Banaras Hindu University is situated in Varanasi and serves as an attractive study destination for students hailing from the northern, southern and even eastern regions of India. The University came into existence in the year 1916.
It was the great Madan Mohan Malviya who is credited with the founding of the University. Banaras Hindu University in recent years has managed to create a reputation in promoting interdisciplinary research.
There are as many as four centres in the University that are dedicated solely to interdisciplinary research and exchange of knowledge. The University is serviced by two campuses and thus the different academic departments of the University are well.
B.H.U. Act 1915
Type of University
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The table shows a total number of BHU Courses
Types of Courses
Candidate must pass Science/Pre-Medical Course/12 year of 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination may also apply.
Banaras Hindu University conducts national level undergraduate (UET) and postgraduate (PET) entrance tests usually during May–June for admission for which registrations begin usually in February–March. Admissions are done according to merit in the entrance tests, subject to fulfilling of other eligibility requirements.
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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.
Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET)
Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET)
Research Entrance Test (RET)
Ph.D. and M. Phil Courses
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BHU University Examination Results for both theory and practical Examinations can be downloaded from the official website.
For more information regarding the results, candidates can visit the official website of the university.
The Faculty of Law and Arts is particularly well known as is the department for technological studies and research. Often foreign-educated teachers are known to be teaching in these departments. Some of the well-known schools and departments of the University are as follows:
There is a computer centre at the University that 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. Data analysis software is used by both the humanities and social sciences departments as well as the departments that specialize in the study of natural and pure science subjects. Tutorials exist for the convenience of those who engage in the use of these software products for the first time.
Banaras Hindu University has an international centre. This centre 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. Language issues are of course the most common issues that are faced by foreign students at the University and there are ready interpreters who come to their assistance in the event that they are unable to get their point of view across.
The Banaras Hindu University runs an employment cell which is maintained by certain departments and faculties. The cell takes the responsibility of organizing campus interviews, making available positions in the job market known to potential job seekers studying at the University, and even at times arranging for several training programs to take place.