Girls' College in Kolkata
Ranked as the 5th best college in West Bengal and 28th among the non-autonomous colleges in India
Situated in the heart of the modern urban South Dum Dum locality of Kolkata, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan is spread over thirteen acres of lush greenery. The expansive college campus, a rarity among city colleges, nurtures a miniature self-sustained ecosystem within the busy, bustling metropolis.
From its inception back in 1961, the college has focused on creating and maintaining a green and eco-friendly campus, to provide a serene academic environment for both students and faculty. Thus our unique campus provides an ideal ashram-like setting for the college, where the buildings are spread out across the sprawling campus and the spacious classrooms enjoy gorgeous views of the outdoor greenery.
The main College building, the Auditorium and the Central Library, the 300-seater examination hall, the new PG building (funded by RUSA), the shrine, the main Residence Monastery and the three separate Hostel buildings, a Cheap-store, the staff quarters and a small guest-facility are dotted across the extensive College campus.
“This college became my safe haven solely because of the brilliant human beings who nurtured us, protected us, tolerated us, laughed and cried with us, backed us like parents, joked like friends, helped us dream beyond horizons and lastly, gave us credence to stand tall and live the best version of our lives.”
—DEBARATI ROY, now co-founder of ELTA Global, a senior corporate and teacher trainer and IELTS examiner.
Enakshi Chakraborty is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Parul University, Vadodara.
College life is that part of our lives that we are going to relive in our memories till we breathe, and thanks to my department; it has given me the most precious memories as well as life lessons. The values and morals gained from being a part of this department are immeasurable. The faculty members have played a huge part in shaping me into what I have become today. I could not be more thankful and grateful.
NAMRATA CHOWDHURY is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of English At St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and a PhD scholar at the Department of English, West Bengal State University.
“As the years went by I can now reflect what a profound impact those three years had on me. I had left home for sure, but the College and the Department had adopted me. They took every care of me when I was the only one in college when Kolkata saw a transport strike. What they have done for me can’t be counted on fingertips. One can’t really thank their makers, but I am content I can answer, “Dost thou know who made thee/ Gave thee life?”, that yes, life through literature it is.”
There is no doubt that today what I am as because of my college, my teachers. To me, my college is the best; it enriched us, gave us great teachers as well as a unique environment to study in. My teachers were a continuous source of inspiration. Their immense love, support and blessings have made my life meaningful. They have always given me a positive vision to overcome every difficult situation in my life. I remember my college days as the best and most precious days of my life.
—–Aditi De, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Gurudas College, Kolkata.
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan is much beyond just an institution/college. It actually denotes a “Culture”, a culture of excellence, empowerment, enrichment, dedication, morality, discipline and freedom within a framework of responsibilities. It is a place of both knowledge and bliss.
I am forever grateful to the entire staff of this college because all of them made me feel that this college is my second home and the amazing faculty members were like second mothers to me; they took care about my happiness, well-being and life beyond the classroom. They taught me not only to love learning, but encouraged me to hone my hidden talents and helped to setting me up for success beyond the chalkboard and numbers. I am immensely lucky and blessed enough to be a part of this college.”
—- Dr. Mili Dutta Pal, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Chandraketugarh S. S. Mahavidyalaya
It was in my college that I first recognized the true color of my inner self, it was my college which ignited the faith in me that “I Can”. Very seldom we realize the impact of an institution when we are part of it. Usually we need to be retrospective to attain that realization. Now as a grown up woman as I realize the influence of my college had in shaping me into a better human being. I am just left with a single word -‘Gratitude’- to express my graduation years.
——Shrabanti Panja, MA, B.ED, Assistant Teacher in Seharabazar C.K. Institute since 2002.
My days in my Alma Mater -Vidhyavaban are really memorable for me. It was not only an institution for providing education but also a place to learn human values and love for nature. The teachers were like parents who guided me to lead a moral life in future and to be self-dependent.
—-Tanima Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bidhannagar College
I am an alumnus of Ramkrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan.I completed graduation from the department of Education in 2010. The three years of college was the golden period of my life – enjoying the classroom teaching but also learning valuable lessons of life. Our teachers were our friends, philosophers and guides. Their advice and blessings remains a constant companion in conducting me through life’s challenges. Today I am employed as a high school teacher. I learnt from my teachers to recognise unity in diversity and apply it in my own approach as a teacher. I would like to express my sincere respect and gratitude to my college and my teachers.
Amrita Ghosh , Assistant Teacher, Sutia Barasat Palli Unnayan Vidyapith
My college days will remain an indelible memory. Vidyabhavan is my second home, a divine place – full of inspiration, knowledge, love, affection, hope, sincerity, serenity and blessings. I express my sincere gratitude to the teachers for their constant guidance, patience and encouragement that have played a pivotal role in shaping my goals and my achievements.
Sumana Metya, SACT I, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan