Situated amidst the scenic locales of Pune, the BK Birla Centre for Education offers world-class residential facilities. The school has five hostel blocks, which includes the girl’s hostel — Banyan House. Each block is a two-storeyed structure housing dormitories, residential flats, common rooms and a study room. Students from Class IV to VIII live in a dorm system while those from Class IX to XII reside in twin-sharing rooms. Each block accommodates about 108 to 144 students.
The common room in every hostel block sports a unique design that is modern yet comfortable, warm and inviting. Each common room is equipped with a music system and television where pre-set channels are available. Apart from this, English and Hindi movies are screened every weekend in the auditorium. The lights-out time for students is 9:30 pm, but senior students are allowed to study beyond this time to prepare for board exams.
Banyan House (the girl’s hostel) is next to the Principal’s bungalow and is under the ever-vigilant eyes of the house mistress and other school mentors. Male acquaintances are not allowed on the premises. In case of an emergency, the Principal may visit the premises accompanied by two female teachers or associates. At present, Banyan Residency has 44 girl students, though the hostel has the capacity to accommodate almost double the number.
Each floor of a block has two resident house masters who act as parents and counselors to students. It is with these teachers that students confide in and share their concerns with. In fact, there are often times when younger students share their concerns with seniors who then discuss their issues with their house masters. The school trains students to take up additional responsibilities by assigning some of them the roles of hostel prefect, who participate in the smooth administration of the hostel.
Every dormitory or room is equipped with a study table and a wardrobe for students. Linen is changed regularly, with a laundry facility where all linen and clothes are washed twice a week. Girl students have the benefit of house matrons to assist in their personal hygiene and other related matters.
Outside food is strictly not allowed. The hostel has a separate building – ‘Maa Annapurna’ – where meals are served. It includes a large dining hall, kitchen and a large store room. The kitchen is equipped with a deep freezer, water cooler, modern cooking gadgets and bakery. Food is prepared under strict hygiene conditions and supervised by an experienced Mess Manager. The campus also has its own water purification plant.
The campus also has an medical centre to handle minor medical cases, with doctors visiting every day. And in case of emergencies the school has association with the Aditya Birla Hospital, which is at a distance of 30 minutes from the campus.