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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Infrastructure Planning and Managements

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course attempts to introduce students to 'real world' risks and challenges in managing infrastructure. After a brief introduction to the infrastructure planning process as well as the state of infrastructure across sectors in India, we systematically look at various risks that plague infrastructure projects. We then look at a variety of novel solutions or fixes that can help us execute infrastructure projects better. The curse is replete with real-world case studies and guest lectures to ensure that what is being discussed is practically applicable.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Any interested learnersPREREQUISITES : NILLINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies in the infrastructure space:Developers such as L&T IDPLConsultants such as PwC, DeloitteQuasi-Government Bodies such as TWIC, TNUIFSL etc


Week 1: Class Introduction, Introduction to Infrastructure and to the Transportation, power and telecom sectors
Week 2: Rural and Urban Infrastructure Sectors, Players and Phases in an Infrastructure Project
Week 3: Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships
Week 4: Construction and Economic Risks
Week 5: Political and Social Risks
Week 6: Stakeholder Management, Design Thinking and Negotiations
Week 7: Socio-Economic Analysis and Good Governance for Infrastructure
Week 8: Modeling Flexible Project Arrangements
Week 9: Tales from the Field: Guest Lectures from Infrastructure Practitioners
Week 10: Case Studies
Week 11: Incomplete Design and Course Wrap-up
Week 12: Exam

Taught by

Prof. Ashwin Mahalingam

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