Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering is an undergraduate Engineering course. Civil engineering is a professional engineering program that deals with the design and making plans, production, supervision, excellent control and upkeep of bodily systems, including homes, roads, bridges, dams, canals, seaports, electricity plants, and airports. Specializations consist of shape, transportation, geotechnical and geo-environmental, and water resources engineering. Employers include Municipal Bodies, The Defence Forces, National Highway Authority of India, government improvement hands like the DDA and Noida Authority, BHEL, Larsen & Toubro, and so forth.

A career as a Civil Engineer opens up a big world of imagination and goals for the incumbent. The field of civil engineering is so enormous that it will restrict oneself to any specific discipline and excel while not having a right expertise in other related fields.

Courses & Eligibility

The eligibility for pursuing B. Tech in Civil Engineering is to pass class 12th with physics, chemistry, and maths as the major subjects and clearing the entrance examination. The AMIE (Associate Memberships of the Institution of Engineers) offers guides, which might be also equal to BE and B.Tech.

Four years course in engineering from an IIT will cost about 2 lakhs. There are a number of scholarships, fees waivers, and loans to be had for folks that are unable to fund the education.  The costs of private colleges start from about 40,000 per year to approximately 70,000 in a year. It is necessary to give an entrance exam for IIT's, you must give JEE Mains

Course Curriculum

This is a 4 years long Undergraduate level Degree program. The 4 year's duration is divided into 8 semesters, each lasting a period of 6 months. Students will have to deal with separate sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical sessions. Topics covered under each semester are as follows:

Semester I

Engineering   Chemistry
Engineering   Maths I
Basic   Electronics
Material   Science
Engineering   Graphics
Basic   Thermodynamics

Semester II

Engineering   Maths II
Engineering   Physics
Basic Electrical Engg
Engineering   Mechanics
Communication   Skills

Semester III

Engineering   Economics
Strength of   Material
Fluid Mechanics
Civil Engineering Materials and Building Construction
Differential Equations, Probability, and Statistics

Semester IV

Theory of  Structure
Numerical  Analysis
Soil Mechanics
Engineering  Geology

Semester V

Open elective I
Dynamics of Behavioural   Science in   Industries
Transportation  Engg. I
Survey Camp

Semester VI

Steel  Structure Design
Environment  Engg. I
Irrigation  Engg. and Hydrology
Transportation   Engg. II
Structural  Drawing

Semester VII

Foundation   Engineering
Departmental  Elective I
Solid Wastes and Environmental   Pollution
Project Management and Quantity Surveying
Industrial   training Viva
Major Project   1

Semester VIII

Departmental  Elective II
Departmental   Elective III
Departmental   Elective IV
Design of   Hydraulic Structure
Major Project   II

Career Prospect

Job opportunities are available for B.E./B.Tech. Civil Engineering graduates in Governments well as Private sectors.

Talking about the private sector, main recruiters are Construction firms. One can take up following job position in such firms-

  • Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Assistant Civil Engineer
  • Purchase and Quality control Executive
  • Planning and Design Officer

Pay & Remuneration

A fresher holding a B.Tech Civil Engineering degree can expect a salary between Rs.25000 - Rs.40000 for every month. Paying amount depends on your overall performance and any additional talents you obtain. 

Civil Engineer with 5 to 9 years experience earning will be Rs.10 Lakhs per Annum.

Famous Personalities

There are many Persons who have made a mark in the field of Civil Engineering. Some of the Famous Personalities are:

  • Henry Petroski, 6 February 1942 (age 76 years)
  • E. Shreedharan,12 June 1932  (age 86 years)
  • George Stephenson ( 9 June 1781 -  12 August 1848)
  • Thomas Telford (9 August 1757 - 2 September 1834)
  • John Monash (27 June 1865 - 8 October 1931)
  • M. Visvesvaraya (15 September 1860 - 14 April 1962)

Top Colleges in India

In India, there are many Universities and colleges that offer B.Tech / B.E. and M.Tech. Some of the top colleges offering the course are:

IIT's  Which Provides Civil engineering are

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
Institute of Technology, Indore
Institute of Technology,  Shibpur
Institute of Technology, Varanasi
Institute of Technology, Dhanbad
Institute of Technology, Jammu
Institute of Technology, Palakkad
Institute of Technology, Tirupati
NIT's  Which Provides Civil engineering are

NIT Warangal
NIT Tiruchirappalli
MANIT Bhopal
MNIT Jaipur
 MNNIT Allahabad
NIT Jamshedpur
VNIT Nagpur
NIT Kurukshetra
NIT Calicut
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
NIT Rourkela
NIT Surathkal
NIT Patna
NIT Raipur
NIT Srinagar
NIT Hamirpur
NIT Delhi
NIT Arunachal Pradesh
NIT Agartala
NIT Durgapur
NIT Puducherry
NIT Manipur
NIT Meghalaya
NIT Mizoram
NIT Nagaland
NIT Sikkim
NIT Silchar
NIT Uttarakhand

Other Reputed Colleges Which Offers Civil Engineering are

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)
Birla Institute of Technology
Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
PSG College of Technology
SRM University
PEC University of Technology
Bengal Engineering and Science University
Malaviya National Institute of Technology
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Thapar University
College of Engineering Pune
Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
R.V.College of Engineering
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
University College of Engineering (Osmania University)

Other Reputed Colleges Which Offers Civil Engineering are

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Nirma University – Institute of Technology
BIT Sindri
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Maharashtra Institute of Technology
BMS College of Engineering
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering – Karnataka
Bangalore Institute of Technology
SASTRA University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
University Institute of Engineering & Technology
P.E.S. College of Engineering
The Icfai Institute Of Science & Technology
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering – Tamil Nadu