Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why take up Civil Engineering course?

The very reason I would start with it is the basic reason that there is a huge demand for civil engineers in today’s date. The peak of civil engineering was between the periods of 1960 – 70, then IT took up the spot and civil engg took a back seat, student’s lost their interest in brick and mortar projects with a change in technology and the rise in computer age but the scenario has changed now, with the rise in the real estate and infrastructure projects these days there is also a rise in demand for civil engineers.

Pursuing a civil engineering course would be a wise decision, there are many well reputed civil engineering colleges offering civil engineering in India like:

# IIT (all seven of them)
# BITS Pilani and Ranchi.
# Delhi College of Engg. (DCE)
# SRM University

To name a few, because there is a global rise in urbanization, the real estate sector is buzzing with new projects and constructions in turn raising the demand for civil engineers. In fact as per recent survey report there is a shortage of as much as 70,000 civil engineers in India, such is the gap between the demand and the supply in this area, only 200 colleges out of 1700 AICTE approved colleges offer a course in civil engineering, i.e. a mere 10% amount.

A civil engineer is expected to plan, design and execute ideas in different infrastructure projects like – railways, sewages, airports, bridges, highways, tunnels, dams, roads etc in both government as well as private sector. Besides entering into the construction world there are other options as well if one is not interested in buildings etc, one can go for research and teaching or also pursue a course from ICWA – institute of charted work and accountancy and be a charted engineer earning a rich payment package.

There are many options that one can go for especially with a rise in the demand for civil engineers it would be good career to pursue.


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