Civil Engineering

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Engineering | Doctor of Philosophy |


4 Years

Extra Electives


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Civil Engineering

Program Details

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The primary objective of the B.E in Civil Engineering program at HKBK College of Engineering is to produce well-balanced civil engineers who have excelled in varied fields, ranging from academics to project management. HKBK is one of the best civil engineering colleges in Bangalore that offers the best programs designed as per international standards. The course comprises practical training, guest lectures, and industrial visits along with project work and exposure to several civil engineering software programs.

Being the top civil engineering college in Karnataka, we offer specialized knowledge ranging from geotechnical engineering to structural engineering. The important subdivisions of this field include irrigation engineering, structural engineering transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, etc.

Unique methodology for enriched learning
The teaching methodology at HKBK ensures a perfect balance of theory and practical learning. The department has well-equipped labs for enriching the practical learning experience of the students. The graduates at HKBK are well prepared to solve the current civil engineering problems and have the ability to adapt to future problems in the related field.

The civil engineering program teaches students the fundamentals of engineering design and the potential applications related to the field. The program is brilliantly designed and caters to the learning requirements of the students from basic to advanced levels. On completion of the civil engineering course at HKBK, graduates can apply their knowledge and skills to solve various civil engineering challenges. They can flourish their careers in areas of irrigation, structural design, planning, design, and construction of roads, bridges, tunnels etc. We have academic collaboration with some industries for practical training of our students that help them understand the concepts easily.

Prof. S.A.S.Mohammed,,Professor and Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering

BE (Civil), ME ( Env Engg), Ph.D., AM ASCE( USA), MISTE


“To transform the department into a center of excellence, producing quality civil engineers for the nation and for humanity with special emphasis towards sustainable development equipped with knowledge, skill, character, and capability to compete at all levels”



“To provide high-quality technical education and training with research aptitude to the budding civil engineers, to nurture excellent civil engineering skills, human and social values, enhance national and global competence”


Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • Qualification: Passed in Second PUC/12th standard/10+2/A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent with English as one of the Languages and obtained a minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. (40% for SC, ST, category - 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates of Karnataka State only.) Relaxation in minimum academic eligibility (i.e. 45% to 40%) is applicable only to Karnataka Candidates.
  • Candidates can apply both under General and Foreign/NRI categories










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Semester 1

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry I
  • Introduction to computer programming
  • Economics
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Modern Physics
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Abstractions and Paradigms in Programming
  • Physics Lab
  • Abstractions and Paradigms in Programming
  • Engineering Graphics and Drawing

Semester 3

  • Transform Calculus, Fourier Series and Numerical Techniques
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Basic Materials and Construction
  • Surveying
  • Engineering Geology
  • Computer Aided Building Planning & Drawing
  • Material Testing Lab.
  • Kannada

Semester 4

  • Engineering Mathematics –IV
  • Analysis of Determinate Structures
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Concrete Technology
  • Advanced Surveying
  • Water Supply & Treatment Engineering
  • Engineering Geology Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Machines Laboratory
  • Professional Ethics and Human Rights

Semester 5

  • Design of RC Structural Elements
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
  • Applied Geotechnical Engineering
  • Computer Aided Building Planning and Drawing
  • Professional Elective-1
  • Open Elective-1
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • Concrete and Highway Materials Laboratory

Semester 6

  • Construction Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Design of Steel Structural Elements
  • Highway Engineering
  • Water Supply and Treatment Engineering
  • Professional Elective 2
  • Open Elective 2
  • Software Application Lab
  • Extensive Survey Project /Camp

Semester 7

  • Municipal and Industrial Waste Water Engineering
  • Design of RCC and Steel Structures
  • Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering
  • Professional Elective 3
  • Professional Elective 4
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Detailing of Structures
  • Project Phase I +Project Seminar

Semester 8

  • Quantity Surveying and Contracts Management
  • Design of Prestressed Concrete Elements
  • Professional Elective 5

Industry Immersion:

Civil Engineers of today’s digital world have undergone a phase change from drawing boards to touch screens. In this technological evolution teaching and preparing future professional Civil Engineers is challenging and needs continuous upgrades on basic engineering principles and computational skills.

With the advent of AI, machine learning and 3D printing, Civil Engineering profession is undergoing a revolution, for more than 150 years all our infrastructural facilities were dumb structures but now with the integration of knowledge of various branches, Civil engineers are equipped to design and maintain smart, robust and resilient structures which have made them go into places thought to be impossible a few decades. Such as below ground, deep inside oceans, and have moved into the outer space. Technology would drive them to build sustainable and habitable structures on Moon and Mars soon.  

Indian Scenario

In India, 95 billion sq. ft. is the predicted demand in the construction industry and real estate. There is such high demand, but the sector lacks sufficient workforce to meet this growing demand. It has been estimated that there is a demand-supply gap in the range of 82 % and 86 % for skilled civil engineers, architects, and others and hence our country needs 4 million skilled civil engineers. Jobs in Civil Engineering are expected to grow by 6 percent between 2018 and 2028, which amounts to an additional increase of 20,500 jobs annually on the present demand.



More details about the course

  1. To produce, through quality education and emphasis on sustainable development, highly capable civil engineers equipped with strong civil engineering and allied fundamentals necessary to face the professional competition and achieve excellence.
  2. To produce civil engineers who can demonstrate their logical reasoning, qualitative ability, analytical, and design skill with research aptitude to apply the principles of mathematics, basic science, and engineering ineffectively overcoming civil engineering problems and challenges to their professional career.
  3. To produce civil engineers with practical knowledge, positive attitude, sense of responsibility and strong professional and moral ethics clubbed with the zeal of lifelong learning and research.

  • PSO-1 : To develop the understanding of Civil Engineering works by Industrial visits and experiential learning.
  • PSO-2: To promote the use of analytical and design principles by computational techniques. 
  • PSO-3: To imbibe confidence in managing projects independently
  • PSO-4: Maintain a keen awareness of ethical, social, environmental, and global concerns.
  • PSO-5: Remain engaged in continuous learning, including advanced degree.

Civil Engineering toppers:

Academic Year 2015-16 (7th & 8th Semester Toppers)


Sl No.


Student Name

Father Name

% of Marks



Surendra Kumar Singh

Ramanek Singh




Syed Mujtaba Hussaine

Syed Mohammed Hussain




Karthik Prasad

Nagesh Sherugar




Zubair Ahmed

Najeeb Ahmed




Roja Kt

Thippeswamy K H



Academic Year 2016-17 (5th & 6th Semester Toppers)


Sl No.


Student Name

Father Name

% of Marks



Muna Kumar Sah





Ananda Purbe

Umesh Purbe Sudi




Khatija Banoo

Mohd Rahim




Bharat Bist

Jay Bahadur Bist




Shahid Amin Bhat

Muhammad Amin Bhat



Academic Year 2017-18 (3rd &4 Semester Toppers)


Sl No.


Student Name

Father Name

% of Marks



Abdul Mannan Ansari

Islam Miya




Mohammed Yunus

Mohammed Abdul Mutallib




Usha M B

Basavaraju. M




Md Aquib

Md Asjad




Mohammed Raquib

Mohammed Zubair



Academic Year 2017-18 (1st & 2nd  Semester Toppers)


Sl No.


Student Name

Father Name

% of Marks



Abhishek Rai

Virendra Kumar Rai




Afsha Fathima

Syed Iqbal Ahmed




Nabin Ghale

Durga Bahadur Ghale




Nadeem Pasha

Rizwan Pasha




Sohel S Koppal

Shiraj K Koppal




Student Development Programmes(SDP) Conducted:


1. Students participated in the 20th VTU Youth festival "Insignia" at SDM - Dharwad during November 2019 and won many prizes.

2.  Internship cum consultancy talk delivered by M/S SWIFTERZ  regarding consultancy opportunities to Civil Engineers on 25th February 2020.

3. Edu Cadd conducted a day worshop on Auto cadd and 3ds Max on 12th September 2019.

4. Students participated in a seminar  on "Psycho- social well being and gender sensitization" held on 26th February 2020.

5. Our former student Mr. Syed Mujtaba Hussaine has been selected for a M.S. course in Civil Engineering at National Central University (NCU), Taiwan with a scholarship of 1,20,000 NT$ ( New Taiwanese Dollar) per year.




         The department of Civil Engineering released a book titled " First five years of Civil at HKBK CE" to celebrate completing five years. 

                  Merged including cover page and back-(PDF).pdf

  • Invited Talk organized for the students of civil engineering on the topic “Technology and Ethics” by the speaker Mr. Syed Shahid Hashmi of Unacadamy

Industrial Visits:

  • Students visited the newly commissioned 5 MW solar power plant for which panels have spread across 25 acres. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 5-Mw grid-connected solar power plant at Shivasamudram near Mandya.
  • Visit to Power generating station Shivanasamudra.
  • Visit to Karnataka State Remote Sensing Centre (Open Elective 2017).
  • Visit to Prestige Constructions Yelahanka Project site.
  • Visit to TK Halli Water treatment Plant.
  • Staff training for newly set up labs and practise sessions for all the faculty during vacations.
  • A visit to Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) – Gunite plant at Yellahanka, Bangalore station .

Best Projects


A study on enhancement of geotechnical properties of Nano calcium silicate (NCS) amended soils Ms. M Nihar& Dr. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed AnugnaYadav
T.Vinod Kumar


Studies on almond shell amended expansive soil as a prospective geotechnical material Dr. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed BurhanUlWafa
Aqsa Bashir
Syed ZahidNabi
Adil Ahmad Handoo



Feasibility study on Self-Sustaining Green Colony Dr. Syed Abu SayeedMohammed Mohammed FurhanShariff
Mohammed Imran
Muhammad Umar Sharieff
Shoaib Khan M

Various Other Events (Attended/Organized)


1. Mr. Mohammed Umais and Mrs. Rashmi Dandavati have attended a 5 day FDP on "Hands on training on project management software (MS Projects) at Coimbatore Institute of Technology under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on teachers and teaching scheme. from 7th to 11th March 2020.

2. The dept. of Civil Engineering and Dept of Chemistry, HKBK CE conducted one day FDP on Research methodology on 26/10/2019, The speaker for the day was Dr. Javed G.S. an Alumni of IISc. ( Bengaluru). The following topics were covered Introduction, What is research, How to define a research problem, Test case of problem definition of HKBK, Design thinking for UG/PG faculty, how to report a research problem and its solution followed by question and answer session.

3. Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed, Head,Dept. of Civil Engineering presented a research proposal at Indian Technology -Innovation & Entrepreneurship conclave (I-TEC) on 3-4th January 2020, organised by the REVA University.

4. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Lateef and Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed presented two papers at an International conference on Innovative trends in Civil Engineering for sustainable development (ITCSD- 2019) held at National Institute of Technology- Warangal during 13-15th September 2019.


Faculty Name Seminar/FDP/Workshop etc attended and detail of publication if any Date Place
Jaya Karunya 1. Workshop on syllabus discussion of CBCS scheme February 2018 BNMIT, Bangalore
2. FDP - Autonomization of HKBK (CBCS) June 2018 HKBKCE, Bangalore
3. Workshop - Internationalization - a paradigm shift December 2018 Ambedkar Institute of technology, Bangalore
2."MOODLE" by VTU Belagavi April 2018 HKBKCE, Bangalore
Mubarak Ali 1.Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) September 2018 GMIT, Davanagere.
3.FDP- "Understanding Adolescents" February 2018 HKBKCE,Bangalore
4.FDP on Research methodologies and technical paper presentation March 2016 HKBKCE,Bangalore
BidishaChakrabarti 1.Seminar on “Writing technical papers” October,2017 Reva University
2.Annual Conference Of IRC(Indian Road congress) November,2017 Palace ground ,Bangalore
3.Annual conference of KSTA (Karnataka Science and Technological Academy) January,2018 Reva University
4.Paper presented in Reva research Conclave March,2018 Reva University
5. Paper publication:
Two-dimensional Slope stability analysis with varying slope angle and slope height by PLAXIS-2D
November,2017 JETIR – International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research
6.Paper publication:
Two-Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis by Plaxis-2d
March,2018 Reva University
FDP on Software Application Lab July 2018 Rajarajeswari Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Guided a Project which qualified for Finals in State Level Student Project Program by KSCST August 2018 Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere.
AdilNadeemHussain 1.Remodelling of Water distribution network 2015 IJCRD- International journal of combined research and development.
2.Comparative analysis of water distribution network remodelled by EPANET and LOOP Program 2016 IJERD-International journal of Engineering research and development, SVIT, Hyderabad.
FDP- "Understanding Adolescents" February-2018 HKBK CE Bangalore
Presented a Paper on “Strength Characteristics of Nano Calcium Silicate, Fly Ash and Lime
Blended Tropical Soils”
March-2018 OrlandoUSA
International Foundation Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE)-2018 March-2018 OrlandoUSA
“New model Curriculum for first year BE/ detailed syllabus (2018-19) as per Outcomes (CO) and Bloom’s Taxanomy” May-2018 BNMIT - Bangalore



Geotechnical engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering that analyzes the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of “earth materials” (i.e. Soil, sub-soils, and rock). Based on this analysis, geotechnical engineers determine the safest, longest-lasting, and, hopefully, most environmentally equitable foundational designs. In the Civil Engineering department, Geotechnical engineering Laboratory was established in the year of 2014. The laboratory is equipped with all modern machinery. Here the student’s theoretical knowledge is reinforced with practical problems. By performing all the experiments students will able to get the knowledge regarding Summary of all subsurface exploration data, including subsurface soil profile, exploration logs, laboratory or in situ test results, and groundwater information and Interpretation and analysis of the subsurface data and Specific engineering recommendations for design, Discussion of conditions for the solution of anticipated problems; and Recommended geotechnical special provisions.


Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect and utilize natural resources, control environmental pollution, improve environmental quality to enable healthy ecosystems and comfortable habitation of humans. It is based on multiple disciplines including geology, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, management, economics, law, etc. Environmental engineering involves water supply, pollution control, recycling, waste (solid and liquid) disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability, and public health. The lab mainly deals with the determination of physio-chemical and bacteriological properties of water. This will also aid to determine optimum dosing for common physiochemical treatments. The lab contains relevant fundamental chemistry and biology concepts/theories and their applications in environmental engineering. The key tests include Physical, chemical, and bacteriological tests of water and wastewater. Sampling and laboratory analysis of air and solid waste are also discussed in this lab.


This lab helps to carry out the Laboratory tests on the different properties of Fluid in static and as well as the dynamic conditions and also investigate the flows through pipes and various channels, Losses of flow, Efficiency of Turbine, etc. The laboratories cater to the needs of students in the subject of fluid mechanics and fluid machines. It strengthens and broadens the students' knowledge of incompressible fluid mechanics.

 To provide hands-on experience with flows that are more complex, nonlinear, or unsteady than are typically studied in a lecture course. The laboratory is equipped with a large number of equipment and experimental setups to study the fundamentals and applied aspects of fluid mechanics and fluid machines.



Engineering geology studies may be performed during the planning, environmental impact analysis, civil or structural engineering design, value engineering and construction phases of public and private works projects, and during post-construction and forensic phases of projects. Works completed by engineering geologists include; geological hazard assessmentsgeotechnical, material properties, landslide and slope stability, erosionfloodingdewatering, and seismic investigations, etc.

 Engineering geology studies are performed by a geologist or engineering geologist that is educated, trained and has obtained experience related to the recognition and interpretation of natural processes, the understanding of how these processes impact human-made structures (and vice versa), and knowledge of methods by which to mitigate against hazards resulting from adverse natural or human-made conditions. The principal objective of the engineering geologist is the protection of life and property against damage caused by various geological conditions.


CAD Lab of this department was established for the concept to study the detailed working drawings of structures. This lab is to primarily facilitate students to evolve concepts and convert it into a complete product. The department covers CAD and STAAD-PRO (Structure analysis and design software) which benefits the students to study the design and detailing of structures and their components.

 The lab is well equipped with computers and the required software.  Students study scale factors, sections of drawing, planning of residential buildings and it’s detailing of structural components such as staircase, beams, columns, slab, retaining walls, water tank, etc. which make our students well versed to prepare detailed working drawings and also inculcate managerial skills also.


The main objective of this study is to help students in gaining practical experience by exposing them to various techniques of field surveying. The students will have an understanding of the concepts involved in the preparation of layouts, plans, maps, etc. At this juncture, the present course on Surveying Lab -plays a vital role in enhancing the knowledge of an aspiring civil engineer. This lab course comprises several experiments that are intended to make the students understand and gain familiarity with the latest surveying techniques.

The study consists of Principles of Survey, Theodolite Survey, Tacheometric Survey, Setting Out Works, and Total Station Survey. At the end of this course, a student should be able to appreciate the role of the surveyor in the civil engineering industry: to plan and execute a topographical survey for engineering development;   plan, design and set out engineering works;   manage, organize and execute a given task to meet specifications within a strict deadline;   work in groups.


The objective of a concrete laboratory is to determine the physical properties of building construction materials like cement, fine, and coarse aggregate. The tests include determination of specific gravity, fineness, normal consistency, setting times, workability and soundness of cement, fineness modulus of fine and coarse aggregate, the strength of cement mortar, cement concrete. Students can design the mix, make the specimens and test the same for their respective strengths and will also be able to infer the suitability of bitumen materials for construction of the road.


Department of Civil Engineering conducts Survey Camp every year for the students of Civil Engineering. And every year student participates successfully as it is the compulsory part of the University academic curriculum for 4th semester.

 This camp was aimed to groom civil engineering students with essential knowledge and exposure to real work, and to encourage leadership and teamwork skills. This survey camp resulted in encouraging and supporting students, emerging as leaders in several areas of academic provision. Students were divided into groups and monitored by the faculty coordinator. In the camp, all the students learn all the technical aspect which is required in Surveying.


  1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change

Research Centre -Department of Civil Engineering, HKBK CE


The department of Civil Engineering has been running a research centre from 2013 affiliated to VTU, Belagavi. The main objective of the centre is to promote research and become a centre of Excellence.

Five doctoral candidates have registered and are undertaking their works at various levels. The dept has a dedicated lab named “Geoenvironmental engineering and materials research lab” established by SERB- DST, Govt. of India and is functioning from 2013.

The following is a brief summary of achievements of research centre

  • It has state of the art equipment and infrastructure.
  • The student projects are of great value and have been represented in many national and international forums and diaspora.
  • It has a strong publication history featuring in ASTM and ASCE journals, it not only runs UG course but also has a doctoral course through its research centre and will be producing five Ph.Ds. shortly.
  • The department has successfully obtained, completed and implemented SERB DST project worth INR 33 lakhs in which a special lab worth INR 22 lakhs set is used by students to carry put their academic activities. 
  • It has an Indian patent under final stages of grant  patent No CHE/2765/2015 in the name of the department


Head of Research Centre:  Prof. S.A.S. Mohammed, Ph.D., AM ASCE (USA),                                                                             Professor & Head

Course Offered: 

1. Doctoral Degree in Engineering (Ph.D.) from Faculty of Civil Engineering.

2. Master of Science by Research (M.Sc. – Engg.)


The candidates shall possess M.E. / M.Tech. Degree in any disciplines of Civil Engineering, recognized by the University with a minimum CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 or 60 % aggregate marks at the Bachelor’s and the Master’s Degree.

  1. Foreign candidates for Full-Time – Special Ph.D. programme shall have obtained their UG and/or PG Degrees in the appropriate branch (as specified under Regulations Ph.D. 5.2.1-5.2.5) from a University recognized/accredited by approved bodies in India.
  2. They shall have adequate proficiency in English as demonstrated by qualifying in the relevant National/International tests.


Relaxation of Minimum Requirements

A candidate belonging to SC/ST/Category-I/ differently-abled or any other reserved category as notified by GoK from time to time shall have relaxation of 5% or equivalent grade in the minimum prescribed qualification level for the general category.


Details of Research Supervisors:

Sl No.






Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed

     Professor &  Head

Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering

Research gate:

Orcid Profile:

Scopus Id :


Dr. Arif Ali Baig Moghal

Associate Professor (External Guide)

Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering


Research Facilities:

  1. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS)
  2. Electronic weighing balance 200gram capacity 0.1mg sensitivity
  3. All quartz double distillation unit
  4. All in one desktop with an extra monitor
  5. GPS- Geographical Positioning System
  6. Muffle furnace


Ongoing Project 1:

Research Supervisor:  Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed

Title: Heavy metal immobilization by nano metal oxide amendment in contaminated red soil and black cotton soil


Research Scholar


Full time/ Part time

Status of Progress


Kotresha K


Full  time

Comprehensive Viva completed



In this study, the performance of two soils viz., Black Cotton Soil (BCS) and Red Soil (RS) in retaining the heavy metals such as  Pb(II),Ni(II) and Cd(II) have been projected.  Nano Calcium Silicate (NCS)   was synthesized via solution combustion method by combining Ca(NO3)2 with  fused SiO2 using citric acid  as fuel the resulting  in bright white crystalline powdered was characterized  by using EDEX, FTIR, SEM, TEM and XRD techniques. Further the NCS X-ray diffraction patterns of Nano particle were indexed to and gave monoclinic structure. SEM images show that the particles are agglomerated to form sponge like structure and the average crystallite sizes were found to be ~10–20 nm.  Batch adsorption Equilibrium test and kinetic studies were conducted.  The experimental data obtained were applied to empirical adsorption models like Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms and the sorption capacity was calculated.  The time dependent kinetic studies were also conducted and sorption kinetics was modelled by the pseudo 1st-order, pseudo 2nd-order rate equation,  Elovich and intra-particle diffusion equations.  It was concluded that the ranking  of sorption for the given heavy metals were of the order Pb > Ni> Cd in both stabilized  as well as stabilized with NCS  soils and further it was concluded that the stabilized  soils  showed appropriate higher retaining capacity than  virgin soils and further it was concluded that the ranking of adsorption capacity of both the  stabilized and virgin soils were of the order BCS> RS.NCS can be used as a prospective soil amendment.


Paper Published:

  1. Cadmium fixation studies on contaminated soils using nanocalcium silicate – treatment strategy, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Sanaulla P.F, Kotresha K,and Hari Prasasd Reddy, Geofrontier 2017 Geotechnical special publication no. 276, 434 – 442.

Ongoing Project 2:

Research supervisor: Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed

Title: Effect of Fly Ash Ageing on Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Properties of Soil Mixtures

Research Scholar


Full time/ Part time

Status of Progress


Mubarak Ali 


Part time

Course Work completed




Paper Published:

K Venkata Vydehi and Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed , Mohammed Abdul Lateef, Mubarak Ali, Aqsa Basheer, Adil Ahmad Handoo , Syed Zahid Nabi  Efficacy of Almond Shell Ash Inclusion on the Geotechnical Behavior of Lime Blended Kaolinitic Soil, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019 SVNIT – Surat

Ongoing Project 3:

Research supervisor: Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed

Title: Improvement in geotechnical properties of problematic soils using organic based stabilizers

Research Scholar


Full time/ Part time

Status of Progress


Mohammed Abdul Lateef


Part time

Course Work completed, Literature survey in progress.



Paper Published:

  1. K Venkata Vydehi and Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed , Mohammed Abdul Lateef, Mubarak Ali, Aqsa Basheer, Adil Ahmad Handoo , Syed Zahid Nabi  Efficacy of Almond Shell Ash Inclusion on the Geotechnical Behavior of Lime Blended Kaolinitic Soil, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019 SVNIT – Surat.
  2. Strength Characteristics of Nano Calcium Silicate, Fly Ash and Lime Blended

Tropical Soils, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Arif Ali Baig Moghal and  Abdul Lateef,IFCEE2018, Geotechnical special publication no. 296, 105 – 114.


Ongoing Project 4:

Research supervisor: Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed

Title: Bio - stabilization; sustainable perspective for treating expansive soils

Research Scholar


Full time/ Part time

Status of Progress


Irfan Ulla Shariff


Part time

Course Work completion under progress



Paper Published:


Ongoing Project 5:

Research supervisor: Dr. S.A.S. Mohammed

Title: Theoritical and experimental evaluation of enhancement in geotechnical properties of soil using bio stabilizers

Research Scholar


Full time/ Part time

Status of Progress


Madhushree KJ


Part time

Course Work completion under progress



Paper Published:


Journal publications of research Centre (2015-20)

  1. Moghal A.A.B, Mohammed S.A.S. A. Almajed and M.A.A. Shamrani ( April  2020)” Desorption of heavy metals from lime stabilized semi-arid soils using different extractants”, International Journal Civil Engineering 18,449-461.  DOI  (Science citation  indexed)
  2. Mohammed, S.A.S., Moghal, A.A.B. and Shamrani,  M.A.A. ( Jan 2019). “State of the art review on strontium toxicokinetics, mechanistic response, alterations and regulations”, Int J of Geomate issue 53. DOI:  ( Review paper)
  3. Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Ali Abdul Kareem Obaid, Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani, Waleed M Zaheed, Talal O Al – Refeai, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed,(2017),  Physico – Chemical and geo environmental characterization of semi arid soils, International journal of Geomate 12(29),2186-2990. ( Scopus Indexed)
  4. Moghal, A.A.B., Reddy, K.R., Mohammed, S.A.S., Shamrani, M.A.A., and Zahid, W.M. (2017). “Retention studies on arsenic from aqueous solutions by lime treated semi-arid soils,” Intl. J. Geomate., 12(29), 2836-2843.( Scopus Indexed)
  5. Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Krishna R Reddy, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Mosleh Ali Al Shamrani, and Waleed M Zahid,(2017), Sorptive response of chromium and mercury form aqueous solutions using chemically modified soils, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation Vol 45, No. 1, Jan 2017,DOI:10.1520/JTE20160066. (Science citation  indexed)
  6. Mohammed, S.A.S. and Moghal, A.A.B. (2016). “Efficacy of Nano Calcium Silicate (NCS) Treatment on Tropical Soils in Encapsulating Heavy Metal Ions: Leaching Studies Validation”. J. Innovative Infrastructure Solutions.1(21), 1-12.

(Springer -Scopus Indexed))

  1. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Sanaulla, P. F and Arif Ali Baig Moghal, (2016) Sustainable use of locally available red earth and black cotton soils to retain Cd2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solutions, International Journal Civil Engineering  DOI 10.1007/s40999-016-0052-z. (Science citation  indexed) ( Technical note)
  2. Moghal A.A.B,Reddy,K.R., Mohammed,S.A.S., Al- Shamrani, M.A.,and Zahid,W.M.,(2016),”Lime amended semi arid soils in retaining copper, lead and Zinc from aqueous solutions,” Water, Air Soil Pollution Vol 227. DOI 10.1007/s11270-016-3054-1. (Science citation  indexed)


Journal publications (2008 -2014)

  1. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Shankara, Maya Naik, Sivapullaiah PV, “Sorption of iron and copper on sand bentonite flyash mixtures”  International Journal of research in chemistry and environment, Vol. 4 Issue 2 ,April 2014 pp 1 - 8.
  2. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Potential of surface complexation and redox modeling for chromium(VI) adsorption on local materials as liners for waste containment facilities.  Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 37 Issue 1 March 2013 pp 100 - 108. DOI 10.3906/muh-1112-6
  3. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Application of surface complexation modeling for zinc adsorption on local materials as liners for waste containment facilities. Journal of materials and environmental science, Oujda, Morocco Issue 6, September 2012.
  4. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Retention capacity of soils and amended soils for heavy metal ions, Journal of Physical Chemistry News, El- Jadida, Morocco, October 2012
  5. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Maya Naik, A review and evaluation of selected kinetic models and sorption processes in amended soils: International Journal of research in Chemistry and environment, India, Vol. 1, issue 2, October 2011
  6. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Maya Naik, Utilization of Red soils and amended soils as a liner material for attenuation of copper from aqueous solution: Isotherm and Kinetic Studies. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, pp 504 – 519.  DOI 10.3923/jest.2011.504.519
  7. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Maya Naik, Potential Use of Black Cotton Soil with additives as a Liner material to retain Zinc: Isotherm and Kinetic Studies. International Journal of Ecology and Development, India, Volume 19, Number S11, summer 2011, pp 15 – 29.
  8. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed., Maya Naik.,Adsorption Characteristics of Metals in Aqueous  Solution by Local Materials with Additives as Liners for Waste Containment     Facilities, Journal of Water and Environment Technology.,Japan,  8(1), 2010, pp 29 – 50. doi:10.2965/jwet.2010.29
  9. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, MayaNaik. Syed Tanveeruddin , Influence of additives on the retention of metal ions in a soil of Bangalore, India. Ambiente & Agua – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science.,Brazil, 4 (1), 2009, pp 20 - 36. (doi:10.4136/ambi-agua.71)
  10. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, MayaNaik. Sanaulla P.F, ZulfiqarAhmed M.N, Studies on      contaminant transport, at an Industrial waste dumpsite of Bangalore, India’. Ambiente  & Agua –  An Interdisciplinary  Journal of Applied Science., Brazil, 3 ( 3), 2008, pp 55 – 66. (doi:10.4136/ambi-agua.61)



ASCE Geotechnical special publications (Acceptance Ratio < 30%)  (2015-20)

  1. Strength Characteristics of Nano Calcium Silicate, Fly Ash and Lime Blended Tropical Soils, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Arif Ali Baig Moghal and  Abdul Lateef,IFCEE2018, Geotechnical special publication no. 296, 105 – 114.
  1. Cadmium fixation studies on contaminated soils using nanocalcium silicate – treatment strategy, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Sanaulla P.F, Kotresha K,and Hari Prasasd Reddy, Geofrontier 2017 Geotechnical special publication no. 276, 434 – 442.
  2. Evaluation of Diffusion Rate Constants from Soil Column Studies In Lime Treated Semi Arid Soils - Pb2+ and Zn2+ Scenario Arif Ali Baig Moghal ,Krishna R Reddy, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani , Waleed M Zahid and Bhaskar Chittoori GEOCHICAGO 2016 Geotechnical special publication no. 273, 135 – 144.
  3. Potential of soils amended with nano calcium silicate mixture for lead encapsulation in an aqueous medium Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Sanaulla.P.F, Munwar B Basha and Arif Ali Baig Moghal GEOCHICAGO 2016 Geotechnical special publication no. 273, 467 – 476.
  4. Efficacy of lime treatment on the mercury retention characteristics of semi arid soils, Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Krishna R Reddy, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani and Waleed M Zahid, GEOCHINA 2016, Geotechnical special publication No. 261, 41- 48.
  5. Role of different leaching methods to arrest transport of Ni2+ in soil and soil amended with nano calcium silicate, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Sanaulla.P.F, Krishna R Reddy and Arif Ali Baig Moghal GEOCHINA 2016, ,Geotechnical special publication No. 261, 49- 56.


ASCE Geotechnical Special Publications (2014)


  1. Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, Arif Ali Baig Moghal, “Soils Amended with Admixtures as Stabilizing Agent to Retain Heavy Metals”, ASCE’s Geotechnical Special Publication 234 series, Feb 2014, pp 2216-2226.  Permalink:
  2. Arif Ali Baig Moghal, Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, B. Munawar Basha, Mosleh Ali Al-Shamrani, “Surface Complexation Modeling for Stabilization of an Industrial Sludge by Alternate Materials”, ASCE’s Geotechnical Special Publication 234 series, Feb 2014, pp 2235-2244. Permalink:
  3. Arif Ali Baig Moghal and Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed “Performance of Soils and Soil Lime Mixtures as Liners to Retain Heavy Metal Ions in Aqueous Solutions”,Geo-Shanghai, 2014, ASCE’s Geotechnical Special Publication 241 series, May 2014, pp 160-169. (doi:  10.1061/9780784413432.017)


Patents filed        

An Indian Patent Application No. 2765/CHE/2015, CBR No. 10983, Title “Nano Calcium Silicate – soil based mineral amendments as liners for hazardous waste containment facilities” dated 02/06/2015, patent published on 15/12/2017, and expediated on 15/06/2019.

Details of major completed projects

  1. Nano calcium silicate - soil based mineral amendments as liners for hazardous waste containment facilities. Funding Agency: SERB- DST, Govt. of India (Status completed 2016)  Role : Principal Investigator.
  2. “Geo-environmental benign characterization of semi-arid soils - A study aimed at deriving potential benefits from using locally available materials” Funding Agency:  King Abdul Aziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) at King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, (Status completed 2016) Role : Foreign Consultant.


Projects submitted/ under evaluation


  1. DST- Nano Mission of India, Project titled “Synthesis and evaluation of low cost nano compounds as admixture for landfill liners in problematic soils- Desorption and consolidation studies with sustainability perspective”- Status - Under evaluation. ( August 2019)
  2. Indian Technology – Innovation & Entrepreneurship conclave – Reva University Project proposal titled “Enzymatic remediation of soils to mitigate ground water contamination” held on 3rd & 4th January 2020. (Status – Not qualified).
  3. Comprehensive setup to evaluate geotechnical properties- a project submitted to VGST under K – Fist L1 with a budget of Rs 20 lakhs during October 2018            ( Status – Not qualified)
  4. Synthesis and evaluation of low cost nano compounds as admixture for stabilization of problematic soils- Desorption and consolidation studies - a project submitted to SERB – DST  under CORE research grant  with a budget of Rs 57 lakhs during June 2018 ( Status – Not qualified)



Book Chapters:

  1. Nano Materials for soil remediation” Edited by Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, ( Publication date August 2020)  our contribution is chapter No 25 titled “Nanomaterials-Based  Solidification/Stabilization of metal-contaminated soils Contributor name: -Prof. Abu Sayeed Mohammed. ISBN No. 978-0-12-822891-3.


  1. Published a technical monograph titled “Retention of copper and chromium on soils – Mechanisms” pages 292, Lap Lambert Publishers, Germany,(2014) ISBN 978-3-659-00204-5


  1. Published a technical monograph titled “Long term prediction of contaminant transport in soils” pages 189, Lap Lambert Publishers, Germany,(2014) ISBN 978-3-659-12542-3.



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Civil Engineering Department was established in the year 2012 in the HKBK College of Engineering. The department has well-established labs and research facility and has achieved remarkably in academics and research, the students are groomed and made to develop skills in a jaunty atmosphere of the department.

Civil Department being the youngest of all the engineering courses has proved to be among the active branches in HKBK CE. It has produced Civil engineers who are working in high places and have brought laurels to the department.

The department has successfully completed research projects of DST in collaboration with the department of chemistry of HKBK CE and has published few papers in Tier 1 journals and has gained a stronghold on research capabilities. The department is continuously moving ahead with the zeal of setting landmarks in innovation, service, and research. Many staffs are active members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and continuously update with the latest know-how in their field of study and regularly attend conferences, webinars, and other outreach activities of ASCE. The department is abreast of the accreditation process of NAAC, NBA, and ABET and is equipping itself to fully be compliant with it.  


Seven batches of students have graduated from the portal leaving behind a trail of achievements, to summarize

  • It has state of the art equipment and infrastructure.
  • Most of the students have got placed in the department. It has a strong focus on internships which has made the students obtain gainful employment.
  • The student projects are of great value and have been represented in many national and international forums and the diaspora.
  • It has a strong publication history featuring in ASTM and ASCE journals, it not only runs the UG course but also has a doctoral course through its research centre and will be producing five Ph.Ds. shortly.
  • The department has successfully obtained, completed, and implemented the SERB DST project worth INR 33 lakhs in which a special lab worth INR 22 lakhs set is used by students to carry out their academic activities. 
  • It has an Indian patent under final stages of grant  patent No CHE/2765/2015 in the name of the department



Heritage of course

For every endeavor of humankind to succeed, hard work and dedication play the most important role. Success being a continuous process is a long term realization of service rendered to the society. Civil engineering is one such arena that delivers the basic amenities and the fundamental rights to human beings. Furthermore, Civil engineering also enchants the world in simplifying life in most of the aspects may it be Environment, Transportation, Irrigation, Water Resources, Soil, Housing, etc. The journey of success has enthralled the world to such an extent that the imagination of something’s existence without the involvement of civil engineering is very difficult.


Short term goals

  • To make available state-of-the-art technical knowledge to local communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations for infrastructure improvement, and its maintenance in Karnataka.
  • To analyze and suggest possible improvements to the technologies used by local populations affecting their lives such as Earthquake resistant low-cost housing (with the application of local construction materials), Flood mitigation, Waterlogging and salinity problems, Irrigation requirements, soil erosion, and Landslide mitigation, water supply systems and Environmental awareness programs in the rural areas; and improvement in sanitation and drainage in urban areas.
  • Constant endeavor to maintain various laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Striving to attract and retain high-quality faculty and competent support staff.
  • To establish contacts with academic and research institutes, nationally and internationally, IGBC, ASCE for student/faculty.
  • To develop active linkage with industry in order to derive mutual academic and research benefits.




Long term goals

  • Designing relevant and innovative curriculum.
  • Developing state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for teaching and research
  • Identifying research areas having direct relevance in this region with an emphasis on field application.
  • Developing web-based learning tools for students.
  • Creating of systematic backup of departmental knowledge bases such as the development of individual course files for theory as well as experiments (soft copies), procuring relevant codes and practice manuals required for civil engineers, and setting up of departmental Library for ease inaccessibility.


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