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Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is an internationally reputed University. Also called by the name of BHU in short, this University has developed into one of the supreme centers of learning in India. Varanasi Banaras Hindu University has produced many Nation builders and great freedom fighters. It has enormously contributed to the development of the country through a large number of celebrated scholars, scientists and artists. The structure of Varanasi Banaras Hindu University has a high rank amongst the Monuments in Varanasi.

History of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India was founded in the year 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the great nationalist leader. In the formation of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Dr Annie Besant also played a significant role.

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Description of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

The Banaras Hindu University boasts of a sprawling campus spread on 1300 acres of land. It has roads that are well maintained and cross each other at right angles. You will find extensive greenery within the premises of this University. A temple, an airstrip and buildings are some of the other architectural delights at this place. The BHU consists of 3 Institutes. These comprise of 14 Faculties spread across 124 Departments, 4 Interdisciplinary Centers as well as 3 Constituent Schools. An exhaustive range of subjects are offered at BHU that pertains to all branches of social sciences, science, humanities, technology, medicine, performing arts and fine arts.

Under Banaras Hindu University, there are 6 centers of advanced studies too besides 10 Departments that are under Special Assistance Program. Several specialized Research Centers are also a part of BHU. There are four Degree Colleges in this city which are affiliated to the University. The Bharat Kala Bhavan, a popular art and archaeological museum, houses rare collections and is a real treasure trove.

The Varanasi Banaras Hindu University also has an engineering institute (called the Institute of Technology) and a medical college (by the name of Institute of Medical Sciences). Sir Sundar Lal Hospital (having 927 beds) is set with all the contemporary amenities and caters to the medical requirements of a large population. The University also offers a well-developed sports infrastructure. Several facilities for different sports and hobbies are offered at BHU. This place has big playgrounds, a flying club, a big auditorium and several other services as well as utilities like Subsidized Canteens, Printing Press, Fruit Preservation Center, Employment and information Bureau, Security, Publication Cell etc.

The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is home to nearly 15000 students, coming from various streams of life, religions, castes and races. This University has around 2000 teachers besides 5000 non-teaching staff. Another significant characteristic of the BHU is the large number of foreign students. A majority of these students come from Europe, Asia, the U.S.A., Middle East and Africa.

Kashi Vishwanath temple is located at western bank of River Ganges in the holy city Varanasi. Jyotirlinga in the Kashi Vishwanath temple has an extraordinary and exclusive importance in the religious history of India. It attracts devotees from all across the world. The management of the temple was taken under UP Government on 28th January, 1983. The current temple is constructed by Late Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore in 1780. A Naubatkhana (in front of the temple) is constructed by the Collector Mohd. Ibrahim Khan in 1785. The two domes of the temple were covered by the gold (offered by the Punjab Kesari Maharaja Ranjeet Singh) in 1839. And the third dome was gold plated by the Ministry of cultures and Religious affairs of Uttar Pradesh Government.So, to see all these and more, book yourself for a tour to Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi at your earliest.

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