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Savitribai Phule Pune University postpones exams after death of MCom student

The 23-year-old first year MCom student, Hrishikesh Sanjay Aher passed away due to a heart attack at the university hostel 4, room number 1. By the time he was shifted to the Sassoon Hospital, considering his critical state, he was already declared dead. He was from Ghargaon village , Sangamner taluka , Ahmednagar.

pune Updated: May 08, 2018 16:33 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
Savitribai Phule Pune University,exams,MCom student
Hrishikesh Sanjay Aher.(HT PHOTO)

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has postponed by a week the examination papers originally scheduled on Monday by the department of commerce, after one of its MCom students died of cardiac arrest on Monday morning.The papers will now be held on May 14 and 15, said SPPU officials.

The 23-year-old first year MCom student ,Hrishikesh Sanjay Aher passed away due to a heart attack at the university hostel 4, room number 1. By the time he was shifted to the Sassoon Hospital, considering his critical state, he was already declared to be dead. He was fromGhargaon village , Sangamner taluka , Ahmednagar.

“Aher was staying in hostel 4, room number 16 and at around 5.30 am on Monday, he began to feel dizzy after having returned from the washroom. It was then that he suffered from an heart attack in the at 9.30 am. After hearing his cries, the neighboring students came to check and called the security officials, who the rushed him to the university health center. However, the doctor there, sensing the critical situation of the student advised him to be rushed to Sassoon Hospital. Despite attempts he could not survive,” said the official statement from the university.

Considering the situation, the university cancelled and postponed the tests at the department of commerce for Monday. Now, the first and second year M.Com exams will be held on May 14 and 15. However, the remaining papers scheduled from the next day (Tuesday) will be held as per the schedule, informed pro vice chancellor N S Umrani.

As per the officials, the Business Processes and Practices for first year andInternet and Web Designing for second year, under E Commerce has been postponed, in addition toDevelopmental Economics and Business (1st year) andInstitutional Framework of Commerce (2nd year) have also be postponed,under plain commerce.

First Published: May 08, 2018 16:30 IST