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This laboratory introduces students to basic properties of structural materials
and behavior of simple structural elements and systems through a series of experiments.
Students learn experimental technique, data collection, reduction and analysis, and presentation of results. 

Code: CE391 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2

1. Tension test on Structural Materials: Mild Steel and Tor steel (HYSD bars).
2. Compression Test on Structural Materials: Timber, bricks and concrete cubes.
3. Bending Test on Mild Steel.
4. Torsion Test on Mild Steel Circular Bar.
5. Hardness Tests on Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Brinnel and Rockwell Tests.
6. Test on closely coiled helical spring.
7. Impact Test: Izod and Charpy.
8. Demonstration of Fatigue Test.





Drawing is the non-verbal communication for engineers which represents the shape and size of the structures.
In this laboratory various type of detailed drawings are prepared of different structural component of typical multi-storeyed building. 

Code: CE393 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Foundations: Spread foundation for walls and columns; Footing for a RCC column, raft and pile foundations.
2. Doors and Windows: Glazed and paneled doors of standard sizes; Glazed and paneled windows of standard sizes; special windows and ventilators.
3. Stairs: Proportioning and design of a dog-legged, open well RCC stair case for an office / Residential building; Details of reinforcements for RCC stair cases; Plan and elevation of straight run, quarter turn, dog-legged and open well stair cases.
4. Roofs and Trusses: Types of sloping roof, lean-to roofs, RCC roof with details of reinforcements, King post and Queen post trusses.
5. Functional Design of Buildings: To draw the line diagram, plan, elevation and section of the following: Residential Buildings (flat, pitched and combined roofs), Office Buildings (flat roof), School, The designs must show positions of various components including lift well and their sizes.
6. Introduction to drawing by using software package.



Different kinds of tests on soil samples, collected from field, are carried out in this laboratory, which are very much important prior to any construction work to know well the type, texture and strength related properties of soils.

Soil Mechanics Lab. – I
Code: CE493 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2

1. Field identification of different types of soil as per Indian standards [collection of field samples and identifications without laboratory testing], determination of natural moisture content.
2. Determination of specific gravity of i) Cohesionless ii) cohesive soil.
3. Determination of Insitu density by core cutter method & sand replacement method.
4. Grain size distribution of cohessionless soil by sieving & finegrained soil by hydrometer analysis.
5. Determination of Atterberg’s limits (liquid limit, plastic limit & shrinkage limit).
6. Determination of co- efficient of permeability by constant head pemeameter (coarse grained soil) & variable headparameter (fine grained soil).
7. Determination of compaction characteristics of soil.

Soil Mechanics Lab.-II
Code: CE591 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2

1. Determination of compressibility characteristics of soil by Oedometer test (co-efficient of consolidation & compression Index).
2. Determination of unconfined compressive strength of soil.
3. Determination of Shear parameter of soil by Direct shear test.
4. Determination of undrained shear strength of soil by Vane shear test.
5. Determination of shear parameter of soil by Triaxial test (UU).
6. Standard Penetration Test.


This is a field work. All the necessary measurements are taken to prepare a map which shows the natural features of a country, such as towns, villages, roads, railways, rivers and also includes leveling works to determine relative heights of different points on or below the surface of earth for preparing contour maps.

Surveying Practice I

Code: CE392 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2

1. Chain surveying: Preparing index plans, Location sketches, Ranging, Preparation of map, Heights of objects using chain and ranging rods,Getting outline of the structures by enclosing them in triangles/quadrilaterals, Distance between inaccessible points,Obstacles in chain survey.
2. Compass surveying: Measurement of bearings, Preparation of map, Distance between two inaccessible points by chain and compass, Chain and compass traverse.
3. Plane Table survey: Temporary adjustments of plane table and Radiation method, Intersection, Traversing and Resection methods of plane tabling, Three-point problem.
4. Leveling: Temporary adjustment of Dumpy level, Differential leveling, Profile leveling and plotting the profile, Longitudinal and cross sectioning, Gradient of line and setting out grades, Sensitiveness of Bubble tube.
5. Contouring: Direct contouring, Indirect contouring – Block leveling, Indirect contouring – Radial contouring, Demonstration of minor instruments.

Surveying Practice II
Code: CE492 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Traversing by Using Theodolite: Preparation of Gales Table from field data.
2. Traversing by using Total Station.
3. Use of Total Station for leveling and Contouring.
4. Setting out of Simple Curves.



Study of crystals, identification and microscopic study of rocks and minerals, thorough study of geological maps, interpretation of geological structures thickness problems, bore-hole studies are done on this laboratory.

Code: CE594 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Study of crystals with the help of crystal models.
2. Identification of Rocks and Minerals [Hand Specimens].​
3. Microscopic study of Rocks and minerals.
4. Study of Geological maps, interpretation of geological structures Thickness problems, Bore-hole Problems.


Different kinds of tests related to static, kinematic and dynamic aspects of fluids, determination of efficiency of different types of pumps and turbines, measurement of velocity of water flow through open & closed channels are done on this laboratory.

Code: CE491 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Determination of Orifice co-efficient.
2. Calibration of Orifice meter.
3. Calibration of V- Notch.
4. Measurement of velocity of water in an open channel using a pitot tube.
5. Measurement of water surface profile for flow over Broad crested weir.
6. Preparation of discharge rating curve for a sluice.
7. Measurement of water surface profile for a hydraulic jump.
8. Determination of efficiency of a Centrifugal pump.
9. Determination of efficiency of a Reciprocating pump.
10. Determination of efficiency of a Pelton wheel Turbine.
11. Determination of efficiency of a Francis Turbine.
12. Determination of efficiency of a Hydraulic Ram.


Different tests on cement, fine and coarse Aggregates, fresh concrete, hardened concrete which are the basic materials of construction are done in proper and detailed way. Lab is also equipped with Non-Destructive Test equipments. 

Code: CE592 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Tests on cement – specific gravity, fineness, soundness, normal consistency, setting time, compressive strength oncement mortar cubes.
2. Tests on fine aggregate – specific gravity, bulking, sieve analysis, fineness modules, moisture content, bulk density and deleterious materials.
3. Tests on coarse aggregate - specific gravity, sieve analysis, fineness modulus, bulk density.
4. Tests on Fresh Concrete: Workability: Slump, Vee-Bee, Compaction factor tests.
5. Hardened Concrete: Compressive strength on Cubes, Split tensile strength, Static modulus of elasticity, Flexure tests , Non-destructive testing (Rebound hammer & Ultrasonic pulse velocity)
6. Mix Design of Concrete.


 This laboraties is used for testing materials related to Highway, Railway etc. In our highway laboratory, the properties of constituents of afforestated jobs, such as Fine aggregate (Sand), Coarse aggregate (stone chips) and Bitumen are tested as per IS & IRC specified standard procedure.

 Code: CE691 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Tests on highway materials – Aggregates- Impact value, Los-Angeles Abrasion value, water absorption, Elongation &Flakiness Index.
2. Bitumen & bituminous materials: Specific gravity, penetration value, softening point, loss on heating, Flash & Fire point test.
3. Stripping value test
4. Design of B.C. & S.D.B.C. Mix.
5. CBR Test.
6. Marshal Stability Test.
7. Benkelman beam Test.


One of the main constituent of the Environment is “Water”. Various tests are performed in our Environmental Engineering Laboratory regarding the physical and chemical characteristics of Potable Water and Waste Water such as Turbidity, pH, Chlorides, Alkalinity, Hardness, DO, BOD, Residual Chlorine etc.

CODE: CE-791 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Determination of turbidity for a given sample of water.
2. Determination of color for a given sample of water.
3. Determination of solids in a given sample of water: Total Solids,
Suspended Solids and Dissolved Solids.
4. Determination of pH for a given sample of water.
5. Determination of concentration of Chlorides in a given sample of water.
6. Determination of carbonate, bi-carbonate and hydroxide alkalinity for agiven sample of water.
7. Determination of hardness for a given sample of water.
8. Determination of concentration of Fluorides in a given sample of water.
9. Determination of concentration of Iron in a given sample of water.
10. Determination of the Optimum Alum Dose for a given sample of waterthrough Jar Test.
11. Determination of the Residual Chlorine in a given sample of water.
12. Determination of the Chlorine Demand for a given sample of water.
13. Determination of the Available Chlorine Percentage in a given sample ofbleaching powder.
14. Determination of amount of Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in a given sample ofwater.
15. Determination of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) for a givensample of wastewater.
16. Determination of the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) for a givensample of wastewater.
17. Determination of bacteriological quality of water: presumptive test,confirmative test and Determination of MPN.


The CAD Laboratory is a central facility of the institute where all students can work with the sophisticated 2-D & 3-D design and analysis software such as Auto-CAD, STAAD-Pro etc. They can learn to use the latest software and built their career.

 Code: CE693 Contact – 3 P Credits – 2
1. Introduction and important features of a software dealing with analysis and design of structures.
2. Analysis and design of a multi-storeyed building using software, Preparation of detailed drawings of different structural elements including ductility detailing.
3. RCC Slab, beam, column and footing design.

Important contacts
Ms. Bitasta Ghosh, Asst. Professor & Teacher-In-Charge (CE)
Mr. Abishkar Sarkar, Asst. Professor (CE)
Recent News & Events
Faculties attended Two Week ISTE STTP on “Introduction to Structural Engineering” conducted by IIT, Kharagpur from 04.01.2016 to 09.01.2016