Engineering is always on the list of to study and join as a profession in India. The demand for good engineers in many industries has not waned and actually increased in a few branches of engineering. At times a very bleak scenario is painted that engineering jobs are not many and lot of engineering seats for BTech do go unfilled in various engineering colleges in India. The reason for unfilled seats is because of the quality of many private engineering colleges is not good and thus no student wants to join these colleges. There is still a very huge demand for engineering courses in India done from quality engineering colleges.
There are many branches in engineering including the new ones, but civil engineering in India has remained very popular amongst students and the need for civil engineers has increased over the years. Civil Engineering branch deals with the design, construction and maintenance of manually or naturally-built environments such as roads, bridges, dams, airports, buildings and more. From stone-made castles, forts and bridges to skyscrapers, eight-lane bridges and dams, we have come a long way in using the art of Civil Engineering.
Nowadays because of the fad of computers and electronics, there is some decline in the popularity of civil engineering as a course amongst students of class 12 in India. It looks staid and non-glamorous to choose this branch as a career. Let’s review the potentials of civil engineering in the next few paragraphs and discover the scope and wonders of this branch in the times to come.
Our country needs 4 million skilled civil engineers until next year as there is a demand-supply gap ranging between 82% and 86% of skilled civil engineers, architects and others according to a report published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. More than 95 billion sq. feet area is required for building projects in the real estate and construction industry by 2022.
Hence, there is a construction boom in all the sectors in our country. Right from small house construction to various major infrastructure projects, India is developing on all fronts. Major road projects are being planned as well as huge buildings like airports, railways stations are being modified or renovated. The commute between Bandra and Worli takes just eight minutes to cover due to Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) constructed in the Arabian sea; built by our civil engineers. International Airport in Delhi is one of the largest in the world.
Townships are being constructed at a fast pace. Hospitals, universities and shopping complexes are coming up everywhere. The requirement for such modern constructions and developments is bound to grow in the next few years. There is going to be an increase in the demand for civil engineers; it is wise of students to choose the civil engineering branch as their career choice. More well-paid jobs are not far away in the branch. International market values quality civil engineers and thus job opportunities are aplenty everywhere.
The future of Civil Engineering is not just limited to India; the trend of development continues across the globe. The Civil Engineering industry is expected to reach a size of USD 11.72 trillion by 2025. Thus, a civil engineering course completed from a major engineering college makes sure that students can be involved in major infrastructural projects across the world. A lot of emphasis is being laid on sustainable infrastructural solutions in construction as well as making green buildings. Environmental protection is the buzz word in the construction world. There is so much scope for research and innovation in civil engineering for the future and thus keen-minded students will enjoy the process of discovering and implementing new ideas by choosing civil engineering as their course.
Civil Engineering is just not confined to mere constructing; it has branched off into many more areas and thus there is a further scope of doing M.Tech and post graduate as well post-doctoral studies in branches like Coastal, Structural, Material, Urban, Geotechnical, transportation and Environmental Engineering. There is so much scope of development in these areas in the future.
Thus, students should have no hesitation in taking civil engineering as a career choice. Civil engineering is bound to grow in leaps in the next few years and students will have a very fruitful future. Jobs will be ensured and a lot of global recruitment positions are going to come up. The scope of research and innovation is going to very high in this field. One should not hesitate in making civil engineering as a career choice. There are plenty of civil engineering colleges and universities in India and engineering admissions to these colleges are possible through various entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, VITTEE and many others. Civil Engineering as a course is available in all major engineering colleges in India.