Visva-Bharati University

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world rank  4909

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University Overview

Founded in 1921, Visva-Bharati University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Santiniketan (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), West Bengal. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Sriniketan, Kolkata. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Visva-Bharati University (VB) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Visva-Bharati University (VB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 98 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name विश्व भारती विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym VB
Founded 1921
Motto Yatra visvam bhavatyekanidam
Where the world makes a home in a single nest

University Location

Santiniketan (population range: 10,000-49,999)
731 235 West Bengal
T +91 (3463) 262 451
F +91 (3463) 262 672
Other locations Sriniketan, Kolkata

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Deputy Registrar (Academic & Research)
Santiniketan 731 235
+91 (3463) 261 853
(3463) 261 531

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020