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ISB launches Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management

August 25, 2015:  The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Mohali and Hyderabad, announced the launch of the Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management (LIM) at an event in New Delhi today. The programme has been jointly designed by the School’s Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management and its Centre for Executive Education.
The thrust on infrastructure has created a huge demand for leaders to be an integral part in the building of a more efficient nation. Going forward, India will need leaders who can understand the multi-disciplinary challenges of the sector and drive the nation into the future.  The Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management has been designed to cater to this need.
Announcing the launch of the programme, Atul Punj, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, ISB emphasised the importance and relevance of the programme, “A major indicator of a country’s development is the quality of its infrastructure. With India primed for a big leap, there is huge demand for able professionals to lead the drive towards world-class infrastructure in India. The Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management will address critical areas of the changing economic conditions and prepare skilled leaders for the future of the sector.”
Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB echoed that the programme is apt for aspiring leaders in the industry and said, “The infrastructure sector faces huge challenges that need to be addressed at multiple levels – through visionary government policies, cross-sector collaborations, far-sighted investments, long-term planning and solid implementation. To address these challenges, we need strong leaders who can take the sector, and the country, to new heights. The Leadership programme in Infrastructure Development will create future leaders and visionaries in the sector consistent with the School’s vision of grooming future leaders for India and the world.”
Who is the programme designed for?
  • Middle management professionals  who work  in  development, construction, estate management or project management companies
  • First or second generation entrepreneurs in the sector looking at growing their businesses
  • Management consultants looking for an in-depth understanding of the infrastructure industry
  • Lawyers, bankers or insurance professionals working with or for infrastructure projects and transactions, and looking for an in-depth understanding of the infrastructure industry
Sharing his views on this first of its kind programme, Pradeep Singh, CEO, Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean, ISB,  said,  “Through an integrated combination of research, education and impact, the Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management strives to be a transformative force for the infrastructure sector in India. The Institute has worked together with the Centre for Executive Education at ISB to put together a research-based education programme aimed at the infrastructure sector. This will be a hybrid programme based on in-class as well as technology-assisted learning and will be the first-of-its-kind in the industry. The programme will teach management principles in the context of the infrastructure sector - enabling managers in the sector to run their operations more professionally and efficiently and thus become capable leaders to lead the sector to new heights and global standards. “  
Explaining the highlights of the course, O P Agarwal, Executive Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, ISB, said, “The Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management has been designed to create infrastructure leaders who meet the future needs of the nation. Its pedagogy takes into account the learning preferences of mid-career professionals, by combining internet-mediated learning with residential sessions and blending theory with case discussion and hands- on learning opportunities.
Programme Highlights:
The LIM is a rigorous and challenging 12 month part-time programme that covers key areas such as Infrastructure Economics, Infrastructure Finance, Strategic Thinking, Legal & Environmental Issues, Contract Management, Stakeholder Management and Leadership.
Academic and Industry Support: The LIM has been designed with inputs and feedback from leading academicians and industry experts to ensure a combination of academic rigour and immediate industry relevance and applicability. Eminent industry leaders from Punj Lloyd, L&T and IL&FS are part of the programme’s advisory committee. 
Hybrid Model: The LIM will be offered in a blended format comprising in-class sessions as well as technology-assisted learning and will be the first-of-its-kind programme for the infrastructure sector.  The pedagogy will involve the integration of faculty lectures with case study discussions, simulations, group activities and other interactive sessions.
Faculty: The programme will be taught by a combination of globally renowned faculty from the ISB and other premier educational and capacity-building institutions from across the world.
Live Projects: Participants will have the opportunity to practice their management theories in real-life scenarios through live projects, both from their own organisations and from other organisations. Participants will do these projects under the guidance of faculty mentors from the ISB.