Hostel students in the Shoolini University campus can look forward to a complete makeover and upgradation of hostels and related facilities from the next academic session.
The University has signed an agreement with the world’s leading Student Housing organisation – Good Host Spaces (GHS) – and is in the process of handing over the charge to manage and operate housekeeping for current hostels and for future expansions.
“Our aim is to provide international quality hostels to our students which would be second to none in India”, said Vice-Chancellor Prof PK Khosla adding that “it is part of our new journey towards our vision for Shoolini 2.0”.
“Their tech-enabled platform will give our students a hassle-free service experience, collaborative study and hang out rooms, various indoor and outdoor sports, next level of retail experience with the outlets starting from the Unisex saloons to Daily needs, stationary, multiple food outlets and quality mess services for the students to have a memorable campus life and excel in their academic performance. We are also in discussion to start a swimming pool and student club at Shoolini”, he added.
GHS, which has a presence in multiple locations across India and is the country’s largest independent student residential body, has deep expertise in managing student housing globally and in India. In India, GHS manages student housing at Manipal University, Jaipur and at several institutions in Bengaluru with a total of 29,000 rooms.
Prof Khosla said “GHS will operate our student housing operations under the brand name of New Door, and shall take over complete responsibilities of providing quality accommodation and the highest level of safety, security and state of the art services to the student community.
The University currently has half a dozen hostels for boys and girls which can accommodate about 2000 students. It is proposed to increase the capacity in view of the growing demand.