Sarojini Naidu / Indira Gandhi Hall of Residence
|Sarojini Naidu / Indira Gandhi Hall of Residence|
|Motto||Sanskrita Striya Shakti|
|Warden||Dr Koel Chaudhury|
Prof. Debarati SenProf Sutapa Das
|Hall President||Vaishnavi Kommaraju|
|Sharing||Single, Double, Triple|
|Canteen||Fruit stall, Night canteen, Nescafe|
|Shops||Store, Xerox centre|
Sarojini Naidu / Indira Gandhi Hall, or the SN/IG Hall as it is commonly and more widely known as, proudly bears the names of two legendary women achievers in Indian history. The Hall firmly believes in its motto: Sanskrita Striya Shakti.
SN/IG hall of residence is one of the oldest hall in the Institute. For decades, the Hall has been the home away from home for both undergraduate and postgraduate women students. Despite the fewer number of its residents, the SN/IG Hall has carved its own niche in both academics and in various socio-cultural and sports events and competitions organized by the students’ Gymkhana. The Hall is also actively involved in all major students’ events such as the Spring Fest, Kshitij etc. In addition to representing IIT Kharagpur in various teams in Inter-IIT competitions, its residents have also consistently held offices at Technology Students’ Gymkhana.
The hall is divided into A, B, H, E, F, G, N, NR, W, S blocks. in four different buildings.
The has its own basket ball court, well equipped gym, table tennis facilites.
The hall has a well furnished music room for singing and dance practices.
The hall has its own library managed by the student body that issues books to the hall borders for a complete semester.
Food and eateries
There is night canteen, fruit stall and Nescafe in the hall.
There are two common rooms in the hall- Old and the new one. The new common room is well furnished and has TV connection, projector screen.
The bond that grows by living together in the same Hall has knitted many generations of SN/IG residents together. Its alumni are spread over the globe holding prestigious positions in academics, in corporate organizations, and other fields. To name just a few, Dr Parvati Dev (B.S.1968) Director, Stanford University School of Medicine, and President, IIT Foundation, late Dr Nina Saxena (B Tech 1992), Dr Chaitali Sengupta (B.Tech 1992), systems architect in Texas Instruments and one among the 100 Top Young Innovators of 2004 (MIT Technology Review), Dr. Sanghamitra Bandopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute, Dr Serene Bannerjee (B.Tech 1999) of INTEL, Lachmi Khemlani (B Arch,.1990), author, instructor at UC Berkeley, researcher, and consultant in CAD. etc.
The Hall allows its residents a taste of both freedom and responsibility as the affairs of the hall are managed by the students themselves. SN/IG Hall shall continue to churn out well-educated, empowered and aware citizens, dedicated to strive for excellence in their fields, thus reflecting the changing face of the new generation of Indian women.
- Illumination -The biggest Gymkhana event... It is the event that everyone participates in (willingly or otherwise) for a whole month. All for a matka of sweets! The ILU part really takes a lot more time (cleaning diyas, wiring them, drawing chatais, etc...) a shortage of man-power on the actual event date greatly restricts plans. However, SN has been doing very well in Rangoli off-late. A picture of the '96 rangoli (3rd position) is given above.
- Hall-day - The one time of the year when you can bring guests to your room (without having to be critically ill!). The hall is decorated with lights and all, everybody buys a lot of food, and the E-TMS very obligingly puts up a performance. Authorities are usually worried about 'uninvited-guests'... so residents have to set up an extensive 'security' system to check for invitations.
- Fresher's welcome- Just as the name suggests,it marks the end of the OP. Restrictions have now made it very hard to have an OP of any sort but the fresher's welcome still is the greatest source of entertainment.
- Final year Farewell - The final year farewell is markedly sober... ending in massive sento sessions with the final years handing out perps awards. It involves an extensively planned programme, a catwalk, a 'Miss SN' competition and some 'best senior in such and such awards'. This is accompanied by special dinner (where the mess ammas actually put up a good show) and ends in a lot of tempo shouts and dancing.