How to apply for Govt. of Delhi free hostel accommodation for reserved category students

Are you searching for free boarding and lodging for minorities, SC, ST and OBC students in a Delhi hostel? Government of Delhi provides free hostel accommodation for girls and boys who are students from reserved categories, namely for minorities, SC, ST, and OBC students. This article provides complete information on how to apply for admission to these hostels in New Delhi.

Department for the Welfare of SC, ST, OBC, and Minorities, Government of N.C.T. of Delhi invites admissions in the Nehru Boys' Hostel and Kamla Nehru Girls' Hostel for the academic year 2019-2020. The hostels will provide free boarding and lodging facilities to the students. The capacity of the boys' hostel is 100 and for the girls' hostel, it is 60.

Who can apply

Students from Schedule Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBC and Minorities who are studying in the post-matric or higher classes in a Government institution or Government-recognized institution of Delhi.

The family income of the parents/guardians from all sources should not be more than Rs.2 lakhs per annum.

How to apply

You can obtain the prospectus with the application form on payment of Rs.20/- from:
For boys: The Office of the Senior Superintendent, Nehru Boys Hostel, Sanskar Ashram, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110093.

For girls: The Office of the Senior Superintendent, Kamla Nehru Girls' Hostel, Sanskar Ashram, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-11-093.

Dates: from 13th August 2019 to 26th August 2019.

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all working days.

The application form should be filled up and submitted along with the following documents:
  1. A caste certificate which has been issued by the Office of the Dy. Commissioner/SDM Delhi. In the case of a student who is from another State, the caste certificate should be issued by the competent authority of that State.

  2. Residence proof/ID proof of the student as well as that of the student's parents/guardians. This can be either Aadhar Card or Voter card or Ration card or driving license.

  3. A self-declaration of income by the parents/guardians in the prescribed format which is enclosed in the hostel's prospectus.

  4. A character certificate from the head of the institution of Delhi where the student is currently studying or has last attended.

  5. A declaration from two local guardians in Delhi regarding personal identity. The age of the guardians must be more than 30 years.

  6. Residential proof for minorities' students, this proof being at least three years' old.

  7. A photocopy of the latest mark sheet or Degree certificate, if any, of the student.

  8. Two latest passport size photos of the applicant.

Important note: Ensure that you provide correct and true details. If any of the information submitted is later found to be false, the student will be liable for expulsion from the hostel. Further, the boarding and lodging charges will be recovered from the student at full rates.

Where to submit: The filled-in application form along with self-attested copies of all required certificates and testimonials should reach in the office of the Senior Superintendents at the address given above.

Last date of receipt of applications: 31st August 2019, up to 4 p.m. If required, there will be a draw for admission on 6th September 2019. Any application which is received after the closing date will not be accepted. Any application which is not completed properly will not be considered at all and will not be accepted for admission to the hostels.

Contact information

Senior Superintendent, Kamla Nehru Girls Hostel: 22121053.
Senior Superintendent, Boys Hostel: 22577946.

[Note: Details in this article have been sourced from a print advt. in The Hindu, Mumbai edition, 11th August 2019, page 5, and contact information from the official website. Students can meet the Superintendent of the respective hostels for further queries and information.]

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Guest Author: Mahak dhurve15 Aug 2021

I want admission in the 11th class so can I also apply or not?

Author: Vandana28 Aug 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 0

Mahak Dhurve,

Thanks for dropping in and reading this article. Due to the current pandemic, it would be advisable to contact the hostel superintendent directly and make inquiries about whether or not hostel accommodation is available in the first place. If so, then you can inquire if you are eligible.

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