The Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, on Monday held its eighth convocation. Held at Swami Lokeswarananda auditorium, it conferred degrees to 200 graduates and post graduates apart from a PhD scholar.
Swami Sarvalokananda, secretary of the ashram, blessed the students before the convocation began. Presiding over the convocation ceremony, Uday Bandyopadhyay, director of the Bose Institute, emphasised on the importance of ‘shraddha’ of the student for the guru. Later, he conferred the degrees to 200 fresh graduates, post-graduates from both the arts and science departments. Minakshi Roy, pro-VC of Calcutta University, was also present as the guest in chief.
The college was established on the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram campus in July 1960. Initially, it was affiliated to Calcutta University and its first batch of students started classes in August 1960. Later in 1976, the higher secondary unit of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education started functioning on the college premises. The autonomous status was conferred upon the college in 2008. The college has received the 15th rank nationally among colleges in National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) this year. Swami Bhudevananda, principal of the college, presented the college report on Monday.
The college has recently constructed a large auditorium with a seating capacity of 800 persons. The auditorium was named after Swami Lokeswarananda, the founder of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram.
Source: Times of India