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Tie-up with Symbiosis International University
Standing from Left to right: Mr. Girish Kadam, president, PMI Pune-Deccan Chapter, Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, principal director, Symbiosis Society

PMI Pune - Deccan Chapter signed a memorandum of understanding with Symbiosis International University to promote skill development among students and allow them an opportunity to interact with industry experts through various platforms facilitated by PMI on a regular basis.

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology is already a Registered Education Provider with PMI to impart project management skills to its students as a part of its curriculum. Additionally, PMI India has announced an endowment program for students who pass out of the college and wish to pursue project management as a subject of choice.

PMI has entered into similar tie-ups and working relationships with other premier institutes like S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, XLRI ? Xavier School of Management, Karunya University, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, University Of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Larsen &Toubro Institute of Project Management, Pandit Dindayal Petroleum University, and Amity University. The aim of such an association is to provide students with an opportunity to interact with industry experts on a regular basis and help them develop into industry ready talent.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India, said, ?Project management contributes immensely to the development of a nation. It drives growth by ensuring efficient completion of projects. Hence, establishing its importance at a student level is of utmost importance to shape their career.?

He added that the new government?s agenda of completing existing infrastructure projects rather than introducing new ones will be possible only by instilling right project talent.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, principal director, Symbiosis Society, said, ?We are happy to be associated with a premier and globally recognized institute as PMI. In today?s dynamic world, it is of utmost importance that our students are prepared to tackle the constant changes in the business environment. PMI gives our students an opportunity to learn and tackle these assumptions and successfully implement projects. We believe this program will groom our students to face professional challenges.?


Aerospace Conference
Standing from left to right: Mr. Murli M. Iyer, executive global advisor, SAE, Mr. Damodaran Subramanian, senior vice president, Safran, Engineering Services, Mr. Munirathnam J., CEO, Javaji M. Consulting Ltd, Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, former secretary - Defence (R&D), Ministry of Defence, Mr. Daniel M. Hancock, international president, SAE, Dr. Bala K. Bharadvaj, leader engineering & technology, Boeing India, Mr. Jacob Varghese, PMI, Mr. Vasanth Kini, managing director, Titanium Industries and Mr. Parvez Alam, PMI Chennai Chapter, at the back

PMI India and the Society for Automotive Engineers India (SAE India) came together to build robustness in the Indian aerospace industry with the help of project management.

The conference themed, ?Propel high with Project Management,? saw Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, who was former secretary - defence (R&D), Ministry of Defence, scientific advisor to defence minister & director general, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was the chief guest. Industry stalwart, Dr. Bala K. Bharadvaj, leader of engineering & technology, Boeing India, was the keynote speaker. He spoke on the opportunities in the Indian aerospace & defence sectors. The other distinguished speaker was Dr. B. N. Suresh, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor, Indian Space Research Organisation headquarters.

Senior industry experts from companies like Aeronautical Development Agency, Aequs, Ansys, Boeing, CEMILAC, Defiance, DRDO, Eaton Technologies, EDS Technologies, GE Aviation, HCL, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Honeywell, Infosys Aerospace, ISRO, KPMG, Larsen & Toubro, MOOG, National Aerospace Laboratory, Safran Engineering Services, Sattva AASPL, Tata Advanced Materials Limited, TCS Aerospace, Tech Mahindra, UTC Aerospace, and Wipro Aerospace attended the conference.

In 2011, PMI India and SAE India had signed amemorandum of understanding to utilize their complementary capabilities for advocating, promoting, and institutionalizing project management across organizations within the mobility sector. Over the years, PMI & SAE India have jointly funded and sponsored research projects at various universities and technical institutes.

Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India, said, ?The Indian aerospace industry stands uniquely poised on the threshold of catapulting itself into the global arena. The Union finance minister spoke about an increase in defence budget during the presentation of the Union budget FY 2014-15. To drive this growth, we need experienced and effective project managers who can manage cost, schedule, and quality issues.?

Dr. Bharadvaj said, ?Air travel is correlated to incomes and the economy at large. With the rapidly growing Indian economy and rising incomes, air travel has increased, which presents robust promise for the civil aviation sector. With the support of the government in the demand and supply of defence and civil aerospace products, the industry has set itself on the firm path towards transformational change.?

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