Calcutta University announces dates for students union elections

The University of Calcutta on Friday announced the date for the college union elections, scheduled to be held in January 2017.
Calcutta University
India TV Politics Desk Kolkata December 23, 2016 14:27 IST

The University of Calcutta on Friday announced the date for the college union elections, scheduled to be held in January 2017.

The polls will take place on January 19 for all 20 colleges within the Howrah district. Colleges in Hooghly district, with seven colleges, and South 24-Paraganas district, with 30 colleges, will have elections on January 31. Kolkata, with the highest concentration at 65 colleges, will vote on January 27, 28, 30 and 31.

The decision in this regard was taken on Thursday at a meeting with stake holders. 

“The dates for voting for individual colleges will be declared in the coming week,” Debashis Biswas, inspector of colleges (IoC), said, adding that colleges where classes take place in different time shifts or batches will vote on more than one day. 

 

“Colleges will be divided into different zones after discussing with the local administration and police,” Biswas said.

The last college union elections were held in January 2015.  The student wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress won over 90 per cent of the seats in the students’ union elections of Calcutta University.

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