As the technological revolution continues, the world's population increases, and environmental concerns mount, Civil Engineering skills are needed throughout the world.Whatever area one chooses, i.e. design, construction, research, planning, teaching or management, Civil Engineering offers a wide range of career choices. Keeping this in view, a Course in Civil Engineering was started by VNEC,Shorapur with the sanction and approval of AICTE, New Delhi and VTU, Belgaum in the academic year 2010 with an intake of 60 students The Department also has taken an initiative to build R & D Centre. The Department has well-qualified and experienced faculty members. The Material Testing Lab, Surveying Lab, Civil CAD Lab, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machinery Lab, Engineering Geology Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Concrete and Highways Engineering Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab and Structural Engineering Lab are well equipped with state-of-art instruments and equipments. Technical talks/lectures from experts drawn from industry and academia are organized under the auspices of Civil Engineering Forum for the benefit of students. Technical visits are also arranged periodically for the benefit of students. The students are encouraged to participate technical competitions, quiz and paper presentations, workshops, seminars and conferences etc. The Department has started of post-graduate course in Structural engineering. The other objectives are to make the Department an effective R & D Centre as well as Centre for Industrial Consultancy services
"One of the main objectives of the Department is to produce qualified, competent and employable civil engineering graduates to cater to the needs of industry and society by imparting requisite knowledge and training in different areas of civil engineering and emerging technologies. Add-on courses are also offered to the students to bridge the gap between the curriculum and the industry needs. The add-on courses include among others training in the state-of-art civil engineering software, latest technical practices etc."
"The Department of Civil Engineering strives to prepare students for professional career and higher studies by providing conductive teaching."