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SIU students to be trained in project management

Sakaal Times | Jul 21, 2014

Pune: Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Project Management Institute's Pune-Deccan India Chapter (PMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a students' chapter on Saturday.

The chapter aims at project management, skill development and interaction with industry experts. The MoU was signed at the Symbiosis campus in Hinjewadi.

According to Symbiosis, PMI being an association for projects, programme and portfolio management professions, their professionals will deliver lectures.

Focusing on the need for project management, Raj Kalady, Managing Director of PMI India, said, "According to the government data, due to lack of skilled project managers at various levels, projects costing around Rs 6,50,000 crore are delayed. There is a need for 2 lakh project managers every year in Indian industries. Considering these aspects, students who want to pursue this have good opportunities in the future."

According to PMI India, there will be an endowment programme for students who pass out of college and want to pursue project management as the subject of choice. The MoU also aims at faculty development. "As per the MoU, there will be faculty development programme and behavioral programme, which will increase the skills of the faculty to train more students regarding project management. This collaboration will provide much more interaction with the industry," said Girish Kadam, President of PMI's Pune Deccan India Chapter.

Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis Society said, "In today's dynamic world, it is of utmost importance that our students are prepared to tackle the constant changes in business environment. We believe this programme will groom our students to face professional challenges."

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