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


Established2 February 1923 (1923-02-02)
HeadmasterSri Sobhan Kumar Bera
AffiliationsWBBSE and WBCHSE
The smaller building of the school ("Chhoto Bari") hosts classes from V to VII and the Primary section

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

At first the school was started it journey in 1920 as Swarsti a small room.. Finally In 1928 the school was graced by the presence of Swami Shivananda.The first H.M was Indubhushan Mukhhopadhya..who established Ramkrishna Shikhalaya laer. Many Famous people came to this school in anuual ceremony..every year.Like Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay,Gostha Pal,Josefin Maclaud,Bishnu Charan Ghosh.Mihir Sen,Chuni Goswami, 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.Sudhanshusekhar Bhattacharya is widely regarded teacher in Howrah.He inspired his student to follow Swami Vivekananda's way and teaching.His students are Shankar(writer) Dr. Asit kumar Bandopadhay(Researcher),Nimaisadhan Bose(reasearcher and author)

The institution has af roll strength of about two thousand students from class I to XII. The teaching and non-teaching staff range from 50 to 60.

Notable alumni[edit]


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