West Bengal Govt Decides To Allow Students’ Union To Conduct Polls In Colleges

After placing scholar union polls on the preserve for over two years in all the schools and universities within the country, the West Bengal government has determined to permit the institutes to conduct elections each time they deem appropriate, kingdom minister Partha Chatterjee said. The Higher Education Department has already dispatched a letter to the vice-chancellors of 4 unitary universities – Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Rabindra Bharati University, and Diamond Harbour Women’s University – to conduct scholar union elections.

Unitary universities are varsities that act as a single unit without any affiliated college under it. “We have issued a notification to hold college students’ union elections inside the unitary universities. The polling agenda can be decided by using the college administration involved,” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee stated. “We will preserve elections in all the schools rapidly. We are waiting for clearance from the management and the police,” he said.

Enquired approximately the time for holding the elections, Chatterjee said it depends on when the clearance is given and truely no longer while examinations could be there. On Friday, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar called the circulate nice and stated that the country’s government needs to ensure college students union elections. Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), the scholars’ wing of the ruling TMC, and the Arts Faculty Students’ Union of Jadavpur University welcomed the government’s flow.


The college students of Jadavpur and Presidency universities had staged demonstrations in 2017 and 2018, stressful that the scholars’ union polls be held. In a bid to include campus violence in colleges and universities, the Mamata Banerjee government in June 2017 had mulled a concept to herald “apolitical college students councils” in preference to student unions with political affiliations in all the educational establishments across the kingdom.

Several instances of clashes among supporters of the TMCP and the Student Federation of India, the scholar wing of the CPI-M, have marred scholar-frame elections earlier than June 2017. Incidents of assault on teachers, professors, and principals of schools and colleges have also been mentioned from numerous country components within the last few years.

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