first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University has decided to recruit female guards for strengthening security on the campus.The decision was taken at a meeting in the university on Monday afternoon involving 36 stakeholders and senior administrative officials including Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and Registrar Snehamanju Basu “The male security guards have often complained of facing difficulties while handling women related issues and have avoided doing the same. Checking of women is a sensitive issue. Hence, we have decided to recruit women security guards. V-C has already given me the consent,” the Registrar said. The university is hopeful that this move will be able to prevent outsiders’ entry into the varsity campus in a more effective manner. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Often a group of young people who enter the campus have women in their team. The male guards are unable to check them properly, “a senior official of the varsity pointed out. The varsity will not allow any outsider and if somebody is caught strong action will be taken as per law of the university. The varsity has also identified certain spots inside the campus where there have been instances of nuisance activities and will be stepping up vigil in these areas. “The higher officials will conduct surprise visits inside the campus, particularly in the evenings and at nights to keep an eye on the activities on the campus,” the registrar added. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe meeting also stressed on proper implementation of security guidelines which were introduced a year ago. “We have sought opinion of the stakeholders on the basis of which we will come up with a new directive on security,” the official said. The departmental heads will be conducting students’ counselling and awareness highlighting certain measures that need to be followed inside the university campus. “The working pattern of the women security staff will be finalised in consultation with senior security guards deployed on the campus,” the official added.last_img read more