Varanasi Established in 1915, Banaras Hindu University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Varanasi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Uttar Pradesh. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Hindu religion. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 104 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.