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Dear Practitioners,

Project management is fast becoming a topic of interest in academic circles in the country. Corporate India has embraced project management as an enabler of efficiency, productivity, quality consciousness, and customer satisfaction. Indian universities now recognize that training in project management gives their students an advantage in career-building.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
In our efforts to take this discipline to Indian schools and universities, we are participating in an education and career fair across seven cities as part of Times Education Boutique. The event is under the banner of Education Times, a weekly education and career supplement from The Times of India and is being held from April to June. It is being promoted as Asia's largest education and career expo. PMI India is participating in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai.

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehra Dun organized a four-day residential PM Management Development Programme (MDP) on 3-6 May. PMI India is associated with the MDP as a knowledge partner. MDP had speakers from the infrastructure industry, project management consultants, and project finance agencies.

PMI is collaborating with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry for a national conference on 'Developing a Framework for Effective Adoption of Project Management in India'. The event, to be held on 20 May in New Delhi, is aimed at enhancing knowledge and skills, and promoting the adoption of project management across industries. The conference will have speakers from the government, public sector units, and the academia, and international speakers.

In other developments, leading financial daily Economic Times featured PMI and the rising adoption of project management in India on 3 May. As part of our continuing project management knowledge-building initiative, we had a series of sessions at Tech Mahindra in Pune, Mumbai, and Bangalore.

Block your calendar for the PMI India National Conference in Bangalore on 8-10 September 2011. The theme for this year's conference is 'Architecting Project Management for Nation Building'. I invite you to submit technical paper abstracts and nominations for PMI India annual awards. If your technical paper is selected, you will get a chance to present it to a wide audience of practitioners at the conference. Please visit the PMI India Website for further details.

In this issue of Manage India, we feature Intel India, a company known for continuous innovation. Intel India provides us insights into how being process-oriented does not hamper innovation. In fact, it helps in promoting a culture of innovation.

Best regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India

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