About the branch:
Civil Engineering is considered as the mother of all other engineering
branches. In the beginning of modern engineering there were only two branches of
engineering viz. Civil Engineering (Dealing with all civilian applications) and
Military Engineering (Dealing with warfare). Due to advancement in engineering the
specialization in specific areas lead to emergence of other branches. Currently
the major areas dealt by Civil Engineering are designing, construction and maintenance
of buildings, all structures related to road transportation, seaports & airports,
marine structures, Railways, Environmental Engineering, Irrigation, Surveying, Project
investigation and management of projects etc.
About the programme:
The three year diploma course aims at imparting skills in project
planning and implementation, planning and designing of structures mentioned earlier,
preparation of related drawings and estimation of quantities. One of the main objectives
of the course is to groom the students as efficient and effective field supervisors
and equip them in maintaining quality in construction. Various computer applications
in Civil Engineering are also included as the part of the curriculum.
of structures and their maintenance is a never ending
process as long as human civilization exists on earth. Developmental activities
offer opportunities in infrastructure development and in providing ancillary facilities.
Thus job opportunities in civil engineering are an ever green area. The major job
providers in the state under government and quasi government sector are Kerala state
PWD, Irrigation dept, KSEB, Kerala Water Authority, Local Self Governments, corporations
and boards under public sector like Kerala state housing board, Rural development
board, Kerala state construction corporation etc. All most all the companies and
factories have their own engineering wing like FEDO. Under central government CPWD,
Railways, ISRO, MES, GREF and other PSU’s offer a lot of opportunities. Employment
opportunities also do exist in educational institutions, research organizations
and soft ware sector in core area. A major chunk of construction activities take
place in private sector. The opportunities in private sector are innumerable. The
gulf countries in the Middle East were always been a green pastures for civil engineers.
Their contribution in the economical growth of the state is immense. Diploma holders
in civil engineering as entrepreneurs also have proved their caliber as success
Opportunities for higher study:
Diploma holders are eligible to appear for the JEE
exam (IIT entranceexamination). Students can seek admission to third semester of
B.Tech degree through lateral entry entrance examination (LET) of Kerala state.
This facility also does exist in many other states. The major engineering colleges
in the state offer B.Tech degree through part-time mode for those who process a
minimum of two years of working experience. Yet another option is to appear for
the associate membership examination (AMIE) of Institution of Engineers (I).