A career in Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi can give you a good exposure in the construction and related sector. The most common perceptions about Civil Engineering are limited to buildings and construction, but there is a lot more to this department than what is commonly attributed to it. The Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Delhi is an umbrella body of five major disciplines:
1. Environmental Engineering
2. Geotechnical Engineering
3. Structural Engineering
4. Transportation Engineering
5. Water Resources Engineering
The B. Tech. program at IIT Delhi is specifically designed to give students a flavour of these
disciplines, with a mix-bag of courses appropriately selected to the provide meaningful insight into each one of them.
Aside from these five major disciplines, the curriculum also offers courses in Construction Management and, Surveying and Remote Sensing. Each one of these offers a bunch of opportunities associated with it, ranging from higher education to prospective jobs. Many interested students decide to pursue a master’s degree abroad, and are able to secure admissions to reputed universities (the likes of Stanford, University of California, etc.). Some of them subsequently seek a PhD and continue with a career in academia, others land lucrative jobs post their masters. A lot of students secure jobs during campus placements in core and non-core sectors, with the majority of core jobs coming from PSUs like IOCL, HPCL, etc. Also, a significantly high number of students decide to pursue IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and IES (Indian Engineering Services), and eventually secure good ranks in these highly competitive examinations.
In a nutshell, the program offers a wide spectrum of opportunities to its students for choosing their career paths. It is an intensive program, coupling the theory courses with ample amount of practical component (which is at times physically demanding). Despite that, it is a department with limitless opportunities for those willing to work towards securing them, and provides the truest impression of what engineering at its core is like. I hope you make the most of it.