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Need 4 lakh project managers every year: PMI India

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on July 29, 2015


Tying-up with big corporates, infra companies: MD

In order to better manage and successfully implement large infrastructure projects, India will require about 400,000 project managers every year till 2020, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI).

“Till 2020, there will be requirement of 400,000 certified project managers every year,” said Raj Kalady, Managing Director of PMI India. “We are tying up with big corporate and infrastructure companies, as well as institutions like universities and colleges, to impart training for our programmes.” A not-for-profit organisation, PMI India doesn’t charge for training and materials and has, so far, associated with 66 institutions and corporations, of which about 3-4 are in Gujarat, including the Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gandhinagar.

“We have issued certificates to about 35,000 project managers, who are active and every three years they participate in an upgradation programme. The number is growing faster as we now issue 1,000-2,000 certificates every month now,” he added.

PMI is a global organisation having presence in almost every country.

The Indian arm has eight chapters located one each in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Kerala, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and a branch in Ahmedabad.

States in focus

“Our focus is on Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

“We are exploring tie ups with government agencies, PSUs and academic institutes,” said Kalady.

Besides its association with PDPU, PMI India has also developed case studies with Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, to build project management capabilities of project professionals working on e-governance projects.

Published on July 29, 2015
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