Since the majority of the Tibetans in exile live in the southern state of Karnataka, there is a large number of school graduates seeking admission in different colleges in Bangalore University. In 1993, TCV started a provisional hostel in a rented house with support from Mrs. Imtraut Wager, German Aid to Tibetans (GAT).
Later on with the funding support from the European Union a land was purchased and the present youth hostel was built with the capacity to accommodate around 200 students and also an office for the south zone Coordinating Officer of the Tibetan settlements.
Numerical Data: (December, 2020)
Students : 129
Staff (Regular) : 4
Others : 5
TOTAL : 138