Tours and Activities
Faculty-guided study tours are arranged for students of various years, particularly Final Year. The tours are arranged to locations that carry technical importance for the students of this department (e.g. Teesta Barrage, Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, Power Plant, River Research Institute, Cement Factories, Water Treatment Plant, Waste Disposal Site).
The students of the department participate in different cultural programs, sports activities like cricket, football, table tennis, badminton, chess, carrom, etc., arranged by the department or centrally by the university. They also participate in annual inter-departmental debate competitions as well as cricket, football and badminton tournaments.
Besides the department arranges picnic each year, which includes all the faculty members and the students of the department. These activities help the students to relax and improve the teacher-student relationship.
With a pragmatic view to encourage co-curricular activities, creating and sustaining a congenial environment for such activities the CE Department of the UAP has formed The CE Student Forum. This club also aims at undertaking activities to enhance awareness on environmental issues. The activities of this club include arranging sports, debate competitions, cultural programs, arranging the farewell program of graduating students and reception program of the incoming students, publishing magazine / souvenir on various occasions etc. In particular, a CD formed by a ‘Short Film Festival’ performed entirely by the CE students was hugely appreciated. Students also arrange voluntary blood donation program, distributing warm clothes among poor etc regularly.
Even before establishing the forum, the CE students had published magazines (like Prantik) and wallpapers with write-ups from the students. In 2005, the CE Student Forum published the first issue of the CE students’ publication, Bhumikampa, which included various contributions from the students including write-ups, poems, jokes, cartoons and photographs of student activities. The ‘CE Student Forum’ publishes the subsequent issues of Bhumikampa regularly and recently published the eleventh issue of “Bhumikampa”. The basic objective of the publication is to nurture the writing skills of the students. Besides, the student publication Civil Thoughts has dealt with more serious issues of the Civil Engineering profession and included write-ups and interviews of several professional Civil Engineers and academicians of national and international repute.
Besides, several CE students contribute regular write-ups to national newspapers as well as technical and cultural magazines. Some of them also brought out a CD for an audio-drama on Shesher Kabita, a composition by Ravindranath Tagore, a music CD Krishna Kothai and wrote/directed a TV drama, part of which was shot at UAP campus.
CE Debating team has participated in Inter-Departmental Debate Competition and became Champion in Fall 2013. Civil Engineering Cricket team became runner-up in the Inter-Departmental Cricket Championship in Fall 2011. Department also regularly organizes farewell and fresher reception program of the concerned students.