Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College
Jalpaiguri,West Bengal, India
Year of Establishment: 1961
The Civil Engineering Department started its journey from the inception of the college in 1961. Since then the department has been striving to produce quality Civil Engineers for the country as well as to serve the society in various development activities. At present, annual intake of the department in the UG course is 60. The Department has well equipped laboratories having modern equipments such as Concrete Technology, Strength of Materials/Structural Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Highway Engineering, Engineering Survey, Water Resource Engineering, Environment Engineering, Engineering Geology, Computer Laboratory, etc. and the up-gradation of such laboratories is a continuous process undertaken every year regularly. Further, the Department has valuable possession of well qualified as well as devoted Faculty Members recruited by West Bengal Public Service Commission.
The Civil Engineering Department strives to achieve excellence in all aspects through honest, sincere and united efforts from all stake holders.
To provide globally competitive high quality technical human resource through high-quality basic education in Civil Engineering as well as to build capacity of civil engineering students to develop themselves as self reliant responsible citizens of tomorrow with excellent technical skills, confidence and courage to face challenge. To promote and significantly contribute towards development of technologies and innovations appropriate to sustainable economic growth and enrichment of quality of life.
To develop itself in tune with an institute of world class reputation and advance knowledge and educate students in the areas of engineering and technology.
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The Department has produced Engineers who rendered satisfactory services in their respective working domain viz. Engineering profession, research, education etc. very successfully, in Government, Government Undertaking as well as Private Organisation including overseas appointments, with many of them climbing top positions or playing major role. It is pleasure to know that some Alumnus of recent past are serving as Faculty Members of elite institutions like IITs, IIEST etc. of India with remarkable performance. A few students qualify in GATE every year regularly; while a few avail opportunity for higher study abroad as well as overseas jobs. It is not too small to mention that one alumnus of CED, JGEC cracked IES-2015.
Civil Engineering Department is recognized by Government, Government Undertaking as well as Private Organisations as ear-marked approved destination. Further, the Department serves as the Member of State Technical Agency for scrutiny of the proposals, design and estimates etc as made under PMGSY Programme for North Bengal Districts of West Bengal and Sikkim as well as conducted week long continuing education program on Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojona in West Bengal for engineers several occasions. Also, the Department served successfully as State Level Nodal Institute to conduct week long continuing education program on National Program for Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBEERM) for engineers on a few occasions.
Besides academic activities the Department undertakes collaborative projects, seminars, continuing education program, workshop, internal resource generation activities like civil engineering consultancy, civil engineering testing works, geotechnical investigation, civil engineering design and vetting etc.