Civil engineering is an innovative career choice. Sudhir G Angur tells you more
Engineering is the most preferred professional course among students — the right choice of engineering discipline can help you to reach the top of your career. The engineering industry is vast and there are plenty of niches among which students can decide, based on their interest and passion.
This is the reason why students are more desirous to pursue streams in engineering which are always in demand. Civil engineering is one such discipline which is ‘evergreen’ and versatile. Students can pursue different roles such as quantity surveying, nuclear engineering, waste resource management, structural designs and others.
In short, civil engineering is an innovative career choice. A degree in civil engineering helps the students to secure well-paid jobs in this particular sector.
Civil engineers with their great technical skills, core-knowledge of the discipline and understanding of concepts are always in-demand.
According to research conducted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), India is expected to face a demand of approximately 4 million civil engineering professionals. With steady urbanisation and modernism, we can expect an enhanced career scope for civil engineering students in India.
After procuring a degree in civil engineering, the individual is capable of working in top multinational companies like Larsen & Toubro, Gammon, HCC. Civil engineers can look for international projects in counties like the USA, UAE, China where the demand is considerably high.
Why civil engineers are here to stay?
Presently, the civil sector is experiencing a huge boom, hence it is highly sought-after. A significant increase in the number of private players and the need for unique infrastructure and management of resources has created immense employment opportunities for skilled civil engineers.
The global value of the civil engineering market is $7.84 trillion for the year 2017. It is expected to rise further by 5.6 per cent between the year 2018 to 2025. The rise in urban population is the key factor which boosts the civil industry.
This is the best time to pursue civil engineering as the construction industry of India is on the rise. Globalisation has created a drastic civil upturn in developing nations. As per the World Bank estimation, urban population in India is expected to grow further. This, in turn, has put pressure on the civil sector, facilitating extremely demanding numbers for civil engineers in the country.
In conclusion, civil engineering remains the fastest growing, competitive engineering discipline, whose demand continues to grow year after year with a consequent rise in urbanisation.
The writer is Chancellor, Alliance University