Research Centre

CARD – Centre for Applied Research and Development in Civil Engineering (CARD)

Centre for Applied Research and Development in Civil Engineering (CARD) is the research center established under the Department of Civil Engineering which aims to undertake research in various domains of Civil Engineering and provide support to the faculty members and students to take up research based projects.

CARD was constituted in the year 2021 with a broad objective to engage and coordinate all the research activities in the department and to facilitate guidance for various civil engineering as well as interdisciplinary projects. CARD has seven sub research groups under its ambit, focussing on the areas of Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Remote sensing and GIS and an interdisciplinary wing where projects in multiple domains can be dealt with. CARD also envisages to acquire funding from different agencies and to develop infrastructure to carry out Industry based projects.

CARD initially started out as CEES (Centre for Engineering Earthquake Studies) in the year 2012 with a vision to motivate students and researchers to pursue research in the area of Earthquake Engineering. During the time the focus was limited to the structural engineering domain and specifically on earthquake engineering. The scope of the research in the Department of Civil Engineering has been widened with the initiation of the new center.

The Research Center has the following Research Scholars

Research Scholar Research area Research Guide
Mr. Daniel A V Buckling analysis of aluminium split mullions in curtain wall system External
Mr. Binol Varghese Seismic fragility analysis of buildings with concourse External
Reshmi P.R Wave-Structure Interaction Analysis for the Design of Tsunami Resistant Coastal structures Dr. Kavitha P.E
Nikhil R Buckling Behavior of Liquid Storage TanksĀ  Dr. Asha Joseph