MYMENSINGH: Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) is working to take initiatives to bring the campus under strict surveillance by using Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. 325 CC cameras have been purchased from the revenue budget to ensure the safety of teachers and students and to create an environment of accountability to avoid any untoward incident and to ensure round-the-clock security of the campus.
Intimacy Computer and Solutions, a contractor company, has already started installing the Hick Vision cameras purchased at a cost of taka 48 lakh 78 thousand. These IP-based cameras will be installed at various important points of the university including old and under-construction administrative buildings, each department, central library and students’ residential halls.
Anupom Sarker, postgraduate student of Public Administration and Governance Studies, said, the overall security system will be significantly enhanced as soon as CCTV covers the campus. The perpetrator will be identified quickly if any crime is committed.
Vice-Chancellor of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University Professor Dr Soumitra Shekhar said, ‘We want to transform the campus into a modern one by making maximum use of technology. These newly installed CCTV Surveillance System will play an effective role to protect social misdeeds and maintain congenial academic atmosphere in the campus. Gradually the number of cameras will increase.