Kolhan University Students’ Union election to be held in August


    Jamshedpur : Kolhan University has again postponed holding college election in August this year.

    The elections would be for the posts of president, vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary.

    Any undergraduate or postgraduate student registered with the varsity can contest the polls. Students having 75 per cent of attendance can fight the election.

    The dates of the election will be finalized. The news of a possible students body being elected has already sent a ripple of excitement among students, who sources claimed had already started listing out problems that needed immediate attention.

    The last student outfit poll was held in 2007 under Ranchi University.Students unions like the All Jharkhand Students’ Union (Ajsu) and the Jharkhand\ Chhatra Vikas Morcha (JCVM) are gearing up to discuss the strategies for election campaign.

    Kolhan University, which came into being in 2009, never conducted a students’ union election. Though former vice chancellors tried their best to conduct the polls on demand of various students’ bodies in the districts, the mode of election could not be decided.

    The last election that Kolhan colleges had witnessed was in 2007 when they were a part of Ranchi University.
    Students’ bodies of Jamshedpur are of the opinion that there is hardly anyone interested in varsity politics these days.

    Though students outfits like Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Jharkhand Chhatra Morcha (JCM) and others have organised massive membership campaigns recently, their members say that there are few students who understand union politics in the state.

    Officials added that on at least 15 such occasions in this year alone, several KU authorities and principals of many constituent colleges, had to face embarrassment owing to the irresponsible conduct of the student leaders.

    The student polls at the varsity were initially scheduled for 2012 but got delayed for a year owing to a number of reasons.

    “The college elections will be held in accordance with the guidelines of the J M Lyngdoh Committee,” said KU official.The constituent college principals have been asked to submit voters’ list subsequent to which election dates, structure and mechanism for holding free and fair elections will be announced.

    The candidates appearing for the college-level election must be an undergraduate and 22 years of age while those contesting at the university-level must be a student of postgraduation and 25 years of age.


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