Banaras Hindu University (BHU): Largest Residential University

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is an internationally reputed University and is situated in Varanasi. This is the largest Residential University in the entire of Asia as it covers the area up to 16.5 kilometers. BHU has 127 teaching departments.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the great nationalist leader, was the founder of the Banaras Hindu University and founded in the year 1916. In the formation of the BHU, Dr Annie Besant also played a major role. In the Indian independence movement, the Banaras Hindu University played a major role. After some period of time, it became one of the biggest centers of learning in India.

Many great freedom fighters and Nation builders have been produced from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). So, through a large number of artists, renowned scholars and scientists, it has contributed to the progress of the country.

The Banaras Hindu University has a sprawling campus, well maintained roads which are crossing each other at right angle, a temple, extensive greenery, buildings and an airstrip. Another campus of the BHU is there at Barkachha, in Mirzapur district which coveres an area of 2700 acres. The BHU includes three Institutes, 124 Departments, 14 Faculties, 3 Constituent Schools, 4 Interdisciplinary Centers and has a vast range of subjects of all branches of social sciences, humanities, science, medicine, technology, performing arts and fine arts.

BHU also has ten Departments under Special Assistance Programme, six centers of advanced studies, and a large number of specialized Research Centers. Four Degree Colleges are there in Varanasi that all are affiliated to the BHU. The Bharat Kala Bhavan is an art and archaeological museum.

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) also has an engineering institute i.e. institute of Technology, a medical college i.e. Institute of Medical Sciences. It also provides a well-developed sports infrastructure. BHU has number of facilities for hobbies and sports. It has a big auditorium, large playgrounds, a flying club and many other utilities and services such as Publication Cell, Printing Press, subsidized Canteens, Fruit Preservation Center, Employment and information Bureau, Security, etc.

So, the Banaras Hindu University is best for different fields.

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