Geotechnical Engineering: Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Geotechnics or Geotechnical Engineering is defined as the branch of civil engineering concerned with the study and modification of soil and rocks by Oxford Dictionary. The knowledge of this engineering specialization is needed in various fields like construction, military, mining and petroleum among others. It is the best academic choice for lovers of earth and engineering.

If you wish to pursue a career in Geotechnical Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Geotechnical Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Geotechnical Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.Tech

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of B.E./B.Tech Geotechnical Engineering.

  1. Basic Environmental Engineering and Elementary Biology
  2. Building Design and Drawing
  3. Building Material and Construction
  4. Communication skill and Report writing Numerical Methods
  5. Fluid Mechanics
  6. Mathematics
  7. Numerical Methods
  8. Physics
  9. Soil Mechanics
  10. Structural Analysis
  11. Surveying Practice

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering colleges in India. 

  1. Adamas Institute of Technology, Barasat
  2. Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
  3. Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
  4. Bharath University, Chennai
  5. Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu
  6. College of Engineering And Technology, Bhubaneswar
  7. College of Engineering, Pune
  8. College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering students.

  1. Building Inspector
  2. Chief Engineer
  3. Consulting Engineer
  4. Independent Consultants
  5. Professor and Teachers
  6. Researcher
  7. Senior Engineer
  8. Supervisory Engineer

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering.

  1. Ajay Kadam Association
  2. Antant Access
  3. Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd.
  4. Construction firms
  5. Consultation Agencies
  6. DMRC
  7. Kelkar Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  8. Expert Technology – Chennai
  9. Gammon India Ltd.
  10. Government Port Trusts
  11. Hiranandani Construction Pvt.Ltd.
  12. Indian Railways
  13. Infrastructure Development firms
  14. IVRCL Infrastructure and Projects Ltd.
  15. Jaiprakash Associates
  16. Jaypee Greens 
  17. L&T (ECC)
  18. Macro Marvel Infrastructure Corporation Ltd.
  19. Metro Rail Corporations
  20. Mining firms
  21. Municipal Corporations
  22. NHAI
  23. Nircon Engineering Consultants.
  24. ONGC
  25. PWD
  26. Reliance Infrastructure
  27. Urban planning departments


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 400,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.Tech Geotechnical Engineering: Rs 800,000+ per annum (sky is the limit)


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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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