Banaras Hindu University (BHU) or formerly known as the Central Hindu College, is situated in Varanasi and has been accredited Grade ‘A’ by NAAC. BHU is a UGC recognized university and NIRF 2020 has given it an overall 10th ranking. 

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BHU was established in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. It is a central university and serves as an attractive study destination for students hailing from the northern, southern and even eastern regions of India. The University has many students coming from the U.S.A, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and many other foreign countries.

The university offers courses in multiple disciplines of Humanities, Social Science, Technology, Medicine, Science, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level. Admission to these academic programs is done on the basis of entrance tests conducted at the university level. 

There are 3 Institutes, 14 Faculties (streams), 140 Departments, 4 Interdisciplinary Centers, 1 Women's Constituent College and 3 Constituent Schools. Additionally, Bhu has 6 centers for Advanced Studies, 10 Special Assistance Programme Departments and several specialized Research Centers.

Institute of Technology, Institute of Medical Sciences and Institute of Agricultural Sciences are a part of BHU. There are 16 departments, 3 Interdisciplinary Schools and 1 Humanities & Social Sciences Sections in IIT BHU. A 4 year B.Tech. and a 5 year Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) programmes are offered by the institute. Both B.Tech and M.Tech. degrees are offered within the IDD programme. Admission is based on merit obtained in the JEE, conducted by IITs.

BHU provides several facilities for students such as, hostel accommodations, medical facilities, sports activities, libraries, seminal halls, canteens and a lot more. 

Placement opportunities in BHU are incredible. The placement drives that are organized at the BHU campus offer lucrative job opportunities to the students. Some of the top recruiters of BHU include DHL, Infosys, Amazon, ICICI Bank, Adani, Wipro and many more.

BHU Rankings & Accreditations

  • Ranked 10 for Overall by NIRF 2020
  • Ranked 6 for Medical by NIRF 2020
  • Ranked 19 for Law by NIRF 2020
  • Ranked 36 for MBA by NIRF 2020
  • Grade ‘A’ accredited by NAAC
  • UGC, AIU approved

BHU Courses & Fees

The University aims to impart quality education by providing various specializations in UG, PG courses and diploma courses. BHU University offers several Ph.D programmes in Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Management Studies, Forensic Science, Horticulture.

Courses Course Details Selection Criteria
BA (Hons.) Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent Examination with minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 8,960
BHU UET 
B.Com. (Hons.) Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent Examination with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 8,960
BHU UET 
B.Sc. (Hons.) Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - Passed 10+2 or equivalent Examination securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 11,300
BHU UET
B.Ed./ B.Ed. (Special) Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - Bachelor’s Degree/ Master’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks
Fees - INR 5,670
BHU UET
B.Tech. Duration - 4 years
Eligibility - 10+2 in science stream with minimum 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST)
Fees - INR 3.02 Lakhs
JEE Main
B.P.Ed. Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - Bachelor Degree in any discipline with 50% marks
Fees - INR 1,846
BHU UET
MBBS Duration - 5 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English and a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate (for OBC [non-creamy layer]/SC/ST 40% marks, 45% for PC in General Category 
Fees - INR 80,000
NEET UG followed by counselling conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)
BFA Duration - 4 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 3,707
BHU UET
B.Mus. Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam or, Graduate/Postgraduate Degree with Vocal Music/ Instrumental Music/ Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam) as one of the subjects in any of the above courses & a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Music Practical/Dance Practical (for SC/ST candidates only pass marks are required)
Fees - INR 10,260
BHU UET
BPA Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent examination OR a Graduate/Postgraduate Degree or, 3-Year Diploma in Vocal Music/Instrumental Music/ Dance. A minimum of 50% marks in Music Practical/ Dance Practical is required for any of the above-mentioned courses (for SC/ST only pass marks required)
Fees - INR 8,960
BHU UET
BAMS Duration - 5 Years 6 Months
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English and a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate (for OBC [non-creamy layer]/SC/ST 40% marks, 45% for PC in General Category
Fees - INR 1.12 Lakhs
NEET UG followed by counselling conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)
BDS Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English and a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate (for OBC [non-creamy layer]/SC/ST 40% marks, 45% for PC in General Category
Fees - INR 36,630
NEET UG followed by counselling conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)
B.Pharm Duration - 4 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English and a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate (for OBC [non-creamy layer]/SC/ST 40% marks, 45% for PC in General Category
Fees - INR 48,240
JEE Advanced
B.Voc Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent, or level 4 NSQF certificate with at least 50% marks in aggregate
Fees - INR 1.32 Lakhs
BHU UET
BA.LL.B (Hons.) Duration - 5 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized Board with a minimum of 50% marks (for OBC - 45% marks & SC/ST - 40% marks)
Fees - INR 3 Lakhs
BHU UET
Shastri (Hons.) Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - MADHYAMA Examination of BHU/Madhyama/Uttar Madhyama/Upa Shastri/Intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum 50% marks in the aggregate with Sanskrit or, one-year certificate course in Sanskrit of BHU with 50% marks
BHU UET
B.V.Sc. Duration - 5 Years
Eligibility - 10+2 exam from a recognized board
Fees - ‘-’
BHU UET
LL.B Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3 pattern exam) with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% for OBCs and 40% for SCs & STs)
Fees - INR 10,050
BHU UET
MA Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - B.A. (Hons.)/ B.A. under at least 10+2+3 pattern securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 8,290
BHU PET
Acharya Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Shastri (Hons.)/Shastri under at least 10+2+3 pattern, in the concerned subject (studied in all the three years) securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
BHU PET
M.Sc. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - B.Sc. (Hons.)/ B.Sc. under at least 10+2+3 pattern securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in Science subjects
Fees - INR 12,490
BHU PET
M.P.Ed. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) with at least 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 8,250
BHU PET
M.Lib.&I.Sc. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduate degree under at least 10+2+3 pattern securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate including all subjects studied at Graduate level 
Fees - INR 8,990
BHU PET
MPMIR Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - A graduate degree under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern under any discipline, securing at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university
Fees - INR 1.20 Lakhs
CAT
MPA Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 4,107
BHU PET
MCMD Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation with min. 50% marks in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 30,000
BHU PET
M.Ed. Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - 50% marks or an equivalent grade in any of the following programmes: (i) B.Ed. (ii) B.A. B.Ed., B.Sc. B.Ed., (iii) B.EI.Ed. (iv) D.EI.Ed. with an undergraduate/postgraduate degree (with 50% marks in each) or any equivalent grade
Fees - INR 6,980
BHU PET
M.Ed. (Special) Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - B.Ed (Special Education) from a recognized university
Fees - INR 8,812
BHU PET
M.Com. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - B.Com. Degree with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 4,257
BHU PET
MFT Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - B.Com. Degree with min. 50% marks in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 60,984
CAT
MFM Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation in relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 60,984
CAT
MBA Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduate degree under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern under any discipline, securing at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university
Fees - INR 100,000
CAT/ BHU PET (Agri-Business & Financial Management)
M.Sc.Tech. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - B.Sc Degree in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 12,490
BHU PET
MCA Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - BCA/ B.Sc Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate
Fees - INR 3.60 Lakhs
BHU PET
MFA Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation Degree in the selected field of study with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Fees - INR 8,290
BHU PET
M.Mus. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduate Degree with Vocal Music/ Instrumental Music/ Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam) as one of the subjects & a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Music Practical/Dance Practical 
Fees - INR 8,320
BHU PET
MPA Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation Degree in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 4,107
BHU PET
MDS Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - bachelor's degree in Dental Science from any of the recognized university
Fees - INR 61,780
BHU PET
MABM Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - 4 year B.Sc. degree in Agriculture from BHU or equivalent exam with 50% marks in aggregate
Fees - INR 1.80 Lakhs
BHU PET
M.Tech. Duration - 2 years
Eligibility - B.Tech./BE/B.Sc. in the relevant subject from a recognized University
Fees - INR 1.20 Lakhs
BHU PET
M.Pharm. Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation with 50% aggregate marks in B.Pharm from the recognised Institute or University
Fees - INR 42,320
GPAT followed by Personal Interview
M.Phil. Duration - 1 Years
Eligibility - Post graduate degree in any disciplines of Social Sciences/humanities with minimum 55% marks at qualifying examination
Fees - INR 3,256
BHU RET
Ph.D Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - Post graduate degree in any disciplines of Social Sciences/ Humanities with minimum 55% marks at qualifying examination
Fees - INR 22,268
BHU RET
LL.D Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - Ph. D. or an equivalent degree from this University/ any other recognized university or from a foreign university of standing in the concerned discipline and a Master’s and/or a Bachelor’s degree from this University, OR a permanent teacher of this University with a Ph. D. or an equivalent degree, who has put in a minimum of 4 (four) years of service in that capacity, in this University in the concerned discipline
Fees - ‘-’
BHU RET
DM Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - MD/ MS degree from a recognized university
Fees - INR 61,780
NEET SS, JIPMER Entrance Exam & AIIMS Entrance Exam followed by a counselling
MD Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - MBBS degree from a college recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India) and one year of in-house internship
Fees - INR 61,780
NEET PG
M.Ch. Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - MD/ MS degree from a recognized university
Fees - INR 61,780
MS Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - MBBS degree from a recognized institute
Fees - INR 61,780
NEET PG
D.Sc. Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - Ph. D. or an equivalent degree from this University/ any other recognized university or from a foreign university of standing in the concerned discipline and a Master’s and/or a Bachelor’s degree from this University, OR a permanent teacher of this University with a Ph. D. or an equivalent degree, who has put in a minimum of 4 (four) years of service in that capacity, in this University in the concerned discipline
Fees - INR 22,268
BHU RET
D.Litt. Duration - 3 Years
Eligibility - Ph. D. or an equivalent degree from this University/ any other recognized university or from a foreign university of standing in the concerned discipline and a Master’s and/or a Bachelor’s degree from this University, OR a permanent teacher of this University with a Ph. D. or an equivalent degree, who has put in a minimum of 4 (four) years of service in that capacity, in this University in the concerned discipline
Fees - ‘-’
BHU RET
Diploma Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - 10+2 exam or equivalent/ Graduation or equivalent in the relevant discipline from a recognized Board
Fees - INR 1,700
Entrance Test
Post Graduate Diploma Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - Graduation Degree in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 30,000
CAT
Certification Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - 10+2 Examination with 45% marks in aggregate from any recognized board of education
PGDM Duration - 1 Year
Eligibility - Graduation in a relevant stream from a recognized university 
CAT
PGDRM + MBA Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Graduation in a relevant stream from a recognized university
CAT
Post Doctorate Certificate Duration - 2 Years
Eligibility - Ph.D in a relevant stream from a recognized university
Fees - INR 42,320

BHU Admission

  • The university conducts national level entrance tests for admission into UG and PG courses.
  • The registration process begins in the months of February and March.
  • Interested applicants can register themselves on the online portal (http://bhuonline.in/) or the official website of the University.
  • An application fee of INR 500 for GEN/OBC category and INR 250 for SC/ST/Ph candidates need to be paid.
  • For MBA and MBA (IB), the application fee is INR 1500 for GEN/OBC and INR 800 for SC/ST students.
  • Admissions are done according to merit in the entrance tests, subject to fulfilling other eligibility requirements.

BHU Entrance Exam

The university conducts different entrance examinations related to a specific set of courses. The following table shows the type of examination conducted by the university.

Course Examination Name
Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET) Undergraduate Courses
Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET) Postgraduate Courses
Research Entrance Test (RET) Ph.D and M.Phil Courses
NEET MBBS and BDS

Read More: BHU Cutoff

BHU Results

BHU University Examination Results for both theory and practical Exams can be downloaded from the official website. Check the following steps for the same:

  • Visit the official website of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU Online) 
  • Select the type of course (UG or PG) given in the result box 
  • Select the course
  • Enter your roll number
  • Download the result

Read More: BHU Results

BHU Reservations

The Banaras Hindu University provides reservations for the following categories:

  • 15% & 7.5% seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates in each course respectively.
  • 27% Reservation to candidates belonging to OBC category (excluding under creamy layer) will be provided in different courses.
  • 3% seats shall be reserved for Physically Challenged Candidates: Visually Impaired (1%)+ Hearing Impaired (1%) + Orthopaedically Handicapped (1%)
  • 15% of seats out of the total number of seats in M.P.Ed. are allocated for female candidates. In case any such seats remain vacant, these will be filled by male candidates on merit.
  • 15% supernumerary seats in all the courses (including special courses) shall be available for the sons/daughters (including married daughters) of permanent employees (including those on probation) of BHU currently in service.

BHU Scholarships

The University provides financial help to deserving students under the Students’ Welfare Fund. Mentioned below are the details for the same:

  1. 50 poor students shall be provided Lunch and Dinner under “Free Meal Facility” for at least 7 months. In the case of female hostellers, they will be reimbursed the actual Mess charges.
  2. 20 blind students shall be entitled to get Free Lunch and Dinner and also an amount of INR 5000 per annum under “Annadaan Yojana”.
  3. First and Second Rank holders will be awarded a Cash Prize of INR 4000 and INR 300 respectively.
  4. An amount of INR 2000 per annum shall be granted as Financial Assistance to the students belonging to poor family background. This will be subject to a maximum of 100 students.
  5. A one time grant of INR 4000 per student shall be provided to the Physically Handicapped students for their entire course tenure, subject to a maximum of 25 students.
  6. Sleeper Class Rail Fare will be reimbursed to the students, other than research scholars, who participate in any national level seminar/symposia/conference.
  7. A maximum of INR 5000 shall be provided as Financial Assistance for organizing Seminars/Workshops, at the Faculty/Institute level, which should be beneficial to the students, subject to a maximum of 10 Seminars/Symposia/Workshops per annum.

BHU Placements

The recruitment programmes conducted at BHU campus are taken care of by a dedicated Placement Coordination Cell. The objective of the placement cell is to help the students from different professional programmes to get placed within top companies. Every year almost 90% of the students get recruited by reputed firms. 

The diversity in professional courses makes BHU one of the best campuses for recruiters to find best candidates for any specific profile. They are always on the lookout for young and dynamic professionals who have a zeal to work if given an opportunity. 

Salary Packages offered to BHU students during placement drives 2020 are given in a tabular format:

Highest Salary Package INR 1.5 Crores - INR 1 Crore
Average Salary Package INR 32 LPA
Lowest Salary Package INR 11 LPA

Check the top recruiters participating in BHU placement drives from the table below:

DHL Infosys Arcil ICICI Bank
Tech Mahindra Amazon Wipro ZEE Media
Bosch Polaris IDBI Hilton
Idea HDFC Concentrix PRADAN
Coal India Ltd Concentrix IBM Global Process iCRM

Read More: BHU Placements

BHU Facilities

Hostel: BHU provides separate hostel accommodation facilities for both boys and girls. For boys there are 41 hostel accommodations available and for girls 21 hostels are available. Additionally there is a separate hostel for International students. Each hostel in BHU is equipped with the basic services such as water purifiers, TV, common room, mess, laundry services, recreation room, security and surveillance system and others.

Library: BHU provides a fully air conditioned cyber library for all its students. There are 115 departmental libraries which include nearly 1.5 million books, an uncountable number of journals, magazines, weeklies, multilingual newspapers, e-books can be found in the library. In other words, it is an educational paradise for the ones who are in a knowledge quest.

Sports Complex: Several facilities for sports and recreational activities are provided to the students by the University. The huge area of the University has badminton courts, basketball courts, cricket ground, football ground, squash court, swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis, mountaineering club, Flying club and many others. The University provides proficient coaches and space for practicing so that students can participate in various tournaments.

Labs: The University also provides many lab facilities for the students for experimenting purposes as per their course requirements. The different labs include, Chemistry lab, Physics lab, Biotechnology lab, Mechanical lab, Zoology lab, Computer lab, CAD-CAM lab and others.

Health Care: BHU provides round the clock health care facilities to all its students and staff members. The University’s SS Hospital has all the required medical equipment and technology for treatment. These medical facilities are provided for free or at a concessional rate to students, scholars and staff.

BHU FAQs

Ques. How is the BA course at BHU?

Ans. The BA program of Banaras Hindu University is good. The Arts faculty of BHU has the best professors in the language department. The most preferred language course in BA is German as it has the best placements in the whole Arts department.

Ques. What are the facilities offered to students at BHU?

Ans. The facilities offered at BHU are as follows:

  • Hostel: There are as many as sixty hostels run by the university and as many as nine thousand two hundred and eighteen students, if not more, can be accommodated. BHU has separate hostels for boys and girls.
  • Computer center: It can be accessed by students and faculty members who wish to browse the internet in order to get ahead with their academic work. Data analysis software products are installed on most of the computers as are emailing facilities and of course access to Microsoft Office.
  • International center: Banaras Hindu University has an international center. This center takes care of the needs and requirements of the foreign nationals who are studying at the University. In some ways, it serves as a grievance cell for them.

Ques. How to crack the BHU entrance exam?

Ans. BHU entrance exams are different for different programs. For UG program admissions, The college conducts BHU UET and for PG program admissions, the college conducts BHU PET.

The syllabus for both exams depends on the concerned subject of the qualifying exam. Students must prepare well by practicing the previous question papers and a little bit of knowledge of general awareness.

Ques. To which university is BHU compared with?

Ans. BHU is usually compared with Delhi University (DU), and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as all these are central universities. BHU is considered to be better among them because THE WEEK has ranked BHU at 2nd position, while DU stands at 3rd position and AMU has been ranked at 6th position. Also, BHU is Asia’s largest residential university.

Ques. How are the placements in FMS BHU?

Ans. The placements at FMS BHU also known as IM BHU include companies such as Canara Bank, IDBI Bank, Bank of Baroda, HCL, Network 18, IFB, Oracle, Wipro, etc.

Profiles offered to the students are in the fields of Corporate Finance, Equity Research, Investment Banking, Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Business Consulting, IT consulting, Agri-Business, Industrial Relations, and Corporate HR.

The highest salary package offered to students is of INR 15 LPA and the average salary package remains at INR 6-7 LPA.