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Visva Bharati University, Bolpur

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Visva-Bharati is one of India's major Central Government funded autonomous universities 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." On 4th April, 2016 Visva-Bharati secured 11th rank in University category by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
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  • It is an extraordinary tour. First we visited the five cottages of Rabindranath Tagore including the museum. Architecture of each building was awesome. Later we contacted a visva bharati authorized gu...  read more »
  • It is a must visit place if you are planning to visit Bengal. Ample options available for stay, very good communication from Kolkata by Road/Train. 
  • This is the place where famous Indian Noble Prize winner stayed. One hour drive from Burdwan. He established an University here with a difference that it was open air class room without walls. The cla...  read more »
  • Incridible shantiniketan visvabharti best teaching in World.
  • Well Maintained and the central point of interest in Shantiniketan. Entry is Rs. 40/- Camera is free but you can only take pictures outside. Please wear easily removable shoes as you will have to remove them before you enter any building
  • One of the coolest place on earth. Lush green and youths from all over the globe made this place more cool.
  • If you really want to connect with cultural philosophy of Kaviguru Rabīndranātha Tagore, You can't resist urself from visiting this abode
  • Amazing ambience and rich heritage. You really need to visit it if you are in Bolpur
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