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Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake Engineering is the systematic study of earthquakes.

Earthquake Engineering is the systematic study of earthquakes. It is the enquiry and solution of danger posed by damaging earthquakes. These engineers plan, design, construct and manage earthquake resistant structures and facilities. Earthquake Engineering as a profession in India is a newly introduced field in academics and industry. Since 60% of Indian geography is declared sensitive to earthquakes, the role of earthquake engineers proves vital in building quake resistant structures. 

 

Government of India has constituted National Information Center on Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) for assessing and monitoring earthquakes. Earthquake Engineers can easily find work opportunities with R&D organizations involved in earthquake researches. They can work with government and private agencies engaged in construction of buildings, railways, highways, ports, bridges, and space stations. NGOs working for earthquakes and environment related issues also seek services of earthquake engineers.

 

Where to study?

 

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) Kanpur

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun

Mumbai University, Mumbai

Kurukhestra University, Kurukhestra

Anna University, Chennai

Osmania University, Hyderabad