Banaras Hindu University - BHU

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005 , India
(0542) 2368938, 2307220, 6701645, 6701648
8004925870, 9415256931, 9532240573, 9415449533
(0542) 2369100, 2369951
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About Banaras Hindu University - BHU

Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. Banaras Hindu University ranks among the first few in the country in the field of academic and research output. This university has 2 campuses, 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centers and 4 interdisciplinary schools. The University is making its mark at the national and international levels in a number of frontier areas of Science, Social Science, Technology, Medicine and Agriculture etc.The area of the main campus of this premiere, Central University is 1300 acres, having well maintained roads, extensive greenery, a temple, an air strip and buildings which are an architectural delight. The Air Field of the campus was started for military training for flying during the second world war

BHU today has nearly twenty thousand students including 2500 research scholars and 650 foreign students from 34 nations, under one roof who are pursuing different academic programmes at this campus as well as the newly established Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. BHU has established the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha about 75 Kms southwest of Varanasi on 2760 acres of land. The first academic session commenced from 2006-07 with six programmes which has increased to more than 25 in the present session. This campus is emerging as a potential hub to impart education, training and entrepreneurship development skills, to the youth, women and marginalized sections of society in the backward region of Mirzapur and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh, Western Bihar and Northern Madhya Pradesh. The Campus is heading well as per your vision for education to generate new breed of human resource who would be job creators and not job seekers.

The university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in1916 with cooperation of great personalities like Dr Annie Besant, who viewed it as the University of India. Banaras Hindu University was created under the Parliamentary legislation - B.H.U. Act 1915. It played a stellar role in the independence movement and has developed into the greatest center of learning in India. It has produced many great freedom fighters and builders of modern India and has immensely contributed to the progress of the nation through a large number of renowned scholars, artists, scientists and technologists who have graced its portals.

Constituent Institutes

  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Technology

Constituent Schools

  • Central Hindu Boys
  • Central Hindu Girls
  • Ranvir Sanskrit Vidyalaya

Location and Transportation

Varanasi is the cultural capital of India and the melting pot of Indian civilization. It is Situated in the flat Ganga plains.

Varanasi or Benaras has a well-developed transport network and is well connected to all the major Indian cities and states by air, road and rail.

1.  By Air - Varanasi is well connected and accessible to major Indian cities and tourist spots. There are daily domestic flights to and from Varanasi to several cities in India. Apart from the state owned Indian Airlines, there are many private air taxi operators that offer their services from Varanasi to other Indian cities. In fact, the daily flights on Delhi-Agra-Khajuraho-Varanasi route are quite popular among the tourists.

2.  By Rail - Since Varanasi lies in the heartland of the North Indian plains, it is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and other parts of India. There are two railway stations in Varanasi, the Kashi Junction and the Varanasi Junction (also known as Varanasi Cantonment). Rajdhani Express from Delhi or from Calcutta passes through Varanasi too. One can also catch trains from Mughalsarai, just 10 km south of Varanasi.

3.  By Road - Varanasi has a good network of roads. frequent public and private buses and road transport to all the major towns of Uttar Pradesh and nearby areas.


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • Faculty of Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan Sankaya
  • Faculty of Visual Arts
  • Mahaila Maha Vidyalaya


Hostels - There are 60 hostels (including 17 Girls Hostel) with an accommodation capacity of 9128 students (7003 boys and 2125 girls) in the campus.

Central Library - The Central Library is one of the largest libraries of the country. It was established in the Telang Hall of the Central Hindu College in the Kamachha campus of the University in 1916, with a small but precious collection donated by Professor P.K.Talang. Nurtured in its infancy Bu the renowned historian Sir Jadunath Sarkar, it had eminent scholars of the library science like Dr.S.R.Ranganathan, the father of Library movement in India, as its Libraries.

The Central Library changed its location to present building, in 1941, situated in the main campus. The construction of the present majestic building was started in 1927 with a very generous donation from Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda after whom it has been named. This elegant building was designed on the suggestion of Mahamana Malaviyaji

International Centre - The International Centre of Banaras Hindu University was established in 2004, with an objective to deal with all matters related to Foreign Nationals viz. Collaboration with Foreign Universities/ Institutions, Foreign scholars visiting India as Visiting Lecturer/ Professor, Alumni Association of Foreign Students, Admission of Foreign Students etc. The International Centre is headed by the Chairman of International Centre, assisted with the Coordinator, International Student's Affairs and Coordinator, International Collaboration. The International Centre is housed in Tagore Bhavan, one of the oldest buildings of BHU,so named after the Noble Laureate Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, who stayed in this building during his visit to BHU in the year 1923.

Computer Center - The Computer Center provides quality service to the University community in computing facilities, E-Mail, etc. It helps researchers to get their research data analyzed, extends Internet facilities in the University, enables access to World Wide Web and provides laboratory facility to the students of science and technology.

Research Facilities
- It provides facilities like Atomic Force Microscope, Multiphoton Confocal Microscope as National Facility etc.

Hospital - Established in 1926 with 96 beds, Sir Sunderlal Hospital of B.H.U. has grown into a 927 bed hospital (750 for Modern Medicine,127 for Ayurvedic, Private 42 beds and others) with all modern medical, surgical and investigative amenities. It is the only Tertiary Care Hospital in the North-Eastern U.P. which caters to more than 10 crore population. It is primarily a teaching and training hospital attached to the Institute of Medical Sciences, B.H.U. The Hospital consists of the following sections -OPD, Emergency, Inoatient, ICU/CCU,OT services, Referral Services, Blood Bank, highly equipped CSSD & Laundry, Center for Clinical Investigations, Radiology, Microbiology, Immunology and Mortuary. The Hospital has all the Clinical disciplines which include Radiotherapy & Radiation Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric -Surgery, Ophthalamology,E&T, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, General Medicine, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, Gastroentrology, Dermatology and Dental Surgery

Employment Cell - The University as well as some faculties have placement cells. The main function is to publicize available positions, hold campus interviews and arrange for training/internship programme. The extent of gainful employment is variable across faculties. It is nearly 100% in the Institute of Technology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Faculties of Law, Management Studies and Commerce.

Students' Council - The Students' Council is perceived to serve the basic purpose of holistic education as conceived and enriched by the illustrious founder of Banaras Hindu University. It would endeavour to obtain a fine and judicious blend of curricular and extra ? curricular activities. The Students' Council would function under the able guidance of a senior faculty and would be based on the principle of student welfare through student cooperation and participation with democratic spirits.

Extension Activities - BHU is promoting extension services in the areas of health, technology, rural development and self-employment at the both main campus and Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. The platforms like "Gramin Gyan Kendra" by 'Asia Media Labs' and Techno-Entrepreneurial Promotion Program by Department of Science and Technology, Technology Business Incubator by TIFAC (DST), Krishi Vigan Kendra by ICAR and another center-RuTAG (Rural Technology Action Group) are examples.

Information compiled from : Banaras Hindu University - BHU Website
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