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13 January 2014
The students were from different courses including construction management, property management and urban management and they were accompanied on their visit by Dr. Hemanto Doloi, Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne.
The objective of the program was to give the international students a real-time practical experience in their respective fields and an opportunity to witness how the concept of construction is utilized in the practical environment, thereby enhancing knowledge of studies in building cultures in different markets.
Prof. K.T. Ravindran, Dean Emeritus and Dr. Anil Sawhney, Director, School of Construction anchored the program with an introduction to the School and their vision of India’s future in the construction market.
Whilst Nimish Gupta, Adjuct Professor talked about the construction industry in India, Anil Kashyap shared some thought provoking real estate and infrastructure investment and financing plans in the Indian context. The following days witnessed a series of lectures from Vinod Nakra, Dr. Deepak Bajaj, Dr. Vanita Ahuja, Keith McKinnell – our distinguished panel of faculty.
The four day program comprised of presentations on the following subjects
Financing real estate products in India
Built environment of the National Capital Region
Construction industry in India
Real estate and infrastructure investment and financing in India
Project management education in India
Status of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in India
Construction of DIAL Project
To lend the students a practical exposure to their learnings, site visits to Unitech Golf and Country Club and UNITECH, Gurgaon were also arranged.
For sightseeing, the students were taken to Baháí House of Worship, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Great India Place Mall.