About BHU

Banaras Hindu University ranks among the first few in the country in the field of academic and research output. This university has two campuses, 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centers and 4 interdisciplinary schools. The University is making its mark at the national and international levels in a number of frontier areas of Science, Social Science, Technology, Medicine and Agriculture etc.
A university can grow successfully only when research and teaching mesh together seamlessly - one without the other is incomplete. Therefore we have ensured the development of a collaborative environment conducive to learning, exposure to the best international practices and promotion of innovation and creativity.
BHU today has nearly twenty thousand students including 2500 research scholars and 650 foreign students from 34 nations, under one roof who are pursuing different academic programmes at this campus as well as the newly established Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. These are some of the brightest young minds in the country and abroad, who have joined this University after clearing a rigorous All India Entrance Test.
We realize that the rapid pace of development in the country has raised the awareness as well as expectations of the people. Institutions of higher learning are instrumental in providing equality of opportunities, which is the essence of participatory democracy. This will not only remove a sense of alienation and neglect in the backward regions but also prevent out migration from these areas.
BHU has established the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha about 75 Kms southwest of Varanasi on 2760 acres of land. The first academic session commenced from 2006-07 with six programmes which has increased to more than 25 in the present session. This campus is emerging as a potential hub to impart education, training and entrepreneurship development skills, to the youth, women and marginalized sections of society in the backward region of Mirzapur and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh, Western Bihar and Northern Madhya Pradesh. The Campus is heading well as per your vision for education to generate new breed of human resource who would be job creators and not job seekers.

Hostel and Residential Accommodation

There are 60 hostels (including 17 Girls Hostel) with an accommodation capacity of 9128 students (7003 boys and 2125 girls) in the campus. The University provides accommodation to its faculty as well as staff. The numbers of residential quarters are 538 and 678 respectively for teaching and non.teaching staff. In addition, the University has 4 guest houses and a transit house to provide accommodation to the guests.


Other infrastructural facilities of the University include:
Workshop Units of Public Relations
Auditoria Publications and Press
Bharat Kala Bhavan (Museum)
Malaviya Bhavan
Dairy Farm
Schools (3)
Post Offices
Petrol Pump
Academic Staff College
Shopping Complex
Airstrip and Helipad
University Club
(Airstripusedbyair wingof NCC)
UWD (University Works Department)
Banks with ATM
Sanitary and Support Services
Electri.c and Water Supply Services
Vishwanath Temple
Telegraph Office
Ayurvedic Garden
Ayurvedic Pharmacy