For some reason in the last few months i received a few emails regarding queries about the future scope of Civil engineering in India.After the advent of Computer/IT engineering,everybody only wated to take those two streams, and all other engineering branches took a back seat.Now,all second tier cities are getting higher allocated funds from the Central Ministry for development and infrastructure, and the construction of many new projects in the tier one cities are also at an all time high,owing to the realty rate being at the highest peak in the history of urban development.Every big property broker now is acting like a middleman/developer by trying to get huge projects together by coordinating with the builders and contractors. This is the reason why Civil Engineering is suddenly become a hot choice all over again just like it was 20 years ago.New Engineering candidates can take note of this, as IT/Computer branches have too much competition jobwise and have saturated.
After you pass out and get a B.E (Civil) or B.Tech (Civil) there are three possible aspects of a job you can opt for,each of them have distinct oppurtunities.
Mostly State Government funded projects which are organised by issuing tenders in a local daily, from which the lowest bidder usually wins the contract.These are for constructing bridges,flyovers,roads, power project construction,dams and airports.
Big family run construction businesses like Lodha realty and Hiranandani Constructions are in the business of creating family dwellings, townships residential apartments, malls and multistoreyed buildings.
Domestic Vs. International
In the past 5 years, most private construction companies have undertaken projects in the Gulf,Middle East and South East Asia to build Hotels and Townships.
Civil Engineering colleges
Getting a Civil Engineering seat is not as hard as getting a IT/Computer seat.The demand is still not high with just about 20% of engineering colleges allocating seats for it Some of the top Civil Engineering colleges that you can get into.These are not ranked in any particular order.These colleges are EXTREMELY hard into secure admission into but remember one thing.The college is only as good as the infrastructure,professors and a campus placement,everything else is on your own steam.So dont be disapointed or think less of yourself if you cant secure a seat in any of these institutions,because the level of education quality is just a sgood in any other college,just without the brand prestige.
Civil Engineering companies
Below are listed some of the Biggest and best construction/development companies that actively recruit Civil Engineers for thier projects and management.Simply click on the relevent choice to go to contact page.
Job profile & Pay Pacakages
Job profiles include:
Here are some CTC (Cost to Company) sent in by our readers an some from our own peers.
Note:All figures are for freshers with nil experience.Offers may differ from state to state and other factors.All figures in LPA (Lac per annum)
Construction Residential- 1.78 LPA
Auto Cad-2.10 LPA
Please feel free to add to this list your own personal CTC in the comments section below so that other engineering aspirants can get more knowledge about this industry.