Built Environment is a moderately new mode of unfolding the design, construction and managements of manmade structures. It refers to the man-made surroundings offering the site for human activity from buildings and parks to vicinities and cities that can often include their auxiliary infrastructure, such as water supply, or energy networks.
In India, education in built environment sector was not aligned with the industry's needs wherein, civil engineers, architects and planners did not have the requisite skillsets and work acquiring it on the jobs. To help the sector grow and keep up the pace with India's growth requirement, the need for industry ready professionals was identified.
RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, is an industry-led educational foundation and India's first & only School of Built Environment, which delivers dedicated undergraduate , postgraduate , Ph.D. and diploma programs to students aspiring to work in real estate, construction, and infrastructure sector by highly distinguished set of faculty and industry experts.
RICS SBE looks towards structuring capabilities in the present, to manage their distinct skills needs of the future and facilitates its students to communicate & comprehend the global real estate language thereby bringing credibility to the industry.
RICS joined hands with India’s leading research and innovation driven university – Amity University, to establish the RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University in 2013. Presently, it is housed in two states- one in Amity University- Noida, and second in Amity University- Mumbai. The Degrees awarded by them are recognized by the UGC.
RICS SBE is a department in Amity University's Noida and Mumbai campuses and has enrolled 2500+ students till date. The school is supported by leading Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure firms as well as the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, recognizing the need for educational institutions dedicated to imparting Real Estate and Construction specific education.
The idea was alleged when an RICS research verified that nearly 80% shortage of skilled professionals in Indian built environment sector was shortening its growth.
Graduates from RICS SBE are found to be industry ready and are entitled to further qualify for the chartered qualification of RICS, which is a mark of expertise and global competencies in the world of Built Environment.