The fifth Departmental Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting of the Civil Engineering Department was held on 18th July 2016 at AISAT Technical Campus. DAC is an annual forum which reviews the performance of the department in the last academic year and also formulates guidelines for the year ahead. Dr. Babu T. Jose, (Chairman, DAC) and Director, AISAT chaired the meeting. Er.M.M Mohandas, MD, Malayil Builders, Dr. Anil Joseph, MD, Geostructurals (P) Ltd. Er.S.Suresh and Prof. Dr. Benny Mathews Abraham, CUSAT contributed to the discussions as the invited members of the advisory committee. The fruitful suggestions by the stalwarts in the Civil engineering profession were gladly welcomed by the faculty members, anticipating that it would definitely accelerate the efforts to transform engineering graduates to professional engineers. Rev. Fr. John Christopher, Asst. Manager, AISAT, Dr. K.E George, Principal, Prof. Vincent K. John, Vice Principal, and other faculty members of the department were also actively present in the meeting.