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RCM College, Bhubaneswar, India
Section A (about admission process)
What is the eligibility criteria for admission to PGDM/MBA?
Eligibility for admission into the management courses (MBA & PGDM) is any graduate with minimum 50% and a valid MAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT/ATMA/OJEE score.
What are the specializations that one can purse in PGDM/ MBA?
We offer specializations in the field of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, Systems, Operations and Banking. You can choose any two of them in the beginning of second year.
How many seats are available for MBA and PGDM programmes?
  • Total seats for 2-year Full Time MBA: 180
  • Total seats for 2-year Full Time PGDM: 180
  • What is the difference between MBA and PGDM?
    Both MBA and PGDBM are postgraduate programs in management and are used to connote the same thing. However, an MBA is a degree program that is offered by a university, while a PGDBA/PGDPM is a postgraduate program offered by AICTE.
    Universities are rules driven. They cannot innovate and offer industry relevant system of teaching and training. That is why all the top B. Schools in India including IIMs, XLRI, MDI, IMI, ISB and RCM offering PGDM programme. Among the top 50 B.Schools in India only 3 are offering MBA programmes. All others are offering PGDM. Companies always prefer PGDM candidates as they know the product will meet their requirement.
    I have completed my graduation from a distance university, Am I eligible for the course (MBA/PGDM)?
    Yes you are eligible to apply for MBA as well as PGDM.
    What is the course fee of PGDM and MBA program?
  • Course Fees for PGDM : Rs 3,40,000/-
  • Course Fees for MBA : Rs 2,59,000/-
  • I want to apply for more than one programme at RCM.
    Yes, you can apply for more than one programme at RCM in the same application without any extra charges.
    Is Entrance Test score the only important criteria for my candidature?
    Your Entrance Test score and academic career is a very important criterion for receiving a call for our interview process, the further selection process is based on multiple criteria ie GD and PI which test the candidate's analytical ability, communication skills, ability to work in groups and leadership potential.
    How should I apply, online or by regular mail?
    We give flexibility to our applicants to send their application by a mode that is most convenient to them which can be online, mail or by post. There is no preferred mode of applying; however the applications must be complete and must follow the guidelines provided.
    When should I expect an invitation for interview?
    The interview date will be intimated to the applicants by email and regular mail well advance of their interview dates.
    What do I expect in my interview?
    Your interview process will take 3 to 5 hours. The candidates should come prepared to face multiple stages of the selection process ie Group Discussion, Presentation and Personal Interview.
    Where will the interview take place?
    Our PGDM/MBA interviews are held in multiple cities of India. Please refer to our application form and tick the city of your preference. We try assigning a city nearest to your place of stay.
    What should I bring with me on my interview day?
    Candidates called for interview should bring the call letter received from RCM.
    How long can I take to communicate my acceptance?
    The last date for acceptance of the admission offer will be mentioned in the offer letter. Usually it is within two weeks of the offer.
    If admitted, am I expected to pay a tuition fee deposit?
    Section B (about RCM)
    How your college differs from other B-Schools?
    More than 3 decades we have been delivering quality education. It is ranked as 4th best B-School in Eastern India as well as one of top 18 B-Schools in the country. RCM has received the prestigious International accreditation from Accreditation Council for Business Programs, USA(ACBSP) in Dec 2011 and is the second Management institute of India to have this honour. RCMis the only institute of the state having European Federation for Management Development membership.
    What about the faculty strength at RCM?
    Our Professors possesses experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders, which brings practice closer to the classroom. They deliver modern interactive teaching methodology to ensure student involvement in the learning process. Our student faculty ratio is 9:1, We have 60 full time faculties out of which 29 are PHD holders and in addition to it several visiting faculty members from industry.
    After completing PGDM, can I do PHD?
    What is the placement scenario at RCM. What is the highest, lowest and average pay package?
    There is a placement cell, which arranges campus recruitment for the students.. About 50-60 companies visit the campus every year, which include ITC, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Federal Bank, Mahindra Finance, Idea Cellular, HDFC Ltd, Ventura RAK Ceramics, CAPITAL IQ, XL DYNAMICS, NESTLE . The highest salary offered was Rs. 8 lakh p.a. and the average salary was Rs.3.5 to 4 lakhs p.a.
    Do you offer foreign exchange programme ? If yes then which University?
    Yes we offer foreign exchange programme. The universities are: TFH WILDAU, Germany Europe, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University, Sandiago , USA Clafin Business School, South Carolina, USA , School Of Business, North State University, Aberdeen, The university of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing China.
    Does the college help in getting loan for fees?
    Yes at the time of admission we provide documents for availing bank loan. With those documents, you can apply in any bank for loan. Also we have a tie up with Punjab National Bank and Andhra Bank
    Who should I contact if I have a question regarding admission?
    Phone: 9090080841,9090080801, 9090080888
    Email: admission@rcm.ac.in
    Regular mail:
    Admission Department,
    Regional College of Management,
    Plot No. GD2/12 & 13, Chakadola vihar,
    Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751023
    +91 0674-2300455 admission@rcm.ac.in Request further information's
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