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Ph.D. Research Projects For Civil Engineering:

  • Risk Based Building Information Modelling for Mass Rapid Transit System Projects
  • Development of Multivariate Tools for Quality Monitoring of Ready Mixed Concrete
  • Integrated BIM and Cloud Model for Smart City Projects
  • Development of Integrated BIM and IPD Model for Infrastructure Transportation Projects
  • Utilization of plastic waste and monitoring the quality pavements in collaboration with Road and Building Department, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Strength Forecasting of Ready Mixed Concrete through Time Series Analysis
  • Critical Chain Project Management for Infrastructure Transportation Projects
  • Building Information Modelling for Infrastructure Projects
  • Building Information Modelling for Commercial Projects of Ahmedabad
  • Development of Integrated Project Delivery Model for infrastructure Projects
  • Development of Lean Management Model for Highway Projects
  • Social Cost Benefit Analysis for Transportation Projects
  • Life Cycle Costing Analysis for Bridge Projects
  • Clean Development Mechanism for Metro Rail Projects
  • Dispatching Schedule Sequencing for Commercial Ready Mixed Concrete Batching Plants
  • Cloud Computing Model for Smart City Projects
  • Critical Success Factors for Development of Smart City Projects
  • Development of Project Risk Management Model for Sustainable Smart City Project
  • Utilization of plastic waste in the pavements- in collaboration with Road and Building Department, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Evaluation of Seismic Risk – In Collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Evaluation of Seismic Hazards for the future Smart cities - In Collaboration with Institute of Seismological Research, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Liquefaction Hazard Assessment - In Collaboration with M/s. KCT Consultancy Services
  • Geotechnical Characterization for Gujarat Using Geographical Information System - In Collaboration with M/s. KCT Consultancy Services, Ahmedabad



Upcoming lectures and seminars by visiting delegates

Seminars by Students school of technology





About Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is considered to be the most versatile branch among all the engineering branches. The department of Civil Engineering since its formation is committed to research and development in civil engineering. The vision of the department is to give an exposure to budding technocrats to various challenges in the profession.

The department offers courses at undergraduate level, graduate level and Ph.D doctorate level. The main areas of research include Project Management, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Hydrology, GIS and GPS systems, Environmental Engineering, Concrete Technology and Transportation Engineering. The department also handles consultancy works and projects in the above mentioned areas.



  • To produce competent professionals and technocrats to face the present day challenges of construction industry
  • To produce techno-managers with skilled leadership ability for imparting leadership in complex mega infrastructure projects
  • To impart world class education and promote world class research




Department of Civil Engineering started its journey on 2010 with an inaugural batch of 60 students admitted for B. Tech course in Civil Engineering. The department presently houses about 500 students pursuing their Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral Degrees. The department is equipped with state of art laboratories for carrying out world class research.


Head of Department

Dr. Debasis Sarkar
Ph.D., M.Tech.

Dr. Debasis Sarkar has graduated in Civil Engineering from Bangalore University, India in 1996, M. Tech in Building Science and Construction Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2001 and Ph.D in Civil Engineering from D. D. University, Gujarat in 2009, under the guidance of Professor Goutam Dutta, Productions & Quantitative Methods Area, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He is presently employed as Associate Professor & Head with Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU. Formerly he was Associate Professor with Dept. of Construction and Project Management, Faculty of Technology, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. He has about seven years of industrial experience and about twelve years of academic experience. 9= Prior to joining academics, he was employed for about two and half years as Senior Engineer and Site in Charge with International Metro Civil Contractors (IMCC JV), Delhi Metro. His expertise lies in construction of underground corridor for metro rail operations. He has received Gold Medal from IMCC JV for outstanding performance year 2002.

His areas of research interest include Project Management, Project Risk Management, Underground Corridor Construction for Metro rail operations, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Statistical Quality Control, Ready Mixed Concrete, Value Engineering and Advanced Construction Technology. He has published about twenty seven international and national research papers in referred journals. He has presented about eight papers in international and national conferences, which were also published in the conference proceedings. His international exposure includes presenting at international conferences held in Athens, Singapore and Bangkok. He has guided over 22 students for their M. Tech thesis work, out of which three students have been awarded Gold Medal for best thesis work. Presently he is guiding three Ph.D students and co-guiding two students registered with PDPU.  He is also involved in active consultancy work in the above areas.


International Relations

The university has collaboration with universities of International repute such as University of Tusla, University of Oklahoma, University of Houston, Ontario (Canada), American Jewish Committee, Texas A & M University (USA), Georgia Tech University, University of Sasksatchewan (Canada), University of Regina (Canada), Georgia Tech Research Corporation.


Industrial Relation

Department of civil engineering has excellent relations with construction and infrastructure industries. Our department believes in industry-academia relations which would provide mutual benefit to our students and also to industry. Guest lectures and workshops by industry experts are organized very frequently. Our students have under gone intensive summer training and have continuous interactions with very reputed organizations like IL&FS, ITNL, L&T (ECC), Lea Associates, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Metro Express-link Gandhinagar Ahmedabad (MEGA), GIFT city, VMS Consultants, Adani PMC, Mundra Port SEZ, JMC Projects India Limited, ITD Cementation Limited, IRB, Bakeri Group, Sintex Industries Limited, SAI Consultant.  


Contact Us

Department of Civil Engineering,
School of Technology,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Raisen, Gandhinagar-392007
Phone No.: (+91-79) 23275406.


Flow Chart for Course

Flow Chart for UG Course

B.Tech Civil Engineering UG Course »


Flow Chart for PG Course

M.Tech Civil Engineering PG Course »

Projects / Seminar

M. Tech (Infrastructure Engineering and Management)

  • A Study for Feasibility of Energy Foundations in Tropical Climate
  • GIS Based water Utility Management System : A Study of Clear Water Trunk Main From Bhaijipura Treatment Plant To Various WDS in GUDA Area
  • Application of Lean Construction In Infrastructure Projects
  • Development of a Framework for Green Highway Rating System
  • A Study of Properties of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Based Geopolymer Concrete
  • Integrated Building Information Modelling & Cloud Computing for Real Estate Projects
  • Clean Development Mechanism for Cement Industry
  • GIS Based Project Management Information System and QFD Model for Quality Monitoring Of RMC
  • Estimation of Earthquake Hazards Through Intensity
  • Development of PPP Model for Road Infrastructure with a Special Note To Risk Assessment Using FUZZY AHP
  • Development of Personalised Rapid Transit System (PRTS) Model for Ahmedabad City
  • Development of Contractual Framework for Real Estate Projects Using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Quality Function Development (QFD)- Analytic Network Process (ANP) Model for Selection of Urban Mass Rapid Transit System
  • Pedestrians’ Characteristics and Flow Analysis – in Indian Context
  • Clean Development Mechanism for BRTS Project

B. Tech

  • Low Cost Housing: A study of Affordable Housing Technologies and Policy Framework
  • Analysis and Design of Transmission Tower Foundation: A comparative Study
  • Ground Improvement with Combined PVD-Vacuum-Preloading System
  • Polymer modified Structural Light Weight Aggregate Concrete
  • Study of Strength Aspect of Municipal Solid Waste
  • Improving Engineering Properties of Soils Having Different Permeability Using Chemical Grouts
  • Self-Healing of Micro Cracks in ECC under a Natural Environment with Different Amount of Fibers
  • Study the Potential use of Fly Ash for Light Weight Aggregate Production
  • Planning and Resources Allocation for Multi-tasking Construction Project with MS-Project
  • Mechanical Properties of Concrete Incorporating Used Foundry Sand
  • Reduction of Cement content using Industrial Waste
  • Implementing Building Information Modelling as a Construction Methodology
  • Application of GIS in Construction Planning and Management
  • Integrated Infrastructure Development (IID) of Sabarmati Ward of Ahmedabad
  • One-dimensional numerical modeling for flood forecasting of Tapi River using HEC-RAS software
  • Strut & tie Modeling of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Deep Beams
  • Conservation of Heritage Structure (Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara)
  • Wind Induced Fatigue on Steel Structure
  • Trip Generation and Mode Choice Modeling To Assess Public Transport Policies: A Zonal Case Study of Ahmedabad


• Workshop on “Smart Cities and its prospects in Indian Context” Feb 2015

• Workshop on
“Construction Contracts Management” March 2015

• National Seminar on “Geotechnical Applications in Infrastructure Industry” April 2015






Research Focus

Department of civil engineering aims at developing world class research in the field of Project Management specially in the latest area like integrated project delivery, critical chain project management, building information modeling, cloud computing, lean management. The other thrust area’s include advance construction technology including technology for underground and over head corridor construction for metro rail operations, Green building materials and technology, emerging area’s in Geotechnical engineering and Concrete technology.

Research Projects

Assessment and Characterization of Alternative Materials for Light Weight
Concrete by Dr. Trudeep Dave
Funding agency: IQAC cell – PDPU
Total grant received: Rs. 50000

Seismic Hazard Analysis of Ahmedabad Region By Dr. Tejas Thaker
Funding agency: IQAC cell – PDPU
Total grant received: Rs. 50000


Geotechnical and Geo environmental study of landfill soil by Dr. Manas Bhoi
Funding agency: VW & EM Co. Ltd., Vapi
Total grant received: In process, Amount not yet finalized

Development of a GIS based Project Management Information System for Complex infrastructure Projects by Dr. D Sarkar
Funding agency:
Total grant received:In process, Amount not yet finalized

Clean Development Mechanism Model for Infrastructure Projects, 2015-2017, Gujarat, Council of Science & Technology by Dr. D Sarkar and Dr. S.K. Dash
Funding agency:
Total grant received:In process, Amount not yet finalized

Selection of Appropriate Housing technologies and Policy framework for Affordable and EWS Housing by Dr. D Sarkar
Funding agency: Sintex Industries Limited
Total grant received: In process, Amount not yet finalized

Interdisciplinary Research

Department of civil engineering is carrying out interdisciplinary research with school of petroleum management and operation management. Interdisciplinary research is also carried out with department of chemical engineering in the field of clean development mechanism and carbon sequestration. We are also carrying out collaborative research with Institute of Seismology Research [ISR] and Kalpsar department, Government of Gujarat. Collaborative research proposals are being prepared to be submitted to Sintex Industries Limited in the areas of affordable housing technology and Gujarat Council of Science and Technology in the area of clean development technology.







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Chapters / Society Activities

ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers, Student Chapter, PDPU): This chapter was formed by students of Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, PDPU to provide a platform for students to experiment their innovative ideas in terms of Civil Engineering concepts, designs, materials and construction technology. The platform also provides students ample opportunities to interact with the students of other organizations. The chapter organizes workshops, conferences, seminars, technical quiz, model making compition and other similar events.



Date Event
September 2013 Introductory Session
September 2013 Brahma 2 ( Quiz)
September 2013 An overview of GIFT City by Mr Ganesh Babu and Mr. Saumil Shah, IL&FS
October 2013 Trendy Week
January 2014 Civil Engineering Scavenger Hunt
January 2014 Hands on Excel
January 2014 I.C.E regional Meeting
January 2014 Bridge Making Workshop
January 2014 Workshop on Arc GIS by ISRI
February 2014 Workshop on Prima vera
February 2014 Paper Poster presentation
March 2014 Badlaav
March 2014 Brick Game
March 2014 Hydraulic crane event
March 2014 Visit to Construction Site
April 2014 Geotechnical Challenge in Construction of underground tank at hazira, surat by Dr. Jay Shukla ( Larsen and Tubro)
April 2014 Seepage analysis in Hydraulic structure by Dr N.M Trivedi (SVIT Vasad).
September 2014 Workshop on application of GIS in civil engineering
September 2014 Workshop on Application of critical chain project management for infrastructure project


Campus Recruitment

E I Technologies GACL GIFT City Green Env. Co-op. Society Ltd. IBM
IL&FS Infosys ITD Cementation JMC Projects Moser baer
NKG Infra Quanta Process Reliance Industries Ltd. Sheth Construction Tata Chemical Ltd.
Tata power        




• To expose students to various operations of oil and gas industry for enhancing their understanding about application of science and engineering principles studied in first two years of B. Tech programme.
• To develop students’ understating about oil and gas industry operations to facilitate their academic and research learning for the 3rd and 4th year B. Tech programme.
• To create border understanding of oil and gas value chain.
• To expose students to upstream, midstream and downstream operations of oil and gas sector.