Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Belur

Vivekananda University - Belur Campus

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
(Deemed University u/s 3 of UGC Act)
P.O. Belur Math, Dt. Howrah, West Bengal 711 202, India
Phone: 033-26549 999; Fax: 033-2654 4640;
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.rkmvu.ac.in

This multi-campus University, founded under the aegis of Ramakrishna Mission, came into existence in July 2005. Declared as deemed-to-be-university by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, the University has its head office at Belur and operates through its various ‘off-campus’ faculty centres located at different branch centres of Ramakrishna Mission.

It has chosen the following ‘thrust areas’:

  • Disability Management and Special Education;
  • Integrated Rural Development including Tribal Development;
  • Indian Cultural and Spiritual Heritage and Values Education;
  • Disaster Management including Relief and Rehabilitation;
  • Fundamental Sciences – integrated teaching and research.


  • At Belur with 1686 students:
    • Under the School of Indian Heritage:
      • M.Phil., Ph.D and 5-year integrated M.A. courses in Sanskrit Studies;
      • Diploma courses on (a) Essentials of Indian Spiritual Heritage, (b) Bhagavad Gita — Traditional and Modern Interpretations;
      • Certificate course in Yoga, ‘Studies on Swami Vivekananda’, Kathopanishad, Bhagavata, etc.
    • Under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Phil. and Ph.D. in Bengali.
    • Under the School of Mathematical Sciences :
      • Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science;
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics and Physics.
  • At Coimbatore Mission branch, under the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Education, with 450 students:
    • The Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education (FDMSE):
      • B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D. and diploma courses in Special Education (hearing impairment, visual impairment and mental retardation);
      • Diploma in Sign Language,;
      • Diploma in Community-based Rehabilitation;
      • Diploma in Computer Applications for the Disabled.
    • The Faculty of General and Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (FGAPEd&Y):
      • BPEd, MPEd, M.Phil., Ph.D. and Certificate courses in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (for the handicapped); and
      • Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses in Special Olympics (for the mentally retarded), Fitness and Yoga.
  • At Narendrapur branch, under the School of Agriculture and Rural Development, with 76 students:
    • The Faculty of Integrated Rural Development and Management (IRDM):
      • M.Sc. in Integrated Rural Development and Management;
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Agro-based Biotechnology.

The Faculty Centre has established state-of-the-art laboratories for Microbiology, Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology.

  • At Ranchi (Morabadi) centre, under the School of Agriculture and Rural Development, with 80 students:
    • The Faculty of Integrated Rural and Tribal Development and Management (IRTDM):
      • Five-year Integrated M.Sc. course in Integrated Rural & Tribal Development and Management (IRTDM);
      • One-year Postgraduate Diploma course in Agro-based Biotechnology.
  • At Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre (Kolkata) branch,
    • under the Schools of Indian Heritage, Humanities and Social Sciences and Mathematical Sciences:
      • Doctoral and Post-doctoral Research in Physics-Philosophy Interphase, Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Thought, Consciousness Studies, and Translation Studies;
      • M.Phil. and Ph.D. Studies in Bengali.
  • At Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata, branch:

Certified courses on ‘Functional Sanskrit’ and ‘Some fundamental concepts of Indian Philosophy’ were held with 139 and 38 students respectively.

  • The University has libraries in the headquarters at Belur and at all of the “off-campus Faculty Centres”. In all seven libraries having 47,011 books and 138 periodicals and newspapers were maintained at different faculty centres.
  • Rural development activity by setting up 21 Village Resource Centres (VRCs) under a project called Vivekdisha with the assistance of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) to impart tele-education, tele-medicine services, spiritual heritage programmes for international audience, teachers’ training programmes, values education, creation of book banks and interaction with self-help groups etc in rural areas of West Bengal and Jharkhand. 10,521 people were benefited through this project.
Agriculture Field Work
Vivekananda University Coimbatore Campus
Convocation of Vivekananda University Coimbatore Campus