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Colleges see increased turnout

After the large scale campaigning, results for the election of Panjab Universities student's council were declared in various city colleges amidst the rhythms of dhol's and slogans on Friday afternoon. The polling had started from 10am but the timings varied according to each college.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 07, 2012 22:33 IST
Eileen Singh

After the large scale campaigning, results for the election of Panjab Universities student's council were declared in various city colleges amidst the rhythms of dhol's and slogans on Friday afternoon. The polling had started from 10am but the timings varied according to each college.


The colleges have declared that there were a large number of voters who turned out to exercise their democratic right than expected. Comparing to the previous year, DAV witnessed more than 2,000 students whereas last year only 1,600 voters had turned out.

Principal BC Josan said, "There is a definite increase in the number of voters if we compare it to last year, and that might be because the students have decided to take active part in the elections and support their parties." Josan even went a step ahead and checked the Id-cards of the students and camped outside the college gates and supervised the checking.

In Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, principal JS Raghu said, "Last year there was around 45% voting but this year there is almost 65% which I think is a very big increase and students have come out and voted which shows they are taking active participation in building a student's council that is being constituted for them."

In Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26 the college authorities closed the gates of the college and then announced the result. The gate keeper said, "The students are dancing and shouting and they might create a ruckus so the authorities chose to shut the gates."

The results in various city colleges are as under:

Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26

KCSU, NSUI and SOI
President: Satinder Singh Pabla
Vice-president: Sanjeet Singh
Secretary: Mandeep Singh
Joint secretary: Tanu Singh

Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26

President: Harsharandeep Kaur Dhillon
Vice President: Divya
Secretary: Sheeba
Joint Secretary: Monika


DAV College, Sector 10

PUSU and NSUI
President: Chatan Narang was elected by a margin of 304 votes
Vice-president: Shubham Sachdeva, un-opposed
Secretary: Kapish Chauhan of HSA and HIMSU
Joint secretary: Pushwinder Kaur, Un-opposed


MCM DAV, Sector 36

President: Parul Singh, an independent candidate was elected by a margin of 156 votes

SD College, Sector 32

The college elected a panel of students from SD College Hostel Union

President: Gurekbal Singh
Vice-president: Simarjot Kaur
Secretary: Anuj Garg
Joint secretary Sagar Bahuguna

Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42

The college unanimously decided on electing the student's council from various parties

President: Ansh Grover,
Vice-president: Rahul Mallik
Secretary: Jyoti Sharma
Joint secretary: Puneet Sharma


Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11

PUSU and SOI
President: Gurvinder Brar
Vice President: Payal Goswami won un-opposed
Secretary: Sunil Sharma
Joint secretary: Teghbeer Kaur Gill won un-opposed

Government College (co-educational), Sector 46

NSUI
President: Deepak Kumar
Vice-president: Inderpal Singh
Secretary: Neelgagan
Joint secretary: Paramjit Singh