Hall 3

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The Hall of Residence 3 is one of the oldest boys’ hostels of IIT Kanpur. The hostel comprises of 7 blocks, each of which is a three-storey building with 10-14 adjacent rooms on each floor in which 1st, 2nd and 3rd year U. G. students reside.
Hall 3



Reading Room

It is a small library where one can find quietness and peace to study or make a project. One can also go to the Reading Room to simply rejuvenate by reading a novel, a periodical or a newspaper in the A.C.

Computer Room

The Computer Room of the Hall is essentially a place for the 1st year students as they are discouraged to bring their laptops with them by the institute authorities. The Computer Room has 8 functional PCs, among which 6 have the latest Windows OS and 2 of them have Ubuntu.

Guest Room

The Hall Guest House is situated at the back of the hostel and comprises of 4 functional Guest Rooms. The Guest Rooms can be booked by any student of IIT Kanpur, owing to availability. However, priority shall always be given to the hall residents. Parents and siblings are always warm-heartedly welcome in Hall-3.
Guest Room
  • Booking Procedure

To book a Guest Room, one has to simply visit the Hall Office during office hours (8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.), present his IITK ID Card and provide the necessary details of the guests to come. Only 2 guests shall be allowed per room and the rent charged shall be Rs. 360 per room per day. The Guest Rooms shall always be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.


The hall mess serves one of the finest qualities of food with the lowest possible prices. Apart from the basic nutritional diet, one can always get an ‘extra’ made or grab a glass of juice on his/her way out. There is a seprate counter for ‘Baskin-Robins’ ice-cream.Mess timings are following.

  • Breakfast- 7:30am - 9:30am (Monday to Friday) & 8:00am - 10am (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Lunch- 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Dinner- 7:30pm - 9:30pm

TV room

The TV Room of the Hall is a place where one may simply sit back, relax and enjoy a movie screening or a sports’ match.

Sports Facilities

  • 2 Volleyball Courts
  • 2 Badminton Courts
  • 1 Cricket Pitch
  • 1 Basketball Court
  • 1 Football Ground
    Basketball Court

Music Room

The Music Room, situated adjacent to the Hall Mess, contains following instruments

  • 1 Drum set
  • 1 Conga
  • 1 Tabla
  • 3 Amplifiers
  • 1 Flute
  • 1 Synthesizer
  • 1 Harmonium
  • 1 Guitar processor
  • 1 Dhol
  • 1 Dholak
  • 1 Microphone


Located besides quad,the hall canteen remains open from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 am.

Stationary Shop

Located behind the canteen, this shop serves as the medium for providing basic amenities for the residents which not only includes stationery items but also printing and photocopying,sim-cards,mobile recharge etc.

Cultural Events

Deepanjali(AKA Hall day)

Students from 1 st year give various performances varying from dance,music,fine arts and dramatics.There is also a special dinner after the event finishes for all the students and guests.

Cresendo(AKA Mini Galaxy)

This is an intra-hostel competition of hall 3.Hall is divided into 3 groups,who compete with each other for a trophy.The motivation behind conducting Cresendo is to boost spirit of Galaxy among students.


Hall Executive Committee

The Hall Executive Committee is a team of elected students who look after the overall functioning and governance of the Hall, supervised directly by the Warden. Their functions include making policies, making rules for the residents, getting something new constructed/bought, maintaining hall property, deciding the mess menu and the mess/canteen tender, imposing fines on residents, and taking charge for almost every issue of the hall.

Mess Committee

The Mess Committee is a team of student volunteers who are responsible for the overall functioning of the mess.

Maintenance Committee

The Maintenance Committee is a team of student volunteers who are accountable for the overall maintenance of the hall

Students’ Activity Committee

The Students’ Activity Committee is a team of student volunteers who are responsible for the overall conductance of the intra and inter-hostel co-curricular events.

Constitution Drafting Committee

The Constitution Drafting Committee drafts and builds the constitution of the Hall.

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