Which sentence is better one ?

Harvard's MBA programme is regarded as the finest in the country.


Harvard's MBA programme is regarded the finest in the country.

Just like like the use of As with consider / considered is diminishing and its all right to use consider without as, Can we omit as in the above sentence ? Is it grammatically correct ? I am not able to figure the difference in above given sentence but in the below given sentence its clearly wrong to use regard without as :

He regarded her as his sister.

Please don't suggest anything else like replacing regarded with considered as I don't have that privilege .Its a exam question , considering just those two sentences suggest which one is better.


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You should use regarded with as which has meaning of to consider or have an opinion about something or someone.

For example:

Her parents always regarded her as the smartest of their children.

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