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Ahead of new session, PU announces anti-ragging measures

chandigarh Updated: Jul 21, 2014 21:21 IST
HT Correspondent

With the new academic year all set to begin, PU announced a slew of anti-ragging measures on Monday to curb the menace on the campus. The heightened anti-ragging measures will remain in place at least till August 31.

PU has announced an increase in the patrolling of Police Control Room vehicles, both within and without the campus. It has also beefed up security in departments as well as hostels, for which additional security guards have been deployed. One additional security personnel would be assigned for night duty at each hostel.

Additionally, PU's anti-ragging squad has also been asked to remain vigilant and available on the campus at all times at least till August 31.

Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the university has been directed to ensure that all CCTVs on the campus are functional for constant surveillance. University authorities will also hold a meeting with student bodies, wardens and senior university officials and police officers enlist their assistance in preventing such incidents on the campus.

Dean, student welfare office will also conduct an awareness march and department of Indian theatre would hold plays on both PU campuses to sensitise students. The students and their parents will also have to give a written undertaken to refrain from such activities.

Various departments have been asked to hold an introductory sessions between seniors and freshers and have been directed to show movies with anti-ragging messages during these sessions.

Mobile numbers of the anti-ragging squad, as well as the mobile number of the Sector-11 station head officer, will be displayed on the notice boards of various departments.

The XEN/SDO (electricity) have also been directed to ensure that the proper lights are provided in the hostel corridors and streets lights on both campuses are functional.