What kind of food is served at the mess? Is Jain food available?

Created by Kiran A, Modified on Fri, 19 May 2023 at 04:39 PM by Kiran A

There is SO MUCH variety of food available inside IIT Madras, so if you're thinking you'll only find the stereotypical idli-dosa everywhere you're wrong. 

To start with, there are 3 major mess buildings : Himalaya, Vindhya, and Nilgiri (all named after mountain ranges!). These buildings host around 10-11 messes serving both North Indian and South Indian food, including Jain food. These also include several Food Courts. They are:

  1. In Himalaya 
    • Neelkant
    • Nanda Devi
    • Anna Purna
    • Kanchenjunga
    • Nangaparbat
  2. In Vindhya 
    • Sahyadri 
    • Satpura 
  3. In Nilgiri
    • Makurni 
    • Mukurthi 
    • Dodabetta

Apart from those, there are several canteens and multiple restaurants serving all sorts of cuisines from chaat to biryani to burgers.

And if you're looking for even more variety, each IIT Madras gate is close to many good restaurants, of which Chennai has hundreds. Your taste buds will be thrilled at IITM, no matter what your preferences or inclinations.

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