A Letter from the Students’ Council to the Administration Regarding Campaigning during TMC election
I would like to bring your attention into a serious issue which is hindering the ambiance of our institute.
When students were nominated for SC elections, we were given a set of rules to be followed while campaigning (Scanned copy of the same attached).
No banners/posters were allowed.
We were asked not to litter the campus with pamphlets.
No canvassing was allowed during office hours and only 3 days were allotted for campaigning and so on….
We see that all these rules are not applicable to the contestants of TMC election. The staff strength is only 750 and they are disturbing the institute atmosphere. To reach to a floating population of more than 2500 students, we were not even allowed to paste an A4 size poster anywhere in the campus. This is injustice done to the student community. For SC and Gymkhana, we have constitution and set of rules. We are very happy to follow them to keep the campus environment friendly and to keep up the culture of an academic institution.
I wrote a request to the polling officer of TMC elections and came to know that TMC does not have any constitution and they are allowed to act according to their wish. Many of the staff are not available in their offices and today I have seen a group creating nuisance near SBI and lot of people smoking.
I request you to take this matter very seriously and kindly take appropriate actions to make these contestants remove all the banners and flex boards immediately.
In Institute Amenities committee and Health committee meetings, it was sad to see disrespect shown by some of the staff towards the Chair and Professors. In Prakruthi and Tea board, when faculties and students stand in queue, few staff are served tea/coffee on their tables. We are made to pay a service charge of 15%. We foresee a big threat to the academic environment of the institute if proper legal action is not taken immediately.