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But it lost its luster with the emergence of more white-collar jobs in computing, mechanics and electricity, says IIT Guwahati director TG Sitharam, who previously worked at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Civil engineering applies science and mathematics to the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure. “Civil engineering transforms society. A nation’s economic engines are built on that, ”says Sithraman. Newer fields like IT, robotics, AI and IoT, he says, are built on top of basic infrastructure, so civil has also become an interdisciplinary issue. “Planning and scheduling, project risk forecasting, modularization and prefabrication, health monitoring and image recognition (using drones) will greatly benefit from AI, IoT and robotics,” he says. IIT Guwahati has been encouraging interdisciplinary research and studies for civil engineering students.