Civil Engineering - Courses, Colleges, Scope and Educational Information

There is a lot of scope for Civil Engineering in India with the growth in the construction industry; Image Courtesy:

Civil Engineering uses the principles of science and engineering to design and construct the physical environment, including structures like bridges, roads, dams, canals, buildings etc. It is considered to be one of the oldest branches of engineering.
Civil Engineering branches into many sub-branches of engineering like environmental engineering, geo-technical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, urban planning, surveying, etc.

There are enormous career prospects in this field mostly due to the rapid growth of infrastructure facilities in India.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Maths is mandatory for admission to a course in Civil Engineering.

  • Entrance Exams (IITJEE, AIEEE, BITSAT etc.) are conducted at both the national and state level.

  • For admission into M.Tech, one needs to qualify GATE.

  • Diploma course for the position of junior engineer can be taken up after Class 10.

Larsen & Toubro, popularly known as L&T, is the leading company in Civil Engineering in India as of 2016; Image Courtesy:

Career and Job Prospects

  • There is a lot of scope and opportunity in the government departments like public health, irrigation or public works for civil engineering graduates.
  • There are job opportunities in road projects, building work, consultancy firms, quality testing laboratories and housing societies as well for civil engineers.
  • According to experts, there is a high demand for experienced civil engineers in developed countries. Hundreds of civil engineers migrate from India to Canada, Australia and other countries for better career prospects.

Salary Package

The average salary of a Civil Engineering graduate is INR 352,763. With experience, qualifications and performance, there is a steady rise in the salary level.

IIT Bombay is the top ranked college for Civil Engineering in India as of 2016

Top Colleges/Institutes in Civil Engineering

1IIT BombayMaharashtra
2IIT DelhiDelhi
3IIT KanpurUttar Pradesh
4IIT KharagpurWest Bengal
5IIT MadrasTamil Nadu
6IIT RoorkeeUttarakhand
7BITS – PilaniRajasthan
8IIT – BHUUttar Pradesh
9IIT GuwahatiAssam
10NIT TrichyTamil Nadu


State Wise List of Civil Engineering Colleges

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