Dr. Seshu Pasumarthy, Director, IIT Dharwad and Dr. Nagesh Iyer, former Director, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research (SERC) visited the Civil engineering department on 5th November 2018. It was a very good brainstorming session.
Ayudha pooja was celebrated in the Civil Department on 17-10-2018.
As a part of Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadashami several activities and competitions were conducted for the students. All semester students were participated actively in all the activities.
Quiz: Quiz competition was conducted for all semester students of Civil Engineering. Mr. Vyshak from 7th sem, Mr. Shuvang Agarwal from 5th sem and Mr. Rohit P G from 3rd sem secured the first place and Mr. Naveen J from 7th sem, Mr. Bharathesh B C from 5th sem and Mr. Nandan Gowda from 3rd sem got the second place in the quiz competition.
Dr. Jagadish Vengala, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Head, EDC, PVPSIT, Vijayawda gave a talk on “ Use of Blast furnace slag as aggregates and cement binding materials” for 1st Sem M.tech Structure students on 15-10-2018.
The research scholars from various places presented their papers as a part of International Conference on Advances in Engineering Science and Management (ICAEM-18) in the Civil Department on 12-10-2018.
FRESHER’S WELCOME PARTY 2018
The Fresher’s day is a day that is filled with excitement, joy, music, dance, enthusiasm, laughter and happiness. On 7th of September the students of K S SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT marked as a memorable day in the life of every fresher of BE Civil Engineering.
The 3rd semester students welcomed the fresher’s with a welcome speech. The fresher’s were entertained by dance performance. Later many interesting activities were conducted for the freshers.
Teacher’s day Celebration
All the semester students of the Civil Engineering Department celebrated Teacher’s day on 5-9-2018.
Yoga day celebration on occasion of “WORLD YOGA DAY” at KSSEM on 21/6/2017
Farewell organized on 24/5/2017 for UG student’s 2017 batch.
Site visit of the 6th semester students to “T. K. HALLI WATER TREATMENT PLANT “on April 12 2017.
Survey Camp 2017
As a part of courses and curriculum in civil engineering, survey camp was held for 6th sem students 2014 batch during Feb 3rd to Feb 13th 2017 in Melukote ,Mandya district ,Karnataka.
Fresher’s day celebration-Civil Department 2015-2016 batch.
Ayudha Pooja Celebrations
ETABS Workshop was held by Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI), for 2 days on 7/11/2016 and 8/11/2016 for 5th semester students.
Extended 3D Analysis of building System (ETABS) is a software package for the structural analysis and design of buildings. Design of steel, concrete frames, composite beams, composite columns, steel joints.
“Industry Awareness Program” on 17th August 2016
Mr. Lingesh H.S an Industrialist addressed final year engineering students regarding ‘Core Industry Awareness program in the non IT areas’.
The expertise and knowledge in the area would add a great value to the business sense of one and all, especially the budding entrepreneurs of the college who require the guidance and path-breaking ideas to lead their way through the tough completion in the Global market on this day.
In addition to community services he includes a huge responsibility of educating and motivating students on various subjects and skills to suit this competitive world and to be the better citizen of the country.
Placement training for 3rd and 5th semester students –16thto 19th August-2016
The training helps students to get knowledge of aptitude, personality development, Group discussion and team work.
Students Placements sector is widely covered by training professionals and companies HR’s. Placement will clearly focusing on Training students to develop skills and perform in interviews to deliver what the companies are looking for and attain their career start easily.
Farewell (2012-2016) (2014-2016)
An official way of saying good bye was held for our PG and UG students from Civil Engineering Department on 13th may 2016.
Farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. ”Saying goodbye can be tough when you don’t know if you are ever going to meet again. Only memories are left behind after a painful farewell from your beloved person.
Graduation day (2012-2016) (2014-2016)
Graduation day was held for outgoing batch (PG and UG) of KSSEM on 14th may 2016 at MYRA convention hall, Kanakapura road, bengaluru.
Graduation or convocation is getting a academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated, in which students become graduates. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. Here students were given away the momentous and certificate by the chief guest.
The Department of Civil Engineering had organized a National Conference on “Advances in Structures and Materials“(NCASM-16) on 27th April 2016 in association with ACCE and ICI.
The purpose of this conference was not only to discuss the structural systems and their applications but also to discuss advances in materials, trends and critical issues related to structural engineering.
There were presenters from various colleges, industry professionals and the conference was held from morning 9am till evening 4pm. There were 4 sessions and each session had a chair person for selecting a best paper of the national conference. Totally 25 papers were presented including UG and PG students.
Industrial Visit to Karnataka Rural Building Center (KRBC)
Industrial Visit represents important activities in an Engineering Undergraduate Programme that contributes to the achievement of various essential learning outcomes and programme objectives.
The paper report is an attempt to make the industrial visit an integral part of the course. This is achieved through identifying learning outcomes and a suitable industrial site visit.
In this case Karnataka Rural Building Center (KRBC) was identified as the site to be visited by Civil Engineering 3rd Semester Students.
Importance of Industrial Visit:
It helps students to gain firsthand information regarding functioning of industries.
Provides an opportunity to plan, organize and engage in active learning experiences both in and outside the class room.
Helps to enhance their interpersonal skill and communications.
Mr.M.P.UmaShankar is the Chairrman and Chief Executive of KRBC.This is located in Attna Village of Nagamangala Taluk in Mandya District and was established in 1995 and got approval from Govt of India in the year 2000-01 and developed full-fledged production unit in 2008-09.
KRBC is promoted by Ministry of Rural Development Govt of India.
KRBC is a building technology transfer center for promoting innovative, cost effective and eco-friendly precast technologies.
This industrial Visit was on 9th Sep 2015 and headed by our respectable Teachers.
Mrs. Supriya M D
Mrs. Veena and
Mr.Gopala Krishna Rao
Observation and Learnings:
The following are the building products produced in KRBC
- Prefabricated columns with footings
- Lintel and Chejja
- RCC footing materials
- Instant toilets
- Prefabricated RCC beams.
Use of Ferro cement component
Recycling of C&D works and reuse of recycled products
Sieve Shaker fabricated at KRBC
Fillers for roofing system
Prefabricated compound walls
Benefits of using Prefabricated building components
Pre-fabricated RCC roofing Components: These components reduce the time of construction from 25 days to 2 days .And are suitable for inner roofs.
Pre-fabricated RCC Compound Walls: Compound wall involves precast RCC pillar and wall panel’s This is cost effective, fast executed and can be shifted to other places.
These toilets are useful for individual household, community toilets, hostels, factories etc.These toilets are made of Alloy sheets which are rust proof, fire proof and wind proof. It can easily shift to any place and can be handled easily, it’s easy to erect and execution of completion of work consumes 2hours.
- Faster Construction.
- Reduces labour component at site.
- Quality of structure is controlled and assured.
- Reduces cost of construction.
- Provides opportunity to adopt new innovations in Civil Engineering.
Industrial visit provides the students programmes with dynamic real time feedback, which is very useful in the learning process.
It enables institution to build a good rapport with industrial experts and also achieve the learning outcome to students.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Mr.M.P.Uma Shankar and KRBC management and staff for their immense support to us.
FRESHER’S WELCOME PARTY 2015
The Fresher’s day is a day that is filled with excitement, joy, music, dance, enthusiasm, laughter and happiness. On 10th of August we the students of K S SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT marked as a memorable day in the life of every fresher of BE Civil Engineering .
The 3rd semester students welcomed the fresher’s with a welcome speech followed by cake cutting. The Fresher’s were served with cake, chocolates, chips, beverages and many more snacks. The fresher’s were entertained by dance performance given by B.Bharath, Somasundaram and Nishanth of 3rd semester. Later many interesting activities were conducted for the fresher’s like truth or dare, yes or no, minute to win it etc.,
The fresher’s were also given a chance to show case their talents. Mr. Fresher and Ms. Fresher was announced based on their involvement in the activities.
Mr. Fresher was Rajath and Ms. Fresher was Mythri
The programme was ended with a ramp walk and a group dance. All the fresher’s thanked their seniors for the wonderful day.
Model Making by Final Year Students(VII sem)
The final year students very actively participated in model making. With their great effort and dedication the students prepared the beautiful models. The models were exhibited during the inauguration function of I semester BE held on 02 August 2015. The parents and students in large number made the event successful and effort of the students were greatly appreciated.
BUILDING MODEL AND REINFORCEMENT DETAILS
‘Farewell’ for students of 8th semester was given by 6th semester students on 2nd june 2015 at GUHANTARA resort. Students and faculties participated in various events and had a fun filling moments.It’s not the goodbye that hurts, but the flashbacks that follows.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.
Poster Presentation programe was held on 14th may 2015 at Auditorium. PG and UG students of final semester’s displayed and explained their project work in the form of posters. Posters give a clear idea about the project and also gives guidance for the lower semester’s which helps them to choose topics for their future project work. The best poster was awarded by the reviewer after the presentation.
The Department of Civil Engineering had organized a National Conference on “Advances in Structures and Materials“ (NCASM-15) on 27th April 2015 in association with ACCE and ICI.
Conference often means a chance for faculty to gain useful knowledge in both teaching and research. The purpose of this conference was not only to discuss the structural systems and their applications but also to discuss advances in materials, trends and critical issues related to structural engineering.
Civil engineering is the art of construction of all kinds of structures and has been at human service since the beginning of civilization evolution. A Structure is a state of equilibrium of materials which is subjected to external loads to be serviceable for a given condition. The term “Advances in structures and materials” hence indicates the invention of new materials better constructions. The performance of materials can be increased by combining different materials (Composites). For example performance of cement can be increased tremendously due to addition of pozzolonic materials to cement. The advancement in structures happens with development in materials.
Students and faculties from various colleges participated and presented technical papers in the national conference in large number and the best paper was considered for publication in the issues of international reviewer with ISSN No. 2395-1575 on online journal.
The advisory committee included Professors and HOD’s of the esteemed institutions who reviewed and awarded the best papers.
The event was very successful and helpful.
By: Srinivas Ammanabrolu – 02/9/2014
Mr.Srinivas Ammanabrolu, Vice president, Living Walls presented technical seminar on the “Emerging Construction Technologies and Problems” in the construction faced in all the interdisciplinary projects were discussed. The various stages of construction like Structural components, Architectural components, Firefighting, Thermo Acoustics etc. were explained.
CADD Centre – 26/08/2014
The world largest CAD training network ‘ENGINEERIA’-The definite nationwide quiz contest that tests knowledge on engineering including its past and future.
‘Engineeria’-Finding emerging engineers conducted “Play and Win contest” largest engineering quiz competition on 26/08/2014 for III and IV year Civil Engineering undergraduates, winners of the quiz competition will be shortlisted and will participate in the 2nd round.
By: Dr.Mangala Keshav – 11/8/2014
Dr.Mangala Keshav, Associate professor, BMS college of Engineering presented a technical seminar on “Experimental setup using Loading Frame” held on 11/08/2014 at Kalidasa seminar hall. Experimental Investigations on beams, walls, vertical loads and horizontal loads for wallets, prisms and triplets were discussed. Complications involved in the setup were explained.
Audience included post graduate students and faculties.
Civil simplified a division of skyfy education labs has conducted a workshop on seismic design of buildings for 6th semester students at KSSEM on 5th April, 2014. 29 students were trained, 10 students participated in and around Bangalore and also from Anantapur . Hands on training on modelling and analysis for multi-storied structure were given.
Industry Visit to Gajanur Dam Bhadravathi and varahi underground power house project, Hosa Angadi 13th march – 16th march 2014
Industrial visit is considered as one of the most tactical methods of teaching. The main reason behind this – it lets students to know things practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices, actual working conditions, awareness with industrial practices. Moreover, it gives exposure from academic point of view.
This industrial visit was headed by Srianth , AE and Ananta Krishna , AE. Gajanur dam: This dam is built across the river Tunga in a village called Gajanur, 12 km from Shimoga city on the National Highway NH-13. It is a multipurpose dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control, etc.The dam creates the biggest reservoir on the Tungabhadra river with 101 thousand million cubic feet (tmc) of gross storage capacity at full reservoir level (FRL) 498 m MSL, and a water spread area of 378 square kilometres . The dam is 49.5 meters high above its deepest foundation.
Varahi is Karnataka’s first underground powerhouse. Varahi Hydro Electric Project has a total installed capacity of 230 MW contributing 1100 MU annually. This consists of 2 x 115 MW Generating Units at Varahi underground Powerhouse and two 4.5 MW units in the power house at the Mani Dam site. Provision was made to add two more Units at this power house of similar capacity (115 MW) .
Site Visit to SOBHA DEVELOPER’s Manufacturing Units: 11/03/2014:
Students of 6th semester visited Concrete Manufacturing units of Sobha Developers.
Paver Block Division: Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks, Pavers & Paving Slabs Kerbstones/Drainage Slabs/Dished Channels. All Products Conform to IS, BS and ASTM standards Manufactured in World class Manufacturing facilities.
Technical talk by a resource person from ‘ Fosroc Chemical Industries ’ Bangalore.
Shiva Prakash .G from ‘Fosroc Chemical Industries’ delivered a lectures on chemical admixtures on 26th feb. for our 8th sem and M.tech students. It helped our students to gain an insight into the process of understanding the properties of different kinds of admixtures and their suitability for practical applications.
The following students from Civil Engineering VII semester has been shortlisted for Racks and Rollers Placement consultancy. The students had successfully completed the formalities with outstanding performance.
- Malashree .M.N
- Sharmitha .R. Chavan
- Anusha V.N
Inauguration of 1st sem M.Tech class was held on October 7th 2013.
Inauguration of 1st sem M.Tech class was held on October 7th. Sebi Kumar General Manager Wipro was the chief guest. Classes have been commenced on 7th October.
Two day workshop on mix design on 18th and 19th September 2013
Workshop on “ Hands on Concrete Mix Proportions” was organized for 2 days i.e. 18th and 19th of September 2013 by the department of civil engineering in co-ordination with “ Ultra Tech” headed by YTVV Prasad and Vyshnavi in which concrete mix proportions for various grades of cement was explained and practically mix was carried out in concrete lab. Students actively participated and made a benefit out of it.
National seminar on green buildings on August 28th 2013
National seminar on green buildings was held on August 28th 2013 by Department of civil engineering. The resource persons were Mr.S.Srinivas, Mr.Sampath, Mr.Sateesh from Indian Green Building council (IGBC) Hyderbad.
The seminar covered Green Building case study, different models in green building documentation. Delegates were given exercise on documentation in the later part of the session.
Various delegates from Yellama Dasappa Institute of Technology, Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management, Acharya Institute of Technology and our students and faculty participated enthustically.
Fresher’s party on august 21st 2013.
To welcome the newcomers, students of KSSEM from civil engineering department organized a fresher’s party on august 21st 2013. It was great fun on that day with some solo songs followed by group dances which were enjoyable followed by delicious lunch. They enjoyed it..
But as it is said education never ends so now students again have to come back to their studies..
Visit to Wonderla on 15/03/2013:
Students of 2nd semester had visited wonderla as a part of education and entertainment trip. Theme park had many rides (Dry and water rides). Students were exposed to hydraulic system which is used in the rides.
Visit to TK – Hally Water Treatment Plant : 15/03/2013
This is one of the largest treatment plant in Asia. The various steps in the treatment are
- FILTRATION: Water is passed through various filtersto remove large organic and suspended particles.
- AERATION: (Cascade Aerator)- Water is splashed into atmosphere to entrap oxygen.
- FLASH MIXTURE: Chemicals like Alum and Lime is adde which boosts sedimentation & coagulation.
- CHLORINATION: Chorine is added is avoid the contamination of water.
- SLUDGE THICKNER: Removing semented sludge particles which is been setteled at the bottom of the tank.
- The water is then sent to rapid sand filters where the water is filtered for one last time and then is passed to siphon chamber where the water is again aerated and the chlorine content, Physical and Chemical characteristics of water are checked and then passed to the pumps where it is pumped.
Site Visit to SOBHA DEVELOPER’s Manufacturing Units: 13/03/2013:
Students of 6th semester visited Various Manufacturing units of Sobha Developer’s namely,
- Glazing Unit :Structural glass is the most commonly used element in modern buildings, From partition to external cladding it is used almost everywhere, students had an opportunity to visit Sobha developers glazing unit. Here the students were exposed to manufacturing of double glazed, tinted glass, colored fancy leads, and bevels, translucent glass, toughening glass, Window Panels, Aluminum Partition and Double Glazed Units. In addition to this, the packaging and transportation systems were also explained to the students.
- Carpentry Unit: In this unit they manufacture veneer doors, paneled doors and glazed doors. They are equipped in the new and modernized tools along with skilled labour to finish the job on time. The students not only learnt about the modern tools technology but also got the sense of time bound schedule and new in carpentry work.
- Concrete Block Division :During construction Engineers use many alternative materials based on the cost effectiveness without compromising on the strength and durability of units. To economize the cost, Sobha developers have come up with hollow cement concrete blocks which has the same functional properties as solid blocks.
On whole the students learnt about In house manufacturing units of an industry, its advantages and need of them in a project.
M X Road Training (16/11/12):
Department of Civil Engg had organized one day workshop on MX ROAD software for the faculties and students. The faculties were trained on developing road modeling using the survey data and also by importing some of the features using Google Map.
Guest Lecture (Civil Department) (19/10/2012):
Nagesh Ramurthy of A.N.P project Management Consultants enlightened the students about Project Management Context. He also told the students how a project should be handled and in what way it should be handled for the successful completion of it. He also spoke to them about the managing techniques and the problems which will arrive during the execution of the project which can be from public, environment, economical, technological, socio-cultural and legal and how to deal with it. Management Techniques included both human resource and material resources and financial management.
Traffic Survey by 5thsem Students on 27/09/2012
Students of 5th semester Civil, conducted a Traffic Survey at KSIT – Kanakapura Road Junction as the traffic jam was a menace for travellers during College commencing and Closing Hours. As though it was not in academics students was taught how to survey, analyse, find the traffic volume and the solutions to reduce Traffic Jam. Students Actively participated in the project and got ideas how to deal with problems and find solutions regarding TRAFFIC JAM.
Visit to Ready Mix Concrete Plant, Hosur Road on 13/9/2012
Third semester civil engineering students visited AVS Ready Mix Concrete plant at Hosur Road, Plant Engineers explained the students about batching of aggregates, storage of cement, and storage and usage of other Alternative Building Materials such as Flyash and Quarry Dust. They were also exposed to the usage of Chemical Admixtures and the processing of ready mix concrete.
They were also given information on use of machinery like concrete pumps, batching unit, automatic control unit and also to the concrete testing methods like slump test, compression test and aggregates test.
Site Visit 12/9/2012
Students of 5th Sem Students were taken to Construction Site to have In-situ knowledge and site exposure.
The sites Visited are
- Residential school near sajjapur, the specialty about this was that the beams were made up of composite structural elements comprising of regular steel and post tensioned steel tendons.
- The second site was R.V. Architectural School near Kanakapura Road. The building was unique by its architectural elements and inclined structural elements.
The students were explained every details by the concerned site/ project engineers. The above site visit was informative and beneficiary.
Kanva Reservoir Visit on 17/03/2012
The students of 4thsem civil Engineering were taken to Kanva Reservoir (which is 60 km from Bangalore), as a part of Industrial trip. The students were exposed to the 60 year Composite dam (Earthen Bund with masonry for siphon spillway portion). This was built by Sir M.Vivesvaraya during the year 1940-46.
Salient feature of the dam:
Location: longitude 770 12’ 0” East
Latitude: 120 17’ 0” North
Height of dam: 18.04 m
Length: 1422 m
M.W.L: R.L. 698.910 m
Catchment area: 340.4 Sq.km
Discharging capacity: 395 cumecs
Workshop on Total Station on 27/1/2012 & 28/01/2012
for 4th sem Civil Engineering Students
Students of 3rd semester civil engineering during their vacation underwent “Training program on Total Station for two days i.e., 27/1/12-28/1/12. The workshop comprised of theory, hands on experience and real time execution problems of survey practice. The program was trained by industrial experienced staff for two full days. The students also learned/ trained on data transferring and processing software which added advantage in the training program.
The students were given certificates and the entire program was benefited to the students.
Students of 5th and 3rd Semester Civil, were asked to make miniature models imitating any structure and prepare informative charts in various fields. Few students were too good not only in imitating existing structure but also in creating their own miniatures keeping the working concepts alive. The models were neat, precise and to scale, it looked as if the original structures which we see daily had become small and was lying in front of us. And the charts had more information and understandable which enlightened anyone who read. This helped the students to gather additional information and also brought their hidden talent out.
These models were exhibited on 1st year inauguration programme and students got appreciation from parents as well as teachers.
Few Models which was done by students are
Guest lecture by Sunsoft Technologies Inc. on 04/11/2011
Department of Civil Engineering has organized a guest lecture on “The Geographical Information System” (GIS) industry is undergoing significant and far reaching changes. GIS industry growth is being driven by rapidly spreading use of mapping and spatial data technology in brand new disciplines by customers representing new industries markets and applications. At the same time, traditional GIS user organizations are averaging their investments through integration and departmental information systems.
GIS is emerging as one of the most powerful information inputs in areas water management, Telecommunication, Town planning, Urban development, Information center, Tourism Department, Transportation Networks etc.
The students were exposed to the above new tends of GPS & GIS and the entire lecture was informative and the students interacted with the guest lecture.
Guest lecture by Dr. Manamohan R Kalgal on 07/09/2011
Department of Civil Engineering has organized a guest lecture by Dr. Manamohan R Kalgal , VP in Aditya Birla group. DrKalgal served as Professor at MSRIT from 1980 to 2003 and now heading ULTRA CWMWNTS, GRASIM. Having vast knowledge both in academic and industry, Dr. Kalgal gave a glimpse of present civil engineering practices and view of modern construction methods to the students.
The entire lecture was informative and the students interacted with the guest lecture.
Visit to Ready Mix Concrete Plant, Hosur Road on 05/09/2011
Third semester civil engineering students visited AVS Ready Mix Concrete plant at Hosur Road, Students were exposed to batching of aggregates, storage of cement, the processing of ready mix concrete. They were also given information on use of admixtures and machinery like concrete pumps, batching unit, automatic control unit etc.
Seminar on Drafting Software by CADD-CENTRE-28/04/2011
The CADD-Centre, Bangalore gave a presentation on “Introduction to Drafting Software” for our students on 28/4/2011. This programme was organized under the banner of “ARCVIL”, Forum of Civil Engineering Students of KSGI (KSSEM).
The students were exposed to CADD tools including RIVET software and case studies related to civil engineering were demonstrated.
The students interacted with the resource persons and got exposed to the drafting application and usefulness of drafting software.
Students of Civil Engineering are periodically taken to site visits by enthusiastic Faculty. Students have visited RMC Plant, Metro sites, Kanva Dam etc to name a few.
Department Forum – ARCVIL
The Technical association was inaugurated on 21/2/2011 at Aryabhata Hitech Seminar Hall, K.S. Group of Institutions, Bangalore.
The main events held on forum inauguration day are
- Address from President, secretary and Principal.
- Seminar from guest lecturer.
- Quiz and power point presentation from the students.