by Mr Bhuvana Sundar Soorappaiah, Program Manager (Automotive), Bosch, Coimbatore, and Dr S. Kalirajan, Dy. Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Chennai on August 30, 2022.
KCT Business School organized a ‘Webinar on Project Management – Scope and Prospects’ from 12 Noon to 1.00 PM on Aug 30, 2022. The program was attended by 30 Final year students of Engineering Colleges.
Mr Bhuvana Sundar Soorappaiah, Program Manager (Automotive), Bosch, Coimbatore, explained that Project Management was an art of combining all the skills and knowledge and applying them towards fulfilling a mission of delivering a product of high quality with the best use of all available resources and also within all the constraints. He described the key responsibilities, key skills and key success factors related to Project Managers and admitted that project management was rarely available in the academic curriculum of educational institutes.
Dr S. Kalirajan, Dy. Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Chennai, delivering the session on Project Management – Career Prospects, highlighted the career opportunities available in the sectors of Construction, Software, Industrial projects and Pharma & Healthcare that occupy 70% of the job market for project managers. He added that the opportunities were available in the Business Consultancy, Media & Entertainment, R&D, Education & Training, Finance & investment sectors. He emphasized that candidates completing the MBA degree in Project Management could expect to start as Junior Project Manager, after which they could choose to become an expert in any one of the 10 knowledge areas such as contracts, cost, quality and safety, to subsequently become Contracts Manager, Cost Manager and so on respectively. From Managerial positions, they could expect to become Sr. Project Manager, Project Director, or MD – Projects finally. He further explained the certifications to be made available by NICPP (National Institute of Chartered Program and Project Professionals Certification System) shortly for Governmental jobs. He reiterated that the larger the size of projects, the more the complexity and thus, the higher the need for skilled & trained manpower! Dr V.Kannan, Professor, KCT Business School has organized the event.