Prof.K.T. Ravindran talks about RICS SBE

Prof K.T. Ravindran is Dean Emeritus at the RICS School of Built Environment. He was the Vice Chairman of the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of the Government of India for the last five years. He is now nominated as Member of the Advisory Board for the United Nations Capital Master Plan, a five member committee drawn from around the world, advising the Secretary General of the United Nations on the ongoing UN project in New York.

What is the ideology of your institution/college/university?

RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University has been set up in response to the industry’s strong call to address the shortage of skilled professionals in built environment. Addressing the skills gap challenge and reducing massive demand supply gap of skilled professionals is fundamental for the industry to be able to deliver projects of highest quality, in time and on cost.

Being a professional body, representing the leading professionals (who are qualified chartered members of the RICS) in real estate, construction and infrastructure, RICS has been aware of industry issues pertaining to the lack of adequately qualified professionals entering this industry. Globally, RICS accredits Schools of Built Environment, set up by different universities. However, in India, such specialized education for this sector does not exist.

In light of these unique issues for India, RICS and Amity University have partnered together to establish the institute, as an industry-led academic institution, to bridge the huge skills gap this important sector is facing.

What are the major courses available? According to you, what are the latest trend/courses students are opting for? Any other major trend in education?

Learning at the School has been structured in a way that helps students develop an understanding of the global real estate and construction market including differences in cultures and approach.

The courses offered by the school are:

. MBA in Construction Project Management – This program prepares to excel in the role of a project manager that can deliver projects by integrating inputs of specialists such as architects, structural engineers, finance experts and others.

. MBA in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying – This program prepares students to become construction economists and quantity surveyors.

Share details about the placements. Share the details of the major recruiters from your institution/college/university.

Opportunities to build a career in real estate and construction are enormous. The school is an industry led academic institution, supported by over 200 leading real estate and construction and infrastructure firms and the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India. Firms such as

JLL, Shapoorji Pallonji, Tata Realty & Infrastructure, Rustomjee, Raheja Universal, Tata Housing, Unitech Ltd, Kotak Realty Fund, CBRE, DTZ, ATS Infrastructure, IDFC, Ahluwalia Contracts, DLF Ltd., Kalpatru Ltd, Embassy Group, Emaar MGF and Bharti Realty amongst many others have extended their support and have committed to recruit from the School..

Some of the firms that will hire our interns are CISCO, CRISIL, DLF Ltd., Tata Housing, HDFC, Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE, Larsen & Toubro, Afcons Infrastructure, Hines, K Raheja, Lodha Group and many more.

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This interview was originally published in Career Connect.

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