University of Delhi Hostel
University Hostel for Women is a Post-Graduate Women's Hostel of the University of Delhi and is located in North Campus. All major Departments and Faculties of the University are in close proximity of the Hostel.
The University Hostel for Women (UHW) is the oldest and the largest hostel for women students of University of Delhi. Established in the year 1973 on 1st February, UHW is an important landmark of the University. Popularly known as P.G. Women’s Hostel, UHW was the first hall of residence for research and post-graduate women students of the University.
The hostel was started with 165 rooms housed in two blocks during the Vice Chancellorship of Prof. Swarup Singh. Prof. (Mrs.) Sumati Mutatkar (Department of Music) was the first Provost and Prof. K. B. Rohatgi, the then Dean, Faculty of Law, was the first Chairman of the Managing Committee of the Hostel. In response to the growing demand for providing safe accommodation to outstation female students of the University, two more blocks consisting of about 100 rooms, a visitors’ room, a common room and a sick bay were added in the hostel between 1982 and 1985.
This hostel is truly unique as it is residence to women coming from different parts of the country, each carving out a niche in varied postgraduate and professional courses. In this rich atmosphere, the hostel has become famous for setting academic records as well as spiritedly involving itself in social, political, cultural and women’s issues. Among its alumni are bureaucrats, academicians, scientists, sportswomen, artists and musicians. UHW is a big family wherein each member consciously promotes the welfare of the hostel.