Redefine the construction industry of tomorrow with this unique program that empowers you with an array of competent skills. Learn how to manage and control the cost aspects, mitigate risks, ensure regulatory and policy compliance, and make way for sustainable practices across the realm.

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What You'll Learn

Through the PGD QSCM program, you will:

  • Gain competency in measurement and estimation of quantities, preparation of bill of quantities and cost buildup of projects,
    and submission of tenders for construction projects.
  • Learn the ins and outs of contract administration and management,
    post contract functions, monthly valuations, and project variance reports.
  • Learn how to identify contract claims, preparation and presentation
    of claims, and dispute resolution of claims.

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Program at a Glance

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Quantity Surveying

Project Estimation

Contracts Management


Pune Campus

Seamlessly blending with Baner’s elite, cutting-edge lifestyle, our Pune campus will leave you enchanted with its state-of-the-art learning and living facilities.

Duration: One year


Semester 1

In the first semester, you master the basic skills and knowledge of estimation and total cost management of construction projects, along with understanding the essential technology and practices entailed.

You also learn about project management principles, procurement, and tendering practices prevalent in the construction industry.

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  • Quantification and Documentation

    Develop an understanding with respect to the standard methods of measurement of various sectors, and learn the quantification of civil, electro-mechanical services and works.

  • Engineering Specifications & Cost Build Up

    Learn about the properties and selection and specifications for building materials and workmanship with respect to BIS codes.

  • Project Procurement & Tendering

    Discover the standard tendering procedures and types, be able to decide the suitable procurement method for a particular project, and value the impact of appropriate procurement and tendering system on project outcomes.

  • Construction Technology & Design Practices

    Get a hang of the various construction technologies in construction projects, and discover the design practices adopted for various elements of construction.

  • Principles & Practices of Management

    Learn about the structure and system of a business organisation along with the concepts of organisational behaviour in the professional context.

  • Project Management Systems (including MSP)

    Learn project management techniques: Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control, Methods of time and Cost Management.

Semester 2

An array of courses focusing on cost management and contractual concepts of construction projects make up for the majority of the second semester. Here, you will learn aspects of contract management and deal with claim management and dispute resolution.

You will also get an opportunity to enhance your estimation skills through the hands-on practice of software like candy and calquan. Furthermore, you’ll not only be exposed to the legal aspects of construction, but will also be able to gain in-depth knowledge and skills required for the valuation of properties.

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  • Contracts, Claims, and Dispute Management

    Get an in-depth understanding of the role of contracts management through analysis of various red flag clauses associated with construction contracts, and gain competency in evaluation of contractual obligations, risks and responses in construction projects.

  • Estimation Software (Candy & Calquan)

    Apply fundamental understanding and analyse the estimation using CANDY CCS software. Learn planning, project control and easy integration with the other related modules through hands-on sessions via use cases.

  • Legal Framework for Construction

    This course deals with the legal aspect of construction projects in every possible perspective, including planning, execution, and monitoring. It also sheds light on laws relating to prior and post legal compliance of the construction project.

  • Project Accounting & Cost Management

    Familiarise yourself with the principles, concepts, and standards of accounting and also it will provide a basic understanding about financial accounting for preparing and understanding accounting information for effective business decision making.

  • Valuation of Real Properties

    Develop your understanding of valuation methods and techniques with reference to real properties through case studies and exercises to give an understanding of the practice.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

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

  • 22-26

    Average age

  • 40

    Students per Batch

  • 6

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 18-20

    Average Credits Per Semester


Our leader

Dr. Smita Patil
Program Director, PGD QSCM

An Associate Professor at NICMAR, Smita has a vibrant teaching career of 32 years at reputed Engineering institutes. She is a Graduate in Civil Engineering and MTech in Construction Management from College of Engineering, Pune. She also holds a Masters’ degree in Computer Management and MPhil in (IT), and even went ahead to get a PhD from IIT, Delhi.

Passionate about key areas such as Estimation and Quantity Surveying, Procurement, Contract Management and Dispute Resolution, Smita has four patents and over twenty publications in international and national journals.

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Admission Requirements

  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in any discipline from a recognised institution or university are eligible for this program.
  • Students are required to have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks at graduation level.
  • This program is also open to students who are in their final year of graduation. However, they must have completed their graduation before the commencement of this program.

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

As a postgraduate in Quantity Surveying and Contracts Management, you can pursue the following careers:

Quantity Surveyor
Billing Engineer
Contract Administrator
Consulting Professional


  • What is the entrance exam process to enrol for PGD QSCM?

    As a prospect for a full-time PG program such as this one, all you’ve got to do is take our NICMAR Common Admission Test (NCAT). If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be called for a Group Discussion (GD), followed by a Personal Interview (PI).

  • I have prior industry experience. Would it help me gain an edge in the selection process?

    Absolutely it would! Experience is an added advantage, and we do give students extra brownie points for it during the selection process.

  • What kind of financial aid do you offer to students who want to sign up for this program?

    Our recognition as one of the most sought-after universities in the field of Construction and Research has fostered a long and fruitful association with leading banks across the country. You can check out more information on it on our Admissions page. Note, however, that the final outcome of the loan process will be dependent on your eligibility as per the bank’s requirements. .

  • Will I get on-campus placement support after completing the program?

    Undoubtedly! Along with bringing top-tier companies for on-campus recruitment, our exceptionally skilled placement cell puts in the best efforts to groom and prepare you for the next chapter of life.

  • What are the software packages taught as part of PGD QSCM?

    As a student of PGD QSCM, you’ll be trained on software applications used for construction estimation worldwide such as Microsoft Project, Calquan, and CANDY during the two terms with hands-on practice in computer labs.

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News & Updates

NICMAR University is Recognised as State Private University by UGC.

NICMAR University Pune Act (L. C. Bill No. Of 2022) was passed by Maharashtra State Government on 16th March, 2022 and appeared in “Maharashtra Government Gazette” on 12th May 2022 (Mah. Act No. XXXVI of 2022).