Visva Bharati University was established by
in West Bengal
. The university holds two campuses. One is at Shantiniketan
and the other at
. It offers education in the field of art and literature. The university conducts Ph.D, D.Litt, advanced diploma, graduate and post graduate level programs in various disciplines. Its aim is to develop friendly relations with one another through patient study and research.
Some of the institutes housed inside the university campus are Kala Bhavana, Sangit Bhavana, Siksha Bhavana, Vidya Bhavana and Vinaya Bhavana. It also runs several schools and hosts academic conferences and seminars.
Nearest railway station is Bolpur (Shantiniketan) on the Eastern Railway and the air-terminal is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
The University campus at Shantiniketan is about 3 km from the railway station.
Sriniketan is about 3 km from Shantiniketan.