All about University Hostels

The University of Delhi (DU) has a number of hostels for the incoming batch of students. Read on to know more about the hostel facilities available in the Varsity. 

While University Hostels are coveted for their proximity to college and affordability, most of them have limited seats. A list of contact persons for the college hostels has also been provided in the official information bulletin for admission into the undergraduate programme, 2018-19. Admission is both merit-based and need-based. Here is a list of all the University hostels and the facilities they have:

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There are also two undergraduate hostels for female undergraduate applicants that is, Undergraduate Hostel for Girls and International Students House for Women.


Admission into hostels are based on limited seats and hence all outstation students are not bound to get admission into them once they get admitted into their college. Out of the vacant hostel seats 15% seats are reserved for SC students and 7.5% for ST students and 3% for students with Physical Disabilities. A few seats are also reserved for the CW quota (children of Armed forces). Only outstation candidates are considered for admission.

Dr Nandita Narayansamy, warden of the women’s hostel at Sri Venkateswara College told our correspondent that the college hostels enjoy facilities like well-furnished rooms, hot water, wifi, mess, a newly constructed gym, and a common room where there are books and magazines including a microwave and a refrigerator. “We offer 24 seats each to male and female applicants each year although on an average we get around 500 applicants each year. There are many cultural committees of the hostel and lots of activities happen here,” she concludes.

Dr Ashok Kumar, warden of Ramjas college hostel says, “There is virtually 1 seat from each course available for first-year applicants. We have 30 seats for female students and around 41 seats for male students. The facilities include furnished rooms, food, laundry facilities and wifi. We allow students to take four late nights in a month wherein they are allowed to stay until 11 pm and extend beyond the 9 pm curfew. Five times a month, they can take a night out to go to their local guardian’s place.”

However, it is true that living in the hostels often bound the students to a new college experience. Tridisha Thakuria, a first-year student at Miranda House women’s hostel recounts her experience of being in a hostel: “It’s become a part of what I have become. I have undergone many experiences there and it has become a home to me. Initially, we felt very alone in the new city and even in college. It was the hostel with its countless occasions like fresher’s, farewell, socials and so on that made us come together. The Miranda House hostel is also very pretty and picturesque so there is an added bonus.”


Feature Image Credits: Hindu College 

Infographic Credits: Vijeata Balani for DU Beat

Sara Sohail

Journalism has been called the “first rough draft of history”. D.U.B may be termed as the first rough draft of DU history. Freedom to Express.

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