Not all outstation candidates get a hostel seat in colleges , and have to rely on paying guest (PG) accommodation in nearby areas. In the North Campus, Vijay Nagar, Hudson Lane, Mukherjee Nagar, Shakti Nagar, Bungalow Road, etc, are some of the preferred locations. Their proximity to the North Campus and easyon-the pocket rentals make it so.
Says Gagan Makker, a real estate agent in the area, "Students can find PG accommodation between Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per student in most areas surrounding the North Campus. A 2BHK apartment will cost around Rs 20,000 per month. Rentals are slightly higher for properties on the bunglow road."
For South Campus, popular areas to hunt for a PG include South Extension, GK, Lajpat Nagar, Malviya Nagar other than Satya Niketan, which is a stone's throw from colleges like Ram Lal Anand, Sri Venkateswara, Jesus and Mary, Moti Lal Nehru, ARSD, etc. The rentals for a PG accommodation in Satya Niketan vary from Rs 4,000 to Rs 10,000 per student. Finding an accommodation that suits your budget is not difficult in this area. Most houses here let out a room or two to students — generally to girls.