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Project Management

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In today’s competitive and global economy, individuals, organizations and economies are turning to project management to consistently deliver business results. Implementing project management across the organization helps create a strategic value chain that gives organizations an edge on their competitors, particularly in high-risk sectors and markets.

The status of Projects in India, as per the data of Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, India (MOSPI), is alarming with more than 60% of the projects plagued by time and cost overruns. Hence, building the Project Management capabilities and competencies which do not happen over-night, needs to be nurtured. Talent suitable to meet requirements across the different sectors including infrastructure have to be groomed to ensure that competent projects professional are driving the projects.

Realizing the need to develop a capable and competent talent pool for project management, NITIE has started the most distinctive Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) program with the vision to:

“Contribute to National Manufacturing Renaissance through Project Management excellence, driven by Education, Research and Practice”

The PGDPM program covers a wide spectrum of courses with focus on 'Functional Development', 'Skill Development' and 'Perspective Development' along with 'Program Core Courses' which provide complementary skill sets that blends well for successful execution of projects.

The Project Management area has focus on adopting management based approach to entire life cycle of projects with focus on Initiation, Planning & Execution, Contract Management and Project Finance & Risk Management. Post graduates from this program will contribute in development, implementation and management of large investment projects undertaken by public and private firms.  Project Management area strives to provide seamless career opportunities in a gamut of industries like Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Construction, Utilities, Finance & Insurance, Information Services and Business Services by offering a wide range of program core courses and elective courses.



The following are the Core Courses offered by the Project Management Area

  • Project Appraisal and Feasibility Analysis
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Cost Estimation
  • Plant Design and Layout
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Finance and Portfolio Management
  • Project Execution Management

To enable students align and contribute across the different life cycle of projects, Electives are offered in three streams


  • Computer Simulation Modeling And Analytical Tools For Project Management
  • Environment Impact Assessment
  • Infrastructure Finance And Project Management
  • Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Organization Project Management Maturity
  • Program Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Urban Finance and Management


  • Human Resource Management In Project Environment
  • Project Configuration And Change Management
  • Project Negotiations Management
  • Project Procurement& Contracts Management
  • Project Stakeholder & Communications Management
  • Safety In Construction Projects
  • Technology Management


  • Construction Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Healthcare Project Management
  • International Project Management
  • Large Engineering Projects Management
  • Managing Government / Defense projects
  • R&D Project Management
  • Real Estate Development and Management


List of Faculty Members from Project Management Area

The Area has currently two core faculty and are adequately supported by three other faculty from Industrial Engineering and Engineering and Technology Management Areas.

Sr. No.


Primary Area

Secondary Area


Prof Vivekanand B Khanapuri

Project Management

Industrial Engineering


Prof Vijaya Dixit

Project Management



Prof (Ms.) Karuna Jain

Engineering Technology Management

Project Management


Prof Ashok K Pundir

Industrial Engineering

Project Management


Prof L Ganapathy

Industrial Engineering

Project Management

6. Prof. Kanchan Joshi Project Management