Bishop Heber College provides excellent hostel facilities for both national and International students with a cozy atmosphere .
There are separate hostels for both boys & girls. The hostel rooms measure different sizes capacitating 2 to 6 beds, as per
the needs of the students and are also provided with attached bathrooms and common bathrooms. Common rooms are also available
to accommodate the financially weak students. The hostels are surrounded by tall, green trees, garden benches, and lush green land,
making it easy for students to move around.
The Principal is the Chief Warden of the Hostel with separate Deputy Wardens appointed for boys and girls hostels.
Under the Deputy Wardens, individual sub wardens are appointed to manage the residents on each floor.
Also the administration forms student committees to give the residents an opportunity in the administrative governance of the hostel. The objective of students committee is to give students a role in the administrative governance of the hostel, so as to develop organizing skills which helps the students to acquire and improve the quality of life into the main stream of the society. For the effective functioning of the hostel several committees like Dining committee, Discipline committee, Hygiene committee, Study committee, Sports and Cultural Committee are formed in the hostel. These committees work closely with Warden, Deputy Warden and Sub-Wardens to ensure proper discipline .These committees consists of student representatives who take active interest in general welfare of the students residing in the hostel and assist the sub-wardens in maintaining the living standards.
These committees also make new suggestions to the Warden/ Deputy Warden to improve the image of the hostel.
Committees and their Composition
The duration of the committee shall be for one year. The committee shall meet at least once a month and as and when required.
- Student Representatives
The student representatives is selected, based on
- Academic Proficiency
- Leadership Qualities
- Having no discipline issues against her
- Formation of Committees
- The committee members is chosen by the Chief Warden.
- The minimum and maximum number of members is chosen by the Deputy Wardens and Sub-Wardens.
- The members chosen will be from each floor of the concerned hostel.
- The members should also fulfill the criteria: 1 detail mentioned above.
The members of committees are designated as under
||Sports and Cultural Committee
| 1.Representative –Dining hall Inspection
|| 1.Representative- Cleanliness
|| 1.Representative- Attendance
|| 1.Representative- Outing of students
|| 1. Representatives- Cultural
| 2.Representative-Dining hall Cleanliness
|| 2.Representative- RO water
|| 2.Representative- Academic Progress
|| 2.Representative-Leave or Absence
|| 2. Representatives- Sports
| 3.Representative-Food Inspection
|| 3.Representative-Health & Hygiene
|| 3.Representative- Leave or Absence
| 4.Representative- Monitoring feedback
|| 4.Representative- Monitoring feedback
|| 4.Representative- Discipline
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Dining Committee
Dining committee is responsible for the smooth functioning of the hostel mess under the supervision of mess warden.
To convene meeting once in a month.
The dining committee ensures:
- Smooth and timely operation of the mess and verify the quality of food being served in the mess.
- To check the menu proposed is followed and take feedback from the students for continuous
improvement of the quality of the service and food.
- To suggest alternatives according to the diversity of the students.
- That the inmates shall have their food in the hostel premises especially in the dining hall.
- Hygiene Committee
Hygiene committee is constituted for the purpose of personal cleanliness as well as the cleanliness of dining halls, toilets, hostel campus and its surrounding areas. This committee shall meet at least once a month and more often if necessary.
The roles of the committee is:
- To develop the habits among the students to keep their surrounding neat and clean.
- To check on the health and hygiene of the students on a regular basis.
- To inculcate the habit of regular washing and bathing etc.
- To inspect and monitor the cleanliness of rooms, dining halls, corridors, bathrooms and washing areas etc.
- Study Committee
This committee is formed to monitor students discipline especially during the study hours.
This committee takes care of:
- Progress of students in academics
- Students attendance
- Discipline during study hours
- Making provisions for study materials inside the hostel premises.
- Discipline Committee
This committee takes care of discipline activities.
It prevents any indiscipline happenings taking place in the hostel campus. This committee ensures to
- Seek prior permission in case of leave or absence
- Maintain complete silence in the study hours
- To prevent unnecessary loitering of students in the hostel campus
- If any damage is caused to the property of the hostel, the cost of the same will be recovered from the student.
- If any indiscipline is found by any of the students, the committee warns them for the first time .
Thereafter if it is repeated then the disciplinary action is taken by the committee based on the situations that occurred.
- Cultural and Sports Committee
The objective of this committee is to bring out the talents of students and also to refresh them from the monotonous style of living.
This committee takes care of the cultural activities and sports events of the hostel students:
- This committee conduct meeting on regular intervals to discuss and allot tasks.
- To obtain permission from the Chief warden/Deputy warden
- To inform the students and sub wardens about the events that are to take place
- To decide the date, time and venue of the program
Events arranged for the students are:
- Orientation Program
- Health and Hygiene Awareness Program
- Cultural Events
- Christmas Celebrations
- Hostel Day Celebrations
- Intra-hostel Competitions
- Skill Training programs
- A student can apply to the Hostel only after admission to the college.
- Seats will be assigned according to the number of seats for each course.
- Admission to the Hostel is strictly on the basis of distance and merit.
- Seats will be allotted as per the number of seats for each course.
- Both the college website and the hostel notice board will publish the admission schedule.
- Admission to the hostel is available to all the students subject to availability of the accommodation.
- Students shortlisted for admission to the hostel shall be required to pay online
- Online Payment of fee is through Punjab National Bank at a link available on the college website at fees.bhc.edu.in.
- The decision of the Hostel Admission Committee will be final in all matters.
Payment of Fees
Establishment fees:Each student admitted into the hostel should pay the following fees
at the beginning of every semester.
Mess fees:The mess will be run on a dividing system and hence the mess fees may vary every month.
Inmates should pay the mess bill of the previous month on or before 10th of the next month (or) on or before 15th of
the next month with a fine of Rs.100/- and get tokens for the next month. If an inmate fails to get tokens on or before 15th of
the month, he/she will not be allowed to enter the mess hall from 16th onwards and ultimately,
he/she will be sent out of the hostel.
Remittance of Hostel Fees:: Parents are requested to send hostel fees directly to the
Principal by Money Order / Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Principal, Bishop Heber College,
Tiruchirappalli - 620 017
and not to send them to their sons /daughters / wards, in order to prevent delay and default in payment. While sending the fees by Money Order to the Principal,
parents are requested to mention the name of the student, his / her Roll Number,
Class and Name of the Hostel,
in the Money Order form clearly. In case of Demand Drafts, a covering letter carrying
the above information must be in closed.
Terms & Conditions
- The prescribed fee for the duration of the course is to be paid in advance through a Demand Draft/Online Payment. No cash payment will be accepted.
- A student, once admitted, will not be permitted to leave the hostel mid-term. However, as a special case,
the Institute may permit a boarder to leave the hostel, but no refund of the fee paid will be made.
- Outsiders, whether friends or relatives of the boarders, will not be allowed to reside in the hostel.
- The admission to the hostels and allotment of rooms will be entirely at the discretion of the Institute.
Student’s Strength in Hostel
| S.No. ||Hostels || No. of Floors ||No. of Rooms ||Actual
|1 || Schwartz Hostel || 03 || 58 || 174 |
|2 || Gardiner Hostel || 03 || 69 || 207 |
|3 || Christian Endeavour Hostel for Boys || 01 || 16 || 90 |
|4 || Dodson Hostel || 04 || 100 || 300 |
|5 || Thomas Adamson Hostel || 03 || 22 || 260 |
|6 || All Saints Hostel || 02 || 08 || 100 |
|7 || Christian Endeavour Hostel for girls || 01 || 16 || 90 |
|8 || Bishop Solomon Doraiswamy Hostel || 03 || 47 || 250 |
|9 || Bishop Solomon Doraiswamy Hostel – Annex || 02 || 10 || 80 |
|10 || Bishop Thorp Hostel for Women || 04 || 23 || 172 |
|11 || Margret Addicot Hostel || 02 || 26 || 174 |
|12 || G. H. Launder Hostel || 03 || 28 || 170 |
|13 || Vestry Hostel || 02 || 20 || 100 |
|14 || International Hostel || 03 || 15 || 30 |
| S.No. ||Name of the Hostel || No. of Floors ||No. of Rooms ||Actual ||2021-2022 ||2022-2023
|1 || BSD || 03 || 47 || 250 ||271 || 276 |
|2 || BSD Annex I & II || 02 || 02 || 80 || 194 ||163 |
|3 || Bishop Thorp || 04 || 23 || 172 ||194 ||176 |
|4 || G.H. Launder || 03 || 28 || 170 ||215 || 218 |
|5 || MA || 02 || 26 || 174 ||187 || 171 |
|6 || CE Girls Hostels || 01 || 16 || 90 || 125 ||124 |
|7 || All Saints Hostel || 02 || 08 || 100 || || |
| || Total || 15 || 142 || 936 ||1186 || 1128|
| S.No. ||Name of the Hostel || No. of Floors ||No. of Rooms ||Actual ||2021-2022 ||2022-2023
|1 || Gardiner || 03 || 69 || 207 ||300 || 260 |
|2 || Schwartz || 03 || 58 || 174 || 266 ||260 |
|3 || Dodson || 04 || 100 || 300 ||543 || 500 |
|4 || CE-Boys || 01 || 16 || 90 ||97 || 91 |
|5 || MA || 02 || 26 || 174 ||187 || 171 |
|6 || Thomas Adamson || 0 || 0 || 0 || 260 ||260 |
| || Total || 11 || 243 || 771 ||1466 || 1371|
Activities and facilities
- The residents must take the rooms assigned to them and shall not change rooms without the permission of
the Sub-Warden. It is the responsibility of the residents to keep their rooms and toilets clean and tidy.
Residents are expected to switch off the lights and the fans when not needed or when they go out of their rooms.
The waste basket should be kept outside the rooms for disposal.
- Students admitted to the College Hostels can occupy the rooms only during the normal term of the College or during
the End Semester Examinations. All the rooms occupied by the students shall be at the disposal of the College Management during
all holidays except weekends. Students are expected to leave their rooms open during all such holidays to carry out necessary repairs
and white washing. However, inmates may keep their belongings in a separate room in each hostel or in their own cupboards in their
respective rooms, except during the summer vacation.
The Management reserves the right to open any room that is found locked during holidays and vacations other than weekends.
- Christian worship will be conducted daily in the College Chapel prior to the commencement of the Shift I
& Shift II classes at 8.05 a.m. and 1.05 p.m. All Christian students are expected to attend the worship.
Others are also welcome.
- Every hostel is provided with a payer room for the inmates to arrange Christian worship.
- No Corporate worship or religious ceremony / celebration or procession other than Christian worship
or Christian religious celebration or ceremony shall be organised or conducted by the residents in the College Campus
or in the Hostels.
3. Study Hours
- 8.15 p.m. to 10.15 p.m. will be observed as study hours on all days except Saturdays.
During study hours, the doors and windows of the rooms must be kept open. During study hours all the residents
must be in their respective rooms. Lights in the rooms must be switched off by 11.30 p.m.
4. Silence Hours
- The hours between 10.15 p.m. and 8.00 a.m. must be observed as hours of silence.
During these hours all activities likely to disturb the other inmates will not be permitted.
Silence hours must be maintained on holidays also.
- The Library is opened till 9.30 p.m. during all the week days mainly to facilitate the inmates to spend their
study hours usefully in the College library, where they can refer to the books in the reference section and enrich
- Residents are not allowed to enter the kitchen premises. Any complaint or suggestion about food or service must be made directly to the Mess warden / Sub - Warden in-charge of the mess.
- Students should adhere to the following mess timings
BREAKFAST - 7.15 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
LUNCH - Shift II 12.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m.
Shift I 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
DINNER - 7.00 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.
- Food will be served only in the Dining Hall of the
respective hostels during the specified timings. Taking the meals to the rooms is strictly prohibited.
- Residents are not allowed to have any guests for
- Hostel provides vegetarian food daily and non-vegetarian food thrice in a week.
- Residents can avail of the facility of packed lunch on prior intimation to the Warden.
- Residents who are late from class for any meal or want a meal earlier than the scheduled time
must inform the Warden in writing for a special arrangement.
- Residents are strictly advised to have their meals in the Dining Hall.Residents are not permitted to
carry food from the Dining Hall to their rooms except under extraordinary circumstances.
- The visiting hours are from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Sundays and other holidays, and from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm on other days.
- Resident students may invite only women visitors to their rooms with the permission of the Warden.
- No resident can engage any person for service of any kind.
- Prior permission from the Warden is necessary for taking any college approved service provider to the room.
8. Medical Facilities
- A well-qualified visiting doctor is available for consultation thrice a week.
- A full time nurse is available from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, on all week days (Monday to Saturday).
- All cases of illness must be immediately reported to the Warden.
- Residents are strongly advised not to use self-prescribed medicines in case of illness.
- Generally all serious cases of illness are referred to a hospital or nursing home with the knowledge of the local parent/guardian.
9. Guidance and Counselling
- A Guidance and Counselling unit run by a professionally trained Counsellor is located within the campus.
- The Counsellor plays a crucial role in helping students overcome exam worries, stress,personal and social problems.
- The Counsellor is available twice a week during to address the needs of students and staff, without any charges.
- The Counsellor organizes several workshops throughout the year for all students.
Hostel Rules and Regulations
- All fresh entrants are advised to come to the Hostel one day before the college reopens after the summer holidays.
- The Hostel provides additional opportunities to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- Residents are strongly urged to participate in both college and hostel
activities as these will help them build a portfolio of achievement and get an opportunity to showcase their talent.
- Performance of residents admitted on the basis of Sports will be monitored.
periodically. They are liable to lose their Hostel seat if their participation in the specific activity is found to be deficient.
- Students seeking admission to the hostel must read the rules and regulations carefully.
- Residents are expected to maintain strict discipline during their stay in the Hostels. Disorderly behavior or
anti - social activities on the part of the residents either under the influence of any intoxicant or otherwise,
and disrupting the routine life in the hostels in any way, will be seriously viewed.
Any student found guilty of such misconduct will be expelled from the hostel summarily.
- Residents should not engage in unnecessary conversation with the mess workers and attenders.
- Residents of hostels should not smoke, drink alcohol or indulge in gambling of any kind.
- Students who are guilty of (a) rude language towards the staff of the College or of the Hostels,
(b) assaulting or attempting to assault fellow students or employees or other Staff of the College / Hostel,
(c) caught in ragging, eve teasing, etc., or (d) using mobile phone in the hostel / college are liable to be expelled from
the College and / or the Hostels.
- Students are expected to be modestly and neatly dressed at all times.
- Newspaper / magazines from the reading room/library should not be taken to the rooms.
- Students are expected to keep themselves, their rooms and the hostel premises neat & clean.
They should prevent any damage or destruction of the hostel property due to either negligent or ill full activities.
- There shall be no sports activity within the hostel premises, especially in the quadrangles and the corridors, at any time.
- No private collection of funds shall be made from students or staff without prior permission of the warden.
- There shall be no noisy midnight birthday parties or celebrations.
- Ragging is banned students are prohibited from engaging in acts of intimidation, violence or abuse directed towards any student,
staff or hostel worker.
- Use of Electric and Electronic gadgets are not allowed. For the use of lap tops prior permission from the warden is required.
- Attendance during study hour is compulsory. The first shift students should leave the hostel to the College at 8.15 a.m.
and be back before 2.35 p.m.
The second shift students should leave the hostel at 1.15 p.m. and be back before 6.30 p.m.
In case the student has work after the College hours prior permission should be got from the sub - warden concerned.
- Students who wish to go to their local guardian's house should produce a letter from
their parents authorizing the local guardian. Students should not take the other students to their local guardian's house.
- Students who would like to do additional course/part time job outside the College should get prior written permission
from the Principal and Warden and maintain a note book about their attendance.
- Women Students going home for weekends / holidays can leave the hostel and also come back to
the hostel only between 5.00 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. In case of students from faraway places,
the sub-warden should be informed about their late arrivals and departures.
- Women students who need special permission to go out for an hour or two during day time can avail
the same by submitting a permission chit stating the time, place and reason for the outing.
- Leave forms & permission slips should be submitted to the respective floor Sub-warden before 8.30 p.m. the previous day.
- Students who come late from College, outings and weekend holidays should sign the late register kept at the gate and
meet the sub-warden.
- Students can receive phone calls, from parents alone, between 6.00 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. in the morning and
between 6.00 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. in the evenings during working days. During holidays, students can receive calls
between 6.00 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. Phone calls can be made through the "Coin Phones" provided inside the hostel between 6.00 p.m.
and 8.15 p.m. Residents should not talk for more than 5.00 minutes so that the other residents may also avail themselves
of the phone facility.
- Visitors are allowed between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Visitors are not allowed inside the hostel premises.
No male student of the College is allowed to visit the students in women hostels. Visitors should sign in the Visitor’s Note Book
at the gate.
- Mess rebate is given only when the student is on leave for a minimum of 5 consecutive days.
A letter seeking mess rebate should be submitted to the Mess Manager or sub- warden in-charge of mess at least 24 hours in advance.
- Newspapers and magazines should be folded and kept neatly after reading in the reading room.
They should not be taken to the rooms.
- Certain sports equipment’s are available in the hostel office room. Students can make use of
them after signing in the log book provided.
- Any dispute with the students / workers should be brought to the sub-warden's notice immediately.
- Water and Electricity should be conserved.
- Students should put their clothes for drying only on the clothes line provided and should not dry them inside their rooms.
- Students should flush the toilets & keep them clean after use.
- Sanitary napkins should be wrapped in a paper before disposing them in the bins
provided or in the sanitary disposal machine which helps in instant disposal of used napkins in a very scientific and hygienic way
without generating harmful emissions. Do not flush them in the toilets.
NOTE: No Tobacco Zone
Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, Narcotics and Drugs is strictly prohibited.