Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

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Department of History


Department of History

The Department of Philosophy started functioning in the Central Hindu College soon after its establishment. Professor Ambika Charan Ukil was the first Professor of Philosophy & Logic. He joined the College in the year 1904 and left after a couple of years. Professor Phani Bhusan Adhikari succeeded him.

The Hindu University Society which was established in 1911 took over the Central Hindu College on the 27th of November, 1914.After the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University (by the B.H.U. Act No. XVI of 1915 which came into force from 1/4/1916), a declaration was issued that on and with effect from 1st October 1917, the Central Hindu College shall be deemed to be a college maintained by the University, and thus the teaching function of the University started with effect from that date, viz., 1/10/1917 with the Central Hindu College as its first constituent College.

The Central Hindu College was shifted from its building at Kamachha to the University campus on the completion of its new building in the year 1921. The Department of Philosophy started holding its classes in this new building from August 1921.

Department of History
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


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