Varanasi: Over two lakh applications have been received so far for the admission in academic session 2020-21 of Banaras Hindu University. The online application process commenced from the Foundation Day, Basant Panchami (January 30) and last date of receipt of online application form is February 29. The University has invited online applications from eligible candidates for admission to its 25 Under Graduate and 131 Post Graduate Programmes to Academic Session 2020-21.
BHU, founded by Bharat Ratna Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1916, is one of the most prestigious Central Universities comprising 5 Institutes, 16 Faculties, 135 Departments, a Mahila Mahavidyalaya, two Interdisciplinary Schools in its main campus at Varanasi and Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha, Mirzapur. BHU is the largest residential University in Asia.
In the year 2019 BHU secured 3rd rank amongst different Universities and 10th rank in the overall Institutions in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Recognizing the prestige and achievements of Banaras Hindu University, the Government of India has included this great seat of learning amongst the group of 20 Institution of Eminence (IoE) of the country.
The University offers excellent opportunities to young minds and facilitates the accomplishment of their creative talent with emphasis on character building. About 32000 students from all over India and abroad are receiving education in economical way under the guidance of about 2000 highly qualified faculty members. Presently foreign students from 60 countries including USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Australia, Iraq, Iran, Chili, Poland, Yemen, Fiji, Ukraine, Russia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Estonia etc are studying at the University.
The University Entrance Tests will be organized from April 26 to May 29 in two shifts in all test centres across the country. Candidates are advised to ensure details of Courses and Test Dates before submission of their online application forms. Required details for the course would be available on the University’s Entrance Test Portal ( www.bhuonline.in ). The total number of applicants for the previous academic session 2019-20 were around 5.0 lakhs.
In the light of directives from Government of India, the University has introduced the provision of scribe for divyang candidates (persons with disabilities) at all test centres across the country. Such applicants may also be allowed to bring their own scribe at the test centre with the condition that the educational qualification of scribe should be one level below the eligibility qualification for the candidate. The persons with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe/reader should submit details about scribe on the prescribed format (letter of undertaking).
The University is going to conduct its Entrance Examinations in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode in 200 cities for admission to various under graduate and postgraduate programmes. The conduct of CBT mode test in secured environment in large number of cities across the country will provide ease of access to candidates and would increase the diversity in students’ population. This mode also facilitates a candidate to change his/her answer to a question with a click of mouse anytime during the duration of examination. This facility was not available in pen-paper (OMR Based) mode.