Admission Process

Admission Process for the academic year 2024-25 for new student’s would be starting soon. This year a new hostel for 336 girls has been construced at Pune. Admission process for girls entering 2nd And 3rd or higher years is being started.

About Samiti

The objective of Vidyarthi Sahayyak Samiti is to offer lodging and boarding facilities at concessional rates to students coming to Pune from rural areas, help develop their personality and sow the seed of entrepreneurship in their mind. In order that students can pursue education without difficulties and to enable them to stand on their own legs through self reliance by offering requisite guidance and assistance, a group of social workers came together and started this mission in 1955 under the leadership of Dr. Achyut Shankar Apte. Now Samiti has 3 hostels for boys and 4 for girls in Pune where about 1100 students can avail of various facilities .
Two hostels are under construction at Ahmednagar one for boys and one for girls. The girls hostel with a capacity of 60 would start functioning from June 2024. The Hostel for boys would be operational from 2025.
Samiti meets its operating expenses from financial assistance from donors and the concessional fees charged to students. Cleanliness, equality and dignity of labour are Samiti’s cardinal principles. The task of moulding students into responsible citizens goes on relentlessly. Admissions to new students are available every year. Admission for subsequent terms is granted after reviewing the behaviour and performance of the student. Admissions are granted to students who have passed the SSC (10th grade) examination and desire to go for Diploma, ITI and other courses also. The minimum % of aggregate marks required is 60 %. Admission for the next year is granted after reviewing the student’s performance during the previous year.
Annual income of the parents of the student should be less than Rs. 2.50 lakh. Admission is granted after considering the financial position of the family and the number of dependents in the family.

Hostel Rules

  1. A table and chair, a cot with mattress and bedcover, a cupboard, curtains are provided in each room. Articles like a durrie, bedsheet, dinner tray, file etc. can be provided at concessional rates. The student has to make his own arrangement for a bucket, mug, hangers, lock, etc.
  2. Student’s are expected to use the furniture and facilities provided in the hostel carefully. Damage to any item would be recovered from the student.
  3. The student and his / her relatives can see the allotted room with prior permission of the rector.
  4. The student can go home once in a semester after taking permission. He/she cannot go home every month or weekend.
  5. Limited use of mobile phone is allowed in the hostels but not after 10 p.m. since it can cause nuisance to others in the room / hostel.
  6. The consent letter, which is a part of the admission form , has to be submitted duly signed. Admission can be cancelled if it is noticed that false / wrong information has be given.
  7. It is mandatory for each student to undergo medical check up in the health centre of the hostel on getting admission.
  8. Hostel would not be responsible for articles belonging to the student.
  9. Fee is not refunded if admission is cancelled at any stage due to misconduct or leaving the hostel without obtaining clearance.
  10. The student has to submit a claim /clearance form and vacate his room and leave the hostel a day after his examination is over.


  1. Doing yoga for half an hour everyday , participation in the Earn and Learn scheme and attendance in some programmes in the hostel is compulsory.
  2. With the objective of learning good manners and as a part of public relations, each student is attached to a local donor as his guardian whom he/she is required to meet at least once a month.
  3. Each student has to work for the hostel for half an hour every day. The work includes cleaning, collection of donations, work in the mess, etc. The record of each student in this regard is reviewed every moth and counselling provided.

The Mess :

  1. It is mandatory to observe the rules of the mess. Outside food or persons are not allowed in the mess.
  2. Students have to be in the hostel by dinner time of the mess. In case delay is expected, prior permission of the rector is necessary.
  3. Students working in the mess must be regular in attendance. If one needs to take leave, he/she is required to arrange another student as replacement. Non-resident students are required to work in the mess for one hour everyday.

Misbehaviour of the following nature would attract penalty or cancellation of Admission.

  1. Missuse of the facilities : fan and lights in the room are on when there is nobody in the room . using electrical gadgets like iron heater etc.
  2. Abssence without permission : forgery in the pepers submitted for admission, absence in the college, failing in the examination / test.
  3. Organising any function / performance without the rector’s parmission creating nuisance.
  4. Entering into argument with other students, Karyakartas, employees; addiction, psychological imbalance, pilfering, lying, causing damage to hostel property, forgery of signatures, not attending yoga sessions, not doing earn & learn, using a scooter / Motorbike.
  5. Not abiding by the hostel rules, misbehaviour, indiscipline, not getting the medical chek up done, absece without valid reason.
  6. Receiving Financial assistance from any external source and not reporting it to the rector.
    Note: Deciision to cancel admission to hostel can be taken by the Managing Trustee or the Chief Executive Officer on recommendation of the rector.

Admissions :

Students seeking admission should read the rules carefully and then pay the form fee of Rs. 100/- online. They would get an OTP on their mobile phone with which they can open the link sent to them, fill in the application form for admission and upload the requisite documents. They would get a message from Samiti on their mobile phone calling them for a personal interview. The student and his / her parent would be interviewed, the student’s merit and the financial condition of his family would be reviewed . Admission fee is to be paid on confirmation of admission.

The student should carry the following original documents while appearing for the interview

  • Certificate of the tehsildar or other concerned authority indicating the family’s income. If the parent is employed, latest salary statement / certificate showing all the allowances.
  • If the parents own agricultural land, 7/12 or 8/a extract.
  • In case the student is from an area affected by drought/ excess rains/ storm and desires concession in the hostel and mess fees, a certificate from the Talathi indicating the extent of damage.
    Final decision regarding grant of admission shall rest with Samiti.
Admission Fees for Year 2024-25 :  Fee for Resident Students !
 Fee for Resident Students
Hostel Fee1st Term2nd TermAnnual Fee
Rs. 16,000/-Rs. 16,000/-Rs. 32,000/-

Offices for submission of application form and fees:

For Girls : Dr. A.S.Apte Hostel,1182/1/4, Ferguson College Raod, Shivajinagar, Pune 411005. Tel : 020-25533631

For Boys : Lajpatrai Vidyarthi Bhavan, 103 A, Behind Shivaji Hsg. Socy.. Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016. Tel: 020-25639330.