Saurabh Pareek, 24 Jun 2014, #IIT Roorkee
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Many students from the first year of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has returned back to their homes after complaints of food poisoning earlier this week.

The students claim that as many as 150 students fell ill after eating the breakfast in the hostel mess but the institute has denied that and claims that it is exam phobia which is increasing the patients.

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A representative from the Rajendra Bhawan hostel of the institute where around 800 first year students are accommodated and around 250 students have gone back to their homes. Around 25 students have been admitted to the hospital. The admitted students were discharged soon.

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It is said that the number of affected students went up when the institute put up a notice saying re-examinations will be conducted for the students who were unable to give the examinations.

U P Singh, In Charge Dean of Student’s Welfare said that there were not many cases but an inquiry committee has been set up to investigate and the report is awaited. He added that it seems exam phobia more than food poisoning as mid term test were to start.

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