BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

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With over 30,000 students residing on campus in BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, it is the largest residential university in Asia.

The south campus, spread over 2,700 acres (11 km2) and land donated later by Maharaj Kumar Aditya Narayan Singh in Sunderpur hosts the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agriculture Science Centre) and is located in Barkachha in Mirzapur district, about 60 km (37 mi) from Banaras.

As of 2017, the total student enrolment at the university is 27,359 coming from 48 countries. It has over 75 hostels for resident students. Several of its faculties and institutes include arts (FA – BHU), commerce (FC – BHU), management studies (I.M.St. – BHU), science (I.Sc. – BHU), performing arts (FPA-BHU), law (FL-BHU), agricultural science (I.A.S. – BHU), medical science (IMS, BHU) and environment and sustainable development (I.E.S.D. – BHU) along with departments of linguistics, journalism & mass communication, among others. Banaras Hindu University celebrated its centenary year in 2015–2016.

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

History

Campus

Rajiv Gandhi South Campus

Halls of residence

Organisation and Administration

History

At the 21st Conference of the Indian National Congress in Benares in December 1905, Malaviya publicly announced his intent to establish a university in Banaras. Malaviya continued to develop his vision for the university with inputs from other Indian nationalists and educationists. He published his plan in 1911. The focus of his arguments was the prevailing poverty in India and the decline in income of Indians compared to Europeans. The plan called for the focus on technology and science, besides the study of India’s religion and culture:

Malaviya’s plan evaluated whether to seek government recognition for the university or operate without its control. He decided in favour of the former for various reasons. Malaviya also considered the question of medium of instruction and decided to start with English given the prevalent environment, and gradually add Hindi and other Indian languages. A distinguishing characteristic of Malaviya’s vision was the preference for a residential university. Following the publication of Malviya’s plan, Besant met Malviya and in April 1911 they agreed to unite their forces to build the university in Varanasi

Malaviya soon left his legal practice to focus exclusively on developing the university and his independence activities. On 22 November 1911, he registered the Hindu University Society to gather support and raise funds for building the university. He spent the next four years gathering support and raising funds for the university. Malaviya sought and received early support from the Kashi Naresh Prabhu Narayan Singh and Rameshwar Singh Bahadur of Raj Darbhanga. Thakur Jadunath Singh of Arkha along with other noble houses of United Provinces contributed for the development of the university.

Campus

Banaras Hindu University is located on the southern edge of Varanasi, near the banks of the river Ganges. Development of the main campus, spread over 1,300 acres (5.3 km2), started in 1916 on land donated by the then Kashi Naresh Prabhu Narayan Singh.

Rajiv Gandhi South Campus

The south campus is located in Barkachha in Mirzapur district, about 60 km (37 mi) southwest of the main campus. Spread over an area of over 2,700 acres (11 km2), it was transferred as a lease in perpetuity to Banaras Hindu University by the Bharat Mandal Trust in 1979.

Halls of residence

There are four separate hostels for international students. These four include an International House Annexe for female students with an intake capacity of 24.

Organisation and Administration

Governance

The President of India is the visitor of the university. The Executive Council is the highest executive body of the university. It has the right to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Finance Committee is responsible for recommending financial policies, goals, and budgets.

Academics

Banaras Hindu University is organized into 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams). The institutes are administratively autonomous, with their own budget, management and academic bodies.

Admissions

Admissions to BTech/B.Pharm., MTec /M.Pharm. are done through JEE and GATE/ [Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test(GPAT)] respectively.

The Banaras Hindu University conducts UG entrance exam every year in May. The total exam duration is two hours with multiple-choice questions. Total marks varies with the exam. There are seven participating colleges including Banaras Hindu University Faculty of Law and six constituent colleges.

Library

Telang in the memory of his father Justice Kashinath Trimbak Telang in 1917. The Gaekwad Library is a designated Manuscript Conservation Centre (MCC) of the National Mission for Manuscripts, established in 2003. By 1931, the library had built a collection of around 60,000 volumes.

As of 2011, the BHU Library System consisted of the Central Library and 3 Institute Libraries, 8 Faculty Libraries and over 25 Departmental Libraries, with a collection of at least 1.3 million volumes. The digital library is available to students and staff and provides online access to thousands of journals, besides access to large collections of online resources through the National Informatics Centre’s DELNET and UGC’s INFLIBNET.

“Above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia”

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