Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines in the world and it’s origin can be traced back to the time when man decided to put a roof over his head for shelter. Civil engineering, until a few decades back, was a much coveted course among Indian students, but of late has been sidelined due to the software and IT boom. But with the increasing need to develop and maintain India’s infrastructure, which is lagging in all aspects, this field is bouncing back really strong. Before you decide to pursue your undergraduate studies in this field, it is important to understand that Civil engineering is not just about buildings and bridges. If you are under the assumption that all that civil engineers do is wear a yellow helmet and supervise workers in construction sites, then you are yet to understand the true capacity of this field. Read on to discover what this field is all about and the scope of civil engineering in terms of education, jobs and career.
The following universities from India appeared in the QS world ranking for top 200 universities in Asia for Civil Engineering. (In no particular order)
Apart from the above mentioned universities, other prestigious universities in India such as the NITs, BITs Pilani, Delhi university, Anna University etc are renowned for Civil engineering. If you are unable to get a seat in any one of the above mentioned universities or reputed state government funded colleges within your state, then try working with professors in these universities for your internships and final year projects. This will give you the much needed practical, quality work experience that will help during job searches and further studies.