InBoK Contributors

The First Edition of The Indian Infrastructure Body of Knowledge has been possible due to the extraordinary coordination and effort of many experts and organisations, who volunteered time, effort and expertise to make this book possible.

Distinguished Experts

Shri V T Chandra Shekhar Rao, Chairperson, Technical Committee

Prof V T Chandra Sekhar Rao is Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management (IPM). In his 38 years of professional experience, He executed large FEED, EPC and EPC(m) projects related to Oil and Gas, Refining, Power, Steel and Industrial sectors and provided guidance to several project managers, engineering managers and construction managers. He held various senior management/ project management positions in the Indian operations of large multinationals. He is a post-graduate in Civil Engineering and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) from PMI.

Shri Dharmananda Sarangi, ADG, MoRT&H and Director, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers

Mr Dharmananda Sarangi is currently an Additional Director General in MoRT&H along with an additional charge of Director, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers. He has served in various capacities in MoRT&H and the National Highways Authority of India. He has vast experience in the implementation of mega highway projects starting from conceptualization to planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and management. The Institution of Engineers. He has done BSc Engg. (Civil) from VSSUT, Burla and MSc Engg (Civil) (Structural Engg.) from NIT, Rourkela.

Shri Deepak Datta, President & Head Reliance Project Management Group, Reliance Industries

Mr Deepak Datta is the President & Head of RPMG (Reliance Project Management Group) in Reliance Industries. The majority of his career has been in the EPC industry working in a multi-cultural environment in extreme weather conditions on four continents. Prior to joining Reliance, he was working for Fluor Corp as Sr. VP Project Director and before that he was with Bechtel Corp. He graduated from The University of Waterloo (Canada) with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Shri Hariharan Subramanyan, General Manager & Head, TPL Academy, TATA Projects Limited

Mr Hariharan Subramanyan is currently heading TPL Academy of TATA Projects LTD. and actively involved in strengthening the project management competency of Project personnel in Tata Projects. He has also worked with L&T IPM and was involved in designing and delivering executive development programme. He has published a case study book on Project Management as project managers of L&T. He has a keen interest in developing new methods of teaching and is actively involved in simulation-based project management andragogy.

Shri Jagdish Salgaonkar, ex-SVP, AECOM & Program Director, Dholera Smart City


Mr Jagdish Salgaonkar has successfully managed over USD 100 Billion in complex, public infrastructure programs in his 40-year career working with AECOM, JACOBS and CH2M. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California, USA and was recognized with the President’s Award for his pioneering work in sustainable development by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, USA. His programmatic work has spanned across the globe in the USA, UK, UAE, HK and India including smart cities, airports, deep tunnels and water reclamation.

Dr K. N. Satyanarayana, Director & Professor of Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Tirupati

Dr Kalidindi N. Satyanarayana is currently the Director of IIT Tirupati. He has been a professor in the Building Technology & Construction Management Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras. He specializes in the areas of project management, construction contracts, construction productivity, construction equipment, C&D waste management and public-private partnerships. He has done B. Tech in Civil Engineering, IIT Madras and his MS and PhD with specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Clemson University, USA. He is the recipient of many academic awards including the PMI (India) Distinguished Scholar Award (2011).

Shri Ravishankar Chandrasekaran, Vice President & SBU Head (Urban Built Form), TATA Projects Limited

Mr Ravishankar Chandrasekaran is currently Vice president and SBU head (Urban Built Form) at TATA Projects leading businesses of Buildings, Airports, Data Center and Smart cities. Prior to joining Tata Projects, Ravishankar discharged various roles in EPC majors, L&T Construction and AFCONS. He has contributed to the business of IT parks, office spaces and data centres in 30+ modern IT parks for most of the IT majors and global MNCs. He was involved in the construction and delivery of more than 50 million square feet of construction all over India, UAE, Qatar and Mauritius. His specialities include construction planning, Construction technology, proposals, contracts and business acquisition. He has graduated from NIT, Trichy.

Shri S K Roy, ex-Director (Projects), NTPC

Shri Susanta Kumar Roy was Director (Projects), NTPC. Prior to this, he was Executive Director (Projects), NTPC. He was associated with managing the largest station in the country at Vindhyachal. He has worked at Korba, Unchahar, Singrauli, Rihand and Vindhyachal stations. He has more than 36 years of experience in large size coal power Stations in the area of operation, maintenance and project construction. His experience in the power sector includes 10 years of senior management level as O&M Head and Business Unit Head of NTPC’s largest stations at Korba and Vindhyachal. He has rich experience and exposure to the entire life cycle from concept to commissioning of projects. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from REC, Durgapur.

Shri Vinod Singh, Regional Director, Strategy and Business Development, Asia, JACOBS (CH2M HILL Singapore Pte Ltd)

Mr Vinod Singh is currently Regional Director, Strategy and Business Development (Asia), Jacobs. He has 25+ years of experience across the water and wastewater cycle, across project supply chain and city infrastructure in the Asia Pacific, ASEAN, India and the Mid-East region, based out of Singapore. He has done his postgraduation in civil/environmental engineering & a postgraduate diploma in IT/Digital Management in AEC (Architect, Engineering and Construction) Industry from Salford University.

Shri R K Sabharwal, Director- Commercial, EIL

Shri RK Sabharwal is currently working as, Director (Commercial) of Engineers India Ltd. He has worked with EIL for more than 33 years. He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and an MBA . He has also completed a course in Export Marketing from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and has done LLB from University of Delhi. He has been able to successfully demonstrate leadership skills over the years, managing various functions under complex management situations.

Institutional Support

National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)

NICMAR has been constituted as a non-profit organization with the express objective of engaging in activities for the promotion of training, research, professionalism and skill formation at all levels of the construction and other allied industries.

The development has been led by Mr Mangesh G Korgaonker, Director General, NICMAR and Dr Rahul Despande, Senior Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, School of Project, Real Estate and Infrastructure Management, NICMAR.

Dr Mangesh G Korgaonker, Director General (emeritus), NICMAR

Mr Mangesh G Korgaonker is an eminent academician with several years of prior academic experience at such national Institutes like IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Bombay, wide work and consulting experience in the industry and work in other institutes in India and abroad. He has also consulted for industrial and government organizations. He has conducted a very large number of executive development programmes for executives from India and abroad from public and private sector organizations and government departments.

Dr Rahul Deshpande, Senior Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, School of Project, Real Estate and Infrastructure Management, NICMAR

Dr Rahul Deshpande is a Senior Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of the School of Project, Real Estate and Infrastructure Management at NICMAR, Pune. He worked as an Engineer-Projects at HPCL Mumbai Refinery and taught courses at UMass Lowell as an Adjunct Faculty. He did his bachelors in Civil Engineering from VRCE (now VNIT), Nagpur and earned his Masters and Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has presented research work at various national and international forums.

Dr. Tapash Kumar Ganguli, Senior Professor and Dean, Executive Education, NICMAR

Dr.J.S.Sudarsan,  Assistant professor,  NICMAR

Dr. Harish Singla   Senior Associate Professor, NICMAR

Dr. Milind D. JagtapSr. Associate Professor & Head (Project Engineering & Management), NICMAR

Dr. Tushar Jadhav, Associate Professor and Head - Real Estate & Urban, Infrastructure Management (REUIM), NICMAR
Dr. Soumi Rai, Associate Professor, NICMAR
Mr. Ashish Goel, Assistant Professor in the School of Construction Management, NICMAR
Mr. Abhishek Shrivas,
Faculty, NICMAR
Dr. Abhijeet S Gandage, Assistant Professor Grade 1, NICMAR
Mr. Murali Jagannathan, Assistant Professor, NICMAR
Dr. Shobha Ramalingam,  Associate Professor, NICMAR
Ms. Srividhya Raju Sridharan, Assistant Professor (Grade I), NICMAR
Mr. Debopam Roy, Assistant Professor, NICMAR
Dr. Kirti Rajhans,  Senior Associate Professor, NICMAR
Vandana B. Bhavsar,
Associate Professor, NICMAR
Dr. Abhijat Arun Abhyankar,
Senior Associate Professor, NICMAR
Prof. Sanjay Bhoyar,    
Associate Professor and Head of Post Graduate Programme in Advanced Construction Management, NICMAR
Mr. Abhijeet Sangapurkar, 
Associate Professor, NICMAR
Dr. Vikas Prasad,
Associate Professor, NICMAR

Indian Institute of Management, Indore 

Established in 1996, Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) has been a leader in the field of management education, interfacing with the industry, government and PSUs. It is promoted and nurtured by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and is an institute of national importance under the Indian Institutes of Management Act 2017.

The development of InBoK has been led by Dr Rohit Kapoor and assisted by Laxmi Pandit and Rajendra Baraiya.

Dr Rohit Kapoor, Professor, IIM Indore

Dr Rohit Kapoor is a faculty in the Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques area. He is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad. His research interests are in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Production Planning, Inventory Control and Network Design. He has good exposure to Mathematical Programming, Optimal Control, Monte - Carlo Simulation and Meta - Heuristics.