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Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (RCSS)

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (RCSS), together with its sister educational concerns, owes its existence to the CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) fathers, the first ever indigenous religious congregation for men in the Syrian Catholic tradition of Christianity in India. The CMIs drawing inspiration from their founding father St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a great visionary, reformer and religious leader of the 19th century, have proven themselves worthy of that heritage in the field of education by establishing institutions of excellence imparting quality education, across the length and breadth of the State, and in various parts of India. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI. The various axioms of the insitution maintain the axiomatic spirit of Rajagiri - ‘Relentlessly Towards Excellence’. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (RCSS) is the eldest child of Rajagiri Vidyapeedam (Rajagiri group of educational institutions). RAJAGIRI literally means “The Hill of the King '' and derivatively it refers to the hillock where Jesus Christ is accepted as the King or the model, as the human embodiment of the virtues of love, truth and justice.

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences has been placed 30th in the country in the 'Colleges' category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023, MHRD, Govt of India. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences was selected and granted with "College with Potential for Excellence" (CPE) status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India in 2016. The institution was reaccredited in the fourth cycle with an A++ grade and with a CGPA of 3.83 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The College had its origin as pioneers in professional social work education starting with a Diploma in social service way back in 1955 and adding on Masters in Social Work (MSW), the first of its kind in Kerala State and one of the very few in South India. The College then started under the University of Madras, later came under the University of Kerala and after 1986 affiliated to MG University, Kottayam. The College is presently offering 17 Programmes (Graduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Diploma and PhD) under 8 Departments. The spirit behind Rajagiri College can be caught in the catchphrase: “Rajagiri, Relentlessly Towards Excellence” and it is enshrined in the vision of the College. To know more about RCSS visit :

Rajagiri Business School (RBS)

Established in the year 2008, Rajagiri Business School (RBS) is part of Rajagiri Group of Institutions and functions as an autonomous institution. The business school is located in the Rajagiri Valley in Kakkanad, close to the IT hub of Kochi, Infopark and to the integrated business township, SmartCity Kochi.The campus, where the managers of tomorrow hone their skills, has been well-planned preserving the natural splendor of the environment to allow for academic development in communion with nature. Rajagiri Business School is accredited with AACSB in the year 2022. The School of Management placed in the 51-75 rank band in the 'Management category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.

To equip students with the right conceptual foundation, analytical skills and knowledge application ability, the curriculum at RBS is kept relevant with the dynamics of the changing business environment. With social sensitivity at its core, the emphasis is on experiential learning and holistic development. Case method, simulation and lectures are the chief pedagogical tools used at the School.

Through our pedagogical innovation, Rajagiri Immersive Learning Experience (RILE), our students are exposed to experiences and activities that prepare them to confront the complex business environment head-on. The focus of RILE is on four dimensions: Conceptual Learning, Experiential Engagement, Executive Modeling and Corporate Competency. The various activities under each of these dimensions help to mould and transform the Rajagirians into professionally competent and socially sensitive individuals. To know more about RBS visit :

About the conference

The SDGs were formulated in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which sought to create a future global development framework and to be achieved by 2030. There are cross cutting areas and synergies between different goals. It is therefore imperative that discussion and action in multidisciplinary domains needs to be initiated. The COVID-19 pandemic had serious negative impacts on all 17 SDGs. Multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research across economic, socio-political, and environmental dimensions from the perspectives of academia and industry needs to be carried out to identify best models and practices which could be adopted.

As part of observing the 25th year of ‘Internationalisation’ - which has been the catchword of Rajagiri since its inception - an International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development Goals is being conducted in addition to our international partner's meet, which is scheduled to be in the valley campus of Rajagiri in Kakkanad. The conference will be conducted with 9 tracks, ranging from social work to computer science, ensuring all disciplines contribute to the achievement of global goals (SDGs). This conference is a platform for academicians and industry experts to share and reflect on their experiences in advancing SDGs and collaborate with organizations working in similar domains. This conference explores the possibility of global networks in domain-specific areas of SDGs that can learn from each other and initiate best models in their practice.