Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore

The centre was started in 1930 and made a branch of the Mission in 1934. It is a comprehensive educational institution, spread over an extensive plot of land on the Coimbatore-Ootacamund Road, 19 km from the town.

Activities:

  1. Autonomous art and science college, which offers degree, postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses (roll strength 1338). It also offered bachelor’s degree in vocational training courses.
  2. A self-financing college of arts and science, which offers B.Com., B.Sc., B.C.A and M.C.A courses.
  3. A higher secondary school with 1705 students (including 470 girls and 3 physically challenged students). Special coaching facilities are also provided to the students in certain sports and games besides academic education.
  4. A residential secondary school with 251 Integrated education was provided to 7 blind boys along with other students.
  5. A residential autonomous teachers’ training college offering B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses. It had 48 students during the year. The attached research department conducts educational research and publishes a quarterly journal. It also has a study centre run by IGNOU for distance education courses.
  6. A senior basic school having 532 students, of whom 207 were girls.
  7. A teachers’ training institute offering residential two- year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) with 62 students. The institute also offered one-year Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE) affiliated to Tamil Nadu Open University.
  8. A college of physical education with 141 students. Its fitness centre had 615 members.
  9. Four faculties under RKMVERI (deemed university):
    • Faculty of Disability Management and Special Educa- tion (FDMSE) offered a two-year diploma and two-year B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses in Special Education in visual and hearing impairment and mental retardation, and M.Phil. and PhD research programme in Special Education. In all, 74 students studied under this faculty. Its Braille production unit produced 1500 Braille books.
    • Faculty centre for Agricultural Education and Research (FAR) offered a four-year degree course in Agriculture to 243 students.
    • Faculty centre for Computer Science Applications and Research (FYCSAR) offered five-year M.Sc. course for 81 students.
    • Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GAPEY), attached to College of Physical Education, offered diploma, graduation and post- graduation degrees, besides offering M.Phil. and PhD research programmes and add-on programmes in Special Olympics, Yoga and Fitness (221 boys).
  10. An autonomous polytechnic, which offers diploma courses in information technology, civil, mechanical and electrical & electronics engineering. It had 754 students this year.
  11. An industrial training institute offering two-year courses in fitting, turning, draughtsmanship, motor mechanics, electrical wiring, electronics mechanic and machining, and a one-year course in welding. It registered 389 students this year.
  12. An institute of agriculture, which offers a two-year diploma course. It had 87 students during the year.
  13. Sixteen hostels with 1911 students.
  14. A printing press to take care of almost all printing needs  of the Vidyalaya, a sports academy (64 members) and a bakery. 
  15. An industrial section, a key maintenance wing, which looks after the repair and maintenance needs of the various institutions of the Vidyalaya.
  16. Sixteen libraries, which had 1,64,623 books and 664 periodicals and newspapers.
  17. A personality development camp (attended by 101 students).
  18. A residential youth convention (971 attendees) and a residential devotees’ convention (443 attendees).
  19. Community Development Through Polytechnic (CDTP) programme giving skill development training to 620 rural unemployed youth and women at six different places.
  20. Welfare work by way of providing free tuitions, scholarships and stipends to poor and meritorious students and distribution of samplings, poultry and cattle to the needy people.
  21. A charitable dispensary (10,520 patients treated) and medical camps (820 patients treated).
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Vivekananda Park
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Ramayana Park
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Youth Convention

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