Founded in 1921, Visva Bharati University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Santiniketan (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), West Bengal. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Sriniketan, Kolkata. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Visva Bharati University (VB) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Visva Bharati University (VB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 95 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. VB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.