I have got an AIR 873(overall) in AIEEE 2011.
I wish to pursue computer science and engineering.
As i havent secured well enough in IITJEE for a comp science in any of the IITs, i am wondering about pursuing it in NITs or the IIIT-Hyderabad.It seems that Warangal is the best about all the NITs.But what about the CS programme at warangal?as compared to the surathkal,trichy and calicut.
Which would you prefer for comp science?the NITs or IIIT-Hyderabad?
i got 6461 AIR(GENERAL) and 5501(HS) rank from A P.which branches can i get in NITW.
sorry 2 say ,all india rank is 6461,my home state rank is 1136(general) from a p.which branch can i get in nit warangal
thanx for the information
nandu_nitw (13th June 2011)
I am sranvani.
I have reservation category as SC
I got AIR
category - 20,115
category - 2,113.
Will I be able to get a seat in NIT(w)...? If so, what is the probability for ECE branch..?
Thanks in Advance.
AIR 7075. Open category. Gujarat. What are the chances of getting Chemical by 3rd round?
Hey wat about civil at nit warangal .wat is civil engineering all about pls explain in detail is it preffered for girls??
Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering professions. Ancient feats which have stood the test of time, such as the the Egyptian pyramids and Roman road systems are based on civil engineering principles & till today define it’s greatness .It’s Civil engineers who are responsible for the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers etc. Only by exploring civil engineering’s influence in shaping the world’s today, we can creatively imagine the progress of our tomorrows. Once a mechanical engineer asked a civil engineer, “we make cars, bikes....what do you do?” The later replied “we build roads so that your vehicles can move on them, and we build factories in scorching heat and rain so that you don’t have to face the same when you make cars and bikes.”
2. TYPE OF WORK INVOLVED
From Civil engineering’s perspective, any major construction work involves mainly four stages:
It is basically mapping of the concerned area. Mapping is done either on-site or off-site. Off-site mapping is done with state of the art technology, where you would have to use satellite images. It includes remote Sensing, GIS etc. In this case the real challenge is to analyse the images using computers for long time. This field is quite new, hence there are handsome packages and job opportunities. On-site mapping may present several challenges in the form of location of site. To exemplify, if the surveying is being done for a flyover, then mapping is done with the busy traffic on it. The traffic will be diverted for construction later, but it is not diverted at the time of surveying. Here, usually a civil engineer does not go on site but he has to ensure that whatever work his sub-ordinates has done, is correct. Here you get to work with quite expensive instruments like total station, GPS(GPS in cars have much lower resolution) etc. Locations for surveying also include forests, inhabited places where you may find even difficult to reach. If surveying for a road is being done, it means there is no road to reach there. This applies to all the subsequent stages as well. Mapping includes underground mapping as well such as ground-water for water-supply purposes
Once the preliminary data has been gathered, a team of civil engineers design the structure on the basis of requirements proposed earlier. This is some task where civil engineers have to keep in mind the strength of the structure, construction feasibility(some designs are not feasible to construct), time span of construction, budget, life of structure etc. This requires experience, being up-to-date with current technology, a vision and thorough knowledge of the subject. Fresh engineers from college are not given this task. It’s purely off-site task and involves a lot of calculations, drawings and meetings.
The first two stages go unnoticed for most of people not attached to the civil engineering project or the common public. Construction sites are full of workforce (engineers, labour and others), materials and accident-prone situations. A civil engineer must be able to deal with people and make them work. You may not be able to find a flat surface to move-on, clean surface to sit, shadow to hide from sun, water to drink etc. Continuous monitoring of the construction process has to be done so that the construction goes as much per the design as much possible and it requires knowledge of construction process so that to make decision what changes are allowable and what not. Sometimes, situation arises during construction which has not been taken care of during design. These have to be solved real quickly since if construction stops half-ways, it starts costing per day without any advancement. Time span of construction may be months to years. Site location ranges from busy roads to inaccessible deserts and hills to underground tunnels.
d) Maintenance, Repair and Demolition:
In India, there is usually no demolition of structures, only they are abandoned. Maintenance is regular check on structures and ensuring that anything harmful effects are being taken care of. Repair includes stopping further deterioration of structure by correctly identifying the causes and preventing it.
Thus,on a very broad scale, Civil engineering work could be classified into two type- Field work and Desk work. Field work in Civil Engineering is always physically challenging but it should be done with great amount of care and precision. The desk work, which is equally important, is basically concerned with planning and checking the feasibility at theoretical scale. As a civil engineer you may be working as consulting or constructing engineer/manager. Check out their job profiles.
a) Job profile of a consultant engineer
- Undertaking “technical and feasibility” studies and site investigations.
- Developing detailed designs.
- Assessing the potential risks of specific projects, as well as undertaking risk management in specialist roles.
- Supervising tendering procedures and putting together proposals.
- Managing, supervising and visiting contractors on site and advising on civil engineering issues.
b) Job profile of a construction engineer
c) Job profile of a project manager
- Co-operating and working jointly with the design team (consulting engineers) towards implementation.
- Finding modifications with architects and consulting engineers.
- Dealing smartly with a diverse range of people including clients, architects, other engineering professionals, sub-contractors and members of the public.
- Taking responsibility for health and safety on site.
- Making judgements and solving problems.
- Supervising construction.
- Ensuring quality of work.
3. SPECIALIZATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING:
- managing budgets and other project resources;
- managing change, as the client may change his or her mind about the design, and identifying, formalising and notifying relevant parties of changes in the project;
- leading teams of other engineers, perhaps from other organisations or firms;
- compiling, checking and approving reports;
- attending public meetings to discuss projects, especially in a senior role
Imagining, planning, estimating, getting approval, creating and maintaining a construction activity; all comes into the domain of Civil Engineering. Also it is a duty of a civil engineer to make sure that the work is carried out in the most economical and efficient manner possible. He also carries out research & training programmes for improvement of the present technology which is being used. Civil engineering is divided in Five major fields and they are closely interralated. If you wish to pursue higher studies you can do that in any one of these:
a) Structural Engineering:
This is the very important part of civil engineering as in this you have to design the structures that support their own weight and the loads they carry, and resist wind, temperature, earthquake, and many other forces. Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, offshore structures, platforms, and many other kinds of projects. You have to develop the appropriate combination of steel, concrete, timber, plastic, and new exotic materials.
Structural engineer will plan, design & as well as visit the site so as to ensure that work is done properly.
b) Environmental Engineering:
This is the most booming field of civil engineering. As now a day’s everyone in this world is concerned about environment. So requirement of environmental engineers is ever increasing.As if now we want sustainable development to assure safety of our natural resources.
Environmental engineers translate physical, chemical, and biological processes into systems to destroy toxic substances, remove pollutants
from water, reduce non-hazardous solid waste volumes, eliminate contaminates from the air and develop groundwater supplies.
In this you may be called to resolve many concerned issues such as cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous materials, disposing of wastewater, and managing solid wastes.
c) Geotechnical Engineering:
As every civil engineering project is built on the ground it shows the importance of geotechnical engineering. You have to look for the stability of foundation of structures, which include properties of soil and rock that support and affect the behaviour of these structures. You may evaluate the potential settlements of buildings, the stability of slopes and fills, and the seepage of ground water and the effects of earthquakes. They are also deal with development of structures below ground such as tunnels, foundations etc.
d) Water Resources Engineering:
Importance of water in daily life & in every aspect is tremendous. Water is very important for us & it is a social matter too. As a water resources engineer, you will deal with issues concerning the quality and quantity of water. You will work to prevent floods, to supply water for cities, industry, and irrigation, to treat wastewater, to protect beaches, or to manage and redirect rivers.
These engineers also design construction activities of water structures such as canals, dams, pipelines, pumping stations etc.
e) Transportation Engineering:
Duty of a transportation engineer is to move people, goods and materials safely and efficiently. Transportation engineer’s challenge will be to find ways to meet our ever-increasing travel needs on land, air, and sea. You will design, construct, and maintain all types of transportation facilities, including highways, railroads, airfields, and ports.
It is the responsibility of engineer to develop new transportation facilities, upgrade our transportation system & to introduce new transportation methods.
5. DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU?
a) Aptitude and skills required
If you love physics and specially mechanics we bet that you will love Civil Engineering too. If you solve any problem by practical approach rather than theoretical formulations Civil Engineering is best suited to you. It is exact implementation of theoretical approach but in a skilful way.
You will need to travel extensively (atleast in the first few years of your career) to work on sites. Errors could create serious safety hazards for users of the structures designed by careless Civil Engineers. You should also be good at connecting and expressing yourself to your co-workers and company.
There is need for Civil Engineering for creativity and an innovative approach to solving problems also the ability to analyse and interpret diverse and complex data from different angles and views. The ability to work as part of a team, clear written and oral communication skills, awareness of ethical issues and the wider impact of your work- these are needed skills in a civil engineer. Now a days engineering drawing is done on software but still in most of the institutes they use paper so you must have a basic drawing aptitude.
b) Subjects in accordance with class 12th :
Please note that this part is just to give you a better feel of civil engineering in context to your studies till now. This section DOES NOT apply that if you are not well versed with the topics mentioned here you then would find civil engineering very difficult. You will have sufficient time in your college life to work on your short comings and weak topics, if the need arises.
Civil Engineering is perhaps the only stream that amalgamates Physics, Maths as well as chemistry. Physics is required for the basic understanding of the mechanics of structures, effects of stress and strain at different angle etc. Maths whereas comes in use while differentially disintegrating a large structure and after analysing it again integrating it back to its mammoth size. Chemistry comes as a handy knowledge when understanding the Building’s construction materials. Civil Engineering also requires a good analytical mind and a very flexible thinker.So wholly civil engineering subjects do not depend on a particular specific subject of class 12th it requires basic understanding of all three subjects. The important topics however are listed here.
a) Engineering mechanics, strength of materials, structural analysis:
These subjects define the structural part of civil engineering basically it is structural mechanics. They require understanding of mechanical concepts & properties of matter such as stress-strain.
b) Design of Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures:
Concepts of force, analysis of different loads, and study of different type of sections study of these topics will be useful in civil engineering.
c) geotechnical engineering:
Basic knowledge of geology will keep your interest in this topic.
Also you will be having a new dimension added to it with civil engineering.
d) Construction technology, material, Equipment and Management:
Basic inorganic chemistry required for chemical classification of building materials, planning & scheduling is also require in management.
e) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Machines:
Fluid properties and their role in fluid motion, analysis of fluid flow
Overall deep knowledge of fluid dynamics is necessary for this topic.
f) Surveying and Transportation Engineering:
Basic geometry, common methods of distance and angle measurements.
g) Other than all this, some part of calculus is also needed in engineering mathematics.
6. CARREER PROSPECTS:
After completing civil engineering course for your respective college, you can choose the desired area of your career. You can shape your career while shaping the country. There are many other options which are discussed below.
This career path shows many of the options available for civil engineers who want to choose their career in government.
(i) Construction engineer:
Construction engineer is the government employee who work as technical expert of different construction projects. Government engineers are often involved in developing policy and standards for the profession and general public.
Government conducts different examinations at graduate level for recruitment of entry level civil engineer such as IES (Indian Engineering Services). After training period entry level engineer will be upgraded to assistant engineer. As a government construction engineer there are lot of chances of your up-gradation at regular interval
Entry level engineer: assistant engineerupervisory engineer:executive engineer:chief engineer: deputy engineer:base engineer:director of public works.
Some civil engineers leave the technical engineering path as they progress and move into government management or they do public administration. At this level, additional leadership training and education in public administration or business management is recommended.
Master degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration leads you towards a post of project manager in construction projects or government administration services such as IAS (INDIAN ADMINISTRATION SERVICES) by clearing the UPSC exam.
Graduation:masters degree/specialization/public administration/business administration:project manager/administrative head:city manager/division head:chief /executive commissioner:director of public works
In addition, these engineers may manage the business side of the firm including corporate strategy, business development, marketing, operations, and human resources
- Consulting civil engineers liaise with clients to plan, manage, design and supervise the construction of projects.
- Consulting firms offer wide opportunities for career possibilities.
- Consulting civil engineers provide a wide range of services to clients. During the early stages of a career, work will involve taking responsibility for minor projects, but the size of the projects may increase as experience is gained.
- Consulting engineers are always needed in construction firms. Small or large all types of firms need consulting engineer.
Self consultancy is also the good option for graduate & masters civil engineer.
Graduation:masters degreeelf consultant/technical consultant/expertise:project engineer/own consultancy firm:technical head/business development track:corporate expert/executive manager:national expert/senior business development
Civil engineers can also be a source of passing knowledge to upcoming youngsters. The career path for higher education requires an advanced degree, including a doctorate in most cases. Civil engineers in academia may be involved in teaching, writing grants, conducting research, and working with graduate students. Publishing research findings and obtaining grant funding for your academic institution are key elements to success in this career path.
Career paths in teaching field can be shown as:
- work experience
- master degree (M.S, M.Tech)
- Assistant professor
- associate professor
- department head
- director/assistant vice chancellor
Civil Engineers in industry, work for various organizations including number of firms (manufacturing, industrial, technology providers, etc.), retail companies (grocery, shopping malls), real estate managers (hotels, entertainment venues, etc), health services providers (hospitals), colleges and universities, power and energy utilities, and other privately owned companies. These civil engineers use their skills to manage facilities, deliver successful projects, and provide goods and services to the general public.
5. Construction management:
- Assistant engineer
- work experience
- masters in administration/project engineer
- technical expertise/marketing consultant
- account manager/project manager
- business development/division manager
Constructing civil engineers aim to turn the plans of consulting civil engineers (designers) into reality. Constructing engineers ensure that all aspects of the construction project under their responsibility - from ground works and foundations to final finishes - are completed within cost and time constraints and to client specification.
It also figures out career options for civil engineers who have chosen to work in construction management. In addition to the standard requirements, courses in marketing, business development, site safety, risk management, quality control, quality assurance, scheduling, estimating, and contracting are highly recommended. Field experience is the key to being successful in construction management.
- Assistant engineer
- work experience
- masters in construction management/project engineer
- assistant project manager
- project manager
- senior project manager
- construction executive
6. Self venture:
In civil engineering this is the best option for people who are interested in doing their own business. A graduate civil engineer can also start his own construction firm using maximum possible resources.
Using different contacts & resources one can start with small construction projects & hence move towards a big construction company.
7. Research & development:
- market analysis
- use of resources
- develop business skills/MBA
- start own venture
- small projects
- big construction company.
As a civil engineer one has lots of social responsibility in order to develop new technologies for huge development, in fighting with natural hazards & to do research on stability of constructed structure as well new structures.
- Many R&D firms are running in order to build & safe our society.
- Government also invest lots of money in research analysis.
- Graduate:masters degree/specialization:research field:research scientist
8. Myths Buster:
People are generally confused about the role of a civil engineer. They usually misunderstand them for architects. An architect designs an over view whereas a civil engineer figure out how to make the given structure stable. A problem that students face is that some closed minded people think it is related to mason work which is quite low standard and thus misguide the students, where as nothing can be far from truth. Also if someone tells you that civil engineering is losing it’s glamour then just tell him that people may live without computers and electricity but not without a roof over their head. Civil engineering is the basic need for the progress of any civilization. Also Civil Engineering is not only restricted to Engineering but also gives a feel of management approach as a person has to supervise the whole construction.
“The road to success is always under construction”
nishu76652 (19th April 2012)
Ya thank u for the info my air is 14696 air cat:2538 state ct rank:548 i wanna persue cs at warangal and can i opt for civil in 3rd or 4th rounds and give upgradation for cs wat r the chances that i can get cs during internal sliding