Visva-Bharati University is expected to get the status of the world’s first “Living Heritage University” from UNESCO by April-May 2023

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  • Visva-Bharati University will soon get the ‘heritage’ tag from UNESCO to take the distinction of world’s first living heritage university.
  • Visva-Bharati is a public research center university and an Institution of National Importance.
  • It was founded in 1921 by Rabindranath Tagore who called it Visva-Bharati, which means the communion of the world with India.
  • Until Independence, it was a college and the institution was given the status of a Central University in 1951 through a central Act. 
  • According to UNESCO, Visva-Bharati was inaugurated in the year 1922 as a cultural center with explorations in arts, languages, humanities, and music.
  • The institute was granted the status of a Central University in the year 1951 through a Central Act.
  • It is the only university whose Vice-Chancellor is the Prime Minister.

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