Published: 16th February 2020
100-year-old Mysore University to have 700 CCTV cameras on 739-acre campus
Though some locations of the campus were already under camera surveillance, they were said to be inadequate considering the size of the campus and new facilities that have come up
The century-old University of Mysore (UoM) has taken up the task of securing its 739-acre sprawling Manasagangotri campus by installing 700 high-definition closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs).
The entire campus would soon be under camera surveillance as the work to put in cameras has already began.
Though some locations of the campus were already under camera surveillance, they were said to be inadequate considering the size of the campus and new facilities that have come up.
Despite having private security for guarding its properties and patrol teams going around the campus in the night, the University authorities felt the need for camera surveillance and set up a control room with dedicated staff for monitoring the camera footage.
Vice-Chancellor G Hemanth Kumar said that the camera surveillance was proposed for keeping the campus safe.
''The places where the cameras have to be installed had been identified and the agency installing the cameras. In less than one or two months, the installation work will be completed,'' he further said.
Prof Kumar stated the footage retrieved from the cameras would be monitored round-the-clock by the staff appointed for the purpose.
''This will keep the campus protected from any untoward incidents'', he added.