Details for Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Cochin, Kerala, India
Sign Up Date to PRME
15 Jul 2014
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
28 Jul 2016
Sharing Information on Progress (2016)
Period Covered: Jan 2013 to Jan 2015
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Rajagiri Group of Institutions was established by the CMI congregation of Sacred Heart Province, Kochi with the vision of creating centers of excellence in the field of higher education and a standard bearer of holistic learning in India. Rajagiri means “The Hill of the King”.
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies has been in the forefront of fulfilling this vision. RCBS has emerged as a premier institution in imparting high quality education in Kerala. RCBS is situated in the picturesque valley in Kakkanad, the corporate hub of Kochi.
RCBS, established as a Centre for Excellence in Management, houses two Schools of Business – Rajagiri College of Social Sciences-School of Management ( RSOM) and Rajagiri Business School ( RBS).RSOM conducts the regular MBA programme affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and RBS conducts the AICTE recognized two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( PGDM) programme.
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies is guided by the motto of Learn , Serve, Excel in every sphere of their activity. Along with their professional training, the students of RCBS have a strong passion towards serving the society and excelling in the academic and non-academic activities in line with the vision and mission of the institute which aims towards the integrated development of individuals
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies is proud to have a team of high quality members of faculty supporting all the activities of the institute. The education here is supported by state-of-the art infrastructural facilities that equip the students to effectively function as full fledged members of the corporate world on completion of the course.
Over these years, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies has established itself as a pioneer in management education in the State of Kerala. RCBS has won lot of accolades and top ratings in various accreditations and rankings. National Assessment and Accreditation Council ( NAAC) which is known for its rigorous standards has accredited the institute with the highest grade ( A) with a high CGPA of 3.7. Renowned independent rating agency CRISIL has accredited the MBA and PGDM programme with a high rating of National Grade A and State Grade of A **.
Innovations at RCBS
RCBS has always been in the forefront of innovations in pedagogy in management. The entire pedagogy at RCBS is tuned towards making the students – socially responsible, competent and industry-ready professionals. The pedagogy of RCBS is called Rajagiri Immersive Learning Experience. The Immersive Learning methodology is based on four dimensions
Dimension 1 – Conceptual Learning
Conceptual learning forms an important part of the Immersive learning methodology where the students are introduced to the concepts and theoretical framework. The methodology involves case method, lecture, debate etc. Students are also introduced into the world of business through business update sessions and projects
Dimension 2- Experiential Engagement
Under this dimension, students are immersed into the practical realm of management through various innovative methodologies like Rural Sensitization Camp, Vanavasam, Field work, Field projects etc. Through this methodology, students learn through experiential learning. RCBS has a vibrant student activity program where the activities are conceived and executed by students with perfection.
Dimension 3- Executive Modeling
In this dimension, RCBS ensures that the graduates are moulded into complete individuals. Key skills like communication , analytical skills etc are inculcated to them through various training programmes.
Dimension 4- Corporate Competency
In this dimension, students are made industry ready through a continuous interaction with industry professionals. Students are also given intense training on attending interview process. Through Summer Projects, students are given insights into the real organizational issues. RCBS students also participate in consultancy projects undertaken by the faculty member which gives them rare insights into the real managerial issues.
Besides these pedagogical innovations, RCBS has strong tie-up with the industry and is in the forefront of forging a better relationship between academia and industry. The institute has a strong Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) which leads the drive for constant engagement with the industry. The partnership with SHRM is an initiative from the IIPC towards fulfilling the need for constant engagement with the industry.
RCBS has also taken the lead in fostering entrepreneurship among the students. The institute has a vibrant incubation cell and already one company is being mentored under the incubation cell.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The management provides funding support for research and developmental activities undertaken by the members of the faculty. It also provides other critical support in terms of in house research infrastructure, and expert guidance over and above funding support. The school actively scouts for support from business and industry for its research endeavors.
The management encourages and financially supports the faculty to take part in national/international conferences whereby the teachers can present papers and acquire new information on the recent developments. The teachers are also encouraged to organize seminars and conferences at regional/ state and national level so that it will facilitate sharing of information. The teachers are encouraged to publish research papers and articles in the refereed professional journals providing exemption from regular academic tasks.
The college provides faculty exchange programmes through tie-ups with vibrant academic universities abroad facilitating sharing of resources for faculty and student training, curriculum development, research and consultancy. Faculty visits to these foreign universities enable invaluable cross-cultural academic perspectives.
Research outputs and insights are used for improving research standards in the institute. Also use our research insights to address and resolve issues of corporate world/industry in limited geographic context. Research insights are also used to address and resolve issues of corporate world/industry in national and/or international contexts. Majority of the projects & the research studies conducted has directly or indirectly contributed to subject knowledge, industry needs or community development.
The extent to which we use our research insights to resolve the issues of the corporate word- local, national and international- is evident from the various research, consultancy and MDP programmes undertaken by the institute over the years. The institution caters to industry needs at various levels- local, national and International.
The institution conducts survey research among the students, faculty, staff and alumni, the data from these surveys are deployed to provide analytical support for various planning and assessment activities for the curriculum.
The Office of Institutional Research conducts research to support planning and decision making processes at the College. The work of the IR office spans four main areas:
• Reporting. Maintaining a central repository of longitudinal institutional data and coordinating the compilation and reporting of this data to internal and external audiences.
• Survey Research. Coordinating institutional surveys of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The data from these surveys provide analytical support for various planning and assessment activities on campus.
• Assessment. Building the capacity of the College to empirically engage questions about student learning and institutional effectiveness and develop appropriate data collection methodologies for on-going assessment activities.
• Institutional Studies. Responding to ad-hoc needs for in-depth research on various topics relating to institutional priorities.
On occasion RCBS share the data with one another to compare their own practices and outcomes against those of similar institutions and organizations that facilitate this sort of cooperation especially with Christ College, Bangalore, Western Michigan University, USA, Assumption University, Bangkok, Catholic University, Lille-France, Katho University College, Belgium, James Cook University, Australia, Australian Catholic University, Australia and Nazareth College of Rochester towards the curricular development
Researches carried out by the B school is focused on current industry issues and problems . Most research carried out by the B school directly addresses issues and problems of business and industry in regional and national contexts. Research carried out by the B school addresses current industry issues and problems in international contexts to a limited extent.
The college strongly supports collaborative research activities and research tie-ups with various industries and organizations such as Dhanam Publications and TELK, Cochin Shipyard, CDA, Coir Board, International Shipping Bureau, Dubai, Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering, Government of Kerala, SIDCO- Government of Kerala etc.
RCBS do undertake consultancy projects for various industries our major clients include Dhanam Business magazine, International Shipping Bureau, Dubai, Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering, Government of Kerala, SIDCO- Government of Kerala, Transformers and Electricals, Kerala (TELK), Synthite Industry, Coconut Development Board, Dubai port, NEC-Japan
Responding to the social needs
• Transcend, the social work arm of the school where students take the leadership in reaching out to the homeless and needy by initiating a series of activities including mapping of children in need of care and protection, needs mentoring, tuitions, educational sponsorships etc. and creation of the Flood relief fund.
• Inter-institute competition for the destitute children (Crayons).
• Community surveys are undertaken by the students to generate primary data base regarding the socio-economic and familial background of people.
• Training as part of the Friends of the Coconut program for Coconut Development Board.
The school reaches out to the community and the people and, undertakes need based community development projects with the help of its students and local NGOs. The rural camps organized annually have benefited many of the communities