Banaras Hindu University, [BHU] Varanasi

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BHU, Varanasi Overview

Banaras Hindu University, also known as 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 2022-2023 is in process. Banaras Hindu University accepts the CUET exams for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses like B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, MBBS, etc. The CUET UG 2022 result is now released. Candidates who took the entrance exam can access and download their scorecards by visiting the official website. Admission and counseling for CUET-qualified candidates will start soon. Furthermore, the CUET PG 2022 exam ended on September 11, and the results will be out soon.

BHU Varanasi Latest Updates
  • October 4, 2022; BHU Admission 2022 are open for UG & PG courses.
  • September 22, 2022:  BHU CUET 2022 Admission Process for UG courses has begun.
  • September 21: BHU UG Admissions 2022 are open.The Last Date to Apply is October 03, 2022.
  • September 17, 2022: BHU has introduced a New Research Programme For PhD Students.
  • September 16, 2022 : CUET UG 2022 Result Out.
  • September 16, 2022: BHU has launched a six months external research experience for Ph.D. Scholars.

Banaras Hindu University is recognised by the UGC and 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, 3 institutes, 14 faculties, around 140 departments, and 4 interdisciplinary centres for women. One of the most famous affiliated colleges is IIT BHU.  

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Banaras Hindu University 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, Ph.D., and Diploma
No. of Courses Offered 352
Infrastructure Facilities Laboratories, Seminar Hall, Classrooms, Playground, etc.
Location Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Banaras Hindu University Dates 2022

Banaras Hindu University admission for 2023 will be based on CUET 2022 scores. Below given are the important admission dates of 2022

Event Date
CUET PG Exam  September 1, 2022 - September 12, 2022
CUET UG Result September 16, 2022

Banaras Hindu University Ranking

Banaras Hindu University has been securing the leading positions in quality education, research and other fields by different national and international institutions/organizations for its outstanding enrichment to 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 the Engineering and 50th in Management Category.
  • The World University Rankings 2022 has ranked the university 601-800 in overall category.
  • BHU has secured 10th rank in NIRF 2021 overall ranking.
  • In the NIRF rankings of 2021, the BHU has been ranked 23rd in the law category and 14th position 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 in the world and 167 in Asia in 2020.
  • In India, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked BHU 10th overall in 2020 and 3rd among universities.
  • The NIRF also ranked BHU 36 in the management ranking.
  • BHU’s engineering institute, IIT, was ranked 11 by the NIRF Engineering ranking for 2019.
  • The Week ranked BHU’s engineering institute 9th among engineering colleges in India in 2019.

Banaras Hindu University Courses

Banaras Hindu University offers several courses in diverse fields like science, technology, medicine, arts, social sciences, commerce etc. 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

Banaras Hindu University Fee Details

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

Course Total Tution 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

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Banaras Hindu University 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

Banaras Hindu University Admission 

Banaras Hindu University admission 2022 is based on the scores of examinations like CUET/RET/PET 2021. The admission process starts after filling out the BHU online/offline application form with the correct details. Banaras Hindu University admission 2022 depends upon the eligibility and valid marks scored in Undergraduate and CUET. Banaras Hindu University admission 2022 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. 

Banaras Hindu University Eligibility Criteria

BHU offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in law, medical sciences, social science, performing arts, etc. BHU admission 2022 is based upon strict eligibility criteria and if the student fails to fulfill the criteria then they are not allowed to take 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 recognised 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 recognised board.
  • The candidate should have a valid test score for the NEET or UET examination.

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Why Choose Banaras Hindu University?

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 6 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 Bachhan. 
  • BHU clubs, committees and councils provide students with a chance to participate in an all-around development through extracurricular activities.
  • The BHU campus is well equipped with facilities and amenities.
  • It is the only University that comprises an IIT, namely IIT BHU, which is famous for its BTech programme.

Banaras Hindu University Academic Advantages

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

  • Banaras Hindu University has about 30,698 students out of which 15746 are undergraduate and 7557 are postgraduate students on rolls.
  • BHU constitutes 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams).
  • The BHU are administratively autonomous, with their budget, management and academic bodies.
  • BHU has 4 affiliated colleges and 3 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 the Indian women to take on their role as capable citizens.

Banaras Hindu University 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

Banaras Hindu University 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

Banaras Hindu University 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 on the basis of student's performance and the number of students that applied. 

Expected CUET UG B.Tech Cutoff 2022 Data


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Banaras Hindu University 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. On the official website of Banaras Hindu University.
  2. Visit the result section on the BHU homepage.
  3. Enter your “Roll Number” to access your result.
  4. Now, click on the “Search” button.
  5. The result will display on your computer screen.

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Banaras Hindu University Infrastructure

BHU has 2 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 campus, Shri Vishwanath Mandir. BHU is the largest residential university in India. BHU offers various facilities to its students in the form of hostels, libraries, auditoriums, sports complexes, etc. 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.
  • 4 separate hostels for international students.

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Banaras Hindu University Placements

Banaras Hindu University 2022 placement was a 90% success. The placement cell helps the final year students to find the right job for themselves and helps the company to hire the best candidate for their organisation, in this way BHU acts as the bridge between the 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 etc visit the campus for recruitment.

Banaras Hindu University 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

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Banaras Hindu University Scholarships

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. Given below are some of the scholarships offered by BHU.

  • 50 financially weak students will get free Lunch and Dinner provided at INR 10 per diet at Annapoorna Bhojnalaya.
  • Free Lunch and Dinner under "Annadaan Yojana" of Shri Vishwanath Temple to all the blind students along with INR 5,000 per annum financial aid is provided to a maximum of 20 students.
  • 1st and 2nd Rank holders will be awarded a Cash Prize of INR 4000 and INR 3000 respectively.
  • A maximum of 100 students will receive Financial Assistance of INR 2000 per annum from poor family backgrounds.
  • A one-time grant of INR 4000 per student shall be provided to the Physically Handicapped students for their entire course tenure, subject to a maximum of 25 students.

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Banaras Hindu University Collaborations

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

Banaras Hindu University International Collaborations

Banaras Hindu University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with various international institutes and universities for joint research activities, student exchange programs, staff and faculty exchange programs, etc. 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

Banaras Hindu University Alumni

BHU conducts alumni meets from time to time to connect with their alumni. A webinar is also conducted and the alumni have to 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, novelist and museum expert
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Indian poet
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, Varanasi 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

BHU, Varanasi Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
50 MBA
20 Law
2 University
5 Medical
6 University
21 Dental
4 Dental

Exams Accepted by BHU, Varanasi


Exam Date: Nov 27, 2022


Exam Date: Aug 24, 2022

Result Date: Sep 16, 2022


Exam Date: Sep 04, 2022

Result Date: Sep 07, 2022


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.

BHU, Varanasi Reviews

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Shubhishriti | Master of Arts [MA], batch of 2020

Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

  • 3.4
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
Placements & Internships

The leading companies coming to hire include Care India, TCS, Infosys, Piramal Group, etc.

They hire interns and full-time workers for various posts such as content writer, content editor, data analyst, consultant, etc.

Fees and Scholarship

No scholarship is available for students on the basis of merit. Only economic criteria is followed for that. The students belonging to weaker financial background can avail the scholarships.

Aidoburang | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Microbiology), batch of 2025

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

  • 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Fees and Scholarship

The course fees is around Rs. 50000 per year.

Academics & Faculty

Quality and method of teaching is excellent. BHU is one of the best universities in India for microbiology.

Shubhrasingh | B. A(English) , batch of 2022

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

  • 4
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

Placements totally depend on the type, of course, you are pursuing. It doesn't ensure placements for Arts students, although one can access internships. IIT BHU has the best placements, followed by the Agricultural department. Other departments are not that good with placements.

Fees and Scholarship

The fee is very much affordable. Especially for Arts students, it is 350 rupees every even semester and approx 1400 rupees every odd semester. Science students have an extra fee for practicals and lab management and other remains same. Scholarships are provided, but they are usually state government schemes.

Aryaabhi | Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geology), batch of 2022

Reviewed on Apr 01, 2021

  • 4.9
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

The average salaries depend on the companies, and the highest salary offered was INR 22 lakhs per annum.

Fees and Scholarship

Banaras Hindu University, [BHU] Varanasi Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 3000 per semester.

Archi | Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biotechnology), batch of 2019

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

  • 2.7
  • Placements & Internships 2
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 3
Placements & Internships

I am currently doing an internship in plant tissue culture at the Department of Botany, Gargi College, University of Delhi. No stipend is provided. My objective is to have hands-on training on Plant tissue culture techniques.

Fees and Scholarship

Fees in my course at BHU are not much. The fee for my course is just Rs. 2500 per semester at Banaras Hindu University, [BHU] Varanasi. I receive Rs. 5000 per month as a scholarship from DBT. All the 13 students in my class get this scholarship.

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