Allahabad University ends the 96-year-old tradition of Student's Union that gave three PMs

  • | Tuesday | 2nd July, 2019

As a result there will be no direct elections in the Academic year 2019-20 in the University and its affiliated colleges.

Allahabad University, one of the oldest Indian university has changed its 96-year-old tradition of Student Union. In its major decision, the University administration has replaced Student`s Union with Students` Council that will not have direct elections.

 Till now direct elections were held for the university`s political body Student`s Union where all the students of the university chose their representative for various posts of  Student Union. But as per the new decision, the indirect election will be held where students will elect class representatives who will then elect members for the newly formed body `Student`s council`.

The university issued a notification saying, “Pursuant to the Academic council resolution number 10/36, with effect from the session 2019-20, there would be student council in place of students’ union.”


The move comes with a view to follow the recommendations of the Lyngdoh committee for university elections reform. “Sections 6.1.2 and 6.2.1 of the Lyngdoh committee report clearly recommend that only universities with a small campus and fewer students, like JNU and Hyderabad University, should be allowed to form their student unions via direct elections,” university public relations officer Dr Chitranjan to The Print


As a result there will be no direct elections in the Academic year 2019-20 in the University and its affiliated colleges.


Significance of the Students` Union

Allahabad University`s Student Union has given some of the very popular leaders of Indian politics. Three former Indian Prime Ministers Guzlarilal Nanda, V.P. Singh and Chandrashekhar honed their political skills in the university`s union. Allahabad University`s student union has also been significant part of state level politics .

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