Civil Engineering

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ROLE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS IN THE RAILWAYS

In the earliest days of engineering, civil and military were the only divisions- the civil engineers dealing with all aspects of engineering other than military.  It was only later, with the need for specialization that it became necessary to go in for separate disciplines like mechanical, electrical and so on.

The civil engineer of the modern times deals with aspects of human existence, which are basic and fundamental in character and thus there is no activity in which the civil engineer is not involved.  The list would be almost endless – houses, hospitals, schools, colleges, transport, public services like water supply and drainage, industrial construction, irrigation, flood control and so on.

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