You will find no child who will ever appreciate mess food and Srm university is no exception. If you are from south or east rice as your staple food then you may have some respite from partially baked chapatis. Many times you have to bear it down your tongue. However if you are highly adjustable and look for nutrition than taste then food might suit you.
There is not much to do in maintainence part, they are quick to solve any electrical or hardware issue mostly within a day. However, common bathrooms stink and sometimes are jammed.
They aren’t value for money but you don’t have much option. It’s like they will give you space to live and food to eat through which you can easily survive but can’t enjoy.