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Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBS Birbhum Admissions 2018

VBS Birbhum Admissions 2018

Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBS Birbhum Admissions 2018 -Applications on prescribed form are invited for admission to the following Courses of the University for the academic session 2018-19 UG PG Diploma, Adv. Diploma Certificate CFS CIS B.Ed., M.Ed. Pre-Degree M.Phil. & PhD Admission 2018


Visva-Bharati is a pilgrimage for education and culture. It reflects the Tagorean ethos of making a complete human being.


  • The objectives of the University shall also include harmonizing the cultures of India, the East and the West by, among other things, the admission of students and appointment of adhyapakas from various regions of India and various countries of the world and by providing incentive thereof


Also See : Admission Notification


Important Dates

  • Availability of Forms (Online): 03rd May 2018
  • Last Date of Submission of Forms(Online): 10th June 2018
  • Examination Timings: To be announced in the Visva-Bharati University website
  • Venue for admission to UG/PG Courses (wherever applicable)& Bhavana Notice Board


Courses Offered

Bhasha-Bhavana (Institute of Languages, Literature and Culture)

  • M.A. (2 years): Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Indo-Tibetan Studies, Chinese, Persian, Japanese
  • M.A. (2 years): Functional Hindi (Translation)
  • B.A. (Hons) (3 years): Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Persian, Tibetan, Japanese, Santali
  • B.A. (Hons) (4 years): Persian, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese preceded by one year preparatory course
  • B.A. (3 year): Functional Hindi (Vocational)

Vidya-Bhavana (Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences)

  • M.A. (2 year): Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Economics, History, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Geography, Mathematics, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • M.A./M.Sc Course in Anthropology
  • B.A. (Hons) (3 years): Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Economics, History, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Geography, Mathematics

Siksha-Bhavana (Institute of Science)

  • M.Sc (2 years): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Biotechnology
  • B.Sc (Hons) (3 years): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Computer Science
  • Integrated M.Sc (5 years): Physical Science

Sangit-Bhavana (Institute of Music, Dance and Drama)

  • M.Music (2 years): Rabindra Sangit, Hindusthani Classical Music (Vocal), Hindusthani Classical Music Instrumental (Sitar/Esraj /Tabla / Pakhawaj), Kathakali and Manipuri Dance
  • B.Music (Honours) (3 years): Rabindra Sangit, Hindusthani Classical Music (Vocal), Hindusthani Classical Music Instrumental (Sitar/Esraj/Tabla/Pakhawaj), Kathakali Dance, Manipuri Dance, Drama and Theatre Arts

Kala-Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts)

  • Two Year M.Fine Arts (MFA)/Advanced Diploma Courses in Painting, Mural, Sculpture, Graphic Art (Print Making), Design (Textile), Design (Ceramic), History of Art (only for MFA)
  • Four year B.Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA)/Diploma Courses in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Art (Print Making), Design (Textile), Design (Ceramic), History of Art (only for B.F.A.(Hons)

Two year Certificate Course in Design

  • Bridge Course (leading to MFA) in History of Art Course (3 year (1 year Bridge course + 2 year regular course) for students from other than Fine Arts discipline
  • One Year Casual course for Indian Nationals in Painting/Sculpture/Graphic Art (Print Making)/Design (Textile/Ceramic)/History of Art

Palli-SamgathanaVibhaga (Institute of Rural Reconstruction)

  • M.A. Course in Rural Development (2 years)
  • MSW Course (2 years)
  • BSW (Hons) Course (3 years)
  • B.Des Course (4 years) (fee Rs 5000/- per semester)
  • Certificate Course (2 years): Handmade Paper Making, Artistic Leather Craft, Batik Work, Handloom Weaving, Pottery, Wood Work

Short term casual courses in Craft

  • Batik and Bandhni, Pottery and Ceramic (Tableware/Art Pottery/Glazing), Textile (Weaving/ Dyeing/ Printing), Leather Crafts, Woodwork (Toys/Furniture/Wood craft), Hand-made Paper Crafts
  • Duration: 4 months for short term and 9 months for integrated course
  • Form will be available for certificate courses from Silpa Sadan Office

Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture)

  • Two year M.Sc (Ag) courses in Agronomy, Plant Protection, Agricultural Extension, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry and Horticulture
  • Four year B.Sc (Ag) Hons Course

Vinaya-Bhavana (Institute of Education)

  • Two year M.A. in Education Course
  • Three year B.A./B.Sc (Honours) in Physical Education Course
  • One year B.P.Ed Course
  • Two year M.P.Ed Course


Eligibility Criteria

  • Details of each course, eligibility criteria etc are available in the admission kits (prospectus and application form) from the designated branches of United Bank of India and also in the university website www.visva-bharati.ac.in

Admission Test

  • There will be an All India Admission Test for all B.A. (Honours) and preparatory courses (except for 3 years Honours courses in Santali, Japanese, Tibetan and Persian under Bhasha-Bhavana), all B.Sc. (Honours) courses under Siksha-Bhavana and the B.Sc (Ag) Honours course under Palli-Siksha Bhavana at centres in the following cities
  • Santiniketan, Kolkata, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Siliguri, Burdwan, Baharampur, Suri, Malda, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Patna, Guwahati, Allahabad, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Agartala
  • The test will be held on to be announced in the University
  • The locations of the test centers will be available in the admit card which is to be downloaded from the university website www.visva-bharati.ac.in
  • Admission tests for all other courses will be held at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal


  • In each course, admission of SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH candidates will be governed as per rules of the Govt of India



  • Application fee Rs 140/- for SC/ST candidates and Rs 400/- for all other candidates
  • Prescribed application form and prospectus (admission kits) may be obtained in person from the designated branches of the United Bank of India (UBI) on payment of the requisite fee
  • Designated branches of UBI for issuance of application forms and prospectus
  • West Bengal; Kolkata-Old Court House Street Shyambazar, Gariahat, Behala, Bidhannagar (Salt Lake City), Burdwan, Durgapur (City Centre), Asansol, Katowa, Malda, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Siliguri, Raiganj, Balurghat, Baharampur, Suri, Bolpur (Bhubandanga), Bolpur (Station Road) Rampurhat, Sainthia, Nalhata, Bankura, Purulia, Raghunathpur, Medinipur, Contai, Jhargram, Tamluk, Howrah, Chinsurah, Srirampore, Krishnanagar, Barasat, Barrackpore, Baruipur, Diamond Harbour; Bihar-Patna; Jharkhand-Ranchi; Orissa-Bhubaneswar; Sikkim-Gangtok; Assam-Guwahati; Tripura-Agartala; Manipur-Imphal; Nagaland-Kohima; Arunachal Pradesh-Itanagar; Meghalaya-Shillong; New Delhi-Connaught Circus; Jammu & Kashmir-Srinagar, Jammu; Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh; Himachal Pradesh-Shimla; Uttaranchal-Dehradun; Uttar Pradesh-Lucknow; Rajasthan-Jaipur; Gujrat-Ahmedabad; Maharashtra-Pune, Mumbai; Goa-Panaji; Madhya Pradesh-Bhopal; Chhattisgarh-Raipur; Kerala-Trivandrum; Tamil Nadu-Madras; Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad; Karnataka-Bangalore; Pondicherry-Pondicherry; Andaman and Nicobar Island-Port Blair (Junglighat)


  • Candidates would have the option to apply for the examination through online application system
  • The online application allows the candidate to provide all information and also to upload scanned photograph and signature
  • Details of the courses, eligibility criteria and relevant information are available on the university website www.visva-bharati.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
  • In case a candidate does not have access to an online payment method he or she can deposit the required amount at any branch of United Bank of India (UBI) using a bank deposit voucher/challan into the following account; Account Name-Visva-Bharati Admission Coordination Cell; Account No-0826050005012; Bank-United Bank of India (UBI)
  • Prospective candidates are advised to visit website www.visva-bharati.ac.in at regular intervals for updates
  • Application Submission: Candidates willing to apply for more than one course/stream are advised to go through the prospectus carefully
  • Instructions for filling up the form and other details are given in the prospectus
  • Completed application forms may be submitted personally or by post or by courier service so as to reach the designated office within 10th June 2018 positively


Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

Santiniketan-731235, Distt Birhum, West Bengal, Website www.visva-bharati.ac.in


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