Construction Industry in India

Background:

The Construction Industry in India is amongst the country’s most vibrant and booming sectors. In recent years, this sector has grown at tremendous rates. A few key facts about this key sector are as follows:
> The size of the Construction Industry today is over INR 2,48,000 crore.
> It generates employment for over 33 million people in India.
> From 2000 to 2008, the sector has grown at a rate of over 11%.

However, large parts of this industry remain unorganized. There is a lack of any defined career path or structured training within this sector. There is very limited clarity about the required vocational skills and qualifications that an individual can develop in order to enter and subsequently grow within this high growth sector.

With the new Government, there has been a strong focus on Infrastructure Development, as a means for driving growth. Additionally, this Government has placed a high value on skill development. Combining both these pillars for growth, the Government of India and various State Governments have engaged the services of Accenture to conduct a project on the analysis of existing and required skills within the Construction Industry. This project of national importance will help address the twin goals of infrastructure led growth and actualization of the demographic dividend.

Overall Project Scope:

The overall indicative approach to be followed for this engagement is as follows:

> Phase 1 (As-Is Assessment of the Construction Industry): This would focus on understanding size, profile and key sub-sectors of the Construction Sector. Aspects like projected growth rate, size of workforce for specific job roles, existing career path and anticipated changes in employment patterns will be assessed. Further, a database of existing training courses and institutes (vocational and academic) for the construction sector will be prepared to understand key skills that are already being developed. The aim of this exercise will be to quantify a demand-supply gap of skilled manpower for each key job role identified.

> Phase 2 (Deep Dive for Occupations): This phase will involve a comprehensive study of job roles, career paths, growth avenues, employment opportunities for the youth, etc.

> Phase 3 (Functional Requirement Analysis): This detailed analysis will focus on tasks to be performed by an individual in each key job role/ occupation for the sector. An understanding of ‘what a person is expected to do’ forms the basis for the skills and knowledge required by an individual to perform at a high level in the sector.
> Phase 4 (KSA Analysis): This is the final link to complete a comprehensive Skill Gap Analysis as envisaged in the phase 1 of the project. This phase would build on all the previous phase to come up with standardization across the identified job roles in terms of what an individual is expected to do as part of the job, and would then build on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) required to be able to perform the job. This will be of great value for the Government while formulating training courses in the future for this sector and make the people in the sector world-class so that they are good enough to take care of the rapid industrialization that the country is expected to see in the coming years to come.

In order to complete any of the above analysis, all participants within the Live Project will have to engage with key stakeholders in the State from industry (large scale firms and MSMEs) and training providers of courses catering to the Construction Sector.
We would also be conducting a few workshops across some of the major cities and the students working on the project may be asked to join these workshops.

Rules & Regulations:

> Team of 4-5 people
> Initial shortlisting of 5-6 teams basis the 1 page synopsis submitted by the team. Synopsis should contain the overall approach / methodology that the team may want to adopt for the delivery of the project
> Campus Committee can schedule a brief call with Himanshu Joshi/ Pranay Bery, Accenture to clear the doubts that students may have before submitting the 1 page synopsis. This can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.
> Finally 1-2 teams would be selected to participate in this live project

Indicative Timelines:

> Selection for the Project

* Submission of Synopsis(Overall Approach / Methodology): 21st July, 9 AM
* Telephonic assessment of Top 5-6 Synopsis along with the Presentation: TBD
* Final Declaration of the Team (s) to do the project: TBD

> Project Timelines

Since this is as live a project as one can get, the indicative timelines are as indicated below and would appreciate all the selected teams to stick to the timelines. This is very important as being a live engagement, we also have a set-deadlines for the deliverables
* As-Is Assessment of the Construction Industry: 21st August
* Deep Dive Analysis for Occupations: 21st September
* Functional Requirement Analysis: 5th October
* KSA Analysis: 21st October

Suggestive sources of information:

> http://nsdcindia.org/knowledge-bank/index.aspx
> State Government Industrial Development Corporation / Investment Authorities
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