Banaras Hindu University (BHU): News

02 Nov 2023


IIT-BHU student molested, forcibly kissed on campus

An Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) student in Varanasi was reportedly assaulted by three men on motorcycles on campus early Thursday morning, sparking outrage amidst the student community.

05 Jun 2023


NIRF Rankings: IIT Madras tops again, IISc best among universities

The Minister of State for Education, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh on Monday unveiled the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings 2023.

17 Mar 2021

Reliance Industries

Following protest, Reliance Industries denies Nita Ambani's appointment at BHU

Reports of Nita Ambani being invited as a visiting lecturer at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are fake and she has not received any invitation from the university, a Reliance Industries Limited spokesperson said on Wednesday.

14 Nov 2020

Stanford University

36 IIT scientists on Stanford's world's top 2% scientists list

As many as 36 scientists from two Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have featured on the list of top 2% of the world's most-cited scientists compiled by the prestigious Stanford University, California, USA.

16 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

Violence in Jamia: V-C wants high-level inquiry, calls incident unfortunate

The Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Nagma Akhtar, is upset with how things shaped up yesterday and wants a high-level inquiry.

20 Nov 2019

Hindustan Times

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

For almost two weeks, students at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have been protesting against the appointment of a Muslim teacher in the Sanskrit literature department, under the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (SVDV).

UP: Students clash at BHU, resort to stone pelting

Just a day after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) partially rolled back the proposed fee-hike amid protests by students, another news of students' clash, this time from Varanasi, has surfaced.

BHU students protest suspended professor's reinstatement after sexual misconduct

Students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are protesting against the reinstatement of Professor Shail Kumar Choubey, who was suspended last year over allegations of sexual harassment.

05 Sep 2019


Why is Teachers' Day celebrated; when was it first observed

Across the globe, Teachers' Day is celebrated on different dates. Internationally, teachers are commemorated on World Teachers' Day on October 5.

19 Jul 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Sonbhadra mass firing: Priyanka Gandhi stopped from meeting victims' families

On Friday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was reportedly stopped by Uttar Pradesh Police while she was on her way to meet the families affected by Sonbhadra shooting.

26 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

After successful roadshow, PM Modi talks about Pulwama attack (again)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held a massive roadshow in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday, said India would not tolerate terror. Once again, he invoked the Pulwama attack in his address from Dashashwamedh Ghat.

25 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi heads to Varanasi, will file nomination on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, April 26, but before that BJP has planned a mega show of strength.

13 Apr 2019


Accused in BHU student's murder-case arrested after encounter with police

A wanted criminal, who was on the run after allegedly killing Banaras Hindu University student Gaurav Singh, has been arrested following an exchange of fire with police.

03 Apr 2019

Uttar Pradesh

BHU student shot dead on campus, police arrest four

A student of Banaras Hindu University in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead by bike-borne assailants on Tuesday evening, police confirmed.

27 Sep 2018


Record 49 Indian universities among the world's best; IISc tops

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, published Wednesday, India saw a record 49 universities being chosen among the world's best.

10 May 2018

Lal Bahadur Shastri

BHU: 3 injured in clashes between 2 groups of students

At least three Banaras Hindu University students were injured after two groups from Birla and Lal Bahadur Shastri hostel clashed against each other during which stones and petrol bombs were also hurled.

21 Mar 2018


62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

In a first, the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarded full autonomy to as many as 62 institutions of higher education.

17 Mar 2018


GATE 2018: Farmer's son tops India in Chemistry

Prashant Gupta, a farmer's son from Lucknow, has secured the All India Rank 1 in Chemistry in the 2018 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), the results of which were declared on Friday.

24 Jan 2018


BHU mandates Aadhaar for admissions into UG, PG courses

On one side, the SC is hearing petitions challenging the constitutionality of Aadhaar. On another, more and more agencies, including educational institutes, are demanding it for different schemes.

BHU MA exams test students on GST, Padmavati and BJP

The Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) ongoing MA examinations have ruffled a few feathers. Many have criticized the questions set in papers like political science and history as ones with a "definite agenda".

25 Oct 2017


Thumri Queen Girija Devi, 'pride of Banaras Gharana', dead

Eminent classical singer Girija Devi, the 'Queen of Thumri', passed away in Kolkata yesterday after a cardiac arrest. She was 88.

AMU, BHU might lose 'Hindu', 'Muslim' from names

If a UGC panel's recommendations are accepted, the reputed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will lose religions from their names.

BHU turmoil: All about the latest developments at the university

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is on the boil. A lot has happened since a girl student was molested on September 21.

29 Sep 2017


Jamia's new night-out guideline for female hostelers sparks row

After Banaras Hindu University, now Jamia Millia Islamia is under scanner for trying to regulate the personal freedom of female students.

24 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

BHU molestation: Protesting students lathi-charged by police

On an otherwise normal Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh police lathi-charged students from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) who had been protesting for over three days against the alleged molestation of a university girl.