If the walls of IIT Bombay’s hostels could speak, one could, probably, listen to its stories forever.
Do you remember how the curving corridor of Hostel 7 leading to the wings was the Institute’s very own version of Marine Drive? Or the many stories about Hostel 7’s boisterous wings, gupshup in the terraces, perennially lounging and drinking milkshakes? Hostel 8 on the other hand was surrounded by lush trees and its proximity to the lake road and gym made it ‘prime real estate.’ It was also a vibrant late-night hangout place courtesy of Chinese Corner, Brews, and Bites.
For IIT Bombay’s alumni, their time spent in the hostel and making lifelong friends and personal connections with their hostel batch mates was as important as that spent in the classrooms. Maybe more! This led to IITB’s alumni who wanted to share the same joyous experience with the current students of IIT Bombay. This resulted in Project Evergreen – a project that is of alumni, by alumni, and for future alumni. It stands for the timeless connection of IITB’s alumni to their alma mater even as its name evokes vivid images of the lush green and sylvan surroundings of their cherished Institute.
Project Evergreen will replace the Institute’s over 50 years of hostel infrastructure. This first-of-a-kind alumni-led hostel complex will replace hostels 7 and 8. Additionally, a women’s hostel, Hostel 21, will be constructed to house the increasing number of girl students on campus.
Project Evergreen will cost around Rs. 150-160 Cr., or USD 20M, and is a crucial initiative that needs immediate and ongoing support from all of you.
We are counting on you to contribute generously to this cause and help us in our endeavour to provide a wholesome living environment to our students and enhance the quality of their lives on campus. For more information, please access the Project Evergreen website:
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