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Seminar: Innovative ways in Project execution (IOCL)

A seminar on “Innovative ways in Project execution- IOCL” was organized by the IME department. The speaker was Mr. Vineet Singhal, who is the Chief Project Manager at IOCL. Mr. Singhal has worked in diverse roles in the industry ranging from handling of EPCM consultants,plant maintenance management to estate management. The talk kicked off with an overview of the company i.e. how IOCL came into existence, location of its various refineries and its Supply Chain Management process. Then Mr. Singhal mentioned the various drivers for diversification into Petrochemicals ranging from renewable energy to Nuclear Power.

The discussion highlighted the project attributes, constraints and project management framework in general and its implementation in various projects of IOCL in particular. Mr. Singhal gave an insight of the project management system in refineries division. He mentioned that fixed price contracts transfer the risk to the seller. The students were enlightened about an extensi…

Prabandhan 2011: The annual management conclave

Prabandhan 2011, the annual management conclave of IME, IIT Kanpur was organized on 29th and 30th October 2011. This year’s ‘Prabandhan’ was based on the theme: Innovation. The conclave encompassed a wide range of events and activities such as guest lectures, online contests and a workshop based on Innovation. The event flagged off with the opening address by Prof. N.K Sharma, who talked about various facets of Innovation based on his experience, and wished Prabandhan 2011 a great success. Mr. Vishal Sharma, Director, Deloitte Consulting started the guest lecture series by delivering a talk on“Innovations in IT to achieve business results”. He enlightened the audience about the way in whicha CIO’s role has evolved in the organizations over the years. He further discussed the various drivers of Innovation in Information technology. The lecture series next had a session with Prof. Jayanta Chatterjee and Prof. Satyaki Roy. This session invited application oriented participation fro…