The following rules need to be followed in all IISER Bhopal hostels in addition to the Rules of Conduct listed in the UG Manual. Necessary action will be initiated against those who are found in violation of any of these rules.


  1. Students are expected to display an acceptable form of behavior, maintain discipline and decorum in the hostels.
  2. Boys are not allowed in Girls Hostels at any time. Likewise, girls are not allowed in the Boys Hostels at any time.
  3. Students are required to carry their Institute ID cards at all times in the compound of the hostels and produce it on demand by the hostel authorities.
  4. Ragging, hazing, bullying, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of any kind is a very serious offense. Students are warned that involvement in such callous behaviour might lead to total rustication.
  5. Smoking/use of tobacco products in the hostels is strictly prohibited.
  6. Students are allowed to practice their own religious beliefs only within their allotted hostel rooms, without causing any inconvenience to other hostel residents. The organization or the practice of unauthorized religious activities in any other place within the hostel premises is strictly prohibited.
  7. Possession, distribution, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs in the hostels is strictly prohibited. Also, entering the hostel premises or boarding Institute transportation in an intoxicated state is prohibited.
  8. Students are not allowed to use motor vehicles (motorbike, scooter, car etc.) inside the Institute campus.
  9. Vandalism (or the wilful destruction or defacement of Institute property) is a very serious offence. This includes acts such as pasting of posters, writings, wall chalking, slogans of any kind etc. Strong action will be taken against hostel residents found guilty of committing such an offence. Any damage to the hostel property must be reported immediately to the warden/caretaker. Hostel residents will be charged for all damages except damages caused due to normal wear and tear.
  10. Playing outdoor games like cricket, soccer etc. inside the hostels is strictly prohibited. However, indoor games like TT, carom, and badminton can be played, but only in the designated areas.
  11. The hostel authorities reserve the right to make spot checks on the hostel and rooms without having to give prior notice to the students. Students are expected to cooperate with the authorities in this regard. Students must sign FIRs when approached by care takers/guards for violating hostel rules. Though students have the choice of disagreeing with the charges, they do not have a choice with regard to signing the FIR.
  12. Routine medical tests and psychographic profiling of students will be done by the medical staff and the counsellor. These tests are mandatory and all students must get these done within the stipulated time.
  13. The hostel authorities reserve the right to move hostel residents to other hostel units if necessary. Students are not allowed to change hostel rooms without prior approval of the warden in charge.
  14. Each student in the hostel also assumes the responsibility of the proper upkeep of his/her room and the hostel premises. Students should record any complaints/issues regarding hostel maintenance (without any delay) in the hostel complaint register. It is the duty of the hostel management to address these issues as soon as possible. If maintenance issues remain unaddressed even after repeated complaints, students should report it to the warden in-charge or the DOSA. In order to facilitate timely maintenance work, service personnel might have to enter rooms whenever necessary under the directive of the warden in charge/caretaker. However, every effort will be made to respect the privacy and dignity of the students.
  15. Before leaving their rooms, hostel residents are advised to lock all doors for security reasons. Students should take care of their own belongings and the hostel management will not be responsible for any loss/damage of the personal property of students.
  16. If students find their roommate/neighbours missing for more than 24 hours for no verifiable reason, it is the both mandatory and the moral responsibility of the student to report it to the warden in charge immediately. This is to enable the hostel authorities to take immediate action if any untoward incident had taken place.
  17. In the event of an accident or other such emergency situations, the warden must be informed immediately. Action can be taken against students for withholding such important information from the authorities.
  18. Due consideration must be accorded to other hostel residents as well as residents of the surrounding areas at all times. Noise level must be kept low to allow others the opportunity to study or sleep in comfort. Playing any kind of loud music or making disturbing noises between 11 PM and 7 AM is strictly prohibited.
  19. All fans, lights and electrical appliances must be switched off when not in use. Students should also conserve water by closing any dripping or open taps/showers when not in use.
  20. Cooking equipment of any kind including electrical appliances such as air coolers, microwaves, induction cooktops, toasters, coffee/tea makers, rice cookers etc. are prohibited. Also, heat generating appliances like irons, immersion rods etc. are strictly prohibited, as these are serious fire hazards. In general, students are expected to exercise caution while using materials such as candles, incense sticks, dhoop, diya, etc., which are potential fire hazards. Students will be held responsible for any damage caused to the hostel due to the irresponsible usage of such materials.
  21. The use of materials held by copyright such as software, movies, music, books, journals etc. is a very serious offence and is punishable under law. All students are strongly advised against any form of copyright infringement inside campus.
  22. The Hostel Management/Institute is not responsible for the arrangement of any form of transportation for students, (particularly to/from the airport/railway station), unless it is an emergency situation. Students requiring transportation should make arrangements independently.
  23. The common area above Mess 2 is accessible to all students from 9AM to 7PM. The Gym above Mess 2 is a girls gym and is out of bounds for the boys. The boys’ gym is housed in Hostel-1.

Penalty for Ragging (Institute level)

  1. Expulsion from the educational institution, if found guilty on inquiry by the Institution against a complaint lodged by any other student.
  2. Any student convicted with imprisonment shall be dismissed from the educational institution in which he/she has been prosecuting his studies for the time being, and shall not be readmitted to that educational institution.