Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College

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Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College
TypeUndergraduate and Postgraduate
PrincipalSwami Kamalasthananda
Location, ,
22°43′34″N 88°22′50″E / 22.726070°N 88.380531°E / 22.726070; 88.380531Coordinates: 22°43′34″N 88°22′50″E / 22.726070°N 88.380531°E / 22.726070; 88.380531
Controller Of examinationsSwami Vedanuragananda
AffiliationsWest Bengal State University
College buildings, April 2010

The Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College popularly known as Rahara V.C college is one of the best colleges in West Bengal, currently Autonomous and affiliated to the newly established West Bengal State University.[1] It is named after Swami Vivekananda. It was formerly affiliated with the Calcutta University. It is administered by the Ramakrishna Mission Order. The College situated in Rahara, Khardaha, North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India.


The college offers undergraduate level courses in Chemistry,Botany,Physics, Mathematics, Zoology, Microbiology and Computer Science leading to the honours degree. The college has already started postgraduate course in Chemistry and Botany. The college also has status "potential for excellence (CPE)" and it is a DST-FIST sponsored centre.[citation needed] It has been granted autonomous status by UGC, New Delhi.[citation needed]

Accreditation and Affiliation[edit]

The college is accredited 'A+' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)[2] and it is affiliated to West Bengal State University. The college has a very good reputation for its discipline and administration. This College now enjoys autonomus status By UGC from the session 2017-18 to 2022-2023. It is the number one ranked college in west Bengal as of now.[3][4]


Student life and culture[edit]

  • Festivals

Freshers' Welcome, Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony, Blood Donation Camps, Seminers, Eye Operation Camps, Birthday Ceremony of Sri Ramakrishna, Maa Sarada and Swami Vivekananda and many other monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa Deva.


Students of Department of Zoology during their excursion at Gorumara National Park in 2012

The college has two auditoriums, R. K. Hall with a capacity of 500 seats; and Vivekananda Hall, fully air conditioned with a capacity of 200 seats, opened on the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the College, inaugurated by Bratya Basu, Minister for Higher Education, Government of West Bengal. A new community hall named "Sri Ramakrishna Hall" ,fully air conditioned with a capacity of 1000 seats,opened on the celebration of 150th Birth anniversary of sister Nivedita, inaugurated by Prof. Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura on 9 December 2016.

  • Sister Nivedita Multigym

On the 150th Birth anniversary of sister Nivedita, a multi gym, named after sister nivedita is inaugurated by Brian McEldulf , Ambassador of Ireland at 9 December 2016.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Affiliated College of West Bengal State University". Archived from the original on 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.ugc.ac.in
  4. ^ http://www.rkmvcrahara.org[permanent dead link]

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