Visva Bharati University


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Visva Bharati University History                                       

Visva Bharati University is an Indian university located in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The university was established in 1921 by Nobel Prize Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The institution was established as a college and was conferred university status in 1951. It currently enrols over 6400 students.

Visva Bharati University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Visva Bharati University comprises of number of schools and departments offering a range of programs in subjects such as Tagore Studies, Chinese Language and Literature, Hindi Language and Literature, Japanese, Bengali, Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, and Music.

Visva Bharati University also offers programs in Mathematics, Physics, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Archaeology, Environment Studies, European Languages, Cultural Studies, Persian, Sanskrit, Arabic, Urdu, Tibetan, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Social Work to name a few.

Visva Bharati University Campuses

Visva Bharati University has a rural campus located in the town of Shantiniketan, West Bengal in India. The university campus comprises of number of buildings which house the faculties and departments, primary and secondary schools, and university’s administrative offices.

Visva Bharati University offers services such as classrooms, lecture halls, open air classrooms, and laboratories in addition to over 12 libraries comprising of notable work of various personalities including its founder, Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore.

Visva Bharati University Achievements

Visva Bharati University is ranked 4th amongst all Indian universities by the US News and World Report in year 2020. The university was also ranked 69th overall in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF Rankings.

Visva Bharati University has also produced a number of prominent personalities in Politics, Sciences, Government, Business, and Arts including Amartya Sen who also won Nobel Prize in Economics.

Visva Bharati University USP

Visva Bharati University is renowned for its cultural festivals called Poush Mela and the Basanta Utsab  which attracts a number of artisans from all across the country. The university also offers a range of tuition fee waivers to its students in form of scholarships.

Visva Bharati University has an average acceptance rate of boasts of low student to faculty ratio. The university campus is also home to some rare manuscripts and special collection items.

Visva Bharati University Notable Alumni

Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India), Amartya Sen (Indian economist), Satyajit Ray (Indian film director), and Suchitra Mitra (Indian singer).

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