JAJPUR:The students union election in NC Autonomous College in Jajpur town and Vyas Nagar Autonomous college at Jajpur Road was cancelled on Friday in the wake of students’ violence.
The NC college had to be closed sine die after some students protested the decision of not holding election by the teachers’ council. Apprehending tension on the campus, the college authorities asked boarders to vacate the hostels. Police force was deployed to prevent any untoward incident.
Students have been demanding transfer of the principal for the last several days and on Friday, they locked the college main gate and did not allow authorities to publish notification for the students’ union election.
The Vyas Nagar Autonomous college was also closed sine die and students asked to vacate hostels. In wake of clash between two groups of students, the election was called off but this did not go down well with some students who stated that cancellation of election amounted to abrogation of students’ democratic rights.In other colleges of the district, filing of nominations will be done on Saturday.
Campuses charged up
Sambalpur: With students’ union election scheduled on September 23, the atmosphere in Gangadhar Meher University (GMU) and Sambalpur University (SU) besides colleges under SU is charged up. Aspirants are leaving no stone unturned to capture students’ votes.
At GMU, all eyes are on the selection of functionaries. Here, seven students from each of the 17 departments are shortlisted by university authorities for contesting 22 posts. While five students are selected based on their academic performance, two students are chosen for their performance in extra-curricular activities.
The students, in turn, form the ‘electoral college’ and cast their votes to select candidates for the 22 posts. Those shortlisted on basis of extra-curricular activities cannot contest for the post of president, vice-president, general secretary and assistant general secretary.