Janki Devi Memorial College recently held elections for the Students’ Union, academic year 2016-2017. The Union has four posts – President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer. The election week saw some very enthusiastic campaigns.

As in a democracy, the election process for the Students’ Union comprises of a series of steps. Nominations are filed, core teams for each candidate are formed, agendas released, campaigns carried out and secret ballots cast. This time, it was quite different in the case of Janki Devi Memorial College.

JDMC for the first time conducted its elections through e-voting on August 10th,2016. What used to take an entire day was over in a couple of hours and the results were declared on the spot. Plus, it was a paper free election. What could be more eco-friendly than this!

The results were as follows: Simran Gupta as the President, Parul Chauhan as the Vice President, Dolly Seth as the General Secretary and Zhiwa Dechan as the Treasurer. Besides the elected union, there is an extended union where candidates face a grilling interview. The formal handing over will be held on August 17th, 2016 where all the elected and extended members will take an oath to fulfill their responsibilities.