A student cabinet to enhance leadership skills

Published: 18th July 2013 11:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2013 11:10 AM   |  A+A-

The fourth student cabinet installation programme was held at the MOP Vaishnav College for Women on Wednesday.

MOP is among the first few colleges in the country to have introduced the student cabinet which has a representative body working in a parliamentary set up.

The 26 members of the student cabinet, elected on the basis of voting system, were officially assigned their roles at the installation programme by R Thandavan, Vice-Chancellor of Madras University, who was the chief guest.

The cabinet has nearly 11 ministries and each ministry is assigned a minister and deputy minister.

Sharing her agenda for the year, Aprajita Ghildiyal, the elected student prime minister, said: “It is a huge responsibility to coordinate with all other ministries and execute tasks. But this is a platform to learn and manage. Since we have all the departments involved, the learning is also diverse. We have included a new Ministry for innovation this year, so we can expect a lot of innovations happening in and around the campus. The cabinet helps us to be socially conscious citizens and that will surely reflect in our events this year.”

Principal Nirmala Prasad, who also acts as a president of the student cabinet said, “The ‘Student to Student’ mode of communication has more acceptance than ‘Teacher to Student’. This cabinet helps in uniting the whole student community into one and also helps in inculcating leadership skills in them. The students learn good governance in such a scenario, which, in turn, will help them to get into politics too.”

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