Smt. Nalini Prava Patnaik
Smt. Nalini Prava Patnaik , Chairperson, RIMS is the striving force behind the success of this reputed management institute. A renowned social worker, Smt. Patnaik has served as a member of Sri Aurobindo School and Sri Aurobindo Yogamandir, Rourkela for 25 years. She was also the Vice President of the same for 10 years. She is also the founder of “Nabachetna - All Odisha Women’s Study Circle Wing”, which works towards the upliftment of women in the state. She has been completely devoted to Sri Maa and Sri Aurobindo all her life and has spent 6 years, serving at the Pondicherry Ashram.
Over the years, Smt. Patnaik has been recipient to many awards and recognitions for her outstanding service towards society; few of them being presented to her by Sai Namo Wings, Anwesha – The Helping Hand, Gopabandhu Pathagaar, Youth Hostels Association of India, Rourkela Unit and Deekshya Deepan. She has also been awarded with Professional Excellence Award by Youth Movement Federation of India for her visionary leadership. A special mention for the award that was presented to her by Yogamandir Rourkela, recognising her immense contribution to the Aurobindo Society and spreading of Aurobindo culture in the state.
Rourkela Institute of Management Studies (RIMS) was established with the sole motive to usher in Management and IT education in the western part of Odisha, which is predominantly a tribal area and work towards the development of this area and its people. Since its inception in 1984, RIMS has successfully managed to achieve this goal through excellent academia standards imparting students with industry-driven curriculum that has paved path for successful careers for all our alumni. We hope to continue in this endeavour of ours and contribute for the country by making leaders of tomorrow.