Ramakrishna Mission Boys Hostel
      Ramakrishna Mission Boys’ Hostel is a Unit of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, T.Nagar, This Hostel was started in the year 1934 in a rented building at Venkatanar­ayana Road with 13 boys of the Ramakrishna Mission High School. Later in the year 1938 it was shifted to the present premises. At present the Hostel has a strength of 78 boys. Hostel facility is available only for boys studying from 6th to 10th standard in the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Matriculation Higher Secondary school of the Mission.

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 Dedication. Proper stress is also laid on leadership training and patriotic way of living to enable them to be responsible citizens of our nation.

LOCATION 

      The Hostel is located in the Ashrama campus which provides a serene and congenial atmosphere for the all-round development of the students.

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 re­serves the right to alter, add, or delete any of the rules and regulations without any notice.

CURRICULUM 

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

ENTRANCE TEST AND ADMISSION 

     The admission is open for VI & VII Standards based on an entrance test conducted in (i) English (ii) Tamil/Hindi and (iii) Mathematics and Science. Only the boys who have studied up to the previous standard in English medium (with Tamil/ Hindi as First language) are eligible for admission. In addition there will be an interview and Medical Check-up. The parents should not be the residents of Chennai City.

     The admission is for One Year Only. The re-admission for the following years upto X standard will depend upon the overall performance and behaviour of the boy. Besides this the rela­tionship the parents and the guardians maintain with the insti­tution will also be taken into account.

ááááá 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.

      Admission will be confirmed only when the candidate is found medically fit. 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. 

ááááá 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  

      The boy should have completed 10 & 11 years and less than 11 & 12 years as on 31st July 2004 for VI & VII standards respectively.

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 helps their all-round development.

      Monday to Saturday

05.00 A.M.                  

 Getting up, Ablutions etc.

06.00 A.M.                 

 Prayer                           

06.15 A.M.                 

 Hot Drinks (Boost etc.)                    

06.30 A.M.                      

 Study/Home Work

08.00 A.M.   

 Tiffin

08.45 A.M.                      

 School(12.00 Noon Lunch at  School)

04.00 P.M.    

 Tiffin                           

04.30 P.M.                       

 Duties & cleaning               

05.00 P.M. to 5.45  P.M.     

 Games/Library                  

06.25 P.M.                  

 Prayer                          

07.00 P.M.                  

 Study  

08.30 P.M        

 Supper  

08.50 P.M.                  

 TV

09.15 P.M.                  

 Study                           

10.15 P.M.         

 Lights off 

HOSTEL CHARGES 

      The Annual Hostel Charges are Rs.27,000/- which has to be paid in three installments of Rs.9,000/- 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 Rs.500/- will be allowed.

 

New Boys

Old Boys

(a)  Admission fees    

50.00      

50.00      

(b)  Hostel Charges (First instalment)

10,000.00

10,000.00

(c)  Cost of   Bed,Pillow,  Mosquito Net, Plate, Tumbler and Lunch Box, Sports materials 

1,000.00          

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(d)  Caution Deposit(Refundable) 

1,500.00

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(f)  Miscellaneous Expenses

1000.00

1000.00

Total

13,550.00

11,050.00

2nd Bill before 15th September:  

Second Installment of  hostel charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

3rd Bill before 15th December :

Third instalment of hostel charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

      The Hostel Charges cover the expenses relating to lodging & board, 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 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 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/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.

ááááááááááááááááááááááááá     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.

ááááá 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 guard­ian/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 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 Rs.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 Rs.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.

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.

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 Rs.10/-.

VACATION 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.

ááááá 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 not to go to the schools to meet the boys. The warden can also be contacted on those days.

CO-OPERATION/DISCIPLINE  

(A Note to the Parents/Guardians)

      PARENTS/GUARDIANS PLEASE NOTE

ááááááááááááááááááááááááá     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.

Please follow all the Rules strictly.

      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 Rs.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 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 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.
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