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What Is The Future Of Civil Engineering?

What is civil engineering?

Civil engineering is one of the core engineering fields and it imparts the know-how for construction, management, and development of infrastructure. It is known to be the backbone of industrialization and the development of the world. It is also well known that construction is significant when it comes to development. The infrastructural framework to build a modern nation and creating dams, power plants, airports, highways, seaports, waterways, buildings, and homes are all part of civil engineering.

How to be a civil engineer?

To be a civil engineer you have to complete a degree or diploma course from a reputed university or institution, after which you earn a B.E./B.Tech. or diploma degree. While B.E./B.Tech. will take four years of education, diploma will take three years. If you wish, you can also pursue higher education and complete a master's course with a specialization.

What qualifications do you need?

Here you have two options: either you can go for a diploma or a degree course. If you want to pursue a diploma, then you have to complete class 10th with at least 50% aggregate marks. If you go for a degree course, you will also have to apply for an entrance test that is conducted at the state or national level. You will have to score the required marks that will earn you an admission in a reputed university. Besides, you have to complete your 12th class with physics, math and chemistry.

Academic program

The degree course will comprise eight semesters. Various subjects like math, chemistry, physics, graphics, engineering math, strength of materials, electrical systems, electronics, instrumentation, computer programming and many more are imparted in the four-year course. Every semester comes with a different syllabus, working up to more specialized ones.


There are plenty of colleges in India that offer quality education and also good placement opportunities. Every IIT in India offers civil engineering, along with other autonomous colleges of national level and state level, as well as government colleges. The top colleges conduct entrance exams to enroll students for the degree course. Apart from the various IITs, the civil engineering course is offered in several NITs, BITS Pilani, Delhi Technical University, Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology), PEC University of Technology, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, College of Engineering Pune, Thapar University, and many others.

Scope and career in civil engineering

Given the exponential growth of the country, the demand for infrastructure--both public and private--has been ever-increasing.
Thus, career options are many. You can go in for private jobs, government jobs, or have your own company or get into teaching as well. There are many construction companies that offer a good salary even for freshers. Civil engineers are employed in all types of construction projects. Another attractive option is in the armed forces, where they can provide vital contribution and serve the country. Working overseas, especially the Middle East, is another option.


The salary depends on different factors like the size of the company you work in, the qualification you have, the experience, location of work, the size of the project, etc. The basic salary for a graduate who has earned a degree is around Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000. The increase will be gradual as you get more experience and knowledge. In the teaching field, the salaries are more attractive, and besides, you get paid vacations and many holidays. Civil engineers from India are highly in demand abroad as they come with advanced knowledge and skills. In such cases, the remuneration is naturally much higher.

Top Civil Engineering Colleges in India

NameAddressPhone NumberOfficial Website
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076 022 2572 2545, jeeiitb[at]
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 011 2659 7135 , director[at]
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)Nankari, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016 0512 259 0151 ,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP)Post Technology, Paschim Medinipur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302 03222 255 221 , registrar @
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)Delhi Avenue, Indian Institute Of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036 044 2257 8280 ,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)Century Road, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667 +91-1332-285311,
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)Bits-Pilani Rajasthan - 333031. 01596-515395,
Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005 0542 236 8106 ,
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)Amingaon, Assam, Guwahati, 781039 0361 258 3000 , director [AT]
National Institute of Technology, TiruchirappalliTanjore Main Road, National Highway 67, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620015 0431 250 0370 ,
Delhi Technological UniversityRohini, New Delhi, Delhi 011 2787 1043 ,
National Institute of TechnologyWarangal-Hyderabad Rd, Hanamkonda, Telangana 0870 245 9191 ,
National Institute of Technology, SurathkalNh 66, Srinivas Nagar, Surathkal, Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575025 +91-824-2474000 , rnath [at]
Birla Institute of Technology..Patna, Bihar 0612 320 0853 ,
Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)188, Raja S.C. Mallick Rd, Kolkata - 700032. +9133-24146666 ,
Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211004 0532 254 5404 ,
PSG College of TechnologyAvinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 0422 257 2177,
PEC University of TechnologyVidya Path, Sector 12, Chandigarh, Chandigarh Ut 160012 0172 274 6074 ,
Bengal Engineering and Science UniversityBotanic Garden, Shalimar, Howrah, West Bengal 711103 033 2668 4561 ,
Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyCalgeri Marg, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017 0141 252 9087 ,
Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologySouth Ambazari Road , Nagpur, Maharashtra, India - 440010 0712 - 2222828 ,
Thapar UniversityAdarsh Nagar, Prem Nagar, Patiala, Punjab 147004 0175 239 3021 ,
Harcourt Butler Technological InstituteNawabganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001 0512 253 4001 ,
National Institute of Technology, RourkelaNit Rourkela - 769008, Orissa, 0661-2476773 ,
College of Engineering PuneNear Sancheti Hospital, National Highway 4, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005 020 2550 7000 ,
Manipal Institute of Technology, KarnatakaManipal.Edu, Manipal Dr, Madhav Nagar, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Ka 576104 91-820-2571060 ,
R.V.College of EngineeringMysore Road, R V Vidyanikethan, Bangalore, Karnataka 560059 080 67 178021 ,
Veermata Jijabai Technological InstituteH. R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019 +(91)-22-24198102
University College of Engineering (Osmania University)Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500007 040 2768 2384 ,
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering - Tamil NaduRajiv Gandhi Salai, Omr Road, Ssn Nagar, Kalavakkam, Tamil Nadu 603110 044 2746 9700 ,
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologyGaurav Path, Ichchhanath, Piplod, Svnit Campus, Athwa, Surat, Gujarat 395007 0261 225 9571,
Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyMaulana Azad National Institute Of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462007 0755 - 4051000 ,
Nirma University - Institute of TechnologySarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota, Ahmedabad - 382 481.Gujarat, India. +91 - 2717 - 241911 to 15 ,
BIT SindriSindri, Jharkhand 828120 0326-2350495 , director[at]
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)Coimbatore Institute Of Technology, Civil Aerodrome Post, Avinashi Rd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641014 0422 257 4071 ,
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014 0416 224 3091 ,
Maharashtra Institute of TechnologyS.No.124, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038 , Maharashtra+91-20-3027 3400,
National Institute of Engineering, MysoreManandavadi Road, Vishweshvaranagar, Manandavadi Road, Mysore, Karnataka 570008 0821 248 0475 ,
National Institute of Technology, JamshedpurJamshedpur, Jharkhand - 831014 0657-2373407 ,
BMS College of EngineeringBull Temple Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560019 080 2662 2130
National Institute of Technology, DurgapurMahatma Gandhi Avenue, A-Zone, Durgapur, West Bengal 713209 +91-343-2752011 ,
Amity School of Engineering and Technology580, Najafgarh Kapashera Rd, Dalmia Vihar, Bijwasan, New Delhi, Dl 110061 011 2806 2106 , pmohapatra@amity.eduwww.amity.eduase
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering - KarnatakaPost Office Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 080 2296 1803 ,
Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil NaduEttimadai, Tamil Nadu 641105 0422 265 6274
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of TechnologyGandipet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075 040 2419 3276 ,
College of Engineering TrivandrumSreekariyam Kulathoor Rd, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695016 0471 251 5502 ,
Sardar Patel College of EngineeringBhavan'S Campus, Munshi Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058 022 2628 9777 ,
Bangalore Institute of TechnologyKr Rd, Visveswarapuram, Bangalore, Karnataka 560004 080 2661 5865 ,
SASTRA UniversityThanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613401 04362 304 000 ,
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, KakinadaJawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh 533003 040 2315 8661 ,
Thaigarajar College of EngineeringMadurai 625 015 , Tamilnadu+91 452 2482240 ,
National Institute of Technology, HamirpurHamirpur, Himachal Pradesh 177005 01972 254 001 ,
PES Institute of Technology100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari Stage Iii, Dwaraka Nagar, Banashankari, Bangalore, Karnataka 560085 080 2672 0410 ,
National Institute of Technology, RaipurNit Ge-Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001 +91-771-2254200 ,
National Institute of Technology, PatnaPatna, Bihar - 800005 0612 - 237 1715
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) UniversityBeach Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530045 0891 279 0101 ,

Last Updated on : June 11, 2014

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