The Dream of today’s youth is to take up key administrative or managerial roles in companies, corporate firms, MNCs, and businesses or end up giving wings to their very own ideas and innovations. In this pursuit of achieving one’s dreams & goals, it is important to instill strong management skills and knowledge about the fundamentals of management and business administration. Therefore, opting for an MBA/ PGDM program is the most common decision taken by today’s youth. It is commendable that even as early as in the 1980s, in anticipation of the sudden spurt in industrial growth and the necessity for skilled and trained workforce to fulfil their recruitment needs, an institute of excellence was set up in the state of Odisha. Coming as a ray of hope to the budding management aspirants and by setting an example for all institutions the Regional College of Management (RCM), Bhubaneswar, came into existence with the sole objective of offering impactful management learning to the masses.
Dr Prabir Pal, Chairman RCM ruminates “In the beginning of 1980s we realized that the then economic crisis of India will necessitate complete policy change, going ahead. We were ready for liberalization sooner or later, leading to rapid industry growth with need for skilled youth across sectors. Since I myself had gone through management education at an elite institute I had a fair understanding of industry. Besides, the state of Odisha was in dire need of quality private institutes at affordable price, as seats in Government colleges were very limited and students had either no knowledge about nor means to study outside of the state. And so the need for this visionary venture and the birth of RCM.”
Established in the year 1982, RCM is the front-runner in terms of offering programs in all the fields of management education. Rightfully staking claim among the top 4 management Schools in the Eastern coast of India and the first in the state of Odisha, RCM has come a long way since its inception. It can also boast of being the first autonomous Management Institute in Eastern India approved by the University of Grants Commission and getting recognition under section 2(f) and 12(b) of the UGC Act.
Learning with a Difference
Regional College of Management is a haven for learning and growing, laying equal on academic growth as well as the inculcation of a healthy value system while imparting education. At RCM, students are converted into leaders of tomorrow with the help of rigorous training by a team of quality and experienced faculty, pushing students to learn beyond the textbooks and classrooms, along with motivating them towards activities that instill a strong sense of social empathy and corporate responsibility. For the last 39 years RCM built a legacy to reckon with, not only by successfully growing in terms of programs offered but also producing corporate leaders who have made a name for themselves in the industry. As a result the institute earned the honor of becoming the first Autonomous Private Institute in the state of Odisha- a remarkable feat and a great milestone by any standards.
The autonomous state being conferred to RCM gave a massive boost to the morale of the institute and in turn guided the management and the faculty towards excelling in every parameter of a management school and more. Working as an independent institute, the management grabbed the opportunity to incorporate state-of-the art course curriculum by exercising complete freedom to host unique and in-demand courses for the students.
This gave RCM the freedom to keep abreast of recent developments in management education worldwide by modifying the course to cater to global standards every year; promoting up to date learning pedagogy, and adopting the term- ‘Techno-Management’. Under the Techno-Management tag, PGDM programs are run in the various cross-venture courses like Business Management, NLP, HR Design, Digital Marketing, and Block chain finance.
“RCM is also one of the very first higher education institutes to promote Tourism Management. Such unique programs, favored at RCM, gives us an edge over other parallel institutes”, observes Prof. (Dr) Prabir Pal, regarding the uniqueness RCM has to offer to management aspirants.
RCM and its management strive towards nurturing Creative Problem Solving Approach among students, maintaining its status quo with rigor and hard work put in by the faculty and all students. Consistently ranked among the best management institutes of the country, RCM acts as a spring-board to over more than 10,000 students, where tradition, innovation, and hard work blend seamlessly to give a holistic and industry-ready academic experience to all, irrespective of the socio-economic status of the students.
Shaping Global Leaders of Tomorrow
Situated ideally in the heart of Bhubaneswar, the state capital and a city known for its cultural heritage and diversity, RCM is a hotspot for personality development, exploring countless opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders. A vibrant campus with well-equipped modern classrooms, spacious Digital Library, Communication Labs, suitable hostel facilities, in-campus student convenience stores, the best research facilities available to a management student. Other facilities like conference room, Seminar hall and Auditorium ensure student participation and exposure through Workshops, Seminars & Conferences, Simulation activities and Guest lectures, as well as Cultural and Management Fests. Sports and competitions help develop the body along with the mind. Overall, RCM offers an extremely student-centric environment, and a world of opportunities. Students are guided and mentored by diligent faculty but are given a free hand to find their own way and handle innovative projects; every move designed to help them develop into smart, future-ready corporate leaders.
Under the able leadership of Dr. Prabir Pal, a team of highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated and constantly evolving faculty renders a unique yet extensive platform for the students to cultivate their skills. The faculty of RCM consists of individuals who hold immense experience in their niches in their respective fields of management and technology. The faculty members, imparting knowledge beyond the conventional learning methods give students a real-world experience, helping them hone skills and intellect through innovative teaching methodologies.
To target 100% placements opportunity for students Regional College of Management has a dedicated team of faculty and placement officers. working round the clock to connect with industries and corporate houses. The management on its part also works towards building strong academia-industry bond with leading corporate houses. As a result, top companies visit RCM annually to recruit the best of the students, offer them excellent career opportunities, giving them a chance to prove their acumen in a competitive world.
Dr. Prabir Pal, Founder/Chairman
An exemplary leader, a visionary, and a man of great experience, Dr. Prabir Pal has many accolades and awards credited to his name. Known for grit and determination his life-long mission has been to give back to society. Towards that end he 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 RCM fraternity providing new direction of leadership and vigor, striving hard to put RCM among the best management institutes of India.