The Civil Engineering Department was established in 1949 (then known as Civil and Municipal Engineering) in BENCO (Banaras Engineering College) which was a part of BHU. The formal sanction of the Visitor of the University to create this Dept. was received in 1956 and the B.Sc Engineering (Civil & Municipal) Degree was recognized by the Govt. of India in 1958. The department was rechristened to the present name in the year 1975. Presently, it caters its student with various Post Graduate courses like Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. The department has taken up various research programmes apart from regular teachings and the research activities, namely CSIR, UGC, SAP, HUDCO, DST and AICTE. It has a created cooperation with industries to work for the various tasks given by Govt., Semi-Govt. and other Private organisations..
Geotechnical Engineering is one of the disciplines of civil engineering concerned with the study of soil, its behaviour and application as an engineering material.
The environmental engineering laboratory has almost all state of art equipments such as Spectro photometer, Atomic absorption spectrometer, total carbon analyser, ...
Transportation engineering or transport engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation