“We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan (http://www.rksmvv.ac.in/) is a premier Girls’ College in Kolkata dedicated to quality education and holistic development. The state-aided college has an 'A' rating by NAAC (2nd cycle, 2016) and is one of the best Humanities Colleges in the city. It is affiliated to the West Bengal State University.
Built along the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, the Institution adheres to the highest moral principles and is completely free of any political disruption. RKSMVV provides an excellent academic environment, conducive to learning and well-being of young minds. Situated amidst lush and sprawling greenery, the prestigious 60 year old institution has academic buildings with modern teaching-learning infrastructure like smart classrooms, audio-visual room and a computer lab; an extensive library, in-campus hostels, an auditorium and a shrine –all within the boundaries of its extensive campus.As a recipient of the RUSA 2.0 Infrastructure Grant, the College is expanding with a new academic wing and a refurbished students’ canteen.
The college follows the CBCS semester system, as mandated by the UGC. It currently offers 11 Honours courses (Bengali, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Journalism and Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology) and 14 General courses (Human Rights, MathematicsandPsychologyin addition to the Honours subjects) at the undergraduate level and a postgraduate course in Philosophy.
In addition to the prescribed university curriculum, the College offers a number of career-oriented courses. The RKSMVV School of Professional Studies offers a bouquet of add-on professional courses in Hospital Management, Public Relations and Advertising, Psychiatric Counselling, Anchoring, English for Academic Purpose and GIS-Remote Sensing and Its Application.Tailor-made job-oriented computer courses are also provided under this platform. These professional courses, offered at subsidized rates, are open not only for the current and ex-students of this College but also for girl students of other institutions and for young women professionals looking for upgradation. The College has collaborated with reputed organizations like the Sister Nivedita University (Techno India Group), National Skill Development Corporation, Sri Sarada Math Rasik Bhita and Elta Global for conducting these courses.
A few career-oriented courses are available only for the students and ex-students of the College. These include Training under the TCS CSR Youth Employment Programme(under TCS), Coaching for NET aspirants and Preparatory Coaching for Public Service and other Competitive Exams.
A unique feature of this College is its intensive Value-Education Programme, which aims to instill a strong understanding of and respect for cultural and religious diversity and moral values in young minds. Co-curricular studies like Computer Education and Spoken English and extra-curricular classes like Yoga, Sports and Dance are offered to the students. These courses, in addition to the year round co-curricular and outreach activities adopted by the students and faculty and staff, help nurture and strengthen the physical, intellectual, moral, and spiritual faculties of the students and help create self-reliant and confident individuals, with a strong sense of moral and social responsibilities.