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Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology

Department of Civil Engineering

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The students will get knowledge about how 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.

Major Equipments:


  • AutoCAD

Concrete and Highway Engineering laboratory, the course which provide an environment for students to learn  the principles and procedures of testing Concrete and Highway materials through various experiments. Students will also get hand-on experience by conducting the tests and evolving inferences. 

Major Equipments:

  • Compressive testing Machine
  • Flexural testing machine
  • Concrete mixer
  • Ductility Testing machine
  • Marshall stability testing machine

Hydraulic Engineering Lab is for the students who are persuing undergraduate programs in the field of Civil Engineering.In this lab students can perform experiments in flow measurement through a pipe,major loss and minor loss ,efficiency of various pumps and turbines and meta centric height.

Major equipments

  • Venturimeter/Orifice meter
  • Bernoulli’s Experiment set up
  • Centrifugal Pump
  • Reciprocating Pump
  • Francis turbines
  • Pelton Wheel turbine
  • kaplon turbine 

Soil mechanics laboratory helps the students to develop skills to test the soils for their index and engineering properties and to characterize the soil based on their properties


  • Conventional Direct Shear apparatus
  • Conventional Consolidation apparatus
  • Consolidation Apparatus
  • Direct Shear Apparatus
  • Casagrande apparatus
  • Cone penetration test apparatus

It is special lab for demonstrating the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments is the objective of the strength of materials lab.  Measuring the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, beam deflection are conducted in the lab.

Major Equipments Strength of Materials Lab:-

  • Universal testing machine
  • Torsion testing machine
  • Impact testing machine
  • Brinell hardness testing machine
  • Rockwell hardness testing machine.

Students will acquire practical knowledge on handling basic survey instruments including Theodolite, Tachometry, Total Station and GPS and have adequate knowledge to carryout Triangulation and Astronomical surveying including general field marking for various engineering projects and Location of site.

  • Total Station
  • Digital Global positioning system
  • Digital Level
  • Theodolites
  • Dumpy level
  • Prismatic & surveyor compass
  • Pocket stereoscope
  • Ranging rods

Students will get knowledge about how to analyze the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater and to quantify the dosage requirement for coagulation process also to study the growth of micro-organism and its quantification and to quantify the sludge.

Major Equipments

  • Gas Chromatography
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • UV Spectrophotometer
  • Flame Photometer
  • Ion Analyzer
  • Dissolved Oxygen meter
  • pH meter
  • Turbidity meter
  • Conductivity meter

It is special lab for demonstrating the basic principles in the area of structural analysis and strength of building units using loading frame to the postgraduate students through a series of experiments is the objective of the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory. Measuring the properties of the materials such as Flexural strength, tensile strength, compressive strength through Non destructive methods as well as destructive methods, beam and column deflection are conducted in the lab.

Major Equipment

  • Loading frame
  • Strain Gauge
  • Rebound Hammer
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Tester
  • Clinometer
  • Vibration Exciter
  • Vibration Meter
  • FFT Analyser
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Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology

TNEA Code : 2345

Opposite Salem Airport, Sikkanampatty (po),

Omalur (Tk), Salem - 636 309.

Tel : + (04290) - 233333
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College Hours : 9:00am - 5:00pm