B.Tech - Civil Engineering

About B.Tech - Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is one of the oldest and most popular branches of engineering in India as well as abroad. Aspirants seek B.Tech in civil engineering as the course various opportunities in the government sector as well. A civil engineer is required to design and plan the development of infrastructural entities such as roads, buildings, dams, canals, etc.

B.Tech in Civil Engineering is a traditional field of engineering and deals with the study of designing and structuring buildings, bridges, roads, dams, etc. If pursued from a recognised college, civil engineering can offer some of the most lucrative jobs in the technology sector. Another advantage is that civil engineers can also apply for IT jobs after learning how to operate certain civil engineering software.

B.Tech Civil Engineering - Course Highlights

Full Course Name

Bachelors of Technology in Civil Engineering

Duration of the Course

04 Years

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 qualified candidates in the Science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) from a recognised Board are eligible

Admission Process

Both entrance based and merit-based admission process

Top Entrance Exams


Top B.Tech Civil Engineering Institutes

IIT Kharagpur ,IIT Delhi ,IIT Madras ,University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata ,MS Engineering College, Bangalore ,College of Engineering, Roorkee ,Graphic Era Hill University, Haldwani Campus

Average Course Fee

INR 2 LPA to INR 4 LPA (in Public Institutions)

INR 3 LPA to INR 6 LPA (in Private Institutions)

Job Roles

Civil Engineering Technicians, Structural Engineers, Transportation Engineers, Civil Engineers, Water Resource Engineers etc

Average Starting Salary


Higher Study Options

M.Tech, MBA, PGDM etc

B.Tech - Civil Engineering Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants have to fulfil all the eligibility criteria mentioned below to pursue B.Tech in Civil Engineering from a reputed institute – 

  • Students should have completed their class XIIth studies in Science stream from a recognised Board
  • Students should have mandatorily studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the qualifying level
  • Students should have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in the aforementioned subjects at the qualifying level and pass marks in the remaining subjects (varies from institute to institute)
  • Students with a diploma degree in the relevant discipline after their class Xth/XIIth studies are also eligible for the B.Tech civil engineering programme

B.Tech Civil Engineering Admission Process

The popular B. Tech civil engineering colleges/institutions offer admissions on the basis of both merit and entrance exam scores. Various institutions accept the scores of national-level and state-level entrance exams like JEE MainUPSEEWBJEE etc for the purpose of admission into their B. Tech civil engineering programme whereas some institutes conduct their own entrance exam for the same like BITSATSRMJEE etc. Some engineering institutions also offer direct admission into their B. Tech civil engineering programme in their management quota seats provided the students/applicants fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria laid down by them.


Admission Process Highlights

Admission Process


Entrance based 

Institutions offer admission to the candidates based on their respective entrance exam scores like JEE Main, WBJEE, BITSAT, MHT CET etc

Centralized Admission Process

Institutions offer admission through a centralized admission process where the conducting officials take into consideration various state/national-level entrance exam scores

Direct admission

Institutions carry out the admission process based on the previous qualifying exam scores of the applicants

·         Also Read – Direct B.Tech admission process

·         Also Read – B.Tech Management Quota admission process

B.Tech - Civil Engineering Syllabus

B.Tech - Civil Engineering Career Options and Job Prospects

Civil Engineers are in demand especially in developing countries like India. There are various government as well as private projects starting every year for which civil engineers are employed. Jobs are also available in countries like UAE and South Africa that offer good salary packages to fresher graduates as well.

Candidates can apply for government opportunities through entrance exams of the respective organisations. In order to apply for the officers’ post in the field of civil engineering, one can appear for Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam. Following are some job profiles for civil engineers:

  • Structure Analyst
  • Structure Designer
  • CAD Designer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Infrastructural Consultant

The salary of a civil engineer can vary from Rs. 3.5 lakhs per annum to Rs. 20 lakh per annum. Best salary packages are offered to students of IITs, however, some other private colleges also offer good salary packages.

Salary also depends on the experience of the candidates and their profile. There are various international companies that offer lucrative salaries of more than Rs. 20 lakh per annum.