The hostel advisory committee of Mangalore University has recommended stepping up security on the campus in the wake of the gang-rape of a medical student in Manipal on June 21.

The committee, which met on Tuesday, suggested deploying more security persons on a stretch between the library building and two women’s hostels. The library remains open till 8 p.m.

Vice-Chancellor T. C. Shivashankara Murthy said that since deploying more security persons involved financial implications, the syndicate, the highest decision-making body of the university, would have to approve the additional expenditure.

Prof. Murthy said the Konaje Gram Panchayat had offered to install a high mast lamp on a field between the library and the hostels. It would be ready by week-end.

The advisory committee has also recommended installing CCTV cameras around library, science block, humanities and management block, he said.

All the recommendations of the committee would be placed before the syndicate next month.

He said the university had asked women research scholars to inform the heads of the departments if they were staying in the laboratories after 6 p.m. They had been allowed to use the laboratory facilities up to 8 p.m.

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