GCG finds answer in CCTV cameras to keep tab on students

  • Mehak Jain, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2014 11:50 IST

After several private educational institutions took to installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on their premises, the authorities at Government College for Girls have also planned to install CCTV cameras to keep a close watch on the activities of student during college hours.

Despite numerous warnings in the past, students continue to overuse cell phones while in classrooms or roaming on the college premises after skipping classes. Surprisingly, some of the girls were caught red-handed while trying to flee and skip classes in the past.

Since, the issue has overgrown in the past the college administration has decided to place secret cameras at different locations of the college premises.

Gurvinder Kaur, principal of Government College for Girls, said, “A few girls were caught fleeing from college premises by giving petty cash to the gatekeeper. So, cameras will help maintain the decorum. Although there is a total ban on use of cell phones, students don’t care about the instructions.”

This will not only restrict them from using mobile phones, but will assist us to keep a check on the fights among rival groups. Even the girls, who bunk classes and spend leisure time in canteen or talking on phones in parking areas will be trapped red-handed.

CCTV cameras will be installed at strategic points of the college, like main gates, parking area, canteen, halls, and even in staff rooms. “We are in the process of installing CCTV at four different locations on the premises. If it works, later more CCTVs will be set up to keep a check on different activities during exams,” she said.

This installation will be completed before the start of new session as per claims of the college authorities.

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