What is Civil Engineering All About?
Civil engineering is the second oldest stream after mechanical engineering. Basically, civil engineering is the study of construction, maintenance, and designing of structures implicitly required for natural habitat such as – buildings, roadways, waterways, airports, dams, canals, bridges, and etc. A civil engineer can join the public sector where they will be working under government regulations and projects or they can choose to join a private sector that includes working for private companies even individual homeowners.
Civil engineers are of utmost importance in this world. Just think, without them who would make all these great infrastructures, bridges to cross oceans, railways, and roadways for transportation. The world will cease to exist in the absence of good civil engineers! Also, a civil engineer is respected immensely everywhere because of the work they do for community development. They are also best suited for any industry or organization because they are great with problem-solving, analytical, and observational skills. Also, how big or small a company is, they will for sure require an infrastructure for operations and running a business smoothly.
In this blog, we will be covering each and every aspect of civil engineering, including – career, course, scope, degree, specialization, salary, and etc. So, let the journey begin!
What does a civil engineer do?
In an abridged version, we can say that a civil engineer is responsible for operating, supervising, building, designing, conceiving, maintaining, and constructing infrastructure, systems, and projects under the private or public sector. They chiefly deal with making plans for new products and offers various alternative solutions to manufacturing. They are also responsible for developing bridges, dams, canals, underground sewerage systems, and more.
What is the scope of civil engineering?
The scope of civil engineering is limitless. Industry pioneers say that the real-time applications of civil engineering are endless. You can deploy civil engineering anywhere and they would come at the top without any doubt. A civil engineer is welcomed everywhere with open arms and hearts as they are an integral part and parcel of our society. They make our lives easier with their wise thoughts, hard work, diligence, and stalwartness.
The scope of civil is huge and it can be understood with this fact they are wanted and appreciated in PSUs (Public Service Undertakings). The jobs in PSUs are rare and they generally don’t allow people from other streams to join them. Only people from core branches (electrical, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering) can join them on projects. You will have to qualify through the GATE examination to get selected in organizations working under PSUs.
A civil engineer has myriads of options to choose from when it comes to job opportunities. Some of the most popular as well as the best career opportunities in the stream of civil engineering are:
What is the salary of a civil engineer?
Civil engineers are of rare-breed and they are the ones who start earning good salaries from the initial phase of their career. A fresher civil engineer can join a private firm or work for an individual homeowner and start earning well. They can start with basic pay of Rs. 30,000 per month and maybe more (depends upon various factors such as location, cost of laborers, and bespoke demands of the owner).
Once a civil engineer has earned enough work experience, they can join MNCs and big enterprises and take projects for building their infrastructure and more. If you’re studious and like to face challenges that shake you from the core – you can apply for working with PSUs via GATE. If you score well in GATE, let’s say your All India Ranking is 357 you are eligible for joining a Public Service undertaking. An experienced civil engineer starts earning Rs. 1,00,000 per month as soon as they join. Don’t forget, PSUs also offer handsome bonuses and other lucrative perks to their employees during festive seasons.
What is the required qualification for civil engineering?
Here are the eligibility criteria for getting admissions in civil engineering for the Rungta Group of Institutions.
|Sr. No.||Course||Duration||Entrance Exam||Eligibility – Entrance Exam||Eligibility (10 + 2 / Graduation)||Age Limit|
|1||B.E.||4 Years||CGPET||Any Positive Score Required||For General – Pass in 10+2 with 44.5 % in PCM||For General – 30 Years|
|2||B.E.||4 Years||CGPET||Any Positive Score Required||For Reserve – Pass in 10+2 with 39.5 % in PCM||For Reserve / Female – 33 Years|
|3||B.E.||4 Years||JEE (Mains)||Any Positive Score Required||For General – Pass in 10+2 with 44.5 % in PCM||For General – 30 Years|
|4||B.E.||4 Years||JEE (Mains)||Any Positive Score Required||For Reserve – Pass in 10+2 with 39.5 % in PCM||For Reserve / Female – 33 Years|
Degrees and Specialties
After completing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a student can apply for numerous courses. They can go for M.E., M. Tech, MS, Ph.D. or a combination of any two and more. The scope of civil engineering gets boost up after appearing for degrees and specialties. After completing a master’s degree, a civil engineer starts earning more and they are entitled to work for big corporations that have huge projects with them. After completing the master’s degree you’ll start getting better offers as recruiters are always on a lookout for such candidates. With a master’s degree, you can stay relevant with the latest industry trends. A few of the higher degrees in civil engineering are:
Career Advancement Opportunities
A civil engineer has almost endless opportunities in career advancement. The world of civil engineering is highly dynamic and is ever-changing. With diligence, a civil engineer can become a General Manager of a construction site and take charge of each and every responsibility. Also, a civil engineer must stay up to date with regards to status quo of the industry and ahead of the curve to keep themselves at the top of the competition.
Take care of the following pointers while selecting career advancement opportunities:
Is Civil Engineering Right for You?
Civil engineering and you are made for each other, iff:
So, if you’ve answered most of the questions as “YES” then civil engineering is right for you.
How to find top Civil Engineering Course & College in India
Finding the best or the top-most civil engineering colleges in India has been made easy with technology. Start making a list of all your preferences and then visit the website of those colleges that satisfy your interests. Different students have different priorities; some are looking for lush green infrastructure, some prefer impeccable placement records, a few of them are looking for the best faculty members, some are looking for eclectic libraries and modern laboratories.
Take help from your friends and family members. Start asking questions to a senior or an alumnus of a college. Check the online reviews of a college and if they have a lesser rating than 3.5 out of 5, consider not taking admission to that college. Last, but not least, you can visit a few engineering colleges yourself and talk with professors and HODs of the department.
Civil engineering curriculum & syllabus
To know about our latest curriculum click here: http://www.csvtu.ac.in/prev/syllabus_new.htm
Admission Procedure: Admission for the Rungta Group of Institutions can be attained by scoring good marks in either State CG-PET (Pre-Engineering Test) conducted at the state level or by appearing in JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) (Mains /Advance).
The fee structure for Mechanical Engineering
The fee structure of civil engineering varies from place to place and college to college. The fee may vary between INR 2.5 to 8 lacs per annum. At times, it can be more as well. If you’re a scholar, you can definitely go for a scholarship program. A few colleges like Rungta Group of Institutions has a provision for fee-waiver. You can know about our fee structure here – https://www.rungta.ac.in/fees.php
Why Choose Rungta Engineering College?
You must choose Rungta Group of Institutions for studying civil engineering because
So, now you know everything that you need to know about civil engineering. Opt for civil engineering if you like construction and able to grasp basics and advance mechanics of a building/structure. Civil engineers enjoy a good career at the initial level, and it becomes great once a civil engineer has earned enough experience. Don’t care about getting your hands dirty in this stream, it’s an inevitable part of it. Polish your problem-solving and analytical skills to emerge as the perfect candidate for civil engineering.
Why Study Civil Engineering at Rungta Group of Institutions
There are myriads of reasons for studying at Rungta Group of Institutions and a few of them are here. The college has been consistently ranked no. 1 in Central India by numerous ranking agencies, such as – Data Quest, Outlook, and The Week. The college has an outstanding placement record and to make our students future ready we have a dedicated Training and Placement Cell. They help a student with CV writing; resume building, presentations, and group discussions.
Rungta Group of Institutions is accredited with NBA (National Board of Accreditation) and NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). As one of the top engineering college, we pay equal attention and importance to training classes and to achieve this we have exclusive certification facilities that help our students make their dream come true.
Rungta Group of Institutions is among those few colleges that have its own Research and Development Center; it is known as Rungta Research and Development Foundation (RRDF). Here, the smartest minds and students collaborate to achieve avant-garde results in any domain. Some of the major research projects include Environment Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, and Earth System Science and Engineering.
Last, but not least, any technical advancement or technology-related innovation comes first at Rungta Group of Institutions. This renders amazing hand-on experience to the students which go beyond the typical classroom experience. At Rungta Group of Institutions, the latest trends are welcomed with open arms and hearts. So, if you’re looking to make your dreams come true then there is no better place than Rungta Group of Institutions.
*The salary/remuneration packages mentioned in this article has been extracted from historic datas, of the type of packages generally been offered to the students.