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Swayam Central

Infrastructure Planning and Managements

By Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam   |   IIT Madras
This course attempts to introduce students to 'real world' risks and challenges in managing infrastructure. After a brief introduction to the infrastructure planning process as well as the state of infrastructure across sectors in India, we systematically look at various risks that plague infrastructure projects. We then look at a variety of novel solutions or fixes that can help us execute infrastructure projects better. The curse is replete with real-world case studies and guest lectures to ensure that what is being discussed is practically applicable. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested learners
PREREQUISITES : NILL
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies in the infrastructure space:Developers such as L&T IDPLConsultants such as PwC,
  DeloitteQuasi-Government Bodies such as TWIC, TNUIFSL etc

Learners enrolled: 428

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1  :  Class Introduction, Introduction to Infrastructure and to the Transportation, power and telecom sectors
    Week 2  :  Rural and Urban Infrastructure Sectors, Players and Phases in an Infrastructure Project
    Week 3  :  Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships
    Week 4  :  Construction and Economic Risks
    Week 5  :  Political and Social Risks
    Week 6  :  Stakeholder Management, Design Thinking and Negotiations
    Week 7  :  Socio-Economic Analysis and Good Governance for Infrastructure
    Week 8  :  Modeling Flexible Project Arrangements
    Week 9  :  Tales from the Field: Guest Lectures from Infrastructure Practitioners
    Week 10  :  Case Studies
    Week 11  :  Incomplete Design and Course Wrap-up
    Week 12  :  Exam

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    •    Textbooks: 1.'Infrastructure Planning Handbook' by Prof Makarand Hastak, ASCE Press2. 'Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects' by Miller and Lessard3. Assorted readings from websites, journal papers and case studies

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam

    IIT Madras
    Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam joined the faculty in the Building Technology and Construction Management division of the Civil engineering department at IIT-Madras in 2006. Ashwin received his B.Tech in Civil engineering from IIT-Madras and then proceeded to Stanford University for a Masters in Construction Engineering and Management. He then helped start up an internet based company in the USA called All Star Fleet, aimed at providing asset management services for construction companies. Following this he returned to Stanford University to pursue a PhD in the area of Infrastructure Project Management. Ashwin's research interests are in the areas of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Infrastructure, the management and governance of large engineering projects and the use of digital technologies in construction. Ashwin's current research focuses on institutional strengthening and post-award governance of PPP projects in India. Ashwin is also a co-founder of Okapi Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd and serves as a Director on the Board.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • 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 centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, 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.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • 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 Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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