The Jawaharlal Nehru College is more or less a residential College. There are nine hostels for boys and four hostels for girls. Students belonging to Arunachal Tribes are given first preference in hostel accommodation subject to availability of seats strictly on the basis of merit after they are formally admitted in the college. A student who is admitted into the college cannot claim hostel seat as a matter of right.
Of all the seats available in various hostels,
- 40 % seats is earmarked for V semester students (boys and girls)
- 35 % seats for III semester students (boys and girls)
- 25% for I semester students (boys and girls).
Two seats are reserved for differently abled students (PWD Category) in the hostel (girls and boys).