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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The Project Planning & Control program is a National Program for Technology Enhanced Learning(NPTEL) online course that offers free training for students by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. This online course on construction projects is provided on the Swayam online education portal, an initiative by the ministry of education India, and is for those associated with construction and planning.

The online training program on construction management is conducted for eight weeks and is an elective course for the students in their senior-level undergraduate and postgraduate level. This faculty development program is guided by Dr. Koshy Varghese from the department of civil engineering at the IIT Madras and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education.

The students of the ‘Project Planning & Control’ online course can earn two credit points after completing this course along with receiving the course completion certificate that holds the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. 

The Highlights

  • NPTEL online course
  • Eight weeks duration
  • IIT faculty
  • AICTE approved
  • Free online training
  • Two credit points
  • Industrial assistance
  • Course certificate
  • NPTEL and IIT Madras logos.

Programme Offerings

  • videos
  • Lectures
  • Teaching assistants
  • Books
  • references
  • Modules
  • Exercises
  • Multiple choice questions
  • problem solving
  • Sessions
  • discussions
  • Two Credits
  • Course completion certificate

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Madras

The students are provided with free access to the ‘Project Planning & Control’ certification course and are required to pay for the exam registration to receive the certificate.

Project Planning & Control fee structure

DescriptionAmount in INR
Course fee
Exam FeeRs 1000

Eligibility Criteria

The students applying for the ‘Project Planning & Control’ program are required to have a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, probability, and statistics.

Certificate qualifying details

The students with an average score of 10/25 (25%) in 6 out of 8 assignments and 30/75 (75%) in the final examination with a total score of a minimum of 40/100 are eligible for the course certificate.

What you will learn

Project managementBudget managementSupply ManagementCivil Engineering skillsKnowledge of engineeringRisk Management

The ‘Project Planning & Control’ syllabus is framed to equip the students with the knowledge of the concepts that aid in improving planning and management skills. This course will deliver insights on the following,

  • Time management concepts 
  • Work breakdown structure fundamentals
  • Network analysis and techniques and float.
  • Cost and resource management in projects.
  • Critical path methods
  • Risk management
  • Project Evaluation Review Techniques.
  • Research strategies in project management.
  • Emerging trends and tools

Who it is for

The course on ‘Project Planning & Control’ is designed for the students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. This course benefits the practice engineers such as civil engineers, structural engineers, and architects. This course on project management helps the students taking management studies with the fundamentals of planning and managing projects.

Admission Details

The course admission for the ‘Project Planning & Control’ online certificate course is done by registering online on the Swayam website.

Step 1: Go to the course page using the link below,

Step 2: Click on the Register/Sign-In link 

Step 3: Fill in the required details and complete the registration.

Application Details

The applicants should enter the relevant details on the registration form such as name, phone number, and address, or can choose to sign in using their Google or Facebook ID

The Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Course Context
  • Construction Project Management

  • Time Management
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Gantt Charts

  • Duration Estimation
  • Network Representation & Analysis -1

  • Network Representation & Analysis -2
  • Two-Span Bridge: Scheduling
  • Network Analysis, and Application

  • Time-Cost Trade-off (Crashing)

  • Resource Scheduling

  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Project Monitoring & Control

  • Project Monitoring & Control (Earned Value Concepts)
  • Uncertainty in Project Schedules (PERT)
  • Course Summary

Evaluation process

  • The students will have to take the final proctored certification exam and clear the exam with a minimum average of 75% (30/75) to become eligible for the course certificate.
  • The exam registration and payment are done online through the website.


IIT Madras Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Which institute offers the course on ‘Project Planning & Control’?

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras provides the NPTEL course on the Swayam portal.

2: How long will the ‘Project Planning & Control’ program take to be completed?

The course is planned for eight weeks.

3: Who is the course instructor for the ‘Project Planning & Control’ training program?

Dr. Koshy Varghese and the teaching assistants will guide the students through the course.

4: What are the prerequisites to attend ‘Project Planning & Control’ classes?

The students are expected to have prior knowledge in mathematics, probability, and statistics.

5: Can I access the ‘Project Planning & Control’ certification course for free?

Yes, the course is available free for the students.


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