Laboratories – Civil Engineering

  1.  Elements of Civil Engineering:

The laboratory is designed to give exposure in practical works carried out in five different areas of civil engineering viz. Surveying and Leveling, Building Materials and Construction, Building Planning & Design, Transportation Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. Students are given a field practice to execute various survey work for primary residential buildings etc. The laboratory is equipped with following major equipments.

  • Various types of Measuring chains and tapes
  • Line ranger and cross staff
  • Compass
  • Dumpy Level
  • Theodolite
  • Amslar polar Plani-meter
  • Models of Building, Society layout, dams, canals, Highway cross section, Bricks, foundations etc.

  1. Building Construction Lab

Models of building components and typical civil engineering structures are available in this laboratory for thorough understanding of the subject. More than 35 wooden and steel models and charts are obtained for the laboratory; some of them are listed below.

  • Models of ledged and braced doors, half paneled and half glazed doors, flush door
  • Models of different types of roofs,
  • Models of different type of floorings,
  • Models of different types of scaffolding
  • Models of different types of staircases
  • Models of road culvert with single arch and box types, railway culvert, clover leaf junction, cross section of national highway, subsurface drainage, foundation, pneumatic caisson etc.

  1. CADD Lab:

 The lab is equipped with 20 computers connected in Lane with internet connections. Student version of AutoCAD as well as some free civil engineering softwares available through open source.


  1. Material Testing Lab

 The laboratory is equipped to perform experiments for various types of forces and force systems, verifying fundamental laws of Mechanics and testing of engineering materials e.g. mild steel, cast iron, brass, timber etc . The laboratory is equipped with following major equipments.

  • Universal force table
  • Various lifting machines
  • Jib crane
  • Roof truss
  • Screw jack
  • Friction slide apparatus.
  • Compression Testing Machine
  • Hardness Testing Machine
  • Pendulum (Izod)Testing Machine,
  • Universal Testing Machine
  • Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Mechanical Extensometer with Dial Gauge.

  1. Transportation Engineering Lab

 The lab consists of various models of road cross sections and types of crossing commonly found along with some actual cross sections of roads.


  1. Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering Lab

 Engineering models of different typical hydraulic structures are provided in this laboratory for thorough understanding of the subject. More than 25 wooden models are displayed in this laboratory.

  • Canal Regulator (Models)
  • Canal Drop
  • Saddle syphon spillway
  • Aqueduct
  • Syphon Aqueduct
  • Level crossing
  • Supper passage
  • Supressed weir
  • Fish ladder
  • Canal Intake
  • Hydraulic jump
  • Spilway gate
  • Tank weir
  • Tank sluice with lower head
  • Different types of dams
  • Sluice gate
  • Gibbs model, Slit ejector, River head works 

  1. Project and DE Lab

 The lab consist of working and non working prepared by final year projects as well as models prepared by students during various technical activities in the campus. The lab consists of various small instruments which are not available in the regular civil labs. These can be used by students for their projects.


  1. Environmental Engineering Lab

 Environmental engineering laboratory is equipped with all the latest instruments of reputed brands to perform various experiments and tests on water, wastewater and air samples. The laboratory is ready to accept consultancy assignments and environmental audit challenges. Major instruments existing in the laboratory are as follows. 

  • Turbidity Meter
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • COD Digester
  • Water bath
  • High speed mixer
  • pH meter
  • Electronic Autoclave
  • Jar test apparatus
  • Digital muffle furnace
  • Hot air oven
  • BOD incubator
  • Electronic weighing balance (0.01 mg accuracy)
  • High Volume Sampler
  • Multi Parameter Meter for pH
  • Conductivity and DO

  1. Highway Engineering Lab

 Highway Engineering laboratory is designed to carry out qualitative and quantitative tests for raw materials like Aggregate, Sand, Bitumen etc. The laboratory is designed with a vision of testing requirements of industry and different research areas of highway engineering. Major instruments existing in the laboratory are as under.

  • Thickness gauge
  • Length gauge
  • Ductility test apparatus
  • Crushing value apparatus
  • Sieve Sets
  • Standard tar viscometer
  • Oven
  • Ring and ball apparatus
  • Pycnometer
  • Los Angeles Abrasion testing machine
  • Aggregate impact test apparatus
  • Modified Marshall apparatus
  • Bitumen flash and fire point test apparatus and Asphalt mixer.

  1. Hydraulics Laboratory

 Hydraulics laboratory is well established to perform laboratory experiments of basic and advanced fluid mechanics. Set ups for following experiments are available in the laboratory. 

  • Open Channel Flow Setup
  • Tilting Flume, Supersonic Wind Tunnel
  • Pelton Wheel Test Rig
  • Combine Rig for Free Forced Vortex
  • Orifice Mouthpiece
  • Reynold’s Apparatus
  • Combine Rig for Pipe Friction
  • Fitting
  • Venturimeter
  • Orificemeter
  • Rotameter Apparatus
  • Pressure Measurement Devices
  • Combine Rig for Bernoulli’s Theorem
  • Metacentric Height Apparatus
  • Notch Apparatus &Pitot Static Tube Apparatus
  • Electrical Analogy Setup

  1. Concrete Technology

 Concrete technology laboratory is designed to carry out qualitative and quantitative tests for raw materials, fresh and hardened concrete. The laboratory is designed with a vision of testing requirements of industry and different research areas of concrete design. Major instruments existing in the laboratory are as follows.

  • Aggregate Crushing Value Apparatus
  • Compaction Factor Apparatus
  • Density BaskersVee-Bee Consistometer
  • High Pressure Autoclave for Soundness test
  • Cast Iron Moulds for Cube
  • Cylindrical and beam moulding
  • Vibrating Machine and Vibrating table
  • Concrete Mixer
  • U – Box, L – Box and V – Box Apparatus
  • Flow Table for SCC.
  • Electronic balances (capacity 10 kg and 100 kg)
  • Motorized Sieve Shaker
  • Heat of Hydration
  • Flexure Testing Machine
  • Compression testing Machine

  1. Soil Mechanics Lab

 The laboratory is equipped to perform experiments as well as to carry our field testing works in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. The key instruments available with the laboratory are Swell Pressure test apparatus.

  • Laboratory CBR apparatus
  • Unconfined compressive strength apparatus
  • Consolidation apparatus (3 Gang)
  • Universal Triaxial test set up with Electronic Measuring Outfit
  • Standard penetration test set
  • Sand density cone, Relative Density Apparatus
  • Hydrualic and Manual Sample extruder
  • Constant temperature bath
  • Motorized Sieve shaker
  • Direct Shear apparatus motorized

  1. Structural Engineering Lab

Structural Engineering laboratory is equipped with a universal test frame which is having experiment set up for the following equipments.

  • Simple pendulum
  • Compound pendulum
  • Biflair&Triflair suspension,
  • Single rotor transitional vibrations,
  • Two rotor transitional vibrations,
  • Damped torsional vibrations,
  • Natural vibration spring mass system
  • Forced damped vibrations

  1. Surveying Engineering Lab

 The surveying laboratory is planned apart of the fundamental survey laboratory to carry our survey projects and also to take up the field survey consultancy works. It is equipped with following latest equipments.

  • Electronic Digital Planimeter
  • Transit Vernier Theodolite 20″ accuracy with stand
  • Leveling staffs and Ranging rods
  • Fiber glass tape
  • Theodolite with compensator and stand
  • Electronic distance measurement device
  • Total Station (Ele.) Pentax – 874922
  • Plane Table With all Accessories.