Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Also known as: BHU

Quick Facts

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Rank in Universities
18th
Institute
Type of Institute
Central University
Ownership
Public/Government
Accreditation
NAAC A
Approval
Approval
UGC
Coed
Genders Accepted
Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 1916
  • Campus Size: 1300 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 1619
  • Total Students Enrollment: 27233
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This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 02 Mar 2020 and the score is 3.41 .

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18th 279.30 AAAA+ 3rd
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Exams and Cutoffs

CAT
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Exam Date: 05 May, 2019
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BHU PG Medical
No exam date Available
AMU Entrance Test B.A. L.L.B
Exam Date: 07 Apr, 2019
AMU Entrance Test M.C.A.
Exam Date: 07 Apr, 2019
AP EAMCET B.Sc.
Exam Date: 20 Apr, 2019 - 22 Apr, 2019
BVP CET L.L.B
Exam Date: 27 May, 2019 (Tentative)
Exam Date: 12 May, 2019
BHU UET B.A.
Exam Date: 12 May, 2019
BHU UET B.Com
Exam Date: 12 May, 2019
BHU UET L.L.B
Exam Date: 12 May, 2019
Exam Date: 15 May, 2019
BHU PET M.A. Mass Communication
Exam Date: 15 May, 2019

Facilities

  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • WiFi Wifi
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  • Convenience Store Convenience Store
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  • Parking Parking Facility
  • Guest Room Guest Room

Student Reviews

3.94/5 209 Reviews

Preeminent law school of India

ujjval gupta
Posted on 15 Sep' 17 by ujjval gupta
Batch of 2017 | LLB
Law school BHU is the preeminent law school in India. Law school's ambiance is stupendous ,all students are perspective here because they gave a gargantuan competition to come here (approx 20 thousand students sit in the BLAT( BHU law admission test) and only 60 sheets are there.) Faculty of Law school is the best in India. There are 25 professors in law school ( even national law Universities's have only one or two professors). 18th of 25 are ranked professors ( barely national law Universities's have any). some of the professors have done their LLM and PhD from Harvard and Yale . Alumni base of law school is also terrific , many supreme Court judges are alumni of Law School BHU. Present chairman of law commission of India Mr. B. S. Chauhan is also the alumnus of Law School BHU , besides this many splendid supreme Court lawyers are also the alumni of Law School BHU. Law School's library is also gigantic, u can easily find any book or any law journal here. Besides this BHU have Asia's biggest library (Central library) where you can find books of any field. There are many such amenities , which u can get only in BHU like diploma in any foreign language or in music or in a lot of other fields too. It is my immense pleasure to be part of law school BHU and believe me it'll be yours too,if you get chance to be here.
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Perks and downsides of traditional law school

Shivam
Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Shivam
Batch of 2020
Being a student at Law school is not an easy task. It's a college in its own league (at least that's what faculty thinks). Classes are from 8 to 3 hence not much time for co curricular activities. Perfect place if you want to learn the intricacies of law, enter litigation or be a judicial officer. But if corporate law is your dream them than this place will make sure that it remains a dream to a large extent.
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Best 3 yrs of my life filled with growth and excitement

Posted on 08 Feb' 17 by Aparna Raghuvanshi
Batch of 2018 | B.Com Financial Markets Management Hons
Its a whole different vibe in college. It's not the same as high school.The freedom of not having to wear uniforms anymore. We can now wear whatever we want according to our own style cause no one's going to scold you.The lecturers here are friendly.They make loads of jokes and you can see that they just want to help us enjoy our time here studying in BHU.OH,not forgetting the assignments.Oh wow,we have only been studying here for 2 weeks and the amount of assignments given are hell a lot.Hmmm,that's college…Well,I'm pretty much enjoying my life in college,making new friends aswell as working together.And I'm glad that I will be enjoying it in BHU
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Best Place for learning somethings.

Posted on 02 Feb' 17 by Himanshu Singh
Batch of 2019 | BA Social Science Hons
The University is situated in the holy city of Varanasi and serves as an attractive study destination for students hailing from the northern, southern and even eastern regions of India. Banaras Hindu University came into existence in the year 1916. BHU has two campuses, comprises of 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centers and 4 interdisciplinary schools.
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BHU it's not only university!

Anuj Verma
Posted on 10 Dec' 16 by Anuj Verma
Batch of 2018 | B.Sc Maths Group Hons
BHU, the brand university in india.. If you will ever visit in varanasi then you will know the value of BHU.its a temple where students worship.the green campus of BHU gives pleasure to eyes and if you were also a student of BHU then no matter on which position you occpy in world but you will always proud on BHU and can say proudly i were a student of BHU..but there is also a drawback now the university faculty is become corrupt or you can say they are not doing there job honestly otherwise its the best university in asia
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Questions related to BHU

Bsc agriculture from gb pant university or banaras hindu university.,,, Which is better one please tell

1 Day ago

Hi Karan.If you have a choice between these both, you should definitely go for GB pant University. It is one of the oldest agriculture universities...

Does BHU offer civil engineering? Does it considers JEE Mains marks or does it conducts its own examination?

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Hi! Ayushman, If you are talking about IIT bhu, it offers civil engineering through jee advanced rank, it is a public engineering institution ...

Courses for Isc students in math from bhu Varanasi

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Hello Rajveer,Banaras Hindu University offers only one course in mathematics which is B.Sc. (Hons.) Maths Group, it doesn't matter which board you ...

I want to do bsc from BHU how can I get admission in and what is scope from passing from it

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Hello Rohit, In order to be able to secure an admission in Banaras Hindu University for the course of B.SC Hons., you will have to appear for ...

I want admission in BHU for BA arts what are the process and important course for entrance exam

You are right. Bhu conduct an exam before giving admission to their students. As you want to get admission in BA course. You need to score the good...

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The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was established in Varanasi back in 1916. Right from its origins, this university was infused with patriotic feelings. It was founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya who was one of the foremost leaders in India’s freedom movement. Scores of his students also joined in at various stages. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya was also conferred with the Bharat Ratna later on. At present, the BHU is the largest residential university in all of Asia. It is also one of the largest in terms of size, covering a total of 1300 acres of land. A new campus is coming up in the Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh (UP) itself, covering an even greater area of 2700 acres as proposed. The BHU anthem or Kulgeet is itself filled with patriotic fervour and a call to action. 

Being such a large university, also leads to a huge variety of courses being offered here right from the undergrad level till doctoral and even post- doctoral researches. Some research programmes have also been doctored for scholars and industry participants. The entire academics is divided into nine major faculties. These faculties are for – Arts, Commerce, Ayurveda, Education, Law, Performing Arts, Social Sciences and for Visual Arts. The ninth one is the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan Sankaya. In addition, there are six semi- autonomous institutes that are operated by the BHU. These are institutes for – Science, Agricultural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Management Studies and Environment & Sustainable Development. The sixth one is for technology, which has now been upgraded to IIT status. The CAT exam results are valid for selection to the management programme. New faculties for Social Sciences and Visual Arts have also been opened up. Some external colleges are also affiliated to the BHU. These are- the DAV Degree College, Arya Mahila PG College, Vasant College for Women and the Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya. Some schools are also operated by the BHU which are – Ranvir Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Central Boys School and the Central Girls School. Due to the equal focus on girls’ education right from inception, a separate Mahila Maha Vidyalaya was created for girls. 

Due to the immense focus on applied research, specific centres have been crated where expertise from different areas is combined to develop actionable solutions. One such centre is the School of Biotechnology. There is another Centre for Food Science and Technology. Another two centres area collaboration with respective government departments. They are the DBT (Department of Biotechnology)- BHU Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences and the DST (Department of Science and Technology) Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences. There are other centres for Hydrogen Energy and Nano Science & Technology as well. This focus on academics and research, as well as other social initiatives have brought in extremely high rankings across all rating platforms. The NIRF (National Institutional Rankings Framework) has placed the BHU as the 3rd best all over India among universities and 9th overall. In the highly acclaimed QS World University Rankings, BHU finds itself placed at the 801-1000 band, 225th in Asia and 143rd among the BRICS nations. 

The BHU has forever stayed committed to the idea of technology usage in education. That is why the ICT infrastructure is one of the best here. In addition, BHU is also a signatory of the NKN (National Knowledge Network). The library is named as the Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library. It is so named due to the immense contribution of the then ruler of the Princely State of Baroda. More than thirty- thousand books are now available within the library. In addition, access to more than two- thousand journals is available through the digital alignment. The library is also a signatory of the National Manuscripts Mission to work towards the conservation of old manuscripts. 

The halls of residence also have tremendous history. At present, there are 41 such residential hostels for boys and 21 of them for girls. There also exist four hostels specially for international students, out of which, one is dedicated to foreign female students only. Some of the great luminaries from varied fields have studied here at BHU over the years. The list includes the likes of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Manick Sorkar, Bhupen Hazarika, Robert M. Pirsig and Koenraad Elst. Shri Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was once one of the administrators here, before becoming the President of India later on. Among its great faculty members, one name stands out, that of Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar, on whose name is given one of the highest academic honours in the country. 

Besides academics and research, students here are trained towards a holistic approach. There is a University Mountaineering Centre. Students are also proactive members of the NCC (National Cadet Corps) and the NSS (National Service Scheme). There is substantial sports facility, where all kinds of outdoors and indoors sports may be pursued. There are clubs as well for all kinds of socio- cultural activities. A Cultural Feat is organized annually which is the amalgamation of all such activities. 


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