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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

Student parties at Panjab University set up desks to assist students in admissions

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, June 26, 2014
First Published: 10:02 IST(26/6/2014) | Last Updated: 10:06 IST(26/6/2014)

In a bid to attract maximum fresh students, various student parties at Panjab University have set up help desks for admissions outside administrative block on the university campus.

To attract maximum footfall, nearly 10 help desks have been put up by various student parties. The authorities have made adequate security arrangements in and around the compound of help desks to avoid traffic chaos and any untoward incident. The CCTVs have also been installed to monitor the activities at the compound.

“All student groups have been allotted spaces for tents and arrangements have been made to avoid traffic chaos around the compound. Traffic marshals and police personnel have been deployed to avoid any unpleasant occurrence,” chief security officer of the university Jatinder Grover said.

The university has deployed seven security guards with a security official and police have also stationed a team of police personnel at the venue. “We have taken undertaking from each party. If any untoward incident occurs, the person who has given undertaking will be responsible on behalf of the entire group,” Grover said and added that students were allowed to sit there between 9 am and 5 pm.

The first day of help desks though was lean as not many students came to seek help from the student groups. Marshals also had a tough time in managing the traffic around the administrative block due to heavy rush.

“Results of undergraduate courses are yet to be announced. Footfall at help desks will go up in coming days,” Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) president Chandan Rana replied to a query on measured response on the first day.

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