On July 28, 2015, Delhi University appointed a team of officials for facilitating the Central Council of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections. “The Vice Chancellor has appointed D S Rawat of Department of Chemistry as the Chief Election Officer, Satish Kumar, OSD (Examinations) as Chief Returning Officer and Anju Gupta, Director of Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board as the Returning Officer for the conduct of 2015-16 elections,” DU Registrar Tarun Das said in a statement. “The VC has also appointed principals of colleges and heads of institutions affiliated to Delhi University as election officer for the conduct of elections in their respective colleges and institutions,” it said. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video
Apart from DUSU, which is an umbrella council, each college has its own students union for which they hold separate elections. DUSU elections are expected to be held some time in September wherein students of the university and constituent colleges will directly elect the members of the council. Last year, the DUSU polls were swept by BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video
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DUSU is the representative body of students from most colleges and faculties. Each college also has its own students union to which elections are held every year. Student elections are keenly contested. Several of the office bearers of DUSU have gone on to hold public office at the State and Centre level. DUSU elections are considered the most high profile student union elections in the country as they provide an opportunity to enter directly into local and national politics. Arun Jaitely, current finance minister, was a member of DUSU.The University of Delhi has a long history of student political activity. The elections to Delhi University Students Union are now held by direct voting by the students of the university and constituent colleges. The elections are usually held in August–September of each year.
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