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  • 1. welcome to VISHWA BHARTI OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE
  • 2. Introduction of rabindranath Tagore:- Introduction of Rabindranath Tagore:Tagore, Rabindranath (18611941), Indian poet, philosopher, and Nobel laureate, who tried to deepen mutual Indian and Western cultural understanding. His name in Bengali is Ravīndranātha Thākura. He was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), into a wealthy family, the son of the philosopher Debendranath Tagore. He began to write poetry as a child; his first book appeared when he was 17 years old. After a brief stay in England (1878) to study law, he returned to India, where he rapidly became the most important and popular author of the colonial era, writing poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. He composed several hundred popular songs and in 1929 also began painting. A dedicated internationalist and educator, Tagore established a school (1901) in his estate, Santiniketan, in Bengal, to teach a blend of Eastern and Western philosophies. In 1921 his school was expanded into an international university, Visva-Bharati. He also traveled and lectured throughout the world.
  • 3. Visa Bharti Introduction  Visva-Bharati University (Bengali: ) is one of India's major Central Govt. funded autonomous university located in Santiniketan, West Bengal. It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it Visva Bharati, which means the communion of the world with India. In its initial years Tagore expressed his dissatisfaction with the word 'university', since university translates to Vishva-Vidyalaya, which is smaller in scope thanVisva Bharati. Until independence it was a college. Soon after independence, in 1951, the institution was given the status of a university and was renamed Visva Bharati University
  • 4. History Of Visa Bharti  Rabindranath Tagore with Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi at Santiniketan in 1940  The origins of the university date back to 1863 when Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, thezamindar of Silaidaha in East Bengal, was given a tract of land from Babu Sitikanta Sinha, the zamindar of Raipur,[1] which is a neighbouring village not far from Bolepur and present-day Santiniketan and set up an ashram at the spot that has now come to be called chatim tala at the heart of the town. The ashram was initially called Brahmacharya Ashram, which was later renamed Brahmacharya Vidyalaya. It was established with a view to encourage people from all walks of life to come to the spot and meditate. In 190 his youngest son Rabindra nath Tagore established a co-educational school inside the premises of th ashram
  • 5.  From 1901 onwards, Tagore used the ashram to organise the Hindu Mela, which soon became a centre of nationalist activity. Through the early twentieth century the zamindars of Surul(Sarkar Family), another neighbouring village, a few minutes by cycle from the Uttarayan Complex, and the zamindars of Taltore, a village just north of the university town, continued to sell their lands and other properties to the ashram and the college that was being built on this spot.[2]
  • 6.  On 23 December 1921 Tagore formally started the college with proceeds from the prize money of the Nobel Prize he received in 1913 for the publication of his book of poems Gitanjali. The college also became a centre of Brahmo learning in this period. It was granted full university status in May 1951 by the government of independent India. The poet's youngest son, Rathindranath Tagore, became the firstupacharya (vice chancellor) of the new university. Another member of the Tagore family who performed the role of upacharya was Indira Devi Chaudhurani, a niece of the poet.
  • 7.  In Visva-Bharati University if a course demanded by a student is not available then the University will design a course and bring teachers for that course.The University would not be bothered by the consideration of whether there is a demand for the course.
  • 8. MADE BY : VISHAL ,yogesh, SOURABH, PRASAD , PARTH.
  • 9. THANK YOU