|Banaras Hindu University|
|Chancellor:||Dr. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Karna Singh|
|Vice-Chancellor:||Prof. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, D. P. Singh|
|Location:||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India|
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Hindi: काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय, is a premier central university and a world class educational institution located in Varanasi, India . Varanasi ( Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī, pronunciation) also commonly known as Benares ( or Banaras (बनारस Uttar Pradesh (उत्तर प्रदेश اتر پردیش pronounced, Translation: Northern Province) referred to as '''U India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The University Grants Commission of India is a Union government body that provides funds for government-recognised universities and Colleges It A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Hindi ( Devanāgarī: hi [[wiktहिन्दी हिन्दी]] or hi [[wiktहिंदी हिंदी]] IAST:, IPA:) is Varanasi ( Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī, pronunciation) also commonly known as Benares ( or Banaras (बनारस India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country It is regarded as the largest residential university in Asia.  The fully-residential campus has more than 128 independent teaching departments. The total enrollment in the University stands at just over 15000. Several of its colleges, including engineering (MCA),(IT-BHU),(Agriculture), (Law), Science and medicine (IMS-BHU), are ranked amongst the best in India. Master of Computer Applications ( MCA) is a three-year (six semester professional Master's Degree in Computer science awarded in India. The Institute of Technology or IT-BHU is the engineering school of Banaras Hindu University (BHU in Varanasi. Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society The Institute Of Medical Sciences ( IMS-BHU) is one of the three institutes of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India and at present Culturally it retains India's ancient traditions. The late Kashi Naresh, Maharaja Dr. Vibhuti Narayan Singh (an intellect, saint and warrior) had a great impact on this institution. Kingdom of Kashi was the erstwhile Brahmin kingdom of the Maharaja of Kashi (Varanasi, who is also known as the Kashi Naresh. Pandit Dr Vibhuti Narayan Singh डॉ विभूति नारायण सिंह् (1927–2000 was the popular King of Benares, a holy city This University attracts students from all regions of India.
The university teaches a vast range of subjects pertaining to all branches of the humanities, social science, technology, medicine, science, fine arts and performing arts.
The university comprises 3 Institutes,viz. Institute of Agricultural Sciences(IAS), Institute of Medical Sciences(IMS) and Institute of Technology(IT-BHU),14 Faculties, 124 Departments, 4 Inter-disciplinary Centers, a constituent college for women and 3 constituent schools. It has 6 centres of Advanced Studies, 10 Departments under the Special Assistance Programme and a large number of specialized Research Centers. Notable of the departments in Faculty of Science include Departments of Physics, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Botany. The Faculties of Science, Commerce and Management studies are regarded among the best in the country. B. H. U. was the first university in the country to start the management degree course i. e. the M. B. A. way back in 1960's.
The main BHU campus is 1,300 acres and includes faculty housing and 55 student hostels. A list of hostels is available at the BHU website.
Besides academic buildings and sports facilities, included within the campus are:
Another campus of the University i. e. the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha, in Mirzapur district,U. P. ,covering an area of 2,700 acres (11 km²) is being built.
Four off-campus Degree Colleges of the city of Varanasi are affiliated with the University.
Apart from the traditional style concrete buildings, the campus features open spaces, greenery and peacocks, the national bird of India, which are found roaming around almost every part of the university.
The Idea of a Hindu University was made by 'Ritesh Verma'at 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. Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861-1946 was an Indian politician notable for his role in the freedom struggle and his espousal of Hindu nationalism. 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". Annie Wood Besant (ˈbɛsənt Clapham London October 1 1847 &ndash September 20 1933 in Adyar, India) was a prominent Theosophist, A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Varanasi ( Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī, pronunciation) also commonly known as Benares ( or Banaras (बनारस 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 to unite their forces and work for a common Hindu University at Varanasi. Annie Wood Besant (ˈbɛsənt Clapham London October 1 1847 &ndash September 20 1933 in Adyar, India) was a prominent Theosophist, Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861-1946 was an Indian politician notable for his role in the freedom struggle and his espousal of Hindu nationalism. Varanasi ( Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī, pronunciation) also commonly known as Benares ( or Banaras (बनारस Kashi Naresh holds the title of Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University. Kingdom of Kashi was the erstwhile Brahmin kingdom of the Maharaja of Kashi (Varanasi, who is also known as the Kashi Naresh. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. 
Besides the proposal of Pandit Malaviya and [[Annie Besant ]], there was another scheme for the establishment of a Sarada Viswa Vidyalaya at Varanasi which was sponsored by a number of prominent Hindus interested in study of Hindu Religion under the auspices of the Maharaja of Darbhanga, Sri Rameshwar Singh Bahadur. Varanasi ( Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī, pronunciation) also commonly known as Benares ( or Banaras (बनारस WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Darbhangā is a city and a Municipal corporation in and headquarters of Darbhanga district and However, Maharaja of Darbhanga agreed to extend his support to the Hindu University scheme after having been assured of the support of the Government of India. Darbhanga Raj also known as Raj Darbhanga and the Royal Family of Darbhanga trace their origin to Mahesh Thakur in beginning of sixteenth century A society under the name, "The Hindu University Society", was soon formed and registered in December, 1911 with Maharaja Sir Rameshwar Singh Bahadur of Darbhanga as its President and Sir Sundar Lal, a Judge of the Allahabad High Court as its Secretary, its office was opened at Allahabad on the 1st January, 1912. WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Darbhangā is a city and a Municipal corporation in and headquarters of Darbhanga district and The Allahabad High Court (इलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायालय is a high court having jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Allahabad ( Hindi: इलाहाबाद Urdu: الہ آباد Ilāhābād) is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar The then Government of India had required that a sum of rupees fifty lakhs must be collected before the scheme could be put into effect. By the beginning of the year 1915, this target was achieved. Another pre-condition set by the Government of India was that the Central Hindu College should become Part of the University. Dr. Annie Besant, Dr. Bhagwan Das and their fellow Trustees of the Central Hindu College agreed to hand over the institution to be made the nucleus of the proposed University. The charge of the Central Hindu College was handed over to the Hindu University Society on the 27th November, 1915.
The Banaras Hindu University Bill was introduced in the Imperial Legislative Council In March, 1915 by Sir Hartcourt Butler. The Imperial Legislative Council was a Legislature for India during the British Raj. The Bill was referred to a Select Committee and it came up along with the report of the Select Committee for final reading before the Imperial Legislative Council. The Imperial Legislative Council was a Legislature for India during the British Raj. The Council passed the bill on 1st October, 1915 and the same day it received the assent of the Governor-General and Viceroy of India and became law. The term governor general or governor-general refers to a vice-regal representative of a Monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial circonscription The Governor-General of India (or from 1858 to 1947 the Viceroy and Governor-General of India) was the head of the British administration in India, and On 4th February, 1916 Lord Hardinge, the then Governor General and Viceroy laid the foundation stone of the University. A series of lectures in the name of University Extension Lectures were delivered on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th February 1916 by distinguished specialists like Dr. Sir J. C. Bose, Dr. PC. Ray, Dr. Harold Mann, Prof. Sam Higginbottom, Mrs. Annie Besant, Prof. C. V. Raman and others. Mahatma Gandhi who had just returned to India from South Africa and had come to Banaras to attend the Foundation stone laying ceremony addressed his first public lecture in India on the 6th February. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી moɦən̪d̪äs kəɾəmʧən̪d̪ gän̪d̪ʱi (2 October 1869 – 30 January India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Varanasi ( Sanskrit: वाराणसी Vārāṇasī, pronunciation) also commonly known as Benares ( or Banaras (बनारस The closing functions were held on the 8th February 1916, the Vasant Panchami Day. Vasant Panchami (Devnagariबसन्त पञ्चमी sometimes referred to as Basant Panchami or Shree Panchami ( Devnagari:श्रीपञ्चमी By a Notification published In the Gazette of India on the 25th March, 1916 the Banaras Hindu University Act of 1915 was brought into force from the 1st April, 1916. Dr. Sir Sunder Lal was appointed the first Vice-Chancellor.
The University started functioning from 1st October, 1917 with the Central Hindu College as its first constituent College. In July, 1918 the College of Oriental learning and Theology was opened and in August 1918, the Teachers' Training College. The first University examinations were held in 1918 and the first Convocation on the 19th January, 1919. The Chancellor of the University, Maharaja Sir Krishnaraja Wadiyar of Mysore who had come to preside over and address the Convocation, also performed the opening ceremony of the Engineering College Workshop buildings. Mysore (maɪˈsɔɚ in English; renamed to Mysuru|ಮೈಸೂರು) (ಮೈಸೂರು is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, India An Artisan course was started on 11 February, 1919. Thus the Engineering College was the first to start functioning in the University campus, within a Couple of years it started attracting students from all parts of India.
Though the name of the university includes the word "Hindu," the university has always been accepting of the various religions of its members, including students and faculty. A Hindu ( Devanagari: हिन्दू is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, Philosophical A message on its website says:
"India is not a country of the Hindus only. It is a country of the Muslims, the Christians and the Parsees too. The country can gain strength and develop itself only when the people of the different communities in India live in mutual goodwill and harmony. It is my earnest hope and prayer that this centre of life and light which is coming into existence, will produce students who will not only be intellectually equal to the best of their fellow students in other parts of the world, but will also live a noble life, love their country and be loyal to the Supreme ruler". 
The Banaras Hindu University Library system is the largest University Library System in India. Presently the Banaras Hindu University Library System consists of Central Library at apex and 3 Institute Libraries, 8 Faculty Libraries, 25 Departmental Libraries, with a total collection of over 13 lakh volumes to serve the students, faculty members, researchers, technical staff of fourteen faculties consisting of 126 subject departments of the university.