Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 ESTD 1916
 Public University
 NIRF Ranking - 28
  AICTE, MCI, NCTE Approved

About Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi

Last Updated By: Avantika on 10th September, 2021

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was founded by Madan Mohan Malviya in the year 1916 by the name Kashi Hindu Vishvidyalaya. Madan Mohan Malviya was a freedom fighter and a visionary who wanted to bring the social and educational reform in India. To execute his vision, he had chosen the city of Banaras which is presently known as Varanasi. Madan Mohan Malviya was awarded the highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' posthumous.


Banaras Hindu University Affiliated Colleges:

Four colleges are affiliated to the BHU. The list is given below-


  • Arya Mahila Degree College
  • Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya
  • D.A.V Degree College
  • Vasant College for Women


Banaras Hindu University Courses:

BHU offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in various disciplines. Some of which are given below-


Undergraduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.PE)
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A)
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Science Agriculture (B.Sc Agri.)

Postgraduate Courses

  • Masterof Arts (M.A)
  • Master of Physical Education (M.PE)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A)
  • Master of Performing Arts (MPA)
  • Master of Law (LLM)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D)
  • Master of Surgery (M.S)
  • Doctor of Medicine-Ayurveda (M.D Ay.)
  • Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)
  • Master of Science Agriculture (M.Sc Agri.)

Doctoral Courses (Ph.D)

  • Doctor of Science (D.Sc)
  • Doctor of Law (LLD)
  • Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.)

Banaras Hindu University Institutes and Faculties:

There are various Institutes and Faculties under BHU. The list is given below-


  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU)
  • Institute of Science
  • Institute of Management Studies
  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Visual Arts
  • Faculty of Social Sciences


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU):

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), Varanasi commonly called as IIT-BHU was earlier known as Banaras Engineering College and was operated by the authorities of the Banaras Hindu Univesity, Later in the year 2012, the institution was designated as Indian Institute of Technology by the Government of India. It offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses to the students.


Banaras Hindu University Admissions:

The admissions to the BHU for Undergraduate courses, Postgraduate courses and Doctoral courses are made through Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET), Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET) and Research Entrance Test (RET) respectively. The BHU conducts all the three tests.

The admissions to the IIT-BHU is made on the basis of the JEE Advanced Score. The exam is carried out by the CBSE, and on the basis of merit based on the scores, the preferred branch is allocated to the candidate.


Banaras Hindu University Placements:

The companies like Ansal, ICICI, IBM, Wipro come to the campus to hire students for various job profiles from different disciplines and courses. CollegeSearch brings you the BHU Placement records for the average, and the highest salary offered.


Facts about the Banaras Hindu University:

  • Once the well-known scientist Albert Einstein desired to serve in the BHU and wrote a letter to Madan Mohan Malviya for the same.
  • There is the famous temple of Lord Shiva called Vishwanath Temple inside the campus of BHU. The Temple is crowded with the people and is known for tourism and spirituality.
  • There is a museum inside the campus called Bharat Kala Bhavan, which has artefacts that are unique and hard to find anywhere else. Some artefacts are from the Indus Valley Civilization.
  • BHU has a cyber library.

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