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I want to know if NICMAR has a study centre or institute in Bangalore. If so I would like to have the contact coordinates. I have completed BE Civil Engineering and would like to pursue programmes from this institute. I want to get into infrastructure management.

via e-mail, Bangalore

The National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) ( has a study centre in Bangalore. Address: 49, Vijayaranga, MRCR, 17th Cross, Vijaynagar, Bangalore-560040. The head office is located at Walchand Center, Tardeo, Mumbai-400034. Ph: 022-23530847. E-mail:

For the general readers, NICMAR is a leading educational institute established by the Indian construction industry. It is an autonomous, non-government, non-profit academic body, incorporated in India in September 1983 as a ‘society' and a public charitable trust. It is recognised by the Government of India as a scientific and industrial research organisation.

The Institute conducts full-time and distance learning programmes that will help the learners and prospective candidates to appreciate the nuances of construction management and infrastructure development.

Campus programmes:

Post-Graduate Programme in Advanced Construction Management (two-year) (PGP-ACM)

Post-Graduate Programme in Project Engineering and Management (two-year) (PGP-PEM)

Post-Graduate Programme in Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure Management (two-year) (PGP-REUIM)

Post-Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Finance, Development and Management (two-year) (PGP-IFDM)

Distance learning programmes:

Post-Graduate Programme in Construction Management (two-year) (PGP-CM)

Post-Graduate Programme in Project Management (two-year) (PGP-PM)

Post-Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Development and Management (two-year) (PGP-IDM)

For details on the programmes the applicants should write to:

I am working with an automobile company and have over three years of production and manufacturing experience. I want to pursue MBA by the distance method but I am confused about the value-add it has to offer. I have checked on many a university but confused with the offering and the importance in the corporate system. Your reply will help in selecting the course and institute of study.

via e-mail, Bangalore

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) will surely be a value-add in your career. If you have already looked at the MBA distance learning programmes (DLP) and come to a conclusion, then you should take a look at a programme with a difference that is offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK) ( through the Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) platform, normenclatured as Executive Post-Graduate Programme (ePGP).

The ePGP is a two-year programme which has all the components of the regular flagship Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) of IIM-K. The ePGP covers a total of 800 classroom instruction hours and ensures learning in all parameters. In the second year, each learner is provided with an opportunity to specialise in two functional areas from Marketing, Finance, Strategy and Operations Management; this is sure value-add for your profile as you can dabble with the required specialisations and ensure success in the corporate world.

The programme is open to graduates with at least five years of work experience. Admission comprises two stages. In the first stage all aspirants have to appear in the executive Management Aptitude Test (eMAT) designed by IIMK. In the second stage successful applicants have to appear in an online personal interview.

On completion of the programme the learners will be awarded the ‘Executive Post Graduate Programme' (ePGP) by IIMK. For more details you should contact the Assistant Administrative Officer, IDL Office, Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode, Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode-673570. Ph: 0495-2809223/2809100. E-mail:

I have heard about a Diploma of Railway Engineering conducted by the Railway department. I have a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and I am presently working for a small-scale unit. I understand that the DRE will help in securing jobs.

via e-mail, Bangalore

The Diploma in Railway Engineering (DRE) is conducted by the Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (IPWE) (India) ( which operates under the Ministry of Railways. The programme is offered in the distance learning mode and is of one year duration. The course is offered over two semesters.

The eligibility criteria:

Non-Railway applicants: The applicant should be a three-year Diploma holder in any discipline of engineering recognised by the Central or State Governments or a science/engineering graduate or graduate with mathematics and science as one of the subjects in +2.

Railway Employees: They include personnel from various railway public sector undertakings. They are eligible for the DRE if they possess the above qualification and also if they have passed the High School/Senior Secondary Examination or possess equivalent qualification with Mathematics/Science and have a minimum of three years experience in the Railways.

For application form, contact IPWE, G-11, Rail Bhawan, Raisina Road, New Delhi-110118 (Ph: 011-23387915, e-mail:

I have done PG in Mass Communication and I am presently working in the CSR (social responsibility initiatives) department of a leading corporate house. Are there are any programmes that I can attend which will provide information on CSR?

via e-mail, Mumbai

Corporate Value Management ( conducts the three-month Advanced Post-Graduate Certificate course in Corporate Social Responsibility (APGCCSR). The curriculum includes Corporate Ethics, Human Rights, Legal Management of CSR, CSR Audits (ISO 26000), CSR and HRM, and Branding CSR.

For more details you should contact Aditya Bhargava, CVM, 129, Ansal Chamber-II, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066. Ph: 011-46169609. E-mail:

I have completed M.Sc Mathematics in the regular mode. Kindly advice if I could pursue the Statistical Quality course at the Institute of Statistics, Bangalore. What are the minimum qualifications?

via e-mail, Bangalore

The Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (, conducts the part-time certificate course in Statistical Quality Control (SQC) to provide the learner intensive training and pedagogy in the theory and practicalities of Statistical Quality Control.

The programme is conducted in two sessions: January to June and June to December. The following are the minimum qualifications for the programme:

Degree/Diploma in any branch of Technology

Bachelor's Degree with Mathematics at the Pre-University or any equivalent qualification

Age under 35 years

Should have one-year experience

The course will be conducted in the Institute premises.

For more details, contact the Programme Coordinator, Part-Time Certificate Course in SQC, Indian Statistical Institute, 8th Mile, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560 059. Ph: 28483002. E-mail:

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