Rabindra Bharati University is a unique educational institution of higher learning that caters mostly to the students of the peripheries of West Bengal. Girls and boys from far-flung areas of the state and from backward strata of the society constitute more than seventy percent of the total strength of the students. The University also takes pride in its share of international students ranging from Europe to Asia, who come, either through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), or on their own, to learn mainly Indian art and culture and to acquire a degree in academics underpinned by Rabindranath Tagore's philosophy.
Our university has substantial academic outputs in terms of drama productions, exhibition of art works in reputed galleries, songs and choreography endeavours, organising festivals, publication of art folios and academic books, journals, and joint cultural events, collaborative academic activities with institutions of repute at the national and the international level. Our students and faculties are encouraged by the university to present their work beyond the campus through exhibitions and programmes. Students also participate regularly in the inter-university programmes and have made us proud by winning prizes and awards at the state, regional, and national levels.
The exchange programmes that the university participates by entering into MOUs with the reputed universities and educational institutions abroad, allows the faculties and students to get a wider exposure to various avenues of higher learning.
Many eminent scholars from India and abroad have enriched our knowledge base while speaking at the Rabindra Bharati University Distinguished Lecture Series. Our university has publication department that furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education.
Our unique identity as a university which focuses on Humanities, Fine Arts and Visual Arts has over the years grown into strengths so much so that it continues to make substantial contributions towards society in educating and producing some of the finest writers, artists and performers of the country.