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Dr.Narayanan S

BTech, MTech,PhD(IIT MADRAS)
VICE PRINCIPAL
HOD – CIVIL

Prof. Narayanan acquired PhD in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 1998 for the work titled ” Improving Cyclone Resistant Characteristics of Roof Cladding of Industrial Sheds”. His research areas are Structural Engineering (including wind and earthquake action on structures) and construction management. He worked as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Selection grade Lecturer in TKM College of Engineering (1990-2004), Visiting Lecturer at Physical Infrastructural Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, Associate Professor in University Malaysia Sabah(2004-2007) and in University Technology Petronas (2007-July 2014), Perak, Malaysia and published many papers in conferences and journals and three books. He has conducted a sponsored course on “Disaster Mitigation- An Update for Civil Engineers” for All India Council of Technical Education, course titled ” Load and Resistance Factor Design” under auspices of Malaysian Structural Steel Association and at RIT Kottayam and “Research Methodology” at TKM College of Engineering. He has actively involved in many research projects like ” Load factor calibration of Offshore Jacket Platforms in Malaysia”, “Preservation and Structural Use of Rubberwood”, “Techniques to Improve the Cyclone Resistant Characteristics of the Roofs of Industrial Sheds”, Towards Cyclone Resistant Buildings Through Improvements and Innovations to Roofing System(QUT Australia), Semi-precast Light Weight Flooring Slab, Composite columns, Rehabilitation of damaged columns, Assessment of Corrosion Rate on Offshore Structural Members, Seismic Vulnerability Assessment, Analysis and retrofit of special structures etc. He has graduated several PhD and Postgraguate students and is a registered postgraduate research guide in Kerala University, Dr. Narayanan is life member of the Institution of Engineers(India), Indian Society for Technical Education and Indian Society for Wind Engineering.

Contact

You can contact him at hodcivil@mcetonline.com

Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering B.Techprogramme at Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Anad, Nedumangad started in 2013-14 and the first batch of students successfully graduated last year. The department is equipped with best facilities and committed faculty to provide knowledge on theoretical and practical aspects of different areas of Civil Engineering.  Mission of the Department is to impart high quality education and training to encourage independent thinking and initiatives in students and to enable them to take up jobs in India and abroad in any area of Civil Engineering and to conduct research in advanced Civil Engineering and interdisciplinary areas. They are moulded for lifelong learning, social responsibility and ethical conduct, and professional competence to contribute towards the advancement of the individual and the society. Civil Engineering is a continuously evolving discipline. As technology has advanced the challenges facing the modern civil engineer has also increased. The course is designed to have an effective blend of engineering applications and mathematical rigor on students.

ADD-ON and Bridge Courses are provided by the department for all students with a view to make them employable, exposing them to new areas. Such courses include STAADPro (Analysis and design software), Primavera and Microsoft Project (Project Management software), AutoCAD, REVIT, etc. All the participating students will be provided with certificates.

Departmental Activities

Membership in Professional Bodies

All teachers of the department are life members of ISTE. Many students of the department are student – members of ISTE. In addition to the Civil Engineering Students Association (Scultura), the Department has two other Professional Student Chapters namely

  1. Student Chapter of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  2. Student Chapter of the Indian Concrete Institute.

The student chapters are a forum for students to thrive towards total personality and for soft skill development with the coordination of the faculty of the department. Many programmeshave been organized through the student chapters for the benefit of the students namely talks by eminent personalities like DrMahen Mahendran (Australia), Dr. LaluMangal (Rtd Professor, TKM College of Engineering), Dr Jayakumar (CEO Vizhinjam Project), Er. Ramya (Pollution Control Board), Er. Prabhakaran, Former CE ISRO, Mr Biju Balakrishnan (Director, Advent Consulting, Australia), Dr. Vinod (CED), Prof Thankamony (Rtd Professor, CET), Shelly S Fernandez, Director, QcreteReadymix (India) Pvt.Ltd, Mr. Anwar Hussain (Local Self Government Department), MrElangovan (Former Director, NATPAC), etc. The students have participated in competitions organized by the student chapters like World Water Day, Concrete Cube Strength Competition, Colloquium Sponsored events etc.

National Conferences

National Conferences on advanced areas of Civil Engineering are organized periodically (every year) by the department for bringing together academicians, researchers, and industry personals to share their research findings and innovations. This will help the teachers and students in acquiring knowledge in the latest developments in specified areas of their research interest. The Civil Department jointly organized with CSE and MCA Departments a two day national conference TECHSYNOD’16 and the theme for Civil Engineering Conference was Sustainability in Civil Engineering. In addition to large number of participants, eminent professors and technologists ( Prof. N. Ganesan, NIT Calicut; Prof. C. Ganapathy, Rtd Prof., IIT Madras; Mr Jose Kurian, Former CE, CPWD) gave key note talks. There was also a pre-conference One day Workshop on “Rainwater Harvesting”by Dr. M.V.S.S. Giridhar,  HOD, Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

Student Achievements

The students have been performing well in university exams with high pass percentages, GPAs and distinctions. Students have represented MCET and participated in various competitions in the college as well in various other colleges. Students have secured prizes in National Idea Presentation contest, Kerala kalolsavam, INTER COLLEGE FESTS, ICI Pantheon etc. AswinGokul, student of Civil Engineering was Kerala University team member, South zone National Inter University participant and won 3rd prize in All Kerala open prize money Table Tennis tournament, and 3rd prize in Table tennis Kerala State Championship held at Ernakulam, Youth Boys team.

Institute Industry Interactions

Ample opportunities are provided for students’ interaction with industries. By industrial visits to Nirmithi Kendra, Kochi-METRO, Idukki Hydro Project and Dam, FACT building boards Division, Traffic Management Centre Bangalore, Geological Survey of India, Rehabilitation of Enath Bridge, etc, a student is exposed to practical aspects of Civil Engineering in the today’s world. Internships of week duration have been organized with Nirmithi Kendra, KSEB, KWA , Airport Authority of India, etc.

Faculty Development Programmes

Faculty Development Programs are provided by ISTE. MCET is a center for Faculty Development Programme supported by IITK and IITB (called Ekalavya). Under this, a two Week ISTE Short Term Training Programme on “INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING”, was organized from January 4th -9th,  2016. Under MOU with HLL, both faculty and students are provided internship. Faculty is also trained by sending for short courses like Sustainability Engineering, Life Skill etc. An FDP on “Construction in BIM” is also being organized in the Department this year.

Seminar Hall

The seminar hall of the department is equipped with facilities for conducting video lectures, technical presentations and student seminars. A conference hall is also provided for conducting department meetings and meetings with parents, guests etc.

Department Library

Apart from the Central Library, the department provides with high grade books which enables the students’access to standard text books and detailed references.   Practical project based reports and new technology seminar reports are also provided in the library. A fair number of technical periodicals, journals, magazines and GATE preparation books are available.

Placement Status.

Department is striving to provide best placement opportunities for the students and better career through career guidance classes. Opportunities for placement are available in core areas like building construction, highways, airport development, water supply systems in Government and Private Sectors and abroad also. Students have been placed in CORE companies, software companies and highly reputed companies through campus recruitment.

Lab Facilities

All the labs are independent and fully equipped with the State of the facilities and include Survey Lab, Strength of Materials Lab, Concrete Lab, Transportation Engineering Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, CAD Lab etc. Special equipment include Universal Testing Machine, Total Stations and GPS, Theodolites and Levelling Instruments, Compaction factor & Flow test apparatus, Izod and Charpy Impact test, Brinell and Rockwell Hardness Tests, Rebound Hammer test, Los Angeles Abrasion Test, Proctor Compaction and CBR Test.

  1. Survey Lab
  2. Strength of materials lab
  3. Concrete Lab
  4. Transportation Engineering Lab
  5. Environmental Engineering Lab
  6. Geotechnical Engineering Lab