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, Bombay Address: Main Gate Road, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076 Phone No: 022 2572 2545 Website:
  • 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

  • NTPC - National Thermal Power Corporation Limited Address: NTPC Bhawan,SCOPE Complex, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,New Delhi 110003 Phone No.: +91 11 24360100 Website:
  • BHEL - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Address: BHEL House, Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049 Phone No. 011 2649 3008 Website:

Successful Persons

Ravindra Laxman Mankani

Ravindra Laxman Mankani is a prominent Indian actor. He was initially a civil engineer. Now, he is recognized for his good work in soap operas, plays and films.

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan is an Indian civil engineer. Also, he is a retired Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer who helped in changing the face of public transport in India. He is popularly recognized as the "Metro Man". He was the main face in building the Konkan Railway and Delhi metro.Here, he served as the managing director from 1995 to 2012. He received Bharat Ratna Award in 1955. He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent Engineer of India.

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