A unique and time-tested industry-ready program, the PGP QSCM WP program equips you with the best of the knowledge and practices required by the construction industry.

The program extensively trains you on the aspects of tendering & bidding, cost economics, quantity estimation, cost control, valuation, procurement, administration, and managing contracts.

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What You'll Learn

Through the PGP QSCM WP program, you will:

  • Gain competency in the estimation of quantities, preparation of bill of quantities, developing cost estimates and proposals, and submission of tenders for construction projects.
  • Get detailed insights into the various frameworks and guidelines of contract management, salient clauses, and preparation of contract documents.
  • Learn the contract administration process, practical aspects of managing contractual relationships, administering contracts, and dealing with the claims, and dispute resolution process.

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Program at a Glance

Spread across four exciting trimesters, the PGP QSCM WP program trains you on how to manage and control the cost aspects, mitigate risks, ensure regulatory and policy compliance, and make way for sustainable practices across the realm.


Project Procurement, Development, and Economics

This part of the program focuses on introducing the project characteristics and lifecycle, developing the tenders, bidding process, cost economics, construction technology & practices.

Contract Implementation

This part of the program focuses on introducing contract laws, managing the finances, quality, contract administration.

Contract Management & Valuation

This part of the program focuses on the various types of contract, quantification, documentation, managing contractual risks, valuation and digitized tools.

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 lifecycle, project development, construction technology, tendering and bidding.

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  • Project Management Systems

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

  • Construction Economics and Cost Control

    Develop an understanding of the concepts of economics, consumer behaviors, supply and demand patterns, cost indices, and project appraisal guidelines.

  • Construction Technology & Design Practices

    This course introduces modern construction methods, technology, prefabrication techniques and design practices

  • Estimating, Tendering & Bidding

    Develop an understanding of the tendering, competitive bidding process, pre-contract submittals, qualification process etc.

Exploration Stage

The second trimester is designed to take the participants through the various types of contracts, the quantification process, process and mechanisms of managing contractual risks.

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  • EPC/Turnkey Contracts

    Learn about the various types of contracts, FIDIC conditions of contract and performance requirements in EPC contracts

  • BOTs and Concession Agreements

    Introduces the means of the public-private partnership model, types, challenges and contractual agreements

  • Quantification and Documentation

    Details the measurement practices, quantity take off, preparation of Bill of Quantities, work certification methods

  • Contractual Risk & Insurance Management

    Introduces the concept of risks, contractual risks, risk management mechanisms and instruments

Advancements Stage I

The third trimester provides the knowledge and imparts training on the advanced areas of financial management, contract laws, managing quality and environment and contract administration.

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  • Financial and Management Accounts

    Learn the fundamentals of accounting, balance sheets, profitability and cash flow, working capital management

  • Indian Contract Laws, Arbitration, Conciliation & ADR

    Develop an understanding of the various contract frameworks, important legislations, conciliation, arbitration and dispute resolution process.

  • Construction Quality and Environment Management

    Learn about the concepts of Quality management, principles, quality control process, inspection and environmental management system.

  • Contract Administration and Planning

    Learn about the contract conditions, selection of contractors, coordination, contractual documentation and records.

Advancements Stage II

The last trimester provides in-depth knowledge and practice on rate analysis, valuation of buildings, managing international contracts and software applications for quantity surveying.

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  • Analysis of Prices and Machinery Charges

    This course covers the concepts of rate analysis, schedule of rates, owning and operating costs, machinery charges, labor charges etc.

  • Valuation of Land, Buildings and Machinery

    Introduces the concepts of valuation, principles, methods of valuation, valuation-related legislations etc.

  • International Contracts Management

    Introduces bidding methods strategies in International contracts, procurement guidelines, rules and procedures of project exports, market analysis etc.

  • Computer Applications in Quantity Surveying and Contract Management

    Provides hands-on practice on various digital tools for Quantity Surveying, Estimation and Project planning and management.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a group of learners who are passionate about differentiating themselves through their exceptional talent and hard work in the construction domain.

  • 4

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 12

    Average Credits Per Semester


Our leader

Prof. K. V. Prasad, Program Director, PGP QSCM 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 QSCM WP program, you can pursue the following career paths:

Quantity Surveyor Billing Engineer / Manager
Contracts Manager Contracts Administrator
Tendering / Proposals Manager Cost Planner
Valuations Engineer / Manager


  • How is the PGP QSCM 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 QSCM 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 QSCM 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 Quantity Surveying and Contract 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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