In May 1951 Visva-Bharati was declared to be a central university and an institution of national importance by an act of Parliament. Visva-Bharati has the President of India as the Paridarsaka (Visitor).  The President of India appoints the Acharya (Chancellor) and the  Upacharya (Vice-chancellor) of the University.
Shri Ram Nath Kovind President of India