Pave your way to a shining career in project management with this unique and time-tested program designed for executives. Combining strong theoretical and practical project management skills in its curriculum, the PGP PM WP program trains and prepares you across an array of aspects pertaining to project management.

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What You'll Learn

Through the PGP PM WP program, you will:

  • Learn the concepts of project planning, project management systems, mechanism of tendering, bidding and procurement of projects and managing project finances.
  • Get trained on the concepts of project appraisal, project quality management, and managing project materials, equipment, and human resources.
  • Learn the risk management process, financial structuring of projects, managing international projects, and digitized construction project management.

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Program at a Glance

From leading diverse teams and solving critical problems to assessing risks and organizational effectiveness, the PGP PM WP program prepares you for an array of opportunities to become a rockstar project leader.


Project Appraisal, Procurement, and Planning

This part of the program focuses on introducing the concepts of project appraisal, project characteristics and lifecycle, developing the tenders, bidding process, contract management etc.

Project Resources Management

This part of the program focuses on managing project finances, human resources, materials and equipment, etc.

Project Development Requirements and Policies

This part of the program focuses on health safety and environmental guidelines, legal aspects, managing project risks, and digitized practices of project management.

Hyderabad Campus

Nestled away in the green burrows of Shamirpet, our vibrant Hyderabad campus offers an irresistible academic experience for the discerning learner.


Introduction Stage

The first trimester lays the foundation for the program by introducing the concepts of projects, project finances, process of project identification, procurement, and contracts management.

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  • Infrastructure Development and Management

    This course covers the need and importance of infrastructure projects, infrastructure policies, linkage with the economy and guidelines for project development.

  • Project Finance Management

    Develop an understanding of the concepts of accounting, sources of finances, working capital, cash flow analysis etc.

  • Project Tendering, Bidding and Procurement

    This course introduces the tendering process, stages of bidding, procurement mechanisms, submittals, evaluation of bids and selection of the bidders

  • Contracts Management

    Develop an understanding of the contracts, salient clauses, Indian Contract Law, contractual risks, and contract administration.

Exploration Stage

The second trimester is designed to take the participants through the various stages of the project lifecycle, project scheduling, monitoring & control, project appraisal, and project quality management.

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  • Projects Management Systems

    This course covers the fundamentals of projects, phases, planning, managing resources and monitoring of projects

  • Projects Formulation & Appraisal

    Introduces the steps for project identification, procedures for formulation and appraisal of projects, time value of money, and Detailed Project Reports.

  • Project Quality Management

    The course develops the understanding of the importance of quality in projects, quality management tools, techniques, and cost of quality etc.

  • Project Management l: Power Plants and Engineering

    Introduces the policies, regulations of the Indian power sector, tariff guidelines, development and financing of power projects etc.

Advancements Stage I

The third trimester provides the knowledge and training in the advanced areas of managing project risks, managing human resources, procurement of materials and equipment, and oil & gas projects.

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  • Project Human Resource Management

    This course discusses the role and practices of Human Resource Management, communicating with teams, and appraising & managing performances on projects

  • Project Risk Management

    Introduces the risk management process, risks in projects, risk management guidelines, insurance and measures of mitigation.

  • Procurement of Materials and Equipment Management

    Learn about the scope, importance of material and equipment management, material planning process, selection of equipment etc.

  • Legal Aspects of Project Management

    Learn about the various laws relating to project development, laws relating to JVs, Insurance, formation of companies etc.

  • Project Management II: Oil & Gas

    Learn about the petroleum industry, natural gas, LNG projects, exploration methods, material requirements, and management of oil & gas projects.

Advancements Stage II

The last trimester provides in-depth knowledge and project planning and control, managing international projects, financial structuring and management of projects, HSE practices in projects.

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  • Health, Safety and Environment Management

    Introduces the policies on Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, Hazard Identification, legislation, methods, practices, tools and training etc.

  • International Project Management

    This course discusses International markets, opportunities, bidding for international projects and multilateral funding agencies’ guidelines for procurement.

  • Project Management lll: Financial Structuring and Management of PPP Projects

    The course details issues with infrastructure project development, policies, regulatory frameworks, and types of PPP models.

  • Computerized Project Management

    Provides hands-on practice on various digital tools for Project planning and management.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a diverse community of learners who are ready to lead project management teams in a variety of professional settings.

  • 4

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 12

    Average Credits Per Semester


Our leader

Prof. K V Prasad, Program Director, PGP PM WP

An alumnus of NICMAR with a Master’s degree (By Research) in Construction Management from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Prof. K V Prasad has over 14 years of professional experience, and is passionate about imparting quality education. His interest areas include Project Risk Management, Public-Private Partnerships, Estimation, Mass Rapid Transit Systems, Lean Construction Management, Building Information Modeling and Digitization, Special Construction Methods etc.

Prior to joining NICMAR in 2020, he was associated with Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC) for nearly 13 years. He has published several research papers in various journals of repute, and has also authored a book: Building Big: Art of Passionately Delivering World Class Infrastructure Projects. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Planning with 2 years of work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any non-engineering discipline with 3 years of work experience.
  • Diploma in any branch of Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Planning with 4 years of work experience on construction projects.

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the PGP PM WP program, participants can pursue the following career paths:

Planning Manager Deputy Project Manager
Project Manager Project Director
Project Controls Manager Executive Assistants to CXOs


  • How is the PGP PM WP program conducted? Can it be pursued remotely?

    The program is delivered in hybrid mode with live online classes. You can attend the program online or physically at the NICMAR, Hyderabad Campus.

  • How are the assessments conducted?

    There shall be assessments for each course towards the end of the semester. The assessment shall be done through continuous assignments, case studies, presentations (individual / group), quizzes etc. If you choose the online mode, you shall attend and submit the assignments online.

  • What are the class timings?

    The classes are conducted on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • What happens if I miss a class? Can I get in touch with the faculty?

    Upon admission to the program, you will be provided with an institute email and access to the learning management system. The class recordings are available to you to access any number of times until the completion of the program. You can also reach out to the faculty for any clarifications.

  • How are the course materials provided?

    The respective faculty teaching a course shall send soft copies of lecture materials, case studies, papers, and presentations by e-mail and/or upload the same in the learning management system portal. No hard copies of the material shall be provided/couriered.

  • Is the program equivalent to a PG degree/diploma?

    No. PGP PM WP is a certificate program and should not be considered equivalent to Degree / Post Graduate Degree / Diploma program. The program is beneficial for the executives to upskill their knowledge for industry recognition only.

  • Is there any placement assistance for the program?

    No. PGP PM WP is designed with a specific purpose of upskilling the knowledge of working professionals and enabling them to take up alternative career paths. So, it doesn’t provide any placement assistance.

  • What certification shall be provided at the end of the program?

    Upon meeting the essential requirements pertaining to academics (attendance, examination, etc.) and payment of fees fully; you will be awarded the certificate of “Part Time Weekend Post Graduate Program in Project Management for Working Professionals”.

  • Will I be considered as NICMAR Alumni, and can I visit the campus after I complete the program?

    Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the program, you shall be considered the Executive Alumni of NICMAR, Hyderabad, and can visit the campus with the ID card provided anytime.

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