The poor boys home which was the earlier name of our college hostel came into existence in the year 1930. This home was placed in a few rooms constructed behind the national high school. Prof. Gopalaswamy Iyengar took the sole responsibility to manage the hostel, Visionary and educationist Dr H Narasimhaiah took abode as a boarder and successfully completed his early education. Later on he rose to many heights both in academics and administration. He was the principal of the college till he became the vice-chancellor of the prestigious Bangalore University.
When he became the principal, he decided to give a concrete shape to have a separate and furnished building for the hostel. So he earnestly requested the owners of theatres, of Triveni and Santosh. These two owners came forward and generously donated money they earned out of the profits from two matinee shows. In the year 1952 a well furnished hostel was ready to cater to the needs of the students. In the year 1977, the hostel celebrated its silver jubilee with the gracious presence of His Excellency Governor of Karnataka? Name in the year 2003 the hostel celebrated its golden jubilee with the presence of the then Union Minister, Sri B K Chandrashekhar.
Prof. Gopalaswamy Iyengar, Dr H Narasimhaiah, Prof. M.N.Gudi and Dr C V Venkatachalan resided here K N Nagaraj, Prof. G Venkataramaiah, and Prof. M Ashwatnarayanappa were a few prominent wardens who rendered their yeomen service to the development and growth of the hostel.
Achievements of inmates
Hostel has sheltered a few great luminaries in diversified fields. Sri. P.G.R Schindia, late Sri. D.T. Jayakumar (Former Ministers, Government of Karnataka), Sri. Arun Chakravarthy, Dr D.V. Guruprasad (IPS), Dr. S Balachandra Rao (Prof. of Mathematics, Principal, Retd.), Late.Sri. K. Gopal (Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Mangalore), Justice B.K. Somashekhar (Retd. Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Justice D.V.Shylendra Kumar former (Judge, High Court of Karnataka) to name a few.
At present the hostel has sixty-six students as its boarders out of which twenty-three are from pre-university, nine are from Bachelor of Arts, fourteen from Bachelor of Commerce, eleven from Bachelor of Science, and eight from Bachelor of Computer Applications, one from Bachelor of Science, and one high school student and one PG student. Prof. Nagaraj (Chief Warden) and Prof. Vijaya Raghavan H.G. (Residential Warden) look after the day to day administration and discipline.
Any aspirant who wants to join the hostel, is expected to pay a nominal admission fee of rupees five thousand. The mess bill of every month is equally shared by of inmates.