Experts’ profile

Dr. (Prof) Ajit Patwardhan

M.Tech (IIT, Bombay), Ph.D. (Pune University)

With more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Ajit Patwardhan brings with him an extensive knowledge and skills associated with the field of infrastructure management. He has worked overseas on oil & gas and urban Infrastructure projects involving tendering, contract administration, project execution, safety and quality management. Till 2011 he was associated with National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR) Pune in various capacities as Dean/Professor/advisor and trainer.

He has conducted more than 200 management training programs in India and overseas for public bodies, state Govt. departments, contracting companies, developers and project consultancy firms. Programs covered Contract Management, Risk Management in Infrastructure projects. He is advising many reputed large scale companies on their contract related issues and conducting training programs. He works on advisory panel of experts for World Bank in India. He has published many articles and reports in Construction magazines. He has obtained his PH.D from Pune University in Infrastructure Development

He is the honorary chairperson of the prestigious ‘Deccan Education Society’ Pune

Prof.Vivek Date

CFA (Chartered Financial Analysis), LL.B., CAIIB,
CMC (Certified Management Consultant)


As a Chartered Financial Analyst & Certified Management consultant with legal background, he brings with him varied and extensive experience in Infrastructure Finance Appraisal and PPP Structuring. He has been a financial & PPP consultant to many Infrastructure developers and Govt. Depts. for projects such as Industrial zones in MP falling under Industrial zones under Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Road network in Gujarat, NHAI Highways (DBFOT), Hydro Power, Urban Infrastructure such as Water & Solid waste management, City Development plans, SEZ, Airport upgradation, Solar park development, renewable energy projects, and large scale real estate projects. Many of the projects are funded by World Bank & ADB.

He has also been expert faculty for programs relating to Infrastructure project appraisal & financing, PPP modelling, Cost Engineering & Social cost benefit analysis during last 13 years while working with NICMAR Pune. Prominent organisations include L&T (ECC), Leighton, Tata Power, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB), Shapoorji Pallonji, AFCONS, CIDCO, Indian Oil Tanking, Dept. of Atomic Energy (DOAE) BARC, Mumbai, etc. He is also associated with SCMHRD Institute (constituent of Symbiosis) for their MBA (Infrastructure Management) program.

He is pursuing Ph.D. in area relating to PPP models in Infrastructure Projects.
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