Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
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Visva Bharati University

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Sumanta Sengupta
  • Sumanta Sengupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews

"Nicely Maintained University Campus"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was nice visiting the Visva Bharati University Campus once again. We were thinking if we could have a chance to be re admitted in University again and start all over again. The place always strikes a chord. More
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Madhumita Chatterjee
  • Madhumita Chatterjee
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 10 photos
  • 7 Reviews

"The Dream of Tagore"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
The entire place is the various departments of the university. The fine arts classes can be observed. You don't pay anything for the university itself but the museums. More
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Aditya Biswas
  • Aditya Biswas
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews

"Visva Bharati."

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
Good, the place has history and culture is important here. You can read about this place before you visit. More
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Swagato Paul
  • Swagato Paul
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 7 Reviews

"Too Good"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
It is a great place to visit in santiniketan and no one would like to miss it. More
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About Visva Bharati University

The Visva Bharati University at Shantiniketan is world famous and is acknowledged as one of the greatest temples of learning in Fine art and Literature in India. Founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1901, the university has always defined the standards of literary excellence and its fine arts division carries on the Gurudev's tradition of uncompromising and unparalleled standards of excellence.

Maharshi Debendranath, father of Rabindranath Tagore, founded an Ashram here in 1863. Almost 40 years later, his son Rabindranath started an open-air school here that gradually blossomed into an international university where the cultures of the East and the West meet in common fellowship. The university today is a center of international culture and studies and has two campuses, one at Shantiniketan and another at Sriniketan.

The sprawling campus houses several institutions dedicated to different aspects of Arts and Culture -  Patha Bhavana, Uttar Siksha Sadana, Siksha Bhavana, Vidya Bhavana, Vinay Bhavana, Kala Bhavana, Sangeet Bhavana, Rabindra Bhavana, China Bhavana, Hindi Bhavana etc.

The Vichitra Museum houses the personal effects and a good collection of photographs of the Gurudev. The Nandan Art Gallery displays some of Tagore’s works along with murals, paintings, frescoes and artistic tributes by Ramkinkar, Nandlal Bose et al.

Following the Gurukul tradition, classes at the university are conducted outdoors. Many a great literary genius and music maestro has visited this temple of learning and gone back inspired or moved by its cultural ethos.

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