Azad Hall of Residence

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Azad Hall of Residence
Azad Hall of Residence
Founded 3rd March 1954
Motto प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्र्नेन सेव्या :
Warden Prof. Nikhil Kumar Singha
Asst. Warden(s)
  • Prof. Hemakesh Mohapatra(Mess)
  • Prof. Bibhudatta Sahoo(Maintenance)
Hall President Himanshu Dang
SSM Rishabh Srivastava
Office No. +91 3222 2 81110
Website -
Capacity 600+
Gender Male
Sharing single, double, triple
Canteen Ravi Da, Nescafe, Juice Center
Shops Sam D, Xerox Shop

History[edit | edit source]

Azad Hall of Residence is named after India's first education minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. It is famous for having started the tradition of Illumination, or ILLU as today's KGPians know it. Azad Hall is always reputed for its stellar performances in Soc-Cult events, especially Dramatics and Choreography.

Location[edit | edit source]

Azad Hall of Residence is one of the three halls in the PAN loop. It is the farthest from the institute main building and is the closest to the Tech Market and B.C Roy Hospital among all UG Halls.

Hall Council[edit | edit source]

Hall Council members are selected each year by the warden of the hall to ensure smooth conduction of hall related activitiies within the hall. These activities include Hall maintenance, welfare activities, grand dinners, festival functions, alumni meets, etc. Hierarchically, the Hall President and Second Senate Member(4th years) work in coordination with the General Secretaries(3rd years) and the secretaries(2nd years) to ensure the smooth functioning of the hall.

The Hall Council Members of the academic session 2020-21 and 2021-22 are as follows -

Designation 2020-21 2021-22
Hall President Mr.Devendra Patidar Mr.Himanshu Dang
Second Senate Member Mr.Chetan Deshmukh Mr.Rishabh Srivastava
General Secretary Social & Cultural Mr.Abhay Jain Mr.Tushar Khokhar
General Secretary Sports & Games Mr.Himanshu Dang Mr.Aditya Tiwari
General Secretary Technology Mr.Ayush Akarsh Mr.Dhruv Rai
General Secretary Alumni Affairs Mr.Abhishek Mahalunge
General Secretary Maintenance Mr.Yash Saini
General Secretary Students Welfare Mr.Utkarsh Sinha Mr.Jaiminee Joshi
General Secretary Library & Mess Mr.Sandeep Ruhela

Hall Captains[edit | edit source]

To represent Azad Hall of Residence in the Gymkhana General Championships, every year the Hall Council Members appoint Captains of each event held in the General Championships. The Captains(4th/5th years) work closely with the vice-captains(3rd years) and secretaries(2nd years) throughout the event starting from selection of the event team to ensuring all activities of the event are conducted smoothly and timely. Captains bear the responsibility that best of the members of hall pertaining to the corresponding event participate in the event and perform their level best in the event.

The Hall Event Captains for the academic session 2021-22 are as follows -

Event Captain
Cricket Mr. Aparajey Singh
Hockey Mr. Himanshu Dang
Football Mr. Devendra Patidar
Basketball Mr. Raj Srivastava
Table Tennis Mr. Pratyaya Bhattacharya
Lawn Tennis Mr. Yash Jhunjhunwala
Volleyball Mr. Yakul Garg
Bridge Mr. Deepak Somani
Social & Cultural
Event Captain
Dramatics Mr. Arnav Bhutda & Mr. Atharva Shinde
Choreography Mr. Shivam Pratap Singh & Mr. Vivek Anand
Short Film Making Mr. Amandeep & Mr. Parth Jaiswal
Hindi Elocution Mr. Yash Saini, Mr. Saumyak Raj
English Elocution Mr. Atharva Shinde
Debate Mr. Debaditya Mukhopadhyay
What's The Good Word Mr. Vatsal Venkatkrishna
General Quiz Mr. Animesh Jha & Mr. Varun Balakrishna
Painting, Sketching & Cartooning Mr. Abhishek Kumar
Thermocol & Clay Modelling Mr. Abhishek Kumar
Groups Mr. Smarak Pradhan & Mr. Jaswanth Gopa
Eastern Vocals Mr. Jaswanth Gopa
Western Vocals Mr. Dewang Gogte
Eastern Instrumentals Mr. Arya Uttamchandani
Western Instrumentals Mr. Smarak Pradhan
Event Captain
Data Analytics Mr. Pranjal Shukla
Case Study Mr. Divayum Gupta
Opensoft Mr. Yash Soni
Product Designing Mr. Mustafa Khan

Amenities[edit | edit source]

  • Cultural Room
  • Music Room
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Basket Ball Full court
  • Badminton Court
  • Cricket Field for net practice
  • Football Field
  • Hockey Half court
  • Volley Ball court
  • Table Tennis Room
  • Gym
  • Weight Lifting
  • Common room

Accommodations[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 424 rooms for the accommodation of the students of Azad Hall, with 260 single rooms, 20 double sharing rooms, 142 triple sharing rooms and 2 four sharing rooms. Also, the hall provides 2 double-bedded AC guest rooms with television and attached bathrooms having geyser installed.

Khoj[edit | edit source]

KHOJ: The Ultimate Treasure Hunt is the Largest and the most exciting event for Freshers, organized by Azad Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur.

The onset of July brings with itself new life to the IIT campus. Blooming with it come the innocent first years, unknowing and curious to explore the beautiful campus. Their wish is fulfilled by the Azad hall of residence by organizing KHOJ, a campus treasure hunt for inspiring the first years to explore the campus with friends as a game and make it one of the most memorable event of their stay in IIT KHARAGPUR. It was started in 2000. KHOJ is the first and the biggest event organized exclusively for the first years. Boys and girls of the campus equally participate in it with full zest and zeal. The students are required to form a group of five, and then the teams are given clues of a place in the campus. They are required to unlock the clues, reach the required place and then find the code hidden somewhere at that place. This is done many times until a team unlocks all the clues and is declared the winner and prizes rain in the event with many teams getting prizes just based on their luck! Though the winner of the event may be one team but the enthusiasm the first years show makes everyone a winner. The event brings with itself joyfulness in the entire campus and gives a first year opportunity to interact with his/her batchmates and the campus. The event continues to grow every year bearing a testimony of the saga of the AZAD HALL OF RESIDENCE.

Alumni Contributions[edit | edit source]

1)Mr. Supriyo Sircar(1987) - Basketball Ground

2)Mr. Bhaskar Dutta (1970) - Music Room

3)Mr. Subhendu Mandal (1995) - Football Ground

Azad Hall Anthem[edit | edit source]

Azad Hall of Residence is the only hall in IIT KGP to have a Hall Anthem and an Oath of Fire. Hall Anthem is composed by 1982 alumnus Anup Verma (ECE | AZ).

नया है आज सवेरा

निरभ्र व्योम के हम आज़ाद हैं पंछी

सीमाओं से रहित क्षितिज

स्वप्निल है गंतव्य हमारा

सर्वोत्तम आज़ाद हमारा

एक नीर के हम वासी हैं

कंधे से कंधा मिलाते

हम आगे ही आगे चलते ही जाते

एक डोर से हम बंधे हैं

एक पथ पर संग चले हैं

रुकने का नाम नहीं लेते हैं हम

स्वर्णिम है यह भाव हमारा

स्वप्निल है गंतव्य हमारा

सर्वोत्तम आज़ाद हमारा

सर्वोत्तम आज़ाद हमारा

Oath of Fire[edit | edit source]

जीवन की एक मशाल हो

निर्भिक अपनी चाल हो

यह ज्योति भुझने दे नहीं

हो मेरी या तेरी सही

कि हार मानेंगे नहीं

और बैर पालेंगे नहीं

लहू का हर कतरा मेरा

आज़ाद के कण से बना

ना हो अकेले तुम सुखी

हम भी अकेले है दुःखी

मिल सब बने ज्वालामुखी

और हो हमारा एक नारा

कि स्वप्निल है गंत्वय हमारा

सर्वोत्तम आज़ाद हमारा।

General Championship[edit | edit source]

2018 - 2019[edit | edit source]

Sports and Games[edit | edit source]

Gold in Sports and Games General Championship.

Event Ranking Points
Bridge ALTIN.png 5
BasketBall BRONZ.png 4
Badminton ALTIN.png 10
Chess ALTIN.png 5
Cricket ALTIN.png 10
Football ALTIN.png 10
Hockey 4th 2
Squash BRONZ.png 4
Table Tennis ALTIN.png 10
Weightlifting GUMUS.png 6

Technology[edit | edit source]

Silver in Technology General Championship.

Event Ranking Points
Hardware Modelling ALTIN.png 100
Open Soft GUMUS.png 60
Chem Quest GUMUS.png 45
Biz Quiz GUMUS.png 45
Tech Quiz GUMUS.png 45
Data Analytics BRONZ.png 30

Social and Cultural[edit | edit source]

Bronze in Social and Cultural General Championship.

Event Ranking Points
Stage Play BRONZ.png 40
Hindi Elocution BRONZ.png 25
Debating BRONZ.png 25
Eastern Instrumentals BRONZ.png 25
Choreography ALTIN.png 100
Groups 4th 30
What’s the good word BRONZ.png 30
General Quiz BRONZ.png 40
Thermocol and clay modelling ALTIN.png 100

List of Notable Alumnus[edit | edit source]

Mess time-table[edit | edit source]

Mess menu for azad hall 2018

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "List of Wardens". IIT - KGP. Retrieved 12 September 2015.