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Prof. Dr. Sanjay Govind Patil
August 04, 2020

MBA in Construction Project Management at RICS SBE Mumbai gets PMI GAC Accreditation

The prime role of educational institutes is to provide quality education and prepare and qualify individuals so that they can contribute towards the development of the nation and educate them to become ethically sound, good human beings. In today’s competitive world, educational institutes should not only be comprehensive and sustainable but at the same time continuously experiment and evolve to meet the challenges of the Vulnerable, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) world. 

It is very essential for educational institutes to develop a curriculum which addresses all the above aspects. Several fly by night operators in India, have opened colleges that are churning out graduates and postgraduates who are completely unemployable due to the substandard education that is being shovelled out to them. Students and their parents are confused and unsure about placing their confidence in educational institutes. So, the big question is how to ensure trust that the programme that the students opt for is valuable and worthwhile and meets not only local but also global standards.


Accreditation assures quality and rigour

The only way to ensure a high, consistently good quality and level of education is by having the education programme delivered by an institute monitored, evaluated and assessed by independent and globally recognised accreditation bodies. These accreditation bodies evaluate by mapping the curriculum to knowledge areas and competencies, curriculum relevance to a fast-changing industry, academic staff quality, assessment procedures, internal quality assurance, student experience, resources provided by the institutes to enhance learning, extracurricular activities, ethical standards, inclusivity and diversity to name a few.

Mumbai campus shotMBA in CPM at RICS SBE Mumbai gets PMI GAC Accreditation

The MBA in Construction Project Management (CPM) programme offered at RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Mumbai recently underwent a rigorous accreditation assessment process by Project Management Institute (PMI) - Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs, USA. They evaluated our programme on accreditation standards such as curricula and Core Areas of Focus for Program Learning Outcomes and meeting the industry requirements, academic staff quality, students experience, financial resources, programme improvements etc. While the MBA in CPM at RICS SBE at the Noida campus already carries the PMI GAC accreditation, on July 28, 2020, PMI GAC granted the letter of accreditation to the MBA CPM programme offered by RICS SBE at the Mumbai campus as well.

RICS SBE only institute in India that offers PMI GAC accredited programme

The RICS SBE MBA-CPM programme is the only programme in India accredited by PMI-GAC. Such an accreditation conforms to a comprehensive set of global standards, which indicate academic rigor, quality, institutional excellence, and real-world applicability of the curriculum. This also indicates to employers that a graduate has met certain external benchmarks in professional aptitude and a recognized “seal of approval” means a better-quality education, and a more marketable degree, for project management graduates. To find out more about PMI GAC accreditation and PMI certification benefits click here

Benefits to Students Enrolled in PMI-GAC accredited programme

The first and foremost benefit to students is that they get a globally accredited degree that is respected and recognised in India as well as internationally. That means that they can work in organisations anywhere across the globe.

When eligible students sit for a PMI credential exam, they can immediately apply the classroom hours from a completed project management course toward the contact hour requirement. GAC accredited programs can now issue Professional Development Units (PDU) to students who complete any individual registered project management course within their accredited degree program. The PMI credential holder can be confident that these PDUs are pre-approved and will automatically be accepted toward fulfilling the PMI continuing certification requirement. Click here for more details about the PDU requirements. 

Having a PMI GAC accredited degree is the route to a PMP membership certification which leads to better jobs and a salary that is about 20 per cent higher than non-PMP certification candidates receive.


RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University is an industry led academic institution which delivers specialized undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students ambitious to work in real estate, construction and infrastructure sector. It also aids as a hub for research and development of technical proficiency in built environment.

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