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The wall near the main entrance of MU’s Kalina campus is broken in several places
Security concerns at the Mumbai University’s Kalina campus have again come to fore with students and faculty members pointing at the lack of a proper compound wall. The campus, spread over 253 acres, currently has missing compound walls, with certain places secured only with barbed wires, insufficient security personnel and CCTVs. Students and some faculty members recently took up the issue with the university administration, saying that immediate action is needed as the campus is becoming a hotspot for anti-social elements.
The problem is not a new one as the university’s security department had, in 2013, written to the vice-chancellor, senate members and other officials about it. Currently, the wall from the main gate of the campus to the Rajiv Gandhi building is completely missing while the other side is secured only with barbed wires. The compound wall is missing in some other places too.