The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has dismissed claims that there are poor security controls on its campuses.

Students at the university embarked on a march on Monday over safety concerns after one of their own was stabbed.

Classes have been suspended until Thursday.

Sandile Ndlovu, a student at the institution, is receiving treatment in hospital after being stabbed.

The university says millions have been invested to ensure the safety of students and staff.