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Project Management

With the concept of managing Big Projects under costs and time constraints, it is imperative, that people working in manufacturing/process/service industry have a very good understanding of the general and advanced concepts of Project Management. It is with this motivation that this course is designed, to meet the demand in the market from, UG to PG students coming  from a variety of fields, be it Engineering or Management.

Bachelors in Engineering, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Economics, Masters in Industrial Engineering, Masters in Operations Research/Operations Management, PhD in related fields 

Basic Probability & Statistics
Basic Operations Research

Manufacturing Industry, Chemical Industry, Steel Industry, Cement Industry, Service Industry, Industry with well developed SCM, etc.


Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta completed his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi INDIA and his FPM (PhD) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, INDIA with specialization in Operations Management. His research interests are in Sequential Analysis, Statistical & Mathematical Reliability, Optimization and its use in Financial Optimization. His research work has been published in journals like Metrika, European Journal of Operational Research, Sequential Analysis, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Communications in Statistics: Simulation & Computation, Quantitative Finance, etc. At Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA he is a Professor in the Industrial & Management Engineering department and teaches courses like Probability & Statistics, Stochastic Processes & their Applications, Management Decision Analysis, Financial Risk Management, etc. He is also the recipient of IUSSTF Fellowship 2008 and visited Operations Research & Financial Engineering department at Princeton University, USA, ERASMUS MUNDUS Fellowship 2011 to Warsaw University, POLAND, EU-NAMASTE Fellowship 2015 to IST, University of Lisboa, PORTUGAL, DAAD Fellowship 2015 to TU Dresden, GERMANY.

  1. Project Management,Concepts and Definitions
  2. Project Management Cycle        
  3. Risk associated with Projects Decision 
  4. Tree Modeling 
  5. Cost Evaluation Techniques in Project Management
  6. GANNT Chart and Precedence Diagrams
  7. PER, CPM
  8. Project Life Cycles
  9. Concepts of Scheduling
  10. GERT
  11. Q-GERT
  12. Critical Chain and Theory of Constraints
  13. Activity Network Diagram
  14. Resource requirement, Resource constraints, Crashing of Jobs
  15. Project Control Techniques
  16. Earned Value Project

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  2. Levy, F. K. and Wiest, J. D., A Management Guide to PERT/CPM, Prentice Hall, 1969, ISBN-10: 0135485118 | ISBN-13: 9780135485118.
  3. Lewis, R., Project Management, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 0-07-147160-X.
  4. Moder, J. J. and Phillips, C. R., Project Management With CPM, PERT and Precedence Diagramming, Van Nostrand Reinhold,1983, ISBN-10: 0442254156 | ISBN-13: 978-0442254155.
  5. Morris, P. W. G.,  and Pinto, J. K., The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects, 2004, JohnWiley & Sons, ISBN: 9780471233022.
  6. Phillips, J., PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0-07-223062-2.
  7. Pritsker, A. A. B., Modeling and analysis using Q-GERT networks, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1979, ISBN: 0470266481 | ISBN:  9780470266489.


The exam is optional. Exams will be conducted on 26 March 2017 
Time: Shift 1:9 am-12 noon;Shift 2:2pm-5 pm

Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published

Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and Institiute which is coordinating. It will be e-verifiable at