University Grants Commission has framed guidelines to strengthen students’ safety and security on campuses. Going by it, universities will soon have their own police stations for quick handling of crisis and preventing untoward incidents on campus.
UGC has said university police station can create a sense of security amongst students and scare amongst “nuisance makers and petty criminals”.
Reportedly the guidelines suggest adoption of some of the best practices implemented by campuses worldwide like the ‘Warn Me’ model developed by University of California, Berkley, helping in sending of emergency messages through Internet and mobiles.
It has also suggested short-distance escort services for students attending varsity organized evening concerts and other events.