Eight engineering students, including five girls, of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology were found in an inebriated condition while they were returning to hostel on Friday night.
According to sources, the institute has suspended two girl students from the hostel till further notice as part of immediate action. The authorities were trying to investigate the matter before taking a final decision.
Sources said the guards reported the incident to the dean students welfare (DSW) and the chief warden. The students were taken to the dispensary of the institute for medical examination, where medical tests confirmed the presence of alcohol in their blood, sources added.
DSW SK Sinha said, “The students had consumed alcohol outside the campus. The case has been referred to the proctor cell and a committee has been formed to investigate it.”
He said, “One of the girls was not feeling well and the doctor at the institute’s dispensary has asked me to stay here. I have also called the lab assistant, chief warden and the proctor.”
He said the students were not suspended yet as they were having their semester exams. “We have not suspended any student yet as the students are having exams; besides, the committee has not submitted its report,” he said.
Meanwhile, the students were allowed to take the exams on Monday, keeping in mind their careers, he added. The proctor cell head, when contacted, said he was not authorised to talk to the media.
He even denied that the students returned to the hostel drunk. The NIT director was not available for comment.