The 4 most famous universities in Varanasi city
1- Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
2-Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi
3-Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi
4-Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath
(BHU) Banaras Hindu University
BHU was set up in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the Maharaja of Darbhanga Rameshwar Singh, the Maharaja of Banaras Prabhu Narayan Singh, Sunder Lal, and Annie Besant, who started the British Theosophist group and the Home Rule League.
BHU Facilities and Infrastructure
- A Central & Various Departmental Libraries.
- Seminar Halls for different departments.
- Well-equipped and advanced Computer Labs.
- The facility of 24×7 Internet with Wi-Fi.
- Canteens and messes on the campus premises.
- Girls and Boys Hostels.
- An Indoor Swimming Pool.
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith
Foundation. Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and Bhagwan Das started the university in Varanasi on February 10, 1921. This was during the freedom struggle’s non-cooperation movement. The university used to be called Kashi Vidyapith, but in 1995, its name was changed to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith. Mahatma Gandhi was the one who opened it.
MGKVP is one of the best universities in Varanasi it has so many branches there are lots of facilities
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University
Sampurnanand as “Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.” Under the U.P. State University Act of 1973, it was changed to Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in 1974. The “Government Sanskrit College,” which has been in Benaras since 1791, is the place where this university got its start.
Sanskrit is one of the best languages in the world. It is studied and researched at a university in Varanasi, UP. Dr. Sampurnanand, who was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at the time, started the Sampurnanad Sanskrit University, which was originally called the “Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya,” in 1958. In 1974, the U.P. State University Act changed the name of the school to Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. This college was started in 1791 by the “Government Sanskrit College” in Benaras!
Since the Government Sanskrit College, the Saraswati Bhavan library has 2 million printed books and 1 million handwritten books in Sanskrit.
Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies
The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (deemed university) (CIHTS) in Sarnath, Varanasi, is the only one of its kind in the country. In 1967, the institute was set up. During a conversation between Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Institute was proposed as a way to educate young people from the Tibetan Diaspora and the Himalayan border regions of India, who share religion, culture, and language with Tibet.
At first, the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) was a part of Sampurnananda Sanskrit University. In 1977, it became an independent body under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Education, and Government of India.