All set for Students’ Union polls in pvt colleges

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Nov 2017 11:24:50


Staff Reporter,

Nomination form submitted, electoral campaign in private colleges today

The second phase of Students’ Union polls conducted by Department of Higher Education (DHE) in private colleges is getting lukewarm response from contestant. Saturday was the last day of submitting nomination form but many colleges did not witness Class Representative (CR) contestant.

According to DHE, election officers of colleges where there is no contestant will select CR based on the merit list and nomination. Students will take out electoral campaign in their campus on Sunday. Selection of CR and voting for the students council members including President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary will be held on Monday. Result of the election will be declared on the same day and oath taking ceremony of winner candidates will also be organised on the same day. DHE has assigned duty of dozens of professors in two colleges which put them in dilemma. Professors are worried about their duty as they are facing difficulty in conducting elections in two colleges together.

Along with the preparation of Students’ Union polls in private colleges, controversy is also rolling about the existence of many private colleges. When professors having assigned their duty tried to visit the colleges, they did not find any college building or classroom. Many private colleges in city are allegedly running only on papers. Students are admitted to the colleges, fee is being submitted on monthly basis but there is no building, no ground and no classroom. A complaint regarding issue has been filed with DHE and officials said to enquire the matter.
Registrar of Barkatullah University has chaired a meeting with colleges directors and education officials assigned their duty in election. The university registrar has also prepared list of sensitive centres. There will be tight security of police officials at sensitive centres. The university has written letter to the nearby police station, district collectors and other officials for providing security in colleges.

DHE said duty of officers assigned in first round of election in government colleges will remain same in the second round. A control room has been also set up in all divisions to conduct the election in a transparent way. Private colleges are also asked to send the detailed report of election after declaring the result to Concern University. Electoral Code of conduct has been enforced in all private colleges across state. About 700 private colleges running traditional courses and 400 B.Ed colleges will elect class representatives and four members of the college level student council.

According to sources, IPER College has suspended a college faculty for two days due to irregularities in student union poll. Faculty Ravi Raj was allegedly threatening a student for not submitting his election nomination. NSUI opposed the action of RavRaj and college management suspended him for two days.