B.Tech Program in Civil Engineering

 

Admission to the B. Tech program in Civil Engineering is through the Joint Entrance (Advanced) Examination.

 

 
 

The duration of the B. Tech program is normally 4-years (8-semesters).  However, students can finish the program in 3.5 years (7-semesters) if they complete all requirements within that time.  The minimum requirements involve successful completion of the following course credits,

 

Institute Core:

124

Credits

Science/Engineering Science:

50

Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences (Level-1):

22

Credits

Departmental Compulsory

109

Credits

Departmental Electives

40

Credits

Humanities and Social Sciences (Level-2)

27

Credits

Open Electives

54

Credits

Total 426 Credits
     
     

A student will only graduate once he/she completes the required credits as above, irrespective of the number of semesters taken for this.

Click on the hyperlinks for detailed course requirements and the Suggested template for B. Tech in Civil Engineering.

 

Branch Change


A student joining Civil Engineering department for a B. Tech degree can opt for Branch Change and join some other department either at the end of the 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in the B. Tech program.  Branch Change is granted strictly as per rules governing Branch Change as given in the UG manual

 

Additionally, students are also allowed Branch Change on compassionate reasons at any time up to the 4th semester.  The criteria for such requests are given in the UG manual. Such requests are granted by the academic senate on a case-by-case basis.

 

Branch Change, one granted, CANNOT be reversed. 

 

B.Tech / BS students from other departments may also join the Civil Engineering Department through Branch Change after their 2nd, 3rd or 4th semesters.  Such students have to fulfill all the graduation requirements of the Civil Engineering Department.  Civil Engineering Department shall not be responsible if the academic program of such students extend beyond the normal 4-year (8-semester) duration of the B. Tech program due to complications arising from Branch Change.  Any departmental courses done by these students in their original department can however be counted against the OE requirements of the B. Tech (Civil Engineering) program.

 

Dual Degree Program


A Civil Engineering B. Tech student may choose to opt for a Dual Degree Program.  A student completing a dual degree program earns both the B.Tech (Civil Engineering) and an M.Tech/MS/M.Des./MBA degree on graduation.  The normal duration of all dual degree programs is 5-years. 

 

Students should have a minimum CPI of 6.0 at the time of applying for a dual degree program.  Additionally, students should have no more than 36-credit backlog in credits of their B. Tech program at the time of applying for the dual degree program. [Example: Consider a student applying for dual degree program after the 6th semesters in the B. Tech program.  Let us assume that the student is supposed to complete X credits after 6 semesters as per the suggested UG template of the CE department.  In order to apply for the dual degree program, the student must have completed at least (X – 36) credits.]

 
The dual degree program for a B.Tech (Civil Engineering) student may be of three types,

CATEGORY A:       B. Tech (Civil Engineering) + M. Tech (Civil Engineering)
Students may apply for Category-A dual degree program after their 5th, 6th, or 7th semesters.  However the Civil Engineering Department prefers that students apply for the CATEGORY-A dual degree program during their 6th semester, i.e., they start their dual degree program from the 7th semester onwards.

 

Students in their 6th semester and wanting to opt for the dual degree program must apply in response to the call for admission to the CATEGORY-A dual degree program made during that semester.  There are no limits on the number of seats for Category-A dual degree program of the Civil Engineering Department.  If accepted in the CATEGORY-A dual degree program of Civil Engineering Department, the student must get the consent of any Civil Engineering faculty member to be his/her thesis supervisor and register for courses and thesis credits in the 7th – 10th semester with the consent of the thesis supervisor.  The students are also advised to follow the suggested template for Category-A Dual Degree Program.

 

A CATEGORY-A dual degree student is entitled to a waiver of 45-OE credits and 9-DE credits from the B.Tech (Civil Engineering) graduation requirements.  Further, such students can take CE491A or CE492A for OE credits. 

 

A CATEGORY-A dual degree student can request for withdrawal from the M. Tech part of the dual degree program at any time during the course of the dual degree program.  Further, the M. Tech part of the program will be withdrawn if a student is more than 40 credits short of the total credit requirement of her/his B. Tech program at the end of the eighth semester.  Students should consult UG manual for minimum PG-CPI requirements of the dual degree program.

 

In case the M. Tech part of the program of a CATEGORY-A dual degree student is withdrawn for any reason, the student will be required to complete all mandatory graduation requirements of the undergraduate program for graduation with a B. Tech degree.  However, PG courses taken towards M. Tech degree may be counted as OE credits for the UG graduation requirements.

 


CATEGORY B:       B.Tech (Civil Engineering) + M.Tech (in another engineering dept.)
                                  B.Tech (Civil Engineering) + MS (in a science department)

CATEGORY C:       B.Tech (Civil Engineering) + MBA (in IME department)

 

 

CE B. Tech students may opt for Category-B/C dual degree program after their 6th semester.  Students in their 6th semester and wanting to opt for the dual degree program must apply in response to the call for admission to the CATEGORY-B/C dual degree program made during that semester. 

 

In addition to the standard eligibility requirements for dual degree programs, many departments have additional requirements such as interviews or written tests for CATEGORY-B/C dual degree applicants.  Students may approach the concerned department / program for details regarding such additional eligibility norms.  Most departments also have seat restrictions for CATEGORY-B/C dual degree applicants as specified in the UG manual.

 

The M.Tech/MS/M.Des./MBA part of the academic program of a CATEGOTY-B/C dual degree student will be administered by the DUGC of the concerned department.  The student should approach the DUGC convener of the concerned department regarding the template, course requirements, time table clashes and other issues.

 

A CATEGORY-B/C dual degree student is entitled to a waiver of 36-OE credits from the B.Tech (Civil Engineering) graduation requirements.  Further, such students can take CE491A or CE492A for OE credits.

 

A CATEGORY-B/C dual degree student can request for withdrawal from the M. Tech part of the dual degree program at any time during the course of the dual degree program.  Further, the M. Tech part of the program will be withdrawn if a student is more than 40 credits short of the total credit requirement of her/his B. Tech program at the end of the eighth semester.  Students should consult UG manual for minimum PG-CPI requirements of the dual degree program.

 

In case the M. Tech part of the program of a CATEGORY-B/C dual degree student is withdrawn for any reason, the student will be required to complete all mandatory graduation requirements of the undergraduate program for graduation with a B. Tech (Civil Engineering) degree.  However, PG courses taken towards M. Tech degree may be counted as OE credits for the UG graduation requirements.

 

Double Major Program


A Civil Engineering B. Tech student may choose to opt for a Double Major Program.  A student completing a Double Major Program earns both the B.Tech (Civil Engineering) and a B.Tech/BS degree from another department on graduation.  The normal duration of all Double Major Programs is 5-years. 


Students should have a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the time of applying for a Double Major Program.  Admission to the Double Major program is subject to overall CPI ranking and availability of seats. Details regarding seat availability are given in the UG manual.


Students may opt for Double Major program after their 4th semester.  Students in their 4th semester and wanting to opt for the Double Major Program must apply in response to the call for admission to the Double Major Program made during that semester.  Once a student is admitted into the Double Major program, s/he will be advised by the DUGC conveners of both the parent and the Second Major departments regarding the course template, course requirements, time table clashes and other issues.

 

A Double Major student is entitled to a waiver of 36-OE credits from the B.Tech (Civil Engineering) graduation requirements.

 

A student may withdraw at any time from the Double Major program.  Additionally, the Second Major will be withdrawn at the end of the eighth semester if the student is short of 30 credits or more from completing the First Major, or if  her/his CPI falls below 6.0.


In case the Second Major of a Double Major student is withdrawn for any reason, the student will be required to complete all mandatory graduation requirements of the undergraduate program for graduation with a B. Tech (Civil Engineering) degree.  However, courses taken towards the Second Major may be counted as OE credits for the B. Tech (Civil Engineering) graduation requirements.

 

Minor

A Minor entails the completion of 27-36 credits through specified courses within a discipline/program.  The final Grade Card of the student on graduation will mention any Minors taken by the student.  Thus a B.Tech (Civil Engineering) student can use some of the OE credits (minimum 54 credits) available to her/him to do one (or two) minors.


A list of approved Minors is available with DOAA office.  A Civil Engineering student cannot apply for a Minor in Civil Engineering Department.

 

The DOAA office will call for applications for Minors in every semester at least two weeks before the dates for pre-registration.  Any B. Tech or Dual Degree student (but not Double Major) can apply for a Minor during their 4th, 5th or 6th Semester.

 

A student may apply for a Minor after completing some of the courses in the Minor.  A student may also complete all the required courses of a Minor as OE before applying for a Minor.  The DOAA office will call for applications for such retrospective Minors once a year in April.  A student may withdraw from a Minor anytime by submitting an application to this effect with the approval of the Minor department's DUGC convener, to the DOAA office.