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 General Information

Where is Visva-Bharati?
Visva-Bharati is ensconced in a rural setting in the district of Birbhum, about 160 km
by road from Kolkata. The nearest railway station is Bolpur (Santiniketan) on the
Eastern Railway and the air-terminal is Kolkata Airport.

For further information please refer to the Location & Climate page under General Information
under About Visva-Bharati section.

What is Visva-Bharati's mailing address?
Visva-Bharati
PO : Santiniketan
Dist. : Birbhum,
West Bengal, India
Pin 731235
Telephone : Visva-Bharati PBX
Bolpur (03463) 262751 to 262756 (6 lines)
Fax: +91 (3463) 262672/261156.


How does one reach Visva-Bharati from outside India?
The nearest railway station is Bolpur (Santiniketan) on the Eastern Railway
and the air-terminal is Kolkata Airport.

Important trains from Kolkata to Bolpur

From Howrah

Ganadevata Express (Departure time -6:05am)
Santiniketan Express (Departure time -10:10am)
Visva-Bharati Fast Passenger(Departure time -4:40pm)
Intercity Express (Departure time -3:25pm)

From Sealdah
Darjeeling Mail (Departure time - 10:05pm)
Gour Express (Departure time - 10:15pm)

Bus route from Kolkata
A daily CSTC bus service from Esplanade to Rampurhat via Santiniketan.

Who is the Chancellor of Visva-Bharati?
Dr Manmohan Singh, The Prime Minister of India.

Who is the Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati?
Prof. Sushanta Dattagupta

Where can I get a map of Visva-Bharati?
University map is not for sale. Please refer to the Campus Map section. Also see Google Map.

Is it a central university?
Yes.
Please see the page A Central University under Heritage under About Visva-Bharati section.

When was Visva-Bharati inaugurated?
December 22, 1921.

What is the Visva-Bharati's mission statement?
Yatra visvam bhavatyekanidam
(Vedic text)
Where the world makes a home in a single nest.


Are there campus tours for visitors?
Yes. Please contact the Public Relations Officer.

Where can I get a copy of the University's Annual Report?
University's Annual Report is not for sale.

Where can I get a prospectus of the University?
You have to apply to the Deputy Registrar (Academic and Research), Visva-Bharati

What is in the news about the University at the moment?
See News section.

What are the events happening in the University?
See News section.

What is the address of the PRO?
Public Relations Officer
Visva-Bharati
PO : Santiniketan
Dist. Birbhum, West Bengal, India
Pin 731235