Admission to the College is based on merit, as per the eligibility criterion prescribed by the University of Madras and the reservation policy of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The M.Phil and Ph.D. students are admitted through entrance tests and interviews. The whole admission process is closely monitored and controlled by the Admission Committee constituted every year.
Eligibility requirements for admission
Those who have passed the H.S.C. or an equivalent examination are eligible for admission into the first year of the three year Degree B.A., B.Sc., or B.Com. course.
Applicants for M.A. degree course in Economics should have passed B.A. degree examination in Economics or B.Sc. Mathematics or B.Sc. Statistics or B.Com.
Any graduate of any recognised university is eligible for M.A. course in Philosophy.
Applicants for M.A. course in Sanskrit should have passed B.A. degree examination with Sanskrit under part III or the Siromani examination or any degree with Sanskrit under part I or any graduate who passes an aptitude test conducted by the Department.
Applicants for M.Sc. course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Botany should have passed B.sc. with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany or Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology Major respectively.
Rules for admission and withdrawal
- Candidates for admission to the first year University course should have passed the Higher Secondary Examination, conducted by the T.N.H.S.E.B. or any other examination by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto. Every candidate for admission should present his transfer certificate from the School or College which he last attended along with original Mark Sheets and Community Certificates (if applicable). Applications for admission from private candidates will be entertained only if they are accompanied by eligibility certificate from the University of Madras.
- Applicants for the Degree Courses must have completed 16 years and 6 months on 15th July of the year of admission.
- Application for M.A. and M.Sc. course should be made in the prescribed form (in duplicate) available at the college office on payment of Rs.50/- in cash or by D.D. drawn in favour of the Principal. All requests from mofussil candidates must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope 10″x4″.
- Applicants for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programme may contact the Head of the Department concerned.
- Candidates who are admitted on the basis of qualifications of other Universities or bodies should fully satisfy all the prescribed conditions, and such admissions are subject to recognition and confirmation by the University of Madras i.e. they have to get the eligibility certificate from the University of Madras. The provisional admission is at the risk of the candidates.
- Students who are found to have obtained admission by false representations will be summarily dismissed with forfeiture of all fees paid.
- No student will be enrolled or permitted to attend classes until the fees due from him have been paid. This will be strictly adhered to.
- Any student who is absent without the written permission of the Principal for the first five working days after admission will forfeit his seat.
- The student must keep the fee receipts carefully and must produce them whenever required.
- Collection of the fees due to the College will not be suspended just because the award of scholarship is expected from some agency and late payment of fees will necessarily incur a fine.
- If a student who has duly paid his fees leaves the College, he will be furnished with a transfer certificate on application, provided that he applies not later than the fifth working day of the term succeeding that in which he left the College.
- Students who discontinue their courses of study must apply for T.C within five working days from the date of reopening of the College for the year, failing which they will be required to pay one year’s fees.
Fee structure for different courses
Fees Per Year
|Courses||Tuition Fees Rs.||Special Fees Rs.||Science Fees Rs.|
|B.A. (All Branches)||265||–|
|B.Sc. (Mathematics) with Allied Physics and Chemistry||265||200|
|B.Sc. (Mathematics) with Allied (ii)||265||–|
|B.Sc.(Physics), B.Sc.(Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology), B.Sc. Adv.Zoology & Biotechnology||265||250|
|M.A. (All Groups)||500||315||–|
|M.Sc. (Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology)||750||315||350|
The College Committee
Break-up of Special Fees
|U.G. (RS.)||P.G. (RS.)|
|Audio Visual Education||2||7|
Break up of other fees
To be Remitted to the University of Madras:
|Recognition Fee:||U.G. (Rs.)||P.G. (Rs.)|
|University Registration Fee||80||100|
|Cultural and Youth Festival||30||30|
|Development of Infra Structural Facilities||30||30|
|TO BE REMITTED TO THE ARMED FORCE WELFARE BOARD :|
|TO BE REMITTED TO THE RED CROSS SOCIETY|
|Youth Red Cross Society||5||5|
|To be remitted to the DPI|
Rules for payment of fees
Fees should be paid into the Punjab National Bank during its working hours through fee-remitting chalan properly filled with details such as NAME, CLASS, GROUP, DEPT.NO, YEAR etc. Fee Concession awardees under 92 MER should take an endorsement on the chalan from the College office before the remittance.
- Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.
- A student who has joined the College but leaves in the middle of the term will forfeit the fees already paid.
- Collection of the fees due to the College will not be suspended just because the award of scholarship is expected from some agency and late payment of fees will necessary incur a fine.
- The fee for each year is payable not later than the fifth working day of the year. If the fee is not so paid, it will have to be so paid with a fine of one rupee for every working day of default.
- If a student fails to pay the term fee within 30 days of the prescribed date, his name will be struck off the rolls. If readmitted, he should pay, in addition to fees and fines due, a readmission fee of Rs.5/-.
- Holders of scholarship are also bound by the foregoing regulations. Scholarship holders are advised to open a Bank Account.
- Absence from the College, whether with leave or without leave, forms no ground for exemption from the operation of the above rules.
There are many endowments for scholarships for deserving students. There are also various Governmental scholarships for students of Backward, Most Backward and SC/ST Communities. There are also loan scholarships for SC/ST students. The details can be obtained from the College Office.
General code of conduct
- Each student is expected to always possess an identity card with his photograph affixed on it, duly attested by the Principal.
- The students of the College are to conduct themselves on and off the College premises in such a way as to maintain the good name of the College as well as their own.
- Every student shall salute the members of the teaching staff on the occasion of his first meeting them for the day within the College.
- When a staff member enters the classroom, students will rise and remain standing till he takes his seat.
- No student will leave his classroom without permission or until the teacher instructs the class to disperse.
- Students are expected to handle the apparatus and appliances with great care in laboratory sessions. All breakages, damages, losses etc., must be reported to the Professor concerned as soon as they occur. In case the student fails to report the breakage to the Professor concerned, a fine of Rs. 10/- will be collected along with the breakage charges.
- Students are advised to cultivate the habit of reading notices posted on the College notice boards. Ignorance of any notice thus posted will not be accepted as an excuse for failing to comply with it.
- Smoking in the precincts of the College or Hostel, spitting, throwing waste paper or rubbish except in the receptacles provided for the purpose, are prohibited.
- While moving from one class room to another or while dispersing from a class, students should avoid making noise.
- Loitering or collecting in groups anywhere within the College campus is strictly prohibited.
- When students are free they are expected to got to the Library Reading Room or Students’ Centre and engage themselves silently in study or other useful pursuits.
- The students should park their vehicles only in the places earmarked for them. The College will not take any responsibility for the loss of any vehicle.
- No student shall enter the College Office, unless expressly permitted.
- Students are forbidden from joining any organisation or conducting any meeting in the College or collecting money for any purpose without the express permission of the Principal.
- Under the Tamil Nadu Government Educational Rules, the Principal is empowered to inflict fine, withhold attendance certificate, suspend and expel a student, if considered necessary.
- Ragging is strictly prohibited and is punishable by imprisonment.
- The students should be decently dressed. T-shirts and gaudy dresses are prohibited.
- Possession of mobile phones are strictly prohibited.
- The day scholars should not enter the Hostel area for any purpose.
- The students are responsible for the equipments / facilities provided in the class room. In case of damage to the property a collective fine will be levied for the entire class.
- The students must use only the college gate (and not the hostel gate) for entry into and exit from the College.
- Students should not park their vehicles outside the hostel gate.
- Whenever there is a change of address or phone number, the same must be intimated to the Head of Department and office superintendent immediately.
- All enquiries by the students to the office will be attended to during break time and between 2.0 and 3.30 pm. Students are advise not to come to the office for enquiries during class hours.
Attendance and Leave of Absence
- No student shall absent himself from the college without leave. Application for leave must be made beforehand to the Head of the Department, in the prescribed format. When the absence is due to unforeseen causes an application for leave must be submitted as soon as possible and in no case, later than the first day of his return to the College. Leave applied for in time will ordinarily be granted when proper reasons are given, but in case of sickness exceeding three days, the Principal may insist on the production of a medical certificate.
- Application for leave from a day scholar should be counter signed by the parent or guardian and that from the Hostel student by the Warden.
- If a student absents himself for five working days without leave, his name will be struck off the rolls, unless he can show that his failure to obtain leave was unavoidable.
- The College works from 8.30 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. with 15 minutes break between 11.30 a.m. and 11.45 a.m. Attendance will be taken during every hour of the day. Students coming late are liable to be fined.
- An application for leave for the afternoon session must always be submitted in person before availing oneself of the leave. A student who absents himself from the class during an hour of the day without leave will be marked absent for half a day and is also liable to be fined.
- A student who absents himself without leave partially or completely during both the forenoon and afternoon sessions on a day will be marked absent for the whole day and is also liable to be fined.
- The annual certificate of attendance and progress required will in no case be granted unless (1) the Principal is satisfied that the student’s progress and conduct have been satisfactory, and (2) the student has attended not less than three-fourths of the number of working days/hours (75%) in the academic year.
- A minimum of 75% attendance is insisted for Language, English and extension services.
Every student of the junior classes should undergo medical inspection during the first term of the academic year. A physical examination report by the physician will be fled in the College office. Reports of the student’s ill-health, if any, detected by medical officer will be sent to the parent or guardian for immediate attention.\
- The original certificates submitted to the college will not be given back for any purpose till the student leaves the college. The students are therefore advised to keep sufficient number of Xerox copies of the certificates with them. Students requesting for original certificates to take Xerox copies will have to pay a search fee of Rs. 50/- per certificate.
- For the issue of any certificate, an application has to be made by the student giving details about himself.
- A notice of two working days is ordinarily necessary for the issue of a certificate.
- A student will be furnished a TC on application, if he applies within five working days of the term succeeding his departure from the College and has paid the entire course fee. Application made after one year will attract search fee, as per rules.
- Fee for a Bonafide Certificate is Rs. 10/- each.
Courses Offered (Day College)
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Autonomous) occupies a place of pre-eminence among the educational activities of the Ramakrishna Mission. It is affiliated to the University of Madras and trains students from the graduate level upto the Post-graduate and Research degree level (M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D.). All the courses in the Day College are aided by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
The UG students are given a special introductory course before the beginning of the actual curriculum.
Bridge courses for effective communication in various language programmes and programmes for the advancement in studies by the students of disadvantaged groups are provided by the College. The College also provides remedial courses at regular intervals for the weaker students.
Courses Offered at UG Level
|Name of Course||Foundation course1||Foundation course2||Allied subjects||Application oriented subjects|
|B.A. in Sanskrit||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Ancient Indian History I & II, Cultural Tourism & Travel Management||Ayurveda, Introduction to Agamas|
|B.A. in English||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Literary forms,History of English Literaturefrom I & II, New Literature in English||English for Competitive Examination|
|B.A. in Historical Studies||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Public Administion, Tourism & Travel Management||Labour Movements, UN Studies|
|B.A. in Economics||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Mathematical Methods for Economics, Statistics for Economics and Introduction to Econometrics.||Fundamentals of Accounting, Management Accounting|
|B.A. in Philosophy||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Principles of Sociology, Study of Indian Sociology, Industrial Psychology, Foundations of Psychology||Applied Yoga and Religions of India|
|B.Com||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Business Statistics and Operations Research, Business Mathematics I & II||Income Tax Law and Practice|
|B.Sc. in Maths with Allied I||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Physics, Chemistry||Graph Theory, Numeric Theory|
|B.Sc. in Maths with Allied II||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Calculus of Finite Differences, Mathematical Statistics||Graph Theory, Numeric Theory|
|B.Sc. in Physics||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Mathematics, Chemistry||Numeric Methods, C Programming|
|B.Sc. in Chemistry||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Mathematics I & II, Physics I & II||Applied Chemistry I & II|
|B.Sc. in P.B.&P.B.||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Zoology, Chemistry||Plant Pathology|
|B.Sc. in A.Z.&B.T.||Tamil/Sanskrit||English||Botany, Chemistry||Clinical Lab Technology, Computer Applications and Bioinformatics|
Courses Offered at PG Level
M.Phil. and Ph.D.
- Physics ( Ph.D., Only)
- Chemistry (Ph.D., Only)
Choice Based Credit System for UG courses
From the academic year 2008-2009 the college follows Choice Based Credit System under semester system for UG and PG courses. The broad scheme of credit and structure of UG and PG courses as given by the Government and adopted by the college is as follows:
CBCS for UG
|STUDY COMPONENTS||NO.OF COURSES||CREDIT COURSE||TOTAL CREDITS|
|Project/Elective with three courses||3||5||15|
|Those who have not studied Tamil upto XII Std and taken a non-Tamil language under Part-I shall take Basic Tamil comprising of two courses (level will be at 6th standard)|
|Those who have studied Tamil upto XII Std and taken a non-Tamil language under Part-I shall take Advanced Tamil composing of two courses.||1+1=2||2||4|
|Others who do not come under a or b can choose non-major elective comprising of two courses.|
|Skill based subjects (Elective)||4||3||12|
All the UG students have to enroll themselves in any of the Departments other than their own for Non-Major Elective Course and this will be conducted for two semesters with examination at the end of each semester in the first year.Non-Major Elective (NME)
Those who have not studied Tamil in school level must take Basic Tamil and those who have studied Tamil at the X or H.Sc level and have chosen other languages in Part I in the Degree programme can choose Advanced Tamil or NME subject under NME.
|Main Subjects||NME in Sem I (for UG)||NME in Sem II (for UG)|
|Sanskrit||Literary Appreciation||Basics of Indian Astronomy|
|English||English for Enrichment||Empowerment English|
|Historical Studies||Fundamentals of Tourism||Travel Management|
|Economics||Human Resource Development||Human Resource Management|
|Philosophy||Invitation to Philosophy||Professional Ethics|
|Commerce||Fundamentals of Accounting||General Commercial Knowledge|
|Mathematics||Basic Mathematics||Basic Statitics|
|Physics||Mechanical Universe||Modern Physics|
|Chemistry||Chemistry in Every day life||Impact of Chemistry in our life|
|Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology||Horticulture Gardening||Elementary Bio-technology|
|Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology||Aquarium Fish Keeping||Basics of Bio-technology|
|Tamil||Basic/Advanced Tamil I||Basic/Advanced Tamil II|
Choice Based Credit System for PG courses
|STUDY COMPONENTS||NO.OF COURSES||CREDIT COURSE||TOTAL CREDITS|
|Subject (including practical)||14 to 17||4 to 5||70|
|Electives (Major Non-Major)||4 to 5||4 to 5||20|
Extra Disciplinary Elective (EDE)
All first year PG students have to take one subject other than their own (under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)) in the second semester and under internship during the vacation.
|SlNo||Main Subjects||EDE in PG|
|1||Sanskrit||Ancient Indian Theatre|
|5||Physics||The Physical Universe|
|6||Chemistry||Chemistry in Every day life|
|7||Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology||Basics of Bio-technology|
Compulsory Extension Service
All the first year undergraduate students have to undergo Compulsory Extension Service, for which 75% attendance is compulsory. All the students must enrol themselves in any one of these:
- Rotaract Club
- Youth Red Cross Society
Centralised examinations will ordinarily be held two times in the course of the semester. Students should take these examinations seriously and the performance in these will be taken into consideration for awarding internal assessment marks.
In addition to the centralised examinations in each term, weekly tests may be held from time to time for all classes at the discretion of the Heads of Department. Serious notice will be taken of absence from these tests and the progress of the student in these tests will be also taken into consideration for the purpose of granting attendance certificates and CIA marks.
The students are evaluated in each paper prescribed for the semester separarely under 2 heads — Internal Assessment for 25 marks and End Semester for 75 marks, both in theory and practical.
Evaluation of Assignments, Tests, Mid-Semester and Model Examinations and soft skills forms the basis of Internal Assessment. There is no passing minimum for Internal Assessment.
The question paper in the End Semester Exam will be set for a maximum of 100 marks in Language papers, Core papers (Major and Allied) and Core Electives and for 75 marks in Core/Allied in Science subjects and Part IV subjects. There is a pass minimum for external component.
Award of Degree
The UG student shall pass in all the courses and parts [five parts], with a minimum of 40% in the Semester Examination and also in the aggregate, to be declared eligible for the award of Degree.
The PG students shall pass all the courses including soft skill, Viveka Studies, EDE, with a minimum of 50% in the Semester Examination and also in the aggregate, and must have completed Internship to be declared eligible for the award of Degree.