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Are you pursuing engineering, either civil or mechanical and want to make a career in the construction industry? Or are you an architecture student wishing to venture in the infrastructure line? Samvit School of Infrastructure Business has a unique post-graduate diploma specially designed to impart industry-oriented knowledge to students and make them ready for a managerial job. Here are 4 reasons why we could help you build a better career.

1. Syllabus is tailored to suit the industry demands:

India's construction sector is the second largest employer in the country after agriculture. Construction is the largest contributor in the infrastructure development of the nation. Therefore, this industry also demands some specific management skill-sets. Our syllabus is designed with the help of industry experts and is a perfect balance of technical and managerial knowledge. We also groom our students during the course to help them become smart managers.

2. Learning through field trips and getting industry exposure:

The course curriculum at Samvit is industry specific. Along with classroom lectures, we have study tours to construction companies and guest lectures by management heads from reputed construction companies like Larsen & Toubro, etc. Students are also required to undergo minimum 60 days internships in Construction/Infrastructure companies after completing their 2nd semester. This exposure helps the student develop and grow as a potential candidate suitable for construction management.

3. Jobs after PGPIB:

You have a promising career waiting for you after completing the PGPIB course. Our institute is recognised by companies like L&T, V-Trans India, Kumar Urban Development, ThyssenKrupp and more. These companies scout for talent from our institute every year. We have a 100% placement record for all our batches with an average pay package of 3-4 lakhs p.a.
The campus and the infrastructure at one's college, plays an important role in how one's learning experience turns out to be. At SAMVIT School of Infrastructure Business, we understand this and therefore strive hard to provide our students with the best facilities.

SAMVIT is housed in an independent 40, 000sq.ft campus with 4 floors. SAMVIT has spacious classrooms, and is technology enabled with modern teaching aids and a high tech, fully equipped air-conditioned IT lab. The premises consists of modern classrooms, a conference room, Computer lab, Library, Executive Education Wing, Faculty rooms, Examination Dept & Admin Dept. The Computer lab is well-equipped with latest hardware equipment & software. SAMVIT's campus provides their students with all those facilities that an engineer would need to become a successful manager in a construction company.

Meet our Founder

SAMVIT School of Infrastructure Business (SAMVIT) has been conceptualised and established by Dr. Arun Mudbidri, Former Director of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM). He holds a Doctorate in Management Science, Graduate Degree in Law and Masters in Human Resource. As Director of SIBM, Pune, he executed his master stroke, propelling the B-School into the top league.

During his tenure as Director SIBM Pune, SIBM Pune was ranked No 4 consecutively for 4 years beginning from 2006 to 2009 as per AC Nielson Survey conducted by Business Today/India Today. An admired mentor and an able administrator, he brings with him 33 years of rich experience of working in internationally renowned educational group i.e. Symbiosis Pune.

Meet the Faculty

SAMVIT's faculty is a unique team specialising in various areas of management expertise required especially to manage a construction company. Right from teaching finance, HR, marketing, project management to helping you apply it to infrastructure projects, our faculty can hone the best skills in you to give you a promising career in the future. Not just that, but they'll help recognise the potential in you and mentor you to choose the best career path until you venture in to taking up your first job.
Are you a last year civil engineering student ready to complete your graduation and embark on your dream career? Well, taking a job immediately might not be the smartest way to achieve the career of your dreams. Why be an average engineer after your degree, when only two more years of grooming could launch you in a managerial career?

Samvit School of Infrastructure's PGPIB course is a post-graduate Programme structured in a way to help engineers achieve management knowledge required to meet the needs of a construction company. Your engineering graduation becomes a good base for technical knowledge by two year dynamic full time programme which will make you an expert in Construction Management in the business functions of Project Management , Project Finance, Human Resource & Business Development. PGPIB is a well-rounded course with an exposure to a global platform. Students get valuable experience in international business practices.

It is not the qualification but your competence which will help you to secure job and also to build your career. SAMVIT's aim is not only to impart relevant knowledge but also to build your competence through centre of excellence for self esteem as well as enhancing IT & communication skills. SAMVIT will also give you an opportunity to start your international career in UAE in view of large number of engineers required for Dubai Expo 2020.

What's more, there's a bright chance that you'll be picked up by one of our construction company partners to work with them after completing the course. Few of our partner companies include Larsen & Toubro, ThyssenKrupp Industries, City Corporation, Amanora Park Town and Shapoorji Pallonji. On an average, a student of our course is likely to earn 3-4 lakhs p.a. upon graduation. We also have a record of 100 % placement.

Along with excellent placement opportunities, our course has various other benefits like internships, field trips to relevant companies, industry specific seminars by guest lecturers to offer.
Becoming an engineer makes you feel proud, don't you? And you should, you've worked extremely hard for more than four years to become one. So obviously, after dedicating your life to engineering you do expect a job that pays you well and gives you a lot of work satisfaction, don't you? Well, achieving this isn't easy enough not even after these long years of hard work. You need to be a little more patient and take the right steps before you join the corporate world.

To work or to study?

To begin working or to pursue further studies is a question, ambitious engineers often ask themselves. When you want to start living independently at one side, the other side wants you to study more and it isn't easy to make a choice. So how do you choose? It's simple. You compare the consequences of choosing either of the two and choose that option that'll help you achieve your goal with lesser obstacles. Is your goal to achieve a managerial job? Well, then it is easy. Choosing the right post-graduate diploma course that aids you to become a manager in the construction industry works more in your favour than taking up a job immediately.

How would post-graduation empower an engineer to get a good job?

If you jump into taking up a job right after graduation, you might get one but you might not enjoy it as much as it is bound to be an on-site supervision job unlike the managerial one you were dreaming of.

Plus, there are high chances of your job being underpaid. The career growth is slightly uncertain and it'll take you years to climb up the ladder and reach the position, social status and financial stability you have always aimed for.

On the other hand, investing two more years in the right kind of a post graduate diploma course will ensure that you are well-groomed and are placed at that position in a company that you really deserve.

The pay package would match your expectations. You would lead a comfortable life along with pursuing a glorious career. So, make the right choice when you have the time and you will be empowered to get a job you'll truly enjoy as an engineer.

The industry demands:

The ASSOCHAM survey done in 2013 said that 10 lakh project management professionals are required annually in the infrastructure / construction industry. To find the people of that calibre is often difficult. Freshers may have the talent but might not be well-trained to deliver the expectations of the job. This proves that there is ample opportunity in the market awaiting you.

All you need to do is pick the right educational programme, be dedicated and your desired job will come walking to you i.e. you'll get placed in one of the best companies like Larsen and Toubro.

Sounds exciting? Hop on to http://www.samvitinfra.edu.in/pgdib/pgdib.php for more information.
Management is a skill that you are either born with or something you can develop. And even if you are born with leadership qualities, going for professional training always helps you to get better at management. To understand what you need to be a successful manager especially in the construction industry, we have listed down four major areas. Improving yourself in these areas will bring you at par with the industry needs.

Good communication and presentation skills

A manager often needs to interact with team members across functions. A manager needs to co-ordinate with various teams, delegate work and take responsibility of every job done in order to make the project a successful one. To do so, having good interpersonal skills, being able to communicate clearly and to be able to present ideas, reports or arguments well, becomes essential.

Having technical knowledge is a must

If you are a civil engineer or a mechanical engineer or even an architect wanting to pursue construction management as a career, what works in your favor is that you are technically qualified. This gives you an edge over other MBAs as you have far more in-depth understanding of the nature of the projects that anyone else. You can make use of this knowledge to enhance the productivity of the project you are handling. However, every person with sound technical knowledge cannot be a good manager unless he hones himself to be one.

Believe in sharing knowledge

A project manager's role is to build a team that yields good results. To do so, it is important that the leader shares all the knowledge he / she can with his / her team mates and helps them grow. The attitude of a manager needs to be positive, encompassing, empathetic and free. It's the manager's duty to encourage a free culture where ideas are shared and to use his / her expertise to pick the best ones. So, if you are aiming to become a successful manager you need to ensure that you are friendly and have a wide perspective.

A good project manager is a problem solver and a solution provider

A project manager needs to be proactive. He / She also needs to be able to take decisions quickly. During a project's lifecycle, the team may come across many hurdles and problems where immediate action is expected to sustain the project. What works best is when an efficient manager is heading the team, fine tuning the strategy every now and then and making the team work towards the expected results. A good manager clearly is a solution provider. Think your passion lies in pursuing construction management? You might want to check this out: http://www.samvitinfra.edu.in/pgpib
Completed your graduation studies in civil engineering? Now what? Planning to join your father's construction business or aiming to take up a managerial job with a reputed construction company? Hold on, you are nearly ready to follow your heart but you need to give your skills and knowledge the last finishing touch.

To work or to study?

To begin working or to pursue further studies is a question, ambitious engineers often ask themselves. When you want to start living independently at one side, the other side wants you to study more and it isn't easy to make a choice. So how do you choose? It's simple. You compare the consequences of choosing either of the two and choose that option that'll help you achieve your goal with lesser obstacles. Is your goal to achieve a managerial job? Well, then it is easy. Choosing the right post-graduate diploma course that aids you to become a manager in the construction industry works more in your favour than taking up a job immediately.

You need to understand that success in the construction industry can't be established just by your mastery in civil engineering. Only having sound technical knowledge helps up to a certain point, that is till you reach senior-mid position in a company but if you want to scale up beyond that you need to display certain skill sets that go beyond technical knowledge.

Winning new projects, expanding reach, adding new lines of construction, competing abroad, handling authorities, banks, customers, managing costs, generating profits – these are business facets not learned at graduate level. Lack of competence in these facets limits a civil engineer's opportunities of becoming an efficient business executive.

How would post-graduation empower an engineer to get a good job?

If you jump into taking up a job right after graduation, you might get one but you might not enjoy it as much as it is bound to be an on-site supervision job unlike the managerial one you were dreaming of.

Preparing yourself for the journey of a business executive in the construction industry is a step-by-step process. It is like adding skill sets and expanding your scope. Beginning with improving personal business skills to acquiring knowledge about site construction and supervision followed by taking the lead of managing construction projects followed by construction business management is the secret to achieving your dream career.

The above Venn diagram shows how a person can keep building his competence and expanding his / her own scope. Doing this often needs professional help. A generic MBA course does not necessarily fulfil the educational needs of a civil engineer aiming to become a business executive. You need to study management that specifically works in alignment with the infrastructure and construction industry.

Samvit School of Infrastructure has a two year, full time post-graduate programme called PGPIB – Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Business. This course is structured in a way to provide a student with management education ranging across various domains like finance, HR, marketing, business development, etc. customised to fulfil the demands of the construction and infrastructure industry. This course is aimed at a holistic growth of a student, a civil engineer, and strives to maintain a balance between his technical and managerial knowledge. The industrial partners of Samvit are Larsen & Toubro, Thyssen Kruppen, City Corporation, Shapoorji Palanji and many leading companies in the construction sector. So what are you waiting for? Come visit us at our Shivajinagar, Pune branch and we'll help you secure your future.
Dr. Arun Mudbidri – Founder & Principal Director, Samvit, speaks about his vision of the construction management industry

Meet Dr. Arun Mudbidri, the mastermind behind Samvit School of Infrastructure Business, a unique Construction B-school that specifically trains civil engineers and architects to pursue a secure career in construction management. The Founder & Principal Director, Dr. Mudbidri, Former Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune has behind him, 33 years of experience in academia. Dr. Mudbidri is admired as a mentor and an able administrator along with having a vision for the young minds of India.

So when he was asked what his idea was behind starting a management school for the construction industry, he said

 'Construction industry is the largest employment generating sector in India. According to the study and research, by 2025 India will be the third largest construction market in the world.'He also added with a lot of conviction that, 'With Modi's government coming in, a lot of priority will be given to construction and infrastructure, which means there will be huge opportunities for civil engineers in management specific domain.'

'According to ASSOCHAM, there are ten lakh project management professionals required annually in India which indicates the scope and strength of the construction industry very clearly. Samvit's goal is to hone students who've studied engineering to become great managers and also to ensure that they are hired by the best of construction companies. We want to be the strong and smooth bridge between a promising student and a good career opportunity defined by industry needs,' he continued.

When Dr. Mudbidri was asked how he sees the future of students passing from Samvit and what will be the nature of their jobs he says, 'I want these budding minds to get more than just a site supervisor job. They have the potential to do much more than just that, like become good business leaders who would lead finance, HR, marketing, etc. and other functions, backed by sound technical knowledge. Apart from technical skills, civil engineers today require niche management skills and at Samvit we strive to provide the same. For any business project to be successful one requires a wider vision than just technical competence; technical innovation is just a part of this wide vision. Our aim is to create good, solid managerial talent for the construction industry by grooming civil / mechanical engineering and architecture students.'

Dr. Mudbidri is a visionary enthralled to see young civil engineers soaring newer heights. But engineers, are you keen enough? Do you have a dream of bagging a managerial job instead of being a mere site supervisor? If yes, just take Dr. Mudbidri's advice seriously. Like he says, 'Life is too short for wrong jobs. If you really want to be happy and satisfied in life, build yourself first!'

  • Yes, an architect can pursue construction management and an architect can be extremely good at it provided that he / she is trained in the right manner. Being a construction manager requires a balance of technical knowledge, understanding of infrastructure design and management knowledge in the domains of finance, marketing, HR, project management, etc. While architecture graduates already possess a good understanding of technical and design, management is something they can learn.

 Role of an architect in Construction Management 

An architect's role is to take care of the aesthetics of a construction design in alignment with the engineered design. So an architect has an in-depth understanding of both. As a project construction manager, he / she can take care of supervising the project and execution, planning budgets, supervision and being in charge of the quality aspects. An architect is better able to undertake this responsibility since it is the architect who has a better understanding of the project design as he is the master mind behind it.

Scope for an Architect in the business of Construction Management

Adding construction management knowledge to an architect's portfolio can give him / her an additional edge to work as a Techno-Commercial Business Management expert and to become a more contributing and competent project manager. It also completes the circle for the architect as he / she is not just confined to design and conceptual aspects of the project but gets to nurture and help nourish a construction project from end to end

Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Business will enhance and hone talent amongst architects

Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Business is a unique course specially designed for architects, civil engineers and mechanical engineers who want to have a managerial career especially in the construction industry. It enables students to retain their technical knowledge as well as apply it in the right places as they get ready to step into the construction management industry.
  • It was your father's dream to see you graduate as an engineer and you've achieved his dream. You've made him proud; you're either a civil engineer or a mechanical engineer. But now it's time to realize your own calling and pursue it. Should you take up the site supervisor job that has been offered to you or should invest a year or two more in a post graduate programme that will give you an edge of over others? It is hard to choose but not as hard if you know what you want to be five years down the line. Our experts highlight the consequences of taking up a site supervisor job rather than honing yourself to become a construction manager.
Lack of academic qualification demands many years of experience to move up the hierarchy Site supervising is an entry-level job for engineers and focuses on one aspect of the construction management. It requires nothing more than a basic technical understanding unlike when you are a construction manager when you need to understand business strategy along with having sound technical knowledge. A construction manager needs to manage all aspects of the business. To attain this competence you either have to study construction management or tread slowly, learning on job. The first one is the most convenient option as it usually takes fifteen years for a site supervisor to be promoted to become a manager.

Site supervision is not a high paying job

The nature of the job of a site supervisor is pretty mundane. It's hundred percent outdoors, on-site job unlike a construction manager's job, which is more likely to be working from a full-fledged office. The contribution of a supervisor engineer is much lower than that of that of a construction manager engineer. Therefore, there's a considerable difference in the amount a construction manager is paid and that of a site supervisor's salary. Construction managers are extremely well-paid.

Site supervisors do not enjoy a very high social status Social status is directly proportional to your financial status and the kind of work you do. Naturally the social status of a site supervisor is much lower to that of a construction manager. And a site supervisor takes a long time to earn that kind of a status unlike for an engineer who begins his career as a junior construction manager.

Site supervision is monotonous Site supervision as a job is very monotonous and tiring while on the other hand Construction Management calls for perks like an AC office and a good job profile like strategizing and managing a team. Management brings more exciting opportunities to showcase your talent than site supervision.

Knowing this, you're probably now ready to take the right move towards building your career. Enroll for an academic programme like a Post Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Business by Samvit that'll become your swift shortcut to landing a managerial job than toiling for fifteen years as a site supervisor and give your career the wings it deserves.
Meet Arjun (name changed), 24 years old and the new 'Post Graduate Trainee Engineer' of a renowned, Pune based MNC construction company. Standing on the threshold of his successful career, Arjun is not just an engineer who's employed into management by chance but a person showcasing a balanced knowledge about the technical and managerial aspects of construction. He's just the right combination of talent that his boss was looking for!

Lack of academic qualification demands many years of experience to move up the hierarchy Site supervising is an entry-level job for engineers and focuses on one aspect of the construction management. It requires nothing more than a basic technical understanding unlike when you are a construction manager when you need to understand business strategy along with having sound technical knowledge. A construction manager needs to manage all aspects of the business. To attain this competence you either have to study construction management or tread slowly, learning on job. The first one is the most convenient option as it usually takes fifteen years for a site supervisor to be promoted to become a manager.

Doesn't Arjun's progress sound ideal and perfect? Well, we're glad that we played an important role in his achievement. Arjun was always a bright student. Through our Post Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Business, we ensured he got an overview of how a construction company functions and how he could contribute to a project. Our syllabus is in depth and in alignment with the technical knowledge the students already have. For e.g. Project Management was Arjun's favourite subject.

After Arjun passed out and landed a job, he sent us a gratifying letter. Here's what he had to say – 'From being a normal civil engineer, I got transformed into a knowledgeable and business oriented individual at Samvit. This helps me understand my role better in the organization I work for. For a construction project to be successful in terms of quality and optimum time required, construction management is the essential thing. PGDIB gave me all the necessary skills and help build my competencies in the areas of planning, contract management, quality control, risks, supply chain management, business development. From a student I have been transformed into a mature civil engineering professional having construction management knowledge and skills. PGDIB gave me much better salary, much better job profile than a normal civil engineer only equipped with technical knowledge. I thank Samvit and my professors wholeheartedly!'

Every time we read his letter we know that we're achieving our dream of giving back the country able professionals who'll contribute to the development of the country like never before. All the best Arjun, we wish you fly high!

The first thing that you think of before enrolling for an educational course is how good are the teaching methods at that particular institute? Will the industry experts teach you and will you get the much needed exposure to the industry? Several questions crop up in your mind.

To help you to make a better choice we present to you a detailed overview of how teaching proceeds at Samvit School of Infrastructure Business. Samvit polishes fresh civil engineers to make them ready for the industry to work as a management professional. To do so, we understand that first-hand knowledge from the industry is an essential and thus that forms the core of our teaching methods.

Joint Curriculum Pattern

The entire curriculum of the PGPIB course is industry specific and has been designed through central co-ordination and consultation which involves industry experts and experts from the fields of academics. The subject matter has also been thoroughly validated by them.

Theory – Practical and Case study Methods

We believe in learning that has interaction. Hence, we give various assignments to the students based on the theory taught. Every Semester subject is taught from the construction industry's perspective to make the students connect to the subject more confidently. The assignments involve field research and a case study presentation of the same. Not only do students learn presentation skills but there's a healthy exchange of knowledge and information. Every Saturday is kept reserved for site visits, lab visits under faculty supervision, guest lectures, etc. which will be delivered by construction experts. This will make learning more practical and lively.

Minimum 60-day Internship

All PGPIB students are sent for minimum 60-day Internship in the industry this is the students' first encounter with their future professional life. Internships as a part of the curriculum help them gain practical knowledge and build contacts.

IT Lab

Samvit has a huge IT Lab for students, honing them further to imbibe the basics of management. Apart from the exposure to advanced tools, students are also taught the basics of computers which are used daily in a professional scenario.

Communication and Personality Building Module

Along with sound technical and managerial knowledge, self-confidence, smartness and good communication skills are extremely important for a person aspiring to get a managerial job in the construction industry. At Samvit, we make sure that a person receives training on personality building as well.

Samvit School of Infrastructure Management aims to provide students with knowledge and practical exposure that will help them develop themselves holistically. We maintain a balance between theoretical learning and on-ground exposure. Don't you think this will help you in a full-fledged manner in your professional life?
'Dubai Expo 2020: Expecting Dh25 billion in total investment in infrastructure-related projects with nearly 277,000 new jobs being created' - screams the headline of a daily and feeds our happy feeling that indeed, achche din aaye hai for Civil Engineers.

After the Indian infrastructure boost by the Modi Government, this opportunity from Dubai is as if the heavens have opened up and it's raining opportunities for Civil Engineers. If you visit Dubai, you will see the whole country talking just about the World Expo 2020 and the spectacular mega projects planned for the same. Knowing Dubai with its iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab, we can only expect better.

What is the World Expo 2020 in Dubai about? 

This is the place where the construction industry will take centre stage. It is an infrastructure extravaganza on the world stage to share innovations, ideas and provide solutions to issues of the global economy, sustainable development and improved quality of life for the world's population. Nearly 250 nations will be vying with each other to showcase their genius across pavilions, exhibitions, cultural events and other relevant infrastructure over 400 acres for the expo.

In other words, a superlative opportunity for civil and mechanical engineers. 

It is not every day that one gets to work on an expo of mammoth proportions. It is not every day that there is a huge demand for a dedicated task force of highly trained, well qualified personnel, across functions in the infrastructure/construction sector in Dubai.

The scenario is that Dubai developers have already commenced work on mega projects and are set to complete their developments much before 2020. The aim is to deliver their iconic projects (tourist attractions) ahead of Expo 2020, which will run from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 and aims to draw more than 25 million visitors to the country. In fact, the Dubai government's master plan has a target date for completion of all major construction activities on site by October 2019, allowing for a full year of readiness testing across networks, systems and technologies.

As billions of dirham worth of construction contracts are awarded, the demand for civil engineers seems to be going through Dubai's roof.

A must-read story for Civil Engineers.

Civil Engineers have never had it so good. With the Modi Government's promise of Achche Din Ayenge, the days for you, dear Civil Engineers are definitely going to be 'achche'. Right now, you are probably experiencing a mixed feeling of great relief and happiness, now that you are a Graduate Engineer. You are probably waiting for that day – your big day with visions about a nice job with a good pay and a good role. You are also probably praying to God to make it happen – wearing that lucky shirt of yours or lucky something to ensure that you get a big break in your campus interviews.

Prayers do help. But just praying, never helps.

And that's what Rahul realized when he prayed and prayed and prayed some more to God for a lottery win.

Rahul, who was in financial difficulty, walked into a Ganpati temple and started to pray. ''Listen God,'' Rahul said. ''I know I haven't been perfect but I really need to win the lottery. I don't have a lot of money. Please help me out.'' He left the temple, a week went by, and he hadn't won the lottery, so he walked into a synagogue. ''Come on, God,'' he said. ''I really need this money. My mom needs medical help and I have bills to pay. Please let me win the lottery.'' He left the synagogue, a week went by, and he didn't win the lottery. So, he went to a church and started to pray again. ''You're starting to disappoint me, God,'' he said. ''I've prayed and prayed. If you just let me win the lottery, I'll be a better person. I don't have to win the jackpot, just enough to get me out of debt. I'll give some to charity, even. Just let me win the lottery.'' Rahul thought this did it, so he got up and walked outside.

The clouds opened up and a booming voice said, ''Rahul, for God's sake, buy a lottery ticket.'

Rahul was praying without buying a lottery ticket. Not even God could help him in such a situation. Each one of us thinks that God is our savior and that He will set everything straight – our admissions, our exams, our marks, our frustrations, our future and our life.

We don't realize that God can give us strength, but first, it is we who need to ACT.

Sitting there waiting for results is like waiting for the skies to open up and God gifting you with that dream job – in other words, not possible. Instead, why not just get up and start looking out for good PG options; there are MBAs in Infrastructure too, if you hadn't heard about it.

With a managerial degree in your field, you would earn far more and get a far better job in a far better company than what you would get with just an engineering degree.

Civil Engineers, the days of praying and waiting are over. Most good Infrastructure - MBA colleges will close their admissions in 21 days from now.

You should ACT and NOW!

Graduate civil engineers, you have a lot to live up to. Expectations from your parents, family, siblings, cousins, peers, teachers, society, and even your own.

When you got in for engineering, four years back, you probably thought, that you had arrived, that 'ab sab ho gaya', that the future is rosy. But life has a way of getting tougher. Engineering is not enough and one needs to study further if it's a bright future you are aiming for.

Tons of advice is probably flowing in from your family and friends on what you should do, which has left you completely confused. On the one hand, you want to do an M.Tech or an ME and on the other, your father wants you to do a management programme. You have argued with him that you don't want to waste your engineering education and 'seat' and want to pursue a Masters in Engineering itself, but in your mind, you are quite excited about MBA. Confusion. Confusion.

Worry not. If you are caught between an M.Tech /ME and an MBA, you can choose both – seriously! There is a best of both worlds - A managerial degree in infrastructure business.

As a matter of fact, a Civil Engineer with a managerial degree in infrastructure (which is your own domain) is seen as an asset by top corporates like L & T. This additional degree also works very well for you because you begin your career at a higher level than you would have, had you been just another engineer. The role you will play when you get the managerial degree is of a project manager and the salary you will earn will be higher than a graduate engineer's salary.

With the Modi Government at the Centre, you are easily sitting on a goldmine of opportunities in infrastructure. It won't be long before India will start looking like any other foreign country, given the super-plan for development by Modi Sarkar.

Everything is working just right for Civil Engineers – the Government, the economy and public sentiment. If you are still not sure what you want to study next, frankly, you are on your way to a career suicide.

Sab kuch chal pada hai – desh, economy, bullet train, sab kuch. Your chalta hai attitude ab nahi chalega. Because, ab ki baar, you have just 15 days left to book your seat for a managerial degree in infrastructure.

It's up to you – do you want to remain a Site Engineer forever or do you want to move up the elevator to become a Project Manager?

For details on how you can become a successful Engineer-Manager, read up on http://www.samvitinfra.edu.in/pgdib
Soumitra Banerjee was wondering what he should now, now that his results for Civil Engineering were out. He had cleared with good marks, in fact, very good marks, but he was pondering over something else. Should he get into a job/do his ME/M.Tech or pursue a management degree like his friend Sanjay had decided?

His parents, cousins and friends were all over the place putting him into a tizzy with advice that was pulling him in different directions.

Amid all the chaos, the TV was blaring with his Dad glued to the box, all ears on Mr. FM's new budget.

Soumitra was listening too and when he heard the word infrastructure, he focused. The SuperBudget as they were calling it was super for infrastructure, they were saying.

Hmm, he better listen, Soumitra thought. And what he learnt next looked nothing short of wow. Modi Sarkar had lived up to its promise of 'Achche Din Ayenge' even for Civil Engineers.

The budget promised a huge investment in infrastructure, if you saw the highlights.
  • India would spend Rs. 7,060 crore on 100 smart cities
  • Banks to be encouraged to extend long term loans to Infrastructure sector
  • Rs 37,850 crore allocated for road building plan via NHAI
  • To award 16 new port projects. Allocating Rs. 11,635 crore to develop existing ports and harbours.
  • Target of NH construction of 8500 km in current financial year
  • Rs. 200 crore for power reforms and Rs. 500 crore for water reforms to make Delhi, a truly world class city.
  • Will provide the necessary tax changes to introduce real estate investment trusts and infrastructure investment trusts
  • Proposes 40 billion rupees for affordable housing through national housing bank and extends tax incentives for housing loans
  • Proposes 80 billion rupees for rural housing scheme
  • 10 year tax holiday extended to the undertakings which begin generation, distribution and transmission of power by 31.03.2017.
  • Plan to establish 7 industrial cities in India
  • Announces new airports to be developed through PPP mode
  • "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" to cover every household with sanitation facility by the year 2019.
  • Development of industrial corridors with emphasis on smart cities linked to transport connectivity
  • A sum of Rs. 100 crore will be allocated for metro projects in Lucknow and Ahmedabad
Soumitra now stood up. This is something; India is happening, he thought. With so many new projects, his engineering degree would need an additional project management qualification.

He better do that Infrastructure management programme his friend Sanjay had suggested, he decided and buzzed Sanjay immediately.

If you can read what Soumitra read into the budget, then the next thing you would do is check out this page
A lot has been said about how difficult it is to become an efficient and a successful manager. A lot of students with a good amount of factual knowledge about a particular industry falter and question themselves when they turn to their 'Become a Manager' dream. Why is this so?

The very nature of a manager's job and position is an intimidating one. That's why most people end up believing you need to be extraordinarily intellectual to achieve the same position. Sure, you need to be intelligent but moreover, you need to be smart, you need to have presentation skills and you need to have good interpersonal skills i.e. you should be able to manage a team and help them grow.

Small qualities like these paired up with sound knowledge is what makes a successful manager a successful one.

Who can be a Manager?

Only a person desiring to be a manager can be a manager. A person who's timid, shy and doesn't like interacting with people will not just not-make-it to that line of hierarchy but will also get fearful of his own role and the team unless of course, the person hones himself in certain areas.

A person who has the ability to understand people, help them grow as he grows and has a long term vision along with a passion to achieve it can be a good manager.

Roles of a Manager

A manager has 3 basic roles to follow and those are
  • Motivate his / her team to work towards a certain goal
  • Get work done in a prescribed time and encourage team spirit
  • Encourage and deliver quality work on behalf of the team

How interpersonal skills help a manager achieve his goals and contribute to his company to achieve its target

When a person is approachable, friendly and empathetic he automatically becomes an ideal leader to manage a team. He becomes the key driver behind the team's motivation and his technical knowledge can help him judge the quality of the product delivered. A manager is then in charge of the internal conflicts that need to be managed tactically and also holds the responsibility of projecting his team as an efficient one in front of higher authorities. Basically, a manager has to step into the shoes of a leader, a mother in a corporate set up to fulfill the above rules. Only an impressive personality, good communication skills and an ability to understand various people can help you become one, a successful manager.

At Samvit School of Infrastructure Business, we train engineers to become good managers. In our Post Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Business (PGDIB), a large part is dedicated to teaching you improvise your personality, speaking skills and honing interpersonal skills. To know more, visits: http://www.samvitinfra.edu.in/pgpib
Samvit's PGPIB programme is a unique one. The course curriculum is so very well-thought out and it makes me believe I'll have a wonderful career.

We were immensely pleased to see our student as excited about our course curriculum as much as we are. Our sole purpose is to instil everything in these bright minds that they would need to build a successful managerial career in the construction industry in this highly competitive world.

As a civil engineer or a parent of a civil engineer, are you wondering how PGPIB will benefit you / your child to shape his future? Well, along with our expert faculty members and infrastructure made available to the students to obtain as much knowledge as possible we have a few added advantages that make this course a wholesome and a unique one.

Listed below are few highlights of the course that any civil engineer wishing to embark on a managerial career would not choose to miss.

Internship and site visits with L&T

Reputed construction groups like L&T have partnered with us to offer our student internships. They approve of our course curriculum and find it relevant to industry needs. In addition to L&T, the institute is actively involved with many top companies including big developers and project companies like Tata Housing, Shapoorji Pallonji, ThyssenKrupp and developers like Kumar Builders, etc. who are keen to offer internships to students of SAMVIT.

Job placement

The PGDIB course curriculum has been approved with many important companies in the construction industry and our previous placement record has been extremely good. With our ex-students being placed in L&T, V-Trans India, BOSCH Ltd., Kumar Urban Development Ltd. and ThyssenKrupp, we can assure you that we will assist you to get a satisfying job at the end of your two year post graduate programme. This assumption is on the basis of the confidence we have in our methodology. We are confident of building your capability and skills required for the job over a period of two years.

Post-course mentorship

We don't let go of our students very easily, we care for them far too much. Thus, even when you are placed after the last semester we carry out a six month mentorship programme as you work on your first projects. This acts like an emotional support to you as you take your first step into the glorious career you're destined to build.

Do you think PGPIB is for you? Why don't you call our Prof. Sangeeta Dokey on +91 9850986650 for immediate details.

Note: Admission for PGDIB for the academic year 2014-16 close on 20th August 2014

Samvit is one of the biggest choices I've ever made in my life' – Jaina Patel, PGDIB 2014 Student

To,
Dr. Arun Mudbidri,
Founder & Principal Director,
Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Subject: Thank you for the wonderful course PGDIB and an even more wonderful institute Samvit

Respected Sir,
I am writing this letter to you because I'm extremely happy with choosing Samvit's Post Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Business as my choice of a post graduate course. It's one of the biggest choices I've ever made in my life and I expect a lot from it. Now that I'm here and a week into the course, I'm glad that I can very happily say it was the right decision.

Initially my parents were a little skeptical about sending me to Samvit as it is a new institution. They believed in my dream of pursuing Construction Management however they wished I chose a more well-known institution than a new college. When I went through Samvit's syllabus and spoke to Sangeeta Ma'am, I knew there was no college as good as Samvit to help me achieve my dream than Samvit. I also gave up my admission in a reputed college as I found Samvit's course more relevant. After seven days and many interesting lectures I feel really grateful towards you sir and all the staff of this institution. My mother too is very happy with seeing me so excited about my studies.

Just a simple B.E. degree holds little value in today's competitive world. And that's why I needed education that will launch me into a managerial career in the top construction companies. Samvit exactly does that. I'm looking forward to the study tour at L&T at the end of our first semester, not to mention the Dubai tour and the North Carolina State University Certification in Project Management. None of my friends studying in other colleges get, therefore making my portfolio unique and more promising. I'm happy, sir, I'm happy!

I know how much you invest your energy and soul in Samvit. You treat us like your own children and yet are strict with us when needed but most importantly, you share all the knowledge you have with us. Your good values, knowledge and principles inculcate all those values in us, needed to become a head strong and a strategic Construction Manager.

Thank you for starting this wonderful course in an even facilitated institute. Thanks for Samvit.

Looking forward to the two years and the enriching four semesters I'm going to spend here.

Regards,
Jaina Patel,
Thane
Our country has a promising future in the infrastructure sector. The government is taking adequate steps to secure the same and the passionate youngsters pursuing their career in the construction field have an array of opportunities awaiting them over the horizon.

Not just that, but securing a job abroad in construction is possible. For example, Dubai is the shining hub for youngsters wanting to explore their innovative side and work on path breaking projects. And if you want to put your flair for innovation to use in the country itself, benchmark construction companies like L&T and Amanora Park Town's City Corporation group will be ready to hire you if you display a few essential qualities of a future construction manager.

Listed below are a few qualities you absolutely need to possess. As you formulate how your future will be, print this list and tick what you are and what you need to hone. Such an introspection process will give you a clear cut idea whether you need to apply to a construction company or whether studying further will be a wiser option.

1.

You have a B.E. in Civil / Mechanical Engineering or have a B. Arch degree.

2.

Construction is your passion. You can spend hours discussing how the greatest bridge in the world was built or the latest construction technology that your favourite construction group has used.

3.

You have an eye for detail and like to analyse a situation holistically. If you have this, you are more likely to succeed as a project manager.

4.

Innovation and ideas excite you. Alongside building the normal buildings, you dream of working on a project that is revolutionary.

5.

Along with your passion for technical knowledge, finance and marketing, management and administration excite you. Business strategy is a game you will like to play, wisely.

6.

Your aim is to work with the best construction and infrastructure company in the world or join your family business and take it to new heights or start a construction business that matches the 21st century global infrastructure standards.

7.

You are a social person. You like talking to new people. You like teamwork and welcome free flow of ideas and opinions.

8.

You have good interpersonal skills. You can create impactful presentations; speak English and one more Indian language impeccably. You understand e-mail correspondence and professional behaviour.

If you have 7 out of 8 qualities within you, you are near to being ready for the exciting opportunities the construction business holds. However, if this analysis shows that you have a lot to improve on and you hold the desire to get there, professional courses like our Post Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Business should nurture you to perfection in just two years.

You could be a fresh civil engineer or a site-supervisor who has a year or two's job experience. Samvit welcomes you to enhance your abilities and make you industry ready. To talk to our professor in-charge Sangeeta Dokey call, +91 9850986650 or visit http://samvitinfra.edu.in/pgpib
Every working person has a deep desire to rise up in their career and be more than what they are with every passing day. While work experience teaches one about the practical whereabouts of a job, further education channelises right knowledge and etiquette of the domain you work in.

That's why, there needs to be a strategic balance between your education qualification and amount of work experience.

Listed below are a few qualities you absolutely need to possess. As you formulate how your future will be, print this list and tick what you are and what you need to hone. Such an introspection process will give you a clear cut idea whether you need to apply to a construction company or whether studying further will be a wiser option.

Why do working professionals in the construction business need to study further?

The common tendency of civil engineers, as we have observed, is to take up a job immediately after the course completion, which is beneficial but only till a certain period. After that, the job more or less starts satisfying you only financially and lesser emotionally. To receive emotional satisfaction one needs to improve and enhance one's knowledge and find right ways to scale up the ladder.

The growth from one position to another at a junior level is not very high paced in the business of construction management. The impact extra knowledge and a good education background can exert is incredible. And that's why young civil engineers working for a year or two should study further.

Part time programme is the most ideal

The taste of independence and earning your own money could be addictive. It also brings out the confidence in you. It develops your skill set to work in a team, take critical decisions and enhances your practical knowledge. Giving up on this and taking up an educational course might take away from you another form of self satisfaction. So what do you do?

That's where, well-structured yet part time courses tailored specifically for your career come into picture.

Executive Capability Building Programme in Construction Management

If you have been working in the construction sector for less than two years we have a brilliant education opportunity for you. You can now be a part of our exclusive 'Executive Capability Building Programme in Construction Management' while you work and fortify your career. This programme will focus on enhancing your capabilities to manage and run a project in construction. The journey to the top management position that you dream of about so often, begins from here.