Civil Engineering is the mother of all engineering disciplines. In India, civil engineers form the largest proportion of the engineering workforce. This discipline offers a virtually unlimited range of career opportunities in construction and material management to satisfy individual interests, aptitudes and goals. It may also serve as a transition to other fields like surveying, mining, or environmental engineering. A career in civil engineering may involve teaching, research, consulting, contracting, and management. A career in research provides the civil engineer with the opportunity to examine a vast spectrum of problems ranging from geo-environmental engineering to material science. Recent developments in modern methods of designing civil engineering structures have spurred a growth in computer use. In this area, a career in civil engineering may lead to prominent fields such as computer aided design and computational mechanics. Work in this field may take you around the corner or around the world.
Civil engineers use principles of materials science, structures, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation planning, and solid mechanics to create structures and systems. Civil engineers are involved in the design, construction, and management of highways, railways and transit systems, airports, harbors, bridges, tunnels, canals, irrigation schemes, and buildings. Civil engineers also ensure the availability of high quality water supplies and sewage treatment facilities.
There is no one typical path for civil engineers but within each subfield the details of a career path can vary. Most engineering graduates start with the basics and as they prove their competence they are given more and more responsible tasks. Senior engineers involve in more complex design works or management of junior engineers or into specialized consulting.
Civil Engineering deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the natural built environment including works such as, bridges, roads, canals, dams, airports, highways, buildings, flyovers, tunnels, chimneys and offshore structures. The Branch plays a very critical role in water resource/environment
The infrastructure available in the department facilitates the students to develop their skills and knowledge within the framework of curriculum prescribed by VBU. Students are exposed to design and perform analysis of pipelines, hydraulic structures, drainage and sewage system, water and waste water treatment systems remediation of contaminants in subsurface systems etc. The department emphasizes deep understanding of fundamental principles and creative ability to handle the modern challenges in Civil Engineering.