BHU: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Sep 14, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Sep 14, 2023

BHU was established in 1916. BHU has signed MoUs with over 40 national and foreign universities and has collaborated with multiple international universities. It is also ranked 6th among the top universities in India by the NIRF 2022. BHU Varanasi admission 2023 is in process. Banaras Hindu University accepts the CUET exams for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The CUET UG 2022 result is now released. CUET-qualified candidates need to appear for counselling to be eligible to take part in the BHU admission process. 

BHU Latest Updates

  • September 14, 2023: BHU PhD entrance test 2023 applications are ongoing. Apply till September 22, 2023.
  • September 11, 2023: BHU 1st round course allocation for M.Sc. (Ag), round 1 seat allocation for AYUSH NEET and NEET counselling round 3 has been declared.

The UGC recognizes Banaras Hindu University and is accredited with an 'A' grade by NAAC. It offers various UG, PG and Doctoral courses in arts, commerce, science, and education. Banaras Hindu University consists of 3 constituent schools, three institutes, 14 faculties, around 140 departments, and four interdisciplinary centres for women. One of the most famous affiliated colleges is IIT BHU.  

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BHU Quick Insights

Banaras Hindu University is situated in the holy city of Varanasi and enjoys an international reputation. The highlights of Banaras Hindu University, such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Year of Establishment 1916
Type of University Public
Accreditation NAAC ‘A’ Grade
Recognition NIRF
Approval UGC
Campus Area 1300 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, and Diploma
No. of Courses Offered 352
Infrastructure Facilities Laboratories, Seminar Hall, Classrooms, Playground, etc.
Location Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

BHU Admission Dates 2023

BHU admission for 2023 will be based on CUET 2023 scores. Below given are the tentative admission dates 2023

Event Date (Tentative)
CUET PG Exam  September 2023
CUET UG Result September 2023

BHU Ranking

BHU has been securing leading positions in quality education, research and other fields by different national and international institutions/organizations for its outstanding enrichment of various fields. Below is an overview of the BHU ranking.

  • BHU Varanasi has been ranked 6th among the top universities in India by NIRF 2022.
  • NIRF 2022 has ranked BHU Varanasi 5th in Medical, 13th in Engineering and 50th in Management Category.
  • The World University Rankings 2022 has ranked the university 601-800 in the overall category.
  • BHU has secured 10th rank in NIRF 2021 overall ranking. 
  • In the NIRF rankings of 2021, the BHU ranked 23rd in the law category and 14th in research. 
  • Internationally, BHU was ranked 801–1000 in the QS World University Rankings of 2020.
  • The Institute of Medical Sciences of BHU was ranked 7th among medical colleges in India in 2020 by India Today, 6th by The Week and 8th by Outlook India.
  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked 601–800 worldwide and 167 in Asia in 2020.
  • In India, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked BHU 10th overall in 2020 and 3rd among universities.

BHU Courses

BHU offers courses in diverse fields like science, technology, medicine, arts, social sciences, and commerce. Banaras Hindu University offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral-level courses.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
BA  3 years Marks scored in 10+2 examination+CUET UG
B.Com 3 years Marks scored in 10+2 examination+CUET UG
MCA 3 Years Undergraduate degree + 
B.Sc 3 years Marks scored in 10+2 examination + CUET UG
MBBS  5 Years 6 Months Undergraduate Degree+ NEET Scores
B.Ed 1 year CUET PG
BDS     3 Years Marks scored in 10+2 examination +NEET Scores
MBA 2 Years Graduation with 50% + CAT Scores
Read More: BHU Varanasi Courses

BHU Fee Details

BHU offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. Applicants pay their fees to BHU Varanasi via online or offline mode. Below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute.

Course Total Tuition Fees
BA  INR 12,933
B.Com INR 6000
MCA INR 3.60 Lakh
MBBS  INR 80,000
BDS INR 18,000
MBA INR 75,200

Read More: BHU Varanasi Fee Structure

BHU Departments

BHU has 140 departments and 14 faculties which offer courses in science, social science, arts, management, commerce, and medical disciplines. Students can study Ph.D, B.Sc, MA, B.Ed, MBBS etc. in different departments. Given below are some of the departments offered by BHU

Management Commerce Science & Technology Musicology
Sociology Psychology History Economics
Painting Textile Designing Political Science Medicine

BHU Admission 

Banaras Hindu University admission 2023 is based on the scores of entrance examinations like CUET/RET/PET. The admission process starts after filling out the BHU online/offline application form with the correct details. Banaras Hindu University admission 2023 depends upon the eligibility and valid marks scored in Undergraduate and CUET. Banaras Hindu University admission 2023 is currently going on. It offers courses such as BA, B.Com, MCA, MBBS, B.Ed, BDS, MBA, etc. Admission depends upon the marks scored in the NEET or CUET examination. 

BHU Eligibility Criteria

BHU offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in law, medical sciences, social science, and performing arts. BHU admission 2023 is based on strict eligibility criteria, and if the student fails to fulfill the requirements, they are not allowed admission. Below is a list of a few courses offered by Banaras Hindu University with their eligibility criteria.

M.Sc Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate applying for BHU must have passed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • The candidate should have a valid test score for the CUET examination.

MCA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate applying for BHU should have passed BCA/B.Sc(CS) degree from a recognized university.
  • A valid test score in the CUET exam.

MBBS Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate applying for BHU must have passed 10+2 examinations with Biology as the main subject from a recognized board.
  • The candidate should have a valid test score for the NEET or UET examination.

Read More: BHU Varanasi Admission

Why Choose BHU?

BHU has secured 10th rank in NIRF 2021 overall ranking. Some of BHU's other unique achievements or details are listed below.

  • India Today ranked BHU in Law at 5th place. 
  • BHU has six centres for Advanced Studies, 10 Special Assistance Program Departments, and several specialized Research Centers under its affiliation.
  • The faculties have shaped and produced many renowned personalities, including Harivansh Rai Bachchan. 
  • BHU clubs, committees and councils allow students to participate in overall development through extracurricular activities.
  • The BHU campus is well-equipped with facilities and amenities.
  • It is the only university comprising an IIT, namely IIT BHU, which is famous for its BTech programme.

BHU Academic Advantages

Some of the factors that give BHU an academic edge over its counterparts are

  • Banaras Hindu University has about 30,698 students, of which 15746 are undergraduate and 7557 are postgraduate students on rolls. 
  • BHU constitutes six institutes and 14 faculties (streams). 
  • The BHU are administratively autonomous, with their budget, management and academic bodies. 
  • BHU has four affiliated colleges and three schools. 
  • BHU conducts various academic events, including workshops, conferences and additional courses. 
  • Mahila Maha Vidyalaya - opening a college exclusively for women wherein an amalgamation of the Vedic ideal and modern scholarship would work towards shaping Indian women to take on their role as capable citizens.

BHU vs Top Universities in India

Some of the comparisons between BHU and other universities are mentioned below in the table.

Top Universities in India NIRF Ranking (Overall Category) Placement Packages 2021 No. of Courses Offered Course Fee (BA)
JNU 2 INR 6 LPA 100+ INR 4,086
BHU 3 INR 7 LPA 300+ INR 2,407- INR 3,420
Allahabad University - INR 4.20 LPA 80+ INR 8,946
JMI 6 - 150+ INR 6,600
DU 19 INR 4.5 LPA 500+ INR 18,180 - INR 32,355

BHU Distance Education

BHU provides distance education. They offer special courses to study, postgraduate and undergraduate courses. Special courses include diploma, certificate and PG diploma courses. Students can apply online for the courses from BHU Online. The course duration ranges from 6 months to 3 years.

Given below is the list of some courses offered by BHU.

  • B.A
  • B.Ed
  • B.P.A
  • B.Com
  • M.Sc
  • M.F.A
  • MPA
  • MBA
  • M.Com
  • Certificate Program in Health Care Management
  • PG Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS
  • PG Diploma in Banking Technology
  • Six months Certificate Course in Dyeing & Printing

BHU Cutoff

BHU accepts scores of CUET-UG and CUET-PG to the UG, PG, PG-Diploma, Certificate, and Doctorate courses. The cutoff for these exams is decided based on student's performance and the number of students that applied. 

Expected CUET UG B.Tech Cutoff 2022 Data


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BHU Result

BHU admission results for various courses have been announced. Students can check the results on the BHU Varanasi official portal. Given below are the steps to follow to check the results.

  1. Click on the Result tab on the home page of BHU.
  2. Enter your "Roll Number" to access your result.
  3. Now, click on the "Search" button.
  4. The result will display on your computer screen.

Read More: BHU Varanasi Result

BHU Infrastructure

BHU has two campuses; the main campus is situated on the southern edge of Varanasi, near the banks of the river Ganges. The main campus of BHU is spread over 1,300 acres; the layout is an approximate circle. The prominent landmark of the campus is located at the centre of the campus, Shri Vishwanath Mandir. BHU is the largest residential University in India. BHU offers its students various facilities in hostels, libraries, auditoriums, sports complexes. There is a digital library on the BHU campus that helps students to read online. 

Given below are the facilities offered at Banaras Hindu University.

  • Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Squash, Tennis and Table Tennis Courts
  • CAD-CAM, Physics, Biotechnology and Zoology Labs
  • Moot Court (Law)
  • A Central Library, 3 Institute Libraries, 8 Faculty Libraries and 25+ Departmental Libraries with a collection of at least 1.3 million volumes
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Shuttle Service
  • Music and Dance Room
  • Convenience Store
  • Bank, Post Office and Gym
  • BHU has 62 hostels, out of which 41 are for male students, and 21 are for female students. 
  • Four separate hostels

Read More: BHU Varanasi Infrastructure 

BHU Placements

Banaras Hindu University's 2022 placement was a 90% success. The placement cell helps the final-year students to find the right job for themselves and allows the company to hire the best candidate for their organization. In this way, BHU acts as the bridge between students and employers. BHU placement record is consistent every year with more than 90% students placement. Around 

Given below are some of the statistics of BHU Placements 2022.

  • The highest salary offered to students is INR 14 LPA.
  • The median salary offered to students is INR 9.7 LPA.
  • BHU's lowest package is INR 11LPA.
  • Eminent recruiters like IBM Global, ICICI, Future Group, Wipro, Concentrix, PCIL, PRADAN, Ansal API, IDBI. visit the campus for recruitment.

BHU Top-Recruiters

Around 130 offers were made to the students of BHU. Some of BHU's other top recruiters are as follows.

XL Dynamics Pvt. Ltd. IBM Global Process Concentrix
ICICI Bank Services Pvt. Ltd.
Sri Ram Swaroop
E2I Group Ansal API University
ALC India Pvt. Ltd. WiproBPO IDBI
PCIL Spandana Sphoorty
Coal India Limited
Future Group (Big Bazar) PRADAN iCRM

Read More: BHU Varanasi Placements

BHU Scholarships

BHU, Varanasi, provides scholarships to its undergraduate and postgraduate students based on academic excellence. Scholarships are distributed based on students' physical conditions, financial conditions, and research requirements. Given below are some of the scholarships offered by BHU.

Scholarship Description
Annadana Yojana Free lunch and dinner and INR 5,000 is provided to 20 blind students by Shri Vishwanath Temple.
Socioeconomic Scholarship INR 2000 per annum is awarded to students coming from poor family backgrounds.
Scholarships for handicapped students INR 4000 per student are awarded to physically handicapped students. A total of 25 students are awarded this sum amount.

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BHU Collaborations

Banaras Hindu University collaborates with many international universities to grow academics. Apart from university collaboration, BHU has department-wise collaboration to grow and excel in research and studies.

International Collaborations

BHU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with various international institutes and universities for joint research activities, student exchange programs, and staff and faculty exchange programs. Some names of universities and institutes are given below.

Country Partnering Institute
UK University of Cambridge
New York     University at Buffalo
Canada University of Western Ontario, University of McMaster
USA Colorado State University
France University of Limoges
Japan National Institute for Materials Science
Sweden University of Gothenburg
Tennessee Tennessee State University
Australia Griffith University
Italy The Politecnica di Milano

BHU Faculty

BHU has a strength of over 600 professors that impart education to the students. These professors are highly qualified and most of them are Ph.D. holders. The teachers are research-oriented and promote such activities on campus. The faculty-student ratio is 1:18.

BHU Alumni

BHU conducts alumni meets from time to time to connect with their alumni. A webinar is also conducted, and the alumni must send the filled downloaded registration form to the e-mail address mentioned on the website. Some of the BHU alumni are as follows.

Notable Alumni Profession
Ashok Agarwal Director of the Andrology Center
Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay Indian archaeologist, noveli,st and museum expert
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Indipoet Ahmad
Ahmad Hasan Dani Pakistani archaeologist, historian, and linguist
Krishan Kant Tenth vice president of India
Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar Second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

BHU Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 10:1
Total Faculty 1561
Year of Establishment 1916
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 6673
Campus Area 1300 Acres
Accredited by NAAC
Recognised by UGC

BHU Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#5 in 2023 University
#18 in 2023 Dental
#22 in 2023 Law
#8 in 2023 Medical
#56 in 2023 MBA
#4 in 2022 Dental
#2 in 2021 University

BHU Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
BTech -- 4 Years
MBA ₹1,00,000 2 Years
LLB -- 3 Years
BSc ₹2,267 3 Years
BHM -- 3 Years
MTech ₹1,20,000 2 Years
B Pharmacy ₹24,000 4 Years
BBA -- 3 Years
PhD ₹11,512 3 Years
D.Litt -- --

BHU Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by BHU

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CUET

Exams Accepted: CUET

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 1,00,000 (2 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Offline On Campus

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,267 (3 Years)

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,20,000 (2 Years)

₹ 24,000 (4 Years)

D.Litt [Doctor of Literature]

Offline On Campus

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,256

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

MS [Master of Surgery]

Offline On Campus

₹ 39,967

MD [Doctor of Medicine]

Offline On Campus

₹ 25,210

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,524 (3 Years)

₹ 4,107 (2 Years)

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Offline On Campus

₹ 8,960 (2 Years 11 Months)

B.Voc [Bachelor of Vocational Studies]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CUET

₹ 1,10,886

Exams Accepted: CUET

MFM [Master of Fashion Management]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 60,984

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 471 (3 Years)

₹ 49,000

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 18,000

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: BHU UET CUET PG

₹ 3,806 (2 Years)

₹ 31,007

₹ 1,846 (3 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,00,000 (2 Years)

MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NEET

₹ 59,850

Exams Accepted: NEET

₹ 3,60,000 (3 Years)

M.Ch [Master of Chirurgiae]

Offline On Campus

₹ 39,482

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 4,257 (2 Years)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Offline On Campus

₹ 6,609 (2 Years)

MFA [Master of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 6,792 (2 Years)

₹ 8,990 (1 Year)

₹ 8,250 (2 Years)

₹ 1,20,000

BBS [Bachelor of Business Studies]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

BJMC [Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

BA {Hons.}


₹ 42,878

M.Pharm [Master of Pharmacy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 28,602 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by BHU


What type of courses are offered by BHU?

Banaras Hindu University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses in diverse fields like science, technology, medicine, arts, social sciences, commerce etc.

Does BHU offer scholarships to its students?

BHU, Varanasi provides scholarships to its undergraduate and postgraduate students based on academic excellence. Scholarships are distributed based on the physical conditions, financial conditions, and research requirements of students.

What are the exams to take up for BHU Varanasi UG and PG courses?

BHU Varanasi entrance exams are different for different programs. Currently, for the UG program, the college conducts CUET UG and for the PG program, the college conducts CUET PG.

Which companies visit BHU for placements?

The companies that visit BHU for recruitment are IBM Global, ICICI, Future Group, Wipro, Concentrix, PCIL, PRADAN, Ansel API, IDBI etc.

What are the services and facilities provided by Banaras Hindu University?

BHU provides facilities such as Wi-Fi, Library, Sports, Medical Facilities, Shuttle Service, Music and Dance Room, Convenience Store, etc.

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