RKMVU, administered by the Ramakrishna Mission, was declared by Government of India as a Deemed University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. The University has four campuses at-
The university attained the status of a deemed university in July 2005. It provides courses on subjects as varied as rural and tribal development, disability management and special education, fundamental science education and Indian cultural and spiritual heritage.
The university’s School of Mathematical Science started its academic activities in July 2008. RKMVU is neither self-financing, nor a recipient of any regular funding from any governmental agency.
The classes are conducted at the main campus of the university at Belur and at Vivekananda Research Centre, the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda in Kolkata.
Recently, when the Human Resource Development HRD Minister, Smriti Irani addressed a convocation where she declared the news. The convocation was being held at Howrah district of West Bengal.
She declares Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU) is likely to be conferred heritage status.
Further, Irani said the government would accord prominence to Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts on education when it comes out with the new education policy.
The central government will also play its part in this decision but before finalizing the decision it will seek the viewpoints of different educationists and educational institutions.
The new education policy moves with the aim to boost the human resource in the country providing them quality education and research.