About PMI India Academic Advisory Group (AAG)

The PMI India Academic Advisory Group was formed in December 2009. The members are all eminent academicians from reputed colleges across the country and also senior practitioners from Industry. The group is led by an elected Chair and the names of the members and chair of AAG are as follows:


Mr. V T Chandra Sekhar Rao,

Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Baroda


Prof. Saji Gopinath

Director, IIITM-K, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. (Ms.) Karuna Jain

Professor, Shailesh.J.Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay

Dr. Tapash Ganguli

Dean, Executive Development,

Dr. K. Satyanarayana

Director IIT, Tirupati

Dr. Ganesan Kannabiran

Director, IIIT, Sri City, Chittoor

Dr. Krishnamurthy Kesavasamy,

Advisor,H.R; TCS, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay.

Academic Advisory Group's activities


The mission of PMI AAG is to serve as a preeminent advisory body to:

  • Drive project management education.
  • Promote PM industry best practices.
  • Provide an effective platform to encourage initiatives to enable creation of innovative solutions that tangibly improve project outcomes and creation of next practices.