Achievements and Prospects
Banaras Hindu University, the largest residential university in Asia, spread over an area of 16.5 sq. kms. It is one of the prestigious Central Universities of the Country. This University was established in 1916 by the noted national leader and educationist- Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malviyaji.
Banaras Hindu University is the only University in India which has a full fledged constituent Faculty of Ayurveda on its Campus. The Faculty of Ayurveda is the integral part of the Institute of Medical Sciences, where both the faculties i.e.,Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Ayurveda function under one roof and common administrative control. This unique and singular situation provides ample opportunity of academic interaction between the two faculties with inter-disciplinary research, education and patients care, which is essential for growth of medical science in general and scientific development of Ayurveda in particular.
Banaras Hindu University's Faculty of Ayurveda is number one of the three Apex Institutions of Ayurveda in the country as recognized by Govt. of India. The Steering Committee of Planning Commission has also identified BHU Faculty of Ayurveda as an Apex Institution of Ayurveda .
Sir Sunderlal Hospital, an integral part of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, serving the ailing humanity is the most reputed hospital of this area and attracts patients from eastern U.P. and adjacent area of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. S.S. Hospital has two fully developed wings of Ayurveda and Modern medicine. Ayurvedic Wing of Sir Sunderlal Hospital has to its credit several physicians of National and International repute. Right from Pt. Satya Narain Shastri, Vd. Dharam Das, Vd. Yadunandan Upadhyay, Prof. P. J. Deshpande, Prof L.M. Singh, Prof. S.N. Tripathi and one and the only one of his repute Prof. R.H. Singh, Former Professor & Head, Department of Kayachikitsa, Ex. Dean, Faculty of Ayurveda and Ex. Vice-Chancellor, Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan are the few illuminaries who have served this Ayurvedic Hospital. Ayurvedic hospital is known for its determined and devoted care by the Doctors and staff. Hospital has all the facilities required for outdoor and indoor patients care.