Course offered : BSc (H) Biology
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), an Autonomous institution, is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in Varanasi and was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, in 1916 with cooperation of great personalities like Dr Annie Besant. Banaras Hindu University is a Central University and was created under the Parliamentary legislation - B.H.U. Act 1915. It has a phenomenal range of teaching disciplines incorporating almost all conceivable subjects of Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Law, Education, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan, Architecture, Library Science, Journalism and a large number of Indian and Foreign Languages. It is the largest residential University in Asia, with over 30,000 students from India and 46 foreign countries. It has 64 hostels with nearly 11,000 inmates.
Intake : 307 (both males & females eligible) in Faculty of Science, 154 (only for females) in Mahila Mahavidyalaya BHU
Please see “Notes” under “Reservation” for Paid Seats and seats for Foreign Nationals
Honours subjects available
(a) In Faculty of Science : Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, Psychology.
(b) In Mahila Mahavidyalaya (only for females) : Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Home Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Zoology, Geology.
Minimum qualifying marks in Entrance Test : The minimum qualifying marks for the Undergraduate
Entrance Test has been fixed as 35% for General category and Other Backward Classes and 25% for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates for admission to various Undergraduate courses in the University.
Applying for more than one course : In case a candidate prefers to be considered for more than one course for which there are separate/common entrance tests, he/ she shall apply for each such course separately (See schedule of Entrance Tests). However, in case the candidate makes application (fills up application form) for more than one course under UET 2019, the Application Processing Fee/Entrance Test Fee payable by him/her for each subsequent application* (after first application) shall be charged at 50% of fee for first application.
If a candidate seeks to avail concession under this provision, he/she should essentially use the same email id. And mobile number during registration for applying to every course.
Reservation : SC 15%, ST 7.5%, OBC 27%, PWD (Physically Challenged) 5%, 15% supernumerary seats for the sons / daughters (including married daughters) of permanent employees (including those on probation) of BHU currently in service or were so during the academic Session immediately preceding the Session for which the Entrance Test is held, 15 seats (supernumerary) under sports category
(a) Paid seats : There is provision for supernumerary “PAID SEATS” (not exceeding 15% of the total number of seats) in certain courses, the details of which will be available at the time of admission from the concerned Faculty/Department.
(b) Provision to the extent of 15% supernumerary seats for Foreign Nationals exist, out of which 5% seats will be filled up by children of NRIs [Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)] and 5% by children of Indian workers in Gulf and South Asian Countries. The details about this may be obtained from the Office of the International Centre, C/3/3, Tagore House, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005.
(c) Economically Weaker Section (EWS) : In accordance with O.M.F.No.12-4/2019-U1 dated 17th January 2019 of the Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India, reservation for Economically Weaker Sections shall be provided in admission to certain courses during the Academic Session 2019-20. The details of courses covered under the staggered implementation plan and their revised intake during 2019-20 would be notified later on at BHU‟s Entrance Test Portal.
Choice of Offline / Online test : The entrance test will be conducted both in the pen-paper (OMR based) and Computer Based Test (CBT) modes. Test in both the modes would be conducted on the same date and at the same time with the same question paper. While the Pen - Paper Mode test will be conducted in 45 cities across the country, the CBT would be conducted in 115 cities. While filling up the online application form(s) the applicants shall have to opt either the Pen-Paper Mode or the CBT mode. Option once exercised shall be final; no change under any circumstances shall be permitted.