Institute of Technology, affliated to the Banaras Hindu University
, is one of the oldest and largest educational institutions in northern India. It is located on the banks of river Ganga in the holy city of Varanasi
, Uttar Pradesh
. It was founded by Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916. IT was formerly known as BENCO (Banaras Engineering College) and celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in 1994. IT-BHU offers under graduate and graduate level courses in almost all fields. The Institute of Technology has a Main Library adjacent to the I.T. Directorate (administrative block) on a floor area of about 1,400 sq m including three big halls which have recently been added. The Institute has so far produced about 21,400 B.Tech. graduates, 2,650 M. Techs and 650 Doctoral degree holders.