To apply for a hostel room before your arrival, fax to the Dean of Students' Welfare (DSW): 0091-11-26741523.

Please call and then request to accept the fax. (Time: 10 am - 5 pm, Mon to Fri) Please mention your name, country and the course you are selected for along with the date of booking. It is advisable to apply in advance as very limited room are there and there is huge rush during admission session.

After completing the admission, you can apply for a hostel room. They are allotted to the first come first served, but all foreign students are guaranteed a bed.

Go to the Office of the Dean of Students and fill in 2 yellow forms with the study card. Say clearly that you are a foreign student and that you are staying outside the campus and are waiting for a hostel room. There is no separate hostel and no separate mess for foreign students; first take a look in a hostel and try a mess meal. Avoid rooms near the bathrooms (noise) or under the roof (heat). Subject to availability of rooms, insist on getting the hostel you prefer.

Hostel life is a unique, rewarding and unforgettable experience, both for Indian and foreign students.

The problems of limited hours of water supply in summer in some of the hostels (ground floors have usually always water) and of occasional power cuts may be a challenge; talk about the (dis)advantages of staying in a hostel with others.

Living in a hostel keeps you in touch with what's living on the campus. Living off campus means paying rent, need of transportation, buying and preparing of food etc.

If a hostel room is not yet available you can ask the DSW to recommend you for a temporary stay in a Guesthouse or you can stay with a student in a hostel. You are requested to contact FSA President, Pramod Jaiswal (Room 131, Narmada Hostel, Cell: 9868033376) for all these problems.

Go to the assigned hostel and pay the hostel fee (form M I). Pay the fee and get the room.



Mess Admission Dues

Admission Fee

Rs 5

Mess Security (refundable)

Rs 850

Mess Advance

Rs 850

Establishment Charges (per semester)

Rs 200

Crockery, utensil charges (annual)

Rs 50

Newspaper (annual)

Rs 15

Hostel Admission Dues

Hostel Security (refundable)

Rs 50

Room Rent for two semester (recoverable in two installments)

Single Seated

Rs 240

Double Seated

Rs 120

Fine for late payment of mess bill

Rs 1 per day (From 25th to last day of month or till the bill is paid)

Guest Meal Charges


Rs 13


Rs 19


Rs 21

Dinner with mutton/ chicken/ fish or equivalent

Rs 27

Extra item taken with Breakfast

Rs 3

Ask for the signature of the hostel Officer-in-Charge on the folios which you may have to ask back from your School / Centre and have your address filled in on your I-card. Ask a copy of the "Hostels Guide" with extensive rules (e.g. Rule 25.8: "Students should not waste food").

There are four mixed (separate wings for girls and boys, common mess and TV Hall) hostels, Sabarmati, Tapti, Lohit and, Chandrabhaga, and one married students’ hostel (Mahanadi, old and extension).

Both the girls' hostels ("Entry prohibited to gents"), Ganga, Godavari, Yamuna (3 wings) and Tapti and Lohit (1 wing), and the boys' hostels are called after an Indian river: Jhelum, Sutlej, Periyar, Lohit, Mahi Mandavi, Narmada (only BA and MA students), Kaveri, and Brahmaputra (a.k.a. Poorvanchal). The latter (old and ext.) has only MPhil and Ph. D students, and only single rooms.

Yamuna is under direct control of the VC, whoever wants a single seater must apply after approval of the Dean and VC. In Yamuna the (one-time, refundable) deposit is Rs. 3000 and room rent 750 per month. This hostel is only for girls.

Due to the shortage, MPhil students share a room with another student for two to three semesters before getting a single seater - unless boys want immediately a single room in Brahmaputra. BA and MA students don't get single seaters. The waiting time for a room in Mahanadi is about one year, depending on the queue.

Make sure your furniture is available in the room: a bed, table, table lamp fixture and two chairs. You will have to buy your locks, mattress, pillow, sheets, blankets, bulbs/tube light (and a spoon and mug).


  • Respect the meal timings (tea ready at 7 am; breakfast 8-930am; lunch 1230 - 2pm; dinner 730-9pm);

  • You can get extra breakfast items (write it in the diet register);

  • You can order late/packed lunch or late dinner; (write it on the separate piece of paper);

  • three times a week non-veg dinner;

  • unlimited rice, chapatis, onions and dhal (pulses);

  • the food is spicy / hot but boiled food is available.


  • foreign students can fully withdraw from the mess; except in Yamuna Hostel.

  • lunch rebate is only possible for a month at a time;

  • up to 4 days you can get a complete mess rebate with a simple written application;

  • more than 4 days: chairperson/guide’s signature;

  • a mess rebate is only possible once a month;

  • extension of rebate when out of station by telegram or registered letter to the Mess Warden;

  • after return, rebate is difficult ,try the Mess Committee;

  • pay the monthly mess bill (± Rs. 800) before the 24th of the following month (fine of Re.1 / day till the next month and then an additional Rs. 20).

If you want to stay as a guest in a hostel, your host has to submit an application, get permission from the warden, deposit the guest charges (Rs.20/night) and get a receipt. Your period of stay can be extended by the warden. Illegal guests have to pay a Rs. 1000 fine if caught (Rs. 1000 if girls stay in boys’ rooms; you are evicted if caught 3 times hosting illegals, even in your absence).

You can eat in any mess of any hostel by purchasing a guest coupon per meal (breakfast / lunch / vegetarian / non-veg dinner) - 3 dinners per week are non-veg.

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