How are your students' union elections conducted?
Have first-hand experience of college or university students' union elections? Share your experiences in this forum thread.
The college/school students' union elections are encouraged by the management so that the needs of the students are addressed and also to encourage them to gain knowledge in Indian polity and public administration. Some managements ensure that the elections are unanimous for smooth functioning of their administration. Where as certain institutions are prone to external politics and the contestants would be having political affiliations which we could witness from the proceedings in universities like JNU, Delhi and Central University, Hyderabad. Such election resemble like elections to the Assembly or Lok Sabha.
We use to elect our College President nd the other members based on secret ballot method. On the day of the election there would be an assembly of the students and the Principal and Lecturers would be attending that. A topic would be given to the contestants for the post of President and they have to deliver a talk on the subject for not more than 10 minutes. The way in which the candidate deals with the topic would sometimes changes his fate in the election. It followed the lines of the US Presidential elections.
Can you share your experiences on this issue during your course of study?