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Regional College of Management Autonomous (RCMA), Bhubaneswar, the first management college in Odisha, was established in 1982. The college has been approved under section 2(f) and 12 (b) of the UGC Act. The institute has been conferred the Autonomous status by UGC in the year 2009. It is the first autonomous management institute in Eastern India conferred by the University Grants Commission. The institute since its inception, developed immensely in all areas of management education.

The institute offers two years full-time MBA, two years full-time PGDM, three years part-time MBA, and three years MCA programme under the AICTE. It is recognized by Govt. of Odisha and affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). It is also an ISO: 9001-2008 quality certified educational institution. RCMA is a triple accreditated institute, having accreditations from two National and one International Accrediting body. The MBA and MCA programmes of the institute have been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE and the college is accreditated by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC.

The institute has been recently honoured with International Accreditation by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA. ACBSP is approved Accredit ting Body of Council for Higher Education America (CHEA) that grants accreditation to business schools and programmes throughout USA and other countries. RCMA is the second institute in India and third in South Asian Countries to receive such an unique distinction for its quality education and research. The institute is also in the process of getting accreditation by European Quality Improvement Systems (EQIUS), UK in recognition to its quality standards.

Asia’s Best B-school Leadership Award, 2010 was conferred on this institute on 23rd July, 2010 at Suntec, Singapore. The institute has been awarded Le Matinal Educational Excellence Award for B-school leadership in the year 2011. The Le Matinal Educational Excellence Award was presented on the eve of world CSR Day by CMO Asia as its Strategic Partner and Stars of the Industry Group as a research partner. The award was presented on 14th December, 2011 at Sugar Beach Resorts, Mauritius.

This institution received 17th Dewang Mehta Business School Award, 2009 for Business School Leadership. It was also awarded the Best Management Institute Award, 2009 by World Management Congress and received Dr. Dharni P. Sinha Best Social Responsibility Award 2011 conferred by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) in its 23rd Annual Management Education Convention in 2011.

RCMA has been ranked as the no. 1 B-school in the country in affiliated category according to COSMODE B-school survey of 2005. It has been consistently ranked as the 4th Best B-school in Eastern India, where IIMC, XLRI & XIMB are the first three in the said ranking. It has been placed amongst the top 25 B-schools in the country and an ‘A’ category B-school for over a decade by AIMA-IMRB and CSR-GHRDC surveys. The institute strives hard for continuous improvement having its underlying motto, “Passion for Innovative Education”. The institute has International Collaborations with many leading B-schools of USA, Europe, south Asia and Middle East Countries.

RCMA is a place of advanced research for doctoral and post doctoral research works in social sciences management and computer science.

Duration:2 Years3 Years2 Years
Affiliation:UGC ApprovedUGC ApprovedUGC Approved
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Course Category:Post GraduatePost GraduatePost Graduate
Salient Features:

Regional College of Management Autonomous (RCMA), Bhubaneswar is proud of its lush green and sprawling campus located at the heart of the city. Students enjoy a very happy, comfortable and productive stay with:

world class classroom infrastructure
Air-conditioned classrooms with LCD projectors
Wireless Hotspots all over the campus
A digital library with links to International Online journals & books
Recognized Centre for Doctoral and Post doctoral research
36 MBPS leased line internet connectivity round the clock
Video conferencing facilities
In campus ladies hostels of 400 capacity
Separate boys hostels for PGDM, MBA and MCA programmes
Laptops for all students
Air-conditioned Auditorium, conference hall and boardroom
Bank ATM Counter, Gym, Cafeteria and Sports facilities
Technology enabled Soft Skill Development Lab.
In campus documentation centre with a Printing Press, Xerox, Scanning, and Binding facilities
In campus student convenience store
In campus Lord Jagannath Temple offering spiritual ambience
Bulk SMS facilities for instant message to all the students
Interactive boards in conference and board rooms
Large size screen display for announcements


RCMA library has splendid collection of text and reference with over 50,000 books, annual reports, journals, periodicals, CDs, video cassettes and online databases including Jgate, Proquest, IEEE, EBSCO, EMERALD etc.

IT Infrastructure & Resources

Computer Lab.

The Computer lab. with broadband connectivity, and leased line boasts of 530 computers connected in one network with 5 high-end IBM Servers.

Wi-Fi campus

Students at RCMA use the unique Wi-Fi campus. The Wi-Fi campus enables the students to get on-line anywhere on campus without the hassle of wires and plug-ins.


All air conditioned classrooms are well ventilated and equipped with the latest audiovisual facilities, LCDs, E-boards, recording facilities with state-of-the-art technology.


The in-house facilities include a 300 – seater modern auditorium, a conference / seminar hall and a board room.

Cafeteria & Canteens

A cafeteria that provides healthy refreshments for students and staff members is available in the campus. Three canteens with Veg, Non-Veg. and pure veg / temple Prasad are operating with hygienic ambience.

Health Care Services

The institute has a tie up for medical facilities with two leading hospitals of the city i.e. Kalinga Hospital and BMRI hospital in the neighborhood of the institute. Besides the institute houses a first aid centre.

Outdoor and Recreation Facilities


A state-of-the-art gym provides the students ample opportunity to tone up their physical fitness. The gym is equipped with a host of training equipments as well as a fitness trainer, who keeps a record of the progress made by each staff members and students.


The yoga facility that the institute offers provides a refreshing interlude for the students. A trained yoga teacher puts the students through their meditative modes. The facility has been well appreciated by the students and is reflected in the focus and concentration levels attained by them.


Canara Bank has opened an ATM in the campus to help the students avail the necessary ATM facilities.

Courier Service

Two courier services namely Blazeflash and Overnite Express take care of dispatch and delivery of letter(s) and parcel(s) regularly.


Students from Regional College of Management, Autonomous (RCMA), owing to their intrinsic talent as well as the holistic personality development they receive at the Institute, are significant value creators for the organizations worldwide. The best of companies participate in campus placements offering excellent career opportunities to the students of RCMA.

Final Placements at RCMA Bhubaneswar saw 408 MBA & PGDM students of Batch of 2012 getting 421 offers from companies. Out of which 387 offers were made during the final placements. Out of 23 overseas offers, 21 accepted the offer and joined. Pre-placement offers were made to our students, who did excellent performances in their SIP works.

Leading Private sector banks such as ICICI, YES, AXIS, HDFC; reputed FMCG companies like ITC, Nestle, Parle Agro, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-cola and prominent telecom companies such as Airtel, Aircel, Tata Teleservices, Essar Telecom, etc. recruited a large number of students of 2012 batch. Besides, reputed Manufacturing, Financial services, Logistics, Pharma, Paints, Automobile companies also visited our campus and recruited students of batch 2012.

Final placements happen during the last term. A formidable array of the best companies in India and the world visit the campus year after year searching for the best talent. Having reached key positions in top corporate worldwide and contributing at all levels in various global conglomerates, the Institute’s alumni form a sustainable competitive advantage for the organizations that recruit them. Over the years, the market for the Institute’s graduates has remained bullish, as freshly placed recruits continue to deliver on their promises.

Career Services @ RCMA:

Our dedicated career services team guide and assist the students and the recruiters in their respective placement endeavours. They work with the students as well with the recruiters to design a tailor made recruitment strategy. They ensure that the recruitment process runs smoothly.

While students themselves make career choices, practical advice is available from RCMA’s career counsellors. The aim of such guidance is two fold : (a) To make students aware of the wide range of career choices and organizations available (b) To help them assess their own skill base, personality profile, strengths and weaknesses when making job choices.

Connecting the Best Minds:

To accomplish the goal, a dedicated team is working through out the academic sessions along with the support of faculty members of the college. RCMA has sufficient infrastructure facilities like conference room and seminar hall equipped with projectors, desktop systems and laptops to ensure that students get maximum benefit. The students have been recruited by some of the leading corporate houses. All efforts are being made by the concerned department to develop good” industry-institute” interface, to provide efficient manpower to the corporates. The students are trained to develop business communication and managerial skills as per industry requirements.

Panel Discussions:

These usually take the form of discussions on careers in specific industries or on issues. We usually invite speakers from different corporate and request them to share their experience with a lively and inspirational audience of participants.

Seminars and Workshops:

These represent an excellent opportunity to help develop skills that could eventually benefit your organization. Topics included presentation skills, case interview techniques and final interview preparation.

Past Records:

The exemplary & excellent placement records of students of RCMA are a testimony to the knowledge, skill and competency and Potential students, valuable contribution from the faculty enabling environment of institutes’ global exposure that attract both national and International Companies to the Campus.

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From a humble beginning in 1982, Regional College of Management Autonomous has now grown into a promising business school in India. The guiding philosophy of the institute is to create and disseminate knowledge, and to produce globally competitive and socially responsible business leaders. It inculcates human values and professional ethics in the students and makes them socially responsible citizens.

The contemporary industry focused curriculum with innovative pedagogical methods and practice based learning, instill in the minds of the students a sense of confidence and passion to excel. The programmes offered by the Department of Management Studies lay emphasis on integrated personality development of the students and help them imbibe the values of team work. This has been possible by an excellent team of highly dedicated, committed and knowledgeable faculty members.

Having been accreditated by National and International accreditating organistions, the institute is now aspires for global recognition. The institute is developing partnerships with leading Business Schools worldwide to assimilate the cross cultural dimensions of business. In order to achieve this goal, all the stakeholders including the students have got significant roles to play and realign themselves to the new vision of the department

I welcome you to visit our website and contribute to our constant endeavour for global networking.

Prof. S. K. Moharana
Principal, Regional College of Management


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