With Headquarters at Barrackpore in the district of North 24 Parganas in West Bengal Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission is a charitable and philanthropic society registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. It is at a distance of 25 km. from the city of Kolkata and has been serving as a vehicle to propagate and practice the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. The great patriot monk realized that education only can eradicate the destitution of the masses. He spoke, “Education, education, education alone! Travelling through many cities of Europe and observing in them the comforts and education of even the poor people, there was brought to my mind the state of our own poor people, and I used to shed tears. What made the difference? Education was the answer I got.” Accordingly the Mission has established a number of schools upto Higher Secondary standard, a B.Ed. College and a Degree College with Honours and General subjects as well as a Post Graduate course.
Establishment of Swami Vivekananda College Of Education For Women (B.Ed. College) :
In its letter no.441/Edn.(cs)/4c-7/2002 dated 04.07.2005 the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal, conveyed no objection to the establishment of a new B.Ed. College, named Swami Vivekananda College of Education for Women at Barrackpore, on self financing basis under Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission, Barrackpore. Thereafter, by letter no.R/1904/affl(2005) dated 25.07.2005, the University of Calcutta accorded provisional affiliation to the B.Ed. College with an intake capacity of 100 female students for 3 years from the session 2005-06. A fixed deposit of Rs. Five lakhs was also made in the name of the College and the Certificate in original was sent to E.R.C., N.C.T.E. A reserve fund of Rs. 3 lacs was also created in the name of the College. By order no.ERC/7-76.6(II).1/2007/8181 dated May 24, 2007 the Eastern Regional Committee, National Council of Teacher Education, Bhubaneswar granted recognition to the college for conducting one year B.Ed. Course with an annual intake of 100 students. With effect from the academic session 2008-09, the college stands affiliated to the West Bengal State University, Barasat, North 24-Pargans.
Results of the students in the final B.Ed. Examinations for the last three years are shown below :
Number of students
Number of students who secured First Class
The College is situated at premises no. 20, Riverside Road, Barrackpore in the district of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal on land under possession of the Mission. It is accommodated in a building constructed by the Mission out of its own resources. An Affidavit stating the precise location of the Land and Building of the College and other related particulars has been made. The College is equipped with all necessary amenities for Teachers’ Education Programme. There are Classrooms, Lecturer Hall, Activities Rooms, Library with adequate number of books for use of the teachers and students, Learning Resource Centre and rooms for Principal, Faculty, Office and Store. Equipments for the Geography, Psychology and Work Education laboratories are in place. A full fledged computer laboratory with all other accessories has also been setup. As regards practice teaching of B.Ed. students in Secondary/Higher Secondary Schools, there are under the Mission five Junior High Schools, one High School and one Higher Secondary School for the purpose. In addition, consent letters from three Higher Secondary Schools from the locality have been obtained. Regarding choice of subjects, all students will have to take the compulsory papers as prescribed by the University. Each candidate shall also choose one content and one method subjects from the following group :- Group ‘A’ – Bengali, English, Mathematics and Education Group ‘B’ – History, Geography and Work Education
The Syllabus for the year B.Ed. Course has been revised from the Session 2012-13. Out of a total of 1400 marks for the one year B.Ed. course, the eight theory papers carry 800 marks and six practical papers 600 marks.