About The Department
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Welcome to Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay

To be the fountain-head of new ideas and innovations in Civil Engineering.

To offer world-class undergraduate and post-graduate education, research guidance, professional consultancy, outreach and manpower training as well as leadership in Civil Engineering.

To offer world-class undergraduate and post-graduate education, research guidance, professional consultancy, outreach and manpower training as well as leadership in Civil Engineering.

Hearty Welcome to the Civil Engineering Department of IIT Bombay!! The Civil Engineering Department is one of the founding Departments of IIT Bombay since 1958, over the years, has grown tremendously, and is now recognized as one of the best and major Engineering Departments in the country and ranked highly in the world for Civil Engineering. With its multifaceted faculty (55 regular Faculty, 2 Adjunct and 1 Visiting Faculty), it provides high quality teaching and research. We provide very attractive facilities and an environment for those who join the Department as Faculty or Student.

Among JEE (Advanced) qualified candidates who opt to join the undergraduate (UG) program (B.Tech. or DD), our department is one of the top most destinations in the country for Civil Engineering. Similarly for GATE qualified candidates, this department is one of the most priority institutes to join for postgraduate (PG) programs. Among the huge number of applications received for the PhD program, only less than 5% get admission in the department. Our department received in 2024-25 about 200 applications from foreign students for PG (M.Tech. and PhD) programs, showing the high demand of our academic programs in India and among other countries.

The recent QS world ranking 2024 shows our department’s world ranking in between 51-100, with all India rank number ONE (1st), in the domain of Civil Engineering. Our expert faculty members are involved in several basic and applied research works, many of which also get translated to solve various challenging issues of the country and society at large. Nine of our department faculty members are also listed in top 2% scientists / researchers of the world in the domain as per the recent Stanford University database published by Elsevier. These are possible because of various contributions made by several of our former students of this department.

As the problems the society faces are multi-dimensional, so must be our efforts at combating them. With this view in mind, since the inception of the Department, our goal is to do research in challenging engineering problems and provide efficient engineering solutions in the various sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering. The department has a strong focus in the research areas of Transportation Systems Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Remote Sensing, and Construction Technology and Management including Urban Planning. The Department has M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes in all these areas of research along with its traditional B.Tech. programme in Civil Engineering. Department has 17 high end teaching and research laboratories in these areas. The Department also hosts Postdoctoral Fellowship programmes in various specializations sponsored by Institute (IPDF), SERB, DST, sponsored research and other agencies.

The Department is actively involved in basic and applied research and consultancy and provides high quality technical advisory support through various R & D projects and consultancy to various organizations. Through academic and sponsored research our faculty members and students have published a large number of research publications in peer-reviewed reputed Journals having high impact factors in the domain. In the recent past, the Department has attracted a significant amount of sponsored research funding from government and private organizations and delivered excellent output in terms of implementable solutions for the benefit of the country and society at large.

The Department is well known because of our multi-talented alumni. Several former UG and PG students of this department are in various topmost prestigious positions globally in different sectors like academia, research organization, industry, government bureaucrats etc.

The Department disseminates the knowledge gained from its high quality research through training programs and interacts with world renowned personalities through workshops and conferences. The students and faculty members have won prestigious national and international awards and recognitions, and continue to bring laurels to the Department and the Institute. Quite a good number of our faculty members continue to be Editors or Associate Editors or Members of the Editorial Boards of a number of reputed International/ National Journals. A few of outstanding department faculty members received most prestigious awards / recognitions through academy fellowships, for example, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Award, Fellowship of engineering and science academies like INAE, NASI, IASc etc.

As per the vision and mission, our aim is to deliver the best to our students, to the society and the nation.




- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize

  • Prof. Subimal Ghosh (2019)

- Swarnajayanti Fellowship of DST

  • Prof. Subimal Ghosh (2019)

- Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc)

  • Prof. Tarun Kant (2011)
  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury (2017)
  • Prof. Subimal Ghosh (2023)

- Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi (FNA)

  • Prof. Tarun Kant (2007)

- Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru (FASc)

  • Prof. Tarun Kant (2004)
  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury (2024)

- Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi (FNAE)

  • Prof. Tarun Kant (1999)
  • Prof. D. N. Singh (2011)
  • Prof. M. C. Deo (2013)
  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury (2023)

- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany

  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury(2009)

- Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F. ASCE)

  • Prof. D. N. Singh
  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury(2019)

- Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA

  • Prof. Subimal Ghosh

- Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan

  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury(2009)