Inauguration of "Prithvi" the Hall of Residence, IMD Colony, Pashan was on 23rd June 2016 by the hands of Dr. M. Rajeevan, Hon'ble Secretary, MoES, Govt. of India and in the august presence of Dr B. Mukhopadhyay, ADGM, India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Dr. R. Krishnan, Director, IITM.
The Hall of Residence is a state-of-the art accommodation facility of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India. MoES constructed the facility with a vision to cater and support, students, trainees, researchers and scientists from various parts of India and abroad, who would be visiting for research activities. "PRITHVI" is a 10-storied building comprising of 215 single occupancy rooms for students and researchers and 12 guest rooms and is well-equipped with essential facilities such as Canteen, Wifi, Gymnasium, Outdoor Play area, Doctor's Chamber, Warden Residence etc.