IITs to establish an Active Network between all Stakeholders on Hostel Management

IITs to establish an Active Network between all Stakeholders on Hostel Management

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, delivering an address during the workshop

IIT Madras Conducts PAN IIT Workshop on Hostel Management with IITs Bhilai, Dharwad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi and Palakkad, among others, taking part

CHENNAI, 29th March 2019: The Indian Institutes of Technology are going to establish an active network between all the stake holder representatives in Hostel Management as well as a common platform to share the best practices in hostel management among them. The decision was taken during a PAN IIT Workshop on Hostel Management conducted at Indian Institute of Technology Madras on 23rd and 24th March 2019.

The key objectives of the workshop were:

* To create awareness among wardens and hostel management officials across all IITs about the importance of various responsibilities that each one is carrying out,

* To bring out challenges faced in terms of hostel accommodation, management of Mess halls and general facilities, manpower recruitment and training, maintenance of accounts and auditing, and dealing with students behaviour and health, and

* To build a healthy relationship and understanding through networking among the hostel management offices of all IITs

While inaugurating the workshop, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said, “The autonomy of shaping our practices should be optimised to suit the unique situations local conditions of each institution. Each IIT has grown to cater to a few thousand students to more than ten thousand with age profiles between 18 years and 27 years.”

Representatives from various IITs across the country including Bhilai, Dharwad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Palakkad, Roorkee, Ropar, Tirupati and IIITDM Kancheepuram attended the workshop.

While speaking during the workshop, Prof. Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi, Chairman, Wardens Council, IIT Madras, said, “PAN IIT workshop is being organized in a manner that enabled standardization and uniform application across all IITs with minor corrections to suit local conditions.”

The workshop discussed topics such as accommodation, dining facilities, medical insurance, infrastructure and general facilities, accounts and auditing, behavioural aspects of students, hostel manpower recruitment and training.