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Civil Engineering
Introduction to Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering deals with construction and maintenance of properties like roads, bridges, dams, canals and buildings. Civil engineers play a significant role in the social, economical and cultural development of a country.

Civil Engineers are required in all levels of jobs in public sector and private sector. In public sector, they are employed from municipal to national level, and in the private sector, they range from individual homeowners through multinational companies. 

Courses offered

Following are the different courses offered in Civil Engineering:

B. Tech/ B.E in Civil Engineering: This is a 4-year degree course offered through recognized universities in India. Important subjects covered under this course include physics, mathematics, project management and design, in addition to the specific topics covered in civil engineering.

Admission to the above course is conducted through entrance tests. Students who have secured a minimum percent (as required by the respective universities) in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are eligible for the course.

3-Year Diploma in Civil Engineering: The 3-year diploma in Civil Engineering is offered through polytechnic institutes all over India. Candidates who have passed 10 +2 are eligible for the Diploma course.

1-Year Diploma (Draughtsman): This course is offered through the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in India. Candidates who have passed 10th are eligible for the Draughtsman course.


Civil engineers find jobs in major construction projects carried out by the Public Works Department (PWD) as well as other public/private sector agencies for the construction of roads, airports, sewage boards, railways, military constructions, etc. They also serve as engineering consultancy service providers. Civil engineers are in huge demand in the flourishing real estate market in India. They can also seek a job as a tutor in engineering colleges or pursue Ph.D.

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