Lesser-known facts about Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
It is one of the
residential universities in Asia, with over 20,000 students and 3,000 faculty
BHU is home to over 100 departments and institutes
BHU is home to the largest library in Asia, with over 10 million books and journals.
BHU has its own astronomical observatory, which was established in 1931
BHU has its own museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the Indus Valley Civilization
BHU is also home to the world's oldest Sanskrit library, the Saraswati Pustakalaya
BHU has 2nd Kashi Vishwanath Temple on the university campus.