NLSIU Vice Chancellor R Venkata Rao said, "The decision was taken as a precautionary measure. The university decided to close for 10 days, so that the entire campus can be fumigated. The fumigation process has already started."
"We don't want to take any chances. When the university reopens, students will be asked to bring their medical certificate. We may further screen the students," said Rao.
The university decided to close in the wake of a Swine Flu death in its neighbourhood Nagarabhavi in Bangalore last week. The university will reopen on Aug 30.
Health officials said that a 16-year-old girl died of H1N1 virus in Bijapur district on Wednesday, Aug 26. The death toll in the state has gone up to 20.
The city on Thursday, Aug 27, reported 21 confirmed cases of Swine Flu.