Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture is an institution rooted in the teachings of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
. It is situated at Gol Park
, West Bengal
. It is managed by the Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda
Started in 1938, in small rented rooms in north Kolkata, the Institute presently has its own building in south Kolkata which has become a testimony to its popularity. Operating in memory of the birth centenary of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, religious discourses and cultural exchanges among international scholars are held at this institute.
The institute deals with the study of culture, which is the common heritage of all mankind. The Institute is endeavoring to make people aware of the richness of the cultures of the world and also the urgent need for intercultural appreciation and understanding.
The institute houses a library, museum and a prayer room. Various research programs, cultural activities and lectures, and value oriented activities are conducted. Membership is open to all.
Rabindra Sarovar is a five minute walk from here. Ramakrishna Mission Institute can be easily approached from Esplanade Terminus as well as from Howrah Railway Station. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest airport.