Founded by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in 1951. The President of India is the Paridarsaka (Visitor) of the University, the Governor of West Bengal is the Pradhana (Rector), and the Prime Minister of India acts as the Acharya (Chancellor). The University was granted the status of a unitary teaching and residential university by a special Act of Parliament. For details see the website: www.visva-bharati.ac.in.
Department of Physics, Visva-Bharati: