Visva Bharati University was established by Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan. He was well-known internationally for his educational and literary work.
This university was founded with the aim of uplifting the Indian village community as well as the tribals.
This is a unique university and offers a unique style of teaching as they are tutored under the trees in open air in Ashrams.
Visva Bharati emerged in 1921 and was declared to be a central university and this was of great importance. Hence, students from far and wide came to acquire education in this institution of repute
Visva Bharati University provides an education scheme commencing from nursery to doctoral research.
This University is well known as it has established many institutes as well as colleges with the aim of imparting education at all levels namely, the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral levels.
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This university holds a common admission test in the graduation level. The Ph.D course aspirants are expected to have an aggregate of 50% marks in their master’s degree and also in the tests such as UGC or ICAR or IIT or CSIR.
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The university has over 40 hostels and it accommodates students pursuing their education in this institute. There are 5 canteens and 15 kitchens in the campus of this university. This university houses many guest houses that are offered to the relatives of students as well as visitors coming as guests.
Merit scholarships are offered to needy and deserving students. However, this institute offers all the basic amenities, besides book bank and library. They also give more attention to physical education.
The faculties offered are many to name few are economics, politics, Bengali, Assamese, Urdu, English, History, Hindi, an many more.