. Vaishali Rajurkar , Dr. Tripti Gupta, Prof. Sumit Geete ,Prof. Varsha Harne, Dr. Sharda Siddh, Dr. Ashish Mehta , Dr. Prasad Dahale and Dr. Prashant Hiwase worked hard for successful conduction of event.





Guest Lectures 2019 conducted in Civil Engineering Dept.

Sr.No Topic of Guest Lecture Date   Name of the Expert, Designation and Organization
1 Business intelligence with excel 27.07.2018 Mr. Chandrahas Chaudhary, Consultant, InSoftDev, Nagpur
2 Basics of Numerical modeling 15.09.2018 Dr. John Loui Porathur, Senior Principal Scientist, Central Mining and Research Institute, Nagpur
3 Energy Conservation Building Code and Case Studies 08/02/2019   Dr. Rahul Ralegaonkar Professor, VNIT, Nagpur
4 Ground Imrovement Techniques 08/03/2019 Dr. Amit Padade Assistant Professor, VNIT, Nagpur
5 How to Prepare for Competitive examinations 13/03/2019 Mr. Anand Sharma, Head, ICE Nagpur
6 Softwares on analysis and design of Structures 13/03/2019 Er. Kanchan Raut, Jr.Faculty Astral
7 Traffic Flow Theory   19/03/2019 Dr. Udit Jain, Assistant Professor, VNIT, Nagpur  
8 Career Opportunities after Engineering 19/03/2019 Mr. Mehul Zhunzhunwala, Director, T.I.M.E.
9 Bamboo: as a Construction Material 29/03/2019 Mr. Sunil joshi Chairman: Bamboo Society of India, Maharashtra Chapter
10 Bamboo: as a Construction Material 29/03/2019 Mr. Sanjeev Karpe bamboo activist & a member of Bamboo Society of India, Maharashtra Chapter
11 Critical Interpretation of Field and Laboratory Test Results 30/03/2019 Prof. Atul Gautam, Geotechnical Expert, Pollution and Ecological Control Services, Nagpur  
12 Disposal of Municipal Solid and Industrial Waste 02/04/2019 Dr. Dilip lataye, Professor, VNIT, Nagpur
13 Soil Structure Interaction And Fundamental Of Foundation Design 20/04/2019 Dr. Shrabony Adhikary Associate Professor, VNIT, Nagpur    
14 Why Civil Engineering? Opportunities for  higher studies abroad, preparing for private sector companies in campus 27/07/2019 Dr. Ankit Kathuria, Asst. Prof. , Civil Dept. , VNIT
15 Jobs in Government sector (MPSC, IES Railways )and PSUs: 27/07/ 2019 Mr. Girish Lala, Manager,  RITES Ltd

Site visits organized in 2019

S.N. Name of Site SEM No. of Students visited Date/Duration Outcome of Visit
1     Construction Site of Pilice Headquarter, Seminary Hill, Nagpur VI semester B. E. Civil (I-Shift)  50 4th April 2018 Understand field working atmosphere, advance construction materials, execution processes. 
2 Construction site of Maul (G+7), WHC Road, Nagpur. VI semester B. E. Civil (I-Shift)  69 9th January 2019 Understand field working atmosphere, advance construction materials and technique  , execution processes.  
3 Aquades Pvt. Ltd.” Dharampeth, Nagpur.   63 16th January 2019 Understand the non distructive testing  techniques, for structural Audit of Building.
4 “Construction site of Underpinning work of residence” of Mr. Mehta at Tekanaka, Nagpur   22 19th January  2019 Experience the concept and construction of Underpinning work  
5 Construction site of Residential cum commercial Complex , Friends Colony, Nagpur.   22 19th January  2019 Understand field working atmosphere, advance construction materials and technique  , execution processes.   
6 “ ROB site and RE wall construction”, Chich bhavan, Wardha Road, Nagpur   30 30th January 2019 Understand the various components of  ROB, Girder Launching, and construction of RE wall  
7 “Water Treatment Plant, Gorewada, Nagpur   63 6th February 2019 Understand the various Process involved in water purification system and its execution.  

Workshop organised in 2019

Sr No

Name of workshop

Date/Duration

Name of Expert

Name of Coordinator

Number of participants

1

Concrete Mix Design

2 Days

10th July to 11th July 2019

 

Mrs. Madhumati Nanwani

Prof. M. S. Tiwari Dr. S. P. Siddh,  Prof. S. S. Geete, Dr. T. G. Gupta Prof. Hariom Khungar

90

2

Advance trends in civil engineering for sustainable development

2 Days

14

Eminent personalities from the field of civil Engg

Dr.A.K.Sharma

Dr.P.D.Hiwse

250

3

Hands-on training on Non-destructive  Testing

2 Days

30th March to 31st March 2019.

 

Mr. Ravi Ranande

Prof. M. S. Tiwari Dr. S. P. Siddh,  Prof. S. S. Geete, Dr. T. G. Gupta Prof. Hariom Khungar

96

4

15 days’ workshop on Autocad training

15 Days

14th  July 2019- 04th  Aug 2019

 

 

Ms. Neha Pawar Prof. H.P. Khungar and Prof. S.S. Geete

 

Prof. H.P. Khungar and Prof. S.S. Geete

 

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Glimpses

Mrs. Madhumati Nanwani with faculty and participants

CESA

Mr. Ravi Ranade demonstrating various NDT instruments to the participants

15 days’ workshop on Autocad training

Parent – Teacher Meet

A Parent – Teacher Meet was organized by the Civil Engineering Department on February 23, 2019 (Saturday) from 10.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m at K1/5 Civil seminar room for session 2018-19 . The meeting was addressed by head of the department, Dr. P. D. Pachpor. It was attended by various faculty members of the department. This meet received a very good response from the parents of IV (Shift I & Shift II), VI (Shift I & Shift II), and VIII (Shift I & Shift II) semester students. Around 45 parents visited the department and interacted with concerned faculty members.


NEEV 2019

The department of civil engineering organized a 2 day technical workshop on 15/02/2019 under NEEV workshop was based on “Advance trends in civil engineering for sustainable development” The workshop which was attended by over 250 students comprised mainly of experts talks from some of the eminent personalities doing their outstanding work in fields related to civil engineering.
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Guest Lectures 2018

Topic of Guest Lecture Date Name of the Expert, Designation and Organization
Career Opportunities in Civil Engineering 06/01/2018 Mr. Anuj Parmar, Mr. Tanmay Mehendale (Alumini)
Reading Civil Engineering Drawings 19/01/2018 Ar. Ramesh Barpande Consulting Architect, Nagpur  
High Performance Concrete 23/01/2018 Dr. Indubhushan Patnaikuni, School of Engineering. RMIT University Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) 24/01/2018 Mr. Viraj Voditel Managing Director, Techture, Nagpur.
Aptitude Test 02/02/2018 Mr. Avnash Naidu Director- Academics, CL Educate, Nagpur. Mr. K. A. Dhakate Center  Director- Academics, CL Educate, Nagpur.
Advances in  Deep Foundation 07/03/2018 Dr. S.S. Basarkar, General Manager (Geotechnical) AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd, Mumbai.
Quality and Safety in Construction 26/03/2018 Dr. R. V. Ralegaonkar Associate Professor, VNIT, Nagpur

******Guest Lecture Delivered*******

  • Prof. M.S. Tiwari, “Development of underground mines by decline”, 17 January 2018, MOIL (India) , and working site engineers of MOIL were the targeted members.
  • Prof. M.S. Tiwari, “Sustainable development using innovative technology in mines”, 27 January 2018, IBM, Katni, MP , and working site engineers, Mine owners, Govt. Officers were the targeted members.
  • Prof V.J. Rajurkar, “Basics of Geotechnical Engineering and Advance techniques of Stabilization”, 03/01/2018, at Regional Training Centre, Nagpur.
  • Prof V.J. Rajurkar, “Basics Importance and Method of Geotechnical exploration. Advance techniques of stabilization.” 08/03/2018, at Regional Training Centre, Nagpur.
  • Prof V.J. Rajurkar, “Construction Management and Quality Control.” 05/03/2018 to 09/03/2018, at Regional Training Centre, Nagpur
  • Prof V.J. Rajurkar, “Construction Management and Quality Control.” 02/01/2018 to 06/01/2018, at Regional Training Centre, Nagpur

site visits 2018

  • Students of II Semester M. Tech. Structural Engineering and Industrial Engineering visited construction site with prestressed concrete slab located at Pratap nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra on 11/01/2018. Total 19 Students visited this site. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure to structural aspect of building specifically prestressed concrete slab.
  • Students of IIIrd Year Civil Engineering visited to Mehta Construction, Maharashtra Police & Housing & WC Ltd, Katol Road Nagpur on 12 January 2018. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure to structural aspect of building.
  • Students of IIIrd Year Civil Engineering visited construction site of Keshav- Laxmi Apartment , at Infront of Rathod Lawn, Gorewada square, ring road Nagpur on 09 March 2018 at 01:00 pm. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure of House Plumbing System.
  • Students of IIIrd Year Civil Engineering visited construction site of Raft cum Box type Footing & Combined Footing located near SPL Fitness Club, Hazaripahad area,Nagpur on 23 March 2018 at 01:00 pm in site visit slot. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure of Reinforcement work.
  • Students of IIIrd Year Civil Engineering visited Gosikhurd Dam, Pauni, Bhandara, Maharashtra on 27/03/2018. Total 150 Students visited this site. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure to construction and modern techniques involved in dam to maintain the flow of water. Prof. V.J. Rajurkar, Prof. P.D. Hiwase, Prof. U.Patil, Prof. L.R. Gangwani, Prof. A.H. Padade and Prof. N. S. Agrawal accompanied students during the visit.
M.Tech students with faculty at the site

Workshop organised :2018

Civil Engineering Department has organized Two - Day Workshop on “Sustainable Construction: Materials and Technologies” on 12th and 13th April, 2018. To bridge the gap between current practices and academics, this workshop on innovations in materials and technologies for sustainable constructions, is proposed. The workshop aimed to bring together designers, architects, academicians, researchers and students who are keenly interested and engaged in the practice of Sustainable Constructions. The broad areas covered in this workshop were sustainable building technology, green building rating system, materials, waste management and case studies.
There were interactive sessions by stalwarts in the field of sustainable construction and technologies. It included renowned geologist and pioneer of Shirpur pattern of water conservation, Mr. Suresh Khanapurkar, Mr. A. R. Shivakumar, Principal Scientific Officer, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Banglore, Dr. Soham Pandya, Director, CSV, Wardha, Ms. Samhita M. Ela Green Bldg & Infra. Con. Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Dr. Rahul Ralegaonkar, Professor, VNIT, Nagpur, Mr. Anand Fiske, Director, Green Planet Social Foundation, Nagpur and many practicing engineers in Nagpur.
This workshop was patronized by Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur and co-ordinated by Prof. V. J. Rajurkar, Dr. V. A. Dakwale, Prof. Hariom Khungar and Prof. Ram Kinhikar from Civil Engineering Department.

Workshop/ Conference Attended

  • Prof. M.S. Kadu, “Compass- 2018”, 09- 10 February 2018 , National Conference on “ Advances in Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Technologies” , hosted by Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Nagpur.
  • Prof. M.S. Tiwari, “Compass- 2018”, 09- 10 February 2018 , National Conference on “ Advances in Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Technologies” , hosted by Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Nagpur.
  • Prof. M.S. Kadu, “Personality Development and emotional intelligence ”, 17 March 2018 , One day Workshop , held in Government College of Engineering, Nagpur.

Beyond academics:

Parent – Teacher Meet
A Parent – Teacher Meet was organized by the Civil Engineering Department on February10, 2018 (Saturday) from 10.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m at K1/7 for current session 2017-18 (Even sem). The meeting was addressed by Dr. P. D. Pachpor and it was attended by various faculty members of the department.

Other Activity

Stakeholder Meet
Stakeholder Meet was organized by the Civil Engineering Department on 26 March, 2018. The program started at 10 am. Twenty Alumni, Students, Teachers were present in this program.


Capacity building activities

Prof. M.S. Tiwari (Advisor Audacious) Prof A.A. Mehta and Prof N.S. Agrawal has organized State Level two days event “Audacious 17” from 03rd and 04th October, 2017.

Dignitaries unveiling Audacious 17

Department has organized several guest lectures, the details are below

Topic of Guest Lecture Date Name of the Expert, Designation and Organization
Alignment of Canal 09/10/2017 Mr. Narayan Gajanan Oke, Retired Deputy Engineer, Irrigation Department.
Entrepreneurship 27/10/2017 Mr. Gurudev Somani, Alumini Of RCOEM, Nagpur.
Air Pollution And Its Control Equipments 01/11/2017 Dr. Dilip Lataye, Associate Professor, VNIT, Nagpur.
1. Guest Lecture Delivered
1. Dr. V.A. Dakhwale, “Sustainable Water Technology”, 23 December 2017, Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering and Management, Badnera one day workshop for faculties.

2. STTP attended
1. Faculty Development Programme on “Finite Element Practice and Applications” organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur from 31stOctober to 4th November, 2017.

Department has organized several site visits, the details are below

Students of IIIrd Year Civil Engineering visited Bhandewadi, Nagpur on 12-10-2017.
Students of II Semester M. Tech. Structural Engineering and Industrial Engineering visited construction site with prestressed concrete slab located at Pratapnagar, Nagpur.
Site engineer Mr. Arpit Nage explaining about slope stabilization measures
Group photo of all students with site engineer and faculty.

a.Students of IIIrd Year Civil Engineering visited Bhandewadi, Nagpur on 12-10-2017.
b.Students of II Semester M. Tech. Structural Engineering and Industrial Engineering visited construction site with prestressed concrete slab located at Pratapnagar, Nagpur, Maharashtraon 11/01/2018 at 12:00 pm. Total 19 Students visited this site. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure to structural aspect of building specifically prestressed concrete slab.
c.Site Visit at Muktagiri, Betul, Madhya Pradesh
Students of I Semester and III Semester M. Tech. Structural Engineering and I Semester M. Tech. Geotechnical Engineering visited rock slope stabilization project located at Muktagiri, Betul, Madhya Pradesh on 10/10/2017 at 01:00 pm. Total 39 Students visited this site. This visit was organized by civil engineering department so that students get exposure to structural and geotechnical aspect of rock slope stabilization. Dr. R. N. Khapre, Prof. R. P. Kinhikar, Dr. S. P. Siddh, Prof. P. D. Hiwase, and Prof. N. S. Agrawal accompanied students during the visit. During the visit, students observed construction and installation of gabian wall and wire mesh installation for rock slope stabilization. Engineer Mr. Arpit Nage working with Mr. Suhas Bhave at Muktagiri explained ongoing works for strengthening the slope.

Beyond academics:

1.Parent – Teacher Meet
Parent – Teacher Meet was organized by the Civil Engineering Department on October07, 2017 (Saturday) from 10.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m at K-1/5 for current session 2017-18 (Odd sem). The meeting was addressed by the head of the department Dr. M. S. Kadu and it was attended by various faculty members of the department.
2.Alumni Meet
The alumni meet has been a tradition conducted by RCOEM. In view of improving interaction with passed out students with their alma mater, an alumni meet was organized by Civil Engineering Department on October 03, 2017 (Tuesday) from 7.00 p.m to 10.30 p.m, There was a wonderful cultural program followed by exciting games and dinner at MBA parking for dearly loved alumni.

NEEV 2017

The Civil Engineering Department of Shri Ramdeobaba College Of Engineering and Management organized NEEV- A technical extravaganza, it aims to provide a platform for civil engineering students to enhance their technical skills and to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and practical application. The Advancement of construction industry has opened up many new business avenues for civil engineering fraternity. NEEV’17 was organized in the view to promote ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Civil Engineering’. Five major technical events were organized namely MAD-4-CAD (an event to test the AutoCAD skills of participants), Elevate (a mock recruitment competition), Elucidation (a technical paper presentation), Buildcon (a bridge making and testing competition), Town-o-planner (town planning event); all these events covered various aspects of construction and building and other technical knowledge of Civil Engineering industry. Workshop on "Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Civil Engineering "was conducted on 15th and 16thSeptember, 2017. The major focus of the workshop was on areas like Sustainable and intelligent transport system, sustainable planning, sustainable materials, geo techniques and environment etc.
Mr. P Guru Raju (AGM, AFCONS, Pvt. Ltd) was the chief guest for the inaugural function, Dr. R. S. Pande (Principal, RCOEM), Dr. M.S. Kadu (HOD, Civil), Dr. A. K. Sharma (Advisor CESA) Prof P. D. Hiwase (Professor In-charge, CESA) were also present for the inaugural function. Mr. P Guru Raju conducted a session on Proactive planning for accelerated construction - Ganga Bridge - A case study. Dr. Ritesh Vijay(Senior Scientist ,NEERI) conducted a session on Sustainable Liquid Waste Management , Dr. Tarun Shrivastava gave a motivational speech, Dr. Rahul Ralegaonkar (Asst. Professor, VNIT) focussed on the topic of Sustainable Building Material, Dr. Shirish Deo (Prof, NIT Raipur) emphasized on the topic of Sustainable Concrete & Dr. A. K. Sharma conducted seminar on Sustainable Development in Transport Engineering were present for the event as the guest speakers. The event was concluded with the release of Souvenir of NEEV 2017 & a Valedictory function was held to felicitate all the winners in different events of NEEV17 at the hands of Mr. Ashok Harwani (Sr. Manager, WCL), the Chief Guest for the Valedictory function. Over 500 students from central India participated in the various event & workshop. The department and the association are grateful to the Head of the Civil Engineering Department, Dr. M. S. Kadu for his overall support.

Guest Lecture (2017-18)

Civil Engineering Department has organized guest lecture on 19 July 2017 by Mr. Hitesh Lahoti, who is well known RCC & Structural Consultant from Pune. The topic of guest lecture was “Brief information and demonstration of STAAD.pro and ETABS software’s”. He demonstrated various capabilities of STAAD.pro and ETABS software through live examples. About 69 students from FIRST Shift and 38 students from SECOND Shift of FINAL year BE Civil Engineering attended his guest lecture. About 10 faculty members also attended his guest lecture.
Mr. Hitesh Lahoti delivering his guest lecture (19-07-2017)

Parent Teacher Meet

A Parent – Teacher Meet was organized by the Civil Engineering Department on 13 April 2017 (Thursday) from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at Room No K-1/5 for even semester 2016-17. The meeting was addressed by the head of the department Dr. M. S. Kadu and it was attended by various faculty members of the department. This meet received a good response from the parents of IV (Shift I & Shift II), VI (Shift I & Shift II), and VIII (Shift I & Shift II) semester students. Parents visited the department and interacted with concerned faculty members.
Dr. M. S. Kadu interacting with parents during Parent Teacher Meet (13-04-2017)

Guest lectures

Department of Civil Engineering offered a new Elective Course CET 410-3: Bridge Engineering for the VIII semester B. E. student’s academic year 2016-17 onwards. The content of this course is field oriented as it is based on the planning and design of road, railway Bridges. The course specifically needs the industry expert along with the regular faculty member to understand the theoretical and practical aspect of bridges design.
For the said purpose an expert lecture has been organized on 25 March 2017 by Prof. Suyog U. Dhote in coordination with Dr. P. D. Pachpor. Mr. Bhushan J. Malkhadale, Deputy Engineer, MSRDC, Nagpur was expert who covered various topics like Introduction to Road and Railway Bridge Design, Details of General Arrangement of Drawings, Parameters considered in Bridge Design, etc. during his lecture. Around 30 students of final year BE Civil along with Dr. M. S. Kadu and few faculty members attended this lecture.
Mr. B. J. Malkhandale with Dr. M. S. Kadu and Prof. S. U. Dhote on the dias during guest lecture

Entrepreneurship Development Cell

A workshop on “AUDACIOUS’17” A Startup Conclave in Civil Engineering, was organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Civil Engineering Department on 23 February 2017. Various speakers from industry delivered expert lectures in this workshop. The details are as follows
SN Name of Speaker Topic of Lecture
1 Dr. Mrs. Valson Integration of Civil engineering with Interior Designing to open new business fronts with special reference to girl students.
2 Mr Anil Nair Recent changes  in Rules and Regulations in the area of development and construction of flat schemes
3 Mr. Prasanna Sutone Unfolding opportunities by integrating solar systems in construction of structures
4 Mr. Kunal Dubey Opportunities in the soft skill sector in civil engineering with special reference to BIS
5 Dr. Dilip Mase Opportunities of enterprise in various structural fields
6 Dr. Rohit Mane Business opportunities in the areas of surveying, Geometrics and remote sensing
7 Mr. Prakash Ghushe Opportunities of business in the areas of   construction chemicals and seepage control
8 Dr  Ramulu More Business Opportunities in Controlled Blasting techniques with special reference to Demolition of Structures and  Urban blasting like Metro rail
9 Prof. Uday Mujumdar Business opportunities in Home Automation
10 Prof. M S Tiwari Legalities involved in civil engineering business
11 Dr. P. D. Pachpor Motivational speech on Entrepreneurship
12 Ms. Kushal Kadu and Ms. Neha Janbade Judges of competition on “Layouting”
13 Mr.  Motwani Judge of competition on “Tendering”
Architect Dr. Mrs. Valson being welcomed by Prof Gaurav Sachdev
Mr. Anil Nair delivering lecture
Mr. Prasanna Sutone delivering lecture
Mr. Kunal Dubey delivering lecture
Dr. Dilip Mase delivering lecture
Dr. Rohit Mane delivering lecture
Mr. Prakash Ghushe being welcomed by Dr. P D Pachpor
Dr Ramulu More being welcomed by Prof Nikhil Agrawal
Prof. Uday Mujumdar delivering lecture
Prof. M S Tiwari delivering lecture
Dr. P. D. Pachpor delivering lecture
Group Photograph of organising committee of AUDACIOUS ’17, with Chief Guest of Valedictory function, Mr Anil Nair
Ms. Kushal Kadu and Ms. Neha Janbade judging the submissions of competitors during “Layouting”
Mr. Motwani being welcome by student coordinator during competition “Tendering”

"Site Visits"

Visit at Erection of post-tensioned segments of Nagpur Metro Project on 15 February 2017.
Visit at Precasting yard of segments, reinforcement cage of piers at NMRCL, Jamtha on 15 February 2017
Visit at Dr. Baba Sahe International Convention Center, Kamptee Road, Nagpur on 2 February 2017
Site visit at construction site of Residential Police Quarters 280 Tenaments at Gittikhadan Police Station Nagpur on 12 January 2017.
Visit at all Solar Power Park and all research laboratories at NEERI, Nagpur on 8 April 2017

“Technicalities of Water GEMS Software”

Civil Engineering Department has organized a Virtual Session on “Technicalities of WaterGEMS Software” on 12th January 2017. The session was presented by Mr. Karthik Sundaresan and moderated by Ms. Prita Bhattacharya from Bentley Institute Academic Services with the coordination of Mr. Prabhat Bhatt from Bentley Systems and Dr. Mahendra Kadu and Ms. L. R. Gangwani from RCOEM. This session provided exposure to Bentley WaterGEMS software and its capabilities.



“Context Capture, Acute 3D & Microstation”

Civil Engineering Department has conducted another Virtual Session on “Context Capture, Acute 3D & Microstation” on 17th January 2017. This session was also moderated by Ms. Prita Bhattacharya from Bentley. Learning units/Certificates were also awarded to the students who attended the session.



"Short Term Train Program (STTP)"

Department of Civil Engineering has organized one week Short Term Train Program (STTP) on “Application of IS 800-2007 in Design of Steel Structures” from 12 to 16 January 2017. Around 40 participants in and around Nagpur have attended this STTP. The event is inaugurated by Dr. M. M. Basole, VNIT, Nagpur. Various experts from VNIT, Nagpur such as Dr. L. M. Gupta, Dr. A. Khatri, Dr. S. V. Bakre, Dr. J. Bhilave and Dr. A. V. Vyavahare delivered expert lectures on various topics during these five day event. Dr. Ramesh Meghrajani, CEO, Neo Infraservices Pvt. Ltd. Nagpur also shared his field expertise during this event. A field visit at PEB Structures at Gondkhairi, Nagpur was also organized on 16 January 2016 for practical exposure to the participants.



Department of Civil Engineering has organized various Guest Lecture for UG/PG students

NS Invited speaker Topic Date
1 Mr. B L Mehta, Director, M/s P L Mehta Construction company, Chandigarh Construction techniques 21 October 2016
2 Mr. Rohit Naik, Business Director, Apple Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. How to Choose Construction Chemical For Advanced Projects 22 October 2016
3 Mrs. Meenal Dehadrai, Aquades Structural Consultants Pvt Ltd. How to Read Structural Drawing 24 October 2016
4 Mr. Manmath Deshpande, Head, Aptitude Development Centre, Nagpur Vedic Mathematics 18-19 January 2017


Department has organized a National Conference on ‘Development in Civil Engg. & Technology for Smart Cities (DCESC 2016)’ on 19th and 20th Feb 2016 in association with Indian Water Works Association.
Release of Conference Proceedings by Honble Chairman Shri Banwarilal Purohit


Department has organized One day workshop on “Blasting Methods for construction and demolition” on 7 Feb. 2015
Mr S B Sarwate, Mr Manoj Raut and Dr Ramulu More. Dr A K Raina and Dr N R Thote at Inaugural function of workshop



Department of Civil Engineering has organized various site visits of UG/PG students

SN Event Date No of Students
1 Site visit to Gorewada Water Treatment Plant (WTP) 7 August 2015 16
2 Site visit to Gorewada Water Treatment Plant (WTP) 5 August 2016 11


Group photo of all students at Gorewada Water Treatment Plant (WTP) on 7 August 2015


Group photo of all students at Gorewada Water Treatment Plant (WTP) on 5 August 2016