The heritage of Madras Veterinary College Hostel is as old as the college itself which dates back to inception in 1903. The MVC Hostel that was started in 1905 in a dormitory over the Dobbin hall with just six students has now blossomed in to a sprawling 11.4 acre campus with capacity of accommodating more than 1000 students in eight blocks named after beautiful flowers viz.

Boys Hostel

  • Thamarai Illam
  • Malligai Illam
  • Alli Illam
  • Roja Illam

Girls Hostel

  • Magizham Illam
  • Kurinji Illam
  • Mullai Illam
  • NRI Hostel

NRI Hostel

  • From the academic year 2009-10, NRI students are admitted and additional facilities to comfortably accomodate NRI students have been created

Hostel Rules

The rules prescribed by the TANUVAS are strictly adhered to ensure smooth functioning of the hostel and to give a homely environment with maximum comfort to the inmates.

  • All inmates are compulsorily required to dine in the mess. Wastage of food must be avoided
  • Parents are encouraged to visit their son/daughter atleast once in 3 months
  • Visitors time at the Visitor's Hall is from 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on week days and 8.00 a.m to 6.30 p.m. on holidays
  • Every inmate is required to behave and conduct himself / herself well in the hostel
  • Disciplinary action which would amount to suspension / expulsion / rustication from the hostel/college will be taken against those found guilty of misconduct in the hostel
  • Inmates are strictly prohibited from indulging in any kind of political or communal activities in the hostel
  • Stringent action will be taken against those indulging in ragging of junior students. Ragging is punishable by law
  • Students should stay in the alloted rooms only and interchange of furniture and rooms should not be made without permission. Scribbling on walls is punishable
  • Students should not consume alcohol or resort to any type of intoxication inside the hostel premises
  • Inmates must handle furniture, TV, electrical fittings etc. carefully. If the inmate damages the furniture, TV, electrical fittings etc., the cost of repair/replacement charges will be recovered from the concerned inmate
  • Misuse of hostel property is an offence and those found guilty will be punished suitably
  • Inmates are advised not to keep valuables including jewellery, high end mobiles in the rooms. The administration shall not take responsibility for the loss of any such kind
  • Students should not entertain guests in their rooms without prior permission and payment of guest charges (Rs.50 / day)
  • Students who move out of the hostel during late hours should sign in the late entry register without fail. Lady students should get prior permission from the hostel authorities
  • Girl students must return to the hostel before 7.00 p.m. and late permission up to 8.00 p.m. is allowed twice a month, after making necessary entries in the movement register, which is scrutinized by the lady deputy wardens
  • Girl students will be allowed to stay over night in their authorised local guardian's house only twice a month with prior permission from the Lady warden.
  • The gates of the Ladies Hostel will be closed at 7.00 p.m. daily
  • Inmates are prohibited from taking food to their rooms, except sick diet with prior permission
  • Letter for reduction of mess fees should be given at least one day in advance
  • Mess dues intimation will be display in the hostel office before 15th of every month. Mess dues have to be cleared by every inmate before 10th of succeeding month
  • All payments have to be credited in the bank or through crossed demand draft drawn in favour of "The Warden, Mess Account (132), Union Bank of India, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai - 600 007". Though payment is allowed up to the end of succeeding month, a late fee of Re.1/- per day will be charged thereafter
  • Payment of mess bill is now made easy. The remittance of hostel monthly mess fee etc. may be paid from outstation, as under: a) Union Bank to Union Bank : A/c No. 332902011000132. While remitting the fees in the above account, student name and student. I.D. number should be mentioned in the challan. b) Other bank to Union Bank : IFSC No. UBIN0557056 with 15 digit A/c No. 332902011000132. While remitting the fees in the above account student name and student I.D. number should be mentioned in the challan
  • Students are instructed to keep their room neat and tidy.
  • Parents are requested to avoid providing high CC bikes to their wards, considering the on road safety. Inmates owning vehicle must register them at warden office and should possess legally valid document


  • The Dean, Madras Veterinary College is overall in charge of the Hostel
  • The student welfare activities in the hostel are planned, executed and supervised by a team headed by the Warden and assisted by four men Deputy Wardens and three Lady Deputy Wardens
  • Warden and Deputy Wardens are residing in the hostel campus itself. Hence inmates can approach them 24x7 for any requirement
  • Hostel office functions between 11.00 a.m and 7.00 p.m.

Hostel Mess

  • There are two separate messes with dining facilities for boys (B mess) and girls (A mess) managed by students on dividend system, with the guideship of Deputy Warden for mess
  • Separate dining halls are also available for postgraduate students
  • Students are provided hygienic and nutritious vegetarian / non-vegetarian dishes and a monthly feast which richly appeals to the taste buds of the connoisseurs also held
  • Both messes are furnished with modular kitchen and automated machines


  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India inspected Madras Veterinary College hostel mess and awarded prestigious eat right CAMPUS Certificate
  • Of the 39 institutions inspected by the FSSAI in India, Madras Veterinary College hostel mess is the first government institution to be awarded eat right CAMPUS certificate
  • Girls Mess (A Mess) FSSAI License/ Registration number - 12421002000329
  • Boys Mess (B Mess) FSSAI License/ Registration number - 12421002000330

Infrastructure and facilities

  • Surveillance cameras installed in strategic places of the campus for monitoring
  • 24 hours security services available
  • RO water system to provide clean and safe drinking water for boys and girls in their respective blocks and mess hall
  • 24 hours uninterrupted power supply is ensured with the support of 220KV generator

Healthcare Centre

  • A healthcare centre with necessary medical facilities is functioning for the benefit of the students
  • A medical officer is visiting the hostel campus periodically for the benefit of the students

Counselling centre

  • Student counselling centre is functioning for the psychosocial well being of the students
  • A psychological counsellor is visiting the hostel campus periodically

Civil service aspirants club

  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam civil service aspirants club with library facilities was established for those appearing for competitive examinations

TV and Washing machine

  • Every block is furnished with TV hall and newspaper reading table facilities
  • Washing machines available in various blocks of the hostel

Sports facilities

  • Indoor games such as Chessboards, Table Tennis, Badminton and Outdoor games like Volley ball, Basket ball facilities are available. An indoor stadium with modern gym equipments for boys and girls
  • Sports and cultural competitions held among students to encourage extracurricular talents

Hostel day

  • Hostel day will be celebrated every year with great pomp and glory which provides a great source of entertainment and talent show for the students

Precautions and sanitary measures

  • Hostel premises are sprayed with disinfectant periodically
  • The students are tested for covid and if there is any positive case, isolated in the separate room with hospitality
  • Awareness on social distancing and other covid preventive measures are done periodiacally

Student Clubs

Kalaimagal Kazhagam

  • Kalaimagal Kazhagam provides novels, books and journals for the enrichment and cultural knowledge gain through literary competitions.

Eco club

  • Kitchen garden and compost units are maintained by students as a part of eco club
  • Various clubs like Eco club, Arts club, and Entertainment club are functioning for the benefit of students
  • College campus is enriched with trees and ornamental plants to make the campus green and eco friendly
  • Rain water harvesting system is installed in 19 places inside the hostel as an eco friendly measure

The Warden,
Madras Veterinary College Hostel,
Vepery, Chennai - 600 007.
Phone: +91-44-2561 0491