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Ph.D Civil Engineering

Program Details

The PhD in Civil Engineering is a research-based programme for applicants having a Civil Engineering background. The programme provides students with the knowledge and abilities necessary to do high-quality research in the fields of structural engineering, earthquake engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, water resources engineering etc. The programme contains a modest amount of academic work, primarily to enable students to conduct research and have sufficient knowledge in the subject area. Course work (to develop research foundation and breadth) typically takes a year (or as required by academic norms), followed by a rigorous assessment and thesis proposal defense. Following completion of the requirements and approval of the thesis proposal, the student continues to work on the thesis, which leads to a PhD after a successful defense. PhD students are expected to publish their research findings in prestigious national and international publications and conferences in their field of study.

Career Prospects

The job profiles after the course Ph.D in Civil Engineering are Research Scientist, Professor, Project Manager, Research Analyst, Scientist etc.


Master’s degree programme (after 4 year undergraduate degree) with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 10- point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of educational institutions.


A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be

allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled,

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)