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Swarna Jaswanth had taken admission in the Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology near Bengaluru’s Football Stadium Complex. The institute was run by Manduda Educational Trust through its chairman M.M. Kairappa.
During the first academic year, Swarna secured first class. The next year, the college shifted its students to another building located at Kasaba Hobli while it was still under construction. Swarna’s parents objected, but the institute claimed that all precautionary measures had been taken, and that construction would be completed soon. In November 2011, the institute declared a vacation to complete construction.
Swarna attended classes regularly when they resumed on December 5, 2011. On December 14, 2011, during the recess she went along with her friends to the canteen on