Team Careers360|Sep 26, 2019
RICS SBE, Amity University offers innovative internship opportunity to its students
NEW DELHI: After a successful placement season for its 2017-2019 batch, RICS School of Built Environment (SBE) Amity University has implemented an innovative internship idea for its current students. Normally, the students go through a mandatory 2-month internship in the industry, but because of the prevailing conditions due to COVID-19, this year it is difficult for the students to complete their industry internships. But, RICS SBE says it is important to maintain continuity in their education and training. That is why the institute has innovatively transformed the internships into intensive research projects based on the specific needs of the industry organisations.
With the active involvement of the RICS Research Team, Faculty of Northumbria University, and senior industry professionals, the RICS SBE internship team brainstormed and prepared a list of research topics related to issues for which the industry is looking for answers. Students were able to choose their internship projects according to their interests and were assigned a mentor and industry veteran who guided them in their research.
Some of the leading industry bodies under whom the students have done their internships this year are Joint Plant Committee (SAIL), APERA (Asia Pacific Real Estate Association) Singapore, Excelltize software, Vastu Housing Finance, Thite Valuer, Reliant Surveyors Dubai, Prestige Estates Allied Builders (Seychelles) Limited, JLL, Kaishar Interiors, Rider Levett Bucknall – Dubai, Ahluwalia Contracts, Uniworld, etc.
Commenting on this positive development at RICS SBE, Ashwani Awasthi, MD said, “Knowing that the students will be disappointed on missing the opportunity to gain direct industry exposure as they can’t go out, we decided to bring the industry home to them. A lot of thought and effort was put into organizing these internships so that students can get as close an industry experience as possible under the present trying circumstances.”
“We are pleased to share that our students are placed for internships at some of the highly esteemed organizations in the industry. We feel proud when top-recruiters recognize the potential of our students. Our objective is to work endlessly to improve the entrepreneurial and employability skills of the students. We are very thankful to the companies who have evinced their interest in RICS School of Built Environment and have hired the students and given them a chance to boost their skills.” he further added.
In normal times, the institute usually arranges these internships by approaching industry organisations. The corporates give their requirements for interns along with the location, profiles and stipend offered, etc. This requirement is then floated amongst the students who avail the opportunity by making applications according to their field of interest. The organisations then select young interns after conducting due interviews. The two months of hands-on industry experience often gets translated into pre-placement offers.
RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University is an industry-led academic institution working under the umbrella of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which conducts specialized undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students aspiring to work in the real estate, construction, and infrastructure sector. It also serves as a hub for research and development of technical expertise in the built environment.