Vivekananda Institution

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The Vivekananda Institution, Howrah
Vivekananda Institution, Main building.jpg
The main building of the school ("Boro Bari") holds classes from VIII to XII
75& 77 Swami Vivekananda Road
Howrah, West Bengal, India 711104
Established 2 February 1923 (1923-02-02)
Headmaster Sri Sobhan Kumar Bera
Affiliations WBBSE and WBCHSE
The smaller building of the school ("Chhoto Bari") hosts classes from V to VII and the Primary section
The bigger building of the school also known as "Boro Bari" hosts classes from viii to xii

Vivekananda Institution is a high school in West Bengal, India. It is located in the Howrah district of West Bengal.[1] The school was established in 1922 (the first school named after the great Indian sage Swami Vivekananda) and is inspired by his philosophy "Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man". The school is a leading performer in the secondary and higher secondary exams of the state of West Bengal. The school is located at 75 & 77 Swami Vivekananda Road, Santragachhi, Howrah 711104, India.


The school is affiliated to WBBSE (West Bengal Board of Secondary Education) for 10th Exam and WBCHSE (West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education) for 12th exam.[1]


The institution is named after the Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda and was established in 1923.

Swami Vivekananda's image at the Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary ceremony in the school

In 1928 the school was graced by the presence of Swami Shivananda. In 1956 the new main building was inaugurated by the then Governor of West Bengal Dr. Harendranath Mukhopadhaya .

The principal function of the school is to observe the ‘Swamiji Janmo Tithi’. The presidents of this function in the previous years were men like Ajit Kumar Ghosh, Swami Chidatmananda, Charuchandra Bhattacharya, Kumud Bandhu Sen, Pramathanath B. C., Mahendranath Sarkar,

Mrigendranath Mukhopadhyay was one of the founders of the institution. Two ex-Headmasters (Sudhangshu Sekhar Bhattacharya and Sri Brojamohan Majumder) were honoured by the government of India when they received the National Award for Teachers.

The institution has af roll strength of about three thousand students from class I to XII. The teaching and non-teaching staff range from 70 to 75.

Notable alumni[edit]

Playground view from the auditorium


The Headmaster is Sobhan Kumar Bera. Two of the earlier head masters Sudhangshu Bhattacharya and Brojomohon Majumder won government awards given directly by the President of India for their services.


  1. ^ a b Howrah Vivekananda Institution. (2010-01-30). Retrieved on 2011-01-16.