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Banaras Hindu University

The Banaras Hindu University or BHU is an internationally reputed University and is situated the holy city of Varanasi. Varanasi.The Idea of a Hindu University was mooted in a meeting held in 1904 at Varanasi. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya gave up his lucrative practice at the Bar and launched his mission in January, 1911. Almost at the same time, there was another proposal of Annie Besant for establishing a university at Varanasi under the name of "The University of India". In 1907, she submitted a memorandum for the grant of Royal Charter for the establishment of the University. In April 1911, Annie Besant and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya met and decided toBanaras Hindu University unite their forces and work for a common Hindu University at Varanasi. The Kashi Naresh holds the title of the Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University.The land for establishing the university was given by Kashi Naresh.The BHU has produced many great freedom fighters and Nation builders. It has immensely contributed to the progress of the nation through a large number of renowned scholars, artists and scientists.

Banaras Hindu University was created under the Parliamentary legislation - B.H.U. Act 1915. 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.The Banaras Hindu University consists of about 15000 students, coming from to all streams of life, castes, religions and races. It has about 2000 teachers and nearly 5000 non-teaching staff. Another important feature of the BHU is the number of foreign students. A large number of students come from the U.S.A., Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, etc.

Another campus of the university at Barkachha,in Mirzapur district,covering an area of 2700 acres is coming up.The university comprises 3 Institutes, 14 Faculties 124 Departments,4 Inter displinary Centers a constituent college for women's and 3 Constituents Schools,spanning a vast range of subjects pertaining to all branches of humanities,social science,technology, medicine,science,fine arts and performing arts. It has 6 centres of Advanced Studies,10 Departments under Special Assistance Programme and a large number of specialized Research Centers.Four Degree Colleges of the city are affiliated to the University. Bharat Kala Bhavan, the reputed museum of the university,is a treasure trove of rare collections.The 927 bed hospital of the University is equipped with all the modern a menities.The university provides a wide range of facilities for sport and hobbies,has large playgrounds,a big auditorium,a flying club and many auxiliary services and units like Printing Press, Publication Cell,Fruit Preservation Center,Subsidized Canteens,Employment and Information Bureau,Security etc. The university has taken a leadership role in promoting new ideas, the spirit of integration of the world,and cultivation of intellect and culture. Banaras Hindu University is small Virtually the universe in microcosm.

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