RGCB has separate student hostels for men and women students, which usually offers twin, shared bedroom accommodation. However there will be a limited number of single and triple share rooms. Each bedroom is fully furnished and students have access to a shared en suite bathroom, shared laundry, TV lounge as well as common cooking and food storage facilities. Electricity and water are included in the rent charged. The maximum tenure in the hostel for PhD students is five years from the date of joining a laboratory and for project fellows this tenure is only for the duration of the sponsored project. Students can have their meals from the RGCB Cafeteria, which is open from 8 am to 9 pm Monday thru Saturdays, and from 9 am till 1 pm on Sundays.