NIT Silchar offers B. Tech. , M. Tech.  and Ph.D. programmes in Civil Engineering where B.Tech. is the undergraduate programme , M.Tech. & Ph.D. are post-graduate programmes. The details of these programmes are provided below .


The B.Tech. Programme consists of 8 semesters and is a professional engineering degree affiliated with and awarded after completion of 4-years of extensive/vast engineering study and research. Civil engineering students will learn about basic engineering techniques, as other engineering students, during first year course, which includes Engineering Mathematics, Physics , Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Engineering Mechanics , Mechanical Activities( Welding, Fitting , Carpentry ,etc.) , Engineering drawing and Basic Programming. From second year they are exposed to core civil Engineering subjects like structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, earthquake engineering, costing & estimation are few to mention. This programme is one of the most popular core and demanded branches , not only in India but in the world .


The M.Tech. programme in Civil Engineering provides advanced knowledge in various areas of Civil engineering. The programme is designed such that a student can complete it based on advanced coursework alone. However, the students are given the option to concentrate on a problem by substituting some of the courses with equivalent project work.
The standard M. Tech. is a two year programme, where the first two semesters are spent doing courses. A one-year project commences in end of the 2nd semester. The project typically has a strong research component. The department presently fosters M. Tech. programme in following specializations:

     Water Resources Engineering

     Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

     Structural Engineering

     Transportation Engineering

     Geotechnical Engineering


The Ph.D. programme is a post-graduate programme focused on original research, that can lead to publications in premier conferences or journals. It is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve. Students are required to do some courses in the first few semesters (course work required can vary based on a student’s background), but soon move on completely to research. Many Ph.D. scholars teach B.Tech. students and many labs are run by them as a teaching assistant. After completing the programme, the scholar is capable of understanding significant particulars of civil engineering.