Infrastructure Quarterly

Professor Chandan Chowdhury, Executive Director, PLIIM

Our Vision & Mission

Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management (PLIIM) is established within the Indian School of Business as a specialist Institute to support its Infrastructure. The institute has the MIT Sloan School of Management as its associate partner. The vision and mission of the institute are:


To create high-quality leadership and management capacity for the infrastructure sector and understand the industry’s sustainability by delivering quality education, contextual research, and continuous outreach.

  • Create top-quality educational and training programs.
  • Facilitate learning through online programs.
  • Undertake research that is contextual to the Indian and developing country context.
  • Develop tools and decision support systems to support the infrastructure practice.
  • Undertake continuous outreach to support the sector.
  • Serve as a "Go to" place for the infrastructure sector in India and abroad.

The Punj Lloyd Institute undertakes various initiatives to guide the infrastructure sector towards efficient and sustainable development through research initiatives, knowledge-sharing events, and training public officials and industry professionals. To meet its vision, the institute works closely with corporates in three verticals, Education, Outreach, and Research. A brief on various activities of the institutes is given below.


Research report on Indian infrastructure
Synopsis of the presentation to Shri Atul Punj on March 28, 2023

Prof. Chandan Chowdhury, Prof. Pratap Sundar, and Col. Rajiv Bhargava made a presentation on “A Decade of Infrastructure Development in India: Trends and Insights” to Shri Atul Punj, Chairman, and Managing Director of Punj Lloyd on March 28, 2023, in his office in Delhi. The presentation covered seven sectors: Airlines, Airfreight and Logistics, Road, and Rail, Marine, Highways and Rail tracks, Construction and Engineering, and Real Estate.

Mr. Atul Punj

The presentation focused on the following points:
  • A summary on the past performance of the infrastructure sector over the past decade
  • Research Methodology
  • Methods and outcomes
  • The performance of listed non-listed companies based on thirteen financial parameters
  • Overall insights from listed companies
  • Comparisons: Global & Domestic

The meeting concluded with a discussion on the next steps to take the research forward.

Action Learning Projects

Modern Public Transport Solutions for SAS Nagar (Mohali)
  • The core objective of the ALP was to explore solutions in zero emissions transportation, as transport accounts for more than 30% of India’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • This report makes recommendations on the structure of the proposed electric bus service, its fleet and infrastructure requirements, financial modelling, and additional methods of generating revenue to make this a viable proposition for the city and administration for Mohali.
City-Level Climate Action Plan for Hubballi
  • The report provides a detailed project canvas that the city administration of Hubballi may pursue for implementing climate action. It also proposes an institutional and governance mechanism for climate action and the key avenues for financing these projects. The objective is to co-create the plan through direct engagement with the stakeholders along with scientific data and spatial analysis.
Integrated Infrastructure Approach for Accelerating Medical Value Tourism in Hyderabad
  • Cities need to constantly innovate and diversify their assets to drive the local economy. In a bid to create opportunities through niche interventions – Medical Value Travel was chosen as an industry to boost the economy, and employment opportunities and thereby create social value.
  • The Medical Tourism City has been proposed in an area of 77 acres with a hospital of 2000 beds, Facilitation Center’s with Country-specific cuisines and studio/executive apartments, Premium Sports Rehabilitation Centre, a Palliative and Wellness Centre, Apartments, and other public amenities. It is strategically located at Bonguluru Interchange which is near the Hyderabad International Airport. A procedural road map and framework for implementing the project through PPP mode is specified.
Short Essays on Different Indian Infrastructure Sectors
  • The infrastructure industry has been on a rapid growth in the last few years. The government has embarked on a journey to make India a 5 trillion USD by 2030 through its various initiatives.
  • India has seen some landmark projects in the last few years, which has given rise to economic growth, employment, increase in goods transferred, improved connectivity etc. This research endeavors to understand the extent to which the infrastructure industry is progressing. It does so by analyzing and deep diving into the five main sectors of the industry which are real estate, roads and highways, railways, ports and aviation.
Appreciation of Action Learning Project by Client
City Level Climate Action Plan for Hubballi
  • Government of India launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework in 2019 which assess cities through a zero-to-five-star rating.
  • The ALP Team, in collaboration with the Hubballi Dharwad Smart City Ltd and with support from the National Institute of Urban Affairs and the World Economic Forum, developed a climate projects canvas for the city administration to improve its climate rating.
  • The project gained immense praise from the Hubballi Dharwad Smart City Limited for helping priortise the Climate Action in the City.


AMPI: Co2022
  • The fourth term of the sixth batch Co22 successfully commenced from 11-19 February 2023 at the Mohali campus.
  • The average work experience in the class was 12.6 years.
  • The students came from organizations such as HPGCL, Sanskruti Developers, Madhav Infra Projects Ltd, CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory, and landmark Concepts.
Graduation Ceremony

ISB celebrated the graduation ceremony for Advanced Management Programmes (Class of 2022) in Infrastructure, Healthcare Management, Public Policy, and Operations and Supply Chain. It was held on 6th of March,2023 at Mohali Campus of ISB. All 24 professionals of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure graduated this year. Mr. Hemang Jani, Secretary, Capacity Building Commission, Government of India presided over the ceremony as the Chief Guest and handed over the certificates to the students along with Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice-Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, and Chairman, Mohali Campus Advisory Board, Dr. Madan Pillutla, Dean of the Indian School of Business.

Graduating AMPI C022


Speaker Session by Dr. C. Jayakumar, Executive Vice President & Head, Corporate Human Resources (CHRO), Larsen & Toubro

Topic: Development of 'Techno-managers' in Engineering & Consulting Sectors

Dr. C. Jayakumar, Executive Vice President, and Head, CHRO at L&T, spoke as a distinguished speaker to the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure.

In a brilliant talk that enthused an overwhelming response from the audience, Dr. C Jayakumar drew upon his 35 years of rich experience with L&T to speak about their HR practices. He covered various subjects, including meritocracy, training, culture, and mentoring. The passionate discussion with the audience covered aspects like the merits of a bell curve, culture adoption, etc. Dr. Jayakumar revealed the secret sauce behind the phenomenally low attrition rate at L&T and the culture of completing even mega projects on time with the following strategies.

  • Channelised, merit-based, staged lifelong training for all employees
  • Astute identification and mentoring of the next-gen leadership.
  • Ability to motivate employees from walk-in interviews to absorb and own the L&T culture.
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