The university’s main campus spread over 1,300 acres (5.3 km2) built on land donated by the Kashi Naresh, the hereditary ruler of Banaras (“Kashi” being an alternative name for Banaras or Varanasi). The Banaras Hindu University, South campus, spread over 2,700 acres (11 km2), hosts the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agriculture Science Centre) and is located in Barkachha in Mirzapur district, about 60 km (37 mi) from Banaras. The University is also planning to set up a campus in Bihar.
BHU is organised into 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams) and more than 132 departments. Total student enrolment at the university exceeds 30000, and includes students from over 34 nations. It has over 60 hostels for resident students. Several of its colleges, including engineering (IIT-BHU), management (FMS-BHU), science, linguistics, journalism & mass communication, performing arts, law, agriculture (IAS-BHU), medicine (IMS-BHU) and Institute of Environment And Sustainable Development (IESD-BHU), are ranked among the best in India. The university well known for hosting an IIT. The university’s engineering institute was designated an IIT in June 2012.
Courses offered by Banaras Hindu University are:
Research Programs (Ph. D.)
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
VARANASI – 221005
Fax No. : (0542) 2369951
Phone No. : 0542 – 2307436, 2367059, 2368024