1. Overview
  2. Hostel Rules
  3. Mess
  4. Mess Menu
  5. Mess Committee

IISER Bhopal is a residential institute and requires that all the students registered for a degree programme in the institute reside on campus. The students are also provided a mess and other necessary facilities.
There are, at present, five Hostels at Bhauri Campus.



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.

  • Students are expected to display an acceptable form of behavior, maintain discipline and decorum in the hostels.
  • Boys are not allowed in Girls Hostels at any time. Likewise, girls are not allowed in the Boys Hostels at any time.
  • Students must return to the hostel by 12:30 a.m. and are not allowed to leave the hostel before 5:00 a.m. These timings may be changed if found necessary for maintaining discipline. Occasionally, if the hostel resident expects to be late beyond the stipulated time, he/she should obtain a late night pass in advance from the warden incharge and this pass must be produced to the security guard on returning to the hostel before signing the late register. Students who wish to be stay outside the hostel during weekends, holidays or any other time, need to get prior approval of the warden incharge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Smoking/use of tobacco products in the hostels is strictly prohibited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students are not allowed to use motor vehicles (motorbike, scooter, car etc.) inside the Institute campus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No student may occupy more than one room at a time (including all hostels and minal). Students who are shifting rooms (within hostel, inter hostel, or minal to Bhauri) must do so within the timeframe of one day. Any student found to be occupying more than one room at a time will be penalized and additionally occupied rooms will be vacated.
  • In the event that a students wants to take leave during the semester he/she must fill out the hostel leave form and get it approved by the warden and hand it over to the caretaker before leave. This must be done in addition to filling out the leave form issued by the COAA office. Leave will not be approved by wardens unless the academic leave form is first approved. This holds also during the summer and winter breaks when the student is staying on campus as part of any activity for which he/she has registered in the academic office.
  • During the vacation period all undergraduate hostel rooms MUST be vacated unless an authorisation has been obtained from the warden. Hostel rooms for any academic activity in the vacation period will be re-allotted if required. Under no circumstances shall any student occupy a hostel room without prior permission from the wardens and without the knowledge of the caretakers.
  • Change of rooms - Room changes are allowed only after the authorization of wardens. Room change form must be filled, and approval of warden must be taken be changing rooms.
Penalty for Ragging (Institute level) -
  • Expulsion from the educational institution, if found guilty on inquiry by the Institution against a complaint lodged by any other student.
  • 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.

Code of Conduct

This code of conduct pertains to the responsible usage of the mess facility inside the institute's premises by all its individuals.Appropriate action will be initiated against all individuals upon violation of any component of this code.

  • The mess facility is primarily for students, and as a courtesy, we extend it to other members of the IISER Bhopal community (i.e. people with valid Institute/BIS ids), who may eat as guests.
  • All community members must to carry their ID cards to avail mess services, as a security guard will be stationed outside the mess during meal times to check the same. People without valid ids will not be allowed to enter the mess.
  • Since the mess facility is a part of the student hostel, all users should strictly adhere to the hostel rules and regulations.
  • All students residing in hostels must register as regular boarders to the associated mess facility.
  • The mess facilities are made available only to the registered boarders and valid guests, who comprise institute community members with valid ID cards, and guests accompanying them (up to 3 per member). In case of larger parties (up to 10 guests), a booking request may be made with the SCMM Committee a day in advance, but the committee reserves the right to turn down the request if not viable.
  • There is an upper limit on the number of valid guest users who can dine in the mess facility during any meal decided by the SCMM Committee. The mess staff reserve the right to turn down additional users in accordance with this limit.
  • Coupons for valid guest users will be available for purchase (at rates prescribed by the SCMM Committee) at the entrance to the mess facility only during the meal. Coupons will not be available for purchase in advance.
  • The timings of the mess facility should be respected.
  • Sharing of food inside the mess facility is strictly prohibited.
  • Inordinate wastage of food items at the mess facility is a punishable offense.
  • Taking utensils outside the mess facility is not permitted.
  • An orderly queue has to be formed while waiting for food to be served or for the water filter, and also while putting away used utensils.
  • Keeping used glasses on top of either the water filters, water-coolers, or any other place other than the disposal tub, is strictly prohibited.
  • The food provided by the facility is only for consumption within the premises of the mess. The usage of lunchboxes/tiffin boxes to take food from the mess is strictly restricted to registered boarders who are sick.
  • Negotiations, confrontations, or arguments with the mess staff should be avoided in all situations. Any issues regarding the mess must be brought to the attention of the SCMM Committee.
  • A feedback register is available at the mess hall. Students are requested to record their complaints on the register.
  • With the exception of mess committee members, the mess faculty advisor, and the wardens, no other mess users are allowed to enter the mess kitchen.
  • Mess users are prohibited from keeping their bags, handbags, satchels, or any other personal belongings on themess tables.
  • Entering the mess with lab-coats or other protective lab gear is strictly prohibited.
Rebate Rules(Registered Students)
  • All residents of the hall are required to join the mess from the date of their registration in respect of registered students and from the date on which permission has been granted to stay in the hall by the MFA.
  • A residents, desirous for applying for mess rebate, will be required to inform the Mess Manager at least 2 (two) days in advance in the prescribed form.
  • Rebate can be applied for a period of minimum of 03 (three) consecutive days. For a period exceeding 05 ( five) days, applications should be forwarded by the MFA.
  • No residents, who are on rebate, will be allowed to avail to mess facility on the basis of extras or as a guest of other residents.
  • Full (100 %) rebate is admissible to a member in the following cases :
    (i) He/she is on medical or vacation leave from the Institute. The rebate period will include Institute holidays, and Saturday / Sunday falling before or after the leave.
    (ii) He/she is out of station for academic or Institute work (duly certified by authorities).
    (iii) He/she is unable to take mess food for health reasons as certified by a medical Officer of the Health Centre of the Institute.
    (iv) Clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) are applicable at all times during the year including summer time / vacation mess. Applications for rebate under these clauses shall be submitted to the Warden.
    (v) Except in the case of undergraduate students proceedings on vacation during the official Institute vacation periods, clauses (i) and (ii) must be supported by documentary evidence from the concerned department or Institute i.e. from the supervisor / DPGC convener / HOD / Project coordinator.
  • Rebate will be given only if the residents enter on the sheet one day before leaving (taking last meal). However, if he has been unable to do so and leaves the campus due to emergency reasons, intimation must reach the Warden or the Wardens office in writing and rebate will be granted from the date when this information reaches the Warden.
  • A resident who is found eating in the mess when under rebate without a coupon will be subject to a fine of Rs.1000/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only). The fine shall be credited to the SCMM funds.
  • Rebate rules are also applicable to day boarders (outside members) permitted by the Warden(s) to eat in the Hall mess.
  • The above rebate rules shall be uniformly applicable to all mess members, including non-residents..
  • In addition, undergraduate students are entitled to 100% rebate throughout vacation periods when they vacate the hostel room.
  • No extra item is allowed to be prepared in the mess for any function other than the hall concerned activities.

You may apply for a rebate using this form

STUDENT COOPERATIVE MESS MANAGEMENT (SCMM) COMMITTEE FOR MESS-1
NAME DESIGNATION EMAIL ID
CONTACT NO.
Pradip Madhukar Nandanwar President pradip@iiserb.ac.in 7869155466
Suprakash Biswas Coordinator supra936@iiserb.ac.in 8584964046
Shashi Sourabh Mess Representative shashis@iiserb.ac.in 8085323764
Arghya Chattopadhyay Mess Representative arghya@iiserb.ac.in 8085325841
Rasenjit Ghosh Dastidar Mess Representative rasenjit@iiserb.ac.in 8085326099
Ranjeet Singh Mahla Mess Representative ranjeet@iiserb.ac.in 9589081337
Suman Sar Mess Representative sumansan@iiserb.ac.in 9474577096
STUDENT COOPERATIVE MESS MANAGEMENT (SCMM) COMMITTEE FOR MESS-2
NAME DESIGNATION EMAIL ID CONTACT NO.
Sachin K President sachink@iiserb.ac.in 9993033462
Mohit Kumar Manhasr Coordinator mohitk@iiserb.ac.in 9630195942
Avishek Singh RC Member avishek@iiserb.ac.in 8085016993
Anish Ganju RC Member anish16@iiserb.ac.inn
Manali Powar Mess Representative manali16@iiserb.ac.in
Pankaj Kumar Mess Representative pankajk16@iiserb.ac.in
STUDENT COOPERATIVE MESS MANAGEMENT (SCMM) COMMITTEE FOR MESS-3
NAME DESIGNATION EMAIL ID CONTACT NO.
Rahul Meena President rahulm@iiserb.ac.in 7581915766
Yashvi Paniya Coordinator yashvi16@iiserb.ac.in
Shubhendu Singh Mess Representative shubhendu_@iiserb.ac.in 7839354576
Arun Rana Mess Representative arunrana@iiserb.ac.in 8447565844
Francis Jose Mess Representative fjose@iiserb.ac.in 8349232564
Ashwathi P Mess Representative ashwathip@iiserb.ac.in 7566482493
Kovida Mess Representative kovida16@iiserb.ac.in
Sakshi Kansal Mess Representative sakshik@iiserb.ac.in 8349410595
Kaustav Mukherjee RC Member kaustav16@iiserb.ac.in
Navajyoth M Pu RC Member navajyoth@iiserb.ac.in 9633984994
STUDENT COOPERATIVE MESS MANAGEMENT (SCMM) COMMITTEE FOR MESS-4
NAME DESIGNATION EMAIL ID CONTACT NO.
Vishal Meena President vishal@iiserb.ac.in 7869634782
Pranav Sreekumar Coordinator pranavs@iiserb.ac.in 8281317774
Anuvinda Unni Mess Representative anuvindau@iiserb.ac.in 8547589251
Debangan Mahanta Mess Representative debagubllu04@iiserb.ac.in 8276014397
Maya Verma Mess Representative maya@iiserb.ac.in 8982985971
Mayank Mishral Representative Council mayankm@iiserb.ac.in 8120615603
Sooraj Krishnan P Representative Council sooraj@iiserb.ac.in 8289878997