Banaras Hindu University

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: University Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 0542-2368558
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids, University

The spirited man had a vision. There are different communities in India and not just Hindus. Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Parsees should live in harmony and gather strength from each other. It was his earnest hope that the university he was about to open, will produce students that will make India proud. Thus in 1916 Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya established the Banaras Hindu University.

He was a great patriot, and an educationist with an apparition. He wanted social reforms and being a parliamentarian he was successful in his ways. His most epic achievement was the establishment of the Benares Hindu University. He created history in Indian education with this university, the first of its kind in India. Benares was chosen for its traditional and cultural background. The inherent spirituality also helped him in making this decision. Personalities like Annie Besant, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and many others joined his quest. He passed away in 1946 but his spirit still lives on.

BHU is one of the largest residential universities in Asia, with over 20,000 students. BHU is organised into 4 institutes and 14 faculties (streams) and more than 140 departments. Total student enrolment are from over 34 nations. It has over 60 hostels for resident students. Several of its colleges are ranked among the best in India. The university’s engineering institute was designated as IIT in June 2012. The foundation for the main campus was laid by Lord Harding, the Viceroy of India. BHU is located on the southern edge of Varanasi, near the banks of the River Ganges. The campus layout is semicircle with interesting roads laid out along the radii or in arcs. Buildings built in the first half of the 20th century are Indo-Gothic in architecture. The most noticeable landmark is the Vishwanath Temple, located in the centre of the campus. The foundation for this 252 feet (77 m) high complex of seven temples was laid in March 1931. It took almost three decades to complete. Bharat Kala Bhavan is an art and archaeological museum on the campus. The museum is known for its collection of Indian paintings and archaeological artefacts. It also has textiles and costumes, Indian philately and archival material.

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  • Regarding admissions, you can go online and find all the information.
  • If you are from outside India, they have a separate website to follow.

  • Festive Villa: Continental
  • Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe: Indian, Italian, Chinese
  • Shayamal Restaurant: Indian
  • Fasket Outlet: Mughlai/tandoori, south Indian, north Indian, Chinese

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  • Banaras Hindu University Address: University Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
  • Banaras Hindu University Contact Number: 0542-2368558
  • Banaras Hindu University Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Banaras Hindu University Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Banaras Hindu University(preferred time): 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
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  • 65.62% of people who visit Varanasi include Banaras Hindu University in their plan

  • 43.04% of people start their Banaras Hindu University visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Banaras Hindu University

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Banaras Hindu University

People normally club together A Palace On The River Rashmi Guest House and Durga Temple while planning their visit to Banaras Hindu University.

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  • One of the largest and oldest University of India. So many courses you can enroll on. People are very talented here. Fees is very less.

  • I enjoyed my time a lot here. Specially in Viswanath temple and central library. Beautiful place and one of the best University in India.

  • Wow. ..what a nice experience after visiting here. ...This university is going to celebrate its 100th foundation anniversary. ..Quite a big campus...A person would likely to be puzzled if he /she doesn't take help from anyone. ..Hope to visit here again.

  • Banaras Hindu University (Hindi: [kaʃi hind̪u viʃvəvid̪yaləy], BHU), formerly Central Hindu College, is a public central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya.[2] With over 30,000 students residing in campus, it claims the title of largest residential university in Asia.[3] Banaras Hindu University The seal of Banaras Hindu University, depicting Goddess Saraswati. Former name Central Hindu CollegeMottoVidyayā'mritamașnute Motto in English "Knowledge imparts immortality"TypePublicEstablished1916FounderMadan Mohan MalaviyaChancellorKaran SinghVice-ChancellorProf. Rakesh Bhatnagar[1]Students27,359 (2016–17)Undergraduates14,476Postgraduates9,117 Doctoral students 3,766LocationVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaCampusUrban and RuralAffiliations ACU AIU NAAC UGC MascotGoddess The university's main campus spread over 13,000 acres (53 km2) was built on land donated by the Kashi Naresh, the hereditary ruler of Banaras ("Kashi" being an alternative name for Banaras or Varanasi). The Banaras Hindu University, South campus, spread over 2,700 acres (11 km2),[4] hosts the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agriculture Science Centre)[5] and is located in Barkachha in Mirzapur district, about 60 km (37 mi) from Banaras. The University is also planning to set up a campus in Bihar.[6] BHU is organised into 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams) and about 140 departments.[7][8] As of 2017, the total student enrollment at the university is 27,359[9] coming from 48 countries.[10] It has over 75 hostels for resident students. Several of its faculties and institutes include arts (FA-BHU), engineering (IIT-BHU), management (IMSt.-BHU), science (I.Sc. - BHU), performing arts, law, agriculture (IAS-BHU), medicine (IMS-BHU) and Institute of Environment And Sustainable Development (IESD-BHU) along with departments of linguistics, journalism & mass communication, among others. The university's engineering institute was designated an Indian Institutes of Technology in June 2012. BHU celebrated its centenary year in 2015-2016. The Centenary Year Celebration Cell organised various programs including cultural programs, feasts & competitions & Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya Birth Anniversary on 25 December 2015.[11]

  • There's nowhere study atmosphere like BHU in world where Ganga & the nature teaching also... Nice place

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