The students union election at Magadh University will be conducted in the month of January, 2020. Although elections for other state universities have already been conducted such as at Patna University, MU has lagged behind.
The election is going to be held soon by Raj Bhawan, as per media reports.
The university remained virtually headless from several months since both the VC Prof Qamar Ahsan and Pro VC KN Paswan had been removed from their respective posts.
The VC was sacked after he refused to resign on the directions of the Chancellor’s office while the Pro VC officially resigns after being condemned for poor performance.
Defence Studies specialist, Rajendra Prasad joined the university at the end of September, and shortly after taking over, he faced issues related to admissions and examinations.
When officiating Registrar Sidnath Prasad Deen asked about why the union elections were not being conducted in this month, he said that once the fair and transparent PG admission exercise is completed, the process for student union elections will be conducted.
Perwez Alam, member of the state executive of the All India Students Federation said that direct elections for university student union office staff should be held because it is more democratic. The AISF official said that the university representative electing the central public officials is flawed and prone to malfeasance.
About one lakh students have enrolled in the constituent and affiliated colleges and the headquarter based PG department will be eligible to exercise its franchise in student union elections.