Established in the year 1978
FIST Sponsored Department through which the department got a
funding of Rs. 110 lakhs.
MoU with CSIR - Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai for collaborative Research. Through this wind speed monitoring tower with anemometers was established at a cost of Rs. 10 lakhs at Faculty of Marine Science, Parangipettai.
The Department is pioneer in introducing new PG Programmes. The Department introduced M.E structural Engineering in the year 1953 and M.E. Disaster Management and Engineering in the year 2007 first time in the country.
The department has a large test floor facility which is a unique facility with which one can conduct any type of structural testing in the laboratory.
The department has the largest steam curing chambers among the educational institutions, with which one can prepare large concrete specimens for testing.
The department and the university is the 3 rd institution in South India to introduce Earthquake Engineering laboratory in the undergraduate curriculum.
The department has accessed funds to the tune of Rs. 4.0 Crores from various funding agencies like UGC, DST, AICTE, Ministry of Agriculture, TNSCST, etc.
The department has developed new and innovative materials for construction, viz: Paddy husk Cement (1982) and Geopolymer Concrete (2013).
An active Institute -Industry interaction has been established through consultancy to Government and Private Organisation.
The Professor and Head