A teaching 'supermarket' not a teaching 'shop' is what they position themselves as and this is exactly
what Radio Bhuvan Career Supermarket (RBCS), located next to Radio Club is all about.
Started in 1954 by Shyam Motwani, with only radio vocational courses on offer it has now expanded to
four main fields of training. Probably the oldest organization in the city to recognise the need for
professional courses for the youth, the Motwanis have targeted the hotel management industry, the
beauty industry, fashion industry and the media.
With the entire family (father, son and daughter), all geared up to make a success of the organization,
their latest offering to young professionals is a set of quality courses in ticketing and travel.
In their 50th year with jubilee celebrations coming up, they are sure that a tour company and ticketing
courses approved by Virgin Atlantic, will help Indian youth garner a fair share of jobs in this ever-growing
industry.Their erstwhile students include college students, housewives and retired professionals and also some of
Mumbai's celebrities as well.
Jackie Shroff aspired to be part of airline crew after his course at RBCS. "This was way before he became a hero."
reveals Subhash Motwani, the director of RBCS.
So what are their courses all about? A balanced mix of practical and theory classes is what their students vouch for.
From working on an in-house magazine as part of the journalism course to a stint in the city's hotel kitchens for the
hotel management course, they emphasize on hands on training for students.
Some of their earlier and more novel courses like automobile care for automobile owners and the initial radio courses
have been done away with, on grounds of redundancy, but others like language classes and calligraphy classes are
new and popular additions.
An organisation that believes in putting their cards up front and allowing students to make informed choices, it does
not proffer false promises of job guarantee. Instead, it does include as part of its courses, job assistance. A student
directory with the profile of each student is circulated to different organisations thus giving students a fair chance of
being selected for various vacancies.
Jalpa Shah, who undertook the travel course, says it helped her to obtain a job. " I did the course while I was in
college and the end of it, I got a job with the help of the Motwanis," says Shah.
Later, she joined RBCS as a trainer for a short period and is currently working with Kale Consultants. Four centres
in the city at VT, Mahim, Colaba and Vile Parle and small batch sizes, provide opportunity for individual attentionand
Manisha Mahtane took up the designing course after her school and she firmly believes that the course and her
teacher helped her gauge the current market scenario, learn the basics of design and intricacies of setting up her
With recognition from international bodies like IATA (International Air Transport Association) and UFTAA
(United Federation of Travel Agent's Association), RBCS never compromises on quality.
Students who come all the way from Greece and the student who flies down weekly from Delhi, are just some
of their satisfied applicants.
So whether it is the presenter of a film show on Star News or the director general of World Trade Center, they all
have a course from RBCS under their belt.