Why Construction Industry Needs to Raise the Salary Bar of Civil Engineers

PSI Hyderabad
C.A. Prasad, President, PSI Hyderabad, and Director, Metey Engineering & Consultancy, presents the basic core fields of engineering viz. Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical, and gives reasons why there is hardly any demand in colleges for these fields of study by aspiring students, and why the Construction Industry needs to attract young engineers and retain them.

The salary structure in the construction field is quite low, sometime lower than the daily labour wages per month. In the current scenario of declining salaries, we need to raise the salary bar of engineers in the construction industry. By raising the salary level, students will be keen to join civil engineering courses in engineering colleges, which in turn, will be able to retain and sustain the three core fields of engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. All these three fields are required in the construction industry.

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