Indore: Only 18 colleges in city to witness student union polls

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:52 AM IST
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Indore: Only 18 educational institutions in city will witness student union elections, scheduled to be held in state after a gap of six years on October 30. The state government has permitted the polls only in government colleges, aided colleges and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) teaching departments in the city, while according to department of higher education (DHE) student council would be formed later in private colleges.

“Though the date for formation of student council has not been declared as yet, the DHE has clarified that student body will be formed at private colleges as well,” said Indore division additional director (higher education) Prof KN Chaturvedi.  He said that they as of now are gearing up to hold student union polls only in government and aided colleges and DAVV teaching departments.

“There are seven government and 10 aided colleges in the city. The university has as many as 27 teaching departments, but they will be considered as one unit for polls. In total, the polls will be held in 18 institutions,” Chaturvedi said.  The government colleges where elections will be held include Atal Behari Vajyapee Arts and Commerce College, Holkar Science College, Government Law College, New Science College, Sanskrit College, Old GDC and New GDC.

The aided colleges include PMB Gujarati Commerce College, Gujarati Science College, MKHS Gujarati Girls College, Gujarati Arts and Law College, Islamia Karimia College, Shri Cloth Market Girls College, Sugni Devi Girls College, Shri Krishna Sangeet College, Indore School of Social Works and Indore Christian College.

More girls to be  elected as CR

The number of girl class representatives will be more than boys due to high reservation to fairer sex. “The DHE has fixed 50 per cent quota for girl students in the student union polls. Besides, in four of the 18 institutions where elections are to be held are girls college so all CRs elected from there will be girls,” dean student welfare Dr LK Tripathi. As per DHE guidelines, all those classes will be eligible for quota where number of girl students is more than three.

Candidates must fill nomination form properly to avoid rejection

DHE officers on Monday said that candidates need to fill nomination forms completely else their candidature will be rejected. The video conferencing held on Monday was exclusively for student union elections. Additional directors, registrars and deans of student welfare were called in the conference. The DHE officials informed them that candidates need to completely fill nomination forms. “No column should be left blank in the forms else it will be rejected. In case, any question asked in the forms is invalid, the candidate needs to write not-applicable instead of leaving the question answered,” said DSW LK Tripathi. The DHE has convened meeting of ADs on Tuesday at Bhopal wherein various instructions regarding the student union polls would be given to them.

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