What To Expect From Civil Engineering At SIT
The civil engineering sector is the second largest employer in India and employs more than 35 million people. 50% of this demand comes from the infrastructure sector while the rest comes from industrial, residential and commercial development activities. Due to this high demand, it is only natural that students want to create a successful career in this industry. This is where SIT and our students fall in line because we want each of our student to have a thriving career in this flourishing industry.
Therefore, the Department Of Civil Engineering at SIT aspires to continuously provide high-quality education that produces industry-ready professionals in Civil Engineering. To actualise this aim we recruit highly qualified and experienced faculty and furnish our labs with the latest equipment for demonstration and research. To ensure that our curriculum is relevant to the industry, we work directly with professors from IITs and other renowned institutes to help us design our curriculum and evaluate student projects.
To add more depth and understanding to their knowledge of engineering, our students are constantly exposed to guest lectures, industry visits, and industrial projects. They are also encouraged to study courses from multiple Symbiosis institutes like Symbiosis Law School or Symbiosis Institute of Design. To further prepare them to be a part of the industry, every student must do a six-month-long internship as part of their curriculum. Many students also receive a PPO from the company they intern with.
In addition to having an up to date curriculum and industry exposure, we also provide our students with opportunities to be part of our student exchange program. Students can opt to spend one semester learning from one of our partner universities like Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Ingolstadt Germany, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology and many other universities. This program provides our students with international exposure, a global outlook, improve their communication skills and provide them with a number of lucrative job opportunities.
We understand that an institute is responsible for more than just imparting classroom education. Students spend their formative years with us and we want to help them grow academically, professionally, and personally. Therefore, we encourage them to be involved in recreational activities. There are several activities all year round that consists of technical, sports and cultural events. Our students are also encouraged to be actively involved in one or more of our clubs and societies like the Google Club, Civil Engineering Society, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Innovation Cell and more.
These activities are given such importance so that when our students walk into the industry they will already know how to manage work along with various team-building activities regularly hosted at companies. We also have a Mentor-Mentee program in place. The mentor works closely with his mentee to understand a student’s needs, nature, health, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses. With this level of understanding the mentor is the voice of reason, support and comfort to the student.
We know that we carefully thought out curriculum and extra-curricular activities provide the results we want; because our students are sought after by a mix of IT companies, construction companies, and fast-growing start-ups. The visiting companies include Rakuten (Japan), Amazon, Nvidia and Tetrapack, Renishaw, Anand Group, Manhattan Associates, GOOGLE India, Microsoft, Rail bombardier, L&T Infotech and more. Our B. Tech Civil Engineering students have made a successful career in fields like designing, construction, and planning. Many of our students go on to start their own successful companies as well.
We strive to always provide our students with an environment conducive to their overall growth. If you don’t believe us, here is what one of our alumni has to say about her experience with us.
Symbiosis Institute of Technology is a college which provides unique facilities and opportunities, which have helped me grow as a student. The college provides an entire semester for an internship, compared to others who provide a few months or no time at all, which gives students like me a wonderful opportunity to grow our roots in the world of Computer Science and learn beyond the walls of the classroom. The college also has certain faculty members who are inclined towards scientific research and are very supportive of students who wish to learn and innovate. I am grateful to be a student at SIT and shall treasure my experiences here all my life.
Rheeya Uppaal, Alumni, Microsoft