The hostel designed by the renowned architect Walter George, with the foundation stone laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten, lends to the college a historical charm and a sense of legacy. It is laid out in an aesthetically designed quadrangle enclosing well kept gardens paced out by a majestic bottle palm lined pathway. The long corridors, the dining hall with a high arched ceiling, and stonework balconies add to its charm. Over the last few years, extensive restoration and refurbishment work has been undertaken to preserve its red brick facade and unique interiors. A new hostel block was added in 2012. It matches in grandeur the old Walter George building. Sitting smugly on the periphery of the old hostel, it integrates well and adds equal beauty and grace to the campus.
Drinking Water: The water supply to the kitchen for cooking and drinking purposes, all water coolers and drinking water taps in the hostel is from a dedicated Industrial Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Plant located within the hostel premises. The permeate water quantity is 1000 LH, identical to the one installed in the academic block. A Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract with the manufacturer/supplier of the plant ensures regular servicing of equipment as well as treated Water Quality Testing on critical parameters such as turbidity, total hardness, chlorides, sulphates and TDS.
Water Supply: The college is committed to providing sufficient and uninterrupted water of good quality to the hostel. It has 2 underground water tanks of total capacity 2000 L and 3500 L, respectively. One bore well augments the town supply. Water is pumped to 36 overhead water tanks of capacity ranging from 500 L to 1500 L. Shortage of water, if any, is overcome by requisitioning town supply Jal Board water tankers so that residents are not inconvenienced.
Electricity: Rooms are not air-conditioned. At all times room lights, fans and essential plug points; and corridor lights are well maintained. The hostel is connected to the College Generator Set in case of power outage. There is an electrician on 24-hour call, especially during exam time.
Hygiene and Sanitation: With special focus on cleanliness, health and hygiene, Miranda House Hostel like the College meets high standards on these parameters. Services are outsourced to Sulabh International who deploy a Supervisor and women cleaning staff.
Launderette: The launderette is located in a specially designed spacious room in the new hostel block. The installation and operations are outsourced. It provides fully automatic 6 washing and 6 dryer machines of IFB make. The students are charged for the service in fee to encourage use. Clothes ironing service is also available herein.
Medical Facilities: The hostel shares this facility with the college.
Counseling and Guidance Unit: The hostel shares this facility with the college.
Library Facility: The hostel does not have a dedicated library. The college library is kept open till 7.30 p.m. and is easily accessible to the resident students.
ICT Facilities and Wi-Fi: The hostel being part of the college is Wi-Fi enabled. A dedicated Digital Resource Centre has been established in the new Hostel Block. This has 10 networked computers and a printer/ scanner. Most students have personal laptops or those issued by the college. Many have smart phones that they put to good use. One of the College Digital Resource Centres is located in the hostel premises and kept open from 8.30 a.m. till 7.30 p.m. It has 80 computers connected to the DU system. The students can also access the Digital Resource Centre located in the library. This has 30 computer LAN connected to the DU system.
Common room: Both the old and new hostel blocks have Student Common Rooms with a large screen television and home theatre system. The usage of these facilities seems to be continuously going down with the advent of multimedia access on personal laptop or smart phone. Students often book the College Auditorium and open premises for various hostel events. When necessary, college staff provides technical help in setting up audio-visual equipment.
Physical Fitness and Sports: The campus layout seamlessly integrates the college and the hostel facilitating sharing of resources. Resident students are free to use all college facilities from early morning till late in the evening.
Hostel Staff Residence: The hostel warden has been provided a comfortable studio apartment within the hostel. The Administrative Assistant resides in the non teaching staff quarters.
Guest House: There are two Guest Suites located on the first floor of the new Hostel Block. Each has an entrance lobby, two bedrooms with attached toilets, large drawing-dining area and kitchen. These have been aesthetically furnished conforming with the hostel scheme. The catering is from the hostel kitchen.