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Educational Institutes in Varanasi

For centuries, Varanasi is reputed as a great center of education and learning. Varanasi has been considered an important seat of learning and education since ancient times.Varanasi is also called as "Sarva Vidya Ki Rajdhani" (capital of knowledge). The city boasts of three full- Educational Institute Varanasiledged universities namely Banaras Hindu University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth and Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. Besides this two deemed universities, namely Safia Islamia and Central Institute for Tibetan Studies; two autonomous colleges, UP College and Agrasen Girls PG College, and several post-graduate and degree colleges impart higher education to thousands of students from across the country as well as international scholars.

Since ancient times people, from all parts of the world, have been coming to Varanasi to learn philosophy, Sanskrit, astrology, modern sciences and social science. The first step in the direction of establishing formal educational institute in Varanasi goes back to 1791, when a Sanskrit college was started to train the servants of the East India Company. Mrs Annie Besant established the Central Hindu School in the last quarter of the 19th century with the aim of imparting modern as well traditional education. The Central Hindu School formed the core of the Benaras Hindu University. Besides the Banaras Hindu University, other educational institutions of repute are the Sampurnanad Sanskrit University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidya Peeth, U P College and Central Institute of Tibetan Studies.

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  Being the oldest city of the world and an important   Hindu pilgrimage center, Varanasi attracts a large   number of people from all over the world. For   centuries, Varanasi is famous for spiritualism, .