Banaras Hindu University
|Banaras Hindu University|
|Chancellor||Dr. Karan Singh|
|Location||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India|
Banaras Hindu University ,
The campus spread over 1350 acre (5.5 km²) was built on land donated by the
The Founding of BHU
A "Hindu" University
Though the name of the university includes the word "
"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".
Being a vast university and under various phases of development, Banaras Hindu University has two main types of academic subunits, namely (i) Institute and (ii) Faculty
The Women's College (Mahila Mahavidyalaya) and 4 Costituent colleges
Apart from specialized centers directly funded by DBT, DST,ICAR and ISRO, large number of departments under the faculty of sciences, Engineering, Technology and Social Sciences are supported by DST-FIST ( total 22 Departments/Schools), and UGC CAS/SAP/DRS (14 Departments/Schools).
Banaras Hindu University conducts national level
Department of Library and Information Science
Department of Library and Information Science was established in 1941 and is among the oldest Library and Information Science Schools in
The Central Library
The Banaras Hindu University Library system was established from a collection donated by Prof. P.K. Telang in the memory of his father Justice
The library had a collection of around 60,000 volumes in 1931, through donations from various sources. The trend of donation of personal and family collection to the library continued as late as forties with the result that it has unique pieces of rarities of books and journals dating back to 18th century.
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.
Notable faculty and graduates
Affiliated Schools and College
- ^ , A Hindu Education: Early Years Of The Banaras Hindu University (Oxford University Press).
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