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Need for the Course

Bangalore the silicon valley of India, Fastest growing and Metropolitan city is a hub of developmental activities in Construction and Project Management domains. Due to huge infrastructural developments in the construction sector there is a tremendous opportunities for P.G with Construction Project Management.

Gopalan School of Architecture and Planning under Gopalan Foundation Established in 2014 is growing very empathetically. The first batch of B. Arch graduates (2014-2019) batch has secured 100% results with FCD and FC and the 2nd Batch of graduates will emerge in August 2020.

We have excellent infrastructure with a built-up area of BF + GF + 5 UF 14,000 Sq.mts. The Faculty comprises of highly experienced senior Professors with vast knowledge in Academics and Profession.

There is only one institution in south/east Bangalore offering M. Arch (CPM). Since the East Bangalore is a IT hub there is a tremendous need for M. Arch (CPM) with vast job opportunities. Hence we are commencing M. Arch (CPM) and we are sure that lot of employment will be available.

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Construction and Project Management in Gopalan School of Architecture and planning

The Construction industry of India is an important indicator of the development as it creates investment opportunities across various related sectors. In India Construction has accounted for around 40 per cent of the development investment during the past 50 years. Around 16 per cent of the nation's working population depends on construction for its livelihood. The Indian construction industry employs over 30 million people and creates assets worth over ₹ 200 billion.

Urban India, through various programmes, schemes and initiatives is trying to create Milestones in the construction Industry. Ultimately better construction management is required for optimizing resources and maximizing productivity and efficiency.

  1. The Construction industry in value terms is expected to record a CAGR of 15.7% to reach $ 738.5 bn by 2022.
  2. The industry contributes 55% share in the Steel industry, 15% in the Paint industry and 30% in the Glass industry.
  3. The Construction industry in India is expected to grow at 5.6% during 2016- 20, compared to 2.9% during 2011-15.
  4. The activities that registered the highest growth include export cargo (10%), highway construction/widening (9.8%), power generation (6.6%), import cargo (5.8%) and cargo at major ports (5.3%).
  5. The Indian construction industry is predicted to grow at an average rate of 6.4% between 2018 and 2023, according to GlobalData.
  6. Global Data reported that positive developments in economic conditions, improvement in investor confidence and investments in transport infrastructure, energy and housing projects helped the Indian construction industry grow 8.8% in 2018, up from 1.9% in 2017.
  7. If the Indian construction industry grew at the predicated rate of 6.4% a year between 2018 and 2023 it would have a value of approximately US$690 billion.
  8. Infrastructure projects have been a key part of the Indian government’s strategy for growth. In the 2018–2019 budget, the government increased its expenditure towards infrastructure development by 20.9% from INR4.9 trillion (US$75.9 billion) to INR6.0 trillion (US$89.2 billion).
  9. Residential construction is expected to remain the largest market over the forecast period, accounting for 30.1% of the industry’s total value in 2023.

The initiatives and Programmes in each sector which further contributes to the Construction Industry are as follows.

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Industries under Make In India Programme
  3. Residential Sector (Affordable Housing and Housing for All)
  4. Service Sector
  5. Urban Planning

  1. Railway stations/ lines: Indian Railways has embarked on a mega transformation journey to create world class railway stations. Proposal includes 25 railway stations re-development besides 3,500 km line addition with added facilities.
  2. Mega ports: 6 mega ports planned under Sagarmala Project. As part of Sagarmala Programme, more than 610 projects (Cost: Rs. 7.78 Lacs Cr.) have been identified for implementation, during 2015-2035, across the areas of port modernization & new port development, port connectivity enhancement, port-linked industrialization and coastal community development.
  3. Bharatmala Project: Bharatmala Pariyojana is a new umbrella program for the highways sector that focuses on optimizing efficiency of freight and passenger movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps through effective interventions like development of Economic Corridors, Inter Corridors and Feeder Routes, National Corridor Efficiency Improvement, Border and International connectivity roads, Coastal and Port connectivity roads and Green-field expressways.
  4. Industrial corridors: Government has approved the development of the five industrial corridor projects which will be implemented through National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT). Industrial corridors offer effective integration between industry and infrastructure, leading to overall economic and social development. The 5 industrial corridors are spread across India, with a strategic focus on inclusive development to boost industrialization and planned urbanization.
  5. Smart cities: 100 smart cities to be developed by 2020. It is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with the mission to develop 100 smart cities across the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable.

  6. Housing: In India, rapid urbanization has given rise to development challenges in the form of Urban congestion, Pressure on basic amenities like water and sanitation and most importantly, Severe housing shortages in cities, especially, in the low cost segment. In order to bridge this demand

    Supply gap, the Government of India has recently taken major initiatives to provide a boost to affordable housing in India. Karnataka Housing Board was established under Karnataka Housing Board Act 1962. The primary objective of KHB is ‘to make such schemes and to carry out such works as are necessary for the purpose of dealing with and satisfying the need of housing accommodation’.

    Through schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, (a mission launched in 2015, which intends to provide housing for all in urban areas by year 2022), Rajiv Awas Yojana (envisages a “Slum Free India" with inclusive and equitable cities in which every citizen has access to basic civic infrastructure, social amenities and decent shelter) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

  7. Increasing demand for commercial space: Construction of office spaces, hotels, retail, entertainment units. Annual absorption of office space in India crossed 42 mn sq ft in 2017. (https://www.investindia.gov.in/)

    Construction industry in Karnataka is an ever-growing and evergreen industry. Karnataka presents huge business opportunities for the construction industry, as the State is embarking on major infrastructure development projects in roads & flyovers, industrial infrastructure and power. Karnataka is the first state in India to promote as many as four minor airports in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. According to Karnataka Industrial Policy(2006 to 2011), a minimum of 5,000 acres of quality industrial infrastructure would be created during each year of the planned period. Such Industrial Areas will be developed in an integrated manner reserving up to 25% of the area for housing and other social infrastructure. (http://kscwcu.org/organisation.html)

    In India, based on the above references, the construction industry is setting higher and higher benchmarks and need more numbers of skilled and trained professional to carry out the work efficiently and within stipulated time. Completion of a construction project on time and within budget is one of the main focus and key objective of a construction manager/project manager. By measuring Success and Productivity of construction project at construction Industry level one can actually summarize the overall economic development, as it has a significant role in the Nations development.

    In Bangalore, only single institute is offering Construction and Project Management Course under VTU. Thus there is a dire need for the construction industry to get the skilled professional on the field. Thus here at Gopalan School of Architecture and Planning, we are offering a Post Graduate course in Construction and Project Management.

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