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Modalities for admission to Certificate Course (Code: CRT), Diploma Course (DIP) and
Advanced Diploma Course (Code: ADP) in Indian and Foreign Languages under Bhasha-
Bhavana (Code: 01)

Bhasha-Bhavana also offers facilities to existing students and members of the staff to study different languages through Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma Courses.

Since all the courses mentioned above are part-time language courses, students admitted to such courses shall be treated as “CASUAL STUDENTS”.
They will be entitled to restricted library facility and they shall not enjoy any other facilities normally extended to the regular full-time students. Regular students opting for a part-time language course also will not be entitled to extra library facility.


I. Eligibility Clauses
1) Two-year Certificate Courses (Code: CRT):
The Certificate Courses in languages shall be open to the person(s) (i) who have passed at least the School Certificate Examination of Visva-Bharati or its equivalent examination of a recognized University or Board and (ii) whose first language is other than the language selected for study.


2) One-Year Diploma Courses (Code: DIP): The Diploma Courses in languages shall be open to the person(s)
(i) who have passed at least the School Certificate Examination of Visva-Bharati or its equivalent examination of a recognized University or Board and
(ii) whose first language is other than the language selected for study and (iii) who have passed the Certificate Examination of Visva-Bharati in the same language or an equivalent examination in the language concerned of a recognized University / Board / Institution. For Sanskrit - who have passed the School final examination with Sanskrit as a subject.

3) One-Year Advanced Diploma Course (Code: ADP): The Advanced Diploma Courses in language shall be open to person(s)
(i) who have passed at least the School Certificate Examination of Visva-Bharati or its equivalent examination of a recognized University or Board and
(ii) whose first language is other than the language selected for study and
(iii) who have passed the Diploma Examination of Visva-Bharati in the same language or an equivalent examination in the language concerned of a recognized University / Board / Institution. For Sanskrit – who have passed the +2 level examinations with Sanskrit in a subject.


J. General criteria for admission to Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses


The following categories of persons shall be eligible to apply for admission to Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in languages if they fulfill the conditions laid down in clauses- 1), 2) & 3) above:

(i) Full-time regular students of Post-graduate, Under-Graduate, Pre-degree Course and registered Ph.D. students of Visva-Bharati.

(ii) Regular full-time members of the Staff of Visva-Bharati.

(iii) Other persons of the following specifications, if approved by the Upacharya, Visva-Bharati, on the basis of the recommendation of the Adhyaksha, Bhasha-Bhavana.
(a) An ex-student having pursued a full time course and thereby obtained Diploma/Certificate/Degree of Visva-Bharati residing within Territorial limits of the University and one who is not registered as a
student in any other institution. A certificate has to be produced regarding residential status of the applicant from local Self-Government.
(b) Employees of State and Central Governments, employees of other Statutory Bodies, both state and Central, residing within 8 km. radius of the University with no objection certificate from their
employers. A certificate has to be produced regarding residential status of the applicant from the local Self-Government.
(c) Project staff in Visva-Bharati with recommendation of the relevant Project Director/Principal Project Investigator.
(d) Persons not belonging to any of the above categories but residing within 8 km. radius of the University and are not enrolled as students in any other institution.
A certificate has to be produced regarding the residential status of the applicant from local Self-Government.


 Details of the schedule of the Admission Test of Certificate and Diploma Courses will be advertised later in the University Website.

One-Year Foreign Casual Course (Code: FCA) under Bhasha-Bhavana
There is a provision for one-year course for foreign casual students who have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or its equivalent and satisfy certain criteria, set for admission to the course concerned. The courses are offered in the following subjects.

  •  Bengali/Hindi/Odia/Tibetan/Sanskrit language and literature (Code: 196)
  •  Indian Classics (Code: 198)
  • Two Year’s M.Phil course is offered in the following departments under Vidya-Bhavana:
     English and other Modern European Languages
     Odia


Admission details shall be notified on the university website.
N. Submission of Application Form Completed application forms for all B. A. (Honours) courses for which all-India Admission Tests will be conducted should be submitted by post or personally at:

Admission Coordination Cell
Near Central Library
Visva-Bharati
Santiniketan 731235
District: Birbhum, West Bengal
Phone – 03463-261309