The hostel lifestyle is an integral part of the one’s college life. Here, at IIT Bhilai, the hostel life is much more than just ‘hanging out’. Our student community is very enthusiatic which is why being here is a totally vivid experience. Even though in its infancy, IIT Bhilai has developed a rich student cluture where students from different communities come together and have time of their lifetime. As part of student activities we have established the official student body, Council of Student Affairs(CoSA). Under it function various clubs and associations, each having a coordinator. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the clubs whoch interests them. This makes hostel life exciting and fun.
IIT Bhilai is located in its temporary campus which is inside the premises of The Government Engineering College(GEC), Raipur. One striking feature of the campus is that it houses not two but three leading Institutions, the third one being IIM Raipur. The campus is about 12 km from Raipur Junction Railway Station, 16 km from Raipur Airport and 13 km from Pandri Bus Stand, Raipur. Auto Rickshaws are easily available from these places to the campus.
Staying in campus is fun because of hostel and the environment that it offers. We have two hostels, Castle Ena and Castle Dio. Third year boys along with second year resides in Castle dio. All the girls will be residing in three wings on ground while the fourth wing will have rooms for M.Tech and PhD students.First floor of Castle Dio will have accomodation for 1st year boys.
Note: The three wings for girls will be completely partitioned from the rest of the hostel.
In Castle Ena the total capacity is of 270 and in Castle Dio the total capacity is 260.
We have 2 sharing, 3 sharing and 4 sharing rooms and in newly constructed porta cabins we can accommodate even 5 students on sharing basis.
Being an IIT it is needless to say that we have an excellent internet connectivity. The NKN (National Knowledge Network) program is the Internet service provider for the institute and supports network speeds of up to 1 GB/s. Although in the elementary stage, the NKN network is useful as it provides connectivity to other institutes, has resources like video lectures, seminars etc. Each student has access to the network through the LAN ports provided in the hostel rooms as well as Wi-Fi (each student is allotted a unique ID-Password for accessing). We also have a DC++ culture in the hostel (Google it and you will learn that DC++ is the life line of IIT hostels). It is a really productive file sharing system with a host server and various other clients linked to it. It comes in handy to share large files, academic softwares and recreational stuff (like movies, games, TV series). Students are encouraged to avail the benefits of the system in the hostel. Apart from the above, all students have access to a common file storage system. Students can use it as a drive to drop/retrieve/share files with peers.
Currently the mess is running at Castle Ena Hostel but from new session another mess will also start functioning at Castle Dio Hostel.Mess also provide snacks at evening apart from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both the hostels have mess canteens which are open till 1 am in the night. They serve Snacks, Drinks, Fresh Fruit Juices, Noodles, Ice-Creams etc.
The hostel has first-aid facilities along with medications for common ailments. If one needs to see a doctor, he can find him adjacent to Castle Tria and Guest House in the Nurse room. A paramedic is always available at the campus and so is the ambulance service (An ambulance vehicle available 24 x 7 in the campus). In case of emergency or any other medical call, one is taken to the nearest hospital: The VY Hospital (Located about 5 km from the campus, distance is covered within 15 min due to presence of wide and less busy roads). It is functional 24 x 7 and has all major facilities.
The boys hostel is located at a distance of about 900m from the academic block. A wide road within the campus connects both. There are plenty of options to ply between these two: