• Faculty of Visual Arts - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

    Aurobindo Colony, Banaras Hindu University Campus,
    P.O. Hindu Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Varanasi (T),
    Varanasi (Dist.), Uttar Pradesh - 221 005, India

Type of College

Constituent University Department

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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

About Faculty of Visual Arts - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Faculty of Visual Arts - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is a constituent department of Banaras Hindu University, was established in 1916 leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Course and Postgraduate course of Master in Fine Arts.

It is a premier arts department for advanced training in Visual Art i.e. Creative and Applied Art, under the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and run by Government of Uttar Pradesh.

This department runs courses under the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956

The department aims to prepare the students for creative and applied responsibilities in the world of art and design.

It is a co-educational State Govt. Institute, providing regular courses in which is located in the urban part of Varanasi played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

The department that the fees and all the facilities for the students are fixed by the government.

The department has received many awards and accolades at a city, state and national level for their educational advancements also received the numbers of achievements awards in the field of sports and curricular activities under the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

The department offers 4 years undergraduate program in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree and 2 years of Master of Fine Arts Courses and also research program.

The department offers courses for advanced training in Visual Art, creative and applied, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Art Course and Postgraduate course of Master in Fine Art.

There are five different Departments in the Faculty of Visual Arts that offers Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) degrees. These are listed below:

  • Painting
  • Applied arts
  • Plastic arts
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Textile designing

The department has its own selection process unlike other colleges under Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The department has an online application process where prospective applicants are expected to fill in their interests and academic achievements.

Admission here has been done when seekers who have registered with the University are eligible for admissions in the department.

Such candidates should examine whether their percentage marks (Best of Four/PCB/PCM, whichever is applicable) falls within the cut- off percentage declared by the college for admission in different courses.

University examinations of different courses, examinations conducted by the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and various other examinations are held in the college premises.

  • The department has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The department has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The department has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The department has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The department has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground, & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The department has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The department has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The department has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The department has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The department has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The department also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the department
  • The department Unit NSS Wing performs a different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The department also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The department consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Fine Arts Full Time 2 Years BFA / Qualifying Bachelor's Degree
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training





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