NEW DELHI: Following the recent surge in incidents of vandalism and hooliganism by student groups, the Delhi University (DU) has decided to install CCTV cameras across its North and South campuses. These, officials hope, will check anti-social elements involved in theft, snatching, and crime against women such as molestation, groping, eve-teasing and other related activities.
An eight-member committee headed by the proctor has been working on the plan since the last three months. They have mapped and identified the locations where the cameras are to be installed. The budget earmarked for the project is `16 crore. The installation at the respective colleges would be overlooked by
The Delhi University (DU) has decided to install CCTV cameras across its North and South campuses “To maintain safety of both students and teachers, the varsity is working on the project. Some departments have already installed cameras but we are upgrading it with the new technology and will install more across the campus. The university has also involved the engineering section in the process,” said Rajesh Tandon, dean of students’ welfare.
“We are also seeking advice from experts and have sought feedback from the students on where the cameras are most needed,” he added.
The university will install the latest model of CCTV cameras with wide angle and long distance coverage, night vision mode with audio recording facility. The cameras will be installed in all the departments, hostels, lanes, vice-chancellor’s office, and other student-active areas.
“More than 60 per cent of outsiders enter DU as it is the sole open campus in the capital city. Such initiatives will curb criminal elements from accessing the varsity,” said a DU student.
Despite repeated attempts, the proctor was unavailable for comments.