Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. This Creative and innovative university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916 with cooperation of great personalities like Dr Annie Besant, who viewed it as the University of India.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) ranks among the first few in the country in the field of academic and research output. This university has two campuses, 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centers and 4 interdisciplinary schools. The University is making its mark at the national and international levels in a number of frontier areas of Science, Social Science, Technology, Medicine and Agriculture etc.
Banaras Hindu University was created under the Parliamentary legislation - B.H.U. Act 1915. It played a stellar role in the independence movement and has developed into the greatest center of learning in India. It has produced many great freedom fighters and builders of modern India and has immensely contributed to the progress of the nation through a large number of renowned scholars, artists, scientists and technologists who have graced its portals. The area of the main campus of this premiere Central University is 1300 acres, having well maintained roads, extensive greenery, a temple, an air strip and buildings which are an architectural delight. The Air Field of the campus was started for military training for flying during the second world war.
A. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES (UET):
a General:B. A. (Hons.) Arts; B. A. (Hons.) Social Sciences; B. Sc. (Hons.) Maths; B. Sc. (Hons.) Bio;. B.Com. (Hons.)**/[B.Com. (Hons.) Financial Markets Management*(Special Courses of Study)]; Shastri (Hons.);
b. Professional: After +2 Level: B.F.A.; B. Mus./B.P.A.(Dance) ; B. Sc. (Ag.); after graduation: LL.B.; B. Ed.** / B. Ed. (Spl.) and B.P.Ed.
B. POSTGRADUATE COURSES (PET):
a.General: M. A.: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pali, Kannad, German, Russian, Persian, Sanskrit, Telugu, Urdu, Linguistics, Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology (AIHC & Arch.), Philosophy, Indian Philosophy & Religion, History of Art, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology; M. Sc.: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Biochemistry; Molecular & Human Genetics; M. Sc. (Tech.): Geology; Geophysics; M.A./M. Sc.: Geography, Statistics, Mathematics, Home Science, Psychology; M. Com.; Acharya: Veda, Vyakaran, Jyotish, Dharmashastra, Mimansa, Vedanta, Nyayavaiseshika, Prachinanyaya, Sankhyayoga, Puranetihasa, Sahitya, Dharmagama, Baudha Darshan, Jain Darshan.
b. Professional: M. A.: Prayojanmoolak Hindi (Patrakarita), Museology; Mass Communication; M.Lib. I. Sc.; M. A. in Manuscriptology & Paleography, M.P.Ed., M.F.A., M. Mus.; M.P.A. (Dance); M. Musicology, M. Ed.; M. Ed. (special) VI; LL. M.; MCA; M. Sc. in Health Statistics, M. Sc in Bioinformatics (for female); M. Sc. (Ag.); Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Entomology & Agricultural Zoology, Extension Education, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Mycology & Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry.
C. Special: (1) M. A. in: Tourism Management**, Corporate Communication Management, Social Work, Public Administration, Conflict Management and Development, Master of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.
(2) M. Sc. (Tech.) in Environmental Science & Technology*, M. Sc. in: Environmental Science, Applied Microbiology, Petroleum Geo-Science,
(3) Master of Foreign Trade (MFT), Financial Management (Risk and Insurance) (MFMRI), Finance Management (MFM),
(4) LL. M. in: Human Rights & Duties Education,
(5) MBA in Agri-Business*
(6) M. Sc. (Ag.) Agroforestry*, Soil & Water Conservation*, M. Sc. inFood Science & Technology, Plant Biotechnology*, Master of Agri-business Management, M. Tech in Agricultural Engineering (Soil & Water Conservation Engineering).
A university can grow successfully only when research and teaching mesh together seamlessly - one without the other is incomplete. Therefore we have ensured the development of a collaborative environment conducive to learning, exposure to the best international practices and promotion of innovation and creativity.
BHU today has nearly twenty thousand students including 2500 research scholars and 650 foreign students from 34 nations, under one roof who are pursuing different academic programmes at this campus as well as the newly established Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. These are some of the brightest young minds in the country and abroad, who have joined this University after clearing a rigorous All India Entrance Test.
We realize that the rapid pace of development in the country has raised the awareness as well as expectations of the people. Institutions of higher learning are instrumental in providing equality of opportunities, which is the essence of participatory democracy. This will not only remove a sense of alienation and neglect in the backward regions but also prevent out migration from these areas.
BHU has established the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha about 75 Kms southwest of Varanasi on 2760 acres of land. The first academic session commenced from 2006-07 with six programmes which has increased to more than 25 in the present session. This campus is emerging as a potential hub to impart education, training and entrepreneurship development skills, to the youth, women and marginalized sections of society in the backward region of Mirzapur and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh, Western Bihar and Northern Madhya Pradesh. The Campus is heading well as per your vision for education to generate new breed of human resource who would be job creators and not job seekers.
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