Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the construction and design of public and private sector works such as bridges, roads, dams and buildings.

Looking at the budget of 2012-13, investment in infrastructure sector to go up to INR 50 lakh crores and since 2001 earthquake (at Bhuj), there is rapid industrialization and infrastructure development in Kachchh district with projects like ‘Samakhyali – Gandhidham Road Project’, ‘Kandla – Mundra Road Project’ and also development of ‘Tuna Port’ project leading to huge requirement of manpower.

So my responsibility as an HOD of civil department increases eventually as our polytechnic college being a part of this region, we have a brilliant opportunity to shape the new brains in this field as the demand and requirement of this field is on peak at project execution/supervision level.

Believing in the dictum of ‘Catch them young’ our Department considers the students as an active and integral part of the Higher Education and lays a strong edifice which will orient them to meet the challenges of life by not merely becoming trained professionals but also better citizens.

The department is equipped with highly experienced and qualified faculties and students are intelligent, hardworking and disciplined; resulted in outstanding results at state level. I am really proud of them.

The department frequently organizes continuing-education-programs, technical training on Total Station for value addition to students and making them readily available for the construction industry, training to masons and others for skill development from experts in emerging areas of Civil Engineering.

The department takes pride in the achievement of its distinguished alumni, who hold prestigious positions in private and government organizations, industry and academia, across the globe. I wish you all the best for all your future endeavors.