Civil Engineering

Prof. Rakesh Roshan Dash (HOD Civil Engineering)

Professor & Head

+91-663-2430591, Cell: 8280122184

Qualification : Ph.D. (IIT Roorkee), M. Tech. (IIT Delhi), B.E. (Utkal Univ.)
Specialization : Environmental Science and Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering has been in existence since 1956 with the inception of VSSUT, BURLA and is producing high quality technical manpower needed by industry, R&D organizations, and academic institutions. The departmental activities embrace Planning, Design, Construction and Management. The syllabi of the department have been tremendously augmented with many advanced courses. The Department offers B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering and M.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering with five specializations, i.e., Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering., and Environmental Engineering. Besides this, the department also offers 5 years Dual Degree B.Tech in Civil Engineering and M.Tech in Structural Engineering and Ph. D degree. The B.Tech programme of this Department has been accredited under Tier-I program by National Board of Accreditation (NBA-Washington Accord) in 2016 for five years (2016-2020), which is a rare distinction. With this accreditation, the Department of Civil Engineering of VSSUT Burla has become an elite member in the club of only twenty reputed Institutions across the country which includes National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Presently the department has student strength of about 830 out of which about 300 students are perusing their Masters and PhD degrees. The faculty members of the department are well qualified having their highest degrees from reputed international and national institute like IITs and NITs. Moreover, seventeen out of existing 29 faculty members are with PhD qualification.


To emerge as an internationally acclaimed Civil Engineering Department for imparting futuristic technical education and creation of vibrant research enterprise to create quality civil engineering and researchers, truly world class leaders and unleash technological innovations to serve the global society and improve the quality of life.


The Department of Civil Engineering, VSSUT, Burla strives to create values and ethics in its products by inculcating depth and intensity in its education standards and need based research throughout

  • Participative learning in a cross­cultural environment that promotes the learning beyond the class room.
  • Collaborative partnership with industries and academia within and outside the country in learning and research.
  • Encouraging innovative research and consultancy through the active participation and involvement of all faculty members.
  • Facilitating technology transfer, innovation and economic development to flow as natural results of research where ever appropriate.
  • Expanding curricula to cater broader perspectives.
  • Creation of service opportunities for upliftment of the society at large.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO 1: To lead a successful career in industries or pursue higher studies or entrepreneurial endeavours.
PEO II: To offer techno¬commercially feasible and socially acceptable solutions to real life engineering problems
PEOIII: To demonstrate effective communication skill, professional attitude and a desire to learn

Programme Outcomes (POs)
  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve complex problems in civil engineering
  2. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex civil engineering problems using first principle of mathematics, basic science & engineering
  3. Ability to design, implement & evaluate civil engineering projects to meet societal and environmental needs.
  4. Ability to design and conduct complex civil engineering experiments as well as to analyze and interpret the experimental data.
  5. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for relevant engineering practices.
  6. Ability to assess impact of contemporary social issues on professional practice.
  7. Ability to recognize the sustainability and environmental impact of the engineering solutions.
  8. Ability to follow prescribed norms, responsibilities and ethics in engineering practices.
  9. Ability to work effectively as an individual and in a team.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and pictorial means with engineering community and the society at large.
  11. Ability to recognize the need for and to engage in life­long learning.
  12. Ability to understand and apply engineering and management principles in executing project.