UNESCO to declare Visva-Bharati the World’s First Living Heritage University

  • Visva Bharati University will soon get the ‘heritage’ tag from UNESCO to take the distinction of world’s first living heritage university.
  • Normally heritage tag is given to a dead monument. For the first time in the world, a living university, which is functioning, is going to get the heritage tag from UNESCO.
  • The University was founded in 1921 and named after Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore until the Visva-Bharati Society was registered as an organization in May 1922.