After the gap of three years Delhi University is planning to hold student Elections this year. After the pandemic induced lockdowns and change in education pattern, the University has continued to have the same student body since 2019. The officials of the University have also confirmed that the Union Elections of the Students will be held in September- October this year after the new admissions process are completed. The elections were last held in 2019. The students groups have demanded the resumption of the election exercise as many elected representatives have already left the colleges after their final years are completed.
According to the DU registrar Vikas Gupta, the DUSU elections will be held after the new batch is admitted this year. After the introduction of Common University Entrance Test (CUET) the admission process last year got delayed, so we are planning to start this session on time. It is most likely that the student Elections will be conducted in September-October, Gupta added.
“We are happy that the Elections are taking place this time, the students specially the newcomers will learn about their rights to vote and to raise their issues,” said Akshit Dahiya, current president of DUSU. The Elections will also put an end to the complications that three years of inactivity had raised, he added.
Meanwhile, students of various colleges of Delhi University has welcomed it “ I am confident that the new Union will work for the betterment of our college, feels Sakshi, a student of BA program. The students that got admission in 2022 last year, mainly faced issues related to subjects and fees, they are hopeful that the new elected body will look after their affairs now.
The Delhi University Student Union is the main body of the students from various colleges of Delhi University. Around 1 lakh students vote in the Elections and it is a platform for budding politicians. The candidates from ABVP and NSUI will also be finalized soon. The representative from Bhim Army Student Federation(BASF) will also conduct elections this time. So this year the student will get a new candidate to support.