Presidency to hold electionMarch 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Two years after being upgraded from a college, the Presidency University will hold student elections for the first time in September, it was announced here Monday.
Vice-chancellor Malabika Sarkar said the modalities for the election had been worked out after discussions with students and on the basis of the J.M. Lyngdoh Commission recommendations.
“No party will put up any candidate. But the students can have allegiance to any political party,” Sarkar said.
The students have welcomed the announcement.
Originally called Hindu College, it was renamed Presidency College in 1855 and was upgraded to a university in 2010.
The college’s alumni include Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Satyajit Ray, Jyoti Basu and scientist Satyendranath Bose.
India’s first president, Rajendra Prasad, and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee have also studied in the college.
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