Maulana Azad College

Maulana Azad College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade
DBT Star College with Star Status
Maulana Azad CollegeGovt. of W.B.

BAKER GOVERNMENT HOSTEL
8, SMITH LANE, KOLKATA-700013

Boys' Hostel: Boys' Hostel of the College, Baker Government Boys' Hostel, has two buildings, the Main Building and the Annex Building (named after the first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was an alumnus of this Institution).

In total 600 boarders can be accommodated there. Seats in the Hostel are allotted in accordance to the existing government rules. Facilities available in Hostel are Gymnasium, Common Room, Library, Computer, TV, a beautiful Mosque, CCTV, anti-ragging cell, Health Check-up Unit, etc.

Girls' Hostel: A 72 seat Girls' Hostel will be ready soon.

Selection Procedure for Boarders

  • Only Muslim Candidates needs to apply.
  • List of candidates for admission in the Hostel will be prepared district-wise strictly on the basis of Merit.
  • Distribution of seats will be done on the basis of one third of the applications received from the same district i.e., Demand Ratio: 1:3. 
  • Applicants from remote districts will be given preference.
  • Hostel Committee reserves the right for the District-wise Distribution of seats and its decision is final

Hostel Charges

For boarder-ship in the Hostel Students are required to pay the following charges at the time of admission:

Government Charge for room  (Annual) Rs. 58.00
Annual charge payable at the time
of admission for UG and PG
Rs. 1000.00
Miscellaneous (Annual) Rs. 300.00
Total Rs. 1358.00

Baker Hostel & Banga Bandhu Annex Building

Rules and Regulations for Boarders

In all matters of discipline and conduct, the Hostel is governed by the rules laid down by the Education Department, Government of West Bengal.

  • Ragging in any form is completely prohibited in the Hostel.
  • Newly admitted boarder of the Hostel will have to submit two separate affidavits of the “Anti Ragging undertaking by the students as well as the parents / Guardians” on a non-judicial paper of Rs. 20/- duly attested by the Oath Commissioner (Notary public) and will have to submit the same at the time of admission. Download Sample Affidavit Form

The Boarders of the Hostel are to abide by certain rules framed by the Hostel Committee, authorized by the Governing Body of Maulana Azad College, which are as follow:

  • Boarder-ship will be given to U.G. students for a maximum period of three years, and to P.G. students (P.G. students of Maulana Azad College only) for a maximum period of two years.
  • Strict conformity to the rules of the Hostel is required of each boarder. Punctuality and regularity in hostel and silence must be maintained. 
  • After completion of the UG/PG courses a student’s boarder-ship automatically terminates. Withdrawal of boarder ship before completion of course has to be intimated to the Superintendent who will release the boarder on receiving all necessary clearances.
  • Before leaving the Hostel, boarders have to clear all dues, which are verified by the authority.
  • No extension will be provided for the dropped and failure candidate.
  • Students of Maulana Azad College will occupy 90% seats and 10% seats will be for the students of other colleges which are affiliated to Calcutta University.

The Boarders of the Hostel are to abide by certain rules framed by the Hostel Committee, authorized by the Governing Body of Maulana Azad College, which are as follow:

  1. Boardership will be given to U.G. students for a maximum period of three years, and to P.G. students (P.G. students of Maulana Azad College only) for a maximum period of two years.
  2. Strict conformity to the rules of the Hostel is required of each boarder. Punctuality and regularity in hostel and silence must be maintained. 
  3. After completion of the UG/PG courses a student’s boardership automatically terminates. Withdrawal of boarder ship before completion of course has to be intimated to the Superintendent who will release the boarder on receiving all necessary clearances.
  4. Before leaving the Hostel, boarders have to clear all dues, which are verified by the authority.
  5. No extension will be provided for the dropped and failure candidate.
  6. Non bona-fide boarders are not allowed to stay in the Hostel in any case.

Code of Conduct for Students:

  1. Breakage entails a fine according to the cost of the item broken or damaged.
  2. Use of any electrical gadgets, particularly gadgets like iron/ immersion rod/ electric heater/ induction is strictly prohibited in the Hostel campus. Violation of this rule will lead to a fine of Rs 2,000/- for first time, second time Rs 5000/- and third time cancellation of boarder ship.
  3. Boarders must not remain outside the Hostel after 11:00 p.m. on any ground. Gate will be closed at 11:00 p.m.
  4. The Dining Hall of the Hostel will be closed at 10:30 p.m.
  5. Boarders must not remove furniture from one place to another without the permission of the Hostel Superintendent. They are responsible for the orderliness and tidiness of their rooms and of the Hostel in general.
  6. Bathing in the water-taps of the verandah, pasting posters in the walls etc. are strictly prohibited.
  7. Boarders must attend their college classes regularly otherwise their Hostel seats may be cancelled.
  8. The boarder shall be required to see the Notice Boarder for day-to-day instruction and guidance by the Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent.
  9. Boarders are not permitted to leave or be absent from the Hostel during sessions. However, on medical grounds or in cases of other emergencies, the duration of absence must not exceed one month. Leave will be granted only on production of a medical certificate or a letter from the guardian stating the necessity of leave as the case may be.
  10. Boarders must leave the Hostel within 48 hours after the end of their University Examinations.
  11. It is the responsibility of the guardian to shift an indisposed student from the Hostel at the earliest if the circumstances demand so. Guardian must be available in such situations. However, in case of emergency the Hostel Authorities may arrange for hospitalization.
  12. The Hostel usually remains closed during the Puja Vacation.
  13. Since the University Examinations are generally held during the Summer Vacation, extension of the Hostel facilities to the boarders will be at the discretion of the superintendent/Maulana Azad College Authorities.
  14. Any decision taken by the Superintendent/Ass. Superintendent in the interest of the hostel shall be final and binding.

A short History of Baker Govt. Hostel (1910-2019)

To find out a proper solution to the student’s problem in terms of residence, the Muslim leaders of Calcutta assembled at the Historic Town Hall in 1910 and unanimously adopted a resolution that they should initiate the proposal of constructing a hostel building. Khwaja Sallimullah, the Nawab of Dacca, echoing the sentiments of Muslim donated a generous amount of Rs 30,000 for the construction of hostel building.

Following the noble footsteps of Nawab Sahib, some of the elite present in the meeting, also contributed for the same. The govt. when approached agreed to bear the half of the expenditure and allocated necessary fund for the construction of the building.

Thus in 1910 a fascinated two-storied building consisting of 185 rooms with lush green lawn came into existence. This hostel building was named after Sir Edward Norman Baker, Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. After the establishment of the Islamiah College (now Maulana Azad College) in 1926, the privilege of residence was extended to the students of Islamiah College coming from the Mofussil and adjoining areas.

Banga Bandhu Museum

During the long span of 109 years from 1910 to 2019, the hostel has greatly contributed in molding the shape of nation in one way or other. This century old hostel is proud to have provided accommodation to innumerable students who have spread far and wide and contributed richly to all walks of life. Among them the illustrious name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation of Bangladesh is prominent.

Activities in the Hostel

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