Visva-Bharati University

country rank  96
world rank  3183

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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 (uniRank 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 96 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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 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 Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


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

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018