Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama

T. Nagar, Chennai

Rain water never stands on high ground, but runs down to the lowest level. So also the mercy of God remains in the hearts of the lowly, but drains off from those of the vain and the proud.

-Sri Ramakrishna

I tell you the truth : there is nothing wrong in your being in the world. But you must direct your mind towards God.

-Sri Ramakrishna

All religions are true. God can be reached by different religions. Many rivers flow by many ways but they fall into the sea. There all are one.

-Sri Ramakrishna

The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.

-Swami Vivekanada

A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.

-Swami Vivekanada

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

-Swami Vivekanada

I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself 'I have a mother.'

-Sri Sharada Devi

Schools

Name Established on Classes Strength
Ramakrishna Mission Matriculation Hr.Sec. School 10-05-1977 LKG to XII 1928
Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School (Main) 13-06-1932 VI to XII 983
Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School (South) 1936 VI to XII 357
RKM Tamil Medium Nursary and Primary School 14-06-1989 LKG to V 160

Ashrama conducts two Higher Secondary Schools, one Matriculation School, one primary school, and a Hostel. All the schools are located in different campuses within a radius of one kilometer from the Ashrama.


Ramakrishna Mission Matriculation Higher Secondary School

71 Bazullah Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017
Phone: 2814 0452
Email: matricschoolrkm@rkmchennai.org

Started on 10th May 1977 as an English Medium School from LKG to 5th standard at 14 Griffith Road, the School was upgraded into Matriculation School with standards up to 10th Standard and shifted to this present building at 31 Bazulla Road. On 1st June 2006 it was upgraded to Higher Secondary School.The strength of the School is about 880. The school has an excellent infrastructure with 48 classrooms in four bloscks. It has well-equipped modern laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Computer Science. There are highly qualified, talented nad dedicated teachers. The School is endeavouring to inculcate the ‘Man-making’ ideas of Swami Vivekananda. It has a blend of both ancient and modern Education.

The children are taught of our hoary heritage as part of moral and spiritual education. Computer education is imparted from 3rd onwards. The computers also are used as a teaching aid.A number of extra-curricular activities are also conducted to stimulate the latent potentialities of the young minds through games & sports, literary and other activities. The School has got a well-equipped Band-set, which has earned a good name within a short period. Thus, the children can have an all-round development and become useful citizens of the world. Students of the Matriculation School are fondly remembered for their excellent band performance. Entrance test is conducted for admission and successful candidates are given admission on the basis of performance in the entrance test.

Subjects for Entrance Examination: Science, Mathematics and General English
Part 1 Tamil/HIndi/Sanskrit
Part 2 English
Part 3 Group 1 i. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
ii.Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Group 2 i. Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Computer Science
ii. Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Business Mathematics

*Part 1 and 2 are Compulsory

Prospectus of Matriculation Hr. Sec. School 2015-2016

Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School (Main)

Started on 13 June 1932, the School has classes from the 6th standard to the 12th standard in Tamil, Telugu and English Mediums having Tamil, Telugu and Hindi as the 2nd Language. In the Higher Secondary sections it offers Arts, Science and Vocational courses. Computer is also taught with the help of a well-equipped Computer Lab. NCC, NSS and Scout troops are part of the extra-curricular activities. A number of Merit Scholarships and prizes are given to the students. There were 1130 students on roll in the Academic year (1998-99). 73 Government-Aided staff and 10 management staff are working. The library attached to the school has 15000 books and gets 4 newspapers. Every year, students participate in various cultural programmes during the School Day Celebrations.

Courses of Study offered in the school

Part 1 Tamil
Part 2 English
Part 3 English Medium Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer Science.
Accountacy, Commerce, Economics, Business Mathematics/Computer Science.
Vocational Courses: Accountancy and Auditing.
Tamil Medium Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
Accountacy, Commerce, Economics, History.

*Part 1 and 2 are Compulsory


Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School (South)

Started in 1936, the School has classes from the 6th standard to 12th standard in Tamil, and English Mediums having Tamil as the 2nd Language. In the Higher Secondary sections it offers Arts, Science and Vocational courses. Computer Science is also taught with a well-equipped Lab. The School has got NCC, NSS and Scout troops. A number of Merit Scholarships and prizes are given to the students. There are 1151 students on roll. 62 Government-Aided staff and 13 management staff are working. The library attached to the school has 5004 books and gets 3 newspapers.Every year students of the South School participate in various cultural and sports programmes.

Courses of Study offered in the school

Part 1 Tamil
Part 2 English
Part 3 English Medium Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer Science.
Tamil Medium Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

*Part 1 and 2 are Compulsory


Ramakrishna Mission Tamil Medium Nursery and Primary School

Started on 14th June 1989, the School conducts classes from LKG to 5th standard. The medium of instruction is Tamil. The strength of the School is about 382 and 12 teachers and 4 non-teaching staffs are working.Computer is also taught with the help of a well-equipped Computer Lab. Noonday meals are provided to all the students of the Tamil Medium School on all the working days as they belong to the under-privileged group.

An Appeal

Dear Sir,
Namaskars.

We are sure that you are well-informed of the reputation enjoyed by the Ramakrishna Mission centers around the world in the field of community service such as Education, Medical, Relief to the poor patients by running hospitals and dispensaries, Distress-Relief provided at the time of natural calamities and much more.

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, T. Nagar, Chennai is a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission started by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. This centre began its activity with the starting of a School in the year 1932 and since then has been growing according to the needs of the community and the socio-economic changes that are taking place around us. This centre through its educational service to the society has produced many students who have walked out of the portals of the School and have become great leaders of the country.To name a few : Dr. S. Badrinath, Chairman (Emeritus) of Sankara Netralaya, Sri Ramanathan Krishnan, the Tennis legend, the Chief of Indian Army Gen. Sundarjee, Sri Y.V. Reddy,former Governor of RBI, and Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty, etc.

Presently we are running two Higher Secondary Schools, a Matriculation Higher Secondary School and a Tamil Medium Nursery and Primary School and targeting to provide education to the lower middle and poorer classof the society. The schools all together have got a strength of about 3500.The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama provides a total amount of about 15 Lakhs every year as Scholar-ships and Prizes to the deserving students.

There are many Schools around T.Nagar to provide good education to the upper class people. To provide an all round education based on the human values contained in our great heritage of our Country to the students of the poorest section of the society we started the Ramakrishna Mission Tamil Medium Nursery and Primary School. The endeavor of the school is to inculcate good character and patriotism enJtJt}1lterted citizens of our great nation. We provide free noon meals to 250 students of this School. Since the students of the schools are from nearby slums and the parents are socially underprivileged people like daily wagers, hawkers etc., it has been decided to waive off the nominal fees that is being collected now and make it a free school from the academic year 2011-2012. The estimated annual deficit of this school alone will become about 20,00,000/ - every year. In order to overcome this deficit every year it is decided to create a general corpus of 5 Crores viz. Ramakrishna Mission Tamil Medium School Vidyadana Endowment Scheme. Apart from this we are also providing free uniform for number of students.

We request you to contribute liberally for this noble cause and help the Ashrama to continue our noble service to the humanity. You may send your valuable contribution by Cheque/DO in favour of "RAMAKRISHNA MISSION ASHRAMA"

It is needless to mention that the donations are exempt from Income Tax under section 8OG of the Income Tax Act.


PRINCIPLES OF ADMISSION

The following certificates should accompany the application form.(Original should not be sent)

  • Attested Copy of the Mark Certificate.
  • Attested copy of the Community Certificate.
  • Copy of the Transfer Certificate.

When the candidates are provisionally selected, they should be present along with their parents or guardians (with proper authorisation letter) and produce the following original certificates.

  • Transfer Certificate with a Xerox copy.
  • Mark or grade sheet with a Xerox copy.
  • Certificate of merit in extra curricular activities, if any.

SCHOOL UNIFORM: As prescribed by the respective School Headmasters.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The pupils of Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School Main and South will be considered for admission only in the respective school where they studied class X.

Science Center

" Try to get up a fund, buy some magic lanterns, maps, globes, etc., and some chemicals. Get every evening a crowd of the poor and low, even the pariahs, and lecture to them through the magic lanterns and other things, astronomy, geography, etc., in the dialect of the people."
- Swami Vivekananda.

Ramakrishana Mission Science Centre has been established fulfilling the above directions of Swamiji as a commemorative project to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.Agastya international Foundation have extended their support in establishing the Science Centre.This Centre will create curiosity amongst children in science and will be open to children of all schools.

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Spoken English

The Need

It has now become clear that English is the lingua franca of the global economy and that, in order to be universally understood and accepted in any educational, commercial or social situation, a knowledge of English is necessary. Apart from this, languages are the media through which national and international integration can be achieved. The cultures of other countries find a meeting point in English. It is , therefore, necessary to have a knowledge of both Spoken as well as Written English in order to make a contribution to every aspect of life.

It has now become clear that English is the lingua franca of the global economy and that, in order to be universally understood and accepted in any educational, commercial or social situation, a knowledge of English is necessary. Apart from this, languages are the media through which national and international integration can be achieved. The cultures of other countries find a meeting point in English. It is , therefore, necessary to have a knowledge of both Spoken as well as Written English in order to make a contribution to every aspect of life.
Every candidate who joins the course has to view this course from this standpoint of fulfilling his or her place in society.

The Batches

Batches (In Year)



First Batch: June to September

Second Batch: October to December.

Third Batch: January to April



Note: Schedule is subject to change.(Special training programmes may be organized, if possible, during the period for Effective Communication Skills, Group Discussions, etc.)

Admission Procedure

For details of admission procedure, the candidates can collect the Prospectus and Application Form at a cost of Rs. 50/- only in the Library or Book Sales.

The Spoken English Course is unique that it will raise the standard of the candidates’ abilities of communication. It is therefore important to evaluate the level of the candidate at the time of admission.

It is necessary that the candidate comes personally for submitting the Application Form, along with two copies of his/her recent passport size photo.

Candidates will be permitted to choose the “Days and Timings” of the course convenient to them. It is important to note that once a candidate is enrolled, changes will not be permitted either in the days or timings. The admissions will be only for BASIC & INTER MEDIATE Levels.

Only those students who have completed the Inter Level in our Institute will be permitted to join the ADVANCED Level.

Fee Structure

Level Tuition Fee Course Material Library Fees Total
Basic 1400 400 100 1900
Intermediate 1400 400 100 1900
Advanced 1400 600 100 2100

1.The above fee structure is subject to change with increase in the cost of text books.
2.The tuition fee is not refundable once the classes commence.
3.However, only the course material fee will be refunded if the candidate applies in writing for discontinuing the course for personal reasons.
4.Alternatively, the candidate can join the next session after 3 months by special permission given by the Co-ordinator.

ID CARD

Every student will be given an Identity Card, which must be shown without fail to the staff while entering the class every time.

The following points may be noted:

1. The Identity Card is not transferable.
2. Its loss must be immediately reported to the office.
3. A duplicate card will be issued on a payment of Rs.100/- only.

INDUCTION CEREMONY

In order to create a feeling of belonging to a group with a common purpose, an Induction Ceremony will be held in the Ashrama premises before the classes commence.

During the Induction Ceremony, Faculty Members will be introduced to the candidates of the course. And the rules and regulations of the Ashrama will be made clear to the candidates. Attendance to the ceremony is compulsory.

A test to evaluate the standard of the candidate will be held for all the students of the three levels on the first session of the course. This is in order to put the candidates in the right level of the course. This is merely an Evaluation Test and not an Entrance Test. So, Please Note:-

1. If the Basic Students cannot perform well, they will be shifted to the Foundation Level.

2. If the Inter Level Students cannot perform well, they will be shifted either to the Basic Level or to the Foundation Level.

SCHEDULE AND TIMINGS

Batches Timings Days Levels
MWF – M(Morning) 7.20 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Monday,Wednesday & Friday Basic & Inter Levels
Weekend (Morning) 7.20 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday Basic, Inter & Advanced Levels

Classes will be held in the Ashrama Premises.

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama.
No.3, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai.
T.Nagar, Chennai – 600 017.
TPhone: 044 – 2814 2014.
E-mail: mail@rkmchennai.org, rkmchennai@gmail.com, chennai.mission@rkmm.org
Web: www.rkmchennai.org


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PRAYER & MEDITATION

Absolute punctuality will be insisted upon. Students can select any one of the batches as per convenience and should be present 10 minutes before the scheduled time at the venue.

Prayer and Meditation classes will be held before the commencement of the English classes. Every candidate will be given an inspiring booklet Education for Character which contains the inspiring teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

The students MUST attend the Prayer and Meditation session without fail. They should bring the prayer book on all days of the classes. This class is essential for this students to gain concentration, peace of mind, self-confidence and other noble values of life.

ATTENDANCE & CERTIFICATES

90 % of attendance is compulsory, as each class will build up on the previous one. Missing the classes will result in failure to understand the next one. Students must attend the classes regularly to qualify for appearing in the final assessment test (oral and written) and for obtaining the Certificate.

If any student is absent for more than three classes continuously, without prior permission or intimation in writing, his or her name will be struck off from the attendance.


Certificates will be awarded to the candidates on the successful completion of the course. MinimumC Grade (50 marks or above) is mandatory in order to proceed to the next level. The Eligibility Marks for joining the Advanced Level is “70” and above.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

A Graduation Ceremony may be held immediately on the completion of each course. Candidates who have successfully completed the three- month course and secured A, B or C grades will be awarded ‘Certificates of Merit’ on the day of the ceremony. The date of the function will be intimated to the candidates in advance.

SELF ASSESSMENT

Frequently Asked Questions:-


How do I know my level of English?

When selecting your course, please try to choose one that seems appropriate to your current level of English ability. If you are not sure about your level, the descriptions below may help.

You are probably at the Basic Level if . . .

You understand and can speak a few words and short expressions in English. You have some ability to express your basic needs and feelings. You have some basic vocabulary and are able to read a few short, simple sentences. You can write simple sentences (with mistakes okay).

You are probably at the Intermediate Level if . . .

You understand spoken sentences and some conversations on a variety of topics, but cannot always understand the main ideas and/or details. You can have conversations on a variety of topics and can express your basic needs and feelings in normal social situations. You understand simple written texts on general topics while reading at a steady pace. You can write paragraphs with simple organization and development with some errors in grammar and sentence structure.

You are probably at the Advanced Level if . . .

You understand most spoken English – including complex discourses -- and have a consistent ability to grasp both main ideas and details. You can communicate using appropriate speech including complex language, and are able to tailor your speech to different audiences. You are proficient at comprehending complex written materials on unfamiliar topics while maintaining a steady reading pace. Your writing demonstrates competent organization and development; you make some errors in grammar and sentence structure but these rarely obscure meaning.

The success of our Spoken English Course is due to:

* Sincere and dedicated service of the monks, faculty members and the staff of the Ashrama.


* Serene and sanctifying atmosphere of the Ashrama.



* Self-discipline, sincerity, punctuality, regularity and co-operation of the students.


Some Important Points:

1. Please submit the application form and fees, only if you can adhere to the class timings and be regular.

2. Minimum educational qualification for joining the course is a pass in Higher Secondary or equivalent Diploma.

3. A bell is rung 10 minutes before the classes. Students have to assemble in the prayer hall in an orderly manner, with their Identity Cards and Prayer Books in hand.

4. Prayer Book and ID Card MUST be shown to the Staff or volunteers before entering the Prayer Hall. Students without ID Card and Prayer Book will not be permitted to attend the classes.

5. Students will attend the classes only in the section allotted to them. Any change in the section or the batch will not be permitted or encouraged.

6. Girls and boys will sit separately in the classroom.

7. Students must spend at least one hour daily, revising the lessons at home. Any given assignments should be completed before attending the next class. Students must bring their textbooks to the classes.

8. Strict silence is to be maintained in the Prayer Hall and while moving in the premises.

9. The Medium of Instruction is in English only.

10. In case of any difficulty or problem, students can individually contact the Co-ordinator to redress their problems.

11. The above list is not exhaustive and is subject to additions and alterations by the Co-ordinator without any prior notice.

12. Punctuality is very essential. Late-coming or abstaining from the classes will lead to losing of marks.

13. Good manners and behaviour are expected at all times

14. The use of cell phones, recorders, cameras, radios are strictly prohibited within the campus during the class hour.

15. We expect the students to take the above guidelines seriously, sincerely and in a positive spirit. Because, it is an opportunity for them to develop their character and personality through self-discipline and self-effort.

16. The Ashrama reserves the rights of continuing the course to any candidate transgressing its codes of behaviour.

SYLLABUS

Basic Level

Introduction to eight parts of speech (Class room practice) / Usage of is, was, where, etc. / Pronouns / questions / spelling skills / Usage of that, this, those, these, a, an / singular / plural / my friends and I / A day in the life of.... / Talking about work / The Ideal Office / Job / The interview / Reading Practice / Telling a Story / Responsibilities and Duties / Describing people and their actions, situation, pictures, etc. / written communication.


Intermediate Level

Introduction / Revision of Pronouns + Prepositions + Tenses + Types of Sentences + Question Tags / Describing Journey / Requesting : Raise / Favours / Accommodation / Asserting one’s abilities / Learning about people / Talking about one’s ambitions / Duties at work / Learning about other culture.

Advanced Level

Conversation practice, sentence structure, synthesis and analysis of sentences, phonetics, idioms and proverbs, phrasel verbs, art of public speaking, debates, creative writing, essay writing, group discussions and much more.


Library Facility

Our Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Library and Reading-Room has nearly 12,500 titles on topics like Psychology, Religion, Technology, Self-improvement, Literature, etc. The students of the Spoken English Course may use the Library, by showing their ID Cards, to develop their reading skills.

Weekdays
Morning 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Evening 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Sundays
Evening 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The students may contact the Librarian for other details.


Swami Vivekananda on Language

Language is the vehicle of ideas. It is the ideas that are of prime importance, language comes after.

Human language is the attempt to express the truth that is within

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Language is the chief means and index of a nation’s progress.


What we need, you know, is to study, independent of foreign control, different branches of the knowledge that is our own, and with it the English language and Western science; we need technical education and all else that may develop industries so that men, instead of seeking for service, may earn enough to provide for themselves, and save something against a rainy day.


My success is due to my popular style – the greatness of a teacher consists in the simplicity of his language.


Simplicity is the secret. My ideal of language is my Master’s language, most colloquial and yet most expressive. It must express the thought which is intended to be conveyed

Ramakrishna Mission Boys Hostel

INTRODUCTION

Ramakrishna Mission Boys’ Hostel is a Unit of the Ramak¬rishna Mission Ashrama, T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017, a branch of Ramakrishna Mission with its Headquarters at Belur Math, Dist. Howrah, West Bengal, started by Swami Vivekananda. This Hostel was started in the year 1934 in a rented building at Venkatanar¬ayana Road with 13 boys of the Ramakrishna Mission High School. Later in the year 1942 it was shifted to the present premises. At present the Hostel has strength of 86 boys studying from 6th to 12th standard in the Matriculation Higher Secondary School of the Ashrama. The Ashrama has got 1 Aided Higher Secondary School (Main), a self-financed Higher Secondary School (South), a Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Ramakrishna Mission Science Centre & a Tamil Medium Nursery and Primary School.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The aim of this institution is to give the students an education which moulds their character into integrated personalities; to develop clean and disciplined habits; and to give good moral and Spiritual training. Great care is taken to build up their character in keeping with Swami Vivekananda’s ideals of Self reliance, Service and Dedica¬tion. Proper stress is also laid on leadership training and patriotic way of living to enable them to be responsible citizens of our nation.

Location

TThe Hostel is located in the Ashrama campus which provides a serene and congenial atmosphere for the all-round development of the stud¬ents.

Administration

The Hostel is maintained and supervised by the monastic members of the Ramakrishna Order. The monastic members are assisted by experienced and dedicated staff. In all the matters of administration, selection of candidates, discipline, mess arrangements, etc., the decision of the Secretary/Warden shall be final. The Secretary/Warden re¬serves the right to alter, add or delete any of the rules and regulations without any notice.

Curriculam

The curriculum and examinations are as prescribed by the Department of Education, Tamil Nadu.


Entrance Test and Admission

The admission is open for VI to VIII Standards based on an entrance test conducted in (i) English (ii) Tamil and (iii) Mathematics. Only the boys who have studied up to the previous standard in English medium (with Tamil as the first language) are eligible for admission. In addition there will be an interview.

The admission is for One Year Only. The re-admission for the following years up to X standard will depend upon the overall performance and behavior of the boy. Besides this, the rela¬tionship the parents and the guardians maintain with this insti¬tution will also be taken into account.

The application should contain the nomination of a Local Guardian and his/her address. The nominated local guardian must have a genuine concern for the boy and must be helpful in taking care at the times of need.

Boys, suffering from contagious or chronic or any other serious diseases, such as fits, etc., or having some constitutional defects and who are in the habit of bedwetting, are not eligible for admission. If any boy is found not eligible after admission on account of the facts not revealed earlier, he shall be removed from the hostel forthwith.

Age of the Boy

For Standard: VI: Completed 10 years and less than 11 years (as on 31st July)
VII: Completed 11 years and less than 12 years (as on 31st July)
VIII: Completed 12 years and less than 13 years (as on 31st July).

Amenities

  • A Shrine and Prayer hall.
  • A library with valuable books/magazines for formation of good character and intellectual development.
  • T.V. and indoor games at specified hours.
  • Playground for outdoor games.

General Routine

The Routine of the day starts with Prayer and Meditation. Throughout the day the boys are kept engaged in studies and various types of extra-curricular activities which help their all-round development.(Details in Appendix I).

STUDENTS' REQUIREMENTS

A list of articles required for the use of the boys is given in Appendix II. The parents are requested to equip the boys with all the required things at the time of admission/re-admission. The old boys can use the bed etc. provided during the previous year.

MORAL AND SPIRITUAL TRAINING

The Hostel activities are based on the ideals of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. A spiritual atmosphere is maintained through prayer, meditation and Celebration of religious festivals. Prayers are held both in the Morning and Evening comprising devotional songs, Upanisad and Gita Chanting. During the Lunch and dinner sessions Bhagavad Gita is chanted. This is to inculcate in boys the sense that food is divine. Vidyarthi Homa is performed every year. On this occasion all the new boys will take 5 Vows, which are the Code of Conduct for a student. These Vows draw the minds of the students towards higher values of life and inculcate a sense of brotherhood among them. Throughout the year training and orientation will be given in Quiz, Essay Writing, Recitation of inspiring passages, Devotional Songs and chanting of our scriptures.

HOSTEL CHARGES

The Annual Hostel Charges are Rs.33,000/- which has to be paid in three instalments of Rs.11,000/- each. The first instal¬ment has to be paid at the time of admission. The Hostel Charges cover the expenses relating to board & lodging, haircutting and other normal establishment expenses.

INITIAL EXPENSES

A sum of Rs.1000/- towards the initial expenses, such as bed, mosquito net, plate, tumbler, and sports dress, has to be paid at the time of admission.

CAUTION DEPOSIT

A sum of Rs.1500/- has to be paid by each student as a Caution Deposit. This amount will be refunded after adjusting the hostel dues, if any, when the boy leaves the Hostel. If the boy leaves or is removed from the Hostel in the middle of the school term by the Warden for any act of indiscipline or in Warden’s opinion, the presence of such a boarder is detrimen¬tal to the healthy functioning of the Hostel, a sum of Rs.500/- will be forfeited out of the caution deposit. No refund, other than the caution deposit, will be made when the boy leaves or is removed from the Hostel. (Details in Appendix III)

BILLS AND PAYMENTS

Apart from the payment at the time of admission/read¬mission three bills will be sent at the end of August, November and April, to the latest available address. These bills include the actual school fees, medical, and other personal expenses, besides the second or third instalments of the hostel charges. No deduction from the hostel charges will be allowed for the period of absence.

The payments may be made to the warden of the Hostel by a demand draft drawn in favour of Ramakrishna Mission Boys' Hostel on any Chennai branch of a nationalised bank. It should not be drawn in the name of any Swamiji. If the amount is sent by M.O., the boy’s Name, Class, Roll no. and the sender’s address must be written clearly in the space provided for communication. The payment by cash is not encouraged. The remittance should be made in such a way so as to reach on or before 15th September/December/March.

Normally the bills, circulars, etc. will be sent directly to the parents, except where a different person is authorised to pay the bill. It is the duty of these authorised person(s) to inform the parents about the contents of the circu¬lars etc. and do the needful.

The fines are imposed only to bring discipline among the boys. If any parent/guardian is found to be paying the fines repeatedly, the boy will be sent out of the Hostel. If the boy is withdrawn or removed from the Hostel for any reason it is left to the discretion of the Secretary/Warden to fix the amount to be refunded.

If the boy is withdrawn from the hostel in the middle of the academic year, he has to pay the full fees of the year.

LATE REMITTANCE

For the remittances received after 15th and before the end of the month, a fine of Rs.25/- will be levied and Rs.50/- for remittances between 1st and 7th of the following month. Later the boy will be sent to the local guard¬ian/parent; besides, a sum of Rs.100/- will be debited to the boy’s account.

The Bills are sent in such a way so as to reach the Parents/Guardian on or before 7th of September/December/March. In case the bill is not received on or before the 7th of the specified month please take a Demand Draft for Rs.11,000/ and send it with a requisition letter for a Duplicate Bill, so as to reach us before the15th. If any local cheques/DD is returned unpaid a fine of Rs.25/- will be debited to the boy’s account. Some parents are in the habit of sending the remittance late. In such cases, the boy will disqualify himself for readmission in the following year.

LAUNDARY

Laundary facilities are provided for washing and ironing the clothes of the boys on payment basis. The total cost for the number of pieces of clothes washed will be included in the subsequent bills.

VACATION AND OUTINGS

The boys are permitted to go home only during quarterly and half-yearly holidays. On special request they may be al¬lowed to go home during the Pongal and Deepavali festivals. The boy will be allowed to go out only on depositing the out-pass by the parent/guardian. They should make use of this occasion to provide the children with the required stationery items.

The parents should strictly adhere to the timings prescribed for taking out and to bring back the boys. If a boy fails to return on the scheduled day, a fine of Rs.25/- will be levied. Prior permission should be obtained if the boy cannot return in time under extra-ordinary circumstances.

VISITING HOURS

Parents and guardians may visit their wards between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. The stationery and other requirements of the boy may be attended to during visiting hours. They are requested to meet the Asst. Warden before meeting the ward and not to go to the school to meet the boys.

CO-OPERATION/DISCIPLINE (A NOTE TO THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS)

Parents/guardians and relatives of the boys are re¬quested not to give eatables, pocket money, or provide them with costly things like gold chain, ring, watch, cell phones and any electronic gadgets etc. If the students are found to possess any such things, it will be confiscated and in addition a fine of Rs.500/- will be levied. All varieties of printed T.Shirts, Jeans and fashionable dresses are not allowed for use in the Hostel premises.

The future of your boy needs your whole hearted bless¬ings. The boy should be encouraged to adhere to the discipline which is the way of life at the Hostel. All the parents and guardians are re¬quested to attend the Vidyarthi Homa and the Hostel Day.

The parents/guardians are requested to co-operate with the authorities by following the rules of the Hostel. Parents should have full faith in the objectives of the Hostel and cooperate with the authorities in inculcating the objectives in the minds of the children. When the students remain with their parents during holidays they should be exhorted to follow the daily routine of the Hostel.

Attempts must be made so that they spend their time usefully and not to expose them to other undesired T.V broadcasts and other Media which may affect their learning ability and moulding of Character.

The parents should write to us, well in advance, and get permission for any functions for which the local guardians intend to take the boy out. However the local guardians should not take the boy out quite frequently thus causing disturbance to the boy’s studies and the hostel routine. The local guardians are expect¬ed to help the hostel authorities by looking after their boys in case of any urgent need. Only the parents/guardian can enquire and correspond about the boy. The boys are not to have any contact with outsiders without the knowledge of the authorities. In case of violation of these rules or if the boy misbehaves or commits any serious mischief disciplinary action will be taken against him. Any change of address should be informed immediately to the Hostel Office.

TELEPHONES

The telephones in the Hostel are mainly meant for administrative purposes. Only in case of emergency the parents/guardians may make the calls.

The boys are not allowed to have direct telephone communication. Any message for the boy can be conveyed to the hostel authorities and the same will be passed on to the concerned boys.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

The boy must be physically fit. If the boy has an attack of any infection or contagious disease, the local guardian should take him home for treatment etc.

The Hostel provides wholesome vegetarian food. The boy should have no restriction about diet. If he is found allergic to any of the items, he will be considered as not suitable for the hostel life.

CARE OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS, ETC.

The boy must take care of all his personal belongings. The Hostel will provide lockers with padlocks for safe keeping. The authorities are not responsible for the loss of any personal articles. Parents are requested to have all the clothing’s, bed sheets, blankets etc. marked with the boy’s initials with marking ink or by sewing. At the end of the academic year, the boys may carry all their personal belongings.

LINK BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

The Vidyarthi Homa and the Hostel Day serve as a meeting point between the old and present students. They also help the old students to keep in contact with the Ashrama. Therefore, all the old students, parents and guardians are requested to attend these functions.

HELP US TO SERVE THE POOR

The Ashrama maintains a few poor and meritorious students with free or partly free of charges. The parents and the public are requested to help us to serve the deserving students. For details please contact the Secretary/Warden.

CONCLUSION

The students are the precious wealth of our Nation. They need good education which should not be just a means for earning their livelihood. There is a need to create a new band of youngsters who would go to the various parts of the world carry¬ing the great heritage of our Motherland. The general public, we hope, will realise the benefit of good education that is provided by the institution and extend their helping hand.

Monday to Saturday
5:15 am Getting Up and Ablutions
6:00 am Prayer
6:15 am Hot Drinks (Boost etc.,)
6:35 am Study / Homework
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am School(12.00 Noon Lunch at School)
4:00 pm Tiffin
4:30 pm Duties and Cleaning
5:00 to 5:45 pm Games / Library
6:25 pm Prayer
7:00 pm Study
8:30 pm Supper
8:50 pm TV
9:15 pm Study
10:15 pm Lights Off !
Sundays & Holidays
5:15 am Getting Up and Ablutions
6:00 am Prayer
6:15 am Hot Drinks (Boost etc.,)
6:35 am Study / Homework
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Special Duties
9:30 am TV/Washing
School(12.00 Noon Lunch at School)
2:30 pm Cultural Activities/Library
4:00 pm Tiffin
04.30 p.m. to 05.45 p.m. Games / Library
6:30 pm Prayer
7:15 pm Study
8:30 pm Supper
8:50 pm TV
9:15 pm Study
10:15 pm Lights Off !

Hostel Charges

The Annual Hostel Charges are 33,000/- which has to be paid in three installments of 11,000/- each. The first installment has to be paid at the time of admission. If the Hostel Charges are paid in lump sum at the time of admission, a rebate of 500/- will be allowed.

Particulars New Boys Old Boys
(a) Admission fees 50 50
(b) Hostel Charges (First instalment) 11,000 11,000
(c) Cost of Bed,Pillow, Mosquito Net, Plate, Tumbler and Lunch Box, Sports materials 1,000 -----
(d) Caution Deposit(Refundable) 1,500 -----
(f) Miscellaneous Expenses 1,000 1,000
Total 14,550 12,050
2nd Bill before 15th September: Second Installment of hostel charges 11,000 11,000
3rd Bill before 15th December : Third instalment of hostel charges 11,000 11,000
Note: The school fees etc. (if not paid earlier), private tuition, medical, Uniform, Van charges and other personal expenses are extra.
Appendix III -- LIST OF REQUIREMENTS
01. Dictionary 1
02. Dhoti (for Prayer) 2
03. Geometry Box 1
04. Pad 1
05. Pen 2
06. Locks ( Small Size ) 3
07. Mirror 1
08. Comb 1
09. School Uniform (3 sets ) and 2 Extra White Shirts 3 Sets
10. Bedsheet 2
11. Carpet for the Bed(Jamakalam) 1
12. Pillow Cover 1
13. School bag 1
14. Slippers (Hawai) 1 Pair
15. Black Shoes & Black Socks 1 Pair
16. Atlas 1
17. Shirts (Colour)/pants 2 Sets
18. White banian with sleeves 3
19. Towels 2
20. Toilet Soap with Box 2
21. Washing Soap with Box 2
22. Water Bottle 1
23. Stick Files 2
*24. Bed 1
*25. Mosquito Net 1
*26. Dabara & Tumbler 1 Set
*27. Pillow 1
*28. Plate 1
**29. Sports Uniform 1 Set
30. Hanger 4

* Hostel will arrange these items for the new boy. The readmitted boys can use their previous year’s bed etc.

* Hostel will arrange for all the Boys.

*The Hostel Charges cover the expenses relating to lodging & board, haircutting and other normal establishment expenses.

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Initial Expenses

A sum of 1000/- towards the initial expenses, such as bed, mosquito net, plate, tumbler, and sports dress, has to be paid at the time of admission.

Caution Deposit

A sum of 1500/- has to be paid by each student as a Caution Deposit. This amount will be refunded after adjusting the hostel dues, if any, when the boy leaves the Hostel. If the boy leaves or removed from the Hostel in the middle of the school term by the Warden for any act of indiscipline or in Warden’s opinion, the presence of such a boarder is detrimen­tal to the healthy functioning of the Hostel, a sum of 500/- will be forfeited out of the caution deposit.No refund, other than the caution deposit, will be made when the boy leaves or is removed from the Hostel.(Details in Appendix III)

Bills and Payments

Apart from the payment at the time of admission/read­mission three bills will be sent at the end of August, November and April, to the latest available address. These bills include the actual school fees, medical, and other personal expenses, besides the second or third instalments of the hostel charges. No deduction from the hostel charges will be allowed for the period of absence.

The payments may be made to the warden of the Hostel by a demand draft drawn in favour of Ramakrishna Mission Boys' Hostel on any Chennai branch of a nationalised bank. It should not be drawn in the name of any Swamiji. If the amount is sent by M.O., the boy’s Name, Class, Roll no. and the sender’s address must be written clearly in the space provided for communication. The payment by cash is not encouraged. The remittance should be made in such a way so as to reach on or before 15th September/December/March.

Normally the bills, circulars, etc. will be sent directly to the parents, except where a different person is authorised to pay the bill. It is the duty of these authorised person(s) to inform the parents about the contents of the circu­lars etc. and do the needful.

The fines are imposed only to bring discipline among the boys. If any parent/guardian is found to be paying the fines repeatedly, the boy will be sent out of the Hostel. If the boy is withdrawn or removed from the Hostel for any reason it is left to the discretion of the Secretary/Warden to fix the amount to be refunded.


If the boy is withdrawn from the hostel in the middle of the academic year, he has to pay the full fees of the year.


Late Remittance

For the remittances received after 15th and before the end of the month, a fine of 25/- will be levied and 50/- for remittances between 1st and 7th of the following month. Later the boy will be sent to the local guard­ian/parent; besides a sum of 100/- will be debited to the boy’s account.

The Bills are sent in such a way so as to reach the Parents/Guardian on or before 7th of Sept./Dec./March. In case the bill is not received on or before the 7th of the specified month please take a Demand Draft for 5,500/ and send it with a requisition letter for a Duplicate Bill, so as to reach us before the15th. If any local cheques/DD is returned unpaid a fine of 25/- will be debited to the boy’s account. Some parents are in the habit of sending the remittence late. In such cases, the boy will disqualify himself for readmission in the following year.

Laundry

Laundary facilities are provided for washing and ironing the clothes of the boys on payment basis. The total cost for the number of pieces of clothes washed will be included in the subsequent bills.

Out-Pass

Out-passes are given both to the parent and the local guardian. At the time of taking out the boy, the Out-pass should be handed over to the Warden/Asst. Warden, and collected back on return. Out-passes which are issued at the time of admission can be used till the boy leaves the Hostel. When the out-pass is lost, it should be brought to the notice of the warden. A duplicate out-pass will be issued against a payment of 10/-.

Vactions and Outings

The boys are permitted to go home only during quarterly and half-yearly holidays. On special request they may be al­lowed to go home during the Pongal and Deepavali festivals.

The boys will be allowed to go out only on depositing the out-pass by the parent/guardian. They should make use of this occasion to provide the children with the required stationery items.

The parents should strictly adhere to the timings prescribed for taking out and to bring back the boys. If a boy fails to return on the scheduled day, a fine of 25/- will be levied. Prior permission should be obtained if the boy cannot return in time under extra-ordinary circumstances.

Visiting Hours

Parents and guardians may visit their wards between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. The stationery and other requirements of the boy may be attended to during visiting hours. They are requested not to go to the schools to meet the boys. The warden can also be contacted on those days.

Co-operation / Discipline

PARENTS/GUARDIANS PLEASE NOTE: Visit the boys only on 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month between 5 and 6 p.m. While visiting the boys, don't give any eatables to them. Visit the Boys only in the Hostel, not in the School. Meet the boys in Visitors' Place only. Enter the Dormitory only with special permission. Please pay the Bills promptly.

Parents/guardians and relatives of the boys are re­quested not to give eatables, pocket money, or provide them with costly things like gold chain, ring, watch, etc. All varieties of printed T.Shirts, Jeans and fashionable dresses are not allowed for use in the Hostel premises. If the students are found to possess any such things, it will be confiscated and in addition a fine of 25/- will be levied.

The future of your boy needs your whole hearted bless­ings. The boy should be encouraged to adhere to the discipline which is the way of life at the Hostel. All the parents and guardians are re­quested to attend, without fail, the Vidyarthi Homa and the Hostel Day which will be held on Sunday the 18th July 2004 and Satur­day the 5th February 2005 respectively.

The parents/guardians are requested to co-operate with the authorities by following the rules of the Hostel. Parents should have full faith in the objectives of the Hostel and Cooperate with the authorities in inculcating the objectives in the minds of the children. When the students remain with their parents during holidays they should be exhorted to follow the daily routine of the Hostel. Attempts must be made so that they spend their time usefully and not to expose them to other undesired T.V broadcasts and other Media which may affect their learning ability and moulding of Character.

The parents should write to us, well in advance, and get permission for any functions for which the local guardians intend to take the boy out. However the local guardians should not take the boy out quite frequently thus causing disturbance to the boy's studies and the hostel routine. The local guardians are expected to help the hostel authorities by looking after their boys in case of any urgent need.Only the parents/guardian can enquire and correspond about the boy.

The boys are not to have any contact with outsiders without the knowledge of the authorities. In case of violation of these rules or if the boy misbehaves or commits any serious mischief disciplinary action will be taken against him.

Any change of address should be informed immediately to the Hostel Office.


Telephones

The telephones in the Hostel are mainly meant for administrative purposes. Only in case of emergency the parent/guardians may make the calls.

The boys are not allowed to have direct telephone communication. Any message for the boy can be conveyed to the hostel authorities and the same will be passed on to the concerned boys.

Physical Fitness

The boy must be physically fit. If the boy has an attack of any infection or contagious disease, the local guardian should take him home for treatment etc.

The Hostel provides wholesome vegetarian food. The boy should have no restriction about diet. If he is found allergic to any of the items, he will be considered as not suitable for the hostel life.

Care of Personal Belonging Etc.,

The boy must take care of all his personal belongings. The Hostel will provide lockers with padlocks for safe keeping. The authorities are not responsible for the loss of any personal articles. Parents are requested to have all the clothings, bed­sheets, blanket etc. marked with the boy’s intials with marking ink or by sewing.

At the end of the academic year the boys may carry all their personal belongings.


Link between the Past and the Present

The Vidyarthi Homa and the Hostel Day serve as a meeting point between the old and present students. They also help the old students to keep in contact with the Ashrama. Therefore, all the old students, parents and guardians are requested to attend these functions which are to be held on Sunday, 4th July 2004 and Satur­day 5th February 2005 respectively. (Details of important dates in Appendix IV).

Help us to serve the Poor

The Ashrama maintains a few poor and meritorious students with free or partly free of charges. The parents and the public are requested to help us to serve the deserving students. For details please contact the Secretary/Warden.

Conclusion

The students are the precious wealth of our Nation. They need good education which should not be just a means for earning their livelihood. There is a need to create a new band of youngsters who would go to the various parts of the world carry­ing the great heritage of our Motherland. The general public, we hope, will realise the benefit of good education that is provided by the institution and extend their helping hand.