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Civil Engineering Education At The Maharaja Sayaji Rao University Of Baroda, India And At The University Of Florida

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

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June 14, 2009

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June 14, 2009

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June 17, 2009



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Engineering Education in India, Central and Eastern Asia

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14.325.1 - 14.325.14



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Fazil Najafi University of Florida


Romitkumar Gajjar University of Florida

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Romitkumar is a graduate student at the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. He got his undergraduate from the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda with the First class. He has been active student with many academic honours and national level presentations.

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Kirandeep Kaur University of Florida

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Sarah Jayasekaran University of Florida

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Nick Safai Salt Lake City College

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Civil engineering is one of the oldest branch of engineering that includes planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure. This include roads, airports, railroads, buildings, bridges, canals, harbors, terminals, Power plants, nuclear reactors, towers, water and wastewater treatment plants, sewers, drainage, flood control, water supply, landfills, and many other facilities.

With the advancement of technology and the use of computers, civil engineering has now no limits. From tall sky scrapper in the sky to the tunnels beneath the sea, civil engineering has touched new horizons. Without Civil engineering, today’s world and life would have been a mere imagination. And so today’s civil engineers along with thorough knowledge of basic concepts should also have to be updated with new studies, the latest technology and advancement in the field.

The course structure and curriculum of the universities producing civil engineers should be in accordance with the Civil engineering requirement of today. The structure, curriculum and the evaluation methods at the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda, situated in Gujarat state of India is a bit different from the one at the University of Florida. It has four years undergraduate program which consist of eight semesters, two semesters each year, and the curriculum, includes mainly the fundamental concepts with the less use of the computers, the evaluation and the exams system also differ from the University of Florida in various ways.

The paper deals with the in depth study about the curriculum, examination and evaluation methods, at the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda and at University Of Florida. The Result of the paper shows advantages and disadvantages of the excessive use of computers, online evaluation and assessment system, distance learning programs. With all this, it highlights some of the possible modification in such areas so that it can satisfy the educational requirement of both the countries and the requirements of today’s civil engineering. Introduction

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, named after Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, one of the visionary rulers of Baroda, is one of the renowned universities of India and the largest university in Gujarat state of India. It is well known throughout Asia for the Faculty of fine Arts, Technology and Engineering and many more. The Faculty of Technology and Engineering and the Faculty of Science are the best in Gujarat. This distinguished institute for education, Established in 1881, was originally known as Baroda College of Science. It was recognized as a university in 1949 after the independence of the country, It is both teaching and residential university in the sense that it offers all its courses under a single roof. It is the only university. In the present day, the university has more than 15 different colleges including college of

Najafi, F., & Gajjar, R., & Kaur, K., & Jayasekaran, S., & Safai, N. (2009, June), Civil Engineering Education At The Maharaja Sayaji Rao University Of Baroda, India And At The University Of Florida Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--4890

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