Rabindra Bharati University Distance Education - RBU DDE Salt Lake


Rabindra Bharati University, founded on 8th May, 1962. Directorate of Distance Education having the status of an Institution of Higher Learning under Rabindra Bharati Universit. The lessons imparted at the University chiefly focus on Visual Arts and Performing Arts and Human Studies.

The University is also arranging for higher education in English, Bengali, and Sanskrit literature and in disciplines like Political Science, Education, Economics, History, Library and Information Science and Mass Communication and Videography and Mathematics.

The Rabindra Bharati University had been accredited and declared four star status by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Rabindra Bharati University Directorate of Distance Education has two prime centers. One at Rabindra Bhavan in Salt Lake City, Kolkata and the other at Emerald Bower Campus in Kolkata.
The University DDE offers courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels. An MA degree holder in a particular subject is not permitted to enroll on the same subject. The RBU DDE has 23 study centers located across West Bengal. The University also offers Library facility to all its students on payment of a minimum prescribed fees.

RBU DDE Courses Offered

  • B.A. (Spl. Hons.) Rabindra Sangeet
    Duration: Two Years

  • MA Rabindra Sangeet, Vocal Music
    Duration: Two Years

             Honours / General / Pass / Equivalent Graduate (10+2+3) / Post Graduate in General or Professional Course

  • MA Bengali, English, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Education, Geography
    Duration: Two Years
    Eligibility: Honours / General / Pass (10+2+3) in the Subject Concern having the relevant Subject of 300 marks at Graduate level
  • MA Geography
    Duration: Two Years

           Honours in Geography (Limited Seats – Admission on Merit List)

  • Master in Social Work (MSW)
    Duration: Two Years

            Honours / General / Pass / Equivalent Graduate (10+2+3) / Post Graduate in General or Professional Course (For M.S.W. Limited Seats –                   Admission on Merit List)

  • M.A. in Environmental Studies
    Duration: Two Years

           Honours / General / Pass / Equivalent Graduate (10+2+3) / Post Graduate in General or Professional Course


The university offers many more courses in Music and Tagore studies


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Candidates seeking admission should visit website www.rbudde.in and click on “Online Application for Admission 2016-17. 

    • After successful registration and Login an Admission form will appear which needs to be filled up carefully by the student before final submission of the same. 
    •  The student is advised to go through the admission criterion and other details before filling up their form.  
    • The student should scan their passport size photo ( Size below 200 kb ) and signature ( Size below 50kb) in .jpg/.jpeg/.bmp/.png formate before filling up the form. 
    • After submission of the form the student should get a print out of the form which shall contain an Application Identification Number (AIN). 
    • The student shall now visit www.sbionline.com for submission of requisite fees, either online or offline.  
    • In case of On-line fees submission, the student shall get the print-out of the e-receipt copy. In case off off-line fees submission, the student shall get the print-out of e-challan and deposit the requisite fees at any counter of SBI. 
    • Finally, the student shall submit the copies of the form and the receipt of fees along with self-attested documents at the respective study center of their choice. 
    • Admission will be confirmed after verification of original documents st specified dates as will be scheduled by the respective study center.

RBU DDE Contact Details

Directorate of Distance Education
Rabindra Bharati University
Website : http://www.rbu.ac.in/
Rabindra Bhavan
EE 9 & 10 Sector II
Salt Lake City (Near Karunamayee)
Kolkata – 700 091.
Emerald Bower Campus
56A, B.T. Road
Kolkata – 700 050.
Phone: +91-33-2558 4443
Fax: +91-33-2556 8079