Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya is situated in a land of about 300 acres at a distance of 18 kilometres from Coimbatore on the Coimbatore-Mettupalam highway and was started as a small residential school in 1930 by the well known freedom fighter, educationist, former First Education Minister in Madras province, (Late) Dr. T. S.Avinashilingam Ayya and the foundation stone was laid by Mahatma Gandhiji in 1934. Since then it has grown enormously into a great educational complex with 15 institutions under its fold including Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science which was started in 1964 with the blessings of Srimat Swami Madhavananda Maharaj and has completed 54 years of purposeful service to the student community and society. The college follows the great ideals placed before the country by Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. The college is in its 36 th year of autonomy. In addition to the prescribed curriculum, the college offers add-on courses as off-calendar instructional practices. It was re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA of 3.25 under 4 point scale in 2016.
Department of Social Work
The Department had its inception in the year 1975 with Community Development Specialization with the commitment to serve the society. Later on, in 1987, the Human Resource Management Specialization was introduced. M.Phil programme was introduced in the year 1996 and Ph.D Programme in the year 2001. Thirty five M.Phil and twenty one Ph.D candidates have obtained their research degree. The Department has a long standing forty years of service to the society and student community. Our concern is contemporary social issues. It is exemplified by Extension activities, Seminars, Workshops that we take up for the welfare of the underprivileged. Many of our alumni are occupying prominent positions in various fields. The students are preferred by many industries and non-governmental organizations for placements. We continue towards reaching the un-reached. We are marching on from strength to strength with guiding and support spirit of Swami Garishthananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Institutions.