Azad Hall of Residence

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Azad Hall of Residence
Azad Hall of Residence
Founded 3rd March 1954
Office
Warden Prof. J J Thakkar
Asst. Warden(s)
  • Prof. S S Das
  • Prof. J Chakraborty
[1]
Hall President Shashwat Pandey
SSM Ksheera Sagar
Office No. -
Infrastructure
Capacity 600+
Gender Male
Sharing single, double, triple
Details
Canteen Ravi Da, Nescafe, Juice Center
Shops Sam D, Xerox Shop


History[edit | edit source]

Azad Hall of Residence is named after India's first education minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. It is famous for having started the tradition of Illumination, or ILLU as today's KGPians know it. Azad Hall is always reputed for its stellar performances in Soc-Cult events, especially Dramatics and Choreography.

Location[edit | edit source]

Azad Hall of Residence is one of the three halls in the PAN loop. It is the farthest from the institute main building and is the closest to the Tech Market and B.C Roy Hospital.

Amenities[edit | edit source]

  • Cultural Room
  • Music Room
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Basket Ball Full court
  • Badminton Court
  • Cricket Field for net practice
  • Football Field
  • Hockey Half court
  • Volley Ball court
  • Table Tennis Room
  • Gym
  • Weight Lifting

Khoj[edit | edit source]

KHOJ: The Ultimate Treasure Hunt is the Largest and The most exciting event for Freshers, organized by Azad Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur.

The onset of July brings with itself new life to the IIT campus. Blooming with it come the innocent first years, unknowing and curious to explore the beautiful campus. Their wish is fulfilled by the Azad hall of residence by organizing KHOJ a campus treasure hunt for inspiring the first years to explore the campus with friends as a game and make it one of the most memorable event of their stay in IIT KHARAGPUR.It was started in 2000 KHOJ is the first and the biggest event organized exclusively for the first years. Boys and girls of the campus equally participate in it with full zest and zeal. The students are required to form a group of five, and then the teams are given clues of a place in the campus. They are required to unlock the clues, reach the required place and then find the code hidden somewhere in that place. This is done many times until a team unlocks all the clues and is declared the winner and prizes rain in the event with many teams getting prizes just based on their luck! Though the winner of the event may be one team but the enthusiasm the first years show makes everyone a winner. The event brings with itself joyfulness in the entire campus and gives a first year to interact with his batch mates and the campus. The event continues to grow every year bearing a testimony of the saga of the AZAD HALL OF RESIDENCE.

Alumni Contributions[edit | edit source]

Azad Hall Anthem[edit | edit source]

Azad hall is the only hall in IIT Kharagpur having an anthem. It's written by Anup Verma (1982 AZ ECE).

Naya hain aaj savera

Niravra vyom ke hum azad hain panchhi

Seemaaon se rahit kshitij

Swapnil hain gantavya humara

Sarvottam azad humara

Ek neer ke hum vaasi hain

Kandhe se kandha milaate

Hum aage he aage chalte hi jaate

Ek dor se hum bandhe hain

Ek path par sang chale hain

Rukne ka naam nahin lete hain hum

Swarnim hai yeh bhav hamara

Swapnil hain gantavya humara

Sarvottam azad humara

Sarvottam azad humara

List of Notable Alumnus[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "List of Wardens". IIT - KGP. Retrieved 12 September 2015.