Delhi University has the hottest hangout zones. But where do non-DUites hang out? HT City finds out the addas of students around their respective campuses...
For students in Amity University, the paranthe wala outside Gate No 2 [of their college] is the best bet. “He makes variety of paranthas such as aloo, pyaaz and even chicken. And the best thing is that they’re available for Rs 12 each,” says Sangat Singh Kotchar, a third year student. “We also hop across to Atta (Sector 18) market to hang out at the Sunehri Market.”
Students of Jaganath Institute of Management studies (JIMS), Mathura Road, frequent the shooting range opposite Tughlaqabad Fort. “Since our college is situated in an industrial area, there aren’t many hotspots around the campus. The shooting range, which is 10 minutes away from the college, has cool dhabas,” says Sameer Johry of JIMS. For those looking for a quick bite, Mughlai Kitchen outside the college is the best place.
While there are interesting joints close to every college campus, it’s the students of IIT Delhi who’re spoilt for choice. The famous Sashi Paranthe Wala, who also finds a mention in author Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller Five Point Someone, remains the favourite among day scholars and students living in the hostel. The other joints include the Wind Tunnel, the Insti Roof and the Nescafe stall around campus.
Students say that the Barista coffee shop across the road outside the engineering college is also favoured by many. The Village Café and bowling at Essex Farms remains a hit, too.
While IITians love their coffee, Jamia Millia Islamia students love the joints at the Community Centre (popularly known as CC) in New Friends Colony; from coffee shops and pubs to restaurants and shawarma joints — it’s got it all. “CC is the coolest place. The Momo Point and Al-Bake are the a hit among students. The market also boasts of an open space where you can chill out with your friends,” says Pearl, an MA student at the university.