Established in 1915, Banaras Hindu University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Varanasi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Uttar Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Hindu religion. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 101 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BHU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.