Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi during the Non-Cooperation movement of the freedom struggle; on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami on February 10,1921. Personalities like the "Father of the Nation" - Mahatma Gandhi, "Rashtra Ratna" - Babu Shiva Prasad Gupt, "Bharat Ratna" - Dr.Bhagwan Das and many other freedom fighters played an important role in establishment of this university. The university was establishes as an effort in the direction of India’s freedom struggle against Britishers. Dr.Bhagwan Das was the first Vice-chancellor of Kashi Vidyapith. The teaching faculty of the institution provided original dimensions to the concept and movement of Indian Socialism .After seeing an educational institution in Japan during his visit to that country in 1913-14, Babu Shiva Prasad Gupt drew inspiration to establish an institution in India, free from government aid or interference. The boycott of government-aided educational institutions during the Non-Cooperation movement coupled with Mahatma Gandhi's programme of National Education exerted a great deal of influence on Babu Shiva Prasad Gupt. As a consequence the Vidyapith came into being. The Kashi Vidyapith was accorded the status of "Deemed University" by the U.G.C. in the year 1963. The Institution is itself a state university under UP State University Act, 1973. Curricula and syllabus has been designed and updated as per the UGC/AICTE norms.
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Library - Dr. Bhagwadas Central Library formerly known as Bhagwandas Swadhyaypith was established in 1921 later named as Dr. Bhagwandas Central Library. Dr. Bhagwandas was renowned philosopher and first Vice Chancellor of the university. The central library of the university is situated in the middle of the university campus and the total area in library of both the floors is 2250sq. meter. At present it has total collection of 2,44,352 documents. It also contains a section of unpublished thesis. Number of Library books / Titles /Journals : MBA- Books; 1,522-Titles, 32-Journals available (programme-wise).
Laboratory - There is a Computer Lab with 60-Computers, 8 - Printers, 1-LCD Projector, 4 - Overhead Projectors, 2-Photostat Machine and 1-Television.
Computing Facilities - These include
30 systems connected by LAN.
30 systems connected to WAN.
256 KB/sec. Internet bandwidth.
6 Major software packages.
Multimedia, Internet facilities are also available.