Future Of Civil Engineering In India:Next Ten Years

Civil Engineering discipline stand strong and ever-green due to increasing demand in the industry and improved scope. This branch deals with the design, construction and maintenance of manually or naturally built environments such as roads, bridges, dams, airports, buildings and more. From stone made bridges to cable stayed eight lane bridges, we have come a long way only because of successful civil engineering .Many students are unaware of the scope and the future of civil engineering in India in next ten years.

Based on the report titled ‘Real Estate and construction professionals in India by 2020’ by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, there is a demand supply gap of 82% to 86% of skilled Civil engineers, architects and others. Our country needs 4 million skilled civil engineers until next year. There is a massive demand for these professionals in the near future. Nobody would have thought to commute between Bandra and Worli which had been completed in lesser than 40-50 minutes, today we can cover this distance in just eight minutes. This is only possible due to Bandra-Worli sea link (BWSL) constructed in the Arabian Sea built by our civil engineers. The BWSL is just one of the many examples that highlight how we are coming up with innovative solutions to meet the changing requirements. The requirement of such modern developments is bound to grow. If students are willing to work on ground breaking developments, Civil Engineering provides them with a room to grow and a chance to hone their skills. Future of civil engineering is not just limited to the geographical boundaries of our country. According to a report by Global market insights Inc; on Globalnewswire, Civil Engineering industry is expected to reach a size of 1172 Trillion USD by 2025. One of the main reason for such rapid developments of this engineering discipline is the rise in population and urbanisation. After completion of Diploma/Graduate/Postgraduate programme in Civil Engineering, students can work on sustainable infrastructure solutions, green buildings and more all over the globe. Due to the advancements in technology and industry demand, this branch is further divided into 4-5 types. Civil engineering aspirants can consider leading a career in anyone of the engineering niches mentioned below:

  1. a) Hydraulic Engineering b) Coastal and Ocean Engineering
  2. c) Structural Engineering d) Material science
  3. e) Environmental and Urban Engineering.

These are just few branches. As we develop, this branch will have a lot more than it did ten years ago. This field has a lot to offer. All we need to learn is how to make the most of it with the right kind of education and skills. With this unique combination, Civil Engineering aspirants are set for a bright tomorrow.


Assistant Professor- Department of Civil Engg.

 Kalinga University, Naya Raipur,CG.


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