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PMI Awards to Meritorious Students

(From left) Ms. Pooja Patel, Dr. Mangesh Korgaonker, Mr. Uday Yedur, and Ms. Archana R after the award presentation
PMI India awarded students of project management at the National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) for outstanding performance. The award function was held on 5 August at the NICMAR campus in Pune.

The event started with a welcome speech and an overview of the PMI awards Dr. Mangesh Korgaonker, director general, NICMAR. This was followed by an address by Mr. Uday Yedur, head, academic relations & infrastructure markets, PMI India.

Ms. Archana R., a student of advanced construction management at NICMAR, Hyderabad, received the PMI India Extraordinaire Merit Award and a scholarship of Rs. 1 lakh from PMI. Ms. Pooja Dineshbhai Patel, a student of project engineering and management, NICMAR, Pune, received the PMI India Merit Award and won a scholarship Rs. 25,000 from PMI.

Ms. Archana R. says about her project management course:

The program on project management that Iím currently doing perfectly complements my two years of work experience after my bachelorís degree in engineering. The various facets of business requirements can be evaluated with a blend of project management and engineering topics. The advanced construction management program at NICMAR aptly fits into what I am looking for.

There is a dearth of talented professionals in the construction industry in India. This leaves immense scope for improvements in the areas of planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling. The curriculum at NICMAR is the right mix of theories and practical approaches that makes me confident in dealing with practical situations. Iím sure Iíll benefit from this program when I enter the industry.

This post-graduate program with a strong focus on project management is going to add to my work experience and will catapult me into a fast paced career growth path.

Ms. Pooja Patel says about her project management course:

The project management topics that I am learning within the project engineering and management course at NICMAR Pune are helping me to improve my learning to a great extent. The course not only offers traditional subjects but also a host of topics of contemporary relevance that will help me to elevate myself as a ďtechno managerĒ to handle challenging projects. Having worked for two years in a consultancy firm, I understand the importance of project management. Now the course, which is a blend of civil, mechanical, electrical, and power engineering, has exposed me to all these fields. Case studies and live cases in class have helped in attaining practical knowledge. Iím confident that after I complete the course Iíll be ready to jump into world of project management.

Practitioner Connect with Organizations
Ericsson Global Services India (EGI) held a project management session called Epignosis in Kolkata on 16 July. The objective behind these sessions is to search, present, and discuss the linkages between various project management best practices, share project experiences, learn from one another, and unleash the potential of project management to drive business excellence.

Mr. Amitabh Ray, senior vice president, and Mr. Indranil Das, vice president, EGI, shared their views on project management from business and people perspectives.

A panel discussion on ďChallenges in Project ManagementĒ drew a huge response from the project manager community. Various sessions on key learnings from major projects in the company were shared by the respective teams.

Booths were put up by different teams to raise awareness among practitioners about the various initiatives on processes and practices in EGI.

Mr. Shine Sahadevan, head Ė organizational market, PMI India, spoke on how PMI and EGI can work together for mutual benefit towards building project management excellence within the organization and beyond.

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