What’s Happening at AIIM

Ajay Kumar Barnwal


PGPIM First Batch, 2009-10

Sr. Commercial Manager & Procurement In-Charge, Theiss India (Part of Leighton Holdings)

I still remember the day when I was being interviewed by selection board led by Dr. Bakul Sir for selection into AIIM PGPIM, first of its kind Infrastructure Management Programme launched in India for experienced professionals like me. I had enquired about my future, career, package etc.; in response to which he replied that you would be more confident post completion of programme successfully.

This confidence has only come from group exercises, role plays, case studies discussion, global exposure, Independent Project Work etc. relating infrastructure & its allied through which I got exposed from AIIM and its world class eminent faculty including experts from various fields of infrastructure sector.

Today, I am Sr. Commercial Manager and also in charge of Procurement Dept. I can’t even imagine capping such crucial role had I not attended this one year fulltime residential programme at AIIM. It’s a course I am sure everyone will cherish in one’s personal life as well as professional career.

I believe that AIIM shall continue to provide the right academic environment and rigour that has enabled me to hone my management skills including multi-skilled and multi-functional knowledge and develop core competencies such as financial, commercial, legal aspects as well as relationship building, inter alia, required in Infrastructure Sector, which is growing in size and complexity year by year.

First Employment Post PGPIM: Manager- Commercial, Tata Realty & Infrastructure Ltd.