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Why choose Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM)
April 19 2024

Why Choose Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM) Infrastructure Opportunity You need to first “Make India” to ensure the success of “Make in India”! Infrastructure sector is the backbone of any nation. Infrastructure development has been the main pillar of global economic development over the last several decades. In advanced countries, the focus has been on upgrading the infrastructure facilities; while in the developing countries, the thrust has been on creating basic infrastructure facilities.

Infrastructure projects in areas such as roads & bridges, urban infrastructure, ports & maritime, power, oil & gas, airports, real estate, mining, renewable energy, etc. are vital for robust economic growth and social development of the country. For this purpose, this sector will require not only a huge amount of investments but also a large number of highly skilled managers and leaders for efficient implementation and operation of huge infrastructure projects. Here are some quick data-points (source: www.ibef.org):

  • US$ 3 Trillion worth Project pipeline in Asia by 2022
  • US$ 800 Billion worth Investment in Infrastructure in India by 2022
  • 30 Million Employment Opportunities in India by 2022

Currently, there is a large gap between the demand and the availability of trained human capital with adequate knowledge and specialization in the infrastructure domain. With the sustained high growth of the Indian economy, this gap is only going to widen in the future. That’s where the idea of an infrastructure institute was conceived at Adani!

Also read all about PGDM Infrastructure Management

About AIIM Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM) was founded in 2009 by the promoters of the Adani Group with a vision to establish an institution of excellence to provide world-class education and training to young professionals who would take up managerial and leadership positions in the infrastructure sector. The aim is to create a pool of future business leaders who would contribute towards Nation-building!

AIIM offers 2 flagships (AICTE-approved 2-year full-time) programs:

  • PGDM (Infrastructure Management)
  • PGDM (Law)

About PGDM (Infrastructure Management)

  • India’s Pioneering Program exclusively focused on Business Management education & training in the field of ‘Infrastructure Management’
  • In-depth sectorial exposure to various Infrastructure Verticals such as Roads & Bridges, Ports, Urban Infrastructure, Real Estate, Railways, Airports, Power, Mining, Oil & Gas and Renewables
  • Excellent Career Prospects in Infrastructure Companies, Consultancy Services, Government & PSUs, EPC Companies, Financial Institutions, Project Management Agencies and Logistics & Supply Chain Companies

Why PGDM (Infrastructure Management)?

  • Huge Investments (both capital and maintenance) in the field of infrastructure
  • No dearth of Capital but High levels of risks – requiring specific skills and competencies to manage and operationalize infrastructure projects
  • An essential part of economic activity in the country
  • Very less availability of skilled human resources
  • Which means: Excellent career opportunities and highly rewarding jobs for skilled infrastructure management professionals

About PGDM (Law)

  • India’s First-Ever Interdisciplinary Program blending Management Functions, Infrastructure Business Dynamics and their ‘Legal & Regulatory’ Aspects
  • In-depth exposure to Infrastructure Policy & Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cyber Laws, Economic Offences, Taxation, and ADR Mechanisms and their Business Applications
  • Excellent Career Prospects in Corporates, Consultancy and Law firms in areas such as Techno-Commercial, Tendering, Bidding, Regulatory and Corporate Governance and Securities & Capital Markets

Why PGDM (Law)?

  • India has over 1200 laws, and countless rules, notifications, interpretations, and alterations
  • One of the most regulated sectors in India: Infrastructure – RERA, Airports Authority, TRAI, SEBI, PNGRB, IRDA, Port Regulators, Electricity Commissions, NHAI, Railways Board, Tax authorities, Compliance Authorities, et al
  • Major complexities in PPP agreements, supply & service agreements, concession documents, tendering, contracts, land issues, arbitrations, taxations, dispute resolutions, etc.Industry Leaders need a Business Manager’s Perspective for Growth as well as a Lawyer’s Eye for Detail to understand: legal frameworks, interpretations, managerial evaluations, policy interventions and community impacts
  • Three-layered skills and training required to succeed in this highly regulated environment:
    • (a) Understanding management functions;
    • (b) Understanding Infrastructure Business Dynamics and
    • (c) Weaving Legal and Regulatory the moat around management functions in the infrastructure sector

Programs’ Pedagogy – How differently AIIM makes you learn

  • Distinguished Faculty and Practitioners: The programs are guided by experienced faculty from academia and industry practitioners, ensuring a well-rounded perspective on the subject matter.
  • Interactive Learning: Lectures, presentations, and simulation-based case studies are utilized to facilitate practical implementation of theories and concepts, enhancing student engagement and understanding.
  • Practical Application: Students participate in role plays, presentations, group projects, and discussions based on real-life case studies and scenarios, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations.
  • Exposure to Industry Insights: Management films, lectures from renowned professors, and interactions with world-class consultants/practitioners provide students with insights into current industry practices and trends.
  • Workshop Mode: Some classes are conducted in workshop mode, emphasizing hands-on learning and application-oriented approaches.
  • Internship and Apprenticeship Programs: The inclusion of summer internship programs, Adani Infrastructure Lab, and apprenticeship programs enhances the learning process by providing students with practical experience and exposure to real-world work environments.

Faculty at AIIM – The Thought Leaders

  • Full-time Faculty: The institute is supported by nearly 15 full-time faculty members, all hailing from prestigious institutions across India, including renowned establishments like IIMs and IITs. This exceptional faculty team ensures an outstanding student-faculty ratio of 4:1, fostering a conducive learning environment.

  • Visiting Faculty: In addition to the full-time faculty, AIIM is privileged to host over 80 esteemed visiting faculty members from both national and international backgrounds. These experts enrich the learning experience through their diverse perspectives and insights, contributing to workshops, expert talks, and lecture series held on campus.

  • Industry Engagement: AIIM's proximity to Adani's Global Corporate Head Office attracts numerous industry practitioners and corporate leaders to the campus. This facilitates valuable interactions and opportunities for students to learn from real-world experiences. Faculty members are actively engaged in industry collaborations, research projects, and consulting assignments, further bridging the gap between academia and industry.

  • Driving Academic Initiatives: The faculty members serve as the driving force behind various academic and non-academic initiatives at AIIM. They play pivotal roles in guiding students, conducting research, developing case studies, and fostering a culture of excellence and innovation among program participants, both present and past.

Students’ Clubs at AIIM

  • Nexus: Project Management Club
  • Intensity: Marketing & Operations Club
  • SEED: Business Development, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Club
  • Law-gical: Legal & Regulatory Club
  • Metanoia: Creativity & Communications Club
  • Shashtra: Finance, Economics and Policy Club
  • ASPIRE: Sports & Cultural Club

Adani International Innovation Hub (AIIH)

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship platform established by Adani Institute of Infrastructure in collaboration with Govt. of Gujarat, SSIP
  • Backed by Adani Group, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, e-Yantra – IIT Bombay, Purdue Foundry of Purdue University, USA,
  • More than 45 Entrepreneurship Awareness Workshops, Boot Camps and Hackathons in last two years with around 3500 attendees
  • End-to-end support extended for start-up ideas in different domains of Transport and Logistics, Water, Marine and Waste Management, Energy, Real Estate, Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, Augmented Reality and Social Infra: Agri-Tech & Edu-Tech Communication, etc.
  • 12 start-up initiatives are currently in the process of incubation
  • 3 start-up initiatives namely AcademiX, Punee Techno Care and PaintRobs have already been funded and rolled out their operations

Career Prospects after PGDM (Infrastructure Management) from Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM)

  • Government & PSUs
  • Consulting Companies (Project / Management / Utility / Regulatory)
  • Infrastructure Developers / Construction Co.’s / EPC Contractors
  • Asset & Fund Management Companies
  • Investment & Merchant Bankers
  • Private Equity (PE) Investors
  • Financial Institutions & Banks
  • Engineering Companies
  • Project Executing & Management Agencies
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Companies

Career Prospects after PGDM (Law) from Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM)

  • Corporates
    • Legal Departments
    • Techno-commercial
    • Business Development (Tendering, Bidding)
    • Regulatory & Corporate Governance
    • Securities and Capital Markets
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Consulting Companies (Project / Management / Utility / Regulatory)
  • Law Firms

Campus Recruitments at AIIM The industry-ready curriculum, our extensive linkages with the industry and leverage from the parent organization – the Adani Group – help the graduating students in securing good placements. We are glad that the industry has been responding quite well the Campus Recruitment Programs at AIIM. More than 70 MNCs (80% of total companies on campus) participate every year, offering an average 170 positions to an intake of 60 students, resulting in 100% placements record at the Institute since its inception. Salary statistics for the outgoing class of 2019 are: INR 12.50 Lacs as highest and INR 7.50 Lacs as average

Rewarding job-profiles in the areas of:

  • Infrastructure consultancy
  • Project & Infra finance
  • Project management
  • Risk analysis & audit
  • Planning & project-execution
  • Supply chain & logistics
  • Business development
  • Infra HR
  • Business Process Transformation
  • Compliances
  • Land & Contracts
  • Regulatory & Policy areas

Prominent Recruiters on Campus: EPC Companies:

  • Bridge & Roof Co. Ltd
  • Gammon India Ltd
  • Howe Engineering Projects
  • ITD Cementation India Ltd
  • Macawber Beekay Ltd.
  • Dodsal Engg & Construction
  • TUV Nord
  • Railsys Engineering

Consultancy Companies:

  • Knight Frank
  • Mott Macdonald
  • BMT Consultants
  • KPMG
  • CBRE
  • Ernst & Young
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Protiviti

Ports and Logistics:

  • Adani Wilmar Ltd
  • Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd
  • Modern Road Makers Pvt. Ltd
  • Quattro Rail Tech Solutions

Energy:

  • Adani Power, Adani Gas, Adani Mining
  • GE Water & Process Technology
  • International Coil Ltd
  • Larsen and Toubro (L&T)
  • Emerson Network Power
  • ABB India
  • Tata Power Ltd
  • Kalpataru Power Transmission

Real Estate:

  • Adani Township & Real Estate Company
  • Savvy Infrastructure Group
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
  • Marathon Realty
  • Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited
  • AFCONS
  • Bakeri Group

Financial Institutions:

  • BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Adani Capital
  • Emerging Capital Group
  • Evalueserve SEZ (Gurgaon) Private Limited
  • HFFC
  • SBI Capital Project Advisory & Finance Group
  • IndusInd Bank

Infra-developer Companies:

  • Adani Enterprises Ltd
  • L&T Infra Development Projects
  • Simplex Infrastructures Ltd
  • Thermax Ltd
  • Asian Steel Industry Pvt. Ltd
  • IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd
  • Arvind Limited – Infrastructure Division

Program Fee and Loan Assistance by Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM):

  • The program fee for both PGDM (IM) and PGDM (Law) for Batch 2020-22 is INR 760,000 (Rupees Seven Lacs Sixty Thousand) – to be payable in 7 instalments.
  • Program fee includes the cost of all study materials, books, library charges and network charges. It does not include hostel, mess charges and personal expenses.
  • AIIM has various tie-ups with many nationalized and private Banks and NBFCs for easy availability of education loans. One may contact the AIIM Admissions Office or visit website for the same.

Who should apply for Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM)? AIIM seeks bright, capable, motivated students who are ready to take advantage of the abundant opportunities we have to offer. As a highly selective institution, we strive to develop a complete profile of all applicants and see what they may bring to the AIIM ecosystem. Eligibility criteria are as below:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline. Candidates in the final year of graduation may also apply.
  • Candidates with valid national-level entrance test-score as per AICTE guidelines (CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT MAT, ATMA) may apply to both PGDM (Infrastructure Management) and PGDM (Law)
  • Candidates appearing for CLAT, in addition to above-mentioned tests, may apply exclusively to PGDM (Law)
  • Though prior work experience is not mandatory, candidates with relevant work experience may have an upper edge in the selection process

Selection matrix:

  • Entrance test-score
  • Personal interview
  • Academic performance
  • Relevant work experience
  • Extra-curricular achievements

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Anisha Mukhija

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