Jamshedpur : Kolhan university students’ union polls ended today evening at 4pm peacefully. The result would be declared on September 19.
“Development of infrastructure and promotion of academics is our poll plank. I have asked candidates to address problems of colleges and work for better atmosphere,” said a leader.
All the 22 candidates in fray from JCM in seven colleges of city have been motivated after the response amongst the student’s fraternity to the visit of our national president Amit Mahto. No senior leader of ABVP and NSUI have visited city for campaigning but our national president presence has motivated us,” said JCM district secretary Mohammed Sarfaraz.
In 2007, students’ elections were held in the college here, then part of the Ranchi University. Kolhan University runs 25 colleges that include 14 constituent and eight affiliated colleges and two minority colleges. The Jamshedpur Woman’s College is the lone autonomous college of the university.
The elections would be for the posts of president, vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary.
Undergraduate or postgraduate student registered with the varsity can contest the polls. Students having 75 per cent of attendance can fight the election. The maiden student’s body polls of constituent colleges of Kolhan University were held under strict security arrangements.
Voting was peaceful in all the seven constituent colleges of the city comprising Jamshedpur Cooperative College and Jamshedpur Cooperative Law College in Bistupur, Jamshedpur Workers’ College- Mango, ABM College – Golmuri, Graduate School College for Women- Sakchi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial College- Karandih) and Jamshedpur Women’s College, with no untoward incidents reported.
Though there were allegations of students distributing pamphlets outside college premises outside Jamshedpur Women’s College in the morning following which two women were handed over to the police for distributing pamphlets in favour of ABVP-supported candidates outside Jamshedpur Women’s College campus. However, the police could not locate the pamphlets and they were released later from the Bistupur police station in the afternoon.