mangalore engineering college

Department of Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department at the PACE is one of the top, second to none in the whole of Mangalore region in terms of faculty and facilities. We are proud to have students from India and abroad (NRI). In view of the requirement of large number of Civil Engineers due to huge investment by Government of India in infrastructure development, the Department of Civil Engineering was started from the academic year 2010. The department has been imparting quality education to meet the technological advancement and industrial requirements.

Our motto at the Civil Engineering Department is to: "Bridge the gap between academia and industry". The Civil Engineering Department provides state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure facilities to achieve this motto by providing our expertise in teaching and learning to our students in order to shape their character as professional, future efficient and effective civil and construction engineers. The department is having six different laboratories equipped with advanced and sophisticated equipments like Total Station, Universal Testing Machine, compression testing machine, triaxial and consolidation testing units. Computer lab is having licensed softwares like ETABS STAADPRO, AUTOCAD etc. which the students can use for analysis, design & drawing of structures. Civil Engineering Association has been established so that the students can take part in these association activities and enrich their technical knowledge and also improve their confidence level through addressing, gathering, group discussions. It has infrastructural facilities for carrying out various tests on all building materials, Soil and Water samples. As a part of consultancy the department offers services like topographical survey including contouring, analysis and design of concrete and steel structures, Water sample analysis, quality assurance inspection and building materials testing for many private, state and central government organization.

Each staff member in our department puts forward a strong commitment to achieve the highest standards of teaching to our students and makes a limitless contribution towards their development and success as future engineers. Our growth as a department is unlimited and can be maximized by working together as a cohesive unit to all our staff members and administrative staff.

Message from HOD

Dr. Palakshappa K

Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering

At the civil engineering department in PACE, we all envision our graduates to be self-reliant civil engineers who will have all cognitive, practical and transferable skills that allow him/her to express his/her ideas clearly and continuously update his/her knowledge to cope with the fast pace of emerging new breed of structures. Each of my colleagues puts forward a strong commitment to achieve the highest standards of teaching to our students and makes a limitless contribution towards their development and success as future engineers.

Our Department imparts strong theoretical foundations to graduates combined with practical experience in various areas by its dedicated faculty with adequate infrastructure. Our department is aware about the major challenges lying ahead in the endless endeavour for growth and expansion. The objective of Civil Engineering Department is to produce Competent, disciplined quality Engineers and administrators through education par excellence, to establish the department as the center of excellence in civil engineering education shaping the youth into prosperous civil Engineers. We aim to make the department, the highest seat of learning, preparing men women with a strong conceptual foundation coupled with practical insight to meet the global business changes. We will provide an educational environment where students can reach their full potential in civil engineering discipline and to produce exemplary professional civil engineers of high ethics.

Finally, as academic mentors we promise to give our full thrust to ensure and guarantee the success of our students not only in their college life but also will make sure that the training imparted to them will help them in their careers to be the real ambassadors of the civil engineering and construction engineering discipline locally and internationally.


Dr.Palakshappa K

Designation Professor,HOD

Qualification : Ph.d

Interested Area : Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering

Dr. Ugyen Gyurme

Designation Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Interested Area : Geo Hydrology

Mr. Yathish H

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : B.E, M.Tech(Ph.d)

Interested Area : Water Resources Engineering AndManagement

Mr. Praveen Suvarna

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : B.E,AMIE,ACCE, M.Tech,PE

Interested Area : Structural Engineering

Mr.Rajath Hegde

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Tech

Interested Area : Constrction Engineering & Management

Ms. Namitha Mohan

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : B.E, M. Tech

Interested Area : Structural Engg


Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : B.E, M.Tech

Interested Area : Enviromental Engineering

Mr.Jasim P P

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Tech

Interested Area : Constrction Technology


Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Tech

Interested Area : Environmental Engineering

Mr.Ravikiran N

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Tech

Interested Area : Construction Technology

Mr.Chethan K

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Sc ,M.Tech

Interested Area : Geotechnical Engineering

Mr.Shrikant Moger

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Tech

Interested Area : Computer Aided Design & Structures

Ms.Athira R Prasad

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.Tech

Interested Area : Construction Technology & Management

Mr. Badruddin P M

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : BE, M.Tech

Interested Area : Structural, Transportation

Mr. Vivek N Mayya

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : BE, M.Tech

Interested Area : Construction Technology

Mr. Arun Kumar H S

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : BE, M.Tech

Interested Area : Marine Structures


Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : BE, M.Tech

Interested Area : Construction Technology

Mr. Sanketh Rai S

Designation Assistant Professor

Qualification : BE, M.Tech

Interested Area : Structural Engineering

Course Details

P.A. College of Engineering is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and recognised by Government of Karnataka.

P.A. College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in the following courses.

Branch Intake of Students Course Duration
Civil Engineering 120 4 years

Note: Lateral Entry Eligibility

Candidates shall have passed a three year Diploma in Engineering with minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST) in the final year.

Seat Allotment

The allotment and distribution of the seats are as follows

  • Common Entrance Test (CET) by Government of Karnataka - 40% Seats
  • Management Quota – 60% Seats

CET admissions procedure

CET is conducted every year by the government of Karnataka through the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Only Karnataka students can appear for this entrance exam.

The seat allocation depends on the rank and choice of the student. The fee structure is decided by the Govt. of Karnataka every year.

Please refer to the KEA website for more details.

Management quota admissions procedure

Candidates interested to join under management/ NRI quota has to collect the Brochure and application forms from the Admissions Office and submit the duly filled in forms along with the documents required and photographs. After the document verification, they have to attend the counselling session. Admission slip/ Payment receipts need to be retained for future reference.

Students may also download the application forms and brochure online. Please contact Admissions Officer for more details.


The candidate shall have passed the Second year Pre-University of XII std or equivalent examinations with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Electronics and shall have secured not less than 45% of the aggregate marks in optional subjects with English as one of the languages of the study. 40% marks in case of Karnataka candidates who belong to SC, ST and OBC.

Educational Loan Assistance

We support the students with all the necessary documents required to avail educational loan facility from the banks of their choice.


Scholarship is available for meritorious students. Scholarship amount depends on the marks scored in core subjects in PUC/Plus Two exams. Please contact Admissions Officer for more details.

Documents required

The following documents need to be produced at the time of admission

  • SSLC marks card – Original and 2 copies
  • PUC/ Plus Two marks card – Original and 2 copies
  • Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended.
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended.
  • Migration Certificate for Non Karnataka students.
  • Passport Size photographs – 5 numbers.

Admission Officer

Mobile:+91 9980022000
Landline: 0824 2284704

  1. Third party inspection team member and Nodal officer for works carried out by Udupi Nirmithi Kendra, Udupi Municipal Corporation, Karnataka Rural Infrastructure development ltd. Udupi subdivision and Branch subdivision, PWD Udupi, Panchayath Raj Engineering subdivision Udupi, under Udupi Taluk.
  2. Third party inspection team member for Mangalore urban development Authority
  3. CALAMITY RELIEF and MP FUND WORKS, third party inspection team member for Mangalore City Corporation and PWD, Mangalore circle
  4. Third party inspection team member for MPLADS, KLLADS CALAMITY FUND WORKS, water supply division works of Mangalore and Bantwal subdivision of Panchayath Raj engineering division.
  5. Third party consultant and inspection team member for all works undertaken by D.K.Nirmithi Kendra.
  6. Third party inspection team member for MPLADS, KLLADS, CALAMITY, CM FUND WORKS IN ULB’S OF
    • Mulky Town Municipality
    • Ullal Town Municipality
    • Bantwal Town Municipality
    • Aso SFC, TFC and Municipality Fund Works
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UgyenGyurmeand Puranik, SC, “Optimum depth of drilling for groundwater around Tibetan camp near Mundgod, Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka”. Jour. App. Hydrol. Vol.15, No.4, pp. 38-41, 2002.
Dishadvi D D, Sadashiva Murthy B M, “Water Utilization and Conservation Practices”, International Journal of New Technologies in Science and Engineering, ISSN: 2349-0780, vol.2, no 1, and 2015.
H. Vijay, T. N Shridhara and S.O Ojoawo, “Effects of the Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Treated Wastewater Effluents on Their Reuse in Plain Concrete Works”, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, ISSN: 2141-7016, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 74-82, 2014.
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NilavKarna, Yathish, Pruthviraj U, “Scour Protection Devices for bridge piers” Proceedings National Conference on Sustainable water Resource Management (SWARM), NITK Suratkal, Karnataka, India, Jan2009.
UgyenGyurme, K.R. Olerkar and S.C. Puranik “Agricultural Suitability of Groundwater Samples around Tibetan Settlement, KushalnagarTaluka, Mysore District, Karnataka”. Natl. sem. Agriculture development and Rural Drinking Water,Bhopal, India, 4-5 April 2007.
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Themes Ongoing Projects
Civil Low cost housing technology
Sustainable water resources utilization
Internal curing of concrete
Waste Management

Department Library

Civil Department have a well occupied and well maintained Library, where in reference books are accessed and utilized by students as well as faculties for information on various subjects.


The Department has excellent laboratory infrastructural facilities and the Students are trained in the following laboratories to enhance their practical skills.


Applied engineering geology lab have 39 mineral samples, 26 rock samples, 2 sets of hardness scale and 10 models.


Geotechnical engineering lab in the department have 4 and 2 number of equipments for conduction of core cutter, liquid limit, shrinkage limit and plastic limit test’s and 1 each of permeability test, Triaxial test, consolidation test, Laboratory vane shear test, proctor test, unconfined compression and Direct shear test apparatus. One each of Electronic weighing machine, Sample Extruder, Rapid Moisture Meter, Auger and Hot Air oven is also available.

H. H. M. LAB

H.H.M lab is occupied with One each of Francis turbine, Peltan turbine, Venturimeter, V-notch, Rectangular notch, Trapezoidal notch, Single Stage centrifugal pump, Friction of flow in a pipe with s. s. tank and Hydraulic Coeficient of a vertical orifice with S.S. Tank apparatus. This Lab is intended to make the students aware of the all the aspects which comes under the fluid flow.


Civil department have well equipped Environmental engineering lab where in 24 number of Burettes, 5 number of Hot plates and 2 number of Imnaffo cones with stand is available. Lab is also occupied with one number each of Muffle Furnace, Electronic weighing Balance, Conductivity Meter with Cell, PH meter with electrode, Nepholometer Digital, Spectra meter, Autoclave 12 x 12”, Hot air oven, Incubator 18 x 18”, Flame Photometer, Water bath, Water Distillation Unit, Aerator, PH Pen and Jar Test.


C A D lab is equipped with a full set of 4 Projectors, 3 Printers, 1 Scanner, 30 Desktop with C.P.U which caters to the need of students.


Concrete and highway material testing lab imparts basic knowledge to students on concrete technology and highway construction materials. The major equipments include 2 Slump Cones with tamping Rod, 2 Vicat Apparatus, 6 Le-Chalter Mould, 12 Cube Moulds (7.06cm), 9 Standard Sand Grade, 2 Blair Air Permeability Machine, 2 Le-Chalter Flask, 1 Split Tensile Test Device, 12 Cube mould (150mm), 1 Vibrating Table, 1 Flexural testing Machine, 1 Aggregate Crushing Value, 4 Thickness Gauge + Length Gauge, 1 Angularity Number, 1 Analytical Balance, 1 Ductility Testing machine, 1 Viscosity Apparatus, 1 Ring and Ball Apparatus, 9 G. I. tray 2’ x 2’ + 18” x 18”, 4 Stop Watch, 1 Auto Clave (Cement) and 1 Marshal Stability Test Machine.


This lab emphasizes the use of different types of machines to obtain the strength of basic materials. Major equipments in lab includes 1 each of UTM, Rockwell cum Brinell Hardness testing Machine with all standard accessories, Shear test Machine, Vikers Apparatus, Compression Test Machine I00T, Sieve Shaker , Impact Testing machine , Torsion Testing Machine with all standard Accessories , Impact Testing Machine for Charpy & Izod with all standard accessories , and Torsion testing Machine. 2 Each of Electronic Weighing Balance 30Kg, Coarse Sieves Full Set, Fine Sieves Full Set, Hot air oven, and Bulk density cylinder.


This lab enables students to be familiar with the concepts of surveying. Students are trained to handle different measurement instruments which includes 25 Ranging Rods, 10 Wooden Cross Staff, 10 Prismatic Compass, 10 Leveling Staff, 6 Plane Table Set, 10 Dumpy Level with tripod, 2 Surveyors Compass, 2 Electronic Distance Meter, 1 EDM Out door, 10 Chains 30m + 20m, 10 Metallic weir tape, 10 Theodolite, 1 Total station, and 1 Total Station Software.

“The College has an excellent academic atmosphere with experienced faculty. Throughout my time at P.A. College of Engineering, I have been able to develop as an engineer by the knowledge acquired and as a professional due to the encouragement I received from all.”

Zulfikar Ali P., Currently pursuing MS.

“I’m fortunate to have spent the best days of my student life in the Dept. of Civil Engineering. I feel proud to be an active member of civil engineering student’s forum “F.O.R.C.E” (Fraternity of Rising Civil Engineers) and civil engineering fest “STHAPATI”. I’m thankful to the civil engineering department faculty for providing me with an education that changed my life”

Archana Gopinath, Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, P.A. Polytechnic

Forum F.O.R.C.E. – Fraternity of Rising Civil Engineers.

Department of Civil Engineering conducts various events under the students’ forum F.O.R.C.E. – Fraternity of Rising Civil Engineers.

Staff Coordinator

  • Mr. Rajath Hegde


Student Coordinators

  • President- Shreelaxmi Sanil
  • Vice-President- Fousiya
  • Chief Executive- Akhil Rai


“World Water Day”

Civil Engineering forum - “F.O.R.C.E” organized WORLD WATER DAY on 22 nd March 2016. To create awareness about water scarcity, students of civil department held a walkathon - “WALK FOR WATER”- from the campus till Nadupadav, which was lead by Mr. Ayyappa Masagi who is known as “WATER GANDHI”. This was followed by a seminar on “RAIN WATER HARVASTING TECHNIQUES” by Mr. Ayyappa Masagi. Events like technical quiz, sketching, collage making, ocean in bottle etc were conducted. Students of Civil department performed a skit based on theme on “SAVE WATER SAVE LIFE”.


Celebrating 48 th Engineers’ Day

"Engineers' Day" was celebrated on 15 th September to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. The office bearers of A.C.C.E graced the occasion by garlanding the portrait of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. This year the National Council of the Institution has selected the theme as “Engineering Challenges for Knowledge Era”. The department of Civil Engineering and Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (A.C.C.E) organized seminar for Engineering as well as Diploma students. Er. Vijayan Ujwal D’Souza was the resource person accompanied by office bearers of A.C.C.E.

Civil Engineering students of diploma had organized a project exhibition. Office bearers of A.C.C.E and Dr. Rajesh Gratian D’Souza, Head of the Civil Department, PACE visited the venue and appreciated the students’ efforts to organize the exhibition.

Workshop on “Sweet Home 3D”

As a part of the Student Enablement Programme, FORCE (Fraternity Of Rising Civil Engineers) conducted a workshop on sweet home 3D, an interior design software application on 26/10/2015. Sweet home 3D is freeware open source software which renders 3D model in a simple and efficient way, when compared to commercially available software in the market. The workshop was organised for engineering students of VII and V semester by the final year students of civil engineering department. Dr. R G D’Souza, head of civil department encouraged and guided the student community about the workshop.

The well organized workshop was appreciated by all the faculty members and also received many positive reviews.

The Vision

To create a Centre of Excellence in Civil Engineering Education, Research, and industry outreach services for a continually changing societal necessity with credibility, integrity and ethics.

The Mission

  • To prepare our graduates to serve society by providing solutions to the challenges in the field of civil engineering.
  • To develop graduates with outstanding technical, professional and entrepreneurial skills.
  • To mature professionals through holistic education on discipline, integrity, ethics and social sensitivity.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)


Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

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