“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”- Benjamin Franklin. You guys have already made your first investment by studying in schools and learned so much. Now, it is time to make another big investment that will decide your future and shape you a responsible citizen of the country. We all want to study in the most eminent universities and colleges of India for pursuing courses of our choice. In this article, we are going to discuss about 10 reasons to choose Banaras Hindu University.
Being India’s most reputed university, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is one of the best options for further studies. You all must surely have prepared or still preparing the list of universities and colleges in which you wish to get admission. Is Banaras Hindu University in the list? If not then here are the 10 reasons why to choose Banaras Hindu University and if yes, then get a few more reasons to be a part of the capital of knowledge.
Let’s start from the point number 10.
10. You can get in touch with nature
Nature attracts everyone with its immense pleasure and peace. And for experiencing this rapture, what is greater than to get admission in BHU. It is also called as ‘Green Campus’ because it is completely surrounded by greenery everywhere. The 1360 acres of the main campus is covered with various types of flora and fauna. The temperature inside the campus exists at 2° -3° less than the temperature outside of the campus. The same bounteous green cover can also be seen in the other affiliated colleges along with Rajiv Gandhi South Campus.
Students should visit this unit in the morning to mesmerize the scenic beauty of this place with your own-self. Talking about the fauna, during monsoon time, peacocks can be seen beautifully dancing in the rain. And here watching peacocks is not a rare thing. Different type of migrated birds are also found here. This combination of flora and fauna exhilarates the students studying here.
9. You can get involved on campus
Being a student you can get involved yourself on campus by exploring the diversity it has in every aspect of it. Central library is a must place to hit first. On the other hand, college life provides ample opportunities to come out from your own defined space and explore yourself. The whole academic curriculum is designed in such a way so as to bring the overall personality development of the students. To ensure highest quality education and research, different faculties and departments regularly conducts national and international seminars, conferences, workshops, events and educational tours all the year-round.
Exposure to these programs allows for opening up the floor for discussion pertaining to that topic, leads to improve your skills, increases the level of participation and develops a broad sense of looking at things. Besides these, other events like annual university and college fest, departmental fest, intrafaculty and interfaculty competitions, sports-related events, social activities are also on the list. Voluntarily participation by your side plays an important role in ripening the fruits. Keeping yourself updated with these things must be in your priority list.
8. You can benefit from a diverse student body
Why are you studying? Ans:- For gaining knowledge. From whom – teachers and books. But students are also the finest source for imparting knowledge to each other. There are many things which you get to know or gain only when one gets to come in contact with others. You can learn so much from them (seniors and classmates). Students from different backgrounds and streams communicate with each other and share their ideas. Depending on the area of interests, some of them forms their own literary clubs, creativity groups, theatre groups, poetry groups for enriching their and others talent.
They reach to many people through the various societies and clubs like Yuvamanthan-Bharat ki Baat, Coalesce (literary club), Aratrika (theatre club), Photography and Cine club, Imaginx (photography club), Rangshala (theatre club), Rhetorica (debate club), Bookaholics (Instagram page for books), Kalam (BHU group of co-curricular) etc. So you can get connected with this and add your words also. Even there are many cultural fests like Spandan, Jhankar, DISHA, Sarjana, Destination North East Fest, Kajari Mahotsav, Kavi sammelan that gives you the chance to traverse the ‘mini India’.
7. You can give back to the community
We humans have some intention of coming to earth with life, serving the people in the possible way we can. Being the students we cannot do much but the longest journey starts with a single step. Banaras Hindu University provides ample opportunity to quench the thirst of giving back to the community in so many ways apart from enrolling in NCC & NSS. Broad areas of the various extension activities of the university include:
- Community development
- Social work
- Health and Hygiene awareness
- Medical camp
- Adult education and literacy
- Blood donation camp
- Environmental awareness
- Gender sensitization awareness creation
In fact, the university serves the poor students by providing the ‘Free Meal Facility’ and by engaging these students in employment generation activity ‘Earn While Learn’ so that their financial crisis will also be curbed out up to a some extent. Students engage in various of the activities mentioned above for the social cause. Students of BHU under a scheme ‘Gyaan Ashraye’ teaches the poor children inside the campus. Also by collaborating with the NGO’s like Malviya Childcare Foundation and several others these activities are carried out. All these activities play an important role in building your personality as a human being.
6. You can explore the culture and heritage
Our present exists because of our past. And when we have the chance to peep into it then why to lose the opportunity to find out the fascinating facts? Varanasi is the homeland of traditions and culture. And for knowing more about Varanasi, getting admission in BHU is the icing on the cake.
Earlier Varanasi was a commercial and industrial centre famous for its muslin and silk fabrics and earned name and fame for its sarees, perfumes, ivory works, handicrafts, textiles, toys, ornaments, leaf, fibre crafts and sculpture. Also, this place has many historical places to visit like Ram Nagar fort, Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji’s paternal house, Man Mahal Museum, Sarnath (Budha spiritual place), Rani Laxmi Bai (statue), Kabir Math. Alamgir Mosque, Bharat Kala Bhavan museum (inside the campus), Chunar fort, Gyan Vapi well etc. These places reveals a lot about the rich cultural heritage and becomes a matter of research for students.
Besides these, this city is also an epitome of dance, music and literature. Numerous festivals are celebrated that preserve traditional styles of classical and folk culture.
5. You can feel the spiritualism of Varanasi
Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India. This city has a special significance in Hindu mythology. Here, the morning starts with chanting mantras, bhajans, doing aarti and by saying ‘Har Har Mahadev’. There are many beautifully engraved temples situated here though the actual count of temples reaches in lakhs. Kashi Vishwanath temple (Godowlia), Birla Temple (VT-BHU), Sankatmochan temple, Durgakund, Kaal Bhairav, Tulsi Manas Mandir are the most popular among them.
This city is ruled by simplicity and can be found in every extract. Varanasi is also famous for ‘ghats’. Some of the commonly visited ghats are Dashashwamedh ghat, Assi ghat, etc. These are a snapshot of Varanasi.
After spending some time in Varanasi, you will feel connected with spirituality. For students, spiritualism is necessary as it brings disciplines to all five senses which distracts the mind, improves the focus and retaining power, provides opportunities to connect with their ‘inner selves’. This will facilitate growth in their academic and interpersonal skills, contribute to their psychological well-being, and enhance their satisfaction with life.
4. You will get Efficient and Qualified faculty
The base of University or college stands on its faculty and staff. They act as a foundation for the organization. BHU is among those universities which have the best faculty in all departments. Professors have expertise knowledge and experience in their specific domain. It has deployed the proficient and efficient staff who is well aware of how to handle the syllabus and students simultaneously. BHU invites research scholars to get perfection over the subject matter and then being eligible for Assistant Professor and after gaining experience one could be a professor of a specific subject.
All the faculty are either Assistant professors or professors who are dedicated to impart not only the bookish and theoretical knowledge but also the lessons of life and give the guidance to get success. The other non-teaching staff in campus are polite and helpful in nature and support the students for their betterment.
3. You will be entitled to fringe benefits
Whenever we get even a small piece of something for scot-free, we feel very pleased. But Banaras Hindu University gives us so many services and facilities that cannot be compared with anyone. If one educational institutes are providing any kind of extra facilities, they must have taken a handsome amount of fees. But in the case of BHU, taking fringe benefits at a minimal cost is a kind of blessing for the students. The students studying here are recipients of various facilities such as medical and healthcare facilities, sports facility, transportation, cyber liberty, banking and ATM facility, scholarship, canteen, brand outlets (Amul, Nescafe, CCD etc), swimming pool, Gymnasium, Wi-Fi, Vending machines of Sanitary napkins, etc are major of them.
BHU provides all the services and facilities to promote the children not only in the field of education but also in sports and other co-curricular activities which enables their holistic development. Once you get admission in it and have the knowledge to use them you even wouldn’t get time for yourself.
2. You will get serene campus
From ancient India, the teaching was made in Gurukul which is situated away from the city, generally in forests. The reason for it is to keep the students in isolation and away from the hustle-bustle of the crowded city. When BHU was established, it was also located in the forest, outskirt of Varanasi near the bank of river Ganga. But due to modernization and urbanization, it gets converted into the heart of the city. However, the environment inside the campus is still calm and peaceful. It has nothing to do with the crowd and politics outside.
Banaras Hindu University is a country in itself one would defiantly find the mini India in 1360 Acres of campus. The placid and composed surrounding is ideal for students as it helps to concentrate and bring focus on study.
1. One of the Top Ranked University
If you want to feel yourself always on the top, you won’t get a better place than Banaras Hindu University because it is consistently under top 3 ranked universities by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in Universities. Overall it secured 10th rank by NIRF in 2020. Recently, it was ranked 2nd by The Week’s Best University List and able to maintain its rank since last year.
|Quacquarelli Symonds (QS-Ranking) World 2020||800-1000|
|Quacquarelli Symonds (QS-Ranking) Asia 2020||177|
|NIRF (Overall) 2020||10|
|NIRF (Universities) 2020||3|
|The Week (Universities)||2|
It brings a sense of prestige and dignity to be a part of such a highly ranked university.
So, students, I hope after reading this article you all will definitely add ‘BHU’ in your college wish list.