Higher Studies in music

The Rabindra Bharati University

The Rabindra Bharati University was established in 1962 to mark the birth centenary of the legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian as well as Asian recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is a State University named after Tagore dedicated to the mission of disseminating his thoughts and ideas through humanities, social sciences, art and culture. The Rabindra Bharati University thus features uniqueness in projecting itself as a centre for higher learning in performing arts, fine arts, language, literature and social sciences. There are three major faculties Arts, Fine Arts and Visual Arts, housed in the Emerald Bower Campus while the original campus Jorasanko, now houses a museum, and hosts a number of events like Tagore’s birth and death anniversaries, or the annual University Convocation, to name just a few. Many renowned actors like Sisir Bhaduri, Ahindra Chaudhuri, Shambu Mitra, Kumar Ray, Manoj Mitra, Jogesh Chowdhury, famous singers like Suchitra Mitra, Sumitra Sen, Maya Sen, painters like Shanu Lahiri, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, well-known musicians like Sisirkana Dhar Chowdhury, Timir Baran, Pandit Swapan Chowdhury, reputed art historians like Shovan Som have contributed their mites to its overall academic endeavours down these decades. Over the years, keeping in pace with contemporary times, the University, without losing sight of its basic identity, has ventured into new academic pastures by introducing courses in Geography, Human Rights and Human Development, Sociology, Environmental Studies and Mathematics. As a centre for higher learning the Rabindra Bharati University has been offering a variety of other courses to cater to the demands of the emerging academics-market interface for instance, foreign language courses are offered by the School of Languages and Culture. Apart from this, the University offers training courses in competitive examinations including NET and SET. The University also fulfils its social responsibility by offering successful courses in Adult Education, Computer Literacy as well as a course in Special Education for the differently-abled, particularly for the Visually Impaired.