Civil engineering is a division of engineering which is concerned with the building, designing, planning and maintenance of the material and naturally built surroundings. It is one of the oldest engineering subjects and the largest field of engineering. A candidate who specializes in this field is known as a civil engineers. Civil engineering field of work comprises of industrial plant buildings, transmission towers/lines, water works, river navigation, airport runways, skyscrapers, power plants, irrigation canals, traffic control, dams, shipping canals, bridges, rail-roads, sewers and highways. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills. Civil engineers work in teams or in coordination with many other engineers.
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Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Ceramics & Cement Technology
Master of Engineering in Infrastructure Engineering
Master of Technology in Building Technology and Construction Management
Master of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E). The duration for this course is 4 years.
Civil engineers are in great demand to uphold and repair current facilities and structures and to construct new buildings. There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Graduates after completion of their course can seek employment in consultancy firms, quality testing labs, road projects and building work. Civil engineering graduates can also opt for research work or open their own independent consultancy services. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.
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Civil engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. Civil Engineers employed in government departments get their initial income around Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 12,000 while superiors can earn about Rs 20,000. Lecturer/Professors in engineering colleges’ incomes are fixed by UGC. Those civil engineers working in private sector particularly in construction and designing field are getting more than Rs. 30,000 every month. With some experience they may go up to Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 every month. Consultancy in civil engineering is also highly remunerative depending upon number and nature of the clients.