Orientation Programme PGDM 2019-2021

“INIZIO”, meaning initiation, the name for this year’s PGDM Orientation programme (2019-21 batch) was organized on 24th July-27th July 2019 at RCM. The gala four-day packed programme included a wide range of innovative activities, fun and games with management lessons, meticulously designed and coordinated by senior students and faculty. The Chairman Dr Prabir Pal, Principal Dr P R Majhi, Dean MBA Dr Subrat Mishra, Dean PGDM Dr Sanghmitra Pal and Prof (Dr) Itishree Devi addressed the students and parents at the inaugural session. 

Activities included a film show followed by review for leadership and managerial lessons as well as management tips from our own mythology the Mahabharata, conducted by the Communication Department. Eminent soft skill trainer Jasobant Narayan Singhlal conducted a session on ‘Personality Development, Professional Grooming & Corporate Etiquette. Students participated in HR Department organized Nukkad Natak and Marketing Department organized Ad-Mad show and PPT on market survey while Finance Dept. faculty conducted a workshop. Senior PGDM students facilitated all major activities as mentors. Students and mentors of winning teams were suitably awarded with cash prizes. 

The Orientation program concluded with a big bang-the Talent Hunt, wherein new students showcased their talents in different spheres like singing, dancing writing and reciting. Second year students of PGDM also participated in this event. In short the PGDM Orientation Programme was a memorable week of learning with fun and festivity for the new-comers.  

MBA Orientation ‘IGNITE” at RCM 

The Regional College of Management, organised a 3 day long Orientation Program for MBA students. With a unique nomenclature “IGNITE”, the Orientation consisted of miscellaneous innovative leadership activities. With a healthy mix of both entertainment as well as learning, IGNITE offered a unique experience to the freshmen.  

The Inaugural session was graced by the Chief Guest Prof. S R Mohapatra, Dean Faculty Management, BPUT, Dr Prabir Pal Chairman RCM, Prof Priti Ranjan Majhi Principal, Prof P K Tripathy, Dean Research & IQAC, Prof Sanghmitra Pal, Dean PGDM and others. Speaking on the occasion Prof (Dr) Mohapatra emphasized on the importance of an MBA degree in identifying the strengths and overcoming weaknesses of students not only to be job seekers but also to be job-creators. He added that the only way to enrich your personality is to inherit the trait of modesty. Dr Pal highlighted on the merits of an elite institute like RCM. He said that RCM’s vision is passion for innovative education where preference is given more on teaching life skills. The institute emphasizes on a holistic approach to make students corporate ready. Dr P R Majhi observed that our objective is to “identify goals and adopt innovative methods for transforming education.” Vote of Thanks was proposed by Prof L N D Panda.  

The students’ activities included motivational videos, followed by ice breaking sessions and leadership and managerial lessons by the Communication Department. Students also engaged in product marketing activities and puzzles organized by Marketing Department, insight into HR perspectives and role-play by HR Department, and Career prospects in Finance organized by the Finance Department. Senior MBA students coordinated all major activities as facilitators. Students and facilitators of winning teams were suitably awarded with prizes. The show ended with the flying of hot air balloons high up into the sky by students as a symbolic representation for ‘aspiring to reach great heights of success’ in future. 

BBA Orientation “NEOPHYTE-2K19”  

RCM organised its fifth BBA orientation programme NEOPHYTE-2K19 from 26th Aug -28th Aug 2019. The inaugural session was addressed by the Chairman, Dr Prabir Pal; Principal Dr Priti Ranjan Majhi; Head BBA, Prof.Nitu Dash and Head BCA, Prof. Gopi Krishna Panda. Dr.Prabir Pal said that RCM believes in emphasizing on the learning index rather than the teaching index which provides for an exclusive platform for students to remain updated with the new trends in management studies. 

Dr Majhi encouraged the students to follow their faculty and mentors who play a very crucial role in laying the guidelines for them and shaping their future. Prof.Nitu Dash extended a hearty welcome to the new batch of 2019 wishing them luck for an adventurous journey ahead and a bright future at RCM. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Prof.Susmita Das, BBA Dept. 

The programme included a variety of management games and interactive sessions between students and faculty. It began with ice-breaking sessions and exciting games like marble ride, passing the ball etc. to offer students basics of different management and leadership lessons. On the second day, eminent soft skill trainer Mr. Jasobant Narayan Singhlal briefed the students on professional etiquette for a successful career. He spoke on the importance of individual grooming in order to match the skillset required for the corporate world. The 3 day gala ended with a talent hunt show which provided a platform to the new comers to showcase their talent in different spheres like dancing, singing, reciting, mimicry etc.  

Bca Orientation Programme Spartans 5.0 

BCA Department of RCM organised their fifth orientation programme from 12th Sept- 17th Sept 2019. The inaugural session was addressed by Guest of Honour Dr Sunil Dhal (Dept. of Computer Application,Sri Sri University), Chairman RCM, Dr Prabir Pal, Principal, Dr Priti Ranjan Majhi, Chief Speaker, Prof L N D Panda, and Head BCA Prof Gopi Krishna Panda. Dr Pal observed that according to recent news published in Times of India, of the 4 billion jobs created across the world maximum jobs are IT based. Hence the huge demand for IT professionals. So students pursueing higher studies in IT should remain updated with  recent developments to keep abreast of the times and remain competitive. Dr P R Majhi focussed on the facilities available in the campus; like excellent computer labs, digital library etc. and advised students to grab as much knowledge as possible from the technology oriented course curriculum provided for them. 

Addressing the students Dr Sunil Dhal said that it is very important for students to have a learning attitude if they seek to excel in a particular field. He spoke about innovations in the IT sector like big data analysis, cloud computing and machine learning and about the new researches to develop emotional quotient in robots. He concluded that multidimensional skills including good communication are imperative for survival in the professional world. This was followed by some encouraging words from Head BCA Prof G K Panda and vote of thanks by Prof L N D Panda . 

The 5 day medley included quiz competition, exciting games like word guessing, balloon dropping, Sack & Lemon on spoon, blowing cups, Dare Games, Dumb Charades and Treasure Hunt etc. The programme ended with a talent hunt show which provided students with an opportunity to showcase their unique talents..  

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