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Amidst infrastructural issues present in various colleges, a fan fell from the ceiling over a student causing an injury on her head at Laxmibai College. Read to find out more.


On 22 April, 2022, a fan fell from the ceiling of Laxmibai College, University of Delhi, causing injury to the student sitting beneath it. The principal of the college, Pratyush Vatsala, informed that the student faced minor injuries and nothing serious or major. This accident caused the student a minor injury on her head. According to her, as soon as this accident took place, the student was given immediate first aid and her parents were immediately called to the college. Soon after, parents, along with some college officials took the student to hospital and as informed by the principal, she is doing fine. 


Reportedly, the exasperated students started questioning the college infrastructure after the accident. They also claimed that there is inadequate availability of drinking water and the washrooms are quite unhygienic. Further, the Principal added that the primary reason that caused the accident is unknown. She claimed that the maintenance committee of the college too did not find any faults in the functioning of the fan. According to her, both the teachers and the students who were present in the room during the accident did not hear any noise or faced any other disturbance from the fan. However, reportedly, she has asked the concerned authority to check all the fans in the college. 


This is not the only college under DU facing infrastructural issues. Kalindi College, DU, has major infrastructural problems. From poor desks and peeled walls to serious hygiene issues in regard to washrooms and drinking water, these colleges need immediate attention to improve their infrastructure. 


In Conversation with a student from Laxmibai College, informed DU Beat that the college has not yet disclosed the details or any updates in regard to the accident. All that the students are aware of is the fact that the students of the college are safe and there has not been any major accident. 


Besides this, both the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have submitted a few maintenance issues present in the college. In response to this, reportedly, the college has asked for the details of these issues which would assist the former in order to solve them. 


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