TU to take decision on FSU polls by next week

Kathmandu, February 26

Tribhuvan University, the country’s oldest and biggest university, is preparing to take a decision on holding the Free Students Union polls by next week.

Varsity officials are currently holding discussions with student unions regarding FSU polls, which have not been held for the past seven years.

Ganga Thapa Magar, chief, Department of Students Welfare and Sports, TU, today said they are about to conclude consultations with student unions soon. “By Tuesday, we will conclude discussions and draw some conclusions regarding the conduct of polls,” he said.

TU had earlier formed a three-member poll preparation committee under the coordination of professor Sudha Tripathy.

Thapa, who is one of the members of the committee, said, “The student unions are eagerly waiting for FSU polls and have expressed their commitment to conduct the poll this time.”

He also said that the student unions were positive about introducing fresh candidates in the FSU polls due to age bar set by the TU Senate earlier.”

TU Senate had earlier decided not to allow candidates above the age of 28 years to compete in the FSU polls.

Earlier, the students had decided to opt for mixed election system for the FSU polls. Regarding, the election system, Thapa said the TU had also informed the student unions that they were not able to change much in terms of election system.

The student unions have also sought some time to conduct polls in campus in the Tarai region.

The biennial election that has not been held since 2009 had been postponed several times due to various reasons.