Mrs. R. Bhuvaneswari


Ms. Chhaya Kelkar


Ms. Malathi Rao


Ms. Asha Khandkar

IWSA’s Jitendra Mafatlal Mehta Working Women’s Hostel started functioning from 1989, with accommodation facility for 140 working women. Its second wing “Shri Mahalakshmi Temple Charities” wing of the Hostel was added in 1998, after completion of the II phase of IWSA’s Building, and its capacity increased to 160 working women.

This complex provides safe and secure accommodation to working women / students coming to Mumbai from all over India. The hostel is a 160 bedded, safe haven, 'a home away from home', with an in-house mess, TV room, beautiful garden, WiFi connection and CCTV monitoring. Full time lady staff members, supervised by IWSA members run this facility professionally. The accommodation is open to women of ages 18-60 years. Working women with a gross salary of Rs. 10,000 to. 50,000 are eligible. For more details write to the Convener, Hostel and Day Care Committee at or call 022 27662136. The Hostel office is open between 9 am to noon and 4 pm to 7 pm (Mon-Sat.) for enquiries.

To manage the smooth functioning of the hostel, Hostel Management Committee comprising of voluntary members of IWSA work along with the resident hostel staff.

Residential Staff

A superintendent, a supervisor and an assistant supervisor

Other Staff

Sweepers, a gardener and round the clock security personnel


Admission is open to working women of ages 18 yrs to 58 years, having a gross salary of Rs.9,000/- to Rs.30,000/- per month.


There are single-, double- and triple-seated rooms and dormitories, with adequate number of clean bathrooms and toilets. The rooms are well furnished, with a cupboard, writing table, lamp, tub, shelves, etc, provided for each hostel inmmate.


There is a spacious and well equipped kitchen with a large dining hall. The mess package (which is compulsory for all residents) includes, breakfast and dinner from Monday to Saturday and also lunch on Sundays and public holidays.
Packed lunch may also be provided on extra payment.

Other facilities

Hostel has installed a Solar heating system to provide hot water for bathing. Terrace rain water harvesting system has also been installed since 2004, which is connected with the municipal water tank to supply water to the hostel as well as other activities of the building. There is a separate drinking water tank, which gets municipal water directly, and supplies clean, safe drinking water through water coolers fitted with UV water purifiers.

Recreational Facilities

For relaxation hostel has a spacious recreation room with two TV sets with cable network and an open playground in the garden for badminton, ring tennis, as well as indoor games like carom.
Hostel garden can also boast for having a good collection of medicinal and aromatic plants, as well as some heritage treesm viz. palash, lakshmitaru, Arjun, Sita Ashok, Kailashpati.

Application forms can be collected from the Hostel office between 9 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 7 pm on any working day (Monday to Saturday).

Contact Persons :

Asst. Superintendent

Ms. Jyoti Patil


Ms. Celin Almeda

Asst. Supervisor

Ms.Apurva Kulkarni

Phone No. 022-2766 2136

Volunteers needed – IWSA needs dedicated volunteers to help out in overall management of Hostel by devoting a few hours per week

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