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DU plans CCTV network for North, South campus

Published : Aug 13, 2017, 3:57 am IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2017, 3:58 am IST

Cameras will be installed in all the departments of the varsity, hostels, lanes and the V-C’s office.

Delhi University (Photo: Asian Age)
 Delhi University (Photo: Asian Age)

New Delhi: After few prominent colleges of Delhi University installed CCTV cameras on their campus premises, the varsity has now decided to install CCTV cameras across its North and South campuses following recent activities of vandalism by some student groups.

According to a varsity official, a committee has been working on the plan for the past three months. “Through this, security official can also keep a vigilant eye over anti-social elements, nefarious activities such as molestation, groping, eve teasing and several other incidents,” the official said.

These CCTV cameras are equipped with latest technology with wide angle and long distance coverage, and essential night vision mode with audio recording facilities as well. The digital cameras will be installed in all the departments of the varsity, hostels, lanes, vice- chancellor’s office and other areas, and prominent areas of students’ hangouts inside the campus. 

“We are also seeking advice from experts and have sought feedback from the students on where the cameras are most needed,” he added. “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 Rishab Kumar, a student of Hansraj College. 

Nearly 20 colleges out of 84 colleges have already installed CCTV cameras, most prominent colleges like St Stephens, Hindu college, Hansraj College, Kirori Mal college, Miranda House college, Sri Venkateswara, Lady Shri Ram (LSR). “There are over 40 cameras in South Campus. Plans are to double the numbers,” the official said. 

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