Being a technical course most of the institutes conduct entrance examinations and candidates performing good in this can secure their seats. Some institutes may also offer admission on merit list.
The duration for this course is 2 years in regular mode. These 2 years are equivalent to 4 semesters, each having 6 months duration.
Further study options
After successfully completing post graduation, candidates are eligible for good jobs in India as well as abroad. As learning is endless there are some options available for candidates who are interested for further education. These options include Research based courses like M.Phil (Master in Philosophy) and PhD (Doctorate in Philosophy). Other options include Diploma and short term courses in related field to have broadened scopes for job.
The course starts with basic topics like Soil properties and Behavior, Subsurface Investigation and Instrumentation, Strength and Deformation Behavior of Soil, etc. Candidates also learn about Theoretical Soil Mechanics and its Advanced Mathematical Methods.
Topics like Dynamics of Soils and Foundations, Deep Foundations, Shallow Foundations and Ground Improvement Techniques are also included in the course to have better understanding of the subject.
The course also includes some laboratory sessions like Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory. The elective topics of courses are Finite Element Method and Applications, Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils, Earth Pressure and Earth Retaining Structures, Rock Mechanics and Applications, Pavement Engineering, etc.
These candidates can work in the field of Agriculture, construction sectors, research sectors, etc.
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