Hostel and Mess Committee: 2019-2020

Jacob Lalnunhlua, Secretary

It is indeed a privilege and an honour for me to write a brief report of the Hostel & Mess Committee and its concern for the academic year 2019-2020. I on behalf of the hostel and mess committee congratulate the Magazine Committee for bringing out annual magazine 2019-2020.

The Hostel and Mess committee is established for the well and proper functioning of the hostel administration, and for the well maintenance of the hostel mess. Followings are the details of Hostel and Mess Committee which includes duties and responsibilities of the committee.

1.         Persons in charge of the Hostel for the Academic Year 2018-2019:

Warden of Men’s Hostel                    : Rev. H. Ramthianghlima
Warden of Women’s Hostel               : Ms. Lalremruati Rokhum
Hostel Secretary                                  : Mr. Jacob Lalnunhlua, B.D. Final Year
Asst. Hostel Secretary (Women’s)     : Ms. Rody VL Hmingchhuanawmi, M.Div. Final Year
Asst. Hostel Secretary (Men’s)           : Mr.  C. Lalropuia, B.D. III

2.         Strength of the Hostellers:

            There are two Hostel buildings; both men and women have separate hostel buildings. The strength of the hostellers therefore are 143 in which Diploma in Mission Studies, M. Th., B.D., M. Div. are included. The followings are the strength of the students based on the courses/classes that they are doing:

Pro-Pastors5B.D. II22
Dip. Mission studies12B.D. I23
M.Th. II6M.Div. III7
M.Th. I8M.Div. II7
B.D.  IV20M.Div. I12
B.D.  III21  

3.         Mess Committee Members:

            The Mess Committee consists of the two Hostel Wardens, Hostel secretaries, Secretary of Students’ Welfare Committee and one representative from each batch from B.D. including Diploma in Mission Studies, and one representative from M.Div. The following is the members of the Hostel and Mess Committee:

Warden of Men’s Hostel                    : Rev. H. Ramthianghlima
Warden of Women’s Hostel              : Ms. Lalremruati Rokhum
Hostel Secretary                                  : Mr. Jacob Lalnunhlua, B.D. Final Year
Asst. Hostel Secretary (Women’s)    : Ms. Rody VL Hmingchhuanawmi, M.Div. Final Year
Asst. Hostel Secretary (Men’s)          : Mr.  C. Lalropuia, B.D. III
Secretary SWC                                   : Mr. K. Malsawmthanga, B.D. Final Year
Diploma in Mission Studies              : Ms. A. Lalhmingsangi
Final Year                                           : Mr. J. Lalramchhana
Pre- Final year                                     : Ms. F. Lalrinfela
Second Year                                        : Mr. Rosangzuala
First Year                                            : Mr. Vanlalrobuanga
M.Div  Representative                     : Ms. Lalnunpari Hrangkhawl

4.         Mess matters:

            Concerning Mess matters, the Hostel and Mess Committee is responsible for deciding the menu, evaluating the mess audit reports and overall maintenance of the kitchen and dining hall. The mess committee is summoned whenever necessary. The Men’s Hostel Secretaries are responsible for appointing mess managers and auditors. Mess managers are appointed from the students; the mess management committee consists of Leader, Secretary, Treasurer and six members. The duration of one mess management is usually half a month. Mess managers are responsible for keeping the storeroom of the dining hall. The mess managers are responsible for providing the best they can with whatever is sanctioned from the Principal’s office. Their management accounts are recorded and scrutinized by the mess committee. On the last day of each mess management, the managers are evaluated by using the ballot voting system to select the best mess managers for the academic year and prizes were being made for these awards. Further, servers are appointed by the Hostel Secretaries on daily basis and noon time meals are served by the mess managers.

5.         Cleanliness:

            Maintaining Cleanliness is a part and parcel of AICS way of life. To ensure cleanliness of the Hostels, students of each floor are appointed on a daily basis. The floors, toilets, corridors, and bathrooms are cleansed every morning.

6.         Water management:

            As water is highly demanded, and is therefore carefully managed. Almost throughout the year water has been pump up from Tuithum river except on dry season. Apart from the Asst. Secy (Men’s) two students are appointed for the duration of two weeks each to help in water management. During dry season, two or three specific days in a week have been set aside for washing days in both men’s and women’s hostel.

7.         Discipline:

            All students are expected to rise at 5:00 AM., in summer and at 5:30 AM., in winter. First year students are usually appointed to ring the rising bell based on the seasonal rising time. The Hostel secretaries are responsible and accountable in maintaining discipline in the dining hall and in the hostel buildings. Speaking in English, wearing descent dress in the dining hall and maintaining behaviour with everyone are obligatory and emphasized.

8.         Words of Gratitude:

            It is my joy to say that I have seen and experienced the faithfulness and mercy of God throughout my studies here in AICS, and I thank God for what he had done unto me. I sincerely give thanks to the Hostel Warden, Rev. H. Ramthianghlima and Ms. Lalremruati Rokhum for their care, concern and support. At the same time I give thanks to the faculty council for entrusting this responsibility in spite of knowing the limited wisdom and capability that I have. I also give thanks to our respected Principal, Rev. Dr. V. L. Chawnna Khiangte for the endless and generous support and concerns that he have for us. And I personally give thanks to Mr. C. Lalropuia and Ms. Rody V. L. Hmingchhuanawmi for assisting me throughout this academic session. May the Good Lord continue to shine His face upon AICS.