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Dear Practitioners,

PMI India rolled out 2015 with high profile events to take our advocacy efforts further, and industry reports that capture important aspects of the project management profession.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
Our 3rd edition of Research and Academic Conference (RAC) concluded in Mumbai recently with overwhelming response from the academic community. During the three-day event at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), we unveiled a white paper on 'The urgent need to establish project management programs' that clearly establishes the demand-supply gap for project professionals in the country. Please click here to download the White Paper.

To provide guidance to faculty and institutions that wish to offer project management coursework, we have launched a new project management curriculum and academic resources. This makes it easier for academia to introduce project management foundation courses to meet the global demand of project managers. You can access the new resources here.

RAC provided us an occasion to recognize the contributions of distinguished teachers of project management. My heartiest congratulations go to Professor Anil Sawhney of Amity University, Professor K. Chandrashekhar Iyer of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Professor Ganesh A. Devkar of CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Professor J. Uma Maheswari of IIT Delhi, and Professor Vijaya Dixit of NITIE, Mumbai.

The first PMI India Regional Conference on 28 February in Pune was a great success. The one-day conference was followed by a half-day workshop on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in which three speakers provided participants a hands-on feel of NLP. I'd like to thank Pune and Mumbai chapter volunteers for their dedication and contribution. Look out for our special issue on the RAC and Regional Conference later this month.

On 10 March, we will be co-hosting the 2nd edition of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry-PMI Conference on the theme 'Project Management - The impetus for Make in India' to be held in New Delhi will focus on the application of project management practices and highlight exemplary cases.

The PMI India Awards program is the best platform to showcase projects that are executed successfully. Click here to put in your nominations on or before 2 April.

PMI's Pulse of ProfessionTM 2015 report is now available for download. This issue of Manage India is carrying a report on it.

For those of you who are aspiring for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and want to take the Group Paper Based Testing (Group PBT), click here to find out the city closest to you for the PBT scheduled on 25 July.

Manage India has entered its seventh year. The newsletter has grown substantially in terms of subscription and the depth and variety of reports that we carry. Now, we are launching two new features, a contest called Short Takes and Poll Booth, through which you can express your opinion on issues that matter to your profession. Also look out for the Project Podcast, a new column in the next issue of Manage India in which we will feature industry experts. Take part, gather insights and enjoy reading.

As always, please send us your feedback at editor.manageindia@pmi-india.org.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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