Vidya-Bhavana, the keystone of Tagore’s concept of Visva-Bharati as a Centre of Indian Culture, is now the major faculty of the University with eight major departments and one subsidiary unit functioning under it.
It offers regular courses of study both at the under-graduate, and the post-graduate levels as well as research facilities in its constituent departments of Humanities and Social Sciences. A one-year integrated course on Indian Culture and Civilization is offered to foreign students.
The Bhavana has a very well equipped Archaeological Museum. Regular excavation work is undertaken by the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology. Visiting Professors and scholars from all over the world regularly visit Vidya-Bhavana where exchanges of ideas open up new areas of research to which significant contributions have been made. Thus, Vidya-Bhavana holds the promise of going ahead towards establishing National Integration and world peace through religious and cultural harmony, dissemination of learning and the values of self sacrifice and universal brotherhood.