Swayam Central

Project Management

By Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta   |   IIT Kanpur
With the concept of managing Big Projects under costs and time constraints, it is imperative, that people working in manufacturing/process/service industry have a very good understanding of the general and advanced concepts of Project Management. It is with this motivation that this course is designed, to meet the demand in the market from, UG to PG students coming  from a variety of fields, be it Engineering or Management.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Bachelors in Engineering, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Economics, Masters in Industrial Engineering, Masters in Operations Research/Operations Management, PhD in related fields 

PREREQUISITE: Basic Probability & Statistics, Basic Operations Research

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Manufacturing Industry, Chemical Industry, Steel Industry, Cement Industry, Service Industry, Industry with well developed SCM, etc.


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Management
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


  • Risk associated with Projects Decision 
  • Tree Modeling 
  • Cost Evaluation Techniques in Project Management
  • GANNT Chart and Precedence Diagrams
  • PER, CPM
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Concepts of Scheduling
  • GERT
  • Q-GERT
  • Critical Chain and Theory of Constraints
  • Activity Network Diagram
  • Resource requirement, Resource constraints, Crashing of Jobs
  • Project Control Techniques
  • Earned Value Project

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    3. Lewis, R., Project Management, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 0-07-147160-X.
    4. Moder, J. J. and Phillips, C. R., Project Management With CPM, PERT and Precedence Diagramming, Van Nostrand Reinhold,1983, ISBN-10: 0442254156 | ISBN-13: 978-0442254155.
    5. Morris, P. W. G.,  and Pinto, J. K., The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects, 2004, JohnWiley & Sons, ISBN: 9780471233022.
    6. Phillips, J., PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0-07-223062-2.
    7. Pritsker, A. A. B., Modeling and analysis using Q-GERT networks, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1979, ISBN: 0470266481 | ISBN:  9780470266489.


    Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta completed his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi INDIA and his FPM (PhD) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, INDIA with specialization in Operations Management. His research interests are in Sequential Analysis, Statistical & Mathematical Reliability, Optimization and its use in Financial Optimization. His research work has been published in journals like Metrika, European Journal of Operational Research, Sequential Analysis, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Communications in Statistics: Simulation & Computation, Quantitative Finance, etc. At Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA he is a Professor in the Industrial & Management Engineering department and teaches courses like Probability & Statistics, Stochastic Processes & their Applications, Management Decision Analysis, Financial Risk Management, etc. He is also the recipient of IUSSTF Fellowship 2008 and visited Operations Research & Financial Engineering department at Princeton University, USA, ERASMUS MUNDUS Fellowship 2011 to Warsaw University, POLAND, EU-NAMASTE Fellowship 2015 to IST, University of Lisboa, PORTUGAL, DAAD Fellowship 2015 to TU Dresden, GERMANY.


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.