"The entry of boys and girls in the common rooms of the hostels and vice-versa has also been allowed earlier this month. However, we have deputed two patrolling vans using which security personnel roam around the campus during night hours to ensure there is no untoward incident. "Girls can also call these vans like they can call any PCR in case of emergency," he added.
Chaturvedi, who took charge of the top post in December last year, has also given a go ahead for opening of the library during night hours when the examinations are round the corner.
"The library will now be open 24 X 7 a week before the examination and during the entire duration of exams," he added.
Girls in Delhi have been protesting against different rules and curfew timings for them than boys hostels. Union Child and Women Development Minister Maneka Gandhi had recently advocated curfews at hostels for school and college students -- both boys and girls -- to protect them from their "own hormonal outbursts". The statement had drawn critical response from students who had also staged protests outside the Ministry.
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