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Hostelite vs paying guest

Sandesh Kirad  

Staying on campus has many advantages. Students from Delhi University colleges express their views on living in paying guest accommodations (PGs) versus staying in hostels on campus.

Sandesh Kirad, II Political Science (Hons), Kirori Mal College

In a hostel, one feels at home as one gets to interact with people from different courses. There is a feeling of team spirit in the hostel. Also, the advantage of staying here is that it is easier for students to seek their peers’ help with their studies.

Raj, II Stastistics (Hons), Ramjas College

It is easier to study while you are in hostel. It is also more economical and we get a balanced and healthy diet compared to the food in the canteen. In PGs, we have to cook our own food.

Moreover, we have to travel quite a distance to reach the classes on time.

Ankita Borkakoty, II History (Hons), Hindu College

In Hindu College, there are no hostels for girls. The disadvantage of not being in a hostel is that we don't get good meals.

At home, most of the things are taken care of.

In a PG, we have to be very careful about our personal belongings and we are usually on our own when we fall ill.

Dipanshu, III Zoology (Hons), Hansraj College

I could not get a hostel as the admissions are based on percentage.

There is more freedom when you have your own flat compared to a college hostel where visitors are not allowed.

But the advantage of staying in a hostel is that the food is way better.

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