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At the extension of Banaras Hindu University, a scenic hostel is situated known as Himgiri Boys’ Hostel. It locates between the administrative building and dam. It is exactly situated in the front of Seed-Hub and Dalhan building. The hostel provides accommodation facility with 30 rooms to the students of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. Formerly, it was known with the name of Hostel no. 2.
|Hostel name||Himgiri Boys’ Hostel|
|Location||Rajiv Gandhi South Campus|
|University||Banaras Hindu University|
|Number of rooms||30|
|Type of hostel||Boys’ Hostel|
|Fees||Rs. 4110 (including caution money)|
Students of Courses allotted
At present, there are around 60+ students are residing in the hostel of courses running in the campus are –
- B.Voc. Hospitality and Tourism Management
- B.Voc. Retail and Logistic Management
Students of different years and different courses are allotted hostels as per decision made by BHU administration.
Procedure of Hostel allotment
As soon as the admission process is over the students are informed to report for hostel allotment as a final admission procedure. For this, candidates need to report at the Administrative building (admin building) of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus along with the following documents.
- Three copies of Dossier form
- Guardian undertaking
- Anti-ragging form
- I’d proof
- Fees receipt (Challan or Online transaction no.)
- Counselling call letter
- Hostel Fees
Himgiri hostel is a single storey hostel having a total of 30 rooms. All rooms are of the same size and well ventilated which receives adequate air and sunlight and the size of every room is not too big nor too small to accommodate. They are of standard size in which 2-3 students can stay. Depending on the courses either double occupancy or triple occupancy rooms are allotted to students.
There are a total of 2 washrooms in the hostel which means one washrooms at each corner of the floor. Both of the washrooms are equipped with geyser for hot water in winters.
At the entrance of hostel, guards give their duty 24×7 to maintain discipline and code of conduct inside the hostel as well as inside the campus. On the channel gate, attendants are deployed who are there to look over the internal issues like maintaining register, cleaning, and other related things. Gate of Himgiri hostel opens in the morning at 06:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm in night. On certain emergencies only gates are opened in restricted time for health issue, catching trains, etc. with permission of admin warden/ warden.
What I will get in Himgiri hostel?
In a room one can find –
- Cloth hanger
- Charging socket
Currently, mess is operating in Himgiri hostel which provides tasty food at affordable rates. Operation time mess is the same but the cost per diet differs a bit from each other.
|Timing||8:00 am – 10:00 am||12:00 pm – 02:00 pm||8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Charges||₹ 20||₹ 30-35||₹ 30-35|
The charges of fooding as well as hostel fees is very minimal which a student can easily afford. Students are not bounded to eat in the mess of the Himgiri hostel, it’s completely their choice. They can also choose to have food of other hostels too. Along with the normal diet, 3 diets of week are special one, on those days special food is served like paneer, chicken, sweets etc. But the charges of special diet is quite high as compared to the normal one. Payment to mess can be done on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Usage of stove, gas cylinder, induction, heaters are not allowed inside the hostel. Water cooler with purifiers is also available inside the hostel which is regularly cleaned by mess maharajas.
The front view of the hostel is more attractive and appealing as plantation of saplings is being made which adds up to the beauty. Beautiful rose, marigold tress of Ashoka make the environment fresh and green. There is also a Badminton and Volleyball court inside the hostel with proper lighting so that students after attending classes in the morning can play from evening-to-night.
After becoming a part of Banaras Hindu University, students get to enjoy more amenities and facilities as compared to other colleges and hostels. If talking in the context of Himgiri Hostel then students are entitled for –
Outdoor games like Basketball, Bat – ball Volleyball, Badminton and indoor one like chess, ludo, carrom is provided for the development of students in the field of sports. One can access this facility by keeping their passbook with the attendant and get issued the sporting goods.
A cleaner is being assigned to clean washrooms on daily and corridors on weekly basis. Whereas rooms are cleaned by attendant twice or thrice in a week.
Water and Electricity
Students will get an uninterrupted supply of electricity and water 24×7. For water supply, Rajiv Gandhi South campus has its own check dam which is the only source of water and for electricity hostel is equipped with a solar panel which will give backup of 4hours in case of power cut.
Co-curricular and Recreation
Students residing in the hostel celebrate each and every festival with full enthusiasm. Festivals like Holi, Krishna Janmashtami, Independence Day, Republic Day, Hostel Night, Mahashivratri, Saraswati Pooja etc. are celebrated where whole hostel is decorated and everyone takes part into this by contributing financially or physically and showcasing their skills and talents. Every year inter hostel sports event are conducted and winner of this gets a chance to represent RGSC at main campus.
Ragging, smoking cigarettes or weeds, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, keeping arms and ammunition, fighting, are not allowed inside the Himgiri hostel. If any of the student found to be involved in any illegal or prohibited activities, BHU (RGSC) administration has full authority to take any legal action against them.