Founded by Pandit Madan Mohan
Malviya as a centre for
education in Indian art, music, culture and philosophy, and for the
study of Sanskrit & it is considered to be the largest residential university in
Asia. Varanasi has long been a centre of learning and that tradition is
continued today at the Benaras Hindu University( BHU) built in 1917. The five sq kms campus houses the Bharat Kala Bhavan
which has a fine collection of miniature paintings, sculptures from 1st
to 15th centuries.