Prof. Dr. Mona N. Shah FRICS

Dean, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida


Prof. Dr. Mona N. Shah FRICS has a professional experience spanning over three decades, initially in the services and manufacturing industry, gaining proficiency in launching new initiatives in the functional areas of strategy and operations. Since year 2000, she turned to academics and the sunrise Indian sectors viz. real estate, construction, projects and smart infrastructure, synthesising the priorities of academics, research and industry. Before joining as Dean, SBE at NOIDA, Delhi, she has served at the National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) Pune, as Dean of School of Projects, Real Estate and Infrastructure Management. She has been instrumental in designing and launching two pioneering post graduate level programmes the Post Graduate Programme in Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure Management (PGP REUIM) and Post Graduate Programme in Contemporary Smart Cities Development and Management (PGP CSCDM). Prior to that in year 2000 as Dean Academics, with India Institute of Real Estate®, she pioneered India’s very first real estate certification programme “Principles and Practices of Real Estate” (PPRE) for practising real estate service providers, recognised by USA’s National Association of Realtors®.

Her teaching and research interests include Strategy, Leadership, and Sustainability. Her keen interest in applied research has translated into government and corporate assignments in competency mapping, feasibility studies, affordable housing, and smart cities solutions since 2003. In addition, she has published 46 research articles & cases in reputed journals worldwide, 35 conference contributions and supervised 95 master level theses.

Apart from teaching and performing administrative duties, she is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Project Management in Research and Practice (UTepress, Sydney, Australia) and in the past, has been the Editor of the NICMAR Journal of Construction Management (NJCM). Prof. Shah actively serves on several committees. She engages in executive training programmes with government departments and blue chip corporates in the construction sector. She is an invited speaker and reviewer for international and national level journals.

  • Ph. D  from University of Pune
  • Diploma In Housing Laws from Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (ILS Society, Pune)
  • M.B.A. (Marketing)  from  SIBM
  • B.A. (Economics)  from Fergusson College (University of Pune)
National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)

2003- 2018 as Chairperson

India Institute of Real Estate (IIRE®)

2000- 2003 as Dean 

Moksha Communications Pvt. Limited

1990-1999 as Founder and Director 

Research Interests:
Grant Based 
  1. Principal Investigator. Framework for Low Carbon Cities in India, 2017.  

  2. Co-Principal Investigator. Co- Principal Investigator, Impact of Demonetization on Real Estate Market in India: A Case Study of Pune City (western suburbs), 2017

Grant Based (Government and Professional Associations)
  1. Co-Principal Investigator. Tata’s Ultra Mega Power Plant – A Benchmark in Effective Project Management, for PMI®, India, 2014

  2. Co-Principal Investigator. Cost Benefit Feasibility of Intelligent Buildings – Case of Wonder Futura, for PMI®, India, 2014 

  3. Principal Investigator. Enlisting Stakeholder Engagement for Successful Project Delivery – The Case of Jalswarajya Project, for PMI®, India, 2013

  4. Principal Investigator.  Trends in Housing Construction, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), 2012-13

  5. Principal Investigator. Affordable Housing Policy, Government of Maharashtra, 2011 

  6. Principal Investigator. Drivers of Project Management Education in India, for PMI®, India, 2010

  7. Contributor, The Advantages of China and India in Construction: A Comparison; Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Project undertaken by University of Melbourne, 2010

  8. Principal Investigator. Directory for Construction Equipment for Building Material Trade Promotion Council, Government of India 2009

  9. Contributor. Directory for Construction Equipment for Building Material Trade Promotion Council, Government of India 2006  

Corporate Projects 
  1. Competency Mapping of Technical and Commercial middle to senior managers of Gherzi Eastern Ltd., 2010. Contributor. 

  2. Development and Analysis of Personality Profiles based on Myers –Briggs Personality Type Indicators, (MBTI), middle to senior level managers, Ashok Leyland Ltd. 2010. Contributor.

  3. Hyundai Corporation Ltd. Market Potential for Entry into Indian Market, 2006. Contributor

  • Merit Paper Award, CRIOCM 2015, “Assessment of Ahmedabad (India) and Shanghai (China) on Smart City Parameters applying the Boyd Cohen Smart City Wheel, Hangzhou, PRC. (Chp 10, Springer- ISBN: 978-981-10-0854-2)
  • Best Presentation Award FICCI Stakeholder Engagement for Successful Project Delivery – The Case of GoM’s Jalswarajya Project – PMI® Symposium on Project Management Practices 2015, Mar 10, 2015, New Delhi.
  • Indian Buildings Congress Gold Medal, and Commendation for the Best Research Paper “Low-cost Housing Tenements using the Incremental Design Perspective”, New Delhi, 2010.
  • Co-Author,of research paper ranked 9th in ‘Top 25 most cited articles’ in Habitat International Vol XXX, Issue, 17-29. (Ref, Annexure I, 14. Pg 8) 
  • Indian Buildings Congress Gold Medal, and Commendation for the Best Research Paper “Overall Community Development Under PURA Vision 2020”, New Delhi- 2004
  • “Award for Teaching Excellence- 2015” at NICMAR, Pune.
  • “Award for Teaching Excellence- 2006” at NICMAR, Pune.
  • First merit ranker, Diploma in Housing Laws, Indian Law Society, Pune - 2007.
  • Maya Thadani Scholar for standing First in Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Entrance Exam - 1985
  • Government Open Merit Scholarship - 1980-85, Fergusson College, Pune
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Scholarship for outstanding merit as Cadet Officer - 1981-83
  • Editorial Board Member, Project Management Research and Practice, (UTS) ePress, Sydney, Australia
  • Member of Board of Studies, Civil Engineering Department, IES, IPS College of Engineering, Indore
  • Member, International Centre for Research in Sustainable Built Environment (PRC), Chongqing, PRC
  • Member, MPCC’s Advisory Committee on Urban Affairs, Maharashtra State 
  • Life Member, All India Management Association (AIMA)