SCMHRD has 130 live projects

Students pursuing infrastructure management at the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development have made significant contributions to civic planning in Pune. In fact, they helped Pune make it to the second rank in the list for 100 future Indian smart cities.

In 2016, the institute teamed up with the PMC for projects that’ll run over the next five years. Currently, the students are working on around 130 active PMC projects along with consultants such as McKinsey & Company, KPIT etc.

In January of last year, after Pune’s bid for becoming a smart city was approved by the Centre, the Project Management Institute proposed a symposium on “Building Smart Cities with a Project Management Perspective”.

The event was attended by Pune municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar, chairperson of SIU Dr S B Majumdar, PMI Pune (Deccan Chapter) president Girish Kadam, SCMHRD director Dr Pratima Sheorey and over 100 industrialists. SCMHRD students presented the “Vision Document” for PMC. In addition, three-panel discussions were conducted on the following topics: customer-centric view of a smart city; eco-system perspective of the project and; project management perspective.

Students are now involved in certain key projects. The first was the citizen engagement and field survey on smart plan development in the DP Road area — the students were engaged in collecting responses.

Then, there’s the LNT pipeline project — students studied project plans and finances and attempted to understand the intricate anomalies that hindered and delayed the project’s execution.

The next one was a market survey for PMPML and citizen facilitation centres. For these projects, surveys were conducted for citizen opinion.

Finally, for the revenue department, students carried out daily revenue collection tracking on behalf of the project management office.

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