The teaching and non-teaching staff residing on the University of Pune (UoP) campus will now be actively involved in the security measures taken up by the varsity. The UoP recently released a circular,asking the staff to volunteer for the mohalla committees that will patrol the campus every evening to control flow of people inside the campus.
The move comes less than a month after a security guard was killed inside the university. Apart from forming the mohalla committees,the varsity has appointed security expert Colonel Prabhu Desai who will look into security loopholes and suggest changes.
The university received the names of about 20 volunteers for the committees by Thursday,which was the last date for registration. Security officer Shivaji Kedari said,Close to 500 people,including teaching and non-teaching staff,reside on the campus. Till today,we have received the names of 20 people interested in becoming part of the mohalla committees.
In a meeting held by vice-chancellor Wasudev Gade on Wednesday,it was decided that high-tech machines will be installed inside the campus to keep a tab on people entering the campus.
We are strengthening security to bring it to the level available in central institutes and industries. We are aiming at technology-based solutions and have roped in security experts who would give us suggestions to beef up the security arrangements in the campus, said Gade.