As Delhi University is one of the colleges where each year thousands of students apply and take admissions. And these Students come to study here from different states all over the country and even from abroad. So to cater to the problem of accommodation for students coming from Outstation, Delhi University does provide hostel facilities for both males and females. The hostels at Delhi University offer various amenities such as rooms, dining facilities, common areas, recreational facilities, and security services.
But since the number of students applying for hostel facilities is a lot more than the number of seats available in a hostel that is, the demand for hostel accommodation is usually very high, so as the number of seats in colleges is limited, similar is the case with hostel seats. And hence hostel facilities are allotted to students based on the DU hostel allotment process which considers merit.
Delhi University has a total of 18 hostels, which are located in both North and South Campus. Each of these hostels in Delhi University has an Admission Committee and seats are allotted to students based on their scores i.e., merit and subject to availability of seats. The merit list is prepared by the college/department concerned, based on the student’s performance in the entrance exam and/or the best four subjects in the 12th board exams.
So it is not necessary that a student who has got a seat in a regular college will also get a seat in the hostel. There are separate lists released for the students getting hotels.
Students normally have to apply for hostels at Delhi University at the time of admission only.
And different hostels in Delhi University have different procedures for that, but normally it starts with filling hostel form which you will be able to get from its website normally that form costs anywhere around 150 rupees.
Initially, hostels in Delhi University are allotted based on merit score and then some remaining seats are allotted based on the caste of the person applying i.e., SC, ST, etc. The exact numbers are:
15% – Reserved for SC
7.5% – Reserved for ST
3% – For Pwd
Eligibility Criteria to Get Admission in DU Hostel
In order to get admission to a Delhi University hostel it is mandatory that he/she satisfies the laid eligibility criteria to get admission to DU hostel. Different hostels of Delhi University have laid down their own Hostel Admission committees, and these committees only have laid down different eligibility criteria for their respective hostels, but the most common ones which are almost covered by each hostel are listed below:
- The candidate should be a full-time regular student of any Delhi University College. Students enrolled for Correspondence/SOL etc are not eligible.
- His/her Parents should not be staying anywhere in the National capital and not even in NCR areas(Faridabad, Gurgaon, etc).
- Candidates should not be employed anywhere, not even part-time.
- After admission is granted to a student he can continue in the hostel only till he/she keeps clearing all examinations. If he fails in any semester examination and/or is not again readmitted to regular college then he becomes ineligible.
- A student against whom any disciplinary action is taken is ineligible for hostel facility.
How to Apply for DU Hostels:
To apply for a hostel in Delhi University one has to fill out the application form and it’s better to fill it out as early as possible to avoid any kind of issues at the last moment. One can easily get the hostel form from the respective hostel’s website. And some documents also need to be submitted for filling out the application form. An inclusive list is given below:
- Application form
- Photo ID proof
- Proof of residence
- Proof of income
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Medical certificate (if applicable)
Colleges that Provide Hostels facilities at Campus:
Here is a list of colleges that provides on-campus hostel facility for students and also the respective number of seats available has also been mentioned:
|Name of College
|No. of Seats for Girls
|No. of Seats for Boys
|Shri Ram College of Commerce
|Daulat Ram College
|Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences
|Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
|Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
|Indraprastha College for Women
|Deen Dayal Upadhyay College
|Shri Venketeshwara College
|Lady Shri Ram College
|Lady Irwin College
|Undergraduate Hostel for Girls
Hostels in North and South Campus:
Apart from the on-campus hostels mentioned above, DU has some more hostels as well and candidates can seek admissions here as well.
North Campus Hostels
- Rajiv Gandhi Hostel for Girls
- D.S. Kothari Hostel
- International Students House for Women
- Gwyer Hall
- International Student’s House
- Undergraduate Hostel for Girls
- Ambedkar Ganguly Student House for Women
- North-Eastern Student House for Women
- Jubilee Hall
- Mansarovar Hostel
- WUS University Hostel
- Meghdoot Hostel
South Campus Hostels
- Geetanjali Hostel
- Aravali Hostel
- Saramati Postgraduate Men’s Hostel
- Department of Social Work Hostel
The allotment process for hostels at Delhi University follows a systematic approach to accommodate a diverse student population. Eligible students can apply for hostel accommodation, and the allocation is based on factors such as merit, distance, and reservation quotas. It is important for students to carefully follow the application and payment procedures to secure their allotted rooms.
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