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Civil Engineering is the art and science of designing the infrastructure of a modern Civilized society. These engineers are concerned with the construction of roads, dams, bridges, power plants, irrigation projects, transport system, sewage disposal plants, oilrigs etc. These engineers are entrusted with the task of utilizing the natural resources judiciously and improve the life styles of the people.

Job Prospects

With the increase in urbanization and townships the job opportunities are also on rise for these engineers. It is estimated that we in India require25 million additional dwelling units. Only 30% of the villages in India are connected thorugh the roads. So it is obvious that civil engineers would not face a dearth of employment. These engineers can get job offers from high profile national and international engineering projects. China's Three Gorges Dam, London's new Wembley stadium and the new Antarctic research station are the recent examples, which show the engineering marvels of the civil engineers. They can also work with companies undertaking construction projects, such as Larsen and Toubro, BHEL, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and others. Those looking to specialize in the construction industry can specialize in the area of construction management Civil engineers can work as:

For holding of a gazetted post in government one needs to clear the Engineering Service Examinations, which are held annually by the U.P.S.C or S.P.S.C.


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Professional Courses

The civil engineering course includes all basic engineering sciences. The curriculum includes subjects like hydraulics, structures, irrigation engineering, foundation, construction etc. the post graduate courses emphasize on giving the students practical knowledge in structural engineering, environmental engineering and flood control management.
The National Institute of Construction Management and Research in Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Pune offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management, suitable for graduate engineers, as also a programme in Real Estate Development and Management. At graduation level the courses available at universities are B.Tech and B.E and at the post graduate level the courses available are M.Tech and M.E. many diploma courses in civil engineering are also available from various polytechnics.

Colleges, Institutions and Universities

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One can do M.Tech or Ph.D or research work in structural engineering, water resource engineering, stress analysis, and engineering geology. Other research areas include


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