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Faculty of Law - Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi  Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 ESTD 1916
 Public College
  BCI Approved

About Faculty of Law - Banaras Hindu University (BHU) , Varanasi

Last Updated By: Rachna Jha on 13th February, 2023

Banaras Hindu University, also known as BHU is one of the most reputed universities that has been recognized globally was established by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in the year 1916 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The law school at BHU, popularly known as Faculty of Law, BHU is among the leading law schools in the country, situated on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi. The law faculty at BHU is one of the leading faculties of BHU.

The institute is referred to be the pioneer institution of legal education in India with an excellent team of teachers and students. It is one of the earliest faculties that has been established in the Banaras Hindu University and Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya served as the dean of the law school for several years.

The faculty offers Under Graduate and Post Graduate Law courses and emphasizes on developing a holistic approach towards understanding law and justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

For admissions in Under Graduate law courses, the university conducts Under Graduate Entrance Tests (UETs) in the month of April/ May. Admission is provided according to the candidate's performance in the entrance examination.

Faculty of Law, BHU Highlights



Type | Establishment Year

Private | 1916

Approved By


Admission Mode

Online & Offline

Admission Criteria

Merit based

Entrance Accepted


Courses Offered




Sports, Recreation, Library, Hostels, Healthcare, Moot Court




Faculty of Law, BHU Courses

Faculty of Law, BHU courses include LLB, BA LLB, LLM and PhD. 



Time Duration

LL.B. (Hons.)


3 years

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)


5 years



2 years




Post Graduate Diploma Course (Part-Time)


1 year

Why study at Faculty of Law, BHU?

  • It is one of the oldest and most reputed law schools across the country.
  • BHU Law Faculty also publishes a highly acclaimed journal since 1965 which carries the research papers from eminent Indian and foreign scholars.
  • A Moot Court Society was established within the campus to promote the skills of advocacy and love for the legal profession among the students.
  • The faculty conducts intra-law school moot court competitions which have participants from across the country.
  • The faculty has introduced community-oriented courses of a law introducing Law of Environment, Law, and Country and Town Planning, Law and Poverty, Law and Population, Animal Laws etc. 

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