The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections will be held on September 9. The much-awaited presidential debate will be held on September 7.
This year, the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections are scheduled to be conducted on the same day.
The nomination forms for the JNUSU polls will be issued on August 30. The candidates have two days to withdraw their names. “The final list of candidates will be made public on September 1,” officials said.
The present JNU students’ body has had a turbulent time in the last six months with the university being dragged in a debate on sedition after an event held on campus.
During the event, alleged anti-national slogans were raised following which three students, including the JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, were arrested. The students were recently granted bail by a Delhi court.
Unlike the DUSU elections, JNU has a system where the candidates give speech outlining their plans for the university and their stand on various issues.
“Presidential debate will be held on September 7. The next day will be a no-campaign day. Counting will start on the same day as polling but results will be declared on September 12,” officials said.
Dates to remember:
August 29: Display of tentative voters list
August 30: Issue of nomination forms
August 31: Filing of nomination
September 1: Withdrawal of nomination
September 1: Display of final list of candidates
September 7: Presidential debate
September 9: Polling
September 12: Declaration of results