TU preparing to hold FSU elections on March 19

KATHMANDU- Tribhuvan University (TU) has prepared to hold the elections of Free Student Union (FSU) on coming March 19.

Earlier, the preparations were for March 12 and the schedule was postponed by a week in consultation with various students’ unions.

A meeting of the TU Student Welfare Council and Sports Directorate today recommended the TU Executive Council for conducting the election in the given date.

Bearing in mind opinions of the students’ unions and exams and student enrollment schedules, the date was proposed and it is expected to be endorsed by the Council very soon, according to Directorate executive director Prof Pashupati Adhikari.

FSU election in TU and its constituent and affiliated campuses has remained suspended for long.

As he said, the TU Executive Council will form the FSU election central monitoring coordination committee.

Earlier, TU had sit for talks with all the Students’ Unions presidents in regard with determining the election date. It is said the unions have agreed on this date.

It had discussed the matter with TU office-bearers, department, deans of all nine faculties and the Controller of Examinations.

The TU has 62 constituent and 1040 affiliated campuses. Age limit (28 years) and a mixed electoral system have been implemented in the FSU election.

With the provisions of age limit and mixed electoral system come into force, the FSU election was first time organised in TU campuses partially in 2073 BS.


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