Visva Bharati University, Birbhum

VBU Birbhum - Visva Bharati University

  • Birbhum, West Bengal
  • ESTD 1921
  • UGC
  • Central University

Facilities available in University

  • Comp Labs

  • Sports

  • Medical

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Auditorium

  • Hostel

  • Gym

  • Laboratory

  • Classrooms

Major Courses Offered by University

Course Name Rating Total Fee
Bachelor of Arts [B.A] {Hons.}
3Years Full Time 100 Seats Per Course
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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.}
3Years Full Time
N/A N/A Apply Now
Bachelor of Arts [B.A]
3Years Full Time 100 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now
Bachelor of Fine Arts [B.F.A] {Hons.}
3Years Full Time
N/A N/A Apply Now
Bachelor of Education [B.Ed]
1Year Full Time 100 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now
Bachelor of Social Work [BSW]
3Years Full Time 100 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now
Bachelor of Physical Education [B.P.Ed]
3Years Full Time 100 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now
Master of Arts [M.A]
2Years Full Time 30 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now
Master of Science [M.Sc]
2Years Full Time 25 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now
Master of Fine Arts [MFA]
2Years Full Time 30 Seats Per Course
N/A N/A Apply Now

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Faculties

Professor Swapan Kumar Datta
Vice Chancellor
Ms. Alibha Dakshi
Professor, Department of Bengali
Ms. Atanu Sasmal
Associate Professor, Department of Bengali
Mr. Saurav Dasthakur
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Ms. Swati Ganguly
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Mr. Madhusudan Ghosh
Professor, Department of Economics
Ms. Saumya Chakrabarti
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Ms. Priya Brata Dutta
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Mr. Vibhash Chandra Jha
Professor, Department of Geography
Mr. Gopal Chandra Debnath
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Mr. S.E. Hussain
Professor, Department of History
Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Basu
Professor, Department of History
Mr. George Pattery
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Mr. Bijoy Kumar Mukherjee
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Mr. Somenath Chakraborty
Professor, Department of Physics
Mr. Tapas Kundu
Professor, Department of Physics
Mr. Santi Prasad Sinha Babu
Professor, Department of Zoology
Mr. Arun Kr. Ray
Professor, Department of Zoology
Mr. Amit Roy
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Ms. Tathagata Choudhuri
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Ms. Nilanjana Das
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology

About University

Visva Bharati University is a Central Govt. funded autonomous university located in Santiniketan, West Bengal. It was this endeavor that paved way for the establishment of the unorthodox university.

  • The foundation for the university was laid in the year 1863, and in 1888, Sri Debendranath Tagore offered the buildings and the land for establishing the Brahmavidyalaya.
  • Fulfilling his father’s dreams, Rabindranath established the Brahmacharyasrama on 22nd December 1901 with a mere five students. However, the VBU was formally founded in the year 1921 by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • It was given the status of a central university and also a national importance status by the 1951 Act of Parliament
  • The university has under its administration 12 institutes 5 schools, 15 different centers, and a great many departments
  • The infrastructure provided to the students is of the highest class having fully furnished hostels, computer centers and libraries etc.
  • Various programs at UG, PG and other levels encompassing all the relevant fields of both modern eras as also traditional teachings are offered in the university
  • The university is situated in the extremely serene and picturesque place of Shantiniketan in West Bengal providing an ideal atmosphere for the students to pursue studies
  • It is spread over an area of seven acres of land and has the unique feature of conducting classes out in the open in harmony with nature.
  • As Central University, it has everything that justifies its status and reputation including the glorious departments having highly qualified and esteemed faculties.

Facts and Figures

Year of Establishment

1921

University Type

Central University

Approved by

UGC (University Grants Commission)

Library Details

Print Books

8, 51,100

E-Books

3836

E-Journals

8200+

Total Departments

9

Main Campus Area

1127.33 acres

Total Faculty

109

No. of Hostels

44

Location

Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, Pin 731235

How to Reach

  • 4.3 Km from Bolpur Santiniketan Railway Station, Bolpur   Santiniketan Road, Bolpur, West Bengal, India
  • 163 Kms from Dum Dum Airport, Jessore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Visva Bharati University Courses

The University offers various Under Graduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG), M.Phil and Ph.D. courses under various specializations giving the students a pool of options for undertaking higher studies. There is a total of 9 departments offering UG, PG, and M.Phil and Ph.D. courses including Patha Bhavan for school education. The University also provides for certain specific courses specially designed for the foreign students.

To know more about courses and their Fees Structure, click here

Visva Bharati University Admission 2016-17

The admission procedure for all the UG and PG courses generally starts from mid-April and continues until the end of May. Admission for most of the courses is done based on the merit of the students. 

Candidates can apply for more than one subject:

  1. For General & OBC candidates Rs. 500/- + Rs. 200/- (For each additional subject)
  2. For SC, ST & PWD candidates Rs. 150/- + Rs. 75/- (For each additional subject)

To know more details about admission process, click here

Extracurricular Activities: With a view to make the student superior in all areas of life, the university encourages them to take part in various non-academic activities also. The NCC Unit of the university has involved the students in a number of co-curricular activities like:

  • Para-sailing
  • Excursion to Army Contingent
  • Social services through cycle expedition
  • Various camps
  • Ceremonial parades
  • Participation in Republic Day Parade
  • Trekking and much more

Hostel Facility: Excellent accommodation facilities could be availed by the students in the campus allowing them to have a nice and comfortable stay.

  • Overall there are 44 hostels in the university being allotted to both girls and boys separately belonging to different sections
  • A total of around 1100 boys and about 1170 girls are residing in the hostels
  • The school section has 3 hostels for girls and boys each having the capacity to accommodate 120 boys and 150 girl students
  • The students of the higher university institutes are also allotted a great many hostels and can capacitate 960 girls and 918 boys and the research scholars too are allotted hostel rooms
  • One kitchen in general for girls and five canteens are also there for the students to avail benefits from.

Other Facilities:

  • Earn while you Learn system
  • Study Tours
  • Disability Support
  • Cafeteria
  • Guest House
  • Museum
  • Sports
  • Transportation facilities
  • Internet and computer facilities and so much more

Festivals: Being a traditionally established university through the endeavors of the great representative of India’s rich cultural heritage, the university retains its traditional by enjoying various festivals.

  • Magh Mela 
  • Ananda Bazar
  • Poush Mela 
  • Rathindra Mela
  • Nandan Mela

Scholarships: VBU offers scholarships to the students studying in this university on the basis of merit for undergraduate students:

  • University Merit Scholarship
  • Fellowships awarded 



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Contact Details

Phone No: 03463-262752
Address:
P.O. Santiniketan
Birbhum - 731235
West Bengal , India
Nearest Bus Stand
Bolpur bus station bus stand 2.54Km
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University Hostel

Hostel For : Male ₹22.1 K - ₹31.1 K
Hostel For : Female ₹22.1 K - ₹31.1 K

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