Central Hindu Girls School, Kamachcha, Varanasi is an integral part of Banaras Hindu University and also one of the earliest pre-eminent institution’s for girls education in the holy city. This school was founded by Mrs.Annie Besant with the support of a group of Indian soldiers. After establishing Central Hindu College in 1898, in the year 1904, she initiated the process of setting up of school for girls i.e Kanya Vidyalaya in Varanasi in the United Provinces of British India. The education of girls at that time was in the beginning stage in the United Provinces as compared to other presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras. The Kanya Vidyalaya later renamed as Central Hindu School for Girls (CHGS). After few years, the college became the core of the Banaras Hindu University in 1915 as per the condition set by the Government of India that the Central Hindu College should become part of the University.
Being situated in the heart of the city, the campus stretches to 6.5 acres with lush green surroundings. Students here are being enriched with the principles and teachings of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviyaji and Mrs Annie Besant for preserving and promoting our national culture and heritage. The school is having two campuses. Nursery and primary section has co-education and classes are held in the campus situated at Kolhua. After that secondary and higher secondary classes are separately taught for girls in the campus of Central Hindu Girls School, Kamachcha, Varanasi.
|Year of affiliation||1976|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar|
|Registrar||Shri Neeraj Tripathi|
|Vice-Chairman||Dr Sanjay Srivastava|
|Principal||Smt. Abha Agarwal|
The subjects taught in higher secondary classes are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, Accounting, Business Studies, English or English Elective, Hindi or Hindi Elective, Sanskrit, Painting, Physical Education, Music: Vocal and Instrumental (Tabla, Sitar and Guitar).
The school campus of Kolhuaa stretches over about 2.91 acres and that of Kamaccha to 2.66 acres. There are 44 classrooms that are big and airy with well-furnished traditional and modern teachings methods. The classes have been so arranged so that each and every student has good access and reach to what is being taught to them by their teachers. The campus is covered with greenery all around it. School has playground of area 24.99 * 13.75 sq metre. Computer lab has 55 computers with LCD monitors providing one-on-one access to the students. Even the science and geography labs are also well equipped with the instruments needed for performing the practicals.
Other attractions of the school
- Quizzes,essay competition,debates,elocution etc.
- Plantation programs
- Drawing competitions and exhibitions
- Hindi Pakwara – It is organised every year in September in which students participates in debates, play drama and various other competitions are also held
- Swarodya – It is an inter-school musical programme in which students of performing arts play different musical instruments to show talent
- Yoga sessions
- Mehandi competition
- Medical and health facility
- Gymnasium sessions
Recently vice-chancellor of BHU announced a scholarship scheme for meritorious students of financially weaker sections. It will be given to a student of Central Hindu Boys School and two girls of the Central Hindu Girls School. The name of the scholarship is ‘Shrimati Pratibha and Shri Vaidhyanath Banerjee scholarship’scheme. Under this scheme, selected students would be provided complete school fee, stationery, books and uniform from class 6 to class 12. The meritorious students from the financially weaker section will be selected for the scholarship on the basis of their results in the 5th standard of every year. The scholarship holder will have to achieve at least 75% marks in every class.
The admission process begins in the month of February for classes L.K.G, VI, IX and XI ends in the month of March.
i) admission procedure for class L.K.G:
- Parents are required to fill the admission form with a photocopy attested by father/mother/guardian, of Date of Birth Certificate mentioning the name of the applicant issued by Nagar Nigam/ copy of Kutumbh register is necessary to be enclosed with along with the form. In case the certificate is not attached, the form shall not be accepted.
- Age of the candidate should be 4-5 years on 1st April of that session.
- Admission process is conducted in two phases. Firstly admission procedure for BHU ward and SC/ST candidate will be carried out. Then for remaining seats admission procedure for general candidates will follow.
- Admit card will be issued to the candidate after the submission of fees and duly filled application form at the counter n the due date.
- Presence of either mother/father/guardian is compulsory at the given date and time of the lottery.
- If the seats remained vacant then the candidate of the waiting list will be given admission serial wise.
ii) admission procedure for classes vi, ix and xi:
- mode of application is online and candidates are required to give SET(School Entrance Examination) for getting admission
- eligibility: for class vi- age (10-12) years as on September 30 of that year like if you are applying for session 2020-21 then date of birth will not be before 30.09.2008 after 30.09.2010 and passed class v examination from a school.
For class IX – 13 years to 15 years age as on September 30, 2020, i.e date of birth will not be before 30.09.2005 and after 30.09.2007 and passed class viii examination from a school.
For class XI – 18 years maximum age as on September 30.09.2020 i.e date of birth will not be before 30.09.2002 and passed class x examination from a recognized Board/University with the required percentage as under:
for external candidates ( coming through SET )
a)60% marks and above in class x marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for admission in science stream. 50% marks and above or equivalent grade is essential in each, Maths and Science as per KVS norms
b)55% and above in class x marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for commerce.
c)class x passed for Arts stream.
- seat availability : class vi- 50, ix – 20, xi maths stream – 17, xi biology stream – 16, xi commerce stream – 25 and xi arts stream – 50
- separate application forms are required to be submitted for different streams for class xi, if a candidate wishes to apply for more than one stream.
- on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test, merit list will be drawn for admission in each class and the candidate will be given a seat in the concerned class strictly on the basis of merit.
- For admission in class vi. ix and xi, the candidate will have to come for counselling and they will be offered seats in the class/subject combination of their choice strictly according to their merit ranking so long as the seats remain available. The candidates for admission in class xi will have to exercise their choice combination immediately on the day of counselling.
Mission of the school
The mission of Central Hindu Girls School is to promote the girls’ education and empowerment to ensure that each student achieves optimal academic and personal potential by providing a safe and nurturing learning environment, which builds a strong foundation for personality development and lifelong learning. The school believes in the motto of evolving mind, body and soul by providing modern interface at different levels. The school strikes the balance between education and physical activities. The organization is dedicated for creating awareness of Indian rich heritage, scriptures, unity of all faiths and common spiritual truth is given to the world. CHGS works to make Indians proud of their motherland & understanding where the emphasis is always on moral values.
How to reach
A lush green campus of Central Hindu Girls School is situated in the heart of the city. One can call it the epicentre of Varanasi. Beside CHGS, Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya is situated which is an affiliated college of BHU only for girls. This makes more safer and secure for girls.\
If one has to reach CHGS can opt any of the options which may suit their budget and comfort.
Option 1: One can take an auto-rickshaw or e-rickshaw from Varanasi Cantt Railway station or bus stand for Kamachha, which is a little far from Sigra. Vehicle will drop you exactly at your college. Travel on a sharing basis would cost around 15-20 rs per head.
Option 2: At the railway station or under the Cantt overbridge, one can find taxis or car rentals which will drop you at college at a reasonable rate. But don’t forget to bargain with them. One can also opt for car rentals like OLA and others which is preferred when more than 3 members are travelling as it becomes quite pocket friendly and comfortable for travellers.
Nearest Railway Station – Varanasi Cantt Railway station 4 km.
Nearest Bus Station – Chaudhary Charan Singh Bus Stand, 3 km.
Nearest Police Station – Police Help Desk Kamachha 1 km.