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About Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi was established in 1916,.

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 programs at this campus as well as the newly established Rajiv Gandhi South Campus.

To promote the study of the Hindu Shastras and of Sanskrit literature generally as a means of preserving and popularizing for the benefit of the Hindus in particular and of the world at large in general, the best thought and culture of the Hindus and all that was good and great in the ancient civilization of India;

To promote learning and research generally in Arts and Sciences in all branches;

To advance and diffuse such scientific, technical and professional knowledge, combined with the necessary practical training as is best calculated to help in promoting indigenous industries and in developing the material resources of the country; and

To promote the building up of character in youth by religion and ethics as an integral part of education.


Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. This creative and innovative university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916 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. 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. Another campus of the University at Barkachha, In Mirzapur district, covering an area of 2700 acres is coming up. The university comprises 3 institutes, 14 Faculties, 140 Departments, 4 Inter displinary Centers a constituent college for women's and 3 Constituents Schools, spanning a vast range of subjects, pertaining to all branches of humanities, social science, technology, medicine, science, fine arts and performing arts. It has 6 centres of Advanced studies, 10 Departments under Special Assistance Programme and a large number of specialized Research Centers. Four Degree Colleges of the city are affiliated to the university. Bharat Kala Bhavan, the reputed museum of the university, is a treasure of trove of rare collections. The 927 bed hospital of the University is equipped with all the modern amenities. The university provides a wide range of facilities for sport and hobbies, has large playgrounds, a big auditorium, a flying club and many auxiliary services and units like Printing Press, Publication Cell, Fruit Preservation Center, Subsidized Canteens, Employment and Information Bureau, Security etc. The University family consists of about 15000 students belonging to all streams of life, castes and religions and races, about 1700 teachers, and nearly 8000 non-teaching staff. A large number of students from foreign countries like USA, the countries of Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa Etc., come to study here. The University has taken a leadership role in promoting new ideas, the spirit of integration of the world, and the cultivation of intellect and culture. Banaras Hindu University is small Virtually the Universe in Microcosm.


Placement assistance provided

Scholarships for meritorious and deserving students

UGC recognised

Grade 'A' accreditation by NAAC

Organises workshops, symposium, national/ international seminars and conferences


Dr. S.P. Srivastava - M.Com., Ph.D.

Dr. Vinay Kumar-M.Com., Ph.D.

Dr. H. C. Chaudhary - Ph.D. MBM, MSc.(Psy.)

Dr. Deepak Barman - Ph.D., M.Sc. M.Com.

Dr. R.K. Pandey - Ph.D., MBM, M.Sc.(Maths)

Prof. M.N.Rai - Dean (Faculty of Arts)

Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Full Time 3 Years XII
Bachelor of Education Full Time 1 Year 10+2+3
Bachelor of Education in Special-Visual Impairment Full Time 1 Year Graduation
Bachelor of Fine Arts fulltime 3 years +2
Master of Arts Full Time 2 Years BA
Master of Arts in Social Work Full Time 2 Years BSW / BA
Master of Arts in Tourism Management (Distance Mode) Distance Mode 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Fine Arts fulltime 2 years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce Full Time 3 Years XII
Master of Commerce Full Time 2 Years B.Com.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Laws fulltime 3 years +2
Master of Laws Full Time 2 Years LLB
Master of Legislation Law in Human Rights and Duties Education fulltime 2 years LLB
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Science in Botany Full Time 3 Years +2
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Science in Botany Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Library and Information Science Full Time 2 Years
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration Full Time 2 Years BBA
Master of Business Administration in International Business Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Computer Application Full Time 2 Years BCA
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