Administrative Structure


Belur Math houses the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission (RKMM), under whose guidance and overall administrative control all the branch-centres of RKMM function. The actual implementation of policies adopted by the headquarters as well as activities flowing therefrom are for the most part supervised by the heads of branch centres who are appointed by the headquarters.

Consistent with this administrative structure, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), with its head office located at its Belur Math campus, is administered through the following tiers: The Chancellor, being the General Secretary of RKMM ex-officio, is at the helm of affairs of the university as the President. The Chancellor’s Representative, who is an Assistant Secretary at the headquarters of RKMM, is to be the second-in-command to assist the Chancellor in the administration of the University. The Vice Chancellor, who will usually be a qualified and competent monk of the Ramakrishna Order, appointed according to University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines, will be in charge of the day-to-day administration of the University and all its academic programmes and activities. Administrative Heads of the various off-campus faculty centres of the university, who will be the ex-officio heads of the branch-centres in which the faculty centres are located, will be in charge of the day-to-day administration of the respective faculty centres.

Chancellor (ex-officio): Swami Suvirananda, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission
Pro-Chancellor: Swami Atmapriyananda, Secretary, RKMVERI Centre, Belur Math

Board of Management reconstituted as per UGC’s revised Regulations in Gazetted Notification dated 20 February 2019 (vide Section 10.05) (Effective from 4 August 2020)

1 Vice Chancellor Swami Sarvottamananda Chairperson
2 Pro-Chancellor Swami Atmapriyananda  
3 Two Deans of Faculties (by rotation based on seniority) Dr. N. Muthaiah Dean, FDMSE, Coimbatore Campus
4 Prof. Tapash Dasgupta Dean, IRDM, Narendrapur Campus

Three eminent academicians as nominated by the Chancellor

Dr. Bimal Roy Former Director, Indian Statistical Inst. (ISI), Kolkata and presently Head, RC Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, ISI, Kolkata
6 Prof Shrinivas Varakhedi Vice Chancellor, Kaviguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramteck, Maharashtra
7 Dr Santanu Kumar Bandyopadhyay Former Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India
8 A representative of the UGC Yet to receive the name from UGC

Two teachers (from Professors, Associate Professors) by rotation based on seniority

Prof. Sukumar Adhikari Senior Professor and Head, Dept of Maths, RKMVERI
10 Dr. Abhijit Bandyopadhyay Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Physics, RKMVERI
11 One teacher by rotation of the rank of Assistant Professor Dr. Avijit Dutta Asst. Prof., IRTDM, Ranchi Campus (Morabadi)
12 Maximum of four nominees of the sponsoring Society Swami Bodhasarananda Asst. Gen. Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission
13 Sri Sunil Kumar Barnwal, IAS Principal Secy. to Chief Minister, Jharkhand Govt
14 Dr. Ishwar Acharya Director, CCRYN, Min. of AYUSH, Govt. of India
15 Dr A.Santhosh Mathew, IAS (Retd) Former Chairperson of National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), former Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural
Development, Government of India
16 Registrar (Ex-officio Secretary of Board of Management) Swami Kirtipradananda Secretary