Civil Engineering (C.E) – As a Career Course After 12th std/HSC Board

Passionate for construction and creativity of natural or physical build environment, bridge, building , canals and dams then civil engineering is the best disciplines for you to prove your ability and creativity

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment.

career map for civil engineer

Eligibility Criteria – Civil Engineer (CE)

  • After your Class 10 you can opt for a diploma course after which, you can go for a degree.
  • 10+2 Science stream students, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of many Institutes. Generally, it is between 40-50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Students must also have appeared for State Level Entrance examination for getting admission in reputed Institutes.

Syllabus for Civil Engineering (CE) 


  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus:
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods


  • Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures


  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering


  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation


  • Water requirements
  • Air Pollution
  • Municipal Solid Wastes
  • Noise Pollution


  • Highway Planning
  • Traffic Engineering


Top College in India for Civil Engineering (CE)

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)
  5. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)
  6. National Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu
  7. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai
  8. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology , Gujarat
  9. Nirma University – Institute of Technology , Gujarat
  10. Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)
  11. National Institute of Technology , Telangana
  12. Birla Institute of Technology, Bihar
  13. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal Karnataka
  14. Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)
  15. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

Job opportunities in Civil Engineering (CE) area

  • Assistant Civil Engineer
  • Purchase and Quality control Executive
  • Planning and Design Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Site Engineer

Salary as Civil Engineer (CE)

Salary scale is different in case of Private and Government sectors. But, the average starting salary is generally between 2-5 Lakh Rupees per year. Diploma holders begin at Rs 6,000-8,000 a month. Graduates begin at Rs 12,000-20,000 a month in the beginning. A government job pays in the range of Rs 10,000-12,500. In India, a student who has cleared the degree in civil engineering can get the offer of salary started from 5 lakh per annum upto 20+ lakh per annum.

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