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 Address and Activities of Gol Park Centre


Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park

Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Gol Park
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 :,


    Guest House
    Phone: 033- 4030 1261

    School of Languages
    Phone: 033-2465 2532, 033-4030 1281

    General Library
    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 :

  1. A library with three sections: a general library (2,39,594 books
    and 429 periodicals); a junior library (8354 books); and children
    library (16,270 books) and 6 E-journal consortiums.

  1. 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). 96,578 students were on roll this year. It has a separate library with 7324 books.

  1. Certificate course on Functional Sanskrit with preliminary,
    intermediate and Advanced levels under Vivekananda University.

  1. 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 InternationalUnderstanding for Human Unity,

    (ii) Appreciation of Indian Art,

    (iii) Indology,

    (iv) Higher Vedantaand 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 4413 books and Swami Vivekananda Archivewith 4414 books and 810 periodicals.

  1. A museum and art gallery with the attached Sarada Devi School of Fine Arts and Crafts for children (236 students during the year).

  1. An International House, which accommodated 2169 scholars,
    students and guests this year.

  1. Universal Temple—a meditation hall and shrine. Celebration of
    the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami
    Vivekananda and also Saraswati Puja.

  1. Organizing public lectures and scriptural discourses by eminent
    scholars, seminars, recitals and musical festivals; 223 in all
    during the year.

  1. Publication of a monthly Bulletin (65th year) having 4090 subscribers
    and some books on Ramakrishna-Vivekananda and other religious
    literature (12 new titles and 49 reprints).

  1. Organizing Vivekananda study circles, youth conventions,
    teachers’ conventions, etc.

  1. Value education seminars for students, parents and teachers.

  1. 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.

  1. Academic counselling is rendered to unfocussed students with the help of professionals like psychoanalysts etc.

Additional Photos of the Activities of the Centre:

        Birthdays Celebrations


        Art Exhibition




        Devotional Singing


        Welfare Work

 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)


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