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Harish-Chandra Research Institute

Campus Facilities


For all the students, there are two hostels at present namely Hostel-1 (Ganga) and Hostel-2 (Yamuna). New Hostel-3 is under construction. Besides hostels, students are given accommodation in the off campus locations at Jhunsi and Trivenipuram.

All the hostels, both in-campus and off-campus are equipped with basic amenities and facilities including air coolers, water-purifiers, reading room, common room with cable television, high-speed Internet facility, laundry facilities, etc.

For Guests and Academic visitors: To accommodate such visitors, we have two guest houses. City guest house is located in the heart of the city to provide accommodation in case of emergency, whereas the other Guest House (Pratisthanpur) is located within the campus. The guest house rooms have attached washrooms and are well furnished with air conditioners, heating systems, geysers, television etc. They have boarding arrangements as well. The kitchen at Pratisthanpur is fully equipped with latest gadgets and water purifiers.


Figure 1: Pratisthanpur Guest House

Boarding Facilities

HRI has a mess facility which is managed by students and campus residents. In addition, HRI has well-furnished pantry/cafeteria facility with modular kitchen in the main institute’s building which caters to the need of all the HRI members - students, faculty, administrative staff, guests etc. It is open almost all days of a year. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi network and black-board facility.

Bank, ATM and Post Office

Bank of Baroda has opened a fully computerised branch in the campus of HRI to cater the needs of the personnel residing in the campus.

An ATM of Bank of Baroda is also available just outside the main gate of HRI.

Post office is also available inside the campus. It opens at around 11:00 AM and closes down at 2:30 PM on all working days.

Medical Facilities

The Institute has a small Health Centre (Jeevak), which provides healthcare facility to the Institute’s community comprising of staff and students. The Health Centre has two wards - one male (with 2 beds) and one female ward (with 2 beds), one ECG room/Medicine room, one room for doctor’s OPD, one room for physiotherapy and one room for pharmacists. The health centre provides first-aid and emergency services round the clock 24x7 in a year. The Health Centre is equipped to undertake a number of clinical investigations (blood pressure, blood sugar, ECG etc.) and offers outpatient care as well as provides in-patient treatment for small problems. The Health Centre also keeps stock of essential/emergency medicines. Essential medicines are provided to meet the immediate needs. The Health Centre also has nebulisers, and oxygen cylinders for emergency. A pharmacist is available at the health centre between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm and is supported by an attendant. A doctor is available between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am to take care of the emergencies during night.

A doctor/specialist doctor/homeopathy doctor visit for an hour every day of the week. A physiotherapist also visits the health centre every alternate day. An ambulance equipped with stretcher and oxygen cylinder is available at the health centre 24 hours to rush the patient to the city hospital in case of emergency.

Sports Facilities

HRI cultivates encouraging atmosphere for sports by providing excellent facilities to the members (students/faculty/postdocs). It has the facilities for the following activities:

Badminton Court (Indoor)

Table Tennis facility (Indoor)

Swimming pool (Outdoor)

Football ground

Cricket ground


Track and Field

Volley Ball ground

HRI also has an active film club, which screens different language movies as well as international movies at regular interval.


Figure 2: A trail through the woods

Transport Facility

HRI provides excellent transport facilities for the students and the staff (residing both inside and outside HRI). We have 3 buses, one regular car, and one auto besides ambulance facility in the emergency cases. These buses ply regularly at intervals and cover major areas of the Allahabad city. They follow strict bus schedule facilitating the needs of the staff and residents. Transport facility for picking and dropping the kids residing in campus to the schools is also undertaken by the transport committee.


Figure 3: Peacock during Monsoon

Created: 2017-07-31 Mon 18:40