Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) which is holding its Student’s Union elections on Saturday saw polling booths being set up 14 departments. Voting is currently underway and is scheduled to continue till 5 PM.
The Aligarh Muslim University Student’s Union (AMUSU) elections are being held under tight security, said, officials. According to a poll official, there will be a one-hour break in voting in the afternoon.
There are 18,886 voters in the varsity while the Women’s College has 3,014 voters. Polling is being held in AMU for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Court Member and Cabinet Member.
Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani from Bihar is presently the student union’s president in AMU. He was elected in December 2017. Meanwhile, Sajjad Rathar is currently the Vice President and Mohammad Fahad is the secretary who was elected in 2017. Last year, as many as, 18,200 students had voted in the elections.
AMU offers more than 300 courses in the traditional and modern branches of education. In some courses, seats are reserved for students from SAARC and Commonwealth Countries. It ranks 8th among the top 20 research universities in India.