Vivekananda Centre for Research

"Research is creating new knowledge." - Neil Armstrong
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur is a recognised research centre under University of Calcutta (vide Syndicate Resolution No. Permission/690/UCAC/C.U. dt. 14.05.2015). The University of Calcutta has granted Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur the permission to start Vivekananda Centre for Research to conduct M.Phil/ Ph.D courses from the academic session 2015-16 (vide letter No. Permission/690/UCAC/C.U. dt. 14.05.2015). The Institution has the requisite infrastructure to conduct Post-Doctoral Research work also.

Ph.D. Programs


1. Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body of the affiliating University, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
2. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
3. Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years since admission (i.e. enrolment).
4. Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in these Regulations.
5. The college shall admit a Ph.D. student through an entrance test followed by an interview. The students who have cleared UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examinations / NET / SET / SLET /GATE or have obtained DST INSPIRE Fellowship /Teacher fellowship or have passed equivalent examinations or passed the M.Phil./ M.Tech / M.D/ M.E./ M.Pharm or equivalent examination shall not be required to appear at the Ph.D. entrance test.
6. The credit assigned to the Ph.D. course work shall be of 16.The course work shall be treated as prerequisite for Ph.D. preparation. A minimum of four credits shall be assigned to one or more courses on Research Methodology which could cover areas such as quantitative methods, computer applications, research ethics and review of published research in the relevant field, training, field work, etc. Other courses shall be advanced level courses preparing the students for Ph.D. degree.




Computer Science

In all academic activity the spirit of research has always been given top priority. ‘Not to accept any doctrine without questioning’, the basic spirit of education as conceived by the founders, embodies the pivotal role of research activity in the teaching and learning of this institution.