A very important branch of Engineering and one of the ‘core branches’. Job prospects after graduation are excellent. There are jobs available in both private sector and government sector.

Civil Engineering covers topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Physics, Town & City Planning, Geo technical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural Design, Earthquake Engineering, Maintenance of Structures, Restoration of Structures, Irrigation Engineering, Disaster Assessment & Management, Surveying (Basic and Advanced), Concrete Technology and Computer Aided Design and Planning.

On completion of the Undergraduate level Civil Engineering program, graduates may go for various Master’s (M.Tech.) programs and specialize in promising disciplines. Some of the popular Master’s programs in India are- M.Tech. Civil Engineering, M.Tech. Geo technical Engineering, M.Tech. Coastal Structures and Port Engineering, M.Tech. Airport Engineering, M.Tech. Irrigation and Water Resource Engineering, M.Tech. Computer Aided Structural Engineering, M.Tech. Environmental Engineering, M.Tech. Structural Engineering and M.Tech. Environmental Engineering. Other than the above mentioned 2 years long Master’s courses, graduates may also go for short term courses such as- piping technology, CADD, wiring technology etc. Management course of MBA is also a popular choice among Indian Civil Engineering graduates.

Talking about job opportunities and career prospects, some of the common job types available in front of Civil Engineering graduates are-

  • Civil Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Chief Planning Engineer
  • Site Supervisor
  • Consultant
  • Resource Management Officer

Ample amount of Government and Private job opportunities are present in front of Graduates. Some of the well known recruiters and areas of employment are-

  • PWD
  • State wise Municipal Corporations
  • Town Planning Commission
  • Realty firms
  • Infrastructure management firms
  • Ports
  • NGOs
  • Reliance Industries
  • Essar
  • ONGC
  • Indian Railways
  • NHAI
  • L&T
  • TATA Realty and Infrastructure

If you are talented enough and have sound management skills, you may also startup your own business venture too. With enough startup capital, one may start own consultancy or realty developing venture. If you are not interested in drawing plans and sketches, then this course is not for you!

Almost all colleges in India offer this course.


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