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Banaras Hindu University was founded by _________?
A. CR Das
B. Pt. JL Nehru
C. Madan Mohan Malviya
D. Vivekananda

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MVSAT 2024
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Banaras Hindu University was formerly known as Central Hindu Collegelocated in Banaras or Varanasi was established in the year 1916 and it was a joint establishment.

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Banaras Hindu University was a joint establishment by the Maharaja of Darbhanga Rameshwar Singh, Sunder Lal, Madan Mohan Malviya and Annie Besant, the British Theosophist and Home Rule League founder.
Madan Mohan Malviya was an educational reformer, an Indian scholar and a politician known for his role in the Indepence movement. He was the four times president of the Indian National Congress and founder of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha. He is addressed as Mahamana. He worked hard to promote modern education and so eventually founded Banaras Hindu University. He was also the Vice Chancellor of the University from 1919 to 1938. He is also noted for his role in ending the indentured system especially in Caribbean.
 Banaras Hindu University was formerly known as Central Hindu College founded in 1916. It is a public central university and over 30,000 students reside in the campus. It also is the largest residential university in Asia. Campus is spread over 1300 acres built on the land donated by Kashi Naresh Prabhu Narayan Singh who was the hereditary ruler of Banaras. South campus is spread over 2700 acres of land dedicated to agricultural science centre located in Mirzapur District.
Hence, the correct answer is option C.

Madan Mohan Malviya was the one who founded Scouting in India and The Leader, a highly influential English newspaper which was published from Allahabad or now Prayagraj in 1909.