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Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering includes planning, designing and executing structural works. The profession deals with a wide range of engineering tasks including designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports etc.  Civil Engineering is considered one of the oldest engineering discipline along with military engineering.

Civil Engineering takes place at all sectors: in the public sector from municipal through to federal levels, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies. 

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Eligibility of Civil Engineering :

To appear in any of the entrance examination of undergraduate engineering courses, it becomes compulsory that the student must have passed the higher secondary school certificate examinations with the subjects specialized in Physics, Chemistry & Maths. However some courses demand the need of Biology also which may or may not be considered. The percentage requirements are conditional and they vary according to the university or college sometimes even depending on the state which you apply.


Generally, any Bachelor of Engineering in India will span a duration of 4 full academic years which will include 8 semesters i.e; 2 semesters each year at the end of which an university theory cum practical examination for the respective subjects will be conducted. At the end of the final year a final project becomes compulsory, internships and mini projects which are to be done by the student vary from one university to the other. As far as the studying of subjects are concerned, it depends on the syllabus of each university that how much main subjects it allots per semester but a minimum of five subjects is expected to be written as theory examination conducted at the end of every semester.

Admission Process:

Option 1:

Merit seats- admission through Common Entrance Test conducted by respective state examination board / college / university.

Option 2 :

Payment seats offered by the respective Colleges / Universities.

The above are the options through which an engineering admission could be done, you will have to select the most appropriate college/university in which you want to get into and then obtain the college details, relevant contact phone number and visit the institution for further enquiries.

Fees :

Each university has its own fees structure though, we would like to present to you a generalized scenario. Private universities will cost you around 150,000 to 300,000 ( 1.5 to 3 lakh ) rupees per student per year . Public university on an average will cost between 75,000 to 150,000 rupees per student per year. Living expenses will cost you depending on the location of the university like in cities, it will cost you more and your style of living. Generally, this expenditure may cost you around Rs.1 lac excluding your tuition fees.

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Syllabus & Subjects Studied :

  • Building Technology.
  • Structural Analysis & Design.
  • Surveying.
  • Strength of Materials.
  • Architecture and Town Planning.
  • Design of Hydraulic Structures.

Best Colleges / Universities :

  • Kcc Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida.
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • College of Architecture, Savera Group of Institution.
  • School of Engineering and Technology, ITM University.
  • Shiv Nadar University School of Engineering.
  • Dhanvantari College of Engineering.
  • St. Mary’s Group of Institutions, Hyderabad.
  • Sobhasaria Engineering College.
  • International Distance Education Academy.
  • Amity University Haryana.
  • CBS Group of Institutions.
  • Centre for Urban Economic Studies, University of Calcutta.

Jobs after completing this course :

Sector / Industry.

  • DMRC.
  • RITES.
  • Jaypee.
  • Jaiprakash Associates.
  • Reliance Infra.
  • L&T (ECC).
  • LNJ Bhilwara Group.
  • Construction companies.


In India, a fresher civil engineer can expect between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month depending on rank and seniority. After gaining experience, a civil engineer may receive a promotion to supervisor and can can earn Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 90,000 a month. Someone with 15 – 20 years experience can rake in upwards of Rs. 1 lakh a month.

Careers after completing this course:

  • Architects.
  • Civil Engineering Technicians.
  • Construction Managers.
  • Environmental Engineers.
  • Landscape Architects.
  • Mechanical Engineers.
  • Surveyors.
  • Urban and Regional Planners.

Courses after completing this course:

  • M.Tech / MS (Transportation Systems, Geo-technical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Remote Sensing, Hydraulic & Water Resources, Environmental Engineering & Management).