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Swami Vivekananda on Knowledge

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

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About Ramakrishna Math and Mission

Vision: To be a blazing light of universal harmony, a Centre emanating ideals synthesizing Jnana, Bhakti, Yoga and Karma.

Mission: For one's own liberation and welfare of the world.
To actualize the above vision Swami Vivekananda gave a succinct and aphoristic dictum — atmano mokshartham jagaddhitaya cha, which means, 'for the liberation of oneself and welfare of the world'.

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Vision and Mission of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University

Vision: To be a great centre of learning blending the twin excellences of ancient Indian wisdom and modern scientific knowledge, imparting life-building, character-making education.

Mission:

  • Pursuit of Excellence) To strive for excellence in teaching, research and all academic endeavours.
  • (Blending of Eastern and Western values) To inculcate ancient values like sacredness of knoweldge, shraddha, purity, truth and unselfishness, blending them with predominantly western values like scientific temper, rational outlook, technological efficiency, teamwork, professional integrity, work ethics, to create a band of educated men and women with impeccable character and integrated personalities.
  • (Social responsiblity) To train and educate the youth by fostering social responsibility to become worthy citizens a s well as to effectively participate the enormous task of society building through building of individual character, cast is the mold of harmony and peace.

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About Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University is a university that is administered by the Ramakrishna Mission. It was declared by Government of India as a Deemed University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. It has five campuses in Belur, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Ranchi and Narendrapur.

The university was given 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. 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.

The university is also conducting these courses at its specialized faculty centers throughout the country. Other unconventional areas that the university is engaged in are disability management and special education at Coimbatore, integrated rural development including tribal development and management at its centers in Ranchi and Narendrapur.

For details, see Profile of the university