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This is a L&T sponsored Master degree programme on “Construction Technology and Management (CTM)” under the Build India Scholarship (BIS) Programme of L&T Constructions; a pioneering and successful programme involving Industry-Academia co-operation. This was initiated by L&T to technically strengthen their employees and also to attract young talents in the field construction technology and management. Originally this programme was started at IIT Madras and IIT Delhi and further extended to NIT Tiruchirappalli and NIT Surathkal in the year 2014. Since then NIT Tiruchirapplai is offering this course. Under this BIS programme, every year 30 engineering graduates in the Civil, Mechanical and Electrical disciplines are sponsored by L&T to each of the four Institutes. Approximately 50% of the candidates are the existing employees of L&T and the remaining 50% are fresh graduates admitted under this programme through open advertisement.
CTM programme is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the knowledge & skills required for the planning, coordination and successful implementation of large Projects such as design and construction of structures and buildings, ship structures, aircraft, dams, roads, and bridges etc…. It is a fusion of engineering and management. The M. Tech. program in Construction Technology and Management gives the students an insight into scientific principles involved in the successful execution and management of construction projects. This programme at NIT Tiruchirappalli is coordinated by Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments, for developing management executives in construction industries. The programme includes courses like Construction Planning & Control, Contracts & Specification, Construction Economics & Finance, Construction Methods & Equipment, Construction Quality & Safety Management, Organizational Behavior etc. Latest technological trends and hands on computer training in construction management are integral part of the program. All the courses are designed with professional outlook towards the development of engineering and managerial skills of the graduates. The M.Tech. degree in CTM will be awarded under the banner of Civil Engineering department.