COEP Girls Hostels – Full Information

Here’s all the information you need to know about COEP girls hostels-

The hostel campus is at a stone’s throw from the campus of COEP. The gate is situated at the start of the JM Road. There are three main buildings that house more than 900 girls. There are quarters provided to some M.Tech students. The buildings are known as A-block, B-block and the Girls Hostel Block (GHB). There is a mess called Saee Mess which remains closed on Sunday nights. The food served here is mostly of Maharashtrian cuisine. The billing here is on a per-month basis. There is no night-canteen within these hostels. There is a co-operative store which stacks all the stuff for our daily needs. Most of the commodities can be bought on a credit basis.

The hostels are WiFi-enabled. The download limit is 1GB per day and the WiFi signals are disabled from 9am to 6/6:30pm. There are LAN ports, too, in these buildings. The 11th floor of GHB has a gym, a paid-basis laundry (mostly shut) and apparently, a medical room. The in time for girls is 9pm on all days except Sunday, when it is 10pm. Bedding is provided in each room by the hostel authorities. Rooms are alloted on merit basis i.e. the student with a higher CET rank/ CGPA gets to choose a room and her roommates. Also, there is reservation system in securing the hostel. Students with multiple backlogs are generally ineligible for an accommodation here. Almost 100% of the applicants end up securing accommodation here. Students whose residences lie in the PCMC region are not considered in the hostel allotment. Around 16 seats are reserved for students of a particular department from each branch (which includes the lateral entry students too).

Now, take a look at a more detailed description of each of the buildings.

GHB – This newly-constructed building houses students from S.Y, T.Y and Final Year B.Tech students. There are 11 floors in this building. There are 20 rooms on each floor and each room is of triple-sharing basis. Around three floors are alloted per batch.

The rooms have an attached bathroom and an attached toilet. Two rooms (6 girls) share these facilities. Hot water is supplied from 6am to whenever it gets exhausted (mostly by 9am). However, the supply is erratic and some rooms don’t receive hot water at all for unknown reasons. There is no housekeeping for the rooms and the students have to clean the rooms, bathroom and toilet themselves. A table with attached tablelight, a bed and a chair is provided to each student. Each student has her own cupboard. A common cupboard per room is also provided.

The gym on the 11th floor is worth mentioning. It has treadmills, bicycle exercisers, weights and hand exercise equipment. The gym closes at 8:30pm.

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Left: The corridor on the 11th floor. Right: The mess. Picture credits: worldarchitecture.org

A & B Block – These pre-Independence three-storeyed buildings are alloted to the First Year students and Direct Second Year students (lateral entry). However, F.Y students who come through the Gulf/NRI/PIO category are allotted rooms in GHB. Four students share one room. There eight rooms on each floor. Two students are provided with a small cupboard (in some rooms there’s only one). Two tables are provided which are shared by four students. There are no common cupboards. The housekeeping team cleans the rooms occasionally. There are communal toilets and bathrooms on each floor (four toilets and four bathrooms). Their cleanliness is taken care of by the houskeeping team. The bathrooms are fitted with geysers so getting hot water is not a problem.

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How to reach COEP from various parts of Pune?

Hello friends,

I’m posting a link which guides you how to reach COEP from various parts of Pune. The article has been written by me for Campus Times Pune. This college is less known by it’s current name and is more often called as “Government College”, “College behind Sancheti”, “College near NABARD”.  If you need directions from other parts of Pune, please feel free to drop a message.

Click here for the article

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A-Z of the COEP Boys’ Hostels – Gaurav Chandak

The hostel campus for both the boys and girls is situated in Shivajinagar right where the JM Road starts and at about half a kilometre distance from the college.

Admission and fees:

Unfortunately, unlike the girls, the boys hostel infrastructure cannot accommodate all the boys who get admission to COEP. Only 55% of the applicants can be allotted a room. Thus, admission to the hostel is on merit basis with fixed number of seats for each department. Reservation system applies during seat allocation in hostel as well. Boys having family residences in Pune city cannot avail hostel facility.

The fee for the academic year 2016-17 was 23,000 INR including all charges (except food and laundry) for regular students. For students who have taken admission to COEP by the Gulf/NRI/PIO quota, the hostel fee is approximately 70,000 INR. Every student must make a safety deposit of 5,000 INR during admission to hostel which gets refunded when the student ceases to avail hostel facilities.

For the first-year students seeking admission to hostel, the form release dates and other formalities get published on the college website. For senior batches, application forms for the subsequent year admissions come out when the current academic year is about to end.

Accommodation:

A total of 7 blocks are available for boys, namely C, D, E, F, G, H and I blocks. H Block is for first years with its own mess Aaswaad. I-block is for second year students while E, F and G blocks are for third year students. C and D blocks are for the final year B.Tech students.

These blocks have been decently maintained. All the blocks have 4 boys sharing one room together with common bathrooms and toilets on each floor. Hot water facilities exist in all blocks but with questionable supply consistency. The same goes about cold water supply in the bathrooms.

Admission being on a merit basis, applicants with better CGPA/CET Rank get preference in room selection at the time of admission. For General category students, it is highly advisable to maintain a decently high CGPA to avoid risking the loss of hostel seat. Given that finding alternate accommodation in Shivajinagar is difficult and can turn into an expensive alternative, securing hostel seat by getting decent grades makes good sense.

WiFi facility with 4 LAN Ports in every room is available in all blocks. However, internet is not available on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm in hostel. With the exception of F-block, every block has bunk beds to accommodate 4 boys in each room. The number of available cupboards, trolleys and chairs in each room varies from block to block.

A mess for each batch is available to cater to the hostelites’ need of food. The first years have Aaswaad mess on the ground floor of H block. The other 3 messes namely Fusion, Abhiruchi and FX Cosmo for second, third and final year respectively are housed separately in the campus.  Aaswaad is a veg-food only mess while the other three serve both veg and non-veg food (Non-veg being served only on Sundays). The cuisine and preparation is dominantly Maharashtrian.

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Fusion, Abhiruchi and FX Cosmo messes together form a giant hall

The hostel campus also has an in-house private laundry facility with reasonable rates. Besides, the hostel campus also has a Xerox center and a general store for meeting students’ daily needs. There is also a cooperative store that sells stationery and commodities required for daily use.

 

 

Internet Settings at COEP

Whether at college or hostel, if you are using the LAN port, all you have to do it set your proxy settings to ‘Manual’.

Enter the proxy address as 10.1.101.150 and the port number as 3128. If you are using WiFi, then the proxy settings should be set to ‘None’. Make sure you change the settings in your browser too (people often forget to do this and are waiting for a miracle to happen :p).

You need a user id and password to be able to connect to the internet. Your user id will be your MIS number and the password will be your Moodle password. You will have a default password for Moodle and you should change it immediately to prevent any mischief-mongers from toying with your account. You will receive an email in the first few days about your Moodle accounts so watch out for that. You will have to register your devices at the Data Centre (two devices max/student).

‘ATT’ connection is not for general purposes and it’s granted to only those students who need the access for some substantial reason. The internet usage is restricted to 1GB/day. If you need no-proxy LAN ports with unlimited internet usage (one-time usage), you can request the Data Centre staff and they will guide you further.

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