Government Colleges Hostel, Mumbai

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Government Colleges Hostel
Established 1964
Students 307
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Government Colleges Hostel (GCH) is a place of residence for students in Mumbai. It accommodates bona-fide male students of six government colleges namely Sydenham College, The Government Law College, The Institute of Science, The Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Elphinstone College and State Institute for Administrative Career.

Located in Churchgate, South of Bombay, the Hostel is well sought after.[citation needed]


The Government Colleges Hostel was established in 1964 when the new building at 46-47, 'C' Road Churchgate was constructed. Earlier Sydenham college students Used to be housed at Manek House, Near Kemp's Corner, the students of the Institute Of Science and those of Government Law College used to stay at the Telang Memorial Hostel, 'C' Road, Churchgate. In order to accommodate students from Government Colleges at one place near Churchgate, the Government of Maharashtra conceived of constructing the present structure.


There are 287 single and 10 double seated rooms all in all to accommodate 307 students. These are distributed among constituent Colleges and Institutes as under:

Sl. College/Institute Quota
1 Sydenham College 130
2 The Government Law College 62
3 The Institute of Science 20
4 The Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education 30
5 Elphinstone College 50
6 State Institute for Administrative Career 35
7 Freedom Fighters Ward 5



  • Candidate has to be a bona fide student of any of the above Colleges/Institutes.

(With an exception to Freedom Fighters Ward category)

  • Candidate has to be a permanent resident outside Mumbai.
  • Admission is Merit and Need based.


Interviews for Hostel Freshmen admission are held at respective Colleges. Lists of eligible candidates are verified and shortlisted at Himalayan. This procedure is based on hostel administration where there can be any changes accordingly with no interference of college affiliated with. This information is accurate.


  • TV Hall
  • Reading Room
  • Indoor Sports Facilies & Gym.
  • Badminton Court
  • Mess and Canteen Facilities.


The Hostel is located at Churchgate of South Mumbai. It is in close proximity to Churchgate station and is close to the Business and Banking Districts of Nariman point, Fort, BSE and Colaba. Thus location of the hostel is seen as a great advantage for students of Commerce and Management. The hostel is just a few steps away from Marine Drive, the famous seaside promenade of Mumbai.

See also[edit]

  • International Students Hostel
  • Telang Memorial Hostel
  • Churchgate