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Education in Varanasi

Varanasi is the well known city in Uttar Pradesh and it lies in the heartland of north Indian plains. Varanasi is the religious spot for Hindus since time immemorial. It is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi is being regarded as an important place of learning and education. This city has three well developed Universities i.e. Banaras Hindu University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth and Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. There are two autonomous colleges, UP College and Agrasen Girls PG College that imparts higher education to thousands of students from across the country as well as to international students. The courses which are taught under the colleges and Universities of Varanasi are:
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi is also commonly known as Banaras. The city is home to one of the largest residential Universities in Asia (Banaras Hindu University) which offers better and higher level of education to the students. This University is located on the western bank of Ganga River. It was founded by Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916. One can find here 124 teaching department, 14 faculties, 1 college (Mahila Maha Vidayalya), 3 institutes (Institute of Technology, Institute of Medical Sciences and Institute of Agricultural science) and 4 schoolsó school of Material Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Biochemical Engineering and School of Biotechnology. The University also has its own telecommunication setup, a press, a museum of art and culture, the famous Lord Vishvanath Temple and many other infrastructures.

Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth

Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth is one of the leading Universities located in Varanasi or Banaras. The university is situated near cantt and it has many faculties and departments. Classes on Social-works are taught only in 2 Universities in Uttar Pradesh and Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth is one of them. The University has recently started two new departments namely Management Studies and Computer Science. One can find here a rich Library and well-maintained computer labs. The famous Bharat Mata Mandir is also located inside the University.

Sampurnanand Sanskrit University

Sampurnanand Sanskrit University was established by Lord Cornwallis in 1791. It is an institute of higher education in oriental learning, Sanskrit areas and many others. This University has 22 departments and 5 faculties. The first teacher of the university was Pandit Kashinath. There are many Faculties/department under this university and some of them includes;
  • Veda-Vedanga Faculty
  • Sahitya Sanskriti Faculty
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Sramana Vidya Faculty
  • Adhunika Jnana Vijnana faculty, etc.
In this University students can also get hostel facility, language laboratory, computer center, health center and a library with more than one lakh manuscripts of Sanskrit language. The colleges under this University also offer many opportunities for indoor and outdoor games for students.

Education in Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University