The advent of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is the starting point of the renaissance in india. Swami Vivekananda, the illustrious disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, gave the first impetus to it by starting the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897. The Mission is endeavouring to realize its aims through its centres numbering one hundred and seventy one in India and abroad. The Chennai centre is one of the oldest having been started in 1897. The Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College is a unit of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Chennai, which is a branch centre of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Belur Mathin West Bengal. It occupies a place of pre-eminence among the educational activities of the Mission in India. It was formally opened on 21th June 1946. The Evening College was started in 1974.
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College aims at giving students a “man making and character building education”.
Education should be aimed at developing a man’s life at various levels -physical, mental, intellectual, moral and spiritual. The all round development should take place simultaneously and harmoniously keeping view the summum bonum of life which is to realize the oneness of all existence. The College offers special programmes like Religion Classes and Swami Vivekananda Study circle Classes which aim at giving the students an insight into spirituality that is to develop self-confidence and faith in themselves and a concern for fellow human beings.
All these are amply borne out by the fact that the college has been Re-accredited with a “A” grade by NAAC. The College has become autonomous from the academic year 2004 -05.
The Managing Committee
The Managing Committee manages the affairs of the Vidyapith. It constitues and empowers a number of sub-committees to deal with specific works of the Vidyapith or its units. A senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission is the Secretary of the Vidyapith.
- Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Day College)
- Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Evening College)
- Vivekananda Institute of Tropical Mycology (VINSTROM)
- Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith Hostel (Hostel)