In every IIT it is mandatory for each and every student to live in the campus premises itself in order to promote self-dependency and bonhomie. And to fulfil that, every IIT has hostels for students. For ensuring that the hostels are maintained properly and students are comfortable , a hostel secretary is elected.
Under hostel secretary, there are hostel representatives for each hostel who are responsible for the maintainence of their hostel . Every year, there are competitions among hostel on different festivals like hostel decoration, samagam etc to promote unity,teamwork and competetive spirit among the hostelers.