The Banaras Hindu University, founded by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1916, one of the top 3 universities in India, is an Institute of Eminence (IoE) designated by the UGC, Govt. of India. It is a residential University with a walled campus spread over 1360 acres (and a south campus of 2700 acres) that offers a formidable range of teaching disciplines with six institutes and 14 faculties comprising ~140 departments. The IIT (BHU) is also on the same campus. This variety offers the possibility of collaborating with experts from a wide range of disciplines to the advantage of AIWC.