Civil Engineer

Civil Engineering is a branch of professional engineering. It deals with planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and operating infrastructures along with protecting the public and environmental health as well as improving existing infrastructure. It prepares an individual for working not only in the construction industry but also in the business, management and financial sectors. Civil Engineering courses can be pursued both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Career Options

  • - - Construction Firms - Defense Forces - Development Boards - Municipal Bodies

Educational Qualifications

  • - For UG: The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from CBSE or any other equivalent examination board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. The candidates should also fulfil minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of the subjects. - For PG: The candidate should have secured a B. Tech degree in civil engineering with a minimum passing percentage in an aggregate of the subjects studied at undergraduate level.

Personal Skills

  • - Critical Thinking - Leadership - Proficient Communication Skills - Technical Skills - Project Management

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.E./ M.E. (Civil Engineering) - B.Tech/ M.Tech (Civil Engineering)

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016 Phone No.: 011 2659 7135 Website:

Working Conditions

Civil Engineers work both indoors and outdoors. They have a moderate level of social contact. They spend their major time to analyze data and to plan designs. The number of hours would be usually more than 40 hours per week.

Top Companies

  • BHEL - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Address: BHEL House, Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049 Phone No. 011 2649 3008 Website:

Successful Persons

G. D. Agrawal

G. D. Agrawal is one of the eminent environmental engineers in India. He also teaches students as an Honorary Professor of environmental sciences at the Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya in Madhya Pradesh. He was also appointed as the first member-secretary of the Government of India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya is counted among one of the most eminent Environment engineers of India. He worked as the chief architect behind the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya. This construction helped in converting the surrounding barren lands into fertile grounds for farming.