Career in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Civil engineering deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built structures like bridges, roads, canals, dams, and buildings.
Civil engineers are involved with the design, development and construction of a huge range of projects in the built and natural environment by planning, managing, designing and supervising the construction of projects.

Important Sectors for Civil Engineers:

  • Aerospace
  • Civil Engineering Contractors
  • Construction
  • Architecture Consulting
  • Government Departments, Agencies and Municipal Authorities
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Railways

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Top Civil Engineering Colleges in India:

IITs and NITs:

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Mumbai,
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Chennai
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Roorkee
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT):
  • Motilal Nehru NIT, Allahabad
  • Maulana Azad NIT, Bhopal
  • NIT, Calicut
  • NIT, Durgapur
  • NIT, Hamirpur
  • Malaviya NIT, Jaipur
  • Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar
  • RIT, Jamshedpur
  • Visvesvaraya NIT, Nagpur
  • NIT, Rourkela
  • NIT, Silchar
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai NIT, Surat
  • NITK, Surathkal
  • NIT, Tiruchirapalli
  • NIT, Warangal

State Wise Top Civil Engineering Colleges:

Andhra Pradesh:

  • Bapatala Engineering College, Bapatala.
  • Dr. S George Institute of Engineering, Prakasam.
  • Osmania University, University College of Engineering, Hyderabad.
  • College of Engineering, Kakinada
  • Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College, Hyderabad.
  • Deccan College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.
  • College of Engineering, Anantpur.
  • University College of Engineering, Hyderabad.
  • JNTU College of Engineering, Kukatpatty, Hyderabad.
  • Shri Venkateshwara Hindi College of Engineering, Machilipatnam.
  • NBKR Institute of Science and Technology, Vidyanagar, Nellore.
  • Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada
  • College of Engineering, Waltair.
  • SV College of Engineering, Tirupati.
  • Gayatri Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam.
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandhipet, Hyderabad.
  • RVR College of Engineering, Guntur.
  • GP Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool.
  • Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam.
  • SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram.
  • G Narayanamma Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
  • Jyotismathi Institute of Technology, Karimnagar.
  • MVS Engineering College, Hyderabad.
  • Kakatiya University, Warangal.
  • Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
  • KS Reddy College of Engineering, Chuddapah.
  • Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
  • NIT Warangal

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  • Assam Engineering College, Julukabari, Guwahati.
  • NIT Silchar
  • IIT Guwahati


  • Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur
  • Bihar College of Engineering, Patna.
  • RP Sharma Institute of Technology, New Bailey Road, Patna
  • Magadh University, Maulana Azad Engineering College


  • Raipur Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • Bhilai Technological Institute, Durg


  • Indira Gandhi Open University School, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Engineering, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
  • IIT Delhi


  • College of Engineering, Farmagudi


  • Dharanging Desai Institute of Technology, Nadiad.
  • Government Engineering College, Gandhinagar.
  • Government Engineering College, Modasa.
  • Shri SAD Vidya Mandir’s College of Engineering and Technology, Bharuch
  • Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Vallabh Vidya Nagar.
  • Government Engineering College, Modasa, Sabar Kantha.
  • Lukdhirji College of Engineering, Morvi.
  • Department of Technology and Engineering, Vadodara.
  • LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
  • Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad.
  • MS University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Vadodara.
  • Dharmsingh Desai Institute of Technology, District Kaira.
  • SV Patel Institute of Technology, Valsad.
  • Santilal Shah Engineering College, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
  • NIT Surat


  • National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

Himachal Pradesh:

  • National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

Jammu and Kashmir:

  • SSM College of Engineering, District Baramulla.
  • Kashmir University, Masterpro College of Engineering, Srinagar.
  • Institute of Engineering Technology and Research, Palace Road, Jammu Tawi.
  • National Institute of Technology Srinagar


  • Vinoba Bhave Institute of Technology, Dhanbad.
  • Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri, Ranchi.
  • NIT Jamshedpur

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  • BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Engineering, Dharwai.
  • PES College of Engineering, Mandya.
  • MVJ College of Engineering, Channasandra, Bangalore
  • SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dhavalgiri, Dharwad.
  • College of Engineering and Technology, Chandrapura, Bangalore.
  • PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga.
  • STJ Institute of Technology, Ranebennur
  • Sri Jayachamarajen College of Engineering, Mysore.
  • K Venkataramana Gowda College of Engineering, Kurungi Bhag, Sullia.
  • HKES Engineering College, Raichur
  • Rural Engineering College, Hulkoti, Dharwad District.
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Venkatesha Education Society, MVJ College of Engineering, Kadugodi, Bangalore.
  • BMS Evening College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • HKS Engineering College, Gulbarga.
  • Jagadguru Mallikarjuna Institute of Technology, Chitradurga.
  • Guru Nanak Engineering College, Bidar.
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shimoga.
  • Manipal Institute of Technology.
  • Adi Chunchanagari Institute of Technology, Chikmagalur.
  • Maland College of Engineering, Hassan
  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  • MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
  • Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • Bapuji Institute of Engineering Technology, Devangere.
  • KLE Engineering College, Belgaum.
  • BLDEA College of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur.
  • Anjuman Engineering College, Bhatkat.
  • Government BDT College of Engineering, Devangere.
  • Islamia Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering, Gulbarga.
  • Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramnagaram.
  • SVE Rural Engineering College, Bidar.
  • RTE Society Engineering College, Hulkoti.
  • MVJ College of Engineering, Kadugodi, Bangalore
  • SIC Institute of Technology, Chickballapur, Bangalore.
  • Bapuji Institute of Engineering Technology, Devangere.
  • Rural Engineering College, Bhalki Bidar.
  • Sri M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
  • Sri Siddartha Institute of Technology, Tumkur.
  • Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramnagaram, Bangalore.
  • Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Near Jnana Bharati, Bangalore.
  • JMM Institute of Technology, Chitradurga, Bangalore.
  • Basavalayan Engineering College, Gulbarga University, Bidar.
  • Vijaynagar Engineering College, Bellary.
  • Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot.
  • Gogte Institute of Technology, Udyambagh, Belgaum.
  • NMA Institute of Technology, Karkala Taluk, Dakshina Kannada.
  • BV Bhraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Vidyanagar, Hubli.
  • National Institute of Technology Suratkal.


  • College of Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi Univerisity, Kottamanagalam
  • Kannur Univerisity, Government College of Engineering, Kannur
  • NSS College of Engineering, Palghat
  • Thangal Kunju Musaitar College of Engineering.
  • Government Engineering College, Trichur.
  • Marath Nasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam.
  • Government College of Engineering, PO Vallor, Kottayam.
  • National Institute of Technology Calicut

Madya Pradesh:

  • Indira Gandhi Government Engineering College, HS Gaur University, Sagar.
  • APS University, Government Engineering College, Rewa
  • Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.
  • Guru Ghasidas University, Government Engineering College, Bilaspur
  • Government Engineering College, Awadesh, PS University, Rewa.
  • Governement Engineering College, Bilaspur.
  • Samrat Ashok Technology Institute, Vidisha, Bhopal.
  • Government College of Engineering and Technology, Raipur.
  • Governement Engineering College, Jabalpur.
  • Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior.
  • Government Engineering College, Jagdalpur.
  • Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Rani Durgavati University, Government Engineering College, Jabalpur.
  • National Institute of Technology Bhopal
  • Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior


  • All India SSM Society’s College of Engineering, Pune
  • Anuradha College of Engineering, Chickhli, Buldana.
  • College of Engineering and Technology, Akola
  • KES College of Engineering, Raigad
  • MYSS College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai
  • RD Kamala Nehru Engineering College, Nagpur
  • DN Patel College of Engineering, Dhule
  • KDK College of Engineering, Nagpur
  • GS Sanstha Marathwada Institute of Technology, Aurangabad
  • Sant Gadge Baba Engineering College, Jalgaon
  • Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Rizvi College of Engineering, Bandra (West), Mumbai.
  • College of Engineering, Karad.
  • College of Engineering, Shivaji University.
  • Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli.
  • Tadomal Sahani Engineering, Worli Seaface, Mumbai.
  • College of Engineering, Pune.
  • Kavi Kul Guru Institute of Technology and Science, Ramtek District, Nagpur.
  • Sanjay Education Society’s College of Engineering Polytechnic, Navta Nagar, Dhule.
  • Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Katraj, Pune
  • College of Engineering, Pusad.
  • Sanjay Education Society’s College of Engineering Polytechnic, Navalnagar.
  • College of Engineering, Shahda, Dhule.
  • PRE Socs College of Engineering, Ahmednagar.
  • College of Engineering, Amravati.
  • Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad.
  • College of Engineering and Technology, Jalgaon, Bhambhoi, Jalgaon.
  • GS Mandal Marathwada Institute of Technology, Aurangabad.
  • Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s Bhaurao Patil College of Engineering Polytechic.
  • Sanjivani Education Society’s College of Engineering, Kopargaon, Ahmednagar.
  • KK Wagh Education Society, Panchavati, Nashik.
  • Kolhapur Institute of Technology, Shirgaon, Kolhapur.
  • VJTI, Matunga (East), Mumbai.
  • YB Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur.
  • M Patel College of Engineering, Gondia.
  • BR Deshmukh College of Engineering, Wardha.
  • DY Patil College of Engineering, Pimpri, Pune.
  • DY Patil College of Engineering, Kolhapur.
  • Walchand Institute of Technology, Shivaji University, Sholapur.
  • Government College of Engineering, Karad, Satara.
  • Parvara College of Engineering, Loni, Ahmednagar.
  • SS Trust’s College of Engineering, Jalgaon.
  • Mahatma Gandhi College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai.
  • BSN College of Engineering, Pusad.
  • Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Nagpur.
  • SSVP Sanstha College of Engineering, Dhule
  • Tulja Bhavani Engineering College, Tuljapur, Osmanabad.
  • Dr VV Patil College of Engineering, Ahmednagar.
  • VYW Society College of Engineering, Amravati
  • M Gandhi College of Engineering, Nanded.
  • SVP Mandal’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malegaon, Pune.
  • College of Engineering, Faizpur, Jalgaon.
  • National Institute of Technology Visvesvarayya, Nagpur.
  • IIT Mumbai

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  • Government Engineering College, Manipur University, Imphal


  • Mizoram Engineering College, North Eastern Hill University, Maunual, Aizawl


  • Orissa Engineering College, Utkal University
  • College of Engineering and Technology, IEM, Raniput, Gaurahari, Vihar, Jeypore.
  • College of Agriculture Engineering and Technoogy, Bhubaneshwar.
  • University College of Engineering, Burla, Sambalpur.
  • Kalinga Institue of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar.
  • University College of Engineering, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar.
  • Purshottam Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sundergarh.
  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela


  • SM Vijaynagar Engineering College, Madagndipet, Pondicherry


  • Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana
  • Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bhatinda.
  • National Institute of Technology Jalandhar


  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
  • MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur.
  • Engineering College, CV Palace, Industrial Area, Kota
  • Swami Keshavanand Institute of Technology and Management, Jaipur.
  • Engineering College, University of Rajasthan, Kota.
  • College of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur
  • National Institute of Technology Jaipur

Tamil Nadu:

  • Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur.
  • ES Engineering College, Erode.
  • Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli
  • Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode.
  • Government College of Engineering, Salem.
  • AC College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Karaikudi.
  • Raja College of Engineering, Madurai
  • Vellore Engineering College, Vellore.
  • Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai Nagar.
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Salem.
  • Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Thyagaraju College of Engineering, Madurai.
  • Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Sciences, Coimbatore.
  • Karunya Institute of Technology, Siruvam, Coimbatore.
  • Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai.
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • St Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Chunkankadi.
  • VLB Janaki Ammal College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Hindustan College of Engineering, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai.
  • St Peters College of Engineering, Avadi, Chennai.
  • St Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai.
  • Thangavelu Engineering College, Karapakkam.
  • Bharathihar University, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Shanmugha College of Engineering, Tanjavar.
  • AM Amman College of Engineering, University of Madras, Namandi.
  • SRM College of Engineering, Kattankulathur.
  • T Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Vellore.
  • PM Collge of Technology for Women,Tanjavur.
  • Crescent Engineering College, GST Road, Chennai.
  • RS College of Engineering, Dindigul.
  • Mohammad Sathak Engineering College, Kilakarai.
  • PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul.
  • National Institute of Technology Tiruchchirappalli
  • IIT Chennai
  • Bharati Engineering College, Selalyur, Tambaram, Chennai.

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  • Tripura Engineering College, Agartala.

Uttar Pradesh:

  • Benaras Hindu Univeristy, Varanasi
  • Avadh University, Kamala Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur.
  • KN Institute of Science and Technology, Sultanpur.
  • Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology, Muzaffarpur.
  • Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur.
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering, Aligarh.
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sitapur Road, Lucknow University, Lucknow.
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
  • National Institute of Technology Allahabad
  • IIT Kanpur.


  • College of Technology, Pantnagar, Nainital
  • IIT Roorkee
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dehra Dun

West Bengal:

  • University College of Science and Technology, Kolkata
  • Bengal Engineering College, Howrah, Kolkata.
  • Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur.
  • National Institute of Technology Durgapur
  • IIT Kharagpur

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