Kalindi College to set up hostel for NE students

Delhi University’s Kalindi College will build an exclusive hostel for students from the northeastern in a bid to ensure safe accommodation for them.

The 250-bed womens’ hostel will be located in the densely populated area of Karol Bagh in central Delhi.

The hostel is expected to be operation from the 2016 session.

While the hostel is meant to cater to northeastern students and teachers, the vacant seats will be made available to other students.

Almost 3,500 students are enrolled in various undergraduate courses offered by the woman’s college.

The hostel will also have facility for the guests to stay on campus when they are visiting the students.

Due to the hostel crunch, many students of Kalindi College are forced to go for alternative accommodations, which mean shelling out more money. In contrast, the upcoming hostel will be available at a highly subsidised rate.

Northeastern students studying in the Patel Nagar College shell out anything between Rs 6,000 and Rs 9,000 for paying guest homes in neighbouring areas.

The upcoming hostel will be the second facility to house northeastern students. So far there is only one 100-seater hostel for northeastern women situated in the varsity’s North campus.

Number of students

According to university, over 6,000 northestern students study in enrolled in various programmes.

“The hostel fee will be subsidised so the students can avail the facilities at a much cheaper rate,” Dinabandhu Sahoo, Governing Body Chairman said, while laying the foundation stone on Wednesday.

While only 14 DU colleges offering undergraduate courses have hostel facilities, the new facility will make Kalindi College the first off-campus woman college to have a hostel facility.

The university admits around 54,000 students every year for its undergraduate courses – and most of the colleges receive over half of the students from other states.

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