Banaras Hindu University (BHU): Producing Renowned Scholars, Artists, Scientists & Technologists

Dr. Karn Singh,Chancellor

Dr. Karn Singh


Banaras Hindu University(BHU) - an internationally reputed temple of learning was established in 1916 by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya under the Parliamentary legislation B.H.U. Act 1915. The university has not only played a stellar role in the independence movement but also produced many great freedom fighters & builders of modern India and immensely contributed toward the progress of the country through a large number of renowned scholars, artists, scientists and technologists. A huge number of learners from across the world
come to study various courses offered by the university. The university has taken a leadership role in promoting new ideas, the spirit of integration of the world, and cultivation of intellect and culture. In fact, BHU is small virtually the universe in microcosm.

Its 1300 acres of main campus has well maintained roads, extensive greenery, a temple, an air strip and buildings which are an architectural delight. BHU comprises of 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 six centres of advanced studies, ten departments under special assistance programme and a large number of specialized research centers. Four degree colleges of the Varanasi are affiliated to the BHU. The university contains 15000 students, 1700 teachers, and nearly 8000 non-teaching staff.

The university provides a wide range of facilities for sport & hobbies such as playgrounds, auditorium, flying club and many auxiliary services & units like printing press, publication cell, fruit preservation center, subsidized canteens, employment & information bureau, security and others whereas Bharat Kala Bhavan (museum)is a treasure trove of rare collections. Soon, BHU is coming up with another campus(27000 acres) at Barkachha (Mirzapur).