An opportunity to reside in the Miranda House Hostel, which has been home to several famous and distinguished alumnae in their formative years, is indeed a privilege. In fact, Miranda House was a Residence before it became a college, hence the name Miranda House! The residence which has grown to be a premier college of the country, was established in 1948 by the then ViceChancellor, Sir Maurice Gwyer; its foundation stone was laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten on March 7 of the same year. The red brick building designed by the renowned architect Walter George is an architectural delight, laid out in an aesthetically designed quadrangle enclosing wellkept gardens, paced out by bottle palms. The long corridors, the dining hall with a high arched ceiling, and the stonework balconies add to its charm. Over the last few years, extensive restoration and refurbishment work has been undertaken to preserve the heritage and restore the grandeur of its red brick facade and unique interiors.
A new hostel block has been added. It integrates well with the old Walter George construction adding to its beauty with equal grace. Located within the college campus, the residence opens on Chhatra Marg.
The day to day functioning is taken care of by a full time Resident Warden, and a Housekeeper. The hostel administrative team includes the Principal, the Vice-Principal, the Bursar, Teacher Representatives on the Hostel Committee, Resident Tutor (if any) and the Hostel Warden.