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2 officials to be deputed at hostels every night

Days after a Panjab University student alleged that he was ragged by his seniors,Vice-Chancellor Professor R C Sobti announced on Thursday that in addition to hostel wardens...

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 6, 2010 12:22:17 am

Days after a Panjab University student alleged that he was ragged by his seniors,Vice-Chancellor Professor R C Sobti announced on Thursday that in addition to hostel wardens,a faculty member and another hostel official would be deputed in hostels during night hours.

To be implemented with immediate effect across all university hostels,the order is aimed at maintaining law and order on campus till the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council elections are over.

A meeting of the wardens of Panjab University hostels was convened in the office of the vice-chancellor this morning.

Addressing the meeting,Professor Sobti said: “The wardens should sensitise all hostel inmates about their duties,responsibilities and rights in order to make them realise the dangerous implications of ragging.”

The vice-chancellor also instructed the wardens to make all necessary arrangements for the security of hostel residents.

Dean Students’ Welfare Professor Naval Kishore,meanwhile,assured the wardens that the university would extend all possible help to maintain discipline in hostels.

Accompanied by Deputy Superintendent of Chandigarh Police Jagbir Singh,the V-C and Kishore also visited the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) today.

Addressing UICET students,Sobti warned: “If students deliberately violate discipline and law of the land,and engage ragging and anti-social behaviour,strict disciplinary action will be invoked against them in accordance with legal provisions.”

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