About Us

Ramakrishna Mission Shilpayatana, Private Industrial Training Institute, is one of the oldest institutes founded under Ramakrishna Mission with Swami Vivekananda’s vision of  Man-Making Education.  It was established in 1963 as a Government Sponsored Junior Technical School, during the birth centenary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. It now runs  four I.T.I. Trade courses –  Electrician, Fitter, Turner and Welder- under Craftsman Training Scheme (C.T.S.) affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T), New Delhi.

Shilpayatana is now merged into Ramakrishna Mission Shilpavidyalaya Belurmath w.e.f.  August 2019 session, as per DGT order. All trades affiliated to Shilpayatana will be conducted under under the name of Shilpavidyalaya. Location of the campus is also unchanged. For admission details from August 2019 session please see the website WWW.rkmshilpavidyalaya.c.in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Swamiji is the greatest and most remarkable philosopher sage and karma yogi one comes across in modern India, who sailed to the United States of America in 1893 to find means for the material development of the masses in his country. He represented Hinduism at the Chicago Parliament of Religions and presented a new, refreshing outlook on religion and life in the light of Vedanta and Sri Ramakrishna’s life and teachings. Shilpayatana has been nurtured with Swami Vivekananda’s ideas to help build a bridge for the masses, especially in rural India, to connect to modern industry. Hundreds of youth who would otherwise have had no scope to go in for higher education have been trained by us in technical skills and are gainfully employed in various well-known industries.
“We need technical education and all else which may develop industries, so that men, instead of seeking for service, may earn enough to provide for themselves and to save something against a rainy day.”
                                                                                                      –  Swami Vivekananda

A Brief History

In the Second Meeting of Ramakrishna Mission Association at Calcutta on 5th May,1897 presided by Swami Vivekananda,  the following were included while stating the objectives of the Mission:
  • to train men so as to make them competent  to teach such knowledge and sciences as are conductive to the material and spiritual welfare of the masses..
  • to promote and encourage arts and industries.
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  • 1921 :To fulfill Swamiji’s  dream  Ramakrishna Mission established an Industrial School in Belur Math.
  • 1963 : Ramakrishna Mission Shilpayatana was established as a Government Sponsored Junior Technical School.
  • 1990: the Junior Technical School courses were abandoned and four new I.T.I. trade courses –  Electrician, Fitter, Turner, Welder(Gas & Electric) – were started under Craftsman Training  Scheme (CTS) – affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T), New Delhi . The institute was recognized as a Government Sponsored Industrial Training Center.
  • 1976: H.S. section in Vocational stream was started under the aegis of West Bengal Higher Secondary Council and continued up to 2005. Courses offered – (a)Electrical Servicing & Maintenance; (b) Mechanical Servicing & Maintenance  
  •  2005: The Government of West Bengal formed a new Statutory Body called West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training (WBSCVE&T)  under which Higher Secondary in two vocational stream courses in Engineering & Technology discipline  was commenced:  (a)Maintenance and Repair of Electrical Domestic Appliances, &  (b) Computer application and Maintenance.
  • 2015: The Council, WBSCVE&T, was merged with West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development.(WBSCT&VE&SD), a new statutory body of the West Bengal State Government overseeing technical education. The 10+2 courses are now conducted in two groups under Engineering & Technology discipline: (a)Electrical Maintenance & Installation (ETEM);  (b) Computer Maintenance and Networking (ETCM)
  • 2008 : Short term courses (Modular Employability Skills or M.E.S.) were also started under Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) of D.G.E.&T., Government of India. These courses were of 120 hours or 3 months duration.Two courses were conducted under this scheme – (a) Basic Electrical Training and  (b) Rewinding of AC/DC Motors. Short-term courses been discontinued after 2013.
  • Shilpayatana was granted self-financing status and converted into a Private Industrial Training Institute w.e.f. 1.11.2013  as per D.G.E.&T. norms.
  • MIS institute code: PU19000007
  • D.G.E.&T., formerly under Ministry of Labour, is now Directorate General of Training (D.G.T) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). For details please refer to the website: dget.nic.in   or ncvtmis.gov.in
  • W.e.f.  August 2019 session, as per DGT order, Shilpayatana is now merged into Ramakrishna Mission Shilpavidyalaya Belurmath. All trades affiliated to Shilpayatana will be conducted under under the name Shilpavidyalaya. Location of the campus is also unchanged.


Name of the institute 
(merged into Ramakrishna Mission Shilpavidyalaya w.e.f. August 2019 session)
Address of the institute
P.O-Belurmath,  District -Howrah , PIN 711202
West Bengal, India
Year of Establishment
DGET  File Reference No.
DGET-6/22/1/90-TC, DGET-6/25/5/93-TC
Code Allotted by DGET
Fitter and Turner – -DGET/12/1/1993-TC
Welder (G&E)- DGET/12/1/1992-TC
Electrician- DGET-6(11)18/90-TC
Contact Nos.
Mobile No.
Fax No.
E mail ID
Approach / How to reach
By train : Howrah to Belur Station or Belur Math Station.
By bus : 7 km from Howrah Bus Stand to Belur- Bus number 54,  51, 56.