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Maharaja Institute of Technology: Cultivating a Research Culture in Civil Engineering Domain

Author : HER Team

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Dr. B. G. Naresh Kumar, Principal Maharaja Institute of Technology

Initiated by a group of distinguished professionals who are highly recognized for their eminence in the field of science and engineering technology, Maharaja Institute of Technology (MIT) has been able to carve a niche for itself amidst the various other engineering colleges in India. The institute holds a firm principle of imbibing discipline and regularity to its students through providing quality engineering education. MIT was established under the Maharaja Education Trust to inculcate ethics and foster innovation and team man ship among the fresh graduates.

Dr. B. G. Naresh Kumar, Principal, MIT says, "Positive and productive learning environment is key to students' academic, emotional and social success. This fact led us to build up a campus that is not only beautiful but also constructive." Located near the historical city of Mysore, the campus of MIT is equipped with all the modern learning aids and excellent infrastructure. From well-ventilated classrooms, a range of laboratories, multipurpose sports ground, and canteen to transportation facilities, a separate computer section, seminar hall, and hostels; the institute has encompassed all those resources which are essential for the effective teaching-learning process.

Among all other departments in MIT, the Department of Civil Engineering is the youngest branch and is considered as one of the most successful departments when it comes to generating all-round graduates.



Among all other departments in the institute, the Department of Civil Engineering is the youngest branch and is considered as one of the most successful departments when it comes to generating all-round graduates. "We have put in an extra effort and created a custom-designed class theatre with a seating capacity of up to 80, aiming to offer better learning experiences to the civil engineering students," opines Dr. Kumar. The students are welcomed to attain a four-year undergraduate civil engineering degree which ensures to strengthen the knowledge parameter of the students.

The department boasts of having a team of qualified and experienced faculty members who believe to upgrade themselves with the latest developments on the civil engineering sector and teach the students using the best teaching techniques and methodologies. Along with teachers, students are also motivated to take part in research activities. "All the laboratories in the department are designed and equipped to cater the needs of academic, research and a broad range of consultancy services," states Dr. Kumar. The research activities in the department include - effective utilization of waste fly ash, iron ore tailing for the stabilization of weak soils, alternate building materials, green building technology, structural dynamics, just to name a few.

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