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Allegations of Unhygienic Food at IIIT Hyderabad

Allegations of Unhygienic Food at IIIT Hyderabad


College days are meant to create lasting memories, but when the quality of food in a hostel mess is poor and unhygienic, it can be distressing. Recently, students at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad raised serious concerns about the hygiene standards in their mess. Cockroaches and flies were reportedly found in the food, leading to outrage among the student community.

The Allegations

A former undergraduate researcher at IIIT Hyderabad, Shashwat Goel, shared his observations on social media. He highlighted that students were forced to subscribe to the college mess, where unhygienic conditions prevailed. Cockroaches, flies, and a lack of proper handwashing facilities were ignored for years. Shockingly, the quantity of food often fell short, and complaints from students went unheard.

Blame Game and Deniability

When students reported sickness, hostel and health authorities allegedly blamed it on food orders from delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato. However, Shashwat Goel pointed out that these food deliveries were safer. Unfortunately, plausible deniability became a trend, leaving students frustrated and reluctant to report further incidents like unclean food.

Not an Isolated Incident

This incident is not isolated. Last year, over 40 students fell ill with typhoid due to contaminated water in the hostel premises. The boys’ hostel warden reportedly discouraged students from getting tested and spread false information about symptoms, exacerbating the situation.


The IIIT Hyderabad food Unhygienic controversy underscores the need for stringent hygiene standards in educational institutions. Students deserve safe and nutritious meals, and authorities need to address these issues promptly. Let’s hope that this incident serves as a wake-up call for better practices and accountability.

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