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Banaras Hindu University: All you need to know

A few months ago I was reading a book named ‘Banaras Talkies’ which is written by Satya Vyas. From there I got to know why Banaras Hindu University has its own craze and image in the market. The book has the power to give you a tour of BHU because all the story is based on BHU.

If you are also missing something that you should not, This article is for. It includes all the facts and reality of Banaras Hindu University. So let’s begin the tour of BHU.


“Largest Residential University Of Asia”

Banaras Hindu University, BHU is formerly Central Hindu College, is a collegiate central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was established jointly in 1916 by the Maharaja of Darbhanga Maharaja of Banaras Prabhu Narayan Singh, Rameshwar Singh, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Sunder Lal, and British Theosophist and Home Rule League founder Annie Besant. With over 30,000 students residing on campus, it is the largest residential university in Asia.

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Ranking is also one of the main reasons why Banaras Hindu University has its own value. BHU is a 3rd ranked university in India.


Ajagara, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

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Courses offered

  • BA Hons
  • BA Social Science Hons   
  • BFA   
  • B.P.Ed   
  • BPA Bharatanatyam   
  • BPA Instrumental Flute   
  • BPA Instrumental Sitar   
  • BPA Instrumental Tabla   
  • BPA Instrumental Violin   
  • BPA Kathak   
  • BPA Vocal North Indian Classical Music   
  • B.Sc Geography Hons
  • B.Sc Industrial Microbiology   
  • BA Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology Hons   
  • BA Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology Hons
  • BA Economics Hons   
  • BA English Hons   
  • BA Geography Hons   
  • BA Hindi Hons   
  • BA History Hons   
  • BA Home Science Hons
  • BA Home Science Hons   
  • BA Music Instrumental Hons   
  • BA Music Vocal Hons       
  • BA Painting Hons   
  • BA Psychology Hons   
  • BA Sanskrit Hons       
  • BA Sanskrit Hons       
  • BA Sociology Hons   
  • BA Sociology Hons       
  • BA Urdu Hons   
  • B.Sc Nursing   
  • BAMS       
  • B.Pharma Ayurveda   
  • B.Ed Special Education   
  • BNYS Self Finance
  • B.Sc Computer Science Hons
  • MFA Textile Design
  • PG Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS   
  • M.Tech Soil and Water Conservation Engineering Hons
  • MBBS
  • MA Mass Communication   
  • MA Prayojanmulak Hindi Patrakarita   
  • PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism

And more

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BHU Admission

So many students dream to be part of Banaras Hindu University, BHU. Therefore BHU conducts entrance tests for ug and pg programs as well. Those who clear the exam get the chance to study in college.

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The fee is so affordable, every course has its own fee Criteria but still BHU don’t ask for a very high fee that students are not able to pay.


Placement is also the criteria to become a 3rd university in India. So placements are fantastic. About 90% of students get placement every year. With a decent salary package.



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Banaras Hindu University holds its own values, vibe and authenticity. If you are planning your college life you can go for it.


Banaras Hindu University was set up in the year 1916 with a vision to promote excellence in the field of legal education and to fulfill the ever increasing demand of quality legal professionals for a growing legal world. The institution is committed to exploring multidisciplinary approaches through its unmatched array of courses curriculum and infrastructure. It is the first Law School in India to introduce clinical legal education and legal aid program to cater the needs of the poor. The academic block of the campus has the library which is being operated by a team of professionally qualified library staff guided by the Library Committee. It has a collection of over eighty thousand books including more than 135 national and International Research Journals covering a wide range of general and special subjects, comprising of text books, reference books, back volumes of journals and reports etc., apart from this students have access to computer and internet services in the library along with photocopying and printing services. Also students and faculties have access to major legal databases such as Westlaw, Manupatra and other databases.

Scheme Under Students' Welfare Fund

  1. Only 50 poor bonafide students of the university shall be provided Lunch and Dinner under “Free Meal Facility” @Rs10/- per diet at “Annapoorna Bhojnalaya”, BHU for atleast 07 months (i.e. w.e.f. 2nd October till the end of their respective examinations). In the case of female hostellers, they will be reimbursed the actual Mess charges for the aforementioned period.
  2. All the blind students shall be entitled to get Free Lunch and Dinner under “Annadaan Yojna” of Shri Vishwanath Temple and also an amount of Rs.5000/- per annum per head as financial assistance to a maximum of 20 blind students will be provided.
  3. First and Second Rank holders will be awarded a Cash Prize of Rs.4000/- and Rs.3000/- respectively.
  4. An amount of Rs.2000/- per annum shall be granted as Financial Assistance to the students who are having poor family background, subject to a maximum of 100 students.
  5. A one time grant of Rs.4000/- per student shall be provided to the Physically Handicapped students for their entire course tenure, subject to a maximum of 25 students.
  6. Sleeper Class Rail Fare will be reimbursed to the students, other than research scholars, who participate in any national level seminar/symposia/conference.
  7. A maximum of Rs.5000/- shall be provided as Financial Assistance for organizing Seminars/Workshops, at the Faculty/Institute level, which should be beneficial to the students, subject to a maximum of 10 Seminars/Symposia/Workshops per annum
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