Civil engineering is that branch of engineering which deals with the design, the construction and the maintenance of the environment that may be built naturally or by physical means. Civil engineering is a popular course of study chosen by students who have studied science during the 10+2 level of school.
Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, more popularly referred to as IIT Delhi, offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in civil engineering.
B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D are the three degrees that a student can earn in civil engineering from IIT Delhi. The research department and the well qualified faculty are the chief attractions of the civil engineering department of this institute. The department witnesses visits from reputed professors in the field from other institutes across the world. Student exchange program is also an important factor contributing towards the popularity of the civil engineering department of IIT Delhi.
Streams / Branches - The different subjects that are taught in the civil engineering program of IIT Delhi are:
- Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Environmental Engineering and Management
- Rock Engineering & Underground Structures
- Transportation Engineering
- Construction Technology & Management
- Water Resources Engineering
- Construction Engineering & Management
- Structure Engineering
- Surveying & Remote Sensing
- Soil Mechanics and Foundation
- Building Science and Construction Management
- Marine Geotechnology
- Engineering Geology
- Offshore Structures
Who can opt for this course - A student who has successfully passed the 10+2 level examination in the science stream with a minimum of 80 percent in mathematics and more than 80 percent in the overall score is eligible to apply for B.Tech in civil engineering from IIT Delhi.
A science graduate or a student who has completed his graduation in engineering can opt for the post graduation course in civil engineering at IIT Delhi.
Likewise, a student armed with the postgraduate degree in civil engineering can opt to pursue doctoral and post doctoral courses in the subject from IIT Delhi.
When to start the preparation - Preparations begin after the end of the 10+2 board examination. Today, with the advent of modern tutorials and books, students begin preparation while they are in school.
Type of Exams for Eligibility - The IIT – JEE (Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination) and the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) are the exams a student must sit for admission to the civil engineering course in IIT Delhi.
Different Schools / Centers within IIT Delhi – A student of civil engineering in IIT Delhi may have to attend different schools of excellence during his student years. Some such schools are:
- Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology
- School of Biological Sciences
- Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management
These schools of excellence are aided by an organization or an alumnus.
How to prepare - Preparation for the entrance examination is an extensive study routine. It begins in the high school years and most students enroll in the best tuition centers that employ professionals who have a thorough knowledge of the previous years’ questions and the question paper pattern. The internet is also an important tool for study information on entrance test of civil engineering.
What are the prospects / future - IIT Delhi has an active placement cell. The topmost IT firms of the world visit this institute to recruit deserving students. Several students also choose to pursue research programs on the subject after completing M.Tech.