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Banaras Hindu University is called Asia’s largest residential University owing to the fact that it provides accommodation facility to the students studying there. Though it is not possible to provide such facility to every student, but in the case of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, every student is entitled to this amenity. To make this happen, there are five boys hostel and three girls hostel which provides accommodation to all the students of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (RGSC).
In order to increase the occupancy, Kailash hostel was build and inaugurate on 9th September 2018 by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar. The Kailash hostel is situated behind Arawali hostel exactly at the epicentre from both of the lecture theatre but a bit far from administrative building. With approximately 54 rooms the hostel provides accommodation to around 100 students.
|Hostel name||Kailash Hostel|
|Location||Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, BHU|
|University||Banaras Hindu University|
|Number of Rooms||54|
|Hostel type||Boys’ Hostel|
|Hostel Fees||Rs. 4110 (including caution money)|
Currently, there are around 100+ students residing in the hostel of courses running in the campus are-
- B.Voc. Fashion Designing and Event Management
- B.Voc. Modern Office Management
- B.Voc. Medical Lab Technology
Students of different years and different courses are allotted hostels as per decision made by BHU administration.
Hostel allotment procedure
The students are informed to report for hostel allotment as a final admission procedure just after counselling and other admission processes. All the documentation and allotment formalities are done at the Administrative building (admin building) of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, so candidates need to report with the following documents with them –
- Three copies of Dossier form
- Guardian undertaking
- Anti-ragging form
- I’d proof (original & Xerox) [Aadhar Card, Voter Id etc.]
- Fees receipt (Challan or Online transaction details)
- Counselling call letter
- Hostel Fees
After submission of above-mentioned documents, students need to get signature of Admin warden/ warden on candidates copy and keep it safe with them.
Thing you will get inside your room
In a hostel room one can find the following items-
- Cloth hanger
- Charging socket
- Tube light
Kailash hostel is a single storey hostel having a total of 54 rooms designed in a rectangular shape, having a small ground at front. All rooms are of same size and well ventilated which receives adequate air and sunlight and the size of every room is neither 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. Generally students of first year are allocated this hostel.
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.
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 Kailash 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. Ramp at the entrance is built for physically challenged students, similarly separate washroom is there for them.
At present, one mess is operating in Kailash hostel which provides tasty food at affordable rates. Equipped with modern sitting arrangements and facilities.
|Timing||08:00 am to 10:00 am||12:00 noon to 02:00 pm||08:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|Charges||Rs. 20||Rs. 30-35||Rs. 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 Kailash 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.
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 Kailash 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. Students can also clean their rooms by themselves or can call attendant when they feel the room is not cleaned.
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 4 hours 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 and physically and showcase 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 prohibited inside the Kailash hostel. If any of the student found to be indulged in any illegal or prohibited activities, BHU (RGSC) administration has full authority to take any legal action against them. University my suspend/rusticate them.