Banaras Hindu University – Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University

              Banaras Hindu University

Establish:    1916; 104 years ago

Type:          Public

Location:     Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Campus:      Multiple sites

Affiliation:    AIU, NAAC, ACU, UGC

Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. The university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916. A large number of students from foreign countries like the U.S.A, the countries of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, etc., come to study here. BHU is organized into 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams) and about 140 departments. As of 2017, the total student enrolment at the university is 27,359 coming from 48 countries. It has over 75 hostels for resident students.


  • Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi
  • Institute of Science
  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Institute of Management Studies
  • Faculty of Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Visual Arts

Inter-disciplinary schools:-

  • School of Biotechnology
  • DBT-BHU Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences
  • DST Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences
  • Centre of Food Science and Technology


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