Rabindra Bharati University , founded on 8 th May, 1962 under Rabindra Bharati Act of Govt. of West Bengal, 1961, to
mark the birth centenary of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, is the third university, to come into existence in the city of
Kolkata. As conceived by Dr. Bidhan Chandra. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, this temple of learning
dedicated to the memory of the poet, has been able to justify to a great extent its existence as a center for promoting,
extending and disseminating of Tagore’s ideas in various branches of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Human
Studies. In the year 2001, Rabindra Bharati University, had been accredited and given a four-star status by NAAC
(National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The University has been reaccredited with
Grade A and 3.10 CGPA Score in February 2016. Apart from promoting Visual Arts and Performing Arts , this University is arranging for
higher study and research in Bengali, English and Sanskrit Literature and in disciplines like Economics, History,
Political Science, Education, Library and Information Science, Social Environmental Study and Mathematics.
The territorial jurisdiction of the University is the whole of state of West Bengal as per Rabindra Bharati Act of Goverment of West Bengal, 1961.
Advancement of higher learning through Open and Distance Learning System.
Dissemination of Tagore’s philosophy and culture to the larger section of the society.
Optimum utilization of resources and means for developing knowledge-based society.
Promotion of educational and cultural well-beings of the community.
Enhancement of job potentiality of individuals.
Empowerment of human resources with knowledge, culture, values, self-confidence and decision-making ability