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Civil Engineering Faqs

FAQs-Department of Civil Engineering(2022-23)

 

The Civil Engineering Department was established in the year 2009 and has built an excellent reputation over the years. The Department has a blend of highly qualified and experienced faculty members having M.Tech/Ph.D. degrees from IIT, NIT, DTU, JMI and other Institutes of National repute. The Department offers B.Tech-Civil Engg, B.Tech- Civil Engineering (Hons.) with specializations in Smart Cities/Green Technology and Sustainability Engineering,M.Tech-Civil Engg (with specialization in Structural Engineering/ Construction Management & Transportation Engineering), both full time and part time, and Ph.D Programme in Civil Engineering.

Q1. What does Civil Engineering as a profession offer?

Civil Engineering includes analyzing, planning, designing and constructing buildings, infrastructure elements like Highways, bridges and Hydraulic structures.  Additionally, the discipline involves protecting society and environmental health through sewage systems and water treatment facilities. Since any built-up structure deteriorates due to age, change of usage and environmental factors, Civil Engineers are equally responsible for assessment, maintenance and retrofitting of existing structures. After completion of Degree, one can go for various job opportunities in public/private sector, research, teaching and own consultancy firms. With the emphasis on development of infrastructure, there is a bright future ahead for Civil Engineers for the coming decades.

Q2.How is Civil Engineering curriculum at MRIIRS suited to contemporary industry needs.

The curriculum for B.Tech Civil Engineering has been benchmarked against the Model Curriculum by AICTE with training and education aligned to roll out highly-aware, sustainability-minded generation to join the workforce globally. There are ample opportunities available to students to opt both for discipline electives and cross discipline electives/MOOCs floated at the University level in line with the Choice Based Credit System. Our syllabus is regularly reviewed and modified according to the feedback from stakeholders and needs of industry by the Board of Studies and subsequently approved by the Academic Council.

 

Q3. To what extent does Civil Engineering in MRIIRS offer practical hands on training?

The Department has fully equipped Labs with state-of-the-art equipment, like horizontal and vertical shake table, Universal Testing Machine with 100 kN capacity, Non Destructive Testing equipments, Structures Lab, Strength of Materials Lab, Soil Mechanics Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Concrete Lab, Transportation Engineering Lab, Hydraulics Lab, Fluid Machinery Lab, Surveying Lab, Engineering Geology Lab, Computational Lab, Advanced Structural Engineering Lab and Construction Yard are available in the college premises for regular lab courses, research and consultancy. Summer Internship- I II, III and IVhas been kept before 3rd, 5th and 7th semester and during 8thsemester for the students to understand Industry requirements and have hands-on experience. In order to keep the students a breast with the technological advances, continuous interaction with reputed companies is being organized at frequent intervals in the form of special technical lectures/ workshops/ site visits or exchange of technical knowledge etc.

Q4. Does the Department have a foreign exchange programme?

Yes, Department has articulation agreement with Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (AUT) to facilitate the progression which includes transfer of credits for a student who has completed an approved qualification or paper offered by MRIIRS to an approved qualification in AUT: Bachelor Engineering Honours, Construction Engineering at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (AUT).

Q5. What are the Entry Requirements to Auckland University of Technology through MRIIRS?

Entry requirements to AUT qualification would depend on MRIIRS CGPA as follows:

MRIIRS CGPAArticulation point at AUTRemarks
>8.0Level 7 – Direct into start of 3rd yearStudents demonstrating this attainment level are generally highly competent in the Indian system. This will be a genuine 2+2 articulation (240 points in India and 240 points at AUT)
7.0 to 7.9Level 6 – Into second semester of second yearStudents in this category are generally competent but will be lacking aspects of fundamental design and particularly mathematical knowledge. This will be a 2+2.5 articulation (240 points in MRIIRS and 240 points at AUT)
6.0 to 6.9Level 6 – articulation into the start of second yearStudents in this category are generally competent but will be require substantial additional content to bring the candidates up to speed. This will be a 2+3 articulation arrangement. (240 points in MRIIRS and 360 points at AUT)
< 6.0Not recommended

Q6. Does the Department have Industry- Academia Collaborations?

To bridge the gap between industry expectations and students’ skill endowments, the department has signed MoU with the following companies-

  • ITI Limited
  • Cosmo Infrasolutions
  • S K Builders

The purpose of MoU is to have mutual intentions to jointly work on projects required for industries and research needs, exchange of academic content course information, conducting seminars and conferences, industrial visits, consultancy and placements.

Q7. How does UG specialization in “Smart Cities” benefit the students.

Smart buildings, zero energy buildings, smart water systems, and smart electricity grids, waste management protocols, will all be part of the future connected cities, in addition to mobility solutions. As a result, engineering education must broaden to encompass infrastructure, environmental knowledge, technology, sensors, and data science. The Manav Rachna Smart Cities focus provides one with just that, guiding one through a customized curriculum, hands on training and interactive industrial experiences outside of the classroom.

Q8. What is the future potental for UG specialization in “Green Technology and Sustainability Engineering”?

Inclusion of the green building norms has to be integrated with contemporary approaches and Environmental protection has to be at the forefront of all infrastructure design and operation.Reuse and recycling of waste, water reuse and recycling and many other facets of Civil engineering require integrated planning and design in a transition from contemporary practices to state-of-art green and clean constructions. A meticulous planning, creativity, adaptability and problem-solving skills helps in achieving these objectives. B.Tech (Hons.) Civil Engineering with specialization in Green Technology & Sustainability Engg. offered by the department from 2021 will be catering to above aspects.

Q9.What is the job market potential of Civil Engineering?

India is going through an intense phase of rapid infrastructure development. The duty of a Civil Engineer involves planning, designing, executing, operating and maintaining various constructions like airport, dock harbor, dams, tunnels, buildings, roads, railways, bullet train project, rapid metro project, monorail project, metro rail projects, flood control structures, river training works, water wastewater treatment plants, solid waste management, canal, transmission towers, slope protection, ground improvement etc. This throws up possibilities of absorption of Civil Engineers in a big way. Presently, a huge demand and supply gap exists for Civil Engineers in the market.

In the public sector, the Civil Engineering graduates can get absorbed in PSUs like DDA, BPCL, DMRC, NCCBM,HPCL, IOCL, DRDO, ISRO, NBCC, NHAI, IRCON, RITES to name a few. The graduates can also appear in the prestigious Indian Engineering Services (IES) examination where they get to serve in the Central Govt.Organizations like BRO, CPWD, MES, CWC, Survey of India and Indian Railways etc. There are also vacancies in the Technical Entry for the Armed Forces for Civil Engineers; the highest for any single branch of engineering. The Officer entry will suffice with any branch of engineering.

At MRIIRS, a good number of students have been placed in reputed companies such as RITES, DMRC, Irrigation Deptt, DDA, NCRTC, AECOM, CB&I, COWI India, Ashoka Buildcon, Rothenberger, PNB Housing Finance, Earth Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, GR Infra Projects Ltd, KMC Construction, PNC Infratech Ltd, Sushee Infra Pvt Ltd, TCS, Theme Engineering, Unihorn, Vishwa Infrastructure, SGS-Technomech, Top Surveying, Prathishta Group, Cinda Engineering, Supertech etc. Graduates from MRIIRS have also joined the Corps of Engineers in Indian Army. Career counseling sessions, GATE/IES preparation lecture series are organized frequently for benefit of the students.Besides, the department looks forward to tying up with other companies for opening up other windows of opportunities for recruitment of students.

Q10. What are the research avenues at MRIIRS for Civil Engineering?

Impetus on innovation and research starts from 3rd semester onwards to 4th and 5th semester through courses “Research Innovation Catalyst-I, II and III”. The students are required to identify societal, regional issues, conduct literature survey, devise methodologies for solutions and ultimately publish research papers and thus, add to the knowledge of existing literature in varying fields. The project work starts from 6th Semester as Phase I and then in 7th Semester for implementation of recognized contemporary civil engineering problems. The research publications, project work and industrial experience greatly enhance the skills, entrepreneurship, employability andproblem-solving skills with lifelong lesson enrichment after due deliberations.

Q11. What is the scope of higher studies after B.Tech (Civil Engineering) in India and abroad?

After graduation, one can pursue M.Tech in various sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering like Structures, Geotechnical, Environment, Transportation, Water Resources, Construction Management etc.  Option of doing MBA is also available in disciplines like Real Estate Management, Construction Management, Construction Economics, Quantity Surveying, etc. GATE/GRE/GMAT score has to be obtained for admission in universitiesof national and international repute.

At MRIIRS, one can pursue M.Tech in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural Engineering/Transportation Engineering/Construction Management. Seven batches of M.Tech have already passed out and the passes out students are placed in very good companies of International recognition.

Q12.Whether sufficient reference books are available in Library?

Dr. O.P. Bhalla Central Library offers a range of services for academic and research pursuits, such asCirculation Services, Reference & Research Services, Digital Library etc. The Central Library is an invaluable resource for students, researchers & faculty members with a collection of around3 lac printedand e-books, along with various journals & other related materials like CDs DVDs, on-line journals such as ASCE etc. Facilities like Turnitin, J-Gate, EBSCO database, DELNET, Shodhganga, NPTEL, ASTM standards etc are available in the library. Apart from 10,000 Civil Engineering printed and e-books in Central Library, Civil Engineering Department has its own library with about 1000 reference books.

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