Student Support

Dispensary

The Institution runs a charitable Homoeopathy Dispensary attended by two visiting doctors every week. Free diagnosis and medicines are available to students as well as women and children from the neighbourhood.

The hostel has a sick room and a doctor on call for medical emergencies. First Aid facilities are readily available both in the College and in the Hostel.

Medical Facilities

Medical assistance to students is given at three levels

  1. Through regular health awareness and check-up camps:
    Medical checkup and blood group identification for all first year students is conducted at the beginning of every academic year. Breast cancer and Thalassemia awareness and detection programmes are held annually too. The Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matri Bhavan, a premier city hospital for women, collaborates with the College in organizing these camps. 
  2. Through Health Card for students entitling them to free or highly subsidized medical facilities at Matri Bhavan:
    For a payment of Rs. 200 per year, each student is provided with a Health Card with which she can avail of:
    • Free OPD treatments (except medicine).
    • Free pathological investigations.
    • Free radiological investigations.
    • 50% discount on total billing for indoor admission, except medicines.
  3. The Institution also runs a charitable Homoeopathy Dispensary attended by two visiting doctors every week.
  4. Attention is also paid to the mental well-being of the students. Informal counselling from teachers and mentors is augmented by professional counselling whenever needed

Remedial Classroom

Counselling and Remedial Teaching

Counselling Facilities

  1. Faculty members are available to students for academic and personal counselling.
  2. Since 2009, the college has been organising periodic counselling for students (individually and collectively) in collaboration with the Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Jadavpur University.

 

Remedial Teaching

Remedial coaching has been organised with UGC assistance since November 2010, for Honours and General students, in English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Education, History, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy and Journalism

RTI Cell

The RTI Cell consists of:

The Appellate Authority
Pravrajika Bhaswaraprana, Principal;
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

Phone:
College landlines (during office hours)
9830051074 (4 pm - 7pm)

The State Public Information Officer
Dr. Sabita Chaudhuri,
Department of Political Science

Phone: 9831481387
email: sabita.chaudhuri@gmail.com

Any queries are first to be addressed to the SPIO.
For further details on the RTI Cell and the guidelines and procedure on which it functions, please consult the WBSU website:
http://www.wbsubregistration.org/content/NOTICE 2.pdf

Anti Ragging Cell

The campus of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan is a Ragging Free Campus. Effective measures are taken by the Management to discourage ragging. The ever vigilant Anti-Ragging Cell of the college has been functioning since November 2016. This has been constituted as per the existing UGC norms. As a proactive measure, a student-led campaign of awareness against ragging is initiated at the beginning of each academic year. Through this campaign the student-volunteers sensitize the senior students about the ill effects & consequences of ragging. These volunteers also address the freshers and advise them to be alert, aware and report any incidents of ragging in the campus.

Summary of UGC Regulations on Ragging:
http://www.antiragging.in/upload/Infopack/SUMMARY_OF_UGC_REGULATIONS.pdf 

Summary of the Order of the Hon. Supreme Court on Ragging :
http://www.antiragging.in/upload/Infopack/summary_of_the_Supreme_court_Judgment.pdf 

UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Institutions (Third Amendment 2016) :
http://www.antiragging.in/upload/Infopack/Anti-Ragging-3rd-Amendment.pdf 
 

 Anti Ragging Squad of RKSMVV

Members:

  1. Dr. Rohini Dharmapal (Convenor) 9836039066
  2. Dr. Saberi Rakshit (Teacher Representative) 9477288820
  3. Smt. Aditi Das (Teacher Representative) 9433411100
  4. First Year Day Scholar (Student Representative)
  5. First Year Hostel Boarder (Student Representative)

Internal Committee (Internal Complaints Committee)

 

 

The college reconstituted the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) in November 2016 on the basis of the UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, New Delhi, Monday, May 2, 2016. Subsequently, in the light of the amendment vide Gazette notification issued on 9th May, 2016, the name has been changed to Internal Committee. The tasks of this committee are to:

  • look into all kinds of sexual harassment cases for their rapid redressal
  • encourage a gender-friendly atmosphere for both staff and the students
  • organize gender sensitization awareness programmes for all stakeholders in tandem with Gender Resource Centre
     

The reconstituted ICC of 2016 held its first meeting on 17th November 2016. The IC has been reconstituted again, with effect from August 2018.

http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/notice/sexual-harrassment-of-women-act-and-rules-2013.pdf

http://www.manuu.ac.in/PDF files/ugc-gazetenotification-11Aug2016.pdf

http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5873997_SAKSHAM-BOOK.pdf 
 

Composition the ICC with effect from August 2018:

Chairperson

Dr. Chaiti Mitra (9874182275)

Members

  1. Dr. Sarmistha Dutta, Associate Professor, Department of Education (9432418715)
  2. Dr. Soma Marik, Associate Professor, Department of History (9903117727)
  3. Smt. Parama Sarkhel, Librarian (Non-teaching staff) (9432237912)
  4. Smt. Susmita Das, Accounts Section (Non-teaching staff) (9433650737)
  5. Smt. Soma Roy Karmakar, Project Manager, RAHI Foundation, Kolkata - External Member (9830719020)
     

Guidelines :

  1. Zero tolerance towards sexual harassments
  2. To carry out gender sensitization against sexual harassment, by explaining what is sexual harassment, physical, verbal, or using electronic media in collaboration with Gender Resource Centre.
  3. To ensure the right to safe campus and workplace; that safety of workplace/campus means providing normal atmosphere, rather than degenerating into securitization, nor curtailing the freedom of movement of employees or students.
  4. To explain the broadened meaning of workplace/campus under the Act of 2013 and the Saksham Guidelines
  5. Taking into account that vulnerable groups may be particularly prone to harassment - and to look after their special needs - based on class, caste, sexual orientation, and disability.
  6. To provide assistance if an employee or a student chooses to file a complaint with the police
  7. To provide mechanisms of dispute redressal and dialogue through just and fair conciliation without undermining complainant's rights
  8. To minimize the need for purely punitive approaches
  9. To enable a complainant to make a formal complaint where the complainant so wishes, and to act in accordance with the Act of 2013 and the UGC guidelines of 2015 to ensure that complaint and inquiry are carried out fairly and within the time set out by law.
  10. To protect the safety of complainant and any witnesses by not divulging identities
  11. To ensure that victims or witnesses are not threatened or penalised for making complaints
  12. To ensure that the provisions of the Act are not misused by frivolous complaints

The RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan authorities are committed, by their adherence to the Act and the Regulations, to provide all necessary facilities to the IC to conduct its inquiries within time and with required privacy. They are also committed to providing a zero tolerance workplace/campus

 

Programmes organised by the ICC/IC in collaboration with the Gender Resource Centre:

2nd November 2016 :
Dr. Soma Marik, Associate Professor, Department of History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan gave a presentation on Sexual Harassment at Workplace and Campus/ Extended Campus: Judiciary, Legislature, Executive and the UGC-- A Journey since 1997

3rd August 2018 :
Ms. Soma Roy Karmakar, Project Manager, Rahi Foundation, Kolkata, and external member of the IC, led an interactive session for students on Sexual Harassment and Gender Beyond Binaries.

29th November 2017 :
Ms Soma Roy Karmakar took a three-hour class for the first year students on gender sensitization focussing on sexual harassment and cyber-crime.
 

 

 

Prizes and Scholarships

  • The college has merit and merit-cum-means scholarships.
  • Special stipends are given to SC/ST/OBC and Minority students with the help of UGC grant.
  • A number of prizes are awarded annually at the time of the Annual Function, for both academic and extra-curricular activities.

Financial Assistance

The College supports needy students with the help of the following schemes, grants and donations:

GOVERNMENT

  1. Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment
  2. West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation
  3. Government of West Bengal Education Directorate (Scholarship & Stipend Section)
  4. Kanyashree Scholarship, Government of West Bengal
  5. SC/ST Scholarship

OTHERS

  1. Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
  2. Sarada Scholarship, Sri Sarada Math
  3. Bengal Culture Society, USA
  4. Sheela Kanoria Scholarship

Private Donations to the Institution The Institution receives donations from a host of well-wishers (including past and present teachers and alumni) who believe in the principles and values of the College. The donors either provide a lump sum to be invested as Fixed Deposits, or contribute annually. The College utilizes the interest of the FDs, and the annual donations to support students as per their needs.

Apart from these, the Institution extends financial and other kinds of assistance from its own resources to students facing extreme financial and familial/circumstantial crisis.