Hostel life at IIT Roorkee

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When you land up for the first time in hostel, you are totally surrounded by fears.

  1. Locking things and keeping them at correct places so that they don’t get lost.
  2. Keeping a track of your clothes and having the fear you may lose them.
  3. You have to give clothes to the washerman, then hang them, check if they have dried, then pile them up in your almirah, AND all of this happens amongst your classes.
  4. As most of the IIT Campus’ are build amongst lush greenery, we often end up inviting mosquitoes and lizards to our room. It happened to my roommate twice in the first week that a lizard happened to enter his almirah.
  5. There are very few bathrooms and we fear to wait in a line in the morning for bath (The waiting line decreases gradually to zero, though)
  6. I luckily got a single room, but many of my friends are always in the fear that they may get their room locked when they reach, and this happens quite frequent too.
  7. Cleaning the room once and now is a burden in itself.
  8. Once a football came flying from the ground in front and hit my door real hard, man I was sleeping then and I just got shocked for real.
  9. You are never certain about the weather and it has happened that clothes get wet when it happens when we are back in LHC.
  10. Waking up by yourself in the morning is the biggest fear. We usually end up sending tons of messages to friends to wake us up in the mornin’.
  11. Sometimes dogs just end up in corridors!
  12. When you want to study for legit but can’t resist your friends crashing at your door. This happens the most. When we are up for a pending assignment or something, peeps just come crashing at door.


Bhawans! That is how IITR define there dwelling places on the sprawling IIT campus. These bhawans are legacy and they remind of us the glory this institute has had and of the renaissance it has witnessed.

Homes away from home are as modern as they can be. More importantly, though have spawned the cultures that make the campus an unforgettable experience. It’s here that midnight cricket tournaments, early morning sessions, community computer warfare and so many other things find expression.

Each hostel has a state of art Cyber Cafe, managed by students. All hostels are now fully Wifi connected, meaning that the Internet permeates the space we live in. And who could imagine life without midnight snacks at the Bhawan Canteens, especially after an intense or gaming session? And all this, in peaceful, clean, aesthetic environs, the likes of which very few places in the world can boast.

Azad Bhwan

Cautley Bhawwn

Ganga Bhawan

Govind Bhawan

Jawahar Bhawan

Radhakrishnan Bhawan

Rajendra Bhawan

Rajiv Bhawan

Ravindra Bhawan

Malviya Bhawan

and three Girls’ Hostels

  • Sarojini Bhawan
  • Kasturba bhawan
  • Indira Bhawan

6 Married hostels

  • G.P.Hostel
  • M.R.Chopra
  • Azad Wingh
  • D.S.Barrack
  • A.N.Khosla House
  • K.I.H

1 Co-ed Hostel

  • Vigyan kunj

Freshers live in Rajendra Bhawan . This is old building and look like as government buildings. But inside facilities are good. Some facilities are given below.

  1. A bed , a reading table , one chair ,one tea table and one almirah.
  2. Hostel give a fan and allowed to use your own cooler or heater without any electricity charge.
  3. A lan connection and WiFi with given below speed.
  4. Some students have single room and some have double seated room .
  5. All hostels have their own mess. Mess gives breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  6. Good bathrooms with geyser. Water cooler for drinking water.
  7. No restriction for going outside hostel 24*7.
  8. A common room with TV.
  9. Canteen with 24*7.
  10. Sports and gym also available.
  11. Cyber cafe , barber shop and stationary shop available in each hostel.


How is life at IIT roorkee?

Life at an IIT is always great, but at IIT Roorkee, it’s a special blend of a modern life and traditional values. History, it is said, is a great teacher, and given our glorious and long heritage of over 150 years.

The campus pours calm evenings where one is sure to find a guitarist strumming his strings along with the college canteen bustling with engrossed couples despite terribly scarce female population. Speaking of associations, every freshman finds welcoming relations from his seniors.


AVENIR is an annual event, where IITR aim for the students to thoroughly understand the global market and the challenges it presents. IITR also look forward to bring out the significance of the full understanding of the global business landscape and the localization needs of the markets in renewing and strengthening great businesses through good times and bad.

CONFLUENCIA is the flagship event of the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee. Initiated in 2008, it served as a knowledge-sharing platform for the head of various organizations to impart their insights to the budding managers of the country.

COGNIZANCE is a vibrant technical festival was initiated in 2003, with an aim of providing opportunities to the student community to exercise its academic acumen and ingenuity and become a hub for groundbreaking ideas and solutions.

Exuberance is Annual Sports Festival of DoMS IIT Roorkee. The event gives a chance to both first and second-year students to show off their skills and prowess in different kinds of sports like Cricket, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cycling, Carrom, Snooker, Table Tennis, Volleyball.

THOMSO is a cultural festival held annually at IIT Roorkee. It is not only the largest youth festival of Uttarakhand but also one of the largest youth festivals of India. It has about 5000-6000 college students from all over India in attendance apart from around 5000 students of IIT Roorkee itself.


The competitive academic environment and co-curricular activities on campus keep the students on their toes. But everyone needs some time off, to relax and recharge . Clubs at IIT-R are the best place for this.

  • Hobbies Club
  • Photography
  • Electronics
  • Fine Arts
  • Gardening
  • Model Section
  • Philately
  • Star Gazing
  • Software Development Section
  • U.G. Club
  • PG Club
  • Alaknanda Club

Jawahar club house the indoor sports facilities including seven Billiards & Snooker Tables, Carrom boards, Chess boards, Table Tennis facilities and a Foosball table.

The hobbies club also has sections devoted to pursuits like star-gazing, philately and numismatics, and robotics. The clubs also have reading rooms with a plethora of newspapers and light magazines. Each of the clubs have a TV room with a seating capacity of a hundred-odd people providing a great atmosphere for watching the winning sixer or the not-so-interesting soap operas.


Physical recreation through games and sports has been an important part of the Institute since its inception. Games like football, cricket and hockey were introduced around 1870 followed closely by squash and boating. Today, the Institute has some of the best facilities in a number of games and sports and awards proficiency in 14 games.

Groups and Committees

The ubiquitous student groups are what set IIT Roorkee apart from the other techincal institutes in India, Here do the like-minded gather to work together toward a certain goal- be it getting out a magazine on time, or putting together a one-hour concert, or making a trip to a nearby village for social work. From togetherness comes success and this feature of life here, certainly adds spice to the lives of the students

What should I take with me to my IIT hostel?

As I you know that I study in IIT ROORKEE. I got hostel after admission same day. I got single room .
Essential things
1. Bucket, lock, bed, kettle, knife, MakeUp things, Waste newspaper etc.
2. Laptop which includes minimum these features
1. 8 gb RAM
2. 1 TB HDD
3. 256 GB SSD
And a bicycle.
Below things are provided by hostel
  1. Bed , tea table , study table, chair , almirah and LAN cable.
Some of you think to buy laptop after 1st sem but this is wrong if you have not any financial issue then you should by laptop as soon as possible.