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It is important to note that in view of the limited hostel accommodation, the candidates should clearly understand that the grant of admission to a full-time programme of study in the University would not ensure allotment of hostel accommodation. Accommodation will be offered to the eligible applicants subject to availability. Candidates admitted to Part-Time programmes of study are not eligible for hostel accommodation.

1. All selected students who need hostel accommodation will be required to apply in the prescribed application      form obtainable from the Office of the Dean of Students. Admission in the hostel is in accordance with the merit      secured in the Entrance Examination held by the University in the respective programmes of study.

2. Upto 22.5% (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST, (interchangeable, if necessary) and 3% of the seats in the hostels      are reserved for the SC / ST and Physically Challenged (Handicapped) candidates respectively. All SC (Boys      and Girls) except residents of Delhi will be provided hostel. The SC / ST / PH students are exempted from      payment of hostel fee (room rent). This is applicable only to those SC / ST / PH students who are not in receipt      of fellowships / scholarships and whose parents / guardians income is under Rs. 75,000/- per annum.

3. The criteria for allotment of hostel accommodation by the University is as under :

First Priority

(a) Students admitted to the full-time Programme of Study and who have passed their qualifying examination from        places outside Delhi, and are not residents of Delhi excepting those who are admitted to a programme at a        level at which the student already has a degree or has pursued studies in JNU (at the same level) with hostel        accommodation.

(b) Students who have passed their qualifying examinations from Delhi but have stayed in recognized University /        College hostel and are not residents of Delhi, subject to their furnishing documentary evidence alongwith        hostel application from the Head of the College / Institution to the effect that he / she had been a resident        student.

(c) Students who have passed their qualifying examinations from Delhi institutions by making their private        arrangements for accommodation but at the same time do not have their family residence in Delhi, subject to        their furnishing a documentary evidence to the satisfaction of the University authorities.

List of Documents to be furnished :

  i) Photocopy of Ration Card duly attested. ( Also bring original Ration Card for verification) Ration card should be       atleast one year old with a proof of having drawn ration for at least six months.

 ii) Residence Certificate / Domicile Certificate issued by BDO / SDM / Tehsildar or any other competent authority       (where Ration Card System is not existing).

iii) Posting Certificate (in case of wards of Service Officers).

iv) Document in support of private arrangement for accommodation in Delhi.

(d) Local students whose parents / guardians are transferred outside Delhi, subject to their furnishing satisfactory       documentary evidence to this effect from the employer.

(e) Provided that in case an applicant fails to furnish the relevant documentary evidence, as mentioned at (b), (c) &       (d) above, at the time of submitting an application for hostel admission, his / her priority, as well as merit, will       be treated as per the information furnished in the application and that certificates submitted subsequent to       start of hostel allotment in support of his / her claim will be considered by the Dean of Students as he deems       fit.

Second Priority

Outstation students who are admitted to a programme at a level at which the student already has a degree or has pursued studies in JNU (at the same level) with hostel accommodation.

Third Priority

V and XI semester (SLL&CS) MA, V semester, M. Phil.,IX semester Ph. D., local students in that order. Admission to the local students when provided will be only for the duration of the current academic session strictly and such students would be required to surrender the hostel accommodation latest by 31st May of the Academic Session.

4. Current Hostel Charges are as follows :

(i) (To be paid at the time of admission to hostel)

Payable in Hostel

Admission Fee

Rs 5/-

Hostel Security (refundable)

Rs. 50/-

Mess Security (Refundable)

Rs. 750/-

Mess Advance (Adjustable)

Rs. 750/-

(ii) Annual Charges

Newspapers

Rs. 15/-

Crockery, Utensils etc.

Rs. 50/-

Room rent for two semesters (recoverable in two instalments)
Single Seated
Double Seated


Rs. 240/-
Rs. 120/-

For Students on MCM Scholarships
Single Seated
Double Seated


Rs. 180/-
Rs. 90/-

Establishment Charges (recoverable in two instalments of
Rs. 200/- each Semester)

Rs. 400/-

(Note : The Hostel charges are subject to revision from time to time)

5. Mess advance of Rs. 750/- will be payable in the hostel at the time of admission. Actual mess charges will have      to be paid by 24th of the following month.

6. Students who are admitted to the hostel are required to join the mess. The mess offers simple meals at      moderate rates which may vary from time to time depending on the cost of the meals served.

7. Hostel residents are expected to observe the rules and regulations prescribed for them as well as all the      requirements of corporate life and the social norms that living together demands.

8. Failure to observe discipline or violation of rules may make a student liable to disciplinary action which may      result in the withdrawal of hostel facilities.

9. In case it is found at any later stage that incorrect information has been furnished or some material facts have      been concealed, the student is liable to eviction from the hostel besides such other action which the University      may deem fit to take against him / her.

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