Odisha govt cancels Student union elections 2019 in universities, degree colleges

Bhubaneswar: Odisha govt cancels Student union elections 2019 in universities and degree colleges coming under Higher Education Department.

In a notification issued today, Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra apprised about the department’s decision to all vice-chancellors of universities and principals of degree colleges

“In the larger interest of the students’ community, it has been decided by the State Government that Student Union Election shall not be conducted in State Universities and Degree Colleges, coming under the administrative control of Higher Education Department, in 2019,” the letter stated.

Instead of holding students’ union poll, the Higher Education department has decided for the nomination of students’ representatives to various bodies of universities/colleges.

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