Civil Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

It is that branch of engineering dealing with the design and construction of public works such as highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, waterworks, harbours and other large permanent structures. It is the basic and fundamental form of engineering till the advent of other advanced fields of engineering in the 21st Century.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

Basic qualification for joining B.E or B.Tech course in Civil Engineering is a 10+2 under-graduate course with science subjects.

Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE)

IIT-JEE is the most important entrance examination for Civil Engineering.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

EAMCET – Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test

Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), Andhra Pradesh is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.

  • Candidates should have passed or appeared for the final year of Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional or related vocational courses in the fields of Engineering and Technology, conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh along with bridge course or courses conducted by it for candidates enrolled during 2001-2003 and subsequent batches.
  • For Engineering course, candidates should have completed 16 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission. There is no upper age limit.

Top Colleges for Courses in Civil Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • Regional Engineering College, Warangal-506004(AP)
  • S V University College of Engineering,Tirupati-517502(AP)
  • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110006
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Srinivasanagar-0574157
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209
  • University Department of Engineering (Autonomous), University of Mumbai, Mumbai-400019
  • Punjab University Department of Engineering & Technology Chandigarh-160014
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

The specialization of Civil Engineering has universal demand in the engineering job market today. Each and every Public Works department will always need civil engineers. In addition, all industries and manufacturers need them for the installation of their infrastructures, no matter what is the product.


Public Works depts of the Govt and Indian companies offer Junior Engineers a starting salary of about Rs 20,000/- pm.

MNCs and reputed companies offer starting salary of Rs 25,000/- to Rs 30,000/- pm depending on the specialization of the candidates. Salaries of civil engineers deputed to the Gulf countries go up to about Dirhams/Dinars 10,000/- to15,000/- pm plus perks.

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