Civil Engineering Course in India


What exactly is Civil Engineering?

If you are interested in design, creativity and construction of physical or natural build environment, then civil engineering is the best field for you to prove your ability.

Civil engineering is the second oldest professional degree in the field of engineering. In the near past it was called as “Military Engineering”.

Civil Engineering is the mechanism and art of directing the power in nature for the convenience and use of man. It is an art to make the developed world around us.”

Civil Engineering Course Duration

Once you have finished your secondary or Sr. secondary examination then you can opt for Civil Engineering.

Civil engineering is divided in three courses/programmes as follows:

  1. Diploma coursesleading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years
  2. UG coursesleading to the Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration.
  3. PG coursesleading to the Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration.

After completing your 10th standard, you are only eligible to enter the diploma courses. Once you have done the 12th standard you are eligible to choose the UG (B.Tech) program.

To enter into Civil Engineering, physics and maths are mandatory.

To enter in PG (M.Tech) program, B.Tech in civil engineering is must.

Salary Range

In India, a student who has finished the degree in civil engineering can get a salary starting from Rs 5 lakh per annum to 20+ lakh per annum. Whereas abroad the salary starts from  $60000/annum to $100000/annum. There is no salary criteria for the brilliant or experienced candidate.

Specialization after Civil Engineering Course

Civil engineering is a vast field of technical education. It is divided in multiple specializations after completing the B.Tech degree.

  • Materials science and engineering
  • Coastal engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transportation engineering
  • Municipal or urban engineering
  • Forensic engineering
  • Control engineering


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