BHU Varanasi - Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The prestigious Banaras Hindu University was founded in the year 1916. It was formerly called The Central Hindu College.  Shri Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi soon became an institute of national importance. The 1300 acre campus is located in the Mirzapur district of UP.  The varsity has about 140 departments, 14 Faculties, Women's College, 4 Interdisciplinary Centres and also three constitution schools inside the premises. The Banaras Hindu University offers over 350 courses in total at various undergraduate postgraduate and doctoral levels. 

The Banaras Hindu University campus houses all the world-class amenities like hostels, library, sports complex, cafeteria, Hospital, auditorium, swimming pool, airstrip and helipad, bookstore, Shopping Complex, ATM, post office, bank etc are present inside the campus for students and faculty staying as residents of the BHU to use. The university also houses one of the best libraries of the country with over 10 lakh books, 1 Lakh journals, 400 current magazines and subscriptions. An e-Library with over 52000 e-books, journals and papers are available for reference in multiple disciplines at the library. Multiple hostel complexes can house together almost 30,000 students at the same time inside the BHU campus. The Shri Vishwanath Temple inside the campus is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city.

The  Banaras Hindu University has also been called  Institute of national importance and eminence by the HRD Ministry of the Government of India. It has been accredited with grade “A” by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) showing the quality education that is provided at the University. The professionals and qualified faculties at BHU provide the premier education that the BHU name is synonymous with. It has also ranked 10th in the overall category and 36 in the management category of the NIRF ranking. As per the NIRF ranking for the year 2021, the institute has been ranked 47th in the management category and 6th in the medical category. The institute has secured 10th rank in NIRF 2021 overall ranking. In the NIRF rankings of 2021, the university has been ranked 23rd in the law category. According to NIRF rankings 2021, the university has secured 14th position in the research category.  The university has secured 3rd spot in the university category in NIRF 2021 ranking. The institute has also arrived in the top and has been given 3rd rank for the fourth consecutive year by the national institutional ranking framework (NIRF)  in the University category for the year 2020. Admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses at BHU requires students to appear for a national level entrance conducted especially by the University called UET/PET. Other courses required there an excellent academic record, for the score for different entrance examinations as mentioned in the eligibility of each course. 

  • well established
  • anti ragging cell
  • sports

The Banaras Hindu University is located in Varanasi, in the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. The BHU Campus is around 35 km. from the Varanasi (Babatpur) Airport by road. For anyone taking a taxi, the charges to reach BHU Campus from the airport may come around Rs. 600. It is easily accessible with multiple flights to the capital and nearby cities of the state and country. From the railway station, BHU is situated relatively closer, The Varanasi Cantt Junction is a popular station with regular trains to major regions of the country. For an Auto/Taxi from the Varanasi Cantt. Station to BHU main gate will tentatively be around Rs. 120-150/- and Rs. 300 to 350 for a taxi.

  • BHU Commemorates the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on September 30, 2020

Celebrating 150 birth anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi with Gandhi Parv. Live streaming of the festivities and closing ceremony of the event including Gandhi geet and Kabir Gayan performance by eminent artists.

BHU and CSIR sign MoU for research facilitation.

  • C. N. R. Rao Padma Shri (1974), Padma Vibhushan (1985), Bharat Ratna (2013)

  • Palle Rama Rao Padma Shri (1989), Padma Bhushan (2001), Padma Vibhushan (2011)

  • Jayant Vishnu Narlikar Padma Bhushan (1965), Padma Vibhushan (2004), Adams Prize (1967)

  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan Padma Bhushan (1976)

  • Girija Devi Padma Shri (1972), Padma Bhushan (1989), Padma Vibhushan (2016)

  • Bettina Sharada Bäumer Austrian Decoration for Science and Art (2012), Padma Shri (2015)

  • Bhupen Hazarika Padma Vibhushan (2012) [Posthumously], Padma Shri (1977), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1992), Padma Bhushan (2001)

  • Satya Vrat Shastri Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan

Passed 10+2 with subjects Commerce/ Economics, Computer Science, Math or Financial market management or finance with a minimum of 50 per cent score


  • Boys Hostel
    The University has a boy’s hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Girls Hostel
    The University has a girl's hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students.
  • Gym
    The University has a Gymnasium facility for the students.
  • Library
    BHU has a Central Library system having more than 15 lacs volumes apart from subscription to more than 13000 online journals, 50000 e-books, databases, and a huge collection of digitalized rare manuscripts. It functions in conjunction with a chain of Departmental, Faculty and Institute libraries. In addition, BHU has a fully airconditioned Cyber Library with a seating capacity of over 200 that functions round the clock. This facility provides a unique opportunity, especially to the economically backward students, who do not reside on the campus, to study till late night. Female students using this facility are provided transport and security to drop them safely to their hostels throughout the night (10 P. M. to 5 A. M.), 7 days a week. Newly created air-conditioned Periodical Hall provides 60 cabins for the use of faculty members and research scholars.
  • Sports
    The University has sports facilities for all students.
  • Cafeteria
    The University has a canteen facility for staff and students.
  • Auditorium
    The University has its own Conference Halls, Auditorium Halls & Parks for various Academic meetings, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Curricular Activities and Cultural Programmes during various occasions like Independence Day, Republic Day, Pooja & Festivals etc
  • Medical/Hospital
    The University has a health center with first aid facility for the students.
  • IT Infrastructure
    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.
  • Classrooms
    The University has the Well-furnished Classroom facility available on the campus.
  • Laboratories
    The University has departmental based laboratories facility for the students.
  • Convenience Store
    For student's Convenience, Post Offices, Railway Reservation Counter, Shopping Complex.
  • Parking Facility
    The University has the parking space facility for its faculty, staff, and students.
  • Guest Room
    The Guest House Complex of BHU comprises three guests houses. There are 6 suits, one single bedroom, one 3 bedded dormitory, and one central dining hall with the lounge in L.D. Guest House. Each Guest House is having modern kitchen facilities, which caters to the need of the guests the nominal rates.
  • Banks Facilities
    The University has the Banks/ATM facilities for all students.    
Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel
IT Infrastructure
Convenience Store
Guest Room
Banks Facilities



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