Visva-Bharati University

Published: 21.05.2017
Alias(es)
Vishva Bharti University, বিশ্বভারতী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়

Visva-Bharati University is a public central government funded university located in Santiniketan, West Bengal.
It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it Visva Bharati, which means the communion of the world with India.
In its initial years Tagore expressed his dissatisfaction with the word 'university', since university translates to Vishva-Vidyalaya, which is smaller in scope than Visva Bharati. Until independence it was a college.
Soon after independence, in 1951, the institution was given the status of a university and was renamed Visva Bharati University. The English daily, The Nation, notes, "Using the money he received with his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, the school was expanded and renamed Visva-Bharati University.
It grew to become one of India's most renowned places of higher learning, with a list of alumni that includes Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen, globally renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and the country's leading art historian, R. Siva Kumar, to name just a few."

Type :
Public
Established :
23 December 1921
Founder :
Rabindranath Tagore
Chancellor :
Prime Minister of India
Vice-Chancellor :
Vacant
Academic staff :
515
Students :
6.500
Location :
Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
Campus :
Rural
Affiliations :
UGC, NAAC, AIU
Website :
www.visvabharati.ac.in

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