A Civil Engineer has to work in diverse fields viz. Irrigation, Dams, Canals, Hydropower, Roads, Railways, Buildings, Industrial Structures, Bridges, Docks, Harbours, Airfields, Tunnels, Environmental Engineering (including Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Systems) etc. The job of a Civil Engineer extends over a wide spectrum of activities involving planning, designing, construction and maintenance of various Civil Engineering works. A Civil Engineer is also responsible for management of various resources, personnel, administration, finance and construction. Presently the infrastructure projects offer a wide scope for job as well as an entrepreneur.
A Civil Engineer has access to the public sector for employment through competitive exams likes UPSC, MPSC. The public sector undertakings are the Indian Railways, The Indian Aviation Authority, The CPWD, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, National Highway Authority of India, Many State PWD’s, Corporation and any work.
In addition, employment apportunities are in the private sector with leading construction companies like, DLF, L&T-ECC, SPCL, GMR Infrastructure, TCS, Punj Lyod etc.
Civil Engineers can themselves become job providers by becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own construction companies.Civil Engineers can also register themselves as contractors with various public sector undertakings.Civil Engineers get employed with various consulting organization and themselves can further become consultant.Civil Engineers can be post graduation and further Ph.D. and also become researchers as well as faculty members in Engineering Institute.
B.E. (Civil Engineering) Program
B.E. (Civil) is a four years undergraduate program spread over eight semesters (with 5 papers each), being conducted as prescribed by University of Pune . B.E.(Civil Engineering) program of this department has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi (AICTE)
M.E. (Civil) Construction and Management Program
A two year post-graduate program spread over four semesters is being conducted as prescribed by the University of Pune . The first two semesters consist of theory and practicals and the last two semesters consist of seminars and project work. six batches have passed out with students placed well in the industry.
The department has also applied to Pune University for getting recognition as a Ph.D. research centre.
The department has established a centre of excellence for Innovative Design and Construction Technologies with the building science department of the Polytecnico De Milano of Italy for conducting research.
Since last thirteen years a National Level Technical Paper Presentation Meet is organized by the department. In addition to this, model making and AutoCAD competitions are also organized. There is an excellent response to this activity from various colleges participating in the event from across the country.
Apart from Central library of the institute, the Department of Civil Engineering also has a library of its own. This contains books that are commonly required by the students, including reference books. Bulletins, journal of various professional institutions like Institution of Engineers ( India ), Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars/Workshops, technical literature from the various construction companies pertaining to their products or projects executed by them etc. are also available in the library for students' reference. The library has also a very good collection of Video Cassettes and VCDs pertaining to Civil Engineering Construction and allied fields from India and abroad.