India, Thursday, 18 February 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Convocation of Visva-Bharati on 19th February, 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. Governor of West Bengal & Rector of Visva-Bharati, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar; Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union MoS for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre will also be present on the occasion. A total of 2535 students will receive their degrees during the ceremony.
Visva-Bharati was founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921. It is the oldest Central University in the country. In May 1951, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a Central University and "an Institution of National Importance" by an Act of Parliament. The University followed the pedagogy devised by Gurudev Tagore, though gradually it evolved in the format in which modern Universities developed elsewhere. The Prime Minister is also the Chancellor of the University.