Traditionally Civil Engineering has played an important role in improving the civic life of society by harmonizing the natural resources available on earth. Some of the major areas in the field of Civil Engineering are design and construction of various structures like bridges, buildings, roads, tunnels and dams, developing new construction technologies, Design and development of Foundation systems, Geotechnical Engineering,
Transportation and Traffic Engineering, Municipal and Sanitary services, surveying, GIS and remote sensing, and Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering. Also, Civil Engineers have found an important role in some newer areas like design and construction of waste containment systems, disposal of high level nuclear wastes, and protection of Ground water resources. In recent years Civil Engineers are facing newer challenges in infrastructure development that is resulting into Development of newer type of foundation Solutions, treatment of natural soils, and development of newer materials.
The Department of Civil Engineering in Vishveshwarya group of institution is the oldest and the largest in the National Capital Region. It was established in 2009. The Department has grown tremendously over the years and is now recognized as one of the major engineering departments in the Delhi NCR. The department has produced several engineers who are making significant contributions in the planning and execution of Civil Engineering projects in India. The Department offers a four-year course leading to the Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. The academic activities of the Department emphasizes deep understanding of fundamental principles, development of creative ability to handle the challenges of Civil Engineering, and the analytical ability to solve problems which are interdisciplinary in nature. The Department also encourages its students to engage in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, essential for development, nurturing of team spirit, and developing organizational skills.