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Banaras Hindu University

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world rank  2349

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Established in 1915, the Banaras Hindu University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Varanasi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Uttar Pradesh. Officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Indian 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's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 108-year-old Indian higher-education 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, sports facilities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Banaras Hindu University's Control Typepublic


Banaras Hindu University's Entity Typenon-profit


Banaras Hindu University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Banaras Hindu University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) काशी हिंदू विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym BHU
Founded 1915
Motto Knowledge imparts immortality
Mascot Goddess Saraswati

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University Location

Address Kabir Colony
221 005 Uttar Pradesh
Banaras Hindu University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Banaras Hindu University Phone Number +91 (542) 236 8938
Banaras Hindu University Fax Number +91 (542) 236 8174

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Banaras Hindu University's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Banaras Hindu University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Banaras Hindu University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Banaras Hindu University.

Banaras Hindu University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Banaras Hindu University's admission information.

Banaras Hindu University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Banaras Hindu University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Banaras Hindu University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Banaras Hindu University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Banaras Hindu University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Banaras Hindu University has more than 400 international students.

Banaras Hindu University's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Banaras Hindu University.

Banaras Hindu University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Banaras Hindu University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Banaras Hindu University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Banaras Hindu University's Control Type Control Type

Banaras Hindu University is a public higher education institution.

Banaras Hindu University's Entity Type Entity Type

Banaras Hindu University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Banaras Hindu University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Banaras Hindu University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

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Banaras Hindu University is Hindu Religious Affiliation

Banaras Hindu University has a Hindu affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Banaras Hindu University's main facilities:

Banaras Hindu University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Banaras Hindu University's Library

Banaras Hindu University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Banaras Hindu University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Banaras Hindu University's main services:

Banaras Hindu University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Banaras Hindu University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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Banaras Hindu University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Banaras Hindu University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Banaras Hindu University's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Banaras Hindu University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Banaras Hindu University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: University Grants Commission of India

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Banaras Hindu University 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

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

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Banaras Hindu University 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

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

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Banaras Hindu University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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Video Presentation

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