About Us

 Ramakrishna Mission Shilpayatana is one of the oldest Private Industrial Training Institute  founded under Ramakrishna Math & Mission with the ideology of Swami Vivekananda on  Man Making Education . It has  four I.T.I. Trade courses –  Electrician, Fitter, Turner and Welder- under Craftsman Training Scheme (C.T.S.) afffiliated to National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T), New Delhi. It was established in 1963 as a Government Sponsored Junior Technical School, during the birth centenary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. 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 of India. He represented Hinduism at the Chicago Parliament of Religions. This institution 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 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 two 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.
To fulfill Swamiji’s  dream  Ramakrishna Mission established an Industrial School in Belur Math in the year 1921 at Belur Math
  •   In 1963 Ramakrishna Mission Shilpayatana was established as a Government Sponsored Junior Technical School.
  •   In the early 1990s, 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) afffiliated to National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T), New Delhi . The institute was recognized as a Government Sponsored Industrial Training Centre.
  • Parallel to these above developments, in the year 1976, H.S. Vocational stream was started under the West Bengal Higher Secondary Council and continued up to 2005.
  •   In 2005 the Government of West Bengal formed a new Statutory Body called West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training (WBSCVE&T)  under which two Higher Secondary  (Vocational) courses in Engineering & Technology discipline were conducted.  a) Maintenance and Repair of Electrical Domestic Appliances ; &  b) Computer application and Maintenance.
     The Council has now been merged with West Bengal State Council for Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development.(WBST&VE&SD).
     The 10+2 courses are now conducted in two groups under Engineering & Technology discipline:
      (a) Electrical Maintainence & Installation (ETEM);
      (b) Computer Maintenance and Networking (ETCM)
  • Short term courses (Modular Employ-ability Skills or M.E.S.) were also started under Skill Development Initiative scheme (SDIS) of D.G.E.&T., Government of India. These courses are 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 have not been conducted after 2013.
Notes –
  • Our ITI has been granted self-financing status and has now been 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 under Ministry of Labour formerly, 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


Name of the institute
Address of the institute
P.O-Belurmath,  District -Howrah , PIN 711202
West Bengal,
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.