BY | January 31, 2013

ALIGARH: The polling for the election of office bearers of the Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union took place today in a peaceful manner amidst great enthusiasm on the part of the candidates and their supporters. The election was also conducted for the Women’s College Students’ Union and student representatives of four faculties to the AMU Court, the supreme governing body of the University.

The University administration had made adequate security arrangement for the smooth conduct of the election. The district administration also extended full cooperation in maintaining law and order on this occasion.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah, Pro-Vice Chancellor Brigadier (Retd.) S. Ahmad Ali, Registrar Group Captain (Retd.) Shahrukh Shamshad, Proctor Dr. Khurshid A. Khan and DSW Prof. Kaleem Mohammd Khan visited various polling booths and kept a vigilant eye on the election process. Chief Election Officer, Prof. Mohammad Shabbir expressed satisfaction on the smooth and peaceful conduct of election.

The election was conducted at seventeen polling booths spread over twelve Dean offices where Deans of the concerned faculties along with their team members administered the polling process.

There are four candidates in fray for the coveted post of President of the University Students’ Union while for Vice Presidents there are seven and for Honorary Secretary ship there are three candidates in the run. Ten candidates are to be elected out of twelve for the membership of Cabinet of the Students’ Union.

Similarly, in the Women’s College Students’ Union election, there are two candidates for President, three for Vice President and 14 for Cabinet membership in the fray. The lone candidate for the Honorary Secretary ship of Women’s College has already been considered elected unopposed.

For the membership of AMU Court from four faculties, the election was conducted for three faculties and the lone candidate from Law faculty was declared elected unopposed. There were six candidates from Engineering, three from Life Sciences and two from Social Sciences faculties seeking election to AMU Court.

The counting of votes for AMU Students’ Union commenced at 6:30 pm at the ABK Union School (Girls) and the result will be declared after the counting ends late night today.

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