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Visva-Bharati (VB), Admission Notice to M.Phil. Course in Sangit-Bhavana for the academic session 2018 , Santiniketan
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A study of the evolution of Visva-Bharati during the lifetime of its founder, Rabindranath Tagore, offers an insight into what this institution was intended to achieve. Rabindranath founded a school for children at Santiniketan and it was around this nucleus that the structure of an unconventional university developed through careful planning.


In 1863, on a seven-acre plot at the site of the present institution, Debendranath Tagore, the poet's father, had built a small retreat for meditation, and in 1888 he dedicated, the land and buildings, towards establishment of a Brahmavidyalaya and a library. Rabindranath's school Brahmacharyasrama which started functioning formally from December 22, 1901 with no more than five students on the roll, was, in part, a fulfilment of the wishes of his father who was a considerable figure of his time in the field of educational reforms. From 1925 this school came to be known as Patha-Bhavana.


The school was a conscious repudiation of the system introduced in India by the British rulers and Rabindranath initially sought to realize the intrinsic values of the ancient education in India. The school and its curriculum, therefore, signified a departure from the way the rest of the country viewed education and teaching. Simplicity was a cardinal principle. Classes were held in open air in the shade of trees where man and nature entered into an immediate harmonious relationship. Teachers and students shared the single integral socio-cultural life. The curriculum had music, painting, dramatic performances and other performative practices. Beyond the accepted limits of intellectual and academic pursuits, opportunities were created for invigorating and sustaining the manifold faculties of the human personality.


Applications are invited for admission to two years M.Phil. Course in Sangit-Bhavana for the academic session 2013-14.

Course Offered

























M.Sc. (Ag)












Ph. D. / D.Litt. / D. Sc




► For M.Phil. Programme:

General and O.B.C Candidates: The candidates who secured 55% marks in aggregate in the subjects / allied subjects / and or any other subjects at the Post Graduate Level with Music studied as an interdisciplinary subject at any Level from any University/ Institution recognized by U.G.C preceded by Honours Degree in the same/ allied subjects/ and or any other subjects are eligible to apply for M. Phil. Course.


The candidates with M. Mus. Degree from Open Universities and Correspondence Courses having Honours in B. Mus. and recognized by U.G.C are eligible to apply for admission to M. Phil. Course subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria. Candidates from any other discipline with adequate knowledge in Music may also apply.


For S.C / S.T / P.H. Candidates: The eligibility criteria for admission to M. Phil. Programme is 50% marks in aggregate at the Post Graduate Level in the subject concerned / allied subject and or any other subjects at the Post Graduate Level with Music studied as an interdisciplinary subject at any Level from any University / Institutions recognized by U.G.C.


The following subjects are offered:

  • Department of Rabindra Music, Dance & Drama – Rabindra Sangit, Manipuri Dance, Kathakali Dance and Drama and Theatre Arts
  • Department of Hindusthani Classical Music – Hindusthani Music (Vocal), Sitar and other plucked Instruments, Esraj and other bowing and wind Instruments, Tabla and Pakhwaz

Admission procedure: Admission Test of 100 Marks will be conducted in two parts –

  • Written Test of 50 Marks and
  • Practical Examination of 50 Marks

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