Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is an internationally reputed capital of knowledge, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. BHU was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, in 1916, through close cooperation with great personalities like Annie Besant with the financial support of the maharaja of Darbhanga Rameshwar Singh, the Maharaja of Benares Prabhu Narayan Singh, and the lawyer Sunder Lal. With over 30,000 students, and 18,000 residing on campus, BHU is the largest residential university in Asia. The university's main campus spread over 1,370 acres includes 6 Institutes, 14 Faculties 144 Departments, 4 Interdisciplinary Centers a constituent college for women and 3 Constituents Schools, spanning a vast range of subjects of all branches of humanities, social science, technology, medicine, science, fine arts and performing arts. It has 6 centers of Advanced Studies, 10 Departments under the Special Assistance Programme and a large number of specialized Research Centers. The university's engineering institute was designated as an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in June 2012 and called the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU). BHU has played a leading role in promoting new ideas, global integration, and the cultivation of intellect and culture.
As one of the earliest departments in the Institute of Science (ISc-BHU), The Department of Physics has a glorious history of nine decades. The Department is recognized for many significant contributions to our understanding of experimental as well as theoretical physics. The academic activities of the Physics Department commenced with a set of two lectures by Sir C.V. Raman (Asia's first Nobel Laureate in Science) on February 7 and 8, 1916. From Nano Physics to Space Physics, this department has contributed to a wide variety of fields. The Department of Physics is the nodal Department for the Centre of Hydrogen Energy, Nanoscience & Technology unit and has entered into two International projects namely PHENIX at BNL (USA) and CBM at GSI (Germany) for the detection of Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) and an Indian Collaboration INO for the detection of neutrinos. The dynamic programme of outstanding research, moreover the special research facilities of Central Discovery Center (CDC), BHU and collaborative research networks attract the brightest minds from around the country as well as abroad.
Varanasi is the cultural capital of India and the melting point of Indian civilization. Varanasi or Banaras has a well-developed transportation network and is well connected to all major Indian cities and states by air, road, and rail.
The nearest airport to Varanasi is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Babatpur which is about 32 km from Banaras Hindu University. Direct flights to Varanasi can be easily obtained from cities like Delhi, Agra, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, and Bhubaneswar airports. Once you are out of the airport there are quite a lot of taxis available and ola services are also up to the mark.
Since Varanasi is situated in the middle of the North Indian plains, it is connected to major cities of India by rail. There are three railway stations in Varanasi. The one being Varanasi Cantt. Railway Station (Junction), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn Station (Mughal Sarai), and Manduadih railway station.
From Varanasi Cantt. Railway station to BHU
BHU Campus is approximately 10 km. from Varanasi Cantt. railway station. Round-the-clock auto/taxi services are available from Varanasi Cantt.
Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn. to BHU
BHU Campus is approximately 20 km. away from the pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction. Round-the-clock auto/taxi services are available from pt. deen Dayal to BHU (Lanka).
Manduadih railway station to BHU
You would be surprised to know that Manduadih station has been declared as the cleanest station in our country. You will get an auto just outside the station which will drop you at the Banaras Hindu University’s main gate. It takes only 20 minutes for a share auto to make you reach your destination.
Last but not the least, if you get stuck anywhere in the city, go to a local shopkeeper and ask him about BHU. He will tell you the smallest possible route every time.