Visva-Bharati University to get the status of world's first "Living Heritage University"
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Visva-Bharati University is expected to get the status of the world's first "Living Heritage University" from UNESCO by April-May 2023.
An overview of the news:
Usually the heritage tag is given by UNESCO to the intangible monument. But for the first time in the world, a tangible university will be given the legacy tag.
It was established in the year 1921 by Rabindranath Tagore. It is located in Santiniketan, West Bengal.
Until the Visva-Bharati Society was registered as an organisation in May 1922, it was named after Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
According to UNESCO, Visva-Bharati was inaugurated in the year 1922 as a cultural centre with explorations in arts, languages, humanities, music.
The institute was granted the status of a Central University in the year 1951 through a Central Act.
It is the only university whose Vice-Chancellor is the Prime Minister.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN).
It is also a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UN SDG), a coalition of United Nations agencies and organisations that aims to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Headquarters:- Paris, France
Director General: -Audrey Azoulay
Founded - 16 November 1945 in London, United Kingdom
The organisation has -193 members and 11 associate members.
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