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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 best in terms of education and in terms of morality. the students are called ashramik .. and uniform is too good .. it is bengaliana 
  • Here is where Poet Rabindranath have written his last few novels and also a very good place for Indian culture.. 
  • 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...  more »
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  • suppper, dashing, great, beautiful,awsm,cool, Jhakkas, really, wonderful,splendid,zabardast, Marvelous, Allways Best............... Visva Bharati
  • Great place to visit. A small town yet interesting. Beautiful crafts can be purchased from local mela held on saturday. Must visit during Poush mela in December.
  • Pursue your interest here and nobody is going to disturb you. Famous for its rich cultural heritage.
  • The university of traditional indian way of teaching founded by famous Rabindranath Tagore
  • Sripalee collage, Horana, Sri Lanka is build like Shanthinikethan and started by Rabindranath Thagor. The sub culture of the that school is very close to Vishva Bharathi university. Nearly 4000 students study there and just like India wonderful people doneted to nation and history. Morinig assebly is call Upasana and the logo is very same with Vishva Bharathi.