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Day after fire in admin block, Panjab University clarifies exams as scheduled

Panjab University controller of examinations has requested has the students to ignore rumours and focus on their studies.

punjab Updated: May 15, 2017 12:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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A portion of the Panjab University administrative building caught fire early Sunday morning.(Sikander Singh/HT)

A day after a fire at its administrative block, Panjab University on Monday clarified that the semester exams will continue as scheduled.

“The ongoing PU semester exams will continue as per schedule. Some mischievous elements are spreading rumours of postponement (due to the fire),” said Parvinder Singh, controller of examinations.

“Students are requested to ignore rumours and focus on their studies,” he said.

Read More | Fire at Panjab University administrative block, records gutted

Staff sent back

The university sent back its non-teaching employees due to safety assessment of the administrative block.

There are 4,000 non- teaching employees at PU.

PU registrar Col GS Chadha (retd) said employees will be called when required. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) team visited the university again to collect samples from the fire site.

The administrative block still smells of smoke.

First Published: May 15, 2017 12:50 IST