MCD may okay new hostel for girls at SRCC

Here is some good news for girls looking to get an admission in Shri Ram College of Commerce in the 2013 academic year.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: February 23, 2012 4:08 am

Here is some good news for girls looking to get an admission in Shri Ram College of Commerce in the 2013 academic year. The college may soon be able to start constructing a new girls’ hostel with more number of rooms than the existing one.

To meet the rising demand for residential accommodation on the college premises,P C Jain,Principal of SRCC,had submitted applications to various agencies seeking approval for a new girls’ hostels. Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) and Chief Fire Officer (CFO) have already given their clearances. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is likely to give its approval on Friday in the Standing Committee meeting.

The college,which comes under Delhi University,currently has one hostel with 50 rooms for girls. The boys’ hostel has 150 rooms. The new girls’ hostel is likely to have almost 100 rooms making it equivalent to the capacity of the boys’ hostel.

According to Jain,once the approvals are obtained,the building will be constructed within 15 months. “We hope to get the hostel accommodation ready for 2013 academic session. Parents of girl students are a worried lot when it comes to finding suitable accommodation for their wards. College hostels are the first choice of any outstation student,” said Jain.

MCD Commissioner K S Mehra said the the college’s proposal for a new hostel has been placed before the Standing Committee. “Since the DUAC and CFO have already given their approvals,the revised building plan has been placed before the standing Committee for approval,” said Mehra.

However,there are a few other conditions,which the college needs to meet before it can begin construction,such as no trees can be cut without approval from the competent authority. The college may have to submit an NOC from Archaeological Survey of India as well,if required.

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