(Institute of Fine Arts & Crafts)

Kala Bhavana is well-known as a distinguished centre for Visual Art practice and research in India. This institute which gave shape to the culture specific modernism initiated by Rabindranath Tagore and carried forward by the commitment and wisdom of Nandalal Bose, Benodebehari Mukhopadhyay, Ramkinkar Baij and their contemporaries, has richly contributed in giving a valid direction to individual art activity in contemporary social space. More recently several eminent artists and scholars attached to Kala Bhavana have been keeping the tradition alive by their personal visual experience, fresh exposure and openness for experiment.

Its academic programme is broad based, it introduces the students to a vast repertoire of techniques and art forms backed by the knowledge of history of art. The studio practice, lectures, discussions and exhibitions keep the art atmosphere of the faculty alive, where the students get ample opportunity to sharpen their individual sensibilities and future prospects.




1. BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Honours

2. MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

3. One Year post Graduate Diploma Leading to MFA in History of Arts

4. One Year Certificate Course of Indian Students

5. One Year Certificate Course of Foreign Students

6. Two Years Skill Development Course in Textile Design




Contact:  Adhyaksha (Principal), Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati

PO. Santiniketan -731 235, District - Birbhum, West Bengal, India

Email: principal.kb@visva-bharati.ac.in



Department of Ceramics & Glass Design

Department of Textile Design

Department of Graphic Art (Printmaking)

Department of History of Art

Department of Painting

Department of Sculpture


Faculty list



Prof.  Sanjoy Kumar Mallik

Vice-Principals (Administration)

Mr. Lawanshaibha Kharmawlong

Vice-Principals (Campus)

Mrs Bhavna Khajuria Basumatary