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Hindu College

education Updated: Aug 08, 2012 17:01 IST
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University Enclave

University Enclave,
Phone: 011- 27667184

Student verdict

What do you like about the place?
“Our cafeteria offers us a lot of variety and that too at affordable prices. There are Chinese, South Indian and North Indian items as well. Street food like bhel puri and kulfi are the major attractions. The menu has quite a lot of stuff that we can gorge on. The food offered here is at its best in terms of quality and taste,” says Neha Aggarwal, a BA (hons) philosophy student

Do you get your lunch from home? If yes, what?
We bring paranthas, rice, sandwiches, poha, upama, butter toasts, chapatti-sabzi, etc. because that’s hygienic as well as healthy,” says Aggarwal

Are you happy with the canteen food?
American chopsuey and Chinese bhel are the two major attractions of our cafeteria, says Aggarwal

If you’re eating in the canteen, what do you expect to be served?
“There is no substitute for home food although it can be supplemented by stomach-filling, nutritious food. Any food cooked in hygienic conditions is okay with us. Also I would expect less oil in the food,” says Aggarwal

The best thing you like about the college cafeteria?
“The sandwiches, chowmein and fried rice are wholesome and nicely-cooked. Fresh fruit juice revitalises us. Apart from juices, energy drinks are available too. The chholay bhature are heavy,” says Aggarwal

What we liked about this place
Short waiting period - not more than five minutes. The seating capacity is up to 50 students at a given time. The ambience is quite lively

Straight from the students’ union

Is there any person in charge of the cafeteria? Does the institute monitor what is being served?
“Hindu follows the ‘parliamentary’ system and hence we have our principal as our president, then we have the vice president, prime minister and all the rest from the students’ union. There is a separate canteen minister who looks after the nitty-gritties of the canteen. Students or visitors are free to give suggestions and complaints regarding the same are tackled by him,” says Lalit Kumar, central councillor, Students’ Union (2011-12), Hindu College

Are the students offered food of high nutritional value?
“I, along with the president and union, try my best to ensure that healthy and nutritious food is offered. We make that sure that fresh fruits and vegetables are unloaded systematically and then the food is cooked in hygienic conditions. Regular inspection takes place by the union members and if something comes up, it is addressed,” says Amit Kumar, canteen minister, Students’ Union (2011-12), Hindu College

Any changes likely in the current menu list?
“We are planning to introduce the thali system as it would be really wholesome, just in case students haven’t got their tiffin from home. We have also concentrated more fresh fruit juices as they are natural and the healthiest option easily available,” says Kumar

Any plans to upgrade the food quality?
“Our aim is to provide students with healthy wholesome food. Improving food quality always tops our priority list and is done in consultation with our president,” says Amit Kumar

Saaf safai
Students assist in cleaning. Food is being cooked in clean and hygienic conditions. To some extent, stainless steel utensils ensure less littering. Cleaners clean tables just vacated. There are two to three attendants for cleaning, washing and wiping the utensils. They also serve the food at the tables