Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (formerly known as ‘Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University’) was established under the aegis of Ramakrishna Mission, having been declared by the then Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (now Ministry of Education), Government of India, to be a ‘Deemed-to-be-University’ under Section 3 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 by a Notification dated 5 January 2005. The Deemed-to-be-University was formally inaugurated at Belur Math on 4 July 2005, the sacred day of Swami Vivekananda’s maha-samadhi.
RKMVERI (Deemed-to-be-University) is headquartered at Belur Math, Dist. Howrah 711202, West Bengal, India, and mainly operates through its various ‘off-campus’ Faculty Centres located at various branch-centres of Ramakrishna Mission in India, and has as its ‘thrust areas’ certain unconventional areas. These ‘thrust areas’ are also ‘gap areas’ in the sense that they scarcely receive any attention in the conventional Universities in India. One such thrust area is ‘Fundamental and Applied Science education and research’, under which the present School at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, Kolkata in association with the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan (a Multi-speciality Hospital), has been started.