| Address and Activities of Gol Park Centre || |
Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park
Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
Phone : 033-2464 1303 (3 lines), 2466 1235 (3 lines),
033-2465 2531 / 2532,
033-2463-1878 / 1879 / 1880 / 1882
Telefax : 033-2464 1307
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 033- 4030 1261
School of Languages
Phone: 033-2465 2532, 033-4030 1281
Phone: 033-2465 2531
This centre, established in 1938 elsewhere and shifted finally to
its own commodious building in 1961, has a threefold aim: (a) Proper
interpretation and appraisal of Indian culture, (b) Promotion of mutual
knowledge and understanding between India and other countries, and
(c) Promotion of the study of the cultural heritage of India and of
humankind as a whole.
From a modest beginning, the Institute has now grown into a
centre of learning and research, recognized by the Universities of
Calcutta, Burdwan and Jadavpur. It has drawn the interest of the public
as well as many leading scholars of India and other countries.
Activities of the Mission centre :
A library with three sections: a general library (2,32,228 books
and 429 periodicals); a junior library (8059 books); and children
library (16,257 books) and three E-journal consortiums.
A school of languages (teaching 14 foreign languages, viz. Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and 5 Indian languages, viz. Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil and Urdu). 91,199 students were on roll this year. It has a separate library with 6650 books.
Certificate course on Functional Sanskrit with preliminary,
intermediate and Advanced levels under Vivekananda University.
The research department of the Institute is engaged in research work, both at the pre- and post-doctoral levels. It conducted the following courses:
(i) A UNESCO-approved course on International Understanding for Human Unity,
(ii) Appreciation of Indian Art,
(iv) Higher Vedanta and Some Fundamental Concepts of Indian Philosophy,
(v) Main Tenets of Advaita Vedanta,
(vi) Major Religions of the World, and
(vii) Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Movement, besides Sanskrit. It has a separate library with 4175 books and Swami Vivekananda Archive with 4318 books and 810 periodicals.
A museum and art gallery with the attached Sarada Devi School
of Fine Arts and Crafts for children (272 students during the year).
An International House, which accommodated 3477 scholars,
students and guests this year.
Universal Temple—a meditation hall and shrine. Celebration of
the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami
Vivekananda and also Saraswati Puja.
Organizing public lectures and scriptural discourses by eminent
scholars, seminars, recitals and musical festivals; 281 in all
during the year.
Publication of a monthly Bulletin (63rd year) having 4520 subscribers
and some books on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda and other religious
literature (9 new titles and 16 reprints).
Organizing Vivekananda study circles, youth conventions,
teachers’ conventions, etc.
Value education seminars for students, parents and teachers.
Welfare work by way of distribution of scholarships to poor and
meritorious students for studies in India and abroad, regular
distribution of milk and snacks to poor children, etc.
Additional Photos of the Activities of the Centre:
Academic counselling is rendered to unfocussed students with the help of professionals like psychoanalysts etc.
W S A R C H
I V E
This information on Centre's activities is collected from
The General Report of Ramakrishna Math and
Ramakrishna Mission, April 2013.
(From April 2011 to March 2012)