CE (Civil Engineering)

Since time immemorial, human beings have been engaged in building all kinds of edifices. From huts made of mud to Burj Khalifa, they have come a very long way. These civilian structures have played a significant role in the development of human race and given various dimensions to human life as diverse activities evolved: social, political, economic and recreational. Considered to be the most versatile among all the engineering branches, Civil Engineering has a lot of diversity: from structural engineering to geotechnical sciences, environmental studies to hydraulics, transportation engineering to hydrology. The following are some of the important specializations of Civil Engineering:

  • Construction engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Coastal and ocean engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Urban engineering
  • Environment engineering

A civil engineer plays an instrumental role in planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and managing the physical environment around us, including buildings and structures, transport systems, and water collection, treatment and distribution etc. The credit of building mighty power plants, dams, airports, sea ports, highways, inland waterways and industrial plants goes to civil engineers. These professionals are also engaged in building an unending array of urban structures such as commercial complexes, skyscrapers, tunnels, bridges, roads, urban rapid transport systems, sports stadia and so on. Civil engineers are often identified by different names, depending on the job description.

  • Architects
  • Design Engineers
  • Site Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Urban and Regional Planners

Employment opportunities

Job opportunities for Civil engineering students lies with PSUs (SAIL, NTPC, ONGC, NHPC, HPCL, IOCL, NALCO, Coal India Ltd., ISRO, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Odisha Power Generation Corporation Ltd.), core industries (Larson & Turbo Ltd., Gammon India Ltd., Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd., MECON, GAIL, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd., Hindustan Construction Company, Jaypee Group, IVRCL Infrastructure & Projects Ltd., Hiranandani Construction Pvt. Ltd., Associated Engineering etc.), govt. sector (IES, Indian Railways, NHAI, RITES Ltd., Engineers India Ltd. etc) and software companies (Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Tata Cognizant etc.).

Scope for higher studies & research:

  • MBA in IIMs through CAT
  • M.Tech. in IITs and NITs through GATE
  • M.S. in premier US universities through GRE
  • Research positions in CSIR labs: CBRI, SERC, CRRI
  • Research opportunities in private firms