BIOENGINEERING & REGENERATIVE MEDICINE (ICBR-2020)
School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT BHU,
Varanasi, the oldest living city of the world and holiest city in Hinduism, is a cultural center of North India is closely located by the Ganges and also known as the land of The Shiva. It has been the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and is considered as one of the holiest in Hinduism. The city is known worldwide for its ghats, embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river. Some of them being the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the Panchganga Ghat, the Manikarnika Ghat, and the Harishchandra Ghat where pil grims perform rituals and can watch Ganga Aarti. Varanasi has grown to be an important industrial center, famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculptures.
Varanasi has also remained a center of activity for intellectuals and theologians during the middle Ages, which further contributed to its prestige as a cultural center of religion and education. Varanasi attracts students and scholars from across the country. Varanasi has an overall literacy rate of 80%. It is home to several colleges and universities. The campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which is one of the most prominent residential universities in Asia with over 20,000 students, is located in the heart of Varanasi. The Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi is designated an Institute of National Importance and is one of 23 Indian Institutes of Technology.