Civil Facilities


  • Civil Engineering department library is available for the department faculty and students for immediate reference. 

  • It has more than 100 volumes of books to cater to the need of Anna university syllabus. It consists of both text and reference books in different disciplines.

  • It has Books in the areas of Environmental Engineering, Waste Mangement, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Project and management, Water Resources, Hydrology, Surveying, E-mechanics and managerial books are also available to develop the student's aptitude, verbal and personality development skills. 

  • The library has books related to softwares such as AUTO CAD, STADD PRO, CATIA and ANSYS.

  • All the B.E project work reports are available for the student’s reference.

List of Laboratories

Surveying I & II 



  • Ranging rods and Chaining

  • Chain Traversing

  • Plane table surveying

  • Levels and leveling staff

  • Theodolite

  • Total station

  • Tapes

  • Cross staff

  • GPS

Acquiring practical knowledge on handling basic survey instruments including leveling and development of contour map of given area.




• 37 IBM computer systems
• Internet connectivity for all the systems
• Centralized air conditioned room
• Auto CADD, STAAD Pro, Solid works softwares ….etc installed in all systems
• Print and scan facilities of drawing sheets

To draft the plan, elevation and sectional views of buildings in accordance with development and control rules satisfying orientation and functional requirements as per National Building Code.


Hydraulic Engineering

Hydraulic Engineering Lab


• Bernoulli’s theorem – Verification Apparatus
• Calculation of Meta centric height
• Measurement of velocity - Pitot tube assembly
• Flow measurement :
o Channel with provision for fixing notches
o Flume assembly with provisions for conducting experiments on hydraulic jumps
o Flow measurement in pipes
Orifice meter
Flow through orifice tank
Flow through mouth piece
Losses in Pipes
Major loss – Friction loss
Minor Losses - pipe line assembly with provisions for having Sudden contractions in diameter, expansions Bends, elbow fitting, etc
Single stage Centrifugal pump
Multi stage Centrifugal pump
Reciprocating pump
Impulse turbine
Francis turbine
Kaplan turbine

To measure flow in pipes and determine frictional losses and able to develop characteristics of pumps and turbines.

Strength of Materials              



Torsion testing machine
Impact testing machine
Hardness testing machine
Beam deflection test apparatus
Le Chatelier’s apparatus
Vicat’s apparatus

To develop knowledge in the area of testing of materials and components of structural elements experimentally.


Concrete & Highway Engineering

Concrete  Highway Engineering Lab



Concrete Mixer
Slump cone
Flow table
Vee Bee Consistometer
Aggregate impact testing machine
CBR Apparatus
Blains Apparatus
Los - Angeles abrasion testing machine
Ductility testing Apparatus
Fireball testing Machine

To characterize various pavement materials through relevant tests. To learn the principles and procedures of testing Concrete and Highway materials and to get hands on experience by conducting the tests and evolving inferences.


Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics Lab


Marshall Stability Apparatus
Liquid and plastic limit apparatus
Shinkage limit apparatus
Proctor compaction apparatus
Direct shear apparatus
Field density measuring device
Triaxial shear apparatus
Three gang consolidation test device

To determine index properties and engineering properties such as shear strength, compressibility and permeability by conducting appropriate tests.


Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Lab


o Oxygen analyzer
o Spectrophotometer
o Sodium Potassium Analyzer
o Flame Photometer
o Gas Chromatography
o Atomic absorption spectroscopy
o Nephlo - turbidity meter
o BOD Analyser
o COD Analyser
o Jar Test Apparatus

To characterize wastewater and conduct treatability studies of wastewater and also to understand the sampling and preservation methods and significance of characterization.