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Visva Bharati University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 31st, 2021 by Sapna Malik

Visva Bharati University was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in Santi Niketan, West Bengal. The university offers various UG, PG, certificate and doctoral courses in various disciplines. As per NIRF ranking, 2020 VBU ranked 69 in all over universities in India.

Visva Bharati university offers admission to various courses based on merit or entrance examination. Placement cell in VBU West Bengal and is very Active in facilitating placement opportunities to the students who are passing out from the university.

Also, the university provides various facilities to its students which will help students to have a smooth academic career in the university.

Visva Bharati University Key Points

  • VBU offers research courses such as MPhil and PhD in various disciplines.
  • Admission to MPhil and PhD courses starts usually in October and will get over by January. This may get changed as per the current COVID situation. You can check the college official website for the latest updates.
  • Students who have pursued Graduation in any discipline can apply for any of the research courses.
  • Students who want to take admission into PhD in fine arts must have cleared UGC NET, JRF, and VBRET.

Visva Bharati University Rankings

VBU is one of the prestigious colleges and it has good rankings as well. Please find some of the reputed rankings mentioned below:-

  • As per NIRF ranking, 2020 VBU ranked 69th Position in university ranking all over India.
  • As per US News, 2021 VBU ranked at 756 in overall ranking all over the world.
  • As per Outlook 2019 ranking, VBU ranked at 53rd position in university ranking all over India.

Visva Bharati University Courses & Fees

VBU in university offers courses at various UG and PG levels. The below-mentioned table shows the various course details with their fees.

Courses Program Details Selection Criteria
BA
  • Fees: INR 6,650
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a well-recognised university
  • Specializations: Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Economics, Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Mathematics, History, Geography
  • Duration: 3 Years
Merit-based
BA (Hons)
  • Specializations: Persian, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese
  • Duration: 4 years
Merit-based
BA (Pass)
  • Vocational Functional Hindi
  • Duration: 3 years
Merit-based
B Fine Arts (H)
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with at least 65%
  • Specializations: Painting, Mural, Sculpture, Graphic Art, Design (Textiles/ Ceramics), History of Art
  • Duration: 4 years
Merit-based
B Mus (H)
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 with at least 45% Marks from a well-recognised university
  • Specializations: Rabindra Sangit, Hindustani Classical Vocal, Sitar, Esraj, Tabla, Pakhawaj, Kathakali Dance, Manipuri Dance
  • Duration: 3 years
Merit-based
BPE (H)
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed graduation in Physical Education with at least 45% Marks
  • Duration: 2 Years
Merit-based
BSW (H)
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a well-recognised university with at least 55% marks
  • Duration: 3 Years
Merit-based
BDes (H)
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a well-recognised university with at least 60% marks
  • Duration: 4 years
Merit-based
BFA (H)
  • Fees: INR 6,650
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a well-recognised university
  • Duration: 3 years
Merit-based
BSc (H)
  • Fees: INR 7,341
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a well-recognised university
  • Specializations: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Statistics, Computer Science
  • Duration: 3 years
Entrance Exam
BEd
  • Fees: INR 10,230
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed Graduation from a well-recognised university
  • Duration: 2 years
Merit-based
MA
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed bachelor’s Hons. Course with at least 45% marks.
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MSc
  • Eligibility:
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MSW
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed BSW(H) with at least 50% marks from a well-recognised university
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
M Music
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree with Honors degree in Music from a well-recognised university
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MEd
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed B.Ed or BA or B.Sc with at least 50% Marks
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MAE
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have done BA with at least 50% Marks
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MPED
  • Candidate must have done Bachelors degree in Physical education or B.Sc in Health and physical education with at least 50% marks
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MFA
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have done B.F.A with at least 55% Marks or equivalent degree from a well-recognised university
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MDes
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have done 4 years of bachelor’s degree course with at least 60% marks
  • Duration: 2 Years
NEST entrance exam
MPhil
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have scored at least 55% marks in their PG level examination.
  • Duration: 3 years
Selection is based on the merit of marks candidate score in their previous qualifying examination.
Integrated MPhil/PhD
  • Eligibility: Candidate from any discipline can apply to this course
  • Duration: 5 years
Selection is based on the merit of marks candidate score in their previous qualifying examination.
PhD
  • Eligibility: Candidates must have scored at least 55% marks in their PG level examination.
  • Duration: 3 year
Candidates must have passed UGC NET, JRF or VBRET entrance exam for admission into PhD course in Fine Arts.

Visva Bharati University Placements

VBU has a dedicated placement cell that will facilitate job opportunities for students who are passing out from the university. Several big companies are coming to the university to recruit deserving candidates. Some of the companies names mentioned below:-

  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Pan seeds
  • Indorama Chemicals
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
  • Iffco etc.

Visva Bharati University Scholarships

University is providing scholarship to eligible students based on the merit of marks. There are various government and private organisations which are providing funding for these scholarship programs.

Visva Bharati University FAQs

Ques: How much is the application fee for Visva Bharati University?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. The application fees for admissions to Visva Bharati University is INR 300 for the general candidates. This can be paid online or offline.

Ques: What are the relaxations for the reserved category at Visva Bharati University?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Visva Bharati University has reservations for SC/ST/OBC category students. The UG category has a relaxation of 6% and the PG category has a relaxation of 5%.

Ques: Where can I contact Visva Bharati University?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Candidates can be contacted by calling the college at .+91(3463)262751 to 262756. Candidates can also email the college at [email protected]

Ques: Is Visva Bharati University providing any courses through distance learning mode as well?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. No there is no province in University for providing any course through distance learning mode. Students must fulfil the minimum attendance criteria.

Ques: Is Visva Bharati University open for foreign students as well?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the university is open for foreign students as well and the eligibility criteria will remain the same for them as well but they need to submit additional documents which confirm that there are issues with the student’s background.