Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology

Science in the Service of Mankind

About Us

Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, a branch institution of Sri Ramkrishna Ashram Nimpith under Core Support Program of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, is engaged in development, innovation, modulation and adaptation of appropriate rural technologies, and transferring the selected technologies to the farming community of the Sundarban area through training, awareness building and follow up programs since its inception in 1991. This branch was established with the objectives to access, design and develop multi skill biotechnology programs for application in the field of rural development, to build village based human resource as biotechnology entrepreneurs and create a network of these knowledge worker for the transfer of technology, and to provide service and create knowledge base in the village through network of rural entrepreneurs.

For its constant effort on unfolding mysteries of science and advancement of technologies for application at the grass root level, the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) entrusted VIB as Technology Resource Centre for Sundarban areas, Burdwan University (West Bengal) also has recognized VIB to be the Post Graduate Research laboratory. VIB is now registered as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization of DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology (Government of India). 

Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith

Inspired with the clarion call of the Wondering Monk, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Buddhanandaji Maharaj, an altruist monk of the Ramakrishna Order founded Sri Ramkrishna Ashram in 1960 at Nimpith with avowed mission to serve the distressed, the deserted and the destitutes as adorable Shiva in obscurity of the Sundarbans. The Ashram had virtually waged a ceaseless war against poverty, hunger, ignorance and social injustice, though scanty were its resources. 

Following the legacy left for us by Swamiji, Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith came in to existence with the noble objective of elevating the economically and socio-culturally backward people of Sundarbans. The ashram has been striving hard to achieve the self confidence and self respect  among the people in general, since its onward journey by launching several programmes and activities.


Education, for all to eradicate social evils and to cope with the challenges of life with confidence

Promoting sustainable agriculture practices through Krishi Vigyan Kendra  

Health care servicesto the remotest of the islands

Socio cultural inputs to bring peace and harmony

Rural developmentthrough women's empowerment, capacity building and environment protection

Appropriate rural biotechnology and entrepreneurship development for the rural youth 

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