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IIT Hostels


IIT Chennai

Each hostel in the institute is an independent unit in respect to its internal administration under the overall supervision of the Council of Wardens and the Hostel Management. A Warden appointed by the Director administers the hostel and an Asst. Warden in all matters relating to the hostel assists him.

Each hostel has a Hostel Council, an advisory body comprising the Warden of the Hostel (as its Chairman), the Asst. Warden and the elected student secretaries as its members. The Hostel Council plans the students’ activities for the year, prepares the budget for sports, recreational and other social activities of the students through the respective student secretaries and is responsible for the running of individual messes with the help of the mess committee.

Allotment of rooms to the residents takes place at the end of each academic year when the final year UG and PG students vacate their rooms after completion of their programmes of study. The rooms vacated by the outgoing students are made available by the Warden for other senior residents in the hostel to change their rooms, on request. The change in rooms is effected in accordance with the policy followed by individual hostels and with the Warden’s approval. After completion of this process, the number of vacant rooms available in each hostel for allotment to freshers is intimated to the Chairman, Council of Wardens and the Dean of Students.

Each room is provided with a cot, a table, a chair, a bookshelf, and a ceiling fan (with regulator). Residents cannot move the furniture or fittings from one room to another. Private cooking in the rooms is strictly prohibited. Consumption of alcoholic drinks and use of narcotic drugs is strictly prohibited.

Guests of the residents may be permitted to stay in the hostel by the Chairman, Council of Wardens on payment of the necessary charges at his office. The charges are subject to variation from time to time. Overnight guests are permitted in a students’ room with the Warden’s prior permission, but no person of the opposite sex, guest or otherwise is permitted to stay overnight. However, parents or other close relatives of the student can avail themselves of the boarding/lodging facilities at the Taramani Guest House on payment of the necessary charges.

IIT, Kharagpur

The Hostels are laid out along Scholars Avenue which runs from the Institute gates all the way upto the hospital. There are seven hostels in all for Undergraduate male students and two for women. In addition, there are a few Post Graduate Students’ hostels. Unofficially, there is the division between the old and new campus. The old campus consists of the earliest halls built when IIT was first started. They include:
    • Azad Hall
    • Patel Hall
    • Nehru Hall
Together they constitute the PAN loop (Patel, Azad, Nehru laid out on the edge of a circle). These are farthest away from the Academic campus and hence grew in reputation to be the more fun places, in general, to be in.

The New campus consists of the following undergraduate hostels:
    • Radhakrishnan Hall (R.K.)
    • Rajendra Prasad Hall (R.P.)
    • Lala Lajpat Rai Hall(L.L.R.)
    • Vidyasagar Hall (V.S.)
    • Sarojini Naidu Hall (S.N.)
    • Indira Gandhi Hall (I.G.)
The graduate students live in the following hostels:
    • B. C. Roy Hall
    • Gokhale Hall
    • J. C. Bose Hall
    • Zakir Hussain Hall
Cycling was the predominant mode of commuting to campus although some people preferred walking and a chosen few sported motorbikes.

Other things that one comes across on Scholars Avenue are the Gymkhana, Tennis Courts, Swimming Pool, HMC Office, Telephone and Fax center and Gopal’s. The road is lined by trees which usually are lush green all year round. IIT Kharagpur has the advantage of being located in the middle of nowhere and hence is untouched by the cancerous growth of cities and the plague of construction. It is probably pretty much like what it was when it was originally built. The pollution free air puts it in stark contrast with other universities located in big cities.

IIT Mumbai

IIT Bombay is a small township in itself. Consciously developed, the campus has retained and increased its green cover, rich in natural flora and fauna.

The campus is connected to the city proper, an hour’s distance through buses and local trains.

All students and most faculty live on campus, in student hostels and IIT staff quarters. 
The peaceful atmosphere of the campus belies the full range of activities going on that complement academic life.

The residential area for faculty, staff and students covers a large part of the campus. There is separate accommodation available for married students. Guests can stay in Staff Hostel as well as in the Guest House.
    • Student Hostels
    • Residential Area for Faculty and Staff
    • Staff Hostel
    • Guest House
    • Tansa House
    • Tulsi House
    • Vihar House
    • Students Activities Centre
If you are a sports enthusiast, the SAC has a gymnasium, a squash court and facilities foe gymnastics. You can also play TT, carrom, chess and bridge. SAC also houses facilities for various hobbies like – HAM radio equipment, Electronics Club, et al. There is also an Open Air Theatre (OAT) in the SAC. This is used for open air programmes (after the monsoons).

Convocation Hall

The huge Convocation Hall is used for a variety of purposes. Most of the cultural activities like the PAF, MI, etc take place in this hall. Apart from the yearly convocation, weekly movies are also screened in the convo. The room behind the Convocation Hall houses the Music Room where a variety of music instruments (even a piano).

There is a 60 bed hospital with full time doctors and visiting specialists. The hospital has its own pathological labs, x – ray & ECG facilities and a physiotherapy section too. The OPD timings are 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.. The doctor on duty in the wards will see you at other times in cases of emergency. An ambulance is available on a telephone call (#5555). If one falls ill before or after the examinations, one needs a medical certificate from the Senior Medical Officer for the retests. 
The medical facilities are available free of cost to the students, while the faculty and the staff have to pay a sum of Rs.1 per visit to the OPD.

There’s an SBI Branch (9:45 am to 1:45 pm, week days. 9:45 am to 12:45 pm on Saturdays). Saraswati Co-op. Bank Branch (8:30 am to 12:30 pm on weekdays and 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturdays). Canara Bank, in the Cafeteria Building. (9:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday). It is well – equipped, computerized branch, assuring instant deposits and withdrawls – saving a lot of your precious time.
Post Office

A Post Office is situated at the Y – Point Gate (YP). Timing : 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.. (Postal Orders, Registration, etc upto 3 p. m. only).
IIT Market

There is a market at YP both inside and outside the campus. (No wonder its called the market gate by bus conductors). Apart from this there is a Co-op (IIT Consumers CO-op. Society) in the MB (Main Building) fro books and stationery. Books are also available at YP. 
There’s a cycleshop near H8 & a cobbler’s shop near H1. 
The laundry guy often comes to the hostel, otherwise there’s one behind H8.
IDC Auditorium

The Industrial Design Centre (IDC) has its own auditorium which they allow to use for conducting instiute seminars, lectures, etc, besides screening a weekly movie on Thursdays, an activity of the IDC Movie Club, for which membership is available to the non – IDCians at a sum of Rs.50 per semester.
Hills and Lakes

The campus of IIT Bombay is one of the most beautiful campus in the world. Nature has bestowed us with two lovely lakes and two hills to make the atmosphere all the more serene and exotic. One of the lakes, Powai, also supplies water to most parts of Bombay. The other lake, Vihar, is surrounded from all sides by the hills, making the sunset the most lovely to watch; while Powai suffices one’s eyes’ appetite and refreshes the mind by offering the view of the sunrise and the reflections of the changing colours of the sky in water.

IIT Bombay has a large and efficient security force, offering its services to all the buildings, including the residential areas, the gates, et al. Security kiosks are present at accessible distance from all points in the campus.

IIT Kanpur

It is located on GT Road at Kalyanpur, about 16 Km. west of Kanpur city, on 1055 acres of land offered by the Government of UP. It is a residential campus offering accommodation to all the faculty, about 700 support staff, and students. The campus has all the amenities for developing the personal, social and academic skills of the community.
    • Health Centre (HC) equipped with pharmacy, clinical Laboratory and a 30-bed Indoor Ward. Emergency care is provided round-the-clock.
    • Branches of State Bank of India and Union Bank of India
    • Post office & Telecom bureau
    • Well planned shopping centre which also has a branch of the State Bank of India, and a Post-Office.
    • Transport facilities
    • Petrol Pump
    • Outdoor Courts for Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Tennis and Indoor Courts for Badminton, Fields for Hockey, Football and Cricket, Gymnastics and Weight-Lifting Facilities
    • Olympic-size 8-lane Swimming Pool
    • Gliding and Soaring Centre provides an opportunity for learning gliding. Facilities are offered for obtaining glider pilot’s license.
    • Students Activities Centre (SAC) housing various Hobby Clubs viz., Fine Arts, Photography, Astronomy, Electronics, Debate, Indian Music, Theatre Workshop, Aero-modelling
    • Community Centre
    • Faculty Club
    • Visitors’ Hostel (Guest House)
    • Seven boy’s hostels and a girl’s hostel

IIT Delhi

Names of hostels
    • Nilgiri 
    • Karakoram
    • Aravali 
    • Jwalamukhi 
    • Kumaon
    • Vindhyachal
    • Shivalik 
    • Kailash Hostel (for girls) 
    • Himadri Hostel (for girls) 

Each Hostel is self-contained with amenities such as a reading room, an indoor games room, a lounge and a dining hall with mess. The computer rooms are under construction.

The Dean of Students, in his capacity as the President of the Board for Hostel Management, is the head of the hostel organisation. He is assisted in his administrative responsibilities by the Associate Dean of Students and the Assistant Registrar (Student Affairs). The Board for Hostel Management, the main function of which is to coordinate the working of all the hostels, has representation from all the hostels and takes decisions on all policies of common interest. The administrative head of each hostel, the Warden, is a senior faculty member.

    • On arrival a student will report to the Caretaker or any other official of the hostel authorized by the Warden and will take possession of the room after signing the inventory of the furniture, electrical and other items in the room.
    • At the end of each semester a student shall vacate his/her room and hand over the charge of the room including all items on the inventory to the Caretaker-or-any other official of the hostel authorized by the Warden. Any student desirous of retaining his room during the vacation must seek prior permission of his Warden.
    • Any act of intimidation or violence, willful damage to property or drunken and riotous behavior constitutes an offence.
    • Use of narcotics, consumption of alcoholic beverages and gambling are strictly prohibited.
    • Use of audio equipment in hostels is acceptable only if it is not objectionable to other residents.
    • It is mandatory and ordinarily sufficient for a resident to inform the House Secretary/Warden about any guest(s) staying overnight with him, with express provision that they are empowered to deny permission if the situation so warrants. For guests staying up to five days, prior permission would have to be obtained from the Warden. For longer periods permission is to be sought from the Dean of Students/Associate Dean of Students.
    • The Hostel dues shall be paid as per the directives of the BHM. 
For Male Students:
    • A student’s parents and other male guests may visit him in his room. 
    • Lady family members may be allowed to visit a student in his room with the permission of the Warden. 
    • Non-family lady visitors may be entertained by a student in the visitors’ room in the hostel from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
For Female Students:
    • All residents should be normally back in the hostel by 8.30 p.m. 
    • In the pursuit of their academic work, they may stay in their laboratories, computer centre or library till 11.00 p.m. but be back in the hostel latest by 11.00 p.m. 
    • In case any resident has to stay out in the research laboratory or computer centre for academic work after 11.00 p.m., she may do so after making proper entries in the register regarding her name, name of the laboratory/computer centre, time of leaving the hostel and expected time of return to the hostel. On her return, she will enter in the same register the actual time of her return. 
    • If a resident wishes to stay out after 11.00 p.m. for any other purpose, she has to take prior permission of the Warden. 
    • First year students are not allowed to be outside the hostel after 9.00 p.m. for any reason without specific and prior approval of Warden and making proper entries in the register.

IIT Guwahati

All the students of the Institute have been lodged in hostels in the campus. They have been accommodated in single-seater rooms. These hostels are equipped with modern amenities and facilities for sports and recreation such as satellite TV, indoor games and a gymnasium. Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and football are also there. Computer facilities are also available in each of the hostels. Separate accommodation is provided to the girl students. A round-the-clock canteen is in operation to cater to the needs of the students.

Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food are available in the hostels. Each hostel has a Warden to look after the welfare of the students. The Hostel Management Committee looks after the overall administration of the hostels.

The IIT Guest House provides accommodation to Institute guests, visiting faculty and guardians of students.

Sports & Recreation

The Institute has a Gymkhana to oversee the cultural and sports activities. The Gymkhana has a student General Secretary, a Sports Secretary, Academic Secretary, a Cultural Secretary – all of whom belong to the student community and are elected by the students.
The Gymkhana arranges cultural activities for the benefit of the students. A cultural festival called “Alcheringa” and “Techniche”, the technical festival of IIT Guwahati is organized every year. A sub-chapter of SPIC-MACAY Guwahati has also been started.
The Gymkhana has a good collection of musical equipment for the use of its students. It also arranges different sports activities. Indoor sports facilities are available in the hostels. Outdoor games are also arranged. 
Health Care

Medical facilities are provided to the staff and students of the Institute through an OPD set up in one of the hostels. The Institute currently has three medical officers, all of whom are specialists. Patients requiring indoor treatment are referred to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital(GMCH) where modern facilities for treatment are available. Apart from GMCH, the institute has several approved private nursing homes including the Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC). The Institute also has a few approved diagnostic laboratories where patients can undergo routine and special investigations as and when required.

IIT Roorkee

Located on a lush 350-acre campus about 170 Kms. from Delhi, the Institute has adequate infrastructure facilities. Roorkee’s proximity to Delhi enables the Department to draw expert visiting faculty from the metropolis. On visiting the campus, one is impressed by the elegance of the main building of Renaissance style, spacious lawns and sports grounds enbordered by a variety of trees. Environment on the campus is congenial for academics and offers excellent opportunities for extra curricular activities. The campus is aesthetically designed and consists of modern auditoriums, a well-stocked library, a 24-hour computer center, dinning halls and mess, canteens, bank, post- office and a railway reservation center.
Sports Facilities

Sports play an important role in the personality development of a student. The Institute’s campus provides excellent recreational facilities. These include a cricket field, a football field,indoor badminton courts, squash courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, billiards and also an Olympic size swimming pool.
Residential Facilities

The MBA programme is fully residential. Students of the Department are provided single accommodation in the Institute’s hostels. The hostels have canteen, mess, TV rooms and sprawling lawns.The on campus residential facility facilitates greater interaction among the students, stimulating them to imbibe the values of teamwork so crucial in today’s corporate world. This also provides the students with a homely atmosphere.

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