Civil Engineering uses scientific and engineering principles to design and construct the physical and natural built environment, including the structures viz. bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings etc. This is considered to be one of the oldest branches of engineering disciplines.
Civil Engineering is now being studied under several sub-disciplines like environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, urban planning and many more.
A civil engineer can choose from a multitude of career options like designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports etc. The career prospects in this field are enormous owing to the rapid growth of infrastructure facilities in the country.
Career & Scope
There are excellent job opportunities in civil engineering both in public and private sectors. The government departments like public health, irrigation or public works offer ample job opportunities to civil engineering graduates. However, the probability of finding jobs in private sector is more as comparedto government sector. A fresh graduate of civil engineering one can also look for jobs in road projects, building work, consultancy firms, quality testing laboratories or housing societies.
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.
According to an estimate, over 50,000 new jobs in the civil engineering sector are coming up every year across the country in the private sector. The Centre has announced to invest over Rs 50,000 crore in the infrastructure sector in the next few years.
LABSI. Student focus
- Engineering Mechanics & Experimental Techniques Lab
- Civil Engineering Material & Geology Lab
- Computer Programming Lab
- Building Planning & Design
- Fluid Mechanics Lab
- Material Testing Lab
- Concrete Lab
- Hydraulic Lab
- Surveying Lab
- Surveying Lab. II
- Structural Engineering Lab
- Geotechnical Engg. Design & Lab.-I
- Water Resources Engineering Design-I
- Environmental Engg. Design & Lab. II
- Computer Aided Building Design Lab