Every year Civil Engineering Department has been organising various seminars on different themes relevant to Civil Engineering. These two to three days seminars or workshops serve as a platform for interaction between experts from industries and academia and disseminating information about latest developments in the field of Civil Engineering. During academic year 2009-10 seminars had been organised on “Practices & Approaches in Urban Transport Planning” & “Changing Environment and resulting Shift in Ecological Balance “ . In 2010-11 seminars on “Modern Methods of Structural Analysis & Design “ , “Environmental Issues and challenges in perspective of Urban Development” were organised. During 2011-12 faculties were updated on “Recent Trends in Statistics and Probabilities for Research in Engineering “ , “High Impact Teaching Skills -Mission 10x by Wipro Ltd.”, “Surveying and Mapping using Total Station “ to name a few. During 2012-13 various workshops on “Entrepreneurship Development for Engineers”, “Construction of Diaphragm Wall in River Bed” , “Experimental Design & Factorial Experiments “, “ Treatment of Solid Waste by Plasma Technology” were organised. During 2013-14 knowledge was imparted on “Structural Diagnosis, Repair and Retrofitting of RCC Structures” and “Climate Change Impact on Water Resource System”, and “Recent Technology in Sustainable Urban Transportation & Highway Engineering” . During 2014-15 awareness was developed on “HILTI Systems and Solutions to Civil & Structures”. In current year information has been enhanced on “Bloom’s Taxonomy Workshop”.

Climate Change Impact On Water Resource System

A two days national level seminar was organized in November 2013 to enlighten the issue of ‘Climate Change’ to understand and deal with climatic changes and their impacts on water resource system. The event was sponsored by AICTE & GUJCOST , DST and supported by COE TEQIP II of SVNIT, Surat to discuss in detail such significant themes as Agriculture , Climate change , Drought , Flood , Hydel power , River flow , Water shed , Water use , etc.