Personally Supervising Safety in BU: V-C

Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda has said that he himself is supervising the security measures on the Jnana Bharathi campus on a dail

Published: 16th December 2013 01:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2013 01:01 PM   |  A+A-

Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda has said that he himself is supervising the security measures on the Jnana Bharathi campus on a daily basis.

 However, he admitted that there have been delays in installing sufficient lighting and surveillance cameras on the campus.

The university had initiated a slew of security measures in October last year, including setting up lighting and CCTV facilities.

The biggest problem is voltage fluctuation, due to which most streetlights often go out, Prof Gowda told Express.“We have installed lights at key places on the campus. In the darker areas, I have asked the university engineer to take steps without waiting for anybody’s approval,” he said.

An amount of `3 crore was set aside to improve campus security measures in March this year and a lion’s share of this amount was allotted to the installation of CCTV cameras.

Prof Gowda said the process has been delayed because the authorities want to network the entire campus through optical fibre cables.

He also said he goes on daily security checks around the campus after hours.

“We have also appointed an assistant registrar as the campus in-charge.

The campus’ compound wall has been built completely and police patrolling has been increased,” Prof Gowda  said.

He added that all vehicles coming into the campus are checked near the administrative office. 

Chargesheet Filed

Meanwhile,  Jnana Bharathi Police have filed a chagesheet in the Fast-Track Court against Raju (21), the eighth accused in the gang-rape of a student of National Law School of India University.

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