Title: Traffic Volume Survey

Name of the students: Ayush Garg, Rahul Pandey, Piyush Kumar

Faculty Mentor: Ms. Mayuri Patel

Department has offered case study to assess the width of flexible pavement between Piplani Petrol pump to Bhopal-Indore Bypass Road. Traffic survey was conducted by the students. Based on Traffic Volume survey during peak hours it was suggested that width of pavement is sufficient to cater the traffic provided the encroachment of road is taken care by adequate number of traffic police personnel at Anand Nagar.

Action taken: The Recommendations were forwarded to commissioner of National Highway authority for benefit of residents and road-users. The outcome was removal of encroachment and now there is no traffic jam conditions.

Title: Ground Water Quality Analysis in Govindpura Area

Name of the students: Sarman Kushwah, Aman Patel, Shashank Dangi , Gajanand

Faculty Mentor: Mr Harish Nema

Ground water is the major alternative source of water of Bhopal city. About twenty ground water samples were collected from Govindpura Industrial area. Study of some physico -chemical parameters of ground water was carried out using Indian Standard Code IS 10500. Acidity, Alkalinity, Chlorides obtained are within permissible limits but Turbidity, total hardness and iron content of some samples are beyond the permissible limit of drinking water standards. From the Bacteriological analysis it can be concluded that water is contaminated.

The industrial activities, dense vehicle movement and industrial waste water discharge and its intermixing in ground water may be the probable reason for the same.

Action taken: The Recommendations were forwarded to M.P. Pollution Control Board.

Research activity 1

Name of Faculty: Dr Kashfina Kapadia Memon (HOD)

No of students involved in the activity: Four

Water is the need of the society. It should reach to each and every consumer in sufficient quantity, potable in quality and at suitable pressure. The design of water distribution network is an optimization problem where cost is to be minimized by using pipes from a list of discrete commercially available pipe sizes. By using different methods like Linear programming, Non-linear programming, Gradient method, Newton Raphson Method etc have been used in the past but due to discrete nature of pipe diameters and non-linear constraints the use of evolutionary optimization methods like Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant Colony Optimization, Differential Evolution, Honey Bee Mating Optimization, Memetic Algorithm, Simulated Annealing, Shuffled Complex Evolution and Harmony Search etc are used for optimization of WDN in recent times.


  1. Developing criteria for design of water distribution system.
  2. Model formulation and development i.e. identification of objective functions and constraints and prepare mathematical model of the selected distribution networks.
  3. Explore the methods of optimization of water distribution network and selection of optimization method based on the literature review.
  4. Identify suitable optimization techniques to propose a robust algorithm to optimize the design of Water Distribution Network. It can be coupled with hydraulic Solver EPANET.
  5. Identify at least two optimization procedures for the design of WDNs for different benchmark problems as well as the real life problems. Identify a real life case study of a large sized WDN to establish its efficacy on the criteria of optimal design.
  6. To produce and present the results of analysis in a systematic manner to draw valid conclusions from the present work.
  7. To draw conclusions from the present study.

Extension work based on this research work

  • Technical Performance evaluation of water distribution network using EPANET software.
  • Water demand analysis of existing water distribution network of Bhopal City.
  • Water quality modelling of Water Distribution network.
  • Performing Extended Period simulation in Pressure driven demands.

These projects were given to a group of students as their project. The suggestions are invited from the researchers to explore new dimensions in research.
The suggestions/ Review / feedback can be sent on kashfina@gmail.com

Research activity 2

Name of Faculty: Mr Harish Nema

Brief Information of Research Work.

Solid waste management is perhaps the most important service required by urban dwellers to maintain their quality of life. Large amount of solid waste is generated in India, in Urban, municipal and industrial sectors which are finally disposed to the solid waste disposalsites.Bhopal is not an exception. The Bhopal city has 75 acres of land for waste disposal. The waste generated in the city is deposited at this landfill site which is situated in Bhanpura village at a distance of 16 km from the city. No scientific method of waste disposal is adopted. All waste is disposed off at the landfill. This system of disposal by open dumping of waste creates a lot of environmental problems and public health hazards. Madhya Pradesh state Agro Industries Development Corporation limited has set up an Organic manure plant based on solid waste which produces organic manure from the solid waste which is being sold to the farmers of M.P. The organic mantic is made in this plant through Bio-augmentationprocess. The non- biodegradable war left after the segregation from the plant is used for land filling.The landfill site is closed for the dumping of waste since 2018 by Bhopal Municipal Corporation.This Municipal Solid waste is creating a lot of environmental concern in surrounding area. Unscientific disposal of solid waste pollutes the soil as well as ground water sources. The present work aims to find out the ground water and soil pollution post closure impact of dumping site. During the study about twenty four tube wells were selected and samples were collected for Physico-chemical parameters like pH, Turbidity, Electrical conductivity, Total dissolved solids, Chlorides, Total Hardness, Calcium Hardness, Magnesium Hardness, Nitrate and Sulphates.

Outcome of the work till date
The results showed higher concentration of contamination in most parameters like conductivity, TDS, chloride, total hardness, calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, which exceeds the limits of standards prescribed by BIS:10500. It was found that ground water near the closed dumping site is contaminated and is not fit for direct drinking purposes. Presence of fecel coliform in the samples indicates disease causing characteristics and may cause intestinal problems to consumers. Improper solid water management has also given rise to problems like health, sanitation and environmental degradation.

Based on Research Work some Projects were designed. These topics may be given to group of students as their minor/major project.

  1. Environmental Impact Assessment of Solid waste Management – A Case study of Bhapur Area.
  2. Groundwater and Surface water quality analysis of surrounding area of Bhapur village.
  3. The Public’s Perception Regarding Waste Management.
  4. How Recyclable Materials Support Effective Waste Management.
  5. The Impact of Solid Waste on surrounding Environment.

The suggestions/ Review / feedback can be sent on hnharishnema@gmail.com

Training Activity for faculty and students

  • Training on software’s like EAG and Benley
  • Hands-on Practice session on Total Station
  • Group Discussion
  • Project Model Competitions
  • Exposure to Conferences on Road Safety
  • Exposure to Interdisciplinary Research

Learning Support for Students and Faculty Members

  • Expert Lectures and Workshops
  • Training on AutoCAD
  • Online Workshop on Bridge Design
  • Workshop on Stadd Pro
  • Online Quiz Competitions

Use of Modern Tools and Techniques

  • Training on software like EAG and Benley
  • Hands on Practice session on Total Station.
  • Group Discussion
  • Project Model Competitions

Hands on Practice session on Total Station

Department: Department of Civil Engineering

Semester: B. Tech III & V Students

Activity: 3 Days Workshop

Date and Duration: September 05, 2022, to September 07, 2022

Title: Working and Uses of Total Station on Field.

Resource person/agency and affiliation: • Er. Amit Gupta, Site Engineer, Smart City Project, Bhopal.

Convener. Prof SourabhAsange/ Prof Ajid Khan

Executive Summary The 3-day Workshop on “Working and Uses of Total Station on Field”held at TIT, Bhopal, from September05, 2022, to September 07, 2022, was a resounding success. Organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, the workshop aimed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in total station surveying. The main trainer expert is, Er. Amit Gupta, (Site Engineer, Smart City Project, Bhopal).

Workshop Objectives

The primary objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. Familiarize students with the various components and operation of total station machines.
  2. Instruct students on centering and leveling procedures to ensure accurate survey data.
  3. Teach students about topographic survey methods and data interpretation.
  4. Provide hands-on training in stakeout procedures, area and volume calculations.
  5. Demonstrate precise distance measurement techniques using total stations.

Outcomes and Feedback
The workshop received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants. Students gained a comprehensive understanding of total station surveying techniques, and the hands-on experience with the machines was particularly appreciated. The knowledge and skills acquired during the workshop are expected to be highly beneficial for their future careers in civil engineering and land surveying.

We extend our gratitude to Er. Amit Gupta for their excellent training and guidance throughout the workshop.

The 3-day Total Station Survey Workshop held at Technocrats Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Civil Engineering Department was a successful endeavor, equipping students with essential skills and knowledge in the field of civil engineering and land surveying. This workshop represents a significant step in ensuring that our students are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their careers.

No. of participants: 60

Training on AutoCAD

Topic AutoCAD
Resource Person Ms. Kamna
Duration 10/10/2022 to 22/10/2022
Time 30 Hours
Venue CAD Lab, TIT
Participation Students of B.Tech. IIIrd & Vth Semester

In collaboration with Elite Arch Group, the Department of Civil Engineering at Technocrats Institute of Technology, Bhopalprovided 10 Days of AutoCAD lab training sessions for Civil Engineering students. This training program’s major goal is to encourage students to plan and illustrate experiments in accordance with the guidelines provided, as well as to gauge their level of inventiveness. The Expert Ms. Kamna, shared with the students his knowledge of the field’s expectations for the designations of draughtsmen and interior designers. Additionally, he showed students some of his works and explained design principles and the use of fundamental tools with students. In total, 80 students have participated in this training program. The AutoCAD software used is one of the most commonly used software programs for civil engineering, It is used to create 2D and 3D models for the designed project. The tool allows engineers to instantly envision their designs, make any necessary revisions, and use it to create detailed building project drawings.

The main goal of this course is to ignite students’ interest in civil-core software. By using this tool, the students will be able to produce 2D, 3D drawings & Design, which also makes it simpler and quicker for them to build and update digital 2D and 3D designs than they could manually.