Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute is a not-for-profit educational institution that relies on financial support from government bodies and individual donors. Being neither a regularly government-funded grant-in-aid institution nor a self-financing/private university with a focus on financial viability of programmes, RKMVERI conducts its academic and service/outreach activities by relying on one-time government grants and the generous support of large-hearted individual donors. We gratefully accept donations from anyone who wishes to contribute to RKMVERI’s mission of spreading education in light of Swami Vivekananda’s ideals. 

Donate online : Now donations to RKMVERI can be sent online through our Online Payments Portal https://forms.rkmvu.ac.in. At present only donations from India are accepted on this portal.

RKMVERI seeks donations for the following causes.

General Donations

General Funds

Donations to the General Fund will be utilized for paying salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff, conducting various educational programmes, and other operational expenses.

 

Infrastructure Developments

Any donations made in this category shall be utilized for maintenance of libraries, laboratories, construction & maintenance of buildings/facilities, maintenance, etc.

Spiritual Heritage Courses

RKMVERI conducts a large number of Certificate courses on Indian Spiritual Heritage at the Main (Belur) campus of the university. The classes are taught by monks of the Ramakrishna Order and are primarily designed to familiarize the general public with the spiritual heritage of India. Donations made in this category shall contribute towards meeting the organizational expenses involved in running these courses. 

Student Scholarships – Students from Economically Weaker Sections

Donations to this cause benefit the students of RKMVERI who come relatively weak economic and social backgrounds. Many such students require financial support for tuition, boarding and lodging expenses, which usually add up to about thirty-five thousand rupees per student per year. A donor can also make donations in memory of any person. In such cases the scholarship will be named after that person.

 

Sanskrit Department

Donations in this category are used to support the Department of Sanskrit Studies and Philosophy. All programmes in Sanskrit Studies are fully residential, modeled on the traditional Gurukula system of education, and the courses are almost free or largely subsidized for most of the students.  

Thakur Seva

As a university deriving inspiration from Swami Vivekananda, established and operated by the Ramakrishna Mission and served by sadhus of the Ramakrishna Order, the main (Belur) campus of RKMVERI houses a shrine for Sri Ramakrishna where worship is offered by the sadhus. Any donations in this category shall be utilized for upkeep of this shrine and conducting daily puja and offerings, which we believe helps maintain the sanctity of this university which is a temple of learning.

 

Saraswati Puja & Religious Functions

Any donations made to this cause shall be utilized for conducting Saraswati Puja and other annual religious celebrations conducted at RKMVERI. Being a university dedicated to the preservation of the ancient heritage of India, pursuing education in its various forms and serving humanity as God, we consider worship of the goddess of learning as a source of auspiciousness and conducive of success in all educational endeavors of the university.

 

Honorary Monastic Members/Sadhu Seva

Monks of Ramakrishna Order are involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University. On account of their monastic vows, monks are not entitled to receive any salary or honorarium for their service to the university. However, financial support is required in-order to provide food, clothing, medical, travel and other general expenses. Any donations in this regard will be considered as Sadhu Seva.

 

12th January – National Youth Day

Every year, RKMVERI organizes National Youth Day celebrations marking the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, in whose hallowed name this university has been founded. Donations made in this category shall contribute towards meeting the organizational expenses involved in conducting these celebrations.

Corpus Funds for Infrastructure – Land & Building

Donations made to this cause shall be utilized for maintaining and expanding the land and building (immovable) infrastructure of RKMVERI, which is extremely essential in view of the increasing demand for classroom and residential space in the institution owing to the increasing numbers of students and the wide-ranging service activities taken up by the institution. 

Corpus Funds for Books and Study Materials

Any donations that fall in this category shall be utilized in purchasing books and study materials for the benefit of the students and other members of the campus community. 

Corpus Funds for Infrastructure (movable property)

Donations in this regard shall be utilized for the purchase and maintenance of movable infrastructure in the campus, including laboratory equipment, furniture, etc. 

 


Endowments

Donations can also be made towards endowment funds that have been created in order to benefit the smooth running of some of the activities of the university in the long-term. 

1. General Endowment

Donations to the General Endowment will be utilized for paying salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff, conducting various educational programmes, and other operational expenses.

2. Research Work

Research is performed by various departments of RKMVERI in a diverse variety of subjects. An endowment earmarked for research enables the university to supplement grants from governmental or non-governmental sources towards research and help avoid disruptions in projects due to financial reasons.

3. Scholarship/Prize

This endowment shall enable RKMVERI to award scholarships and prizes to students based on financial needs and merit. This would enable the university to maintain its commitment towards giving an opportunity for meritorious students from underprivileged backgrounds to pursue higher education. 

4. Thakur Seva & Monastic Members Expenses/Sadhu Seva

This endowment shall enable the long-term maintenance of the University shrine as well as contribute to the living expenses of the monastic members serving the university.

 

5. Vivekdisha – free online classes and other activities

 

Vivekdisha is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based network that provides a single window for services such as online education at school level, research programs, teachers’ training, etc. It currently reachers more than 11000 students online.

 


How to Donate

Online Donations

Now donations to RKMVERI can be sent online through our Online Payments Portal https://forms.rkmvu.ac.in. At present only donations from India are accepted on this Portal.

Offline Donations (Cheque / DD / NEFT)

Please see this page: Cheque / DD / NEFT Bank Transfer

Tax Exemptions

The Government of India has granted 100% income tax exemption to RKMVERI under section 80G, subsection 2(a) (iii f) of the income tax act, 1961, by an order issued by the department of revenue, ministry of finance. This is a provision applicable to universities and academic institutions of national eminence.All the donations to the institute will therefore be eligible for 100% exemption from income tax.