There was a whiff of freshness in the air as the new session began this year with 227 new students walking in the campus at Noida and 142 in Mumbai. With excitement and nervousness they were entering the corridors which will soon become their home for the next few constructive years of their lives.
The four day Orientation program began on 18 July in Noida and 25 July in Mumbai wherein these students were introduced to the values, culture, teaching pedagogy and leadership of the institution. They also got the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and their own alumni – which acted as an ice-breaking session for them.
Parents accompanied these students on the first two days and were part of the auspicious hawan ceremony which marked the beginning of their journey as a student of RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University. Parents also got the opportunity to directly interact with the academic leadership while their children were busy completing the registration formalities
On the very first day - Mark Powell, Executive Director, School of Built Environment presented RICS ideology to the students in Noida. Nimish Gupta FRICS Managing Director, RICS South Asia introduced students to the roadmap to become MRICS and significance of RICS in their careers.
Dr. Mona N Shah, new Dean, RICS SBE, Noida said on this occasion, “Welcome to all the new students enrolled in the various programs at the RICS SBE, Noida. It is our pleasure to host one more edition of a vibrant cohort of youth, looking forward to us for a variety of things, be it knowledge, personal development, industry insight and more. All faculty, staff and I are geared to ensure that you come forward and get the best out of the opportunities that are provided to you. Wish you all the very best and the best of times here at RICS SBE, Noida”
Jagdish Math FRICS, Dean RICS SBE, Mumbai said in his speech, “This year, our first batch will be completing their studies and we hope to see them successfully become leaders in their careers. On the other hand, we wish to push the new batch on a higher note in both academic and personal development. Our focus is to be a leader in academic excellence, impactful research and excellence in employability.”
This year, Mumbai campus also organized a project site visit to Seawoods Grand Central, India’s first & largest transit-oriented development by L&T Realty where the new batch of students were introduced to the benefits of transit-oriented development, the features and property specifications.
Mumbai campus, specifically, has grown tremendously over the last year since the first batch began in July, 2017. The students have had great learning experience in the first year and did their internships in reputed companies in India and abroad. 19 students flew to Liverpool Summer Internship Program at LJMC, Liverpool, UK, while two students went on to work at JLL MENA and three visited 6 Asian cities as part of REACh program.