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RICS Signs MOU with WBSCTVED to Strengthen Collaboration in the Built Environment Sector

New Delhi, July 12, 2023: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education and Skill Development (WBSCTVED). This collaborative agreement aims to foster a deeper partnership between the two organizations and promote excellence in the field of civil engineering and the built environment.

RICS and WBSCTVED have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaboration in the built environment sector. Under this agreement, both parties aim to explore various areas of cooperation and mutual support. RICS will assist WBSCTVED in revising and modifying existing courses related to the built environment, ensuring they align with industry best practices. Additionally, RICS and WBSCTVED will work together to generate awareness and recognition of the civil engineering programme among students and stakeholders in the built environment sector. The organizations will also explore the possibility of jointly launching training programmes, faculty development programmes, internship opportunities, and student exchange programmes. Furthermore, they will share information on regulatory frameworks and development, fostering a deeper understanding of industry regulations and standards. 

Gurvinder Pal Singh Raina, Senior Public Affairs Officer at RICS, expressed his enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “The collaboration between RICS and WBSCTVED represents a significant milestone in our mission to enhance professional standards and promote excellence in the built environment sector. By combining our expertise and resources, we can create meaningful impact and drive positive change. We look forward to working closely with WBSCTVED and collectively advancing the civil engineering field.”

Anoop Kumar Agrawal, IAS, Principal Secretary, said: The value of International standards is increasingly demanded in the global construction business. RICS is a globally recognised body having such standards. Collaboration between Council and RICS will benefit students of West Bengal, allowing them to develop as professionals in the built environment by providing opportunities to learn about international practices and the latest technologies. This partnership will enable students to stay informed and adapt to the rapidly evolving built environment industry.”

Rishikesh Chanda | Senior Sector Manager & Lead (Infrastructure), British Deputy High Commission, said: “I am delighted that RICS and WSCTVED have signed the MoU to collaborate in the built environment sector. This MoU signifies commitments of both these organisations on sustainable growth and will help create a highly-skilled workforce adept at modern methods of construction.”