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University Hostels (English Students)

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 27 June 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether in all university centres in India university hostels are provided for Indian students, while English boys have no university hostels at Calcutta, Bombay, or Madras; and whether be will take any steps to redress this inequality?

Hostel accommodation exists for only a very small proportion of college students in India, and, so far as I am aware, admission is not restricted to Indians. I am afraid that present financial conditions alone would preclude the possibility of the provision by Government of hostels for any special class of students, but it views with sympathy any efforts made by those interested in the welfare of such students to improve and extend the existing facilities.