In achieving our vision of becoming an outstanding, well-recognized academic centre of excellence in Civil and Environmental Engineering, we have given an important place for continuous professional development as well as high quality research work. For this purpose the department commenced its postgraduate research degree program in 2008 by the enacting of the university regulation to award MPhill and PhD degrees. At this moment several research students who read for their MPhil degrees are engaged in research work. Most of them work under industrial/ international collaborative research work focusing on civil and environmental engineering issues of the day.
In early 2012, the department started its first M.Eng program. At present the students of the third(3rd) intake are continuing their program. Further the department is planning for the next intake with more opportunities for specialization.