- CNM Education Reporter
Union Minister of state for Education Sanjay Dhotre to inaugurate the 1500 seated hostel on 26 th February in online mode.The hostel construction cost is 165.24 crore.
The newly constructed Mega Hostel-II for Boys at NIT Calicut will be inaugurated via video
conferencing by Union Minister of state for Education Sanjay Dhotre on 26 th February 2021. This is the second Mega Hostel constructed in the campus for accommodating the boy students. The institute already has 11 hostels for boys and 3 for girls, which include two Mega Hostels as well – one each for boys and girls.National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) is a Technical Institution of National Importance set up by an Act of Parliament (Act 29 of 2007) namely, the National Institute of Technology Act 2007. It is an autonomous Institute owned and funded by the Government of India. The Institute was established in 1961 as Regional Engineering College Calicut.This year, the institute is celebrating its diamond jubilee on completion of 60 years of its
glorious existence.At present, NITC has a total student population of about 6600 in which around 72% are boys.
The project of Mega Hostel-II for Boys aims to provide single occupancy accommodation for male students pursuing higher education in various streams in the Institute. The Mega Hostel-II for Boys has 1500 single rooms with various informal and recreational facilities and also with a modern kitchen serving Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food. It offers cozy accommodation to the students in a scenic setting with a serene environment.The student community at NIT Calicut has representation from all over India and abroad.Although hostel facility is primarily meant to provide residential accommodation to the students, it provides a myriad of benefits to the student community as a whole.
Provision of hostel accommodation not only eliminates all hassles related to commuting to the Institute, but enables the students to engage more in the academic activities also by utilising various facilities, such as library, digital library, central computer centre,gymnasium, swimming pool and other sports facilities available in the campus after regular academic hours.
It also facilitates enhanced interaction with the faculty and enables students to participate in group discussions and personality development activities. Moreover, it helps to foster moral values like helping/supporting the fellow beings and promotes a culture of sharing.
About Mega Hostel-II Mega Hostel-II for Boys is an eight storeyed building having a total plinth area of 64505 m 2 .The project components include the hostel main building with 1500 single occupancy rooms, Dining Block, Kitchen, Internal water supply, sanitary installations, Drainage,
Retaining walls, Internal roads etc. This is one of the largest hostels of this kind in the country.
The construction work was entrusted with Central PWD. The estimate of the project was Rs.165.24 crores. This project consists of a total of 15 wings. Fourteen wings consist of residential rooms measuring 3.4×3.0 m each. The number of floors in these fourteen wings vary from five to nine. There are 14 discussion rooms, 14 TV rooms, 14 reading rooms, 18 store rooms, 2 warden rooms, 28 resident tutor and sick rooms.
There are eight lifts and fire escape stairs. The project includes a lightning arrestor system and a firefighting system with a water tank of 1 lakh litre capacity. Separate fresh water tanks and flushing water tanks with a total capacity of 2.54 lakh litres are provided on the terrace of each wing. Additionally there is an underground water sump of 4.00 lakh litres capacity available to meet the demand.
The fifteenth wing, called Dining Block, is of two floors and the area of each floor is 5771 sq.m. The dining hall has a seating capacity of 1500 with provision for separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian dining and kitchens. Kitchens are equipped with steam based modern cooking equipment for preparing nutritious food, preserving the taste. The cooking would be fast, energy efficient, easy to handle, and hygienic with various equipment available in the modern kitchen. They are also provided with cooking gas stations and solar water heaters.
The project also includes a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of 4.75 lakh litres per day capacity and a substation with two DG sets for round the clock uninterrupted power supply.This project was initially funded by the then Ministry of HRD (now Ministry of Education) and later by the ‘Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA)’.
Director in charge Dr. P S Sathidevi and the Dean (Planning and Development) in-charge
Dr. Jeevamma Jacob informed that the institute is currently working on two more projects
under HEFA – for the construction of a new ‘Academic Block’ and one more Mega Hostel for
The Inaugural function will be presided over by Kozhikode MP M K Raghavan.
Gajjala Yoganand (Chairman, Board of Governors, NITC), Dr. P S Sathidevi (Director in
charge), Registrar Lt. Col. Pankajakshan K (Rtd.), P T A Rahim MLA, Dr. Sivaji
Chakravorti (Former Director, NITC) and Dr. A Santhiagu (Chief Warden, NITC Hostels) will
speak on the occasion.