As soon as anyone tell us that in to pursue our higher education we will have to go and study at a college and thereafter stay in its hostel,we all get cold feet and start thinking about dripping pipes ,broken beds ,dirt bed sheets and no sense of cleanliness.
This is just a fragment of the imagination and a sterotype which may have been formed due to watching some serials or the movies.
Indian colleges these days are known to offer you with the most luxurious accommodations which can give even the BEST HOTELS a run for their money.
This educational institution is known to have the best and the largest single building not only in India but in the whole of Asia as well.
The biggest hostel at NIT Warangal is called ultra mega hostel which houses PG and the B.tech students.
The hostel has 10 floors with 120 rooms in each floor. The rooms are both single and double seated and have a total capacity to lodge 1,800 students. Apart from this, the college has a ‘Mega Hostel’ as well which has a capacity to comfortably accommodate 1,000 students.
A fully residentail campus BIT Mesra has eleven hostels for boys and three separate ones for girls.
The college houses app 3,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students along with 2,000 members of the faculty and the staff.
The hostel area is full of greenery.
The official website reveals that each male student is provided with well furnished single accomodation while girls share their accomdation spacious and adequalty funished rooms.
Individual rooms are constructed in a row with a wide veranda for common use running along the length of passage. The reading room in each hostel subscribes to a large number of magazines, periodicals and newspapers. The entertainment hall in each hostel has a colour television set. Each hostel has an independent mess, completely run and managed by the students themselves”.
BIT Mesra also holds inter-hostel tournaments which include quizzes as well as indoor and outdoor games.
This b-school has two sets of hostels one is the old dorm area and the other is called the new dorm area. The old dorm area is part of the heritage campus and was designed by Louis Kahn, renowned American architect in the 1960s. The old dorm area has a lot of cross-ventilation and so is comfortable to stay in. The new campus is just a road away and is connected by an underground tunnel.
The official website of IIM-A says, “There are 25 student dormitories with a total capacity to hold about 740 occupants. Apart from the dormitories there are separate housing facilities available for married candidates. The dorms have ten single rooms on each floor arranged around a stairway and a tearoom”
All student housing buildings at Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) are red bricked, double storey with a total capacity to accommodate 400+ students. These hostels are named after Indian trees and flowers such as Champa, Chandni, Chinar, Kachnar, Parijat, Amaltas, Gulmohar and Palaash. In addition, MICA has an international student’s hostel called Silver Oak.
Students are mostly offered double sharing rooms in their first year and single occupancy ones are given to them from 2nd year onwards.
The picturesque campus of IIT Guwahati has nine full-fledged hostels, including one girls’ hostel and one new boys’ hostel. The names of the boys’ hostels are Brahmaputra, Kapili, Dihing, Dibang, Manas, Kameng, Umiam, Siang and Barak whereas the girls’ hostel is called Subansiri. The hostel provides single seater accommodation.
“Each hostel has a multipurpose common room, a TV room where the environment gets really hot during Indo-Pak matches and the English Premier League, a TT room, carom and a gym, a volley ball court or a badminton court, depending on the hostel you find yourself in, along with a multi-purpose playground.
In addition, there is also the reading room where you will find the latest magazines and a plethora of newspapers. Each room in every hostel is connected to the institute LAN (Local Area Network). Internet facility is provided in individual rooms”, states the official website.