Professional Bodies



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ICI Saintgits Student Chapter is a vibrant professional body of the Department of Civil Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering under Kochi ICI local chapter. The Saintgits Student Chapter of Indian Concrete Institute, inaugurated, on 23rd March 2012, conducts several value-added courses. The objective of the ICI Saintgits Student Chapter is to help bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge taught at the campus and what is being practiced in the field. The involvement of students in ICI activities moulds them into professionals competent to face the challenges in the field. Presently the student chapter includes 81 student members from both UG and PG levels. ICI Saintgits Student Chapter organizes technical fests, technical talks, quiz contests, mix design competitions etc, at the college yearly.


Faculty Head                           – Asst. Prof. Pinky Merin Philip

Student Coordinators              – Geevees K George (2020-24), Ann Christa J (2020-24)

Prefinal year representatives   – Joel Joshuva Koshy (2021-25)

Total strength of ICI members – 81 student members



ICI Saintgits Student chapter organises civil project exhibition ‘NIRMANIKA’ to showcase the innovative projects developed by the students in the field of civil engineering.  The event is open to civil students of all semesters. The event promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge among students, faculty, and encourage creativity and practical application of engineering concepts. Overall, the project exhibition ‘ NIRMANIKA’ is resounding success, highlights the potential for innovation and growth within the civil engineering industry.


Site visits provide a unique and invaluable opportunity to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom and practical application in the real world. This exposure is invaluable for understanding project designing, planning, scheduling, and coordination, which are crucial aspects of civil engineering practice. Site visits often provide opportunities to interact with experienced professionals in the field. Site visits mainly include surveying, soil sampling, piling and concreting.


Mix Design Workshop tailored to enhance your practical skills and knowledge in the field of concrete technology. This workshop aims to provide hands-on experience in concrete mix design, a fundamental aspect of civil engineering construction. Mix design workshop helped students in understanding the practical aspects, quality check and tests conducted in a concrete plant.


The lecture series’23 is conducted by the ICI Saintgits student chapter 2024 for the first-year students. This aim of the program is to give an understanding of new practices, developments and innovations in the field of civil engineering and construction. Final year students along with teachers took the lecture sessions to first year on the recent topics like NEOM- the line, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in construction and base isolation.


The Department of Civil Engineering in association with ICI SAINTGITS student chapter conducted the programme – TRAIN the TRAINERS – a training session for all the faculties of civil department. The programme aims on sharing the working of latest laboratory equipment with all faculties of CE department.



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The ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter of Saintgits College of Engineering was established to provide technical platforms for budding civil engineering students. ASCE Saintgits student chapter was officially authorized as one of the 25 student chapters in India in 2018. The student chapter served as a gateway to forums, panel discussions, and conferences that stimulate a student’s professional development. Preparation and presentation of technical reports and papers and cooperative efforts on research projects allow the students to test their technical expertise. The members of the ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter have won several prizes in national-level technical events over the years. The Saintgits ASCE team also marked history by building Kerala’s first-ever concrete canoe.

Objective and Purpose

The main objective of the ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter is to encourage its members to develop commendable knowledge in civil engineering and to advance in civil engineering. We also develop civil engineers with innovative ideas, leadership qualities, and high technical competencies to contribute efficiently to the industry and research.

The American Society of Civil Engineers, the oldest national professional engineering society, was founded in 1852 to enhance the welfare of humanity by advancing the science and profession of civil engineering.

Why join ASCE?

Becoming a member of ASCE gives students a chance to apply knowledge from the classroom to “real world” situations, like a concrete canoe, research, etc… Joining ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter not only allows students to apply their engineering knowledge in events but also learn about teamwork, leadership, and ethics that are necessary for the profession.

Members of ASCE also get the opportunity to give back to the community. ASCE Chapter coordinates community activities to reflect on differences made and make it a better place for all of us to live in.

Major Achievements

Letter of Honourable Mention

ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter was selected by the Committee on Student Members to receive a Letter of Honourable Mention for its outstanding activities as recorded in the 2020 Chapter annual report. This is recognition received by only the top third of all Student Organizations.

Rising Star Award

ASCE Saintgits student Chapter team constructed Kerala’s first-ever floating concrete canoe, “Jatayu” and won the Rising Star Award in the year 2020.

International Representation

Our student chapter qualified in ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competitions at the ASCE India Symposium and represented India at final rounds held at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, USA.

ASCE India National Conference

ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter has made remarkable achievements in the India Region Annual Conference which is hosted annually by prestigious institutions across India.  Our members secured prizes for Paper presentations, Sustainable solutions, Idea Presentation competitions, and Concrete Canoe competitions in the past years.

ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition

The ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition provides students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience while testing their skills with concrete mix designs and project management challenges.

Our student chapter is the first to participate in the National Concrete Canoe Competitions from the state of Kerala. We also secured 3rd position in the competition held in the year 2021.

Chapter Activities

ASCE India National Conference

Concrete Canoe Competition


Community Services

Site Visits



Alumni Interactions


VENUSTAS is the National technical fest hosted annually by the ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter. Students from various colleges all over India participate in the event and showcase their talent and skills in various technical and non-technical events.

Site Visits

We always believe in providing practical exposure to theoretical knowledge. Site visits are organized by the student chapter for the members to explore various civil engineering aspects and to provide hands-on experience in various technological aspects.

Community Services

Our Student Chapter also focuses on engaging in community service which will allow the members to give back and contribute positively to the areas where we live and work. Members of the ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter have helped out the Kerala Local Self Government Department in conducting research works at a model road in Muhamma and also a part of “Rebuild Kerala”, a comprehensive effort to rehabilitate and reconstruct the Indian state of Kerala after it faced severe devastation due to unprecedented floods in 2018 and 2019.

Association of Civil Engineering Students

The association has been instrumental in providing the students an exposure to recent advancements in the area of Civil Engineering. The technical fest “ETERNIA” is organized and conducted by Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES) every year providing an excellent platform for the upcoming civil engineers to showcase their talents and technical know-how.

The various events of “ETERNIA” indulge a total cash price worth 1 lakh and the main events streamed are

  • Star of Eternia (Best Civil Engineer)
  • Hunger Games (Treasure Hunt)
  • Q-Bola (Quiz)
  • Scroll of Scribe (Paper Presentation)
  • Smart City Challenge (Town Planning)
  • Archipedia (Cad Drawing)
  • Geometrist (Best Surveyor)
  • Info-Tracker (Concept PPT)
  • Anthropometerist (Measuring Without Tools)
  • Obschoring Bridge (Suspension Bridge)
  • Aerodominator (Paper Plane Making and Manoeuvring)

ISTE student chapter

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) is a leading National Professional non-profit Society for the development of the Technical Education System in India with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students. At present, ISTE Saintgits Student Chapter Civil Division has a very large and an effective membership base consisting of more than 300 members and organises various events in the college yearly like selfie competition on the theme Nature For Water, Creative Paper Collage Competition, Career Guidance Session by Architect Jacob Chandy, Workshop on ‘Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering Design Field’, Two-Week Workshop on Environmental Studies, My Tree Challenge’ – Environmental Initiative etc.

IEI Student Chapter

Saintgits Student Chapter of The Institution of Engineers India (IEI), inaugurated on July 30, 2015, is the strongest professional organisation in the college, with more than 1700 BTech students from six departments enrolled as members. The major IEI Saintgits Civil Engineering division activities are – to commemorate National Science day, a Poster design contest was conducted with the theme “Science and Technology for Sustainable Future”, Women’s Day Celebrations, Civil Expo on “Antique Buildings”, paper presentation competition on the theme “Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025”, quiz competitions etc.


The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM) was founded in June 1947, with the aim to promote scientific cooperation in the area of construction materials and structures. The mission of the association is to advance free-access scientific knowledge related to construction materials, systems and structures and to encourage transfer and application of this knowledge world-wide

The three main goals of RILEM are:

  • To promote sustainable and safe construction, and improved performance and cost benefit for society,
  • To stimulate new directions of research and its applications, promoting excellence in construction,
  • To favor and promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation at international scale by open access to advanced knowledge.

Saintgits College of Engineering joined as a Corporate Member of RILEM, France on April 2022.

IGS Student Chapter

The Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) is a top most geotechnical society in India. They aim at promoting cooperation amongst engineers, academicians and scientists for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and allied fields and their practical applications.

The formal inauguration of IGS – Student chapter for the Department of Civil Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering conducted on May 26, 2022,

with an expert talk by Dr. Anil Joseph, Secretary, IGS Kochi Chapter on the topic “Monitoring Blast Induced Vibration and Structural Health Assessment During Implosion of High Rise Buildings”