Major Tasks of Civil Engineer


Civil Engineering is an important discipline of Engineering that deals with the designing, construction and maintenance of structures such as building, roads, highways, dams, bridges, etc. Civil Engineers are required to be extremely careful while construction of a particular structure as even a slight mistake can claim countless innocent lives. Let’s have a quick look at some of the major tasks undertaken by Civil Engineers as part of their job-

  • Quality Control: The primary task of a Civil Engineer is to ensure good quality of the material used in the construction of various structures. Concrete should be mixed in accordance with the specified grade. One can learn the intricacies involved in the maintenance of quality control at the undergraduate level itself through various Industrial Visits. Poornima University-the top private University in Rajasthan, being conferred with the prestigious award of ‘Best Upcoming University of India’ by honorable ASSOCHAM; organizes a myriad of Industrial Visits to help its students gain hands-on experience in their specialized fields.
  • Site Inspection: Another important task of a Civil Engineer is to inspect the construction site with all its minute details. Careful examination of site is crucial for validation of soil’s water-retention capacity, presence of hard & soft rocks and other significant attributes. The budding Civil Engineers can master the art of site inspection during their Internship Program where they get an opportunity to work on real-life projects and gain experience. Poornima University (in association with national companies such as TATA, Wipro etc) with its Jaipur Engineering College; has provision for various Internship Programs to help students get acquainted with the professional world.
  • Work Supervision: Yet another essential task of a Civil Engineer is to supervise work on a daily basis, that is, to ensure that the work is being done according to the defined plan (paper work). Also, to record the daily wages and work of the laborers is an important duty of Civil Engineers. Taking care of safety measures at the construction site is the principal responsibility of a Civil Engineer.

Nowadays, the Civil Engineers are in great demand with their entry-level average annual salary in the range of $52,000- $78,000. Thus, if you have good analytical skills and wish to contribute in the welfare of society through construction of useful structures, then, Civil Engineering is the right choice for you!

Most Common Interview Questions for Mechanical Engineering Students (Thermodynamics)


The Interview Process for each one of us; be it be, an experienced professional or a fresher is always a bit intimidating. But the truth is that one has to face it at any cost, irrespective of the field or domain, one belongs to!

The Interview Process consists of the written test, Personal Interview Session (PI) and Group Discussions (GD). Let’s have a look at the most commonly asked questions during Technical Written Test for the job of Mechanical Engineers, one of the most sought-after branches of Engineering.

The Technical Test of budding Mechanical Engineers mainly emphasizes on the topic of ‘Thermodynamics’.  Poornima Group of Colleges, one of the top B. Tech Colleges in Rajasthan with track-record of Highest Placements since last 3 years; provides apt guidance to its students so as to get through the technical test round. Below is the list of frequently asked questions-

  1. What is the mathematical form of First Law of Thermodynamics? Write the integrated form.
  1. What is Entropy Generation? State its significance.
  1. What is the Second Law of Efficiency?
  1.           When does real gas behave likes ideal gas?
  1. What is the difference between Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics?
  1. What is the dead state in Thermodynamics?
  1. What is the formula that creates link between Thermodynamics and Electro-Chemistry?
  1. What are the Laws of Thermodynamics?
  1. What is the importance of Thermodynamics in Mechanical Engineering?
  1. What is Otto cycle and Carnot cycle?
  1. What is the Critical Point?
  1. What is Normal Shock and when it occurs?
  1. What are the initial conditions for formation of Shock Waves?
  1. What is Compressibility Factor and what is its value for Gander Walls Gases?
  1. What is Schimdt Plot used for heat transfer problems?

Once the candidate clears through the Technical Round, the next round he faces as part of the Interview Process is Group Discussion (GD), which requires good communication abilities along with the thorough knowledge of one’s subject. Poornima Group of Colleges, one of the top b tech colleges in Jaipur, with highest RTU Merits and led by a team of Industry-Experts; trains its students to perform well in one of the most crucial Interview Rounds- GD, which has a power to grab you the top-notch position in a company.

Last but not the least, to successfully get through the Interview, you need to maintain your composure and be away from stress and anxiety!