Future Of Civil Engineering In India In The Next Ten Years

Students are unaware of the scope and the future of Civil Engineering in India in the next ten years. So, let us delve into the understanding of what the future of Civil Engineering entails.

In India, whenever one thinks of pursuing a graduation programme, engineering is always on the list. This is because time and again this field has shown how it has grown, adapted to the ever-evolving requirements and given students the knowledge and skills to pursue a fruitful career. Thanks to the increasing demand in the industry and improved scope, this field has branched into Mechanical, Civil, IT, Electronics and Telecommunications and other disciplines. One of these disciplines which stand strong and evergreen is Civil Engineering. 

According to the definition, this branch deals with the design, construction and maintenance of manually or naturally-built environments such as roads, bridges, dams, airports, buildings and more. It is the art of applying Mathematics and Science to create a better place for everyone to live in. From stone-made bridges to cable-stayed eight-lane bridges, we have come a long way only because of successful Civil Engineering.

Despite the role this branch plays in the development of our country, many students often prefer opting for other disciplines. This is mainly because students are unaware of the scope and the future of Civil Engineering in India in the next ten years. So, let us delve into the understanding of what the future of Civil Engineering entails.


According to a report published in The Economic Times, 95 billion sq. ft. is the predicted demand in the real estate and construction industry by 2020. Despite such high demand, the sector lacks sufficient workforce to meet this demand. 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 ranging between 82% and 86% of skilled civil engineers, architects and others. This means our country needs 4 million skilled civil engineers until next year. These are a few statistics that make it clear that there is a massive demand for these professionals in the near future.


As a country, we are developing faster than ever especially when it comes to infrastructure. Forty years ago nobody would have thought that the commute between Bandra and Worli could have been completed in lesser than 40-50 minutes. Today, we can cover this distance in just eight minutes. This is only possible due to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) constructed in the Arabian sea; built by our civil engineers.

The BSWL is just one of the many examples that show how we are coming up with innovative solutions to meet the changing requirements. The requirement for such modern developments is bound to grow. If students are willing to work on groundbreaking developments, Civil Engineering provides them with a room to grow and a chance to hone their skills.

International market value

The 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 GlobeNewswire, the Civil Engineering industry is expected to reach a size of USD 11.72 trillion by 2025. One of the main reasons for such rapid development of this engineering discipline is the rise in population and urbanisation. By completing a programme from one of the best engineering institutes, students can work on sustainable infrastructure solutions, green buildings, and more all over the globe.


Today, Civil Engineering is not just related to constructing roads, buildings and bridges. Due to the advancement in technology and industry-demand, this branch is further divided into 4-5 types. Civil engineering aspirant can consider leading a career in any one of the engineering niches mentioned below:

  • Hydraulic
  • Coastal and ocean
  • Structural
  • Materials
  • Urban

These are just a few fields. As we develop, this branch will have a lot more to offer than it did ten years ago.

These are a few points that explain how and why this sector will boom very soon. 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 brighter tomorrow. 

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