BHU Press & Publication Cell

Name of the Unit : BHU Press and Publication Cell

Phone : 0542-6701779

Professor-in-Charge : Prof. Narendra Verma, Dept. of Geography [ GAD Notification]


1. Shri Narasingh Prasad : Section Officer 6701779

2. Dr. Rakesh Prasad Singh Sr. Assistant

3. Shri Rohit Anand : Sr. Clerk

4. Shri R.P. Singh : Ex.-Sr. Assistant

5. Shri Ramesh Bahadur Singh : Peon

6. Shri P. Hans : Peon

7. Shri Vireshwar Chatterjee : Contractual Peon

8. Shri Ramesh Kumar : Chowkidar

9. Shri Shambhoo Prasad : Chowkidar

10. Shri Brajesh Kumar Singh : Chowkidar

11. Shri Kailash Prasad : Composing Attendant

12. Shri Rupak Kumar Lahiry : Ex.-Composing Attendant

13. Shri Amresh Chandra Pandey : Proof Puller


1. Shri Dina Nath Chaubey : DTP Operator

2. Shri Rajesh Kumar Tiwari : DTP Operator

3. Shri Anil Kumar Nandan : Compositor

4. Shri Arumoy Basu : Cameraman

5. Shri Raja Ram : Offsetman

6. Shri Lal Bahadur : Offsetman

7. Shri Lav Kush Singh : Offsetman

8. Shri Dinesh Kumar Singh : Screen Printer

9. Shri Prahlad Singh : Offsetman

10. Shri Kalicharan : Tradle Man

11. Shri Jagdish Chandra Maurya : Binder

12. Shri Shobh Nath : Binder

13. Shri Prem Shankar : Binder

14. Shri Atulendra Kumar : Offsetman

Brief write-up about the BHU Press & Publication Cell

Banaras Hindu University got the BHU Press set up in the year 1936 with an initial contribution of Rs. 50,000/- made by Seth Jugal Kishore Birla. The amount was utilized for purchasing the equipment and constructing the building. The objectives of BHU Press are as under :

1. Printing and Binding works of all the departments of university including books, journals, proceedings and prospectus etc.

2. Printing of prescribed forms and registers, its storing and supply.

3. Printing and publishing of university publications.

Present Status of Building, Staff and Machine

BHU Press and Publication Cell consists of two sub units - BHU Press & Publication Cell. The primary objective of BHU Press as stated above is to publish books, journals and stationery of the University, while Publication Cell that has its Office and sales counter near the L.D. Guest House looks after the job of selling University Publications. The BHU Press is situated in the BHU Campus having its separate compound walls covering area of 80,000 sq. ft. The building is constructed with an underground store and is covering an area of 25,000 sq. ft.

Presently, the BHU Press has a work force of 10 permanent, 02 re-engagement office staff and 14 Contractual Staff are working against the vacant posts.

The BHU Press is equipped with 03 Letter Press Printing Machines & Binding Machines, 03 Single Colour Offset Printing Machines, 01 Double Colour Offset Printing Machine and 01 Mini Offset Printing Machine. During the XII Plan it is proposed to purchase CTP and some other machines in order to modernize the Press.

Department and Offices which send their work to the BHU Press

There are more than 200 departments (teaching, offices and units) of university which send their printing and binding work to BHU Press. Some of them are mentioned below :

* All the Institutes, Faculties, Teaching Departments, MMV, Central Hindu School of Girls & Boys and IIT(BHU).

* Controller of Examination Office which conduct the regular examination U.E.T., P.E.T., R.E.T., School Entrance Test (SET), B.A.M.S., M.D. & M.S. Entrance.

* Convocation, Conferences, Seminars and other functions organized by the University.

* Central Office which consists of the offices of Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer, Dean of Students and University Works Department.

* Sports Board, Chief Proctor Office, PRO, Electric & Water Supply Services.

* Hospital of 1000 beds, Student Health Care Complex, Staffs Health Care Complex, Hostels.

* Directors, Coordinators, Investigators of different Research Project and Scheme.

* Department of Panchang, Prajna and several other units.

Nature of Printing Works Done

There are various types of printing jobs sent by the different departments, office of the university to BHU Press which vary in size, quantity and quality. These are of the following nature :

* Books authored by Faculty members and Journals brought out by different Department, Faculties & Professional Bodies.

* Examination Answer Books, Degree and Admit Cards.

* There are more than 150 prescribed forms and registers which are kept ready and supplied to the Department, Offices and Hospital etc.

* Annual Reports, Annual Accounts, Hospital jobs and Identity Card for students, staff and teachers.

* Souvenirs, Abstracts required for conferences and seminars etc. and work related to convocations.

* Pamphlets, Folders, Invitation Cards, Posters, Letter Pad, Visiting Card, Envelopes etc.

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