Real Estate Industry Courses Lures Youths

With the boom of real estate industry across the country, it seems the youths are not just concentrating on good communication skills and sound knowledge of geographical area to become a good realtor, but are now looking at courses on real estate industry to get the professional touch. An industry report filed by leading real estate intelligence firm, Jones Lang Lasalle, India, has debated if a career in real estate in the country is apt right now.

Debating whether the Indian real estate industry is the right place to start a career, Sameer Khanna, Head, Human Resources, Jones Lang Lasalle India, noted that compared to developed countries, the Indian real estate sector still lacks sophistication and transparency.

Further Sameer Khanna explained, “However, it is popular for domestic and international investments. This has resulted in the need for better and capable human resources. Though real estate is not nuclear science, there are complexities involved.”

What courses to pick? While the real estate industry is changing fast, a lot of professionalism is coming in, as many major international players; developers are introducing best practices and higher transparency. “People equipped with the know-how, training and professionalism are in high demand, and are paid correspondingly,” experts revealed. Why are city students interested? While many students are choosing the course out of interest, many others enter the trade to see if the industry is challenging. Further, there are the third kind, who has families and forefathers who have been an integral part of the industry and are looking at entering the trade, with a professional course. “I do not know much about this industry but I have enrolled myself for this course because it seems interesting. So far the only role that interests me is one related to analysing the market,” said Shreeti Dey, a student.

New Courses In Real Estate

IDS National Institute of Real Estate Management (IDS NIREM) has come with an idea to develop human resources for the Indian realty sector focusing on Real Estate Education, Training, Consulting & Research. Acknowledging the urgent need for specialization in realty management education it recently launched a PG Diploma course in Commercial Real Estate (PGD-CRE).

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It will be a one year distance learning course patterned on MBA in Real Estate. IDS NIREM also proposes the course at diploma and certificate level.

The Diploma course will be offered in two divisions. First is for those who want to commence their career in real estate including the fresh graduates and MBA’s. Second, for already existing real estate professionals who either want to amplify their learning or want to ace in commercial property sector. This course will focus on knowledge as well as practical skills to analyze, acquire, finance, and operate realty sector resources.

NIREM promises to provide PG level degree, diploma and certificate courses along with MDPs, Consulting and Research in different fields of real estate. In addition to these learning programs, it also plans to develop touchstones for real estate sector, retail & institutional investors and other stakeholders

The courses offered are:

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Commercial Real Estate
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Real Estate Sales & Agency Management

Diploma courses

  • Diploma in Commercial Real Estate
  • Diploma in Real Estate Sales

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Real Estate Management
  • Certificate in Commercial Real Estate