About Visva-Bharati


Founded by the first non-European Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Thākur(popularly known as Tagore) in 1921, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a central university and an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament in 1951. The President of India is the Paridarsaka (Visitor) of the University, the Governor of West Bengal is the Pradhana (Rector), and the Prime Minister of India acts as the Acharya (Chancellor). The President of India appoints the Upacharya (Vice-chancellor) of the University.



In May 1951, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a Central University and "An Institution of National Importance" by an Act of Parliament. It was granted the status of a unitary, teaching and residential university. The status and function of all the major institutions have been redefined in successive Amendments.



Acharya (Chancellor)
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India


Pradhana (Rector)
Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi
The Governor of West Bengal


Upacharya (Vice-Chancellor)
Prof. Sushanta Dattagupta