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Doctor of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering is a doctoral level full time degree course of 3 years duration which is divided into six semester of six month each. It is a research-based course and branch of engineering. During the study of the PhD in Geotechnical Engineering course, students learn to use soil and rock mechanic principles in the investigation and study of subsurface materials and conditions. The objective of this course is to make the candidates work in the field like foundation designing, route selection for railways. The eligible criteria for PhD Geotechnical Engineering course study, the candidates must complete their post-graduation or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering/ Civil Infrastructure Engineering/ Architecture Engineering/ Geo-Informatics Engineering/ Structural Engineering from a recognized university with minimum 60% aggregate marks. Candidates appearing for final year Master’s degree course can also apply for this course study. After completing this course students can get various job opportunities in governments as well as private sectors. Some of the most common job profiles available for such graduates are Civil Engineer, Site Civil Engineer, Quality Assurance Officer, Structural Engineer, Technical Officer, Business Analyst etc. PhD Geotechnical Engineering Entrance Exams For PhD Geotechnical Engineering course admission, some National-level and University-level entrance exams are conducted. Here are some of the most popular entrance tests for PhD Geotechnical Engineering candidates mentioned below: 1) DUET: Delhi University Entrance Test is a national-level entrance exam conducted by NTA 2) GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level exam conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and IIT Council. 3) UGC-NET: It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the University Grant Commission 4) LPU NEST: It is a university-level common entrance test conducted by the Lovely Professional University. PhD Geotechnical Engineering Job Profiles After completing PhD Geotechnical Engineering course successfully, the candidates will get various job and career opportunities. The PhD degree holders in Geotechnical Engineering, can get employed in major recruiting fields, like Construction companies, Road Construction Companies, Railways, R&D Centers, Infrastructure Development Companies etc. The average starting salary earned by the PhD Geotechnical Engineering degree holders in India is INR 2,00,000 to 10,00,000 per annum. Depending on students’ skills and expertise in the related field, the salary scale will be increased. Given below some of the most popular job options available for PhD Geotechnical Engineer: * Civil Engineer * Site Civil Engineer * Technical Officer * Structural Engineer * Quality Assurance Officer * Technical Officer * Business Analyst * Manager * Construction Manager * Geotechnical Engineer * Business Operations Manager * A Public Health Engineer * An Urban Planning Engineer * Transportation Engineer * Environmental Engineer * Site Civil Engineer * Business Analyst PhD Geotechnical Engineering : Top Recruiting companies * Afcons Infrastructure Limited * LTD Pvt. Ltd. * Godrej Properties Limited * Akme Projects * L&T * IOCL * BPCL * DRDO * GAIL * Coal India * ISRO * Unitech * Tata Projects * Sobha Developers Limited * Hindustan Construction Companies etc.

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