: DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING :
The cosmos that emerged in the course of the seventeenth century was the physical cosmos of Rene Descartes (1596-1650). This cosmos was, in fact, a product of the scientific procedure of constructing hypotheses capable of being tested by the precisely measured observations. This scientific procedure gathered momentum with the writing of Principia in 1687 by Newton. Descartes claimed, “Give me extension and motion, and I will construct the universe.”
This universe of Descartes and the new science consisted of extended particles of mater which moved in space obeying some fixed mathematical laws, free from interference by angels, demons, human prayer or occult magical powers.
This universe was, however, subject to the limited manipulations of experimental scientists and engineers who set out in this way to discover the laws of nature. Those scientists and engineers learned to obey nature to be her master.
In similar vein, here in the Civil Engineering department, we attempt to inculcate a scientific temperament into the young minds so that they can, in turn, design, construct and maintain roads, bridges, dams, buildings and other similar structures and can thereby contribute to attain an advanced stage of human social development. And they are, in fact, engaged in building houses, hotels, hostels, hospitals, hospices, to name a few, both in India and abroad. They say, “Before you marry, be sure of a house wherein to tarry.” Excellence in Civil Engineering may indeed make it easy for other branches of engineering to excel.
The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1949.
The Civil Engineering Department in K.G. Engineering is fully equipped in terms of human resources Library, Classrooms, Workshops and Laboratories to implement the current curricular activities as devised by the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education.