Trinamool Chhatra Praishad (TMCP) has for the first time won the students’ union polls at North Bengal University.
Out of 79 seats TMCP won 56 seats uncontested. TMCP has also won the students’ union polls in 75% colleges in the north Bengal region.
The State Government had passed a Bill in 2013 titled The West Bengal Educational Institution’s Elections Bill, 2013, to provide for guidelines, rules and regulations regarding the manners, procedures and conduct of elections of Student Council of every Educational Institution of the State of West Bengal and such other manner connected therewith and incidental thereto.
In December 2014, State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee announced the elections to all 488 colleges across the state will be held in January, 2015. It was also decided that for colleges under Kolkata police area, the additional officer in charge (OC) will be the liaison officer and he will monitor the entire students’ union election process in the colleges.