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Visva-Bharati University - Admission to UG, PG, Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma Courses, 2018


VISVA-BHARATI UNIVERSITY
Admission to UG, PG, Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma Courses
Academic Session: 2018-2019

Admission Notification

Visva-Bharati has started online application process for admission to different courses on 3rd May, 2018 and will continue till 10th June, 2018. The applicants can start filling up the application forms for various Pre-Degree (Class-XI), Undergraduate, Post Graduate, M.Phil, Ph.D, Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma courses etc. from 3rd May, 2018 to 10th June, 2018 up to midnight.

Candidates must read carefully the guidelines available in the Prospectus, 2018 before submission of online application.

Prospectus can be downloaded from Visva-Bharati website : www.visvabharati.ac.in.

Candidates can get the link of online application process of Visva-Bharati by typing : vbu.ucanapply.com/entrance.

Payment of application forms can be made online through payment gateway and offline at different branches of HDFC through challan (online). Candidates may prefer to make payment through online mode.

Important Dates and Times

Particulars Information
Availability of forms (Online) May 3, 2018
Last date of submission of forms (Online) June 10, 2018 up to midnight
Online publication of results To be announced in the University
website: www.visvabharati.ac.in
Admission from First Merit List
Admission from Second Merit List
Commencement of Classes
For the academic session 2018-2019, Visva-Bharati will admit students for various courses.
  • MODALITIES FOR ADMISSION ARE SPECIFIED IN THE RELEVANT SECTION IN EACH BHAVANA.
  • Students must apply through ONLINE : vbu.ucanapply.com/entrance
  • The qualifying marks for admission shall be 30 out of 100 for general candidates and 27 out of 100 for OBC candidates (wherever applicable). There shall be no qualifying marks in case of SC& ST candidates.
  • The Admission Tests for courses (wherever applicable) will be conducted at Santiniketan and Sriniketan respectively by the respective department, the details of which will be available from the Adhyaksha of the Bhavana/Vibhaga (Institute) concerned or from the University website.
  • Incomplete applications are liable to be summarily rejected.
  • Where no dates for admission tests are mentioned, notifications for dates will be given in the University website/Bhavana notice board.
  • Applicants must produce their original final mark sheets of previous public examinations and other relevant documents along with self-attested photo-copies at the time of admission to various courses failing which his/her candidature will not be considered for admission.
  • In case of grading system in 10+2 result, the applicants must obtain the percentage of marks for their grades mentioned in the marksheets otherwise the minimum marks in the range against the grade will be considered for the calculation.
  • Candidates coming from other Universities/Institutions must submit Migration Certificates from their respective Universities/Institutions within 3 (Three) months from the date of their admission to this University as per rules; otherwise their admissions are liable to be cancelled.
  • Candidates should collect, on their own, information about the exact dates of publication of the results of the admission tests 2018-2019 from the University website/offices of the respective Institute.
  • Applicants who have passed the qualifying public examinations during last three years (including the current year) will only be considered while seeking admission to Bachelors / Masters Degree courses.
    Applicants who have passed the qualifying public examinations during last ten years (including the current year) will only be considered while seeking admission to Bachelors / Masters Degree and other courses of Kala-Bhavana. Foreign students, however, are exempted.
  • All under-graduate students shall be required to study Compulsory Foundation Courses on Tagore Studies and Environmental Studies.
  • Choice based credit system is offered by Visva-Bharati and students may opt for a range of allied subjects across the Bhavanas subject to the fulfillment of departmental criteria.
  • Two seats under supernumerary quota for admission of students from Jammu & Kashmir (as per Govt. of India Rules). Relaxation in cut-off percentage up to 10% subject to minimum eligibility requirement will be provided to the wards of Kashmiri migrants as per Govt. of India Rules.
  • Total intake capacity printed in the Prospectus for each course includes the integrated candidates of Visva-Bharati.
  • The candidates must bring medical certificate from any hospital or doctor with registration number at the time of admission.
  • The Medical Insurance is mandatory. All candidates are required to pay medical insurance fee Rs.241/- only at the time of admission.
  • It is mandatory for all admitted students to be present in the class for first seven working days from commencement of class. Otherwise, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
  • 15% of intake capacity at the University level will be made available for international students/foreign students which will be calculated as supernumerary seats. 5% of seats out of the 15% supernumerary seats for admission of foreign students shall be earmarked for children of Indian workers in the Gulf and South East Asia.
  • Applicants are advised to visit our website: www.visvabharati.ac.in for any updates (inclusion/omission) at regular intervals.
  • Candidates must be very careful during entry of the marks obtained in the last qualifying examinations on the basis of which merit list will be prepared. No claim shall be entertained subsequently for data entry mistakes committed by the applicant at the time of online application.
  • Merit list for admission to various undergraduate courses will be made based on the results of 10+2 or equivalent examination.
    • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of aggregate marks of best four subjects (in terms of marks obtained) along with the marks obtained in the subject in which the candidate is willing to take honours. Calculation will be made on total marks obtained out of 500 (four best subjects : 4x100 plus marks obtained in the subject in which the candidate is willing to take honours i.e. 100) .
    • Some honours subjects offered at Undergraduate level at Visva-Bharati are not offered at 10+2 level by any Board/Institution. The following table shows the marks of the subject which will be considered for preparation of merit list in addition to the best four subjects (in terms of marks obtained) to make it total 500.
    •  
      Hons. Subjects offered Marks of the subject which is considered for calculation of aggregate out of 500 Hons. Subjects offered Marks of the subject which is considered for calculation of aggregate out of 500
      Agriculture Biology (Life Science).
      However, at +2 level, Zoology and Botany as a seperate subject will not be considered.
      All subjects of B.Mus (Hons.) Sangit Bhavana Best of any subject
      AIHC&A Best of any subject Japanese (Hons) Japanese
      Bengali Bengali Japanese (Prep) English
      Botany Biology/Biological Science/Life Science Mathematics (B.Sc.) Mathematics
      Chemistry Chemistry Persian (Hons) Persian
      Chinese (Prep. followed by Hons) English Persian (Prep) English
      Comparative Religion Best of any Subject Philosophy Best of any Subject
      Computer Science Best out of Physics/Mathematics Physics Physics
      Economics Best of Economics/Mathematics/ Business Math./Business Econ./ Business Econ. with Statistics Rural Studies Best of concerned subjects (Economics, Political Science, History, Geography , Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Education, Psychology and Food & Nutrition)
      English English Sanskrit Sanskrit
      European Studies English Santali Best of any Indian Languages
      Geography Geography Social Work Best of concerned subjects (English, Geography, History, Home Science , Nutrition, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Statistics Education, Hindi and Bengali)
      Hindi Hindi Statistics Best out of Statistics/Mathematics
      History History Yoga (B.Sc.) Best of any Subject
      Indo-Tibetan (Hons) Indo-Tibetan Zoology Biological Science/Life Science
      Indo-Tibetan (Prep) English All subjects of BFA (Hons.) Kala Bhavana Best of any subject
      B.A./B.Sc. Physical Education Best of any subject Any other subjects not specified above Best of any subject
      Example
      • Sample 1:
        Marks obtained: English-90, Bengali-80, Physics-95, Chemistry-92, Mathematics-98, Biology-90
        Best four will be: Mathematics-98, Physics-95, Chemistry-92, Biology/English-90 = 375 out of 400
        A candidate willing to take honours in Physics: Marks out of 500 will be: 375 + Physics - 95 = 470
        A candidate willing to take honours in Botany/Zoology: Marks out of 500 will be: 375 + Biology-90 = 465
        A candidate willing to take honours in Bengali: Marks out of 500 will be: 375 + Bengali-80 = 455
        A candidate willing to take honours in Agriculture: Marks out of 500 will be: 375 + Biology(Life Science). - 90 = 465
        A candidate willing to take admission in Chinese (Prep. followed by Hons.): Marks out of 500 will be: 375 + English-90 = 465
      • Sample 2:
        Marks obtained: English-90, Bengali-80, Philosophy-70, History-85, Geography-90, Stat.-75
        Best four will be: Geography-90, English-90, History-85, Bengali-80 = 345 out of 400
        A candidate willing to take honours in Philosophy: Marks out of 500 will be: 345 + Geo./Eng.-90 = 435
        A candidate willing to take honours in History: Marks out of 500 will be: 345 + History-85 = 430
        A candidate willing to take honours in Social Work/Rural Studies: Marks out of 500 will be: 345 + Eng./Geo.-90 = 435 (Eng./Geo. being the highest among all the subjects)
        If two or more applicants rank the same in the merit list, preference will be given in the following order:
        • The candidate securing higher marks in the relevant subject (in which the candidates are willing to take honours as per above table) in the previous public examination conducted by a recognized Board / Council/ University / Institute.
        • The candidate securing higher aggregate marks at 10+2 level in the previous public examination conducted by a recognized Board / Council/ University / Institute. For calculation of aggregate marks secured by a candidate whose statement of marks does not show the aggregate, marks obtained by the candidates in all the subjects offered and as shown in the mark sheet will be considered.
        • The candidate securing higher marks in English subject in the previous public examination conducted by a recognized Board / Council/ University / Institute.
        • The candidate senior by date of birth.
  • Generic elective courses under choice based credit system(CBCS):
    Under Graduate students can opt Generic Elective Courses (Sem I - Sem IV) under CBCS curricula after confirmation of Admission.
  • Admit cards for Post-Graduate courses (wherever applicable) to be generatedat the University website: www.visvabharati.ac.in., Applicants will have to report at least one and a half hours before the commencement of admission tests.
  • However, for some undergraduate courses of Sangit Bhavana, Kala Bhavana, Palli Samgathana Vibhaga and Vinaya Bhavana separate admission tests will be conducted. Details of modalities will be published in the University website.
  • All matters of dispute shall be taken to Bolpur Court, District Birbhum under the jurisdiction of Calcutta High Court.
  • Reservation Guidelines for Admission
    • Reservation in admission to all courses of the University shall strictly be done as per government of India rules.
    • Percentage of Reservation: Not less than 5% seats for PWD candidates, 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST and 27% seats for OBC candidates.
    • Relaxation of Marks: 5% marks for PWD candidates and 10% marks for OBC candidates in minimum qualifying marks/standard. SC/ST candidates passed in qualifying examination shall be admitted in the order of merit going down the inter-se merit list up to the point necessary to fulfill their reservation percentage and no restriction of percentage shall be applicable in this regard.
    • Upper Age Relaxation: 5 years for SC/ST/PWD candidates (10 years for SC/ST PWD and 8 years for OBC candidates.
    • Only ‘non-creamy layer’ OBC candidates as per ‘Central list Of OBC’ (http://www.ncbc.nic.in/user_panel/centralliststateview.aspx)shall get the benefit of reservation in admission.
    • PWD, SC, ST and OBC candidates shall have to produce original disability certificate/caste certificate issued by competent authority at the time of admission.
    • Any change in Govt. of India Reservation Policy prior to the date of admission shall be applicable during the admission process.
    • Certificates in respect of SC/ST/OBC/Differently able candidates should be issued by appropriate authorities authorized by the respective Government in this regard within their respective jurisdictions (e.g. District Magistrate/District Collector/ Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Officer/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Deputy Collector/Executive Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/ Stipendiary Assistant Commissioner (not below the rank of First Class Magistrate)/ Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate/Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar/Deputy Commissioners/First Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta/Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta/ Metropolitan Magistrate, Calcutta/ Collector of Stamp Revenue, Calcutta/Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Calcutta). Certificates issued by an appropriate authority, who have been authorized by the Government to issue such certificates in case of candidates claiming to be Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates and ordinarily residing within such jurisdictions, may only be accepted.

      Differently Abled Persons
      (Certificates from at least Sub-Divisional level Govt. hospitals are necessary)
      Minimum degree of disability should be 40% in order to be eligible for any benefits.
      Orthopaedically Handicapped/Locomotor disability/Cerebral Palsy
      The Orthopedically handicapped are those who have a physical defect or deformity which causes an interference with the normal functioning of the bones, muscles and joints. All cases of orthopedically handicapped persons would be covered under this category

      Visually Handicapped (Blind and partially blind)
      A person inflicted with any of the following disabilities shall be considered:
      • Total absence of sight
      • With visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses
      • With limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse
        The Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates should posses the latest certificates issued by an authorized hospital under the Govt. of India/State Governments.

      Hearing Impairment/Deafness
      The deaf are those in whom the sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life. They do not hear or understand sounds at all events with amplified speech. The cases included in this category will be those having hearing loss for more than 60 decibels in the better ear (profound impairment) or total loss of hearing in both ears.
      • Certificate of Category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD etc) must be produced during counseling. If a candidate fails to produce the above certificate, he/she will be dropped from the panel and the next candidate in the panel will be given the chance.
      • Presence of Natural Guardian of a Candidate during admission is desirable.
      The Differently abled (PWD) candidates with not less than 40% disability shall be given a relaxation in the minimum eligibility in the qualifying examination of 5%.

      Outstanding Sports person
      2 seats per Bhavana will be reserved for outstanding sports person.
      Outstanding sports persons are required to submit their Inter-University / Inter-State / International level certificates of achievement in games and sports mentioning the year of the tournament & position there of i.e. 1st/2nd/3rd place holder in the above mentioned level of participation within last three years only.
      • Not more than one type of relaxation shall be granted to any candidate.
    • Application Fee
      Category For first subject For each additional subject
      For General & OBC candidates Rs. 500/- Rs. 200/-
      For SC, ST & PWD candidates Rs. 150/- Rs. 75/-
      (Application fee for first subject is Rs.150/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs.500/- for all other candidates. For each additional subject an additional application fee of Rs. 75/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 200/- for all other candidates)
    • Online Application Procedure
      Candidates have to apply through our online application system (vbu.ucanapply.com/entrance). The online application allows the candidate to provide all information and also to upload scanned photograph (4 cm x 3 cm) and signature. Details of the courses, eligibility criteria and relevant information are available in the University website – www.visvabharati.ac.in.
      The application fee in case of an online application may be paid by any one of the following ways:
      • Candidate can make the payment online using any of the online payment methods of Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cash Card, Payment through mobiles (A nominal TDR charge would be applicable). Candidates would get INSTANT confirmation of their payments and submissions when they pay through online payment methods as listed.

        In case a candidate does not have access to an online payment method he or she can deposit the required amount at the different HDFC branches using a Bank Challan generated online : Details of the Bank will be printed in the Challan.

        Prospective candidates are advised to visit our website (www.visvabharati.ac.in) as well as Bhavana Notice Board at regular intervals for updates.
    • Rights of cancellation or selection/admission lie with the Admission Committee of the Institute concerned. The University reserves the right to limit the number of eligible applicants to be called for admission test (wherever applicable).
    • Admission Test Centres:
      Admission Tests for the courses (wherever applicable) will be held at Santiniketan and Sriniketan. The dates and venues, will be notified on the University website and Bhavana Notice Board.
    • Important Dates and Times:
      Submission of Application (Online) Deadline for all courses: June 10, 2018 up to midnight
      Online publication of results To be announced in the University
      website: www.visvabharati.ac.in
      Admission from First Merit List
      Admission from Second Merit List
      Commencement of Classes
      Note: Visva-Bharati remains closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. However all the Bhavanas (Institutes)/Administrative offices work from 9.30 am 6.00 pm. Schools have their own working hours.
Online applications are invited from eligible candidates willing to take admission to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes of the university.
Non-NET fellowship will not be offered in M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses of the University.
  • Eligibility for Admission to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes
      • Applicants for admission to the M.Phil. and Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
      • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of applicants as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures. However, a Differently-abled applicant belonging to either of the reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)) shall not get the double benefit of being SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer) as well as Differently-abled in the above relaxations.
      • Applicants who have cleared the M. Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph.D. Degree.
      • Applicants possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M. Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, or a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.
      • International applicants seeking admission to the M. Phil. and Ph.D. Programme shall be exempt from Admission test.
    • In addition to the above, an applicant must also fulfil any one of the following conditions
      • Qualified in any of the following examinations: UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/ teacher fellowship.
      • Obtained an M.Phil. degree of Visva-Bharati or any other university recognized by the UGC that also follows the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for awards of M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degree), Regulation 2016 and regulations of Visva-Bharati.
      • An applicant who’s M. Phil. Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva-voce is pending, may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the University.
      • Candidates who have not fulfilled any of the condition mentioned above will have to qualify in the M. Phil and Ph.D. Entrance Test to be conducted by the concerned Department.
  • Modalities of Entrance Test
    The University shall admit applicants by a two stage process through:
    • An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks being 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.
    • An interview/viva-voce, which is mandatory for all applicants, to be organized by the department/centre when the applicants are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before the Departmental Research Committee.
    The interview/viva -voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz., whether:
    • The applicant possesses the competence for the proposed research;
    • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Department/Centre;
    • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • Duration of the programme: Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Date of Entrance Test/Interview: The date of Entrance test/interview will be finalized by the concerned Department. Date, time and venue will be notified in the university website (www.visva-bharati.ac.in).
  • Venue of Examination: Respective Department / Centre of each Bhavana / Vibhaga (Institute).
  • Reservation of Seats: Reservation of seats for OBC, SC, ST and Differently abled candidates will be made as per the rules of the Government of India.
  • Declaration of list of eligible Candidates: The Department/Centre of Bhavana/Vibhaga (Institute) will publish the list of eligible candidates on the Notice Board of the Department/Centre and in the University website at least seven days before the date of examination/interview.
  • Incomplete applications are liable to be summarily rejected. Rights of cancellation or admission lie with the Admission Committee of the Bhavanas / Vibhaga (Institute) concerned. The University reserves the right to restrict the number of eligible applicants to be called for admission test/interview.
  • Applicants are advised to visit our website for any update (inclusion/omission) in connection with the admission test/interview at regular intervals.
  • Application Fee:
    Category For first subject For each additional subject
    For General & OBC candidates Rs. 500/- Rs. 200/-
    For SC, ST & PWD candidates Rs. 150/- Rs. 75/-
  • Online Application Procedure
    Candidates have to apply through our Online application system (vbu.ucanapply.com/entrance). The Online application allows the candidate to provide all information and also to upload scanned photograph (4 cm x 3 cm) and signature.
    Details of the courses, eligibility criteria and relevant information are available in the University website – www.visvabharati.ac.in.
    The application fee in case of an Online application may be paid by any one of the following ways:
    • Candidate can make the payment Online using any of the Online payment methods of Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cash Card, Payment through mobiles (A nominal TDR charge would be applicable). Candidates would get INSTANT confirmation of their payments and submissions when they pay through Online payment methods as listed.

      In case a candidate does not have access to an Online payment method he or she can deposit the required amount at the different HDFC branches using a Bank Challan generated Online : Details of the Bank will be printed in the Challan.

      Prospective candidates are advised to visit our website (www.visvabharati.ac.in) as well as Bhavana Notice Board at regular intervals for updates.
  • Last date of submission of Application Form (Online): June 10, 2018.
Note: Visva-Bharati remains closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. However all the Bhavanas (Institutes)/Administrative offices work from 9:30 A.M. 6:00 P.M. Schools have their own working hours.
Students from abroad are welcome at Visva-Bharati. They may join any regular course of the University or certain specific courses specially designed for the foreign students. Before joining any course of the University they must satisfy the academic requirements set for the course. They should apply early so that all formalities may be completed by April, and they can join the course in July/August. They may have application forms any time of the year from the office of the Deputy Registrar (Academic & Research), Visva-Bharati.

There is a provision for one-year course for foreign students who have passed the Higher Secondary examination or its equivalent and satisfy certain criteria set for admission to the course concerned. The courses are offered in the following subjects: Details for admission requirements may be had from the Adhyakshas (Principals) of Bhasha-Bhavana (Institute of Languages, Literature and Culture), Vidya-Bhavana (Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences), Sangit-Bhavana (Institute of Music, Dance & Drama) and Kala-Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts) for the courses offered.

Research programmes are also open for foreign students. The candidates must obtain clearance from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, for studying (especially for research) in India. Research students recommended by any Government or University and with specific programmes for investigation approved by proper authorities and accepted by Visva-Bharati are provided with research facilities and guidance. 15% of intake capacity is made available for international students (i.e., Foreigners, Non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin) as supernumerary seats. The admission is governed by the rules of the University and the Government of India and subject to availability of hostel seats and eligibility criteria for the course/subject concerned. The foreign students should submit or mail their completed applications to the Deputy Registrar (Academic & Research), Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731235, Birbhum, West Bengal.

In case the application form is downloaded from the University website (www.visvabharati.ac.in), the candidates must attach Demand Bank Draft of US$ 10 to be drawn in favour of “Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan”, payable at “State Bank of India, Santiniketan Branch, Code-2121”.

For all foreign transactions :
State Bank of India, Branch-Santiniketan,
Branch Code-2121, IFSC-SBIN0002121,
SWIFT CODE: SBIN IN BB343
MICR: 731002003

Admission Guideline

Candidates from all over the world are welcome to Visva-Bharati where the whole world makes its home in a Single Nest.

Every year foreign nationals are admitted to various programme of study offered by Visva-Bharati.

For details of Programme/Course and their eligibility criteria please check e-prospectus uploaded on the website of Visva-Bharati.

For the Academic Session 2018-19 Visva-Bharati will follow this Academic Calender.
  • Monsoon Semester : July to December, 2018
  • Winter Semester : January to May, 2019
  • Summer Vacation : 16th May to 18th June, 2018
  • Puja Vacation :26th September to 5th October, 2018
  • Winter Recess : 26th December, 2018 to 1st January, 2019

At the time of submitting the Application
The admission of foreign national candidate is subject to fulfilling minimum eligibility requirement as prescribed for Indian general candidate and subject to equivalence of qualification at par with Indian standard. In case, at a later stage, if it is found that the eligibility conditions are not fulfilled, the offer of admission will be treated as cancelled ipso facto.
  • The candidate must have adequate knowledge of English / Hindi / Bengali as per the requirements of the Course.
  • The applicant should have completed at least 17 years of age; there is no maximum age limit for foreign national in the UG & PG level.

Filling up of Admission Form
Interested candidate may download the International Admission Form and the Prospectus from the University Website: www.visva-bharati.ac.in.
For admission requirements you may contact:
Joint Registrar
(Academic & Research)
Visva-Bharati, P. O.-Santiniketan
District- Birbhum, West Bengal, Pin-731 235.
Telephone +91 3463 261853
E-mail: dracad@visva-bharati.ac.in
Please go through the general instructions before filling up the form.

Documents to be attached with the Application Form
  • Photostat Copies of Date of Birth Certificate.
  • Health Certificate ( A Medical Fitness Certificate indicating that the candidate is medically fit and there is no communicable disease which renders him/her unfit to study in India is sufficient from the authorized doctor or hospital).
  • A character certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended.
  • Two copies of passport size photograph (Affix your recent passport size colour photograph in the box provided)
  • All relevant certificates /degrees / mark sheets of previous examination passed in support of the eligibility conditions as prescribed by the University for admission (dully attested by the responsible authority)
  • Mark-sheets/Degrees in a language other than English should be got translated into English language and a copy of the same duly attested be attached.
  • Bank Statement indicating sufficient fund in his/her account or Bank Statement of parent(s) with a letter indicating that they will financially support during the studies in Visva-Bharati University for the duration of the programme.
  • In case candidate is in service, a permission letter/leave sanction order from employer for the duration of programme of study applied for.
  • A photo copy of passport (dully attested by the responsible authority).
  • For Kala-Bhavana (Institute Fine Arts) Courses at least 10 Colour photographs of your Art Work must be attached.
  • For Sangit-Bhavana (Institute of Music, Dance & Drama) courses Audio-Visual/ Audio CDs/Cassettes must be attached.

Submission of Form
The duly filled in International Admission Form to be sent to the Joint Registrar (Academic & Research), Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, Pin – 731235 with a bank draft.
The demand draft of Rs. 500/- (Indian Currency) or equivalent in US Dollars should be drawn in favour of the ‘Visva-Bharati’ Santiniketan payable at State Bank of India, Santiniketan Branch, IFSC: SBIN0002121.

Selection Process
The Applications will be forwarded to the admission committee constituted by the concerned department / faculty for screening the applications of foreign nationals. The committee will short list the applications according to the eligibility requirement, merit and number of seats.

All foreign nationals with foreign qualifications are required to submit the Equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with the application form. Detailed Guidelines of AIU, New Delhi, for International Admission are available on: http://www.aiuweb.org/Evaluation/evaluation.

AIU address is given below:
AIU House
16, Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg,
New Delhi-110002, India
Phone: (91)-11-23230059, (91)-11-23232429
Fax: (91)-11-23232131
Email: aiu@del2.vsnl.net.in
Website: http://www.aiuweb.org

Candidates may visit www.visva-bharati.ac.in for the detailed information regarding the eligibility requirements.
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