Banaras Hindu University

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  • 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

Banaras Hindu University - Review

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.

Banaras Hindu University Information

  • Do not enter the college unless you get permission.
  • Find out if the museum is open for public viewing.
  • Find out if the temple allows tourists.
  • Regarding admissions, you can go online and find all the information.
  • If you are from outside India, they have a separate website to follow.

Restaurants Near Banaras Hindu University

  • 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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  • 65.66% 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

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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Reviews

  • ये एक विश्वविद्यालय ही नहीँ किसी की जान है तो किसी की पहचान और वहीँ पर काशी वासियों की पहचान ही नहीँ यहाँ के लोगो के लिए वरदान है ये । विश्व के अनेक देशों के लोग यहाँ आकर शिक्षा ग्रहण करते हैं। यहाँ पर संस्कार की विरासत निर्मित है बहोत ही वर्षो से । ये वाराणसी ही नहीँ विश्व में अपना स्थान बनाये हुवे रखे हैं। 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 universityin Asia.[3] Banaras Hindu University  The seal of Banaras Hindu University, depicting Goddess Saraswati. Former name Central Hindu College Motto Vidyayā'mritamașnute Motto in English "Knowledge imparts immortality" Type Public Established 1916 Founder Madan Mohan Malaviya Chancellor Karan Singh Vice-Chancellor Rakesh Bhatnagar[1] Students 27,359 (2016–17) Undergraduates 14,476 Postgraduates 9,117 Doctoral students 3,766 Location Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Campus Urban and Rural Affiliations ACU•AIU•NAAC•UGC Mascot Goddess Saraswati Website The university's main campus spread over 1,300 acres (5.3 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] of Technologyin June 2012.

  • 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, formerly Central Hindu College, is a public central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya. With over 30,000 students residing in campus, it claims the title of largest residential university in Asia "India is not a country of the Hindus only. It is a country of the Muslims, the Christians and the Parsees too. The country can gain strength and develop itself only when the people of the different communities in India live in mutual goodwill and harmony . It is my earnest hope and prayer that this centre of life and light which is coming into existence, will produce students who will not only be intellectually equal to the best of their fellow students in other parts of the world, but will also live a noble life, love their country and be loyal to the Supreme ruler."

  • B.H.U (Banaras Hindu University) it's located banaras (UP) This university is famous for among the student coming for deep knowledge .This palace the atmosphere is great because it's covered of tall trees. " wondering environment lots of space beautiful and more. Hospital is well maintained with all facilities it's a great palace that you can visit 2ith your family & friends .

  • BHU , Banaras Hindu university it is the heart of Varanasi. Banaras Hindu university is one of the reason due to Which Varanasi is famous. It spread over ten kilometres in a diameter. It is India's famous university which come under top ten university of india . Staff of the faculty is also good and humble in nature .

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