IIT Bombay emails 'separate plate for non vegetarian students' advisory
Mumbai : Students at IIT Bombay on Wednesday received an email requesting non-vegetarian students to use separate plates in the hostel mess to avoid mix-up of plates.
The request email came after number of vegetarian students complained to the administration about the issue.
“I am getting complaints from many students who want students who eat non-vegetarian food to use separate plates. Therefore, this is a request to all non-veg eaters, to please only use the tray type plates meant specially for non-veg dishes during dinner. Please do not use the main plates for non-veg dishes,” said the email.
Dated January 12, the email was sent by the hostel council to the students who are residing in the hostel and using food facility.
“For years, non-vegetarian food has been served in a separate plate and we only asked students to maintain the rule. This was not meant to offend anyone,” said a student.
According to a Hindustan Times report, students residing in the hostel will hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss this matter. “All hostels anyway have separate plates for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food so I don’t know why this email was sent in the first place. What’s worse is that it is also being misunderstood by many,” said Soumyo Mukherji, dean, student affairs, IIT-B.