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“There’s a lot of variety in the food. Chholay bhature are a little oily but other dishes are fit to eat. We have a healthy fruit juice stall where the juice is made instantly,” says Sachdeva

education Updated: Aug 08, 2012 16:13 IST
Hindustan Times

North Campus,
Delhi University
Phone: 011- 27667861

Student verdict

What do you like about the place?
“Fresh fruit juice and pasta are the major draws of our cafeteria. The juices are really delicious and the pasta, needless to say, is finger-licking. I like the warm ambience of the place. There is a lot of variety in the menu and the prices are really low. Also, there is a provision for the staff to sit,” says Anjali Verma, first-year BCom (hons) student

If you’re eating in the canteen, what do you expect to be served?
“We would like vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis to be served. The food should be served hot. The menu could include some more items which are fresher and healthy like baked or steamed corn, salads, etc,” says Aakriti Sachdeva, a first-year BCom (hons) student

Do you get your lunch from home? If yes, what?
“We get paranthas, chapattis, sabzi, sandwiches, butter toast, etc from home. The lecture timings may or may not suit our lunch time and hence bringing food from home remains the safest option,” says Verma

Are you happy with the canteen food?
“There’s a lot of variety in the food. Chholay bhature are a little oily but other dishes are fit to eat. We have a healthy fruit juice stall where the juice is made instantly,” says Sachdeva

The best thing you like about the college cafeteria?
“Our college cafeteria is among one of the few which has an LCD television inside. Apart from fresh fruit juices and energy drinks we also have a variety of milk shakes which are stomach filling and delicious,” says Verma

What we liked about this place
The furniture is in good shape. Four chairs are kept with a single round table. The arrangement is quite organised with a seating capacity of 40-50 students

Straight from the students’ union

Is there any person in charge of the cafeteria? Does the institute monitor what is being served?
“The college has a 25-member cafeteria committee which includes 10 teachers, five union members and others. A meeting is held once a month in which the menu is taken into consideration. The contractor is called and issues are discussed. There is also a provision for a complaint box and action is taken on the complaints,” says Abhishek Verma, president, Students’ Union, Kirori Mal College

Are the students offered food of high nutritional value?
The cafeteria committee is collectively headed by Dr Virendra Kumar, associate professor, chemistry department, and me. Serving food of high nutritional value is our prime motto. We inspect the cafeteria and the kitchen. We ensure that the ingredients being used are fresh and of a standard quality,” says Verma

Any changes likely in the current menu list?
“The menu list undergoes changes whenever required and it is discussed during the meeting held once a month. As of now we are planning to include vada pao, pao bhaji and other Maharashtrian dishes. In consultation with our principal we are also looking forward to have a Nescafe stall in college,”says Verma

Any plans to upgrade the food quality?
“Definitely, the cafeteria committee is concerned about upgrading the food quality. As a union, we keep strict vigil over cafeteria activities. A meeting is held once a month where discussion takes place regarding the quality of food. The committee members also engage in regular inspections to monitor whether everything is in place,” says Verma

Saaf safai
The cafeteria is satisfactory in terms of cleanliness but the area near the water cooler tends to get muddy due to water spillage. The attendants, who serve the food at the table, make sure the tables are clean every time someone sits down

First Published: Aug 08, 2012 16:08 IST