Civil Engineering is an age-old profession and has been defined traditionally as “a great art, on which the wealth and the well-being of the whole of society depends. Its essential feature, as distinct from science and the arts, is the exercise of imagination to fashion the products processes and people needed to create a sustainable physical and natural environment. It requires a broad understanding of scientific principles, knowledge of materials and the art of analysis and synthesis. It also requires research team work, leadership and business skills.” A Civil Engineer is someone who practices all or part of this art. Our old monuments and structures speak a lot about practical development of Civil Engineering in this country.
Looking to the importance and development of this profession, most of the countries including UK, USA, Australia, Japan, China etc. created their separate societies to help ensure and maintain high standards among its members, a role that they continue to play even today.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (India) is one such Institution of its kind for Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering Education in this country which provides avenues for quality education in these disciplines. It also contributes to the strengthening of resources for Civil Engineering as well as Architectural Engineering.