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More colleges to end students union polls

india Updated: Jul 01, 2006 00:02 IST

AFTER ISLAMIA and Mumtaz Degree Colleges doing away with students union election, several other minority colleges affiliated to the Lucknow University (LU), including Shia PG College and Lucknow Christian College, are planning to follow suit.

Shia College principal MS Naqvi told HT Lucknow Live on Friday, teachers at his college too, feel that students unions merely disturb the academic atmosphere on campus. “We will discuss this issue at the next college management meeting.

Student leaders only have violence, bagging contracts and misbehaving with teachers on their agenda,” he said. Lucknow Christian College principal BP Masih says, “The Islamia and Mumtaz management decision will set a positive precedent.

We will also try to convince our management that the students union should be replaced with clubs and meritorious students should be promoted as leaders.”

Principals and academicians of other institutions have also supported the “brave decision” taken by the principals and management of Mumtaz and Islamia Colleges. Mumtaz College princial Atiq Ahmad Faruqi adds: Students should focus on studies and not waste time in politics.