WITH the government planning on developing and building infrastructure in a big way, there is a need to produce professionals who can work on development projects. Keeping the future in mind, Lingaya’s Institute of Management and Technology, under its School of Built Environment and Design, offers a Master of technology in construction management (LU-MSU twinning programme with University of New Orleans and Michigan State University).
“The focus of the twining programme is to provide exposure to students on new trends and techniques in both the countries. The course is designed by both universities and is shared through video conferencing. The second half of the course is to be completed mainly in the US, which enables students to get the working visa for two years resulting in increasing placement opportunities for students,” says Picheswar Gadde, secretary, Lingaya’s Institute of Management and Technology.
The areas being taught under mutual collaboration are engineering, management, architecture, construction management, interior design at the Bachelor’s & Master’s level followed by PhD.
Talking about the advantages of such a programme, Gadde says, “Students will be able to get international exposure along with placement opportunities in a costeffective manner.”
There are about 30 seats available for students who take admission in this course. While students should have 50% in +2, a qualifying aptitude test is also conducted by the university to assess students.
Talking about job opportunities, Gadde says, “India is a developing economy. More than 70% of our budget is spent on creating a strong infrastructure in the fields of power generation, dams, flyovers, which in turn will create ample placement opportunity for the young engineers.”