12/11/2014 Career

Globalization and liberalization have brought sea changes in the Indian
economy. Consequently there is overall growth in almost all sectors of
the economy and particularly in the industrial, financial and service
sectors. As these sectors are growing very rapidly, there are many new
infrastructure development projects particularly in the area of
transportation, power, petrochemical, telecom, information technology
and real estate. To manage these projects successfully, the country
needs many efficient construction/project managers well-versed in
multidisciplinary project management practices.

Course Details
are several Post Graduate Diplomas and Certificate level courses in
construction/project management. Only Bachelor in
Engineering/Technology/Architecture students are eligible for these
courses. Some institutes conduct entrance examinations for admission
into these courses. However some also enroll students on the basis of
management entrance tests like CAT/XAT/MAT.

Career Prospects
managers have limitless employment opportunities both in public and
private sector infrastructure development companies. Public sector air
port, highways and port development institutions and government
departments like railways and defence are among the top employer of
construction/project managers. Project managers also find favorable
employment options in power, energy, telecommunication and IT related
companies. They also can work with real estate developers. Small
companies may hire project/construction managers for proper management
of their projects. Experienced project managers also can work
independently as consultants. They also can work with consultancy firms
dealing with building and construction matter.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
other management programme there are only few institutes in the country
that offer courses in construction/project management. Some premier
institutes are National Institute of Construction Management and
Research (NICMAR), Pune; The Centre for Environmental Planning and
Technology, Ahmedabad; Indian Institute of Technology, Madras;
University of Roorkee, Roorkee and Anna University, Chennai. Besides
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi also offers distance
learning courses in construction/project management.

is the only limit in terms of remuneration of construction/project
managers particularly in private sector. In public sector construction
managers can start with monthly salary of Rs 15,000 to 25,000. However
in private sector construction companies they have higher pay packages
of Rs 25,000 to 30,000 in the beginning. Some years of quality
experience can take one to such a level where he can easily get Rs
50,000-70,000 per month.

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