Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Degrees offered: Diploma, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., Ph.D

What is Geotechnical Engineering

The geotechnical engineer plays a key role in most civil engineering projects. Geotechnical engineers assess the properties and behaviour of soil and rock formations. It is a branch of civil engineering and deals with the engineering behaviour of subsurface or earth materials. BE/B.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering is a 4-year programme. The Physico-chemical behaviour of soils, strength and deformation behaviour of soils, soil dynamics and earthquake engineering and machine foundations are some of the areas of study. One can pursue M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Geotechnical Engineering

For UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for this programme are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.

For PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech in Geo-Informatics/Geo-Information Technology along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities.

Scope of Geotechnical Engineering in India and Abroad

  • There is a range of opportunities in the Civil Engineering profession for geotechnical specialists.Those who combine geotechnical knowledge with managerial skills needed in the construction industry is much in demand.
  • With shrinking land space available for development, large and complex modern structures may have to be built on the weak ground. Geotechnical engineers plan and execute soil and ground investigations and laboratory testing, understand the results, and propose designs and construction to overcome the difficulties.

Job opportunities available for Geotechnical Engineer are as follows:

Scientist

Project Coordinator

Project Scientist

Technical Assistant

Analyst

Project Manager

Senior System Executive

Course Fees Geotechnical Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
12.77 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering at BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
8.26 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras
12.77 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering at BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
10.68 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
PG
1.14 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Geotechnical Engineering at Sri Sunflower College of Engineering and Technology, Krishna
9.15 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Geotechnical Engineering at LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
6.00 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Geotechnical Engineering at PES University, Bangalore
4.98 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Geotechnical Engineering at Delhi Technological University, Delhi
DOCTORAL
4.10 Lakhs
Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
1.82 Lakhs
Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
4.10 Lakhs
Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
1.82 Lakhs
Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
DIPLOMA
79.50 K
Diploma in Geotechnical Engineering at Keonjhar School of Engineering, Keonjhar
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79.50 K
Diploma in Geotechnical Engineering at Keonjhar School of Engineering, Keonjhar
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Questions related to Geotechnical Engineering

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my gate score 454 ,rank 9254 category st which iit/nit probably i get with geotechnical engineering branch

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 4th Apr, 2020

hi,

see cutoff score changes every year and it depends on some factors like number of participants, questions difficulty level, seat matrix, category of candidates etc. at this score you have less chances for iits , you may apply for college of engineering pune, chandigarh university, iiest shivpur, nit durgapur, nit agartala, nit rourkela.

You may use Careers360 college predictor tool to know your predictable colleges

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I scored 437 in gate 2020 and i belong to SC Category. I am from civil engineering. Is it possible for me to into IITs for Structural engineering, Transportation Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering?

Manisha Expert 17th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The exact prediction would be difficult but as per the previous year NSR round cutoff, You might have the chance to get Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur- M.tech Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati- M.tech Transportation System Engineering Etc.

To check your other admission possibilities you can use GATE College Predictor tool given below.

https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor

Good Luck!

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I am expecting gate 2020 CE score will be 600 in OBC category. Is there any chance of getting IITs, NITs (geotechnical engineering) or any PSUs with this score.

Rahul Student Expert 27th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Based on your score and caste category I will mention the best colleges for you along with the branch-
  • NIT Rourkela - National Institute of Technology ( M.Tech. in Transportation Engineering )
  • MNNIT Allahabad - Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology( M.Tech. in Transportation Engineering )
  • NIT Rourkela - National Institute of Technology ( M.Tech. in Geotechnical Engineering )
  • VNIT Nagpur - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology ( M.Tech. in Structural Engineering )
  • NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology (M.Tech. in Structural Engineering)

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I have been allotted mtech in structural engineering at iit bhu in spot round and i am pursuing mtech in geotechnical engg at iit kharagpur.

Ayush Agarwal 23rd Jul, 2019

Hi,

It all depends on your interest, if you feel that structural engineering is good for you and you interested in pursuing your Mtech with this branch then surely go for the IIT BHU, but if you like geotechnical engineering then stay in IIT Kharagpur. Because both the colleges are very good and the placements are also very good. 

So I hope I was able to clear your query

I wish You best of luck

Thank You


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List of college in telangana they have m.Tech geotechnical engineering course.

Komal Dayanand Gardi 15th Jul, 2019

Hello Naveen,  please go through the following list of colleges in Telangana

Javaharlal Nehru Technological university.

AHTCET

IIT Hyderabad

Farah Institute of technology 

These are some good universities in Telangana for M. Tech in geotechnical engineering.

I hope it will help you more. 

Thanks. 

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