PERIYAR HOSTEL DAKSHINAPURAM

Periyar Hostel is a boys hostel named after the river Periyar of Kerala. It was constructed in the early 1970’s and is amongst the oldest hostels in JNU. It is situated in Dakshinapuram in close proximity of the Godavari and Kaveri Hostels. Its residents have a definite advantage over many other hostels due to its appropriate location. It is at a walking distance (within 500 -700m) from almost all the major facilities in the campus such as the Academic Complex, the Administrative Complex, the University Library, University Shopping Centre, University Health Centre, Students Activity Centre (having indoor badminton court) and the University Stadium. The State Bank of India equipped with three ATMs is situated right next to it, as also the Neelgiri shopping complex which houses several useful small shops such as the cycle repair shop, the cobbler shop, the fruit juice shop, the laundry and the Neelgiri Dhabha. 

 

The hostel has two wings – east and west, each having four floors (i.e. Ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd), with disabled friendly structures including the toilets. A lift is also expected to be installed shortly in the west wing of the hostel to enable the disabled students to access their rooms with ease. The hostel has sufficient water supplies for its residents, with an underground sump for water storage. It provides mess facility to its residents throughout the year, and has several facilities such as the Badminton Court, a mini Gym, Table Tennis Room, Reading Room, Common Room and Visitor’s Room, to offer to its residents. The hostel also has power back facility for its dining hall and the staircases in each wing. A number of Banyan and Neem trees within its premises provide it a green ambience.

 

The residents of Periyar Hostel come from diverse social, economic, cultural, regional, religious and educational backgrounds which make the hostel a very vibrant place for debates, discussions, cultural and academic activities, enriching the residents in terms of their personality skills. Not surprising, alumni of Periyar Hostel have been successful in making a mark for themselves in various spheres of life. During the hostel night celebrations every year, the hostel organises a meeting of Periyar Hostel Alumni in addition to cultural and sports activities. The hostel has strong democratic traditions, and each year its residents elect a Hostel President, six Hostel Committee Members and six Mess Secretaries through very keenly fought elections but in a very cordial and environment friendly (no paper usage in campaigning) manner.

 

 

Employees:

 

The Wardens

S.No.

Name of Hostel Administration

Designation

1.

Prof. Krishan Kumar

Sr. Warden

2.

Dr. Devendra Kr. Choubey

Sanit. & Maint.

3.

Dr. Pritam Mukhopadhyay

Mess Warden

4.

Dr. Avinash Kumar

Recreation & Health

The Office Staff

S. No.

Name of Office Staff

Designation

Whether Permanent/Contractual

1.

Mrs. Veena Arora

Section Officer

Permanent

2.

Madhan Singh Rawat

Caretaker

Permanent

3.

Jagdish Kumar Vaish

Cashier

Consultant

The Mess Staff

S.No.

Name of Mess Employee

Designation

Whether Permanent/contractual (Presently)

1.

Bharat Singh Rawat

Mess Supervisor

Contractual

2.

Jagdish Chand Papne

Mess Supervisor

Contractual

1.

Kameswar Prasad

Cook

Permanent

2.

Umrao Singh

Cook

Permanent

3.

Vijay Saw

Cook

Permanent

4.

Ram Kala

Cook

Permanent

5.

O.P. Tiwari

Helper

Permanent

6.

B.P. Yadav

Helper

Permanent

7.

Meena Kumari

Helper

Permanent

8.

Rajender Singh

Helper

Permanent

9.

K.V. Ravi

Helper

Permanent

10.

Ambaram

Helper

Permanent

11.

Sunil Kumar

Helper

Permanent

12.

Vijay Pal

Helper

Permanent

13.

Bamiya Raj

Cook

Contractual

14.

Tara Dutt

Cook

Contractual

15.

Rajesh

Helper

Contractual

16.

Pankaj

Helper

Contractual

17.

Suresh Yadav

Helper

Contractual

18.

Haridhwar

Helper

Contractual

19.

Bali Ram

Helper

Contractual

20.

Mrs. Laxmi

Helper

Contractual

21.

B.S. Bisht

Helper

Contractual

22.

Sunil Kumar

Helper

Contractual

The Sanitation Staff

S.No.

Name of Sanitation Staff

Designation

Whether Permanent/contractual (Presently)

1.

Prem Pal

Sanitary Head

Contractual

2.

Suresh III

Safaikaramchari

Permanent

3.

Ram Bhadur

Safaikaramchari

Permanent

4.

Shashi II

Safaikaramchari

Permanent

5.

Ram Sewak

Safaikaramchari

Contractual

6.

Mahavir

Safaikaramchari

Contractual

7.

Mahender

Safaikaramchari

Contractual

8.

Laxmi

Safaikarmchari

Contractual

 

Wardens

  • Senior Warden
    Dr. Avinash Kumar 
  • Mess Warden
    Dr. Budha Singh
  • Warden (Maintenance and Sanitation)
    Dr. Pritam Mukhopadhyay
  • Warden (Recreation) 
    Dr. Devendra Kr. Choubey