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

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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.