Jhelum Hostel

Jhelum Hostel is one of the oldest hostels of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. It is a located in the Uttarakhand area of JNU. It is close to the famous Ganga Dhaba, JNU Health Centre and the Kamal (Shopping) Complex (KC). The hostel started functioning in the year 1977. Only the West wing was then ready for allotment and the East wing was under construction. It was ready for allotment by 1978. Only girl students were accommodated in during the year 1978. This was the first hostel where male students got allotment in one wing and female students in the other wing and shared the same mess. It was a successful experiment. This arrangement lasted till mid 1984. Therefore, girl students were shifted to Ganga hostel and the West wing was allotted to male students. It has a two storey building which has 198 rooms. The hostel lies in the centre of three hostels, Ganga, Sutlej and Yamuna. The famous Jhelum Lawns of the JNU Campus is named after the Jhelum Hostel. The Jhelum Lawns serve as the traditional venue for Presidential debate of the JNU Student’s Union (JNUSU) elections, International Food Festival and also other cultural activities like celebrations of Holi festival and the Chat Sammelan. Jhelum Hostel is organizing Chat Sammelan, which is a famous in JNU. It organizes day before Holi Festival.

 

The hostel is allotted only to male students. It has single seats for research scholars pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D and double seats for students pursuing Bachelor and Master courses. Currently there are 192 rooms available for students out of which 67 are single seats. The maximum capacity of the hostel is 330 residents. The Jhelumites (i.e. the residents of Jhelum) have been traditionally cosmopolitan, representing every part of the diverse Indian social and culture life.

 

The hostel is built in a manner so as to provide natural light and ventilation to all rooms and it is made of typical JNU style red bricks along with proper architecture to protect the building from the earthquakes. It has a small garden, different kind of trees in its premises. It has a vibrant and natural environment. Along with its students, this natural environment has made Jhelum a home for a wide variety of flora and fauna. The hostel has 24-hour water facility and drinking water is re-filtered through purifiers to provide clean drinking water to its residents. The hostel mess functions throughout the year and serves healthy and nutritious food to the residents. The hostel mess serves different kind of food items like Idli Sambar, Dosa, Poha, Dahi Chura, Biryani, Puri Jalebi, Chhole Bhature, Chow-mein etc. The hostel mess works on a no-profit-no-loss basis which means that the whole expenditure of the mess is equally divided among the residents. Jhelum Hostel also has a reading room for studying, a gymnasium for fitness and a television room for entertainment. The gymnasium and T.V. room are conveniently situated above the hostel mess. There are a variety of sports facilities available such as a Badminton court, a table tennis room and also facilities for playing carrom, cricket, chess, ludo etc. It provides a healthy and friendly environment for the well-being of the students. Jhelum hostel has developed its own identity and culture among JNU hostels. This hostel also serves as a space for debates among its students. Its environment is healthy, friendly and familiar among the residents, and Jhelum fraternity is formally referred to among its residents as Jhelum Parivar (Jhelum Family) and not as Jhelum Hostel. Many alumni of Jhelum Hostel have excelled in different spheres of life. This hostel has contributed many administrators, defense officers, professors and entrepreneurs to the nation.

 

The Hostel organizes its Annual Hostel Day function every year. Special dinner is served on this day to the guests as well as residents. Cultural activities are also organized on this day. Apart from this, sports tournaments are organized and prizes/mementos are distributed by the Senior Warden/Warden (Recreation).

 

Hostel elections are held every year in the month of September. In these elections, a President, Six Hostel Committee Members and six Mess Committee Members are elected through democratic process and Single ballot. These student representatives are elected to assist hostel administration in the smooth functioning of the Hostel. Besides these, four other student representatives are selected through interview by the wardens for looking after the duties of Common Room and Sports activities. The hostel has four wardens namely Senior Warden, Mess Warden, Sanitation and Maintenance Warden and Recreation Warden. To assist the wardens in the hostel administration, the hostel also has three clerical staff namely Office Incharge, Cashier and Caretaker. For the management of the mess, the hostel has two mess supervisors and other mess staff. The hostel also has a messenger who delivers mail to students.

 

Employees

 

Name of Staff

Designation

Mrs Meena Ahuja

Office Incharge

Mr Amar Nath

Caretaker

Mr Shankar Datt

Cashier

 

MESS STAFF OF JHELUM  HOSTEL

 

S.NO

NAME

DESIGNATION  

01.  

Mr. S. N. Sharma

Mess Supervisor

02.

Mr. Sujit Kumar

Mess Supervisor

 03.

Mr Diwan Singh

Cook - Permanent

04.

Mr Deep Chand

Cook - Permanent

05.  

Mr Radhey Mohan

Cook - Permanent

06.  

Mr S. Mitra

Cook - Extension

07.  

Mr Rajendra Singh

Cook - Contractual

08.  

Mr Surya Baksh Yadav

Cook - Contractual

09  

Mr Anil Sharma

Cook - Contractual

10

Mr Chandi Prasad

Helper - Contractual

11.

Mr Padam Kumar

Helper - Contractual

12.  

Mr Vishwanath Rao

Helper - Contractual

13.  

Mr Puran Bahadur

Helper - Contractual

14.  

Mr Tapan Kumar Ojha

Helper - Contractual

15.  

Mr Ranbir II

Helper - Contractual

16  

Mr Balam Giri

Helper - Contractual

17

Mr Ramkesh

Helper - Contractual

18

Mr Chandan Singh Mehta

Helper - Contractual

19  

Mr Pram Nath Yadav

Helper - Contractual

20  

Mr Shiv Shankar

Helper - Contractual

21  

Mr Om Prakash Meena

Helper - Contractual

22  

Mr Santosh Manjhi

Helper - Contractual

23  

Mr Hari Shankar

Helper - Contractual

24

Mrs Kamlesh Devi

Helper - Contractual

25

Mrs Madhu Sharma

Helper - Contractual

26

Mr Ranjit Kumar

Helper - Contractual

Wardens
  • Senior Warden
    Dr. Himanshu Pandey
  • Mess Warden
    Prof. Satish Chand
  • Warden (Maintenance and Sanitation)
    Dr. Burton Cleetus
  • Warden (Health & Recreation) 
  • Dr. N. Chandrasegaran
  • Hostel President

    Contact 
    Telephone : 26704794/26, 26741140.