Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur
|Principal||Swami Bhudebananda (popularly called Shoubhik da)|
|Location||Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Colors||White and White|
|Affiliations||University of Calcutta|
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur is one of the most prestigious colleges in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an autonomous college located in Narendrapur, Kolkata. The college was established in 1960 and is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It is run by the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur. This is a Residential College for boys only.
The Institution was granted autonomy in 2008 (it is the second autonomous college in West Bengal) by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and the University of Calcutta. This became effective from the academic session 2009-10.
In January 2004 the college was recognized as an "A" grade institution by the National Assessment And Accreditation Council (NAAC). In May 2012, NAAC PEER Team visited the College for Re-Accreditation. It has awarded the college a GPA Of 3.56 out of 4.00 with the drescriptor 'Very Good'.
The following courses are offered:
The campus of the college and ashrama occupies a full of lush greenery area of 150 acres (0.61 km2). The college provides several facilities for its students, such as hostels, library, multigym, games & sports and medical. At present, there are three hostels namely Brahmananda Bhavana, Shree Gouranga Bhavana and Ramakrishnananda Bhavana under the supervision of the college. Another hostel is constructed beside Ramakrishnanada Bhavana. The college also provides a well-stocked library with nearly 59,997 books and 49 journals. The college building has four floors. A swimming pool beside the Brahmananda Bhavana was recently inaugurated.
The students and faculty members together organize a yearly cultural fest Uttisthata. At present only the students of the college are allowed to participate in the events, though the fest is open for all audience.
Swami Sarvagananda, holds the post of Secretary of the Ashrama. Swami Bhudevanandaan Ex-student of the college now is the Principal of the college. Presently Swami Gunamayananda (Uttam Maharaj) is the Proctor of the College. Among 6 monastic members Br. Sandipan is an ex-student of this college.