Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi (abbreviated IIT (BHU)) is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. IIT (BHU) Varanasi has 14 departments and three inter-disciplinary schools.IIT(BHU) is entirely based on the ranks obtained in JEE Advanced, GATE or GPAT. IIT (BHU) has collaborated with University of Cambridge (UK), University of Oxford (UK), University of Sheffield (UK). It provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs in Engineering and Pharmacy.