September 21, 2008

City Firm to Offer Special Courses in Construction Sector

By Vaibhav Ganjapure

NAGPUR: With a view to cater to huge requirements of India's burgeoning civil engineering and construction industry, a city- based consultancy firm has joined hands with professionals to open an institute which will produce quality manpower exclusively for the building sector.

The institute, perhaps the first of its kind in central India, will not only provide training to professionals like engineers but also to each and every individual associated with the industry: right from lawyers, chartered accountants, cost accountants and economics graduates to low-end workers like masons, carpenters, welders, electricians and plumbers.

"Aryama Institute of Technology (AIT), recognised by Construction Industry Development Council of government of India, will offer a vast range of courses for those in the construction industry and also provide them 100% job guarantee," said Rajesh Ghatpande, one of the promoters of the institute.

Initially, AIT will offer five post-graduate diploma courses of one month's duration. This would be apart from the regular three- year diploma courses in civil, electrical, mechanical and trenchless technology. Candidates having passed SSC, ITI or CIDC-certified courses will be eligible for admission to three-year course for which an entrance exam will be conducted.

The other post-graduate courses include dual degree programme in civil and construction engineering of one-year duration for engineering graduates. The post-graduate programmes include diploma in construction management and administration, trenchless technology, project exports, construction risk management and construction and industrial dispute resolution. Engineering graduates or those having passed MA in economics will be eligible for admission.

On claims of 100% job guarantee to students, Ghatpande said Aryama Consultants is already handling a host of mega projects like construction of highways and is, therefore, facing scarcity of quality manpower.

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