As the admission Process of Delhi University has kicked off University officials have advised outstation students to be prepared to stay in Paying Guest (PG) accommodations near their colleges.
With just 14 Hostels DU is unable to fulfill the need for housing for all new students.
While addressing students on the last day of the ‘open house’ session university officials said that “The university can only accommodate a few students in its hostels, so outstation students should be ready to stay in PG accommodations when they come to study here,” said DU official while addressing the students at the Open House session.
Hostels in North Campus
- Rajiv Gandhi Hostel for Girls
- Under Graduate Hostel for Girls
- Ambedkar-Ganguly Students House for Women
- D.S. Kothari Hostel
- Gwyer Hall
- International Student's House
- International Students House for Women
- Jubilee Hall
- Mansarover Hostel
- Meghdoot Hostel
- North Eastern Students House for Women
- Post-Graduate Men's Hostel
- University Hostel for Women
- V.K.R.V. Rao Hostel
- WUS University Hostel
Hostels in South Campus
- Aravali Hostel
- Geetanjali Hostel
- Saramati Post Graduate Men's Hostel
There 64 colleges and most of them are without residential facilities for students. The university also has two off-campus hostels for students --- International Students House for Women (for International students only) and Under Graduate Hostel for Girls.
DU officials affirm that this is not enough to house a large number of students who seek admission each year.
“Every year 54,000 students get admission in DU, from where will we get the space to accommodate them? This is why we advise students to be ready to live in PG accommodations near their colleges,” said Dean of Students’ Welfare.
Co-ed colleges like Hindu and Hansraj have only boys hostel. Plans for a girls hostel in Hansraj have been in the works for some time now, Hindu recently built a girls hostel. But the hostel did not open due to the controversy surrounding its high fee and rules and regulations.