On March 11,2016 the students of MBA in infrastructure attended a lecture given by Dr. Mukul Asher, who is a Professorial Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore
Dr. Mukul Asher who wears many hats is also the Director, Public Policy at the Global Village Foundation and has been a consultant to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization, Asian Development Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other prominent institutions.
After an hour long interaction with the faculty, Professor Asher addressed the students on the ‘Built Environment in Developing Countries’. In an informal manner, he shared with them his thoughts on real estate, infrastructure and construction. He also spoke about economic concepts like “economy of scale” and “economy of scope” and their relevance in Urban Development.
He emphasised the need to professionalise the real estate sector in India and told the students that they were lucky to be “in the right place at the right time” as they will witness and profit from this impending change which would lead to many remunerative and satisfying career opportunities for them to pursue and advance in.
The students were quite satisfied by the Q&A session that followed the insightful talk.