Visva-Bharati University

Central University in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, founded by Rabindranath Tagore

Visva-Bharati University is in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. Rabindranath Tagore started the university in 1901. Visva-Bharati University combines Indian traditions with Western influences. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs. The curriculum promotes interdisciplinary studies.

MottoYatra Visvam Bhavatyekanidam (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Where the world makes a home in a single nest
TypeInstitute of National Importance
Established23 December 1921;
102 years ago
FounderGurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Academic affiliations
Budget308.505 crore (US$40 million)
(FY2021–22 est.)[2]
ChancellorPrime Minister of India
Vice-ChancellorProf. Bidyut Chakrabarty[3]
RectorGovernor of West Bengal
VisitorPresident of India
Academic staff
466 (2023)[2]
Students9,683 (2023)[2]
Undergraduates4,411 (2023)[2]
Postgraduates3,902 (2023)[2]
1,370 (2023)[2]
Location, ,

23°40′44″N 87°40′25″E / 23.67889°N 87.67361°E / 23.67889; 87.67361
1,128.895 acres (456.848 ha)

Rankings change

According to Best Global Universities 2020 ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Visva- Bharati ranked 27th among Indian universities.[4]

Visva-Bharati Central Library
Poush Mela Bazaar, 2012

References change

  1. "Association of Commonwealth Universities Membars-Asia". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "NIRF 2023" (PDF). Visva Bharati.
  3. "Bidyut Chakrabarty takes over as VC of Visva Bharati University". The Times of India. India. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  4. "Best Global Universities, 2020 by U.S. News & World Report".