Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University

  • Varanasi
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India

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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Overview

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is one of the fabulous learning centres in India with an international reputation. It is also called as BHU in short where many nation builders and great freedom fighters were developed. This supreme learning centre has developed a large number of celebrated scholars, artists and scientists. Hence, it has contributed commendably in the development of our country. It also has a highly rated structure among all monuments in Varanasi.


History of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi


Banaras Hindu University is in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was founded in the year 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya who was the great nationalist leader of India. Dr Annie Besant also played a substantial role in the formation of this University.


More Details about Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

The Banaras Hindu University brags an extensive campus stretched to 1300 acres of land which has well maintained roads that are well maintained and cross each other at right angles. Find vast greenery within the premises of this University. A temple, an airfield and constructions are some architectural delights at this place.


This place has

-Big playgrounds,

-A flying club,

-A big auditorium and


Several other services as well as facilities like

• Subsidized Canteens,

• Printing Press,

• Fruit Preservation Center,

• Employment and Information Bureau,

• Security,

• Publication Cell etc.


Top 10 Specialities of Banaras Hindu University


1. Institutes in BHU

The BHU consists of 3 Institutes. These comprise of

• 14 Faculties spread across 124 Departments,

• 4 Interdisciplinary Centers and

• 3 Constituent Schools.


2. The Varanasi Banaras Hindu University also has

• An engineering institute- Institute of Technology and

• A medical college- Institute of Medical Sciences.


3. Subjects offered to Students

A comprehensive range of topics are accessible at BHU

• all branches of social sciences,

• science,

• humanities,

• technology,

• medicine,

• performing arts and

• fine arts

4. There are 6 centres of advanced studies too besides 10 Departments that are under the Special Assistance Program.

5. Several specialized Research Centers- a part of BHU.

6. There are 4 Degree Colleges as well in this city which are allied to the University.

7. The Bharat Kala Bhavan is a beautiful part of this city which is a popular art and archaeological museum. This houses a rare collection to see and a real treasure trove.

8. The University also contributes a well-developed sports foundation.

9. Numerous amenities for different sports and hobbies are offered at BHU.

10. This University has around 2000 teachers besides 5000 non-teaching staff.


The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi has 15000 students as its strength, coming from various walks of life, religions, castes and races. An important thing to note BHU has a large number of foreign students as well. A big count of these students come from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the U.S.A., and Africa.


If you want to see all these, book yourself for a tour to Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi as soon as possible.


When to visit?


People generally avoid travelling to Varanasi in summers, especially in May and June as they are considered the hottest. But monsoon practices the fall in temperature, and the real beauty of the city come in front in its drenched state. The tourists are dragged towards the freshness and charm of the place.


Best time to visit Varanasi is during winter –November to March

Being a traveller anyone can have the best trip to Varanasi by touring around the winter season. The reason is the pleasant temperature that ranges from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius.


You can have double fun with the boat rides on the Ganga, visiting the different temples and exploring the vibrant city if the plan you tour to Banaras in the winter season. A few essential festivals of India fall around this time. One can take pleasure in the customs and rituals of the locals.


How to reach BHU Varanasi?

By Air


Varanasi has Regular flights at its domestic airport which connects Varanasi to some of the most central cities in India.

By Rail


Varanasi is well linked by railways to some of the prime cities of the nation like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and others.

By Road


Varanasi has an excellent road network that makes it well connected to several of the other important cities in Uttar Pradesh. Other than the state government buses some private buses and transport options are there that ply between Varanasi and the other main cities. You can also get some public means of transport quickly.


Tourist spots in Varanasi

1. Ganga ghat to view Ganga aarti

2. Vishwanath temple

3. Bharat Mata temple

4. Durga temple

5. Tulsi Manas temple

6. Ram Nagar Fort

7. Tomb of Lal Khan

8. Manikarnika Ghat

9. Hanuman Ghat

10. Bharat Kala Bhawan


You must plan the tour after reading detailed knowledge about the city. Plan online in advance from a reputed tour operator.


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