Twenty-five girl students had taken ill after consuming sweets on the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay campus in suburban Powai here, officials said.
They were promptly provided medical treatment at the hospital in the premier institute’s campus and discharged, an IIT-B public relations officer said.
The students of H-10 Hostel on the campus complained of giddiness after eating sweets following which they were rushed to the hospital, an official said.
He said samples of the sweets they consumed had been sent for laboratory analysis, adding that the cause of the food poisoning is yet to be ascertained.
A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation team visited the IIT-B campus after the incident and carried out an inspection of the mess where the sweets were prepared.
with inputs from news agencies.