CUET UG 2023 Participating Universities: BHU

CUET UG 2023: After Delhi University, BHU received the most applications among central universities. Here is everything you need to know about the university.

Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi will start admission for its undergraduate programs from May 21 this year. Currently, the university offers over 700 programs such as BA LLB, BA Honors in Arts, Dance, Indian Languages, Economics, Sociology, BA in Zoology, Geography, and Physics to name a few. According to a notification, admission to 33 courses will be through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • BHU has five institutes which include science and medical sciences, and 16 colleges which include college of arts, law, education, commerce, etc. BHU also has 135 apartments. BHU first option for CUET candidates
  • In 2022, the centrally run Banaras Hindu University received 4.34 lakh applications through CUET, making it the second university to receive such a high number of applications. This year, BHU plans to hold entrance exams for 33 courses through CUET this year.

Program duration:

The university offers a number of programs and the duration of the programs depends on it. Undergraduate programs last three years, while graduate programs last two years, and a degree can last one or two years depending on the program of study.

Scholarships for BHU Students:

Students from various groups such as SC, ST, Handicapped, OBC, Single Girls, Economically Disadvantaged Sections, Deserving Students, etc. receive various college, state, and federal scholarships. Also, the institution has entered into agreements with various non-governmental organizations to provide financial assistance to students in various careers.

The university has established a scholarship program for BPL students. The bank account of the eligible student will receive a transfer of Rs 25,000 per year under the scheme. A second scholarship offered by the university will pay Divyang students Rs 25,000 each year. Hostels:

BHU has around 76 hostels which are segregated for boys, girls and international students. There are 41 hostels for boys, 21 for girls and four for international students. Hostels are divided into institutes or faculties.

BHU Ranking:

According to the National Institute of Ranking Framework 2022, BHU was ranked 11th in the overall category and 6th in the university category. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, BHU held a position between 401-450 and in the Times Higher Ranking (BHU) it was in the 601-800 band.


BHU was founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916 with the cooperation of Dr. Annie Besant, Banaras Hindu University was established under parliamentary legislation – BHU Act 1915. Some of the notable alumni of BHU include Prof. CNR Rao, Dr Yelavarthy Nayudamma, Prof V Krishnan, Prof Paramasivam Natarajan, Prof G Vijay Nair and more.

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