feature of this University is its predominant residential character.
This enables students not only to study but also to live together, to
participate in extracurricular activities and become part of a
cooperative community of work and service. Since most of the teachers
also live in the University area, close personal touch between the
senior and junior members of the University is maintained. Students
are normally required to live in any one of the Halls of Residence.
Only a limited number of students are allowed to live as non-resident
students with their parents or bonafide guardians. A Hall of Residence
is a cluster of hostels administered by a Provost, and one or more
teacher wardens look after each hostel. There are sixteen Halls of
All inmates are
required to dine in the common Dining Hall, unless exempted by the
Provost. A student may be permitted by the Provost tojoin any
recognized private mess in the Hall. The halls ofresidence are the
centers of corporate life in the University. Each Hall maintains a
common room wiih facilities for indoor games, a reading room, library,
sports club and a literary society. Self-govemance ofstudents isen
couraged. The Provost and Wardens seek the cooperation and assistance
of monitors and other representatives of students in the
administration of the Hall of residence and in maintaining discipline.
Permission to live
outside the Hall is given to students only ifthey are living ataligarh
with theirparents orvery close relations. Non-resident male students
are underthe charge of the Provost, Non-Resident Student's Centre (NRSC)
and non-resident women students are under the charge of the Provost,
Abdullah Hall/Sarojini Naidu Hall/Indira Gandhi Hall. There are two
clubs for non-resident students - one in the Civil Lines
area and the other in the town where facilities for indoor and outdoor
games, reading rooms etc. are avaiiable.
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