Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

Vivekananda Book Bank

“Educate our people so that they may be able to solve their own problems…” – Swami Vivekananda

The Inspiration
Swami Vivekananda strongly believed that the underprivileged must be raised through education and equipped to live and work in society with dignity and confidence.

The Beginning
Committed to Swami Vivekananda’s charter for social welfare and development, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, has started Vivekananda Book Bank in 1991 as a part of their services in the field of education to help the economically marginalized meritorious students of Engineering & Computer Applications by lending textbooks. Students can borrow textbooks of their prescribed syllabus from the Book Bank and retain the books until their examinations (annual / semester). The Vivekananda Book Bank is one of the very few not for profit ventures in Chennai.

Present Services Rendered
At present, 475 students are the beneficiaries of this unique project and have a collection of 7,500 books. It is located inside Sri Ramakrishna Centenary Library (inside the Math premises).

Currently, the Book Bank facilities are extended to the students of:

  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Computer Applications (BCA & MCA)

Other details
Registration fee: Rs 30.00
Refundable Caution Deposit: Rs 300.00

Student Profile bk

The Need
Every year, we observe a significant rise in the student enrolment rate. Approximately, we incur Rs 5,500 per engineering student for the four-year study.

Join the Vidya Yajna
We invite you to join this Vidya Yajna by extending your generous financial support.

You may sponsor
For one student Rs 5,500/-
For two students Rs 11,000/-
For five students Rs 27,500/-
For ten students Rs 55,000/-

No Contribution is too small to make a difference and we believe that each drop of water makes an ocean and your contribution can create an everlasting impact on the lives of these poor, yet bright students.
We accept donations by cheque/DD in favour of ‘Sri Ramakrishna Math’. Please mention the purpose of donation is towards ‘Vivekananda Book Bank’.

You may also send your contribution by NEFT/RTGS transfer directly and intimate us along with PAN details through e-mail. The following are the details for bank transfer:

Bank Name & Address: UNITED BANK OF INDIA
New No.118 (Old No.217), Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai- 600004.
Bank code (MICR): 600027009
Bank Account Name: SAVINGS BANK
Bank Account No.: 1511010123990
Account holder: Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Chennai-600004
Note: `0′ shown in the IFSC code is numerical zero

For details, please contact:
Vivekananda Book Bank, Sri Ramakrishna Math,
31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 4.
Ph: 2462 1110; Mobile: 95660 64960; e-mail:

9.00 A.M – 12.00 P.M
3.30 P.M – 5.30 P.M
Wednesday is a weekly holiday