Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) has stepped in to help outstation female students find accommodation. From this week, DUSU will organise a survey through which they will check all paying guest accommodations in and around north campus.
For most outstation female students finding a secure and comfortable accommodation is an uphill task. Not everyone is lucky enough to find accommodation in the college hostels, which are the safest haven for female students. So the only viable options left are a slew of PG accommodations spread in and around the Delhi University's north campus.
DUSU has formed a committee of 12-16 students who will work with the help of Delhi Police and visit different private hostels and PG accommodations and check if they are safe for female students.
DUSU president Amrita Bahri said, “We want to ensure that the place where female students stay are absolutely safe. Through the survey we will check if the place is good enough for students. We will also see if these PGs ever had a bad record and if there were any prior complaints against the landlord or the people in the area from students who used to stay here. We will take the help of the police to carry out our survey.”
Bahri said the student union would then make a list of good and safe PG accommodations and also the ones that have had a past.
The detailed list will be then given to the Vice Chancellor who will further relay this to the freshers through official channels.
The survey will be completed in a period of eight to nine days. It will be based on parameters like the kind of locality the PG situated in, the reputation of the landlord, etc. “We will also check, with the help of the police, whether the landlord had had a criminal record or complaints registered against him with the police,” she added.
The student union president said they would also help any female student who approaches them to find accommodations in and around the campus. The list will be ready by the end of July, she added.