When the coronavirus pandemic hit, business schools caught at the crux of their admissions cycles. Candidates were suddenly unable to visit campuses or interview face-to-face. GMAT test centres were closed and, with the GMAT Online Exam not yet available, candidates submitted applications without test scores. In response, business schools added unprecedented levels of flexibility to their admissions processes: transitioning online, waiving test scores, shifting application deadlines, and moving program start dates. As COVID-19 cast doubt over the continued delivery of programs, schools rushed to fill their classes and accepted more candidates, with the assumption that some would defer to the following year. Clearly distinguishing itself from the general trend followed at b-schools throughout the country and continuing to stand out in terms of quality management education offered, Regional College of Management has excelled as an exemplary hotspot of career-oriented teaching and learning since 1982.
An important identity in the field of management education in Odisha, Regional College of Management situated, in the temple city – Bhubaneswar, which is also one of the fastest-growing trading and commercial hubs of the state and eastern India. A literal flagbearer of imparting the right amount of social sensitivity, RCM boasts of being responsible for providing many underprivileged people, right opportunities to excel as trained business leaders.
Emphasising on the best teaching-learning practices followed worldwide, and thoroughly adapting to the digital model of education, considering the current pandemic situation, RCM has grown manifold, helping all its students inculcate qualities like decision making, problem-solving and letting them have hands-on experience. Promoting overall holistic development in all their students, both inside and outside the classroom activities are made equally important on the campus of RCM. Also, facilitating a suitable learning environment for all present on the campus is the state-of-the-art infrastructure and amenities, helping every individual who is a part of RCM excel beyond textbooks and classrooms.
Considering innovation as a keyword in creating leaders of tomorrow, Regional College of Management offers a wide array of courses. From PGDM /MBA to Master’s in Finance & Control, RCM has plans to dive deep into the field of data and introduce various new programs for the student’s demanding a 21st century-based education.
Leveraging educational experiences
Setting an example to fellow b-schools and management institutions across the country, at Regional College of Management students are given a solid foundation of management, making students employable and ready for society. With the implementation of quick response ERP setup, advanced learning becomes a routine at the college. Consisting of an extensive library with more than 1 lakh books, journals, and material, RCM truly redefines ultimate learning experiences. “The high-tech labs are capable in providing practical experience to our students, where they can experiment with the theories and evolve as better, smarter and concept rich products of RCM”, stated Dr Prabir Pal, the founder/chairman of the RCM group of institutions, giving us a thorough insight into the all-round experience, which is called the Regional College of Management.
Striving relentlessly in pursuit of academic excellence & nurturing young business minds, RCM has collaborated with a list of international organizations and institutions. These tie-ups and bonds of industry-academia existing on the campus, resulting in students getting the required exposure to the industry standards and demands, making them industry ready and employable. Constantly being listed as one among the top management institutes of the country, over 10,000+ students call RCM their home, irrespective of the backgrounds they come from, preaching a sense of community and belonging throughout the campus of the college.
Having top academicians and industry-experts leading the parade as faculty members at the college, the students get the best of both the worlds – a thorough classroom learning and a quick view into the professional world outside. Acting as gurus/mentors to the students, rather than just teachers, the onboard faculty members give it their best in moulding young minds. Treating their fellow teachers as role models, the students look up to them and take their assistance in both professional and personal endeavours. “Our students are motivated to participate in student exchange programmes as mingling with other business enthusiasts and obtaining lectures from expert faculties will provide them in-depth insights of the business sphere” added Dr Pal.
Imparting practical wisdom and beyond
Being a visionary and a highly qualified personality, Dr Prabir Pal has led RCM towards becoming a platform for students to become abled innovators, creative thinkers and problem solvers. Boosting aspects of research and innovation on the campus, conventional learning techniques are coupled with real-world experiences helping students to think out of the box and create unique solutions for day-to-day issues we face as a society.
Teaching and training students towards their future professional endeavours, be it taking up their dream jobs or entering the field of entrepreneurship, by the end of their respective course periods the right number of innovative abilities get incorporated into their personalities, helping them get placed in reputed and top-notch companies. Along with the support of the faculty members, RCM invites corporate trainers helping students unveil the essential mantras of achieving success and in turn, teach them the importance of professional etiquettes, culture, and principals. Furthermore, hosting annual recruitment drives, where corporate giants such as Hindustan Unilever, ITC, ICICI Securities, Impulse, Redington, PWC and so on, visit RCM, is an absolute achievement to the hard work and dedication put in by everyone present on the campus of RCM, progressing each day towards expanding its base and initiating new arena of academic excellence and increased industry-academia relationships.
Dr Prabir Pal, Founder/Chairman
An exemplary leader, a visionary, and a man of great experience, Dr Prabir Pal is a personality with the greatest accolades and rewards credited to his name. He is a man of his word and lives to give back to society, and as a result, has undertaken several social services projects in Education and Health Services. Being the founding member of RCM and acting as the chairman of the institute, he leads the whole RCM parade contributing to the institute and the society, providing a new direction of leadership and vigour, working together to make RCM the best management institute of India.