Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can be uploaded to BHUIR?
    1. Journal articles
    2. Theses & Dissertations
    3. Powerpoint Presentations
    4. Dissertations
    5. Presentations
    6. Datasets
    7. Working papers and pre-prints
    8. Technical reports/Project Reports
    9. University documents
    10. Books, series, and journals
    11. Images
    12. Video and sounds files

  2. Who can upload documents to BHUIR?
  3. Any faculty member of Banaras Hindu University may upload scholarly publications. Additionally, research scholars and other doctoral candidates can also upload their research publications.

  4. Creating an Account in BHUIR
  5. Go to BHUIR, click Register and enter your email account.

    An email verification link will be sent to your registered account. Kindly follow the instructions in the mail to complete your registration.

    Fill up the registration form and click register to login to your account.

  6. Uploading the Documents in BHUIR
  7. BHUIR has been designed to make it very easy for faculty members and students to upload their publications. BHUIR staff will help faculty/students who wish to submit their research publications. If faculty/student would rather wish submit their research publications themselves, they should first register with BHUIR and write a mail to to activate the submission facility. Please provide your affiliation details (the name of the faculty and the department) in the mail.

    Please follow the steps given under the section Institutional Repository Submission Instructions to submit your work in institutional repository.

  8. Institutional Repository Submission Instructions
  9. Any BHU faculty member can submit their scholarly work to the institutional repository following the steps explained below. If you are a student, staff member, or unaffiliated researcher with an interest in depositing content in the repository, please contact the BHUIR team for further instructions.

    Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

    1. A digital (soft) copy of your research article, book chapter, or other scholarly product you wish to submit in the repository. Your manuscript copy (preprint or post print) of the article is preferred over the published version.
    2. Any descriptive information you have about the item, such as the name of the supervisor, abstract, relevant keywords or website link.

    Step 1:

    Log in to BHUIR.

    If you are not a registered member, please follow the instructions given in Creating an Account in BHUIR

    Step 2:

    Once you've logged in, choose Submissions from the My Account tab on the upper right side.

    From there, you'll have the option to start a new submission, and can choose Institutional Repository Submissions from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can use this direct link to submit a new item after logging in.

    Note: Submissions tab will be active only if you have already requested to the BHUIR admin to authorize for upload of the documents. Please refer section Uploading the Documents to request admin for the document upload.

    Step 3:

    Click on "Start a New Submission".

    Step 4:

    the collection in which you would like to submit your documents. Note: You will be able to see only those collections in which you are authorized to submit a document.

    Step 5:

    Fill out the details of the document in Item Submission form.

    Please provide accurate, thorough information about the document you are submitting to the repository. Kindly ensure you have permissions to submit/upload the full text of your research article in the repository. Please refer website to find a summary of permissions that are given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement to avoid any conflict of interest.

    Step 6:

    Upload your file(s).

    BHUIR can accept a variety of scholarly materials, including articles and journal articles, supplemental data sets, audio files, video files, and more, and can support most common file types for documents and media. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

    Step 7:

    Review your submission.

    Check for errors or missing information, and agree to the terms of our license agreement.

    After submitting materials to the repository, our BHUIR team will begin working on the submission--verifying rights, preparing the file submitted, adding and editing metadata, and moving the repository copy of the work to the appropriate department. If there is an issue with your submission--for example, publisher restrictions prohibiting the posting of your work in a repository--a member of our team will reach out to work directly with the author on ways to proceed.