Named after the legendary teacher, visionary, philosopher, humanist and former President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the Radhakrishnan Bhawan is the latest bhawan of IIT Roorkee. It is the first of its kind in more respects than one, the first multi-storied hostel comprising 8 storeys including the ground floor, the first Bhawan to have Lift facility and also the first bhawan that has outsourced all its services including the Mess and House-keeping. Its massive structure resembles the New Taj of Mumbai and is everybody's delight in its full view at night. This is the first bhawan to have 24 hour electric supply with the facility of state of the art generator. The Bhawan has a huge dining Hall capable of catering to 1300 students and a wide open terrace over it with four domes of transparent glass. It has a Recreation Hall on the Ground Floor having recreational facilities and also a canteen. Being a new Bhawan that started functioning quite recently, i.e. from 19 July, 2010, it is still in the process of creating facilities like, Cyber Cafe, Music Room, Badminton and Volleyball Courts, Reading Room, Library , Science Club etc. The Bhawan, nonetheless, is one of the most vibrant and dynamic with lot of academic and co-curricular activities going on all the time. Promises to be one of the best on the campus in time to come.