Mumbai, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) December 06, 2011 -- Keeping in mind the huge deficit of project managers in India, Project Management Institute (PMI) along with the support of the PMI India Academic Advisory Group will hold the first National Research and Academic Conference on Project Management with the theme "Getting India ready in a Project Driven Economy - Role of Academia" as an initiative to take project management learning and skill development ahead. The conference will be held on 9-10 December 2011 in Pune. Dr. Kamal Sharma MD Lupin Ltd. is the chief guest and will inaugurate the conference. Mr. K. B. Dixit, Executive Director (Engineering & Procurement), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is the distinguished guest of honour at the conference.
The two day National Research and Academic Conference on Project Management 2011 aims to bring together an audience of scholars, senior practitioners and students of project management & allied disciplines. It will feature inclusive speakers and create opportunities for attendees to discuss new project management research findings & teaching methods.
The objective of the conference is to discuss and share new ideas by academicians and students with educationists and researchers. This platform will also commemorate and recognize a few noted academicians for their exceptional and outstanding contribution to the field of Project Management related to education and research. Technical papers, research papers and new findings in project management will be presented and discussed. Network opportunities will be given with peers in project management and with acclaimed academicians & researchers in the field.
The conference will have eminent personalities as theme speakers- Dr. Mangesh Korgaonker, Director General, NICMAR, Mr. K.S Ajay Shankar PMO Head - Land Rover Jaguar Project, Tata Technologies, Pune and Mr. Cherian Thomas Chief Operations Officer, IDFC Foundation. Dr. Arun Nigvekar, Ex-Chair, UGC, will deliver the valedictory address.
The other prominent speakers during the two day event are Dr. Shankar Sankaran Director, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Prof. Nagadevara Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Prof. S. D. Kshirsagar S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, Dr. Anil Sawhney, IIT Delhi and Prof. Goutam Dutta Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad among others.
Speaking about the conference Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India said "The conference comes at a time when businesses are getting more projects driven and there is a growing demand for skilled project professionals. The theme of the conference, Getting India ready in a Project Driven Economy - Role of Academia, stresses the increasingly important role academia must play in meeting this skill gap. We're also excited to be hosting the conference at NICMAR - who are amongst the first institutions in India to recognize the importance and relevance of Project Management education."
PMI India will announce the winners of the PMI awards to be given away during the event recognizing Academicians who through their outstanding contributions in education, research, training, consultancy and advocacy have made extraordinary impact in establishing the role and significance of Project Management education in India. Mr. Kumar Gera, CMD, Gera Developments will be the Chief Guest for the evening Awards Ceremony and will give away the awards to the winners.
PMI India Academic Advisory Group (AAG) formed in 2009 keenly supports the conference and advocacy activities initiated by PMI in project management education and research. Its members are eminent academicians from reputed colleges across the country and also senior practitioners from the industry. The group offers guidance on project management curriculum and promotes research in the field.
The world's leading professional membership organization for project managers, PMI shares knowledge with more than 500,000 members and credential holders in over 185 countries. Since 1969, PMI has impacted more than one million practitioners, businesses, governments, students and training organizations. Today, PMI's products and services range from world-class standards for project, program and portfolio management to five professional credentials, including the gold standard Project Management Professional (PMP®). PMI's exclusive Global Corporate Council and European Corporate Networking Group engage large multinationals and government organizations in endorsing the value of project management. The only project management association with an established academic research program, PMI has invested more than US$14 million in support of dozens of research projects since 1997. Learn more at http://www.pmi.org.
National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) is a leading educational Institute established by the Indian construction industry. NICMAR is an autonomous, non-government, non-profit academic body, incorporated in India on September 1983 as a 'Society' and a public charitable 'Trust'. It is recognised by Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - SIRO. The Institute conducts major academic programmes started with technical assistance from UNDP and academic inputs from the faculty of Loughbourgh and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.