Varanasi: Getting an admission in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is tough; a hostel accommodation in the campus will be tougher and the students might have to look for an accommodation away from the campus.
BHU Student dean, Vinay Kumar Singh, said that an increase in number of seats due to implementation of 27 percent OBC quota has lead to shortage of hostel rooms. Efforts are being made to increase hostel accommodation by building new rooms.
For the students of arts faculty, a new hostel near Birla Hostel is to be built. Apart from existing RP hostel for faculty of education, a new boarding house at Kamachcha Campus for the students is also in the list. The lodging trouble will be put to an end once the hostels are constructed.
The BHU campus has a total of 66 hostels, which include five international hostels for foreign students, four hostels at Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (RGSC) and two hostels in Kamachcha.
Every year, approx 30,000 students are admitted to various courses offered by the university. The present accommodation capacity is for around 11,000 students, keeping in mind that 50 percent students are local ides. Still, 3,000 students are left without a lodging facility.
The university is planning to construct nine new hostels to meet the supply. The PG and research scholars are shifted to Annie Basant hostel at Kamachcha. The students however, oppose the decision as they would be shifted away from the library and other internal facilities.