IIST has currently 11 hostels functioning in the campus, built based on contemporary architecture. The hostels are named after the mythological constellations ‘nakshatras‘.
Each of these hostel-blocks has well-ventilated rooms designed to accommodate students on single and shared occupancy basis. The hostel rooms are furnished with cots, study-tables, chairs, cupboards and bookshelves, enabling comfortable stay and to ensure a learning conducive environment. Each floor has common washrooms with modern sanitation facilities. Hygiene and cleanliness of the rooms, floors and surroundings are taken care of by routine house-keeping services.
There are separate hostels for B.Tech, M.Tech and Research Scholars and around 800+ students reside in the campus B.Tech and M.Tech programs being fully residential. Hostels are located in the quieter part of the campus with proximity to mess and cafeteria and a medical centre which functions round the clock. Each hostel has provision for safe drinking water with hot and cold water dispensers, 24 Hr uninterrupted power supply with generator backup, housekeeping services, reading room with national and vernacular newspapers, indoor games facility, LCD television with satellite connection etc. and centralized gym facility with modern fitness equipments. All hostels are WiFi enabled with High-Speed Access to the Internet, Digital Library and other Digital Learning Resources. A laundry service provider, a nationalised Bank with ATM facility and a book stall is available in the campus in the close vicinity to the hostels to meet the needs of resident students.
Daily affairs of the hostels are run by the Sr. Manager [Hostel Services] while resident-wardens and security-personnel are available for round-the-clock support in the hostels.
IIST being a residential Institute housing more than 700 inmates in hostels, Canteen Services works 24 hours to cater to not only the residential population but also the regular functionary population of more than 300 people which includes Faculty members, Officer, staff.
Food production is managed through two well equipped kitchens.
Dining Halls viz. ‘Aditi’ and ‘Akshaya’ having a capacity of 150 each caters to the students and auxiliary staff.
In addition to this, ‘Tripthi’ is the faculty canteen and ‘Subhiksha’ is for VIP services.
Menu is finalized by the Canteen and Hostel Committee which includes student representatives.
In addition to this, Canteen Management Committee, Canteen Procurement Committee and Canteen Accounting Committee are constituted to assist the smooth functioning of the Canteen Services.