Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 1980 with an intake of 60, affiliated to University of Mysore. Later Kuvempu University and now it is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University with an intake of 120. Department is also running M.Tech Programme in Structural Engineering with an intake of 24 and has started in the year 2010-2011.
Department has been accredited twice by NBA in the year 2004 and 2008 and also an ISO 2001-2008 certified. The department has been well equipped with state of the art laboratories and experienced faculty to guide students in their academic activities. Department is provided with following facilities for the benefit of students Viz: Department Library, Internet Facilities, Seminar Hall and EDUSAT Facility.