The parlous shall be situated near Sharavati, one of the two women's hostels on campus, and will be a part of a complex that will include a stationery store, a cycle-repair shop, a packaged food items shop and a clothes ironing centre. Other than this a 24-hour canteen on the campus, a long-standing request is set to come up soon.
A student who is a resident on campus says "Most of us head to salons at least once a month. This will make life very convenient for us". While others feel that, this would help them avoid fixing up appointments that most beauty salons insist on. Another resident student said "We would also like to get the girly stuff done at our convenience. After all, a trip to a parlour is also about relaxing".
A second year B.Tech student named Nikhil Sharma said "Many of us study late into the night, particularly during quizzes (internal tests). Most of the times we are forced to go hungry as we can't find anything edible. Hence a 24-hour canteen is most welcome".
Some of the excessive facilities, such as STD booth, will be removed and the travel agency at the student's facilities centre replaced with a railway tatkal counter. A power laundry service will come up in two weeks. A free photocopying facility was set up earlier this month.
After a serious 'hunger strike' at the Himalaya mess last academic year against the Poor quality of food provided to students, have helped draw up a new tender process and introduced a performance audit clause according to which the payment for the caterers would be reduced in case there was a consistent negative feedback from students.
A faculty member at IIT Madras said "All these efforts are being made in order to ensure that students can concentrate on academics. They should be able to have fun, and at the back of our mind is also the fact that students should feel that they can trust the faculty and institute management".
However, these are some of the efforts taken up by the IIT Madras management in order to provide a convenient living to their students. Now, its the sincere duty of each student to show up their thankfulness in the form of good results, best name to the institute and success.
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