Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University is a reputed educational institute in Varanasi that has extensive influence on India’s struggle for freedom. It was Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, a lawyer and a great activist who firs thought on this university. He was the visionary who believe and conceived that a proper educational institute is the need of time and it alone can drag India out of the den of poverty. To clear the path for such a fabulous temple of learning that it has become, was not at easy for him. He had to run from pillar to pos in order to get a Banaras Hindu University Bill passed during the rule of British. His ideas and visions got supported from another noted personality, Dr. Annie Besant. The land for the university was donated by the Kashi Naresh. Funds for the construction were gathered by the Hindu University Society, which Mr. Malviya registered in 1911. The Viceroy of India, Lord Hardinge laid the foundation stone and the university was established in 1916.
Today, BHU can compete with any best university in the world. It is spread in 1300 acres of land and boost of well-maintained roads, endless patches of greenery, an air strip, a temple, and several buildings that are as beautiful from outside as inside. It has all the facilities to impart education in various professional fields ranging from science, to social science, medicine, agriculture, technology, etc. The vast campus area has 2 campuses, 3 institutes, 140 departments, 4 interdisciplinary schools, 4 advanced centres, and 16 faculties.
The BHU offers an encouraging environment that is conducive for research and study. Students, teachers, researchers, and scholars get best exposures of international level for their practices. Innovation, creativity, and education all collaborate together for providing world-class teaching. It has produced the best minds of India that contributed in building a solid foundation of modern India. Today, the number of students getting education in the BHU, Varanasi has touched the milestone of 20,000. Students from 34 foreign nations are pursuing their education in different streams. It has skillfully evolved with the changing technology and expectations of times.