12 Aug 2020 21:14 IST

RICS’ School PG course bags PMI accreditation

Two-year-long process; Mumbai second campus to secure the award, Noida campus bags it earlier

RICS SBE Mumbai has announced that its postgraduate programme — MBA in Construction Project Management has recently been accredited by the PMI-GAC. This is the second RICS SBE campus, to bag the coveted accreditation for MBA CPM; Noida campus having been awarded the same honour earlier.

The MBA in CPM programme offered at RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Mumbai,earlier underwent a rigorous two-year long accreditation assessment process by the Project Management Institute (PMI) — Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) for Project Management Education Programmes, US.

PMI-GAC is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for project, programme, portfolio management and related programmes at the bachelor’s, post graduate and doctoral degree levels. The GAC evaluated RICS SBE’s postgraduate programme on various accreditation standards such as curricula, its core areas of focus for Programme Learning Outcomes, industry requirements being met, academic staff quality, students’ experience, financial resources and programme improvements amongst others and granted the letter of accreditation to the MBA CPM programme at RICS SBE, Mumbai.

Arduous process

Commenting on the development, Mr Ashwani Awasthi Managing Director, RICS SBE said,PMI-GAC has accredited our MBA in CPM programme, Mumbai campus for the next five years. It was a two-year long, arduous yet inspirational process. Now, both the RICS SBE campuses, Noida and Mumbai, are providing PMI-GAC accredited MBA in CPM programme.”

GAC accreditation is a testament that the programme demonstrates a commitment to academic quality and excellence, meets global accreditation standards and prepares students to enter the workforce, says a press release. PMI-GAC has accredited 125-plus such programmes globally; MBA-CPM of RICS SBE is the first ever programme to be accredited by PMI-GAC in India. 500 plus MBA-CPM graduates already working in the industry in India and abroad.