Civil Engineering

About the Department

The Department of Civil Engineering of Anna University Regional Campus Tirunelveli was established in September 2008. Presently the department has three well established disciplines – Environmental Engineering, Remote Sensing and Structural Engineering and Geoinformatics. These disciplines have fully developed laboratories. This Department has well qualified teachers with good academic and research pursuit.

The main objective of the department is to transfer Remote sensing , Geoinformatics , Environmental Engineering and Structural Engineering to the society and also to undertake research and developmental Projects.The Students of Remote sensing are doing their training and projects in various organizations such as

  • National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad.
  • Vickram Sarabhai space research organization, Trivandrum.
  • Institute of water studies, Taramani, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Tirunelneli
  • Centre for Environment and Development , Trivandrum
  • National Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Tirupati.
  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing , Dehradun

Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing

“In any new technological endeavor and development, the application aspects always take time to catch up”

The Anna University has started a regular four year B.E programme in Geoinformatics as a part of Department of Civil Engineering amply supported by Institute of Remote Sensing perhaps following Germany’s example started the geomatics course and first batch students graduated in April 1996 and Post graduate degree programme (M.Tech) in Remote Sensing was upgraded from post graduate diploma programme started in 1985.

Due to the demands on the space technologies quite high and drawback in a number of institutions and Universities , Anna University Tirunelveli has started Post graduate on Remote sensing in the Year 2008 and later 2011, Undergraduate programme was started in the Year 2011 with the adequate infra structure facilities in this campus.

The only University to have introduced a four year geoinformatics programme leading to B.E degree. However , the number of students likely to pass out every year is grossly inadequate to meet the professional needs of our country. Many industries as well as earth resources mangers will need a qualified personnel with advanced knowledge in surveying and mapping.

The subjects cover specifically in undergraduate and post graduate level specifically on the principles of remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, microwave remote sensing, geodesy, engineering survey, digital image processing, computer applications, geoinformation systems, cadastral surveys, management practices and some special electives and all aspects of geotechnology are generally covered in these courses.

Since human needs keep changing, it is difficult to predict what the future holds and what steps can be taken to see that the needs are met satisfactorily.“ New frontiers in technologies now available are Biotechnolgy, Space Technology, Information technology , Microelectronics and Management techlogies”. These technologies can be blended to apply to various situations.

Space technology offers data and Remote sensing act as a tool to provide upto date information on natural and environmental resources. From the inception of these programme , nearly 10 years have crossed the milestones of higher education on Undergraduate and post graduate programme with good academic and placement record with the ample support of Anna University Chennai.

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The following UG and PG programmes are offered in the Department.

1. M.E Environmental Engineering
2. M. Tech Remote Sensing
3. M.E Structural Engineering
4. B.E Geoinformatics


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