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The Institute leverages the in-house faculty at ISB as well as the expertise that resides in ISB's global partners. In addition, it has a panel of experts and practitioners that it draws upon from time to time.
The Institute has an advisory council chaired by Mr.Atul Punj, Chairman of the Punj Lloyd Group. It also includes several eminent members whose guidance is invaluable for the activities of the Institute.
Executive Director Message
Professor Chandan Chowdhury
Practice Professor; Associate Dean - CAS; Executive Director- Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management (PLIM)&Munjal Institute of Global Manufacturing(MIGM)
Given the huge emphasis on infrastructure in India, the industry needs good leaders who can understand the multi-disciplinary challenges of the sector and drive the nation into the future. The Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management seeks to fulfill this need. It seeks to emerge as the "Go-To" place for any information or advice on infrastructure matters. It will do so by forging strong links with the Government, the industry, the academic community, and other stakeholders.
Sustainability - environmental, social, and economic, is a key concern in infrastructure development today. The threat of "Global Warming", and ways to mitigate this threat, is engaging leaders from around the world. Ensuring equitable growth is the prime goal of several development institutions. Ensuring gender equality is becoming increasingly important. The Institute will seek to mainstream these concerns in all its work.
While our goals are ambitious, we are determined to succeed in our efforts. We are fortunate to have a distinguished advisory committee and an internationally renowned academic committee to guide our efforts. With their support, the Institute will design and offer high-quality learning programs. It will also undertake contextual research with the support of its team, ISB's globally acknowledged faculty, both resident and visiting as well as a panel of experts. A strong outreach program will be launched to support the infrastructure industry and the efforts of the Government.
In undertaking these tasks, we will benefit immensely from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, our partners in this effort. We will also seek to forge partnerships with other leading institutions in the infrastructure space, such as the World Bank.