After Infosys founder Narayana Murthy said that the quality of students entering Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has deteriorated over the years, city eateries have found a new way to show their support to the students.
The Chi kitchen and bar in the SDA market is offering a flat 50% off for IITians. “This offer is to send IITians positive energy amid all the negativity. We believe IITians are the best we’ve got,” says Sohrab Sitaram, founder. Food delivery joint Kashmiri Kitchen in Malviya Nagar has also decided to show support.
“We respect the dedication IITians show, and so we will be offering a 10% off on orders placed by an IITian “, says Abhijeet Barkataky, co-owner. Jolly Rogers, Gurgaon, is also offering a 20% discount to IITians. Students are thrilled. “It’s not about the discount but the thought that we are valued and appreciated”, says Ashish Singh, an ex-IITian.