Civil Engineering is a engineering stream that is concerned with designing, planning, building and maintenance of the creative marvels to your home. Civil engineering field of work comprises of industrial plant buildings, water works, river navigation, airports, tall buildings, transmission towers/lines, power plants, canals, traffic control, dams, shipping canals, bridges, rail-roads, sewers and highways. It is one of the oldest engineering discipline and the largest area of engineering. A candidate, who specializes in this field, becomes known as a civil engineers. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills. Civil engineers work in teams or in coordination with many other engineers.
SYLLABUS - Direct from VTU
> Minimum 45 percent aggregate marks in 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics (compulsory) and any one of the following subjects: Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Computer Science/Electronics.
> You can either get a seat for BE/BTECH through competitive examination like JEE and ComedK or through the direct admission route.
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The avg. tuition fees per year may range between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh.
Hostel charges can range between Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 80,000
Budget estimate for 4 years: Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh (for Comedk / Management quota)
Civil engineers are in great demand to uphold and repair current facilities and structures and to construct new buildings. There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Graduates after completion of their course can seek employment in consultancy firms, quality testing labs, road projects and building work. Civil engineering graduates can also opt for research work or open their own independent consultancy services. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. The average salary is about Rs. 3.5 lakh.
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The total seats are divided under following headers:
Computer Science Engineering
M.E. in Civil Engineering
M.Tech in Civil Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
PhD. in Civil Engineering
DSc. in Civil Engineering
Master of Business Administration
Students need to obtain more than 60 per cent marks in their BE final examination and a high GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) to get into MTech courses in India. In India, MTech courses are offered in fewer colleges and those from IITs are considered more prestigious.
A student can also opt for a MTech degree from a foreign university such as Stanford. List of top Civil Colleges in the world. They can follow it up with a PhD and start into a research or teaching position.
An engineer can also choose to do a MBA course to start on a management position.
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