The Rajagiri History

The genesis of Rajagiri was the result of the educational vision of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a great educationalist and social reformer of the 19thcentury, the founder of CMI congregation. The Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation of India with a membership of over 2500, renders its service to humanity in educational, social, healthcare and other activities aiming at the integral development of the society. The CMIs, spread throughout India and abroad, manage nearly 500 educational institutions in India and offer academic programmes that range from pre-primary to post-doctoral levels. The CMIs strive towards establishing new systems of high quality in the field of education, an effort that has been widely recognized and acknowledged. The Sacred Heart Province at Kochi is one among the thirteen provinces in India managed by the CMIs and has a number of institutions to its credit under the banner of Rajagiri Vidyapeetham.


Rajagiri Business School was established in the year 2008 in order to fulfil a keenly felt need to provide management education that meets global standards.  To meet the growing demand of world class management education in Kerala and to bring in more flexibility to design a programme that is relevant to the context of business, Rajagiri started the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme in the year 2008 under Rajagiri Business School (RBS) with AICTE approval. RBS has the flexibility to design courses which are relevant to the context of business, revise curriculum periodically and add new subjects as per the industry requirements.