Regional College of Management Bangalore: Opening Doors to International Education
S.R Mandal, Founder & President, Regional College of Management Bangalore
To paraphrase a popular saying: world is your oyster, parents and students now realise that competition is not limited to neighbourhoods, towns and cities. For now, the competition is on a global level, one need to explore the international scenario and academics can be the first step towards that exploration. Regional College of Management Bangalore (RCM Bangalore) is helping students gain global insights by preparing them for industrial scenarios limited not only to their native land but to foreign soil as well, through its wider network of international collaboration and Global Exposure.
First established in Odisha in 1982, RCM has been rated as one of the top 25 B-Schools of the nation and has a long heritage of providing its students with the best of managerial education and worldly exposure. Keeping in mind the growing demand of the corporate managers and entrepreneurs in the new fast-paced economy, the Bangalore Campus has been setup with world class infrastructure. Being the Silicon Valley of India, RCM Bangalore has many Corporate and international visiting faculty (from Poland, Sweden, Tanzania, France, Bulgaria to name a few), polishing the institute’s pedagogy to adhere to global standards and keep students abreast with the latest global development in their respective areas.
Moreover, students receive a multidimensional view through collaborations with ISAE Brazil, Germany, U.S., China and Switzerland (in the pipeline)amongst several others that facilitate student exchange programs usually for two to four weeks. RCM’s tie ups with global institutes encourage industrial partnerships. Globally acclaimed corporate leaders as well as eminent and accomplished academicians are the members of the advisory council that bring in the industrial knowledge to the institute’s functioning. S.R Mandal,President, RCM Bangalore, explains,“We encourage our students to have basic global exposure through International Tours, student exchange programs and through teaching by international faculty. We position our students to compete globally”.
Not Just Another B-School
For an institution that represents Indian educational system on an international platform, the infrastructural facilities need be at par. Built to cater the millennial requirements, the infrastructure of this B-School is highly distinct. With great emphasises on an expansive and easily manoeuvrable landscape, the entire campus is fitted with ramps for the physically disadvantaged students to enable ease of mobility and leverage the college services. Its state-of-the-art and technologically compatible classrooms and outdoor learning methodology add to the charm. Mandal proudly exclaims, “The RCM Bangalore campus is highly influenced by European architecture and house a 140ft. tall tower, which makes it the tallest institutional building in the Bangalore city”. More over, its strategic location, near KIDB (Karnataka Industrial Development Base) grants RCM the opportunity to engage its students in a professional and real corporate world interaction with numerous companies in the form of stipend summer internships and monthly industrial visits.
“Its strategic location, near KIDB grants RCM the opportunity to engage its students in a professional and real corporate world interaction with numerous companies in the form of stipend summer internships and monthly industrial visits”
An AICTE approved and Bangalore University affiliated institution, RCM Bangalore offers education in MBA, PGDM (Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, Digital Marketing, International Business and many more), BBA, B.Com and many other specialised courses that are taught by a healthy mix of corporate and academicians for the students’ holistic development. Thanks to its core team of industrial experts, RCM’s contemporary outlook to education manifolds its unique attributes. Its focus on quality education and job oriented training programs enhances an all round development by having both educational events as well as cultural and social events so that students can harness their skill for inter-personal relationship development, leadership qualities and people management skills. Mandal, affirms, “Our focus lies on solely imparting managerial education which adds to the finesse of our teaching methodologies”.
Though its aim lies on expanding its horizon, RCM Bangalore does not neglect regulatory activities like anti-sexual harassment, anti-ragging and counselling. Owing to this 360°undertaking and eye for detail, RCM Bangalore makes sure that every student is raised in a liberal but disciplined environment.“We plan on refining our pedagogy further and instil more international collaborations. Additionally,since we are AICTE approved, we plan on adding Skills Development Centre that can be leveraged after classes,” concludes Mandal.