“The Road to Success is Always under Construction”
Civil Engineering is the most evident and the oldest branch of engineering that has contributed to the construction of world renowned Infrastructural marvels, historical monuments, bridges, dams, etc. For a Civil Engineer, there are abundant career opportunities available in fields like design and construction, management, business, etc. Some of the best career options after attaining a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering are as follows:
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination that tests the aptitude and comprehensive skills of science and engineering students, conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee), on behalf of ‘the National Co-ordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India.’ GATE scores add worth to the individual’s qualifications in terms of job prospects and are equally important for pursuing M.Tech in Civil Engineering with a preferred choice of specialization.
IES (Indian Engineering Services)
IES are the civil services associated with the managerial and technical functions of the Government of India. Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is one of the toughest examinations due to limited seats and its highly competitive nature. Clearing this exam opens the door to the most prestigious Government job opportunities in public sectors and broad segments of economy.
Work experience: Internships and Jobs
The job titles include Contracting Civil Engineer, Site Engineer, Water Engineer, Environmental Consultant, etc. There are a number of decent jobs available for the graduates in both the Government and Corporate sectors. It’s preferably good to gain job experience and knowledge about the Industry-relative workings. Even a particular Internship experience can be beneficial in making one’s resume more effective.
Both part-time and full-time MBA courses can be chosen as per one’s convenience and priorities. The fields that can be specialized are: Human Resource Management (HRM), Material Management, IT, Technology, Telecom Management, Marketing, Banking, International Business, Infrastructural Management, etc. An MBA degree will prepare a graduate to be an expert in handing Industry specific challenges professionally, become adept at problem solving, handling case studies and projects.
The Civil Engineering graduates can build a start-up or go deep into research studies and work on different creative enterprises in areas like Earthquake Engineering, Soil Reinforcement and Geosynthetics, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydraulics and so on.
Higher studies (India & Abroad): PG (MS), MPhil, Post Doc., PhD
A Civil Engineering graduate, interested in Higher Studies can apply in Indian as well as Foreign Universities and pursue PG (MS), MPhil, Post Doc., and PhD.
The never ending career possibilities depend on the individual’s area of interest, dedication, passion and creativity. Higher studies polish a student’s approach towards Engineering and its diverse applications. Job experiences give a touch of reality and practicality to a person’s capabilities. Civil Engineering is a highly dynamic field and every nation owes its infrastructural advancements its Civil Engineers.