A visionary leader and seasoned professional, Prof. (Dr.) Prabir Pal has more than three decades of rich Industry, Entrepreneurial and Academic Experience. Holding the position of Chairman at RCM, Prof. Pal has received the Best Eminent Educationist Award by International Institute of Education & Management, Best Business School Leadership Award at Suntec, Singapore; Life Time Achievement Award for Institution Building by Indian Society for Training and Development; "B-School Leadership Award" from Le Matinal Education Excellence Awards at Sugar Beach Resorts, Mauritius; "Eminent Directors of Leading Institutes Award" by Competition Success Review and Ravi S Mathai Life Time Achievement Award by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) and several such other awards in India and abroad. He has undertaken several Social Services Projects in Education and Health Services like development of health services by establishing primary health centres in tribal areas of Odisha and Jharkhand, schools and colleges in his rural areas of Odisha and promoting entrepreneurship among the educated young men and women especially in the field of tassar silk clothes and stone handicrafts sector.
The temple city of the country, Bhubaneswar is considered as one of the fastest-growing and important trading and commercial hub in the state of Odisha and eastern India. However, during the 1970s, the scenario was completely different, where the locals were hardly aware of regarding the dynamic facets of the business world including being unfamiliar with the numerous emerging opportunities of business studies. It was then when Prof. (Dr.) Prabir Pal, who had just returned to his hometown Bhubaneswar, after completing B. Tech. from Madras Institute of Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Calcutta, realized the city had no idea about the course called PGDM, which was and will be in great demand in the coming future. In 1982, despite facing several challenges, Prof. Pal embarked into the journey of spreading awareness regarding the prospects of management education through establishing Regional College of Management (RCM), the first management institute in the state of Odisha. Prof. Pal shares, "It was