Banaras has always been known as a traditional seat of learning and spirituality. Thus it was the obvious choice when Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya decided to establish a university which would be the highest seat of learning in India. The result is the Banaras Hindu University or BHU as it is commonly called. Amongst one of the largest residential universities in the world, BHU caters to students from all over the world, representing over 30 different nationalities.
Located in the Lanka area of Banaras, the university is like a small township with excellent facilities and amenities for its residents. The Banaras Hindu University boasts of an alumnus that consists of many of the well known freedom fighters, scholars, scientists and artists of India.
Spread over an area of 1350 acres, the University plays host to over twenty thousand students from all over the globe. The university consists of fourteen different faculties, three institutes, one hundred and twenty four departments, four interdisciplinary centers and three constituent schools providing world class education to its residents. With sixty hostels for its residents, a multi specialty hospital, a well stacked and catalogued central library, different sports facilities, entertainment centers and the Bharat Kala Bhavan a museum of national importance, the university is complete in itself.
One of the highlights of the campus is the New Vishwanath Temple or VT as it is commonly known as. December 25th, the birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, the founder of the BHU, finds the entire campus decorated with earthen lamps and holding the annual flower show. A visit to the BHU is a must when visiting Banaras.
|Entry Fee||No entry fee|
|Timings||Mon to Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|