Where to Stay: Hostel Facilities in DU Colleges


University of Delhi is one of the premier institutions of our country and hence draws a large number of applicants from all across India and abroad. The outstation students, after securing admission look out for the next concern, which is availability of safe and comfortable accommodation. In order to meet the requirements of such students, different colleges offer hostel facilities for students but not all the colleges have this facility and seats are also highly limited which are allotted purely on the basis of merit of the applicant. Every hostel has a designated incharge who looks after the well-being of the hostel residents as regard to admissions, maintenance, discipline, food availability, functions and so on. The list of hostels in different constituent/affiliated colleges is given below:

  • Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College

DDUC has both Boys and Girls Hostel with 90 seats for each. The college recently shiften to a new campus is Sector-3, Dwarka.

The college provides accommodation on a shared basis. ACs are available in rooms at extra cost. mess and dining hall and laundry facilities are provided. The college has 203 seats for its women students.

Providing 202 seats for male students, tt has a common room,a multifaceted gym and arrangements for indoor and outdoor games. Dining facilities are managed on co-operative basis by a Mess Committee of resident students. Power back-up is now available 24 hours a day. Medical aid is provided at the World University Service Health Centre situated nearby. Wi Fi facility is available to all the students. Students needing hostel accommodation should apply separately on a prescribed form (available from the College Hostel Office) immediately after finalization of their admission to the College.

Apart from the basic facilities, the recreational facilities include a common room for 225 of its male students. The Common Room provides the residents recreational facilities such as Table-tennis, Carom-board, Chess-board, and a separate TV room apart from the newspapers and magazines to keep them on the qui vive. Admissions are strictly on the basis of merit and the resident students are expected to maintain the spirit of camaraderie and dignity. The guiding principle for the Hindu College community has been to uphold democratic and egalitarian values and strive towards intellectual excellence.

The college prides itself on having hostels that house 500 students from the college. Basic facilities are provided in the hostel rooms, with mess and dining hall, banking facilities, etc. The hostels are Wi-Fi enabled and medical emergencies are accounted for.

The hostel is an integral part of the college family. Its 89 rooms house about I80 students both from India and abroad. It has an intercom facility. The hostel adds a dimension of vigor and commitment to the academic and extra curricular ambience of the institution. Students desirous of residing at the College hostel should apply on the prescribed form available in the Hostel Office. Only those students whose parents do not reside in Delhi are eligible to apply.

Called the Residence Hall, the hostel houses 295 of its women students.  It boasts of facilities like an air-conditioned and furnished students’ Common Room with a television and a sound system, with a seating capacity of approximately 200, Extra milk at night, on payment, Laundry facilities at reasonable and affordable prices, by private venture, Students’ iron with an ironing table, during allotted hours, kitchen, counsellors, among others.

The Lady Irwin College Hostel, is a “A Home Away From Home” for 170 students coming from all parts of India and abroad. There are two separate hostel buildings, one for the Undergraduate students and the other one for Postgraduate and Ph.D scholars. The renovated hostel building is equipped with modern facilities with a traditional facade that is elegant and efficient. The hostel is Wi-Fi enabled and has LCD television besides other facilities. The rooms are spacious and well furnished.

  • Miranda House

It has shared rooms, some four seater, some two seater, total available rooms amounting to 366, facilities include a fitness centre, common room with TV and DTH connection, Launderette, well equipped small pantry on each floor of the hostel

Seats available amount to 80 for male and 116 for female students. The Hostel has common rooms (separate for women & men residents) where residents can read daily newspapers and magazines, and play indoor games like carom board, chess etc. Television with cable and audio facilities are also provided. The Hostel has a small gymnasium (for boys only), badminton court etc. The Hostel is next to the vast playground of the College which has adjacent to it a basketball court, volley-ball court, lawn tennis court etc.

The Boys’ and Girls’ Hostels have 53+145 seats respectively.

The College has limited accommodation facilities for boys and girls in two separate hostels within the campus. There are big Mess and Common Rooms in both the hostels. The messes are run on a co-operative basis. The college has outsourced on-campus laundry services for the resident students. The resident members can also avail medical facilities from the Basic Health Care Unit (BHCU) of the college. The on-campus residence of a number of students gives the college fraternity an image of an extended family.

Venky, as it is fondly called, has 72 and 75 seats on offer respectively for boys and girls. The College Hostel, located within the college campus, consists of two blocks, one each for boys and girls. It is a residence hostel for full time graduate and postgraduate students admitted to Sri Venkateswara College. All community areas like dining room, common room, recreation room, wash room etc., are provided separately for boys and girls. The Hostel Committee, under the Chairmanship of Principal, frames the rules and regulations of the Hostel from time to time and is the final authority in matters concerning the management of the hostels.

To cater to the needs of outstation girl students, the hostel primarily meant for undergraduate girl students of the College, is located within the college campus, the hostel has 49 rooms to accommodate 147 students. The seats are only for girl students.

Sprawling in an area of 2 acres and surrounded by beautiful lawns, Keshav Mahavidyalaya Girls’ Hostel provides safe and comfortable accommodation facilities to young girls aspiring for higher education at Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi. The Hostel provides residential accommodation for 78 girls on sharing basis.

Source: College Website
Source: College Website

The hostel provides 58 seats to girls. The hostellers use green transportation vehicles such as bicycles for commuting to places close to the college. It helps reduce environmental impacts such as air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The hostel is a zero polythene zone and hostellers use jute and cloth bags only to save our environment from further degradation.

With 119 seats for women candidates, it is Wi Fi enabled and equipped with fridge, microwave ovens, automatic washing machines, ironing boxes and induction cook tops to make life convenient and enjoyable for the students. The mess provides balanced and wholesome food to the students. The common Room has a TV with DTH and a music system. Resident students are encouraged to participate in cultural and social activities of the college as various activities such as music, dance dramas and nukkad nataks are organized on the campus from time to time. The college hostel tries to provide an ideal atmosphere for a healthy, all round development of the personality of an individual and a launching pad for a glorious career ahead.


Hostel Facilities in the University

Apart from hostel facilities offered by the colleges, the University of Delhi (North Campus) also offers hostel facilities to female undergraduate applicants.

1. Undergraduate Hostel for Girls with 654 seats
2. International Students House for Women (Few Seats for foreign undergraduates only)

Source: DU UG admission Bulletin

Featured Image


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here