Banaras Hindu University

country rank  47
world rank  2629

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University Overview

Established in 1915, Banaras Hindu University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Varanasi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Uttar Pradesh. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a large (uniRank 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 officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 104 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name काशी हिंदू विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym BHU
Founded 1915
Motto Knowledge imparts immortality

University Location

Varanasi (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
221 005 Uttar Pradesh
T +91 (542) 236 8938
F +91 (542) 236 8174

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Hindu Hindu

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Banaras Hindu University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019