Deeksharambham, the “initiation ceremony” for the 2016-18 batch of MBA, MHRM, PGDM students of Rajagari Centre for Business Studies (RCBS) was conducted on June 13, 2016, at Chavara Hall. The new students were formally presented the lighted chirathu, the symbolic lamp of learning by the faculty members. The ceremony was initiated by the Chief Guest Sri. Madhu S Nair, Chairman & Managing Director, Cochin Shipyard Limited. The lighting of the lamp was followed by RangaPooja, the reciting of the Bhajans and Readings from the Holy Books. Dr. Neetha J Eappen, introduced the gathering to Rajagiri. Dr. Binoy Joseph, Principal RCSS, welcomed the students, parents, and guests to the Deeksharambhan Ceremony. Rev. Fr. Jose Alex CMI, Director Rajagiri Institution, delivered the presidential address. The Chief Guest, Shri. Madhu S Nair, inaugurated the Academic Year with the lighting of the lamp, and wished the students a new beginning to a successful career on the occasion of Deekhshrambham. He also told students they were in safe hands as they are in an institution run by CMI fathers who are pioneers of education in the state and also he pointed out the importance of hard work, truthfulness, fairness and integrity to attain their goals. Dr. Joji Alex, Asst. PGP Chairman, delivered the vote of thanks. The new students were ushered into the 3-day Induction and orientation programme with a talk by Mr. Rajesh Nair. Director - Markets. EY, President - TIE Kerala on "The changing Global business landscape for young management professionals".