Visva Bharati University, West Bengal - Other : Courses, Fees, Placements, Ranking, Admission 2022


In 1921, Rabindranath Tagore established the Visva Bharati University. Before Partition, it was a college. An Act of Parliament had given it the honour of ‘An Institute of National Importance’ and has been declared as a Central University. It is also a residential and public university and the Prime Minister of India acts as the chancellor. The Governor of Bengal assumes the role of the rector and the President of India recruits the Vice-Chancellor.

It has created many institutions like Bhasa-Bhavana, Sangit-Bhavana, Siksha Bhavana, Kala Bhavana, Palli Siksha Bhavana, Palli-Samagathana Vibhaga. The University offers undergraduate courses in Kathakali, Manipuri, Rabindra Sangeet, Hindusthani Classical Vocal, Sitar, Tabla, Esraj, Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Philosophy, Economics, History, Comparative Literature, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Computer Science. It offers postgraduate courses in Oriya, Bengali, Hindi, Functional Hindi, Indo-Tibetian studies, Anthropology, Chinese, Physics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry and Mathematics. It provides Diploma, certificate courses, PhD, MPhil programmes and bridge course in art history.

Visva Bharati University Admission Process

For taking admission into the university, the candidate has to fill up the application form. The university sets up eligibility criteria for all the undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes. It also conducts an entrance test for many courses offered at the university. It is only after clearing that exam that a candidate can take admission.

The merit list for many programmes is also prepared after analysing the marks obtained by the candidates in the 12th standard examination.

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Visva Bharati University Placement

The University has a placement cell. There is a coordinator who guides all the students through the entire process. Besides this, there are also student representatives who ensure a smooth implementation of the entire programme every year.

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Visva Bharati University Scholarships

The university provides scholarship opportunities to women, SC/ST candidates. The meritorious students are also awarded with it. Besides that, it offers scholarships to students who do not come from an economically privileged section of society. Fellowships are provided to students who are pursuing doctoral programmes.

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Visva Bharati University Internship

In 2018, the Ministry of HRD along with the Ministry of drinking water and sanitation of the Government of India arranged the Swachh Bharat Internship programme. The students of this university are given the opportunity to participate in it.