Sir Sasoon David Hostel
Sir Sasoon David Hostel was established in the year 1944, for accommodating court committed girl students. This hostel is named after Sir Sasoon David, a well wisher and donor of MKSSS. The old hostel building was demolished and was newly constructed. This new building was inaugurated on 20th January 2000.
A few renowned Donors of Sir Sasoon David Hostel
The helping hands of this hostel are Barnad Malka, Mrs.SujataMahadik, Dr. Kshirsagar, Mr. YashawantAdhye, Mr. M.G.Bedmutha; donation given in the memory of Vaman Navare, in the memory of Smt. Rukmini Harshe and in the memory of Usha Joshi and many others have also extended their support.
On 3rd February, 2002, a well known and respected personality in the field of industry and philanthropy, Ms. SudhaMurty had generously donated Rs. 60 lakhs through Infosys Foundation for David Sir Sasoon Hostel for the renovation and extension of the existing building. The five storeyed renovated premises of Sir David Sassoon Hostel is a home for students of Nursing, Arts and Commerce, Vocational, D.Ed. B.C.A. and higher secondary streams.
Features and Facilities
This newly constructed hostel building has a capacity to accommodate 700 girls with boarding and lodging facilities.
- Two spacious dinning halls
- Well arranged rooms with good ventilation.
- Spacious toilet blocks and bathrooms on each floor
- Generator Backup
- 24 hours water facility
- Study table and chair in each room
- Water coolers on each floor
- Sick room and study room
- Television on each floor
- Newspaper, magazines are subscribed by the Hostel.
- High security
- Spacious ground
- Trained and well qualified staff
- 24 hours medical facility
Programs and Festivals
The inmates of the hostel celebrate festivals, organize events and share a feeling of co-operation and friendship. The hostels have excellent amenities to ensure health, comfort, fitness and entertainment. The famous festivals of Maharashtra such as Ganesh Utsav, Diwali, Deepostav, Gudhipadawa, Nagpanchami, Navaratri are celebrated with enthusiasm.
Various programs are conducted for the girls such as Hostel Day, lectures on personality development, yoga and meditation, health care etc. The day ends with a common prayer.
Last but not the least, Sir Sasoon Hostel for college students provides a right blend of academic pursuit and memorable hostel life.
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune has well established hostels for students from rural area and from weaker sections of the society, called “Mahilashram Vasatigriha”. This hostel is catering girls from all over Maharashtra.
The hostel provides excellent boarding facilities to poor girls from rural and tribal areas; to explore educational opportunities. Absolute efforts are concentrated on the overall development of every student in the hostel equipping her with excellent communication skills and tuning soft skills. Co-curricular activities like sports and cultural events are also encouraged by providing them necessary facilities and equipments. All round development of girls is ensured through careful grooming, yoga & sports, celebration of festivals, holding various competitions.
Mahilashram Hostel has different divisions according to the age group of the girls. The divisions include Venubai Hostel and two buildings of Rama Sadan.
Around 1500 girls stay together, breaking the barriers of caste, religion and income, 150 court committed students, 400 fully dependent on MKSSS for their food and living and 200 students partly dependent on the MKSSS.
The hostel provides a bed, a study table, a chair and a cupboard for each student. Every hostel building has solar heated water facility, water cooler, common TV room, common reading room etc. Adequate dining facilities are available for all students. Hostels have indoor games facilities. Food court caters variety of food to suit all tastes. Students are accommodated on the basis of merit, family background and their financial condition.
The hostel environment is highly secured, with comfortable rooms and medical attendant present for 24 hours.