Big in size, less on variety

Big in size, less on variety


When they decide to bunk, students of Sri Gobind Singh College of Commerce (SGGSCC) don’t like to go very far.

lunch time Students of SGGSCC enjoy a meal at their canteen.For them, their small yet cosy canteen is the best place to hang out and take a break. In spite of its limited culinary fare, the canteen – established in 1984 – is abuzz with students every day.

“Whenever we decide to bunk a couple of lectures, we come and sit in the canteen. Usually, it is very difficult to find a place to sit during the afternoon on weekdays. It is a bit empty on Saturdays as most courses do not have classes on weekends,” says Sahiba Gunani, first year student of B Sc computer science.

But the students here crave for more variety in the menu as currently the canteen only offers snacks like vegetable rolls, bread pakora, samosa and chole kulchey. “The canteen is big enough and offers food at reasonable rates. There should be more food items on the menu. What we miss is a complete meal like thali and other snacks such as pizza and pasta,” says Umang Arora, B Com (pass) student.

A majority of the students here feel that the canteen does not offer a complete meal and has fewer items on the menu because of lack of hostel facility. However, a huge draw for them are the cheap rates at which the snacks are available here. “List of good items may be short in our canteen, but it is surely a hit in terms of offering hygienic food at reasonable rates.

We get everything within Rs 30,” says Ekta Nijhawan, another first year student of B Sc computer science. Outsiders who come to the college are also all praises for the canteen for its hygiene and inexpensive food. “The good thing is that food here is hygienic and is not very expensive even to outsiders,” expresses Sanjeev Yadav, who comes to the college as a member of its cricket academy.

The college also has Cafe Day Express outlet that sells only snacks like vegetable puff, chicken burger, mayo burger, chocolates, juices, coffee, tea, brownies and cakes, which are not as cheap as the canteen food.

In the absence of variety in their college canteen, students sometimes drop by at Netaji Subhash Place market complex or Pitampura Dilli Haat which are the closest hang out zones in the proximity of the college.

“Whenever we get bored with the canteen food, we go to Netaji Subhash Place market place complex or Dilli Haat,” says Ajay Mann, another student of B Sc computer science.