Kolkata, Apr 16 (PTI) The Calcutta University has chosen a slum in the city for community development support, Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said today.

As part of the plan of the institution to undertake community service in its neighbourhood area, a slum has been chosen, the VC told a press meet here.

“We have selected a slum which will be getting some support from us – support for the education, health awareness, medical, garments for the dwellers,” she said.

Banerjee said the university will also arrange excursion activities of the young slum dwellers.

To a question about some recent allegations of ragging in the university hostels, the VC said, instances of ragging were matters of concern in recent times.

“We have decided to appoint full time superintendents for hostels who will be staying 24 hours at the hostels and we will be paying them a consolidated amount,” she said.

Presently the hostels have part-time superintendents.

The VC said there will be a separate hostel for first year students.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.