The Department of Civil Engineering was the first in choative discipline at Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli and the oldest in Southern Maharashtra region. Starting its journey in 1947, the department has contributed in producing several eminent engineers who are in key positions of the Government organizations, public sector and infrastructure companies and have brought in significant contributions in the planning and execution of Civil Engineering projects in various regions of India.
The Department offers a four-year course leading to the Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (B.Tech.) and a two-year course leading to Master's degree (M.Tech.) in Civil engineering with specialization of Environmental Engineering.
The Department is known for its reputed faculty having expertise in diverse fields. The faculty of the department continues to strive loftier by exploring new frontiers of civil engineering, imparting the latest technical knowledge to the students and conducting high quality of research. The faculty has contributed more than hundred research papers in various Journals and Conferences. The faculty also renders technical advice on live engineering problems in the field of Environmental Engineering to various Government and Private Sector companies throughout the state. It has built up a wideresearch potential in Environmental Engineering. The department also has other well equipped engineering laboratories in the field of Geotechnical,Hydraulics, Transportation, Surveying and Construction. Apart from the Central computing facility the department has its own computing facility with more than 50 nodes and continuous internet access. The research projects of the department are funded by various agencies such as Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Fund for Improvement of S&T infrastructure (FIST) etc.
The specialty of civil @WCE's are:
- World class, Interdisciplinary Research
- Excellent Undergraduate and Graduate programs that promotes student and faculty interactions
- A Department-wise sense of community and Global responsibilities