Accommodation at IITD tries a lot to make you feel at home. There are 11 boys’ hostels and 2 girls’ hostels in the campus. Each hostel has students from all years and disciplines. The hostels are named after hill-rages of India and they are Aravali, Girnar, Himadri, Jwalamukhi, Kailash, Karakoram, Kumaon, Nilgiri, Satpura, Shivalik, Udaigiri, Vindhyachal and Zanskar.
The hostel room allocated will be two-seaters, and you will be given a roommate. The room is equipped with basic furnishings such as a cot and almirahs to seat our luggage and can be decorated as we like them to be. During the summer season, water coolers are allowed inside the room. Every hostel has an excellent wifi connection and LAN facility available. They have all the needed facilities like mess, washing machines, drinking water supply on each floor. Most hostels also have a gym, basketball, shuttle courts and air-conditioned common rooms like the TV room and visiting rooms. Each hostel has cricket practice nets and equipment for Table Tennis, Billiards and other indoor games.
Hostel mess has a good menu well suited for students from various cultures. Most items on the menu are vegetarian and non-veg food is available on some days separately paid. There are no facilities for self-cooking. IITD also have various food outlets spread all over campus to satisfy our hunger pangs. There are food delivery services available from restaurants outside the campus to enjoy exquisite dishes.
Numerous cultural and sports events, both intra and inter hostels keep the students engaged through the year. These also provide an excellent opportunity to bond with fellow students in the hostels and many of these friendships continue long after students have graduated.