Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University

Central Universities

 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India


Basic details

Established On
Knowledge imparts immortality

About University

Banaras Hindu University 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.
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.



Creating, transmitting and applying Knowledge to improve the social, cultural and economic quality of life of people in the Vindhyan region and India. The university campus at Barkachha will be a collaborative, intellectual, multicultural community distinguished by partnerships with existing institutions both public and private, cooperative agreements, which enable students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative inputs, broadly defined scholarly and creative activities and coordinated community services.



The mission of Banaras Hindu University, South Campus(Barkachha) is to discover, integrate, articulate, and apply knowledge for the up-liftment of the society. This shall be done by emphasizing teaching, engaging in research, participating in the various community activities, local/ national along with organizations which pursue common interests. BHU South Campus is committed to providing environment for human resource development and expanding knowledge through job oriented and livelihood linked programs for the rural youth.


Contact Details

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Lalji Singh


Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India - 221005

Phone Numbers

0542 - 2307220

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