The newly elected panel of Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) will take oath at Panjab University around 4 pm on Wednesday. The election for executive members will be held before the oath taking ceremony. The candidates of PUSU, National Students Union of India (NSUI Students Front), a breakaway group of the Congress students’ body NSO, and Himachal Students Association (HSA) had won all four seats of President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary, in the recently concluded PU elections last week.
PUSU has made a comeback after a gap of three years.
Nishant Kaushal, who won the post of President with a margin of 318 votes, defeating his closest rival Piyush Anand of Students Organisation of India (SOI) who got 2318 votes. The NSUI presidential candidate, Siya Minocha got 2,074 votes.
“Senate representation will be done so that the students also have a say in the matters of the University. Especially when it comes to issues like fee hike etc. As an elected student representatives, we need to have a say in the matters related to examination fee hike and fee hike in general. As these issues concern the students making it hard for them to cope up with such steep rise in tuition and examination fees,” said the newly elected President Nishant Kaushal.
Avneet Kaur, a student of the Department of Law, who won the post of vice president with 3,296 votes said, “I will work for transparency in the allotment of girls hostel which is the need of the hour as there are too many complications in the university’s procedure to provide a hostel.”
Ashiq Mohammad from UIAMS, who narrowly won the closely fought seat of secretary with 3,381 votes, said,“My priority will be that there should be a neat and clean campus. Secondly, the food in hostels need to be more hygienic. Hostel food is a big problem and needs due attention of the authorities. I will work to improve the condition of food as a priority.”
Amit Kaushik won the seat of Joint Secretary with 3,576 votes as against 2,819 by Manvi Gandhi of ABVP.
“First and foremost, a special team should be constituted to understand the requirements of the companies coming in for placements following which we will organise various personality based programmes and training initiatives for students so that they are fully prepared during the interview,” said Amit Kaushik of UIET.
“The nominations for the executive elections will be filled up by 1 pm on Wednesday. After the nominations are finalised, the department representatives will poll for the executive members,” said Dean of Student Welfare, Navdeep Goyal.