Advancing Knowledge - Transforming Lives
The Boys' hostel at Suttur was established in the academic year 2001-02 and His Excellency the President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam inaugurated the Hostel in December 2002. It has facilities such as a well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining halls, a prayer hall, a clinic and well-ventialated dormitories. It provides clean, hygienic and nutritious food to the inmates. A qualified warden, aided by well trained caretakers, ensures the well-being of the children. The hostel accomadates around 2,380 children.
The sprawling Girls' Hostel with capacity to accomodate 1,620 girls has been constructed with a view to provide quality accomodation for the girl students. The Hostel, which is a two-storey building, has a total built up area of 12,600 mt. and has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 8 crore. The Hostel has 54 dormitories (each measuring 13x5.5 mt. in dimension), two spacious dining halls (each measuring 21 mt. x 21 mt. in dimension), a prayer hall and beautifully laid out corridors. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances to serve clean and quality food to the inmates. The well-being of the children is taken care of by a well-experienced and qualified warden, who is in turn assisted by a dedicated team of caretakers. The hostel was inaugurated by Her Excellency The President of India Smt. Pratibha Devi Patil on 9th May 2009.
His Holiness Jagadguru late Dr. Sri Sri Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji of the 1000 year old Suttur Math started a number of Hostels and free boarding homes as early as 1940 for the students at different places in the district of Mysore, which later served as a powerful base to start schools and colleges. Today, the number of students staying at such hostels and in free boarding Homes exceeds 15 thousand.
But the number of students studying in the schools and colleges run by the Maha Vidyapeetha is well over 50 thousand and thus providing employment for more than five thousand people.
The Suttur Main Building Hostel, as it is now called, has nurtured hundreds of Students who have risen to eminence as vice chancellors, professors, doctors, national leaders and civil servants in India and abroad. Apart from this, several such hostels have been established in most of the important educational centers in Mysore, Chamrajanagar, Hassan and other districts.