NESAMONY MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Marthandam - 629 165, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
(Accredited with A Grade by the NAAC)
STUDENTS’ COUNCIL

Aim

  • The aim of the Council is to help students engage themselves in meaningful pursuits outside the co-curricular programme of the College and to provide opportunities for training as good citizens.
  • The Council will try to achieve these aims mainly through debates, lectures, meetings and cultural programmes.

Membership

All students of the college shall be deemed to be members of the Council, for the academic year and all members of the staff shall be its honorary members.

Office Bearers of the Executive committee


The composition of Executive Committee :
  1. The Principal(President)
  2. The Vice-Principal
  3. Three staff members nominated by the Principal(2 Advisors and 1 Treasurer)
  4. The Chairman (Students’ Council)
  5. The Vice-Chairman (Students’ Council)
  6. The Secretary (Students’ Council)
  7. The joint-Secretary (Students’ Council)
  8. Six other elected members (Students’ Council)
  9. Two other students to be co-opted by the Committee on nomination by the Principal to secure fair representation.
There shall be an elected Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Joint-Secretary for the Council. The Chairman may preside over ordinary meetings of the Council. The Principal or the Vice- Principal shall preside over business and special meetings of the Council and also the meetings of the Executive Committee. The secretary shall arrange the meetings of the Council in consultation with the President and Chairman and shall conduct other matters of the Council according to the decision of the President and the Executive Committee of the Council.

Election

Mode of Election

As per the Manomaniam Sundaranar University Guidelines (Vide No. MSU/A/CO.UN.EL/2007-08), the college adopts indirect election in electing the office - bearers and the executive members of the students union council. Under indirect election method, each class, I, II and III years of undergraduate courses, I and II years post graduate programmes and M.Phil, will elect a representative each and all these class representative will form the electoral college to elect the office - bearers and members to Executive directly.

The apex body under the proposed dispensation will be “University students Union”, to which the electoral college will be the student’s representative chosen from affiliated colleges and University departments (Chairman and Secretary). For the university students union, four office bearers as in colleges, and two student representatives from each district, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari (3 x 2 = 6), for the Executive committee will be elected.

Eligibility of Students to contest
  • A student contesting the election should be a regular full time student have cleared all papers till the date of nomination with 75% attendance in the previous semester. The contesting candidates should not have criminal charges or affiliation to any political or communal outfit. They should not have any charges of indiscipline.
  • All the students of the college shall have the right to vote and contest in the election of the Students Council. The Chairman and the Secretary candidates shall be from the third year UG classes or second year P.G. classes.
  • Students elected as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Joint-Secretary and Executive Committee members of the Council shall not hold office in any other association in the college and shall resign other offices to which they may have been elected earlier.
  • The elections of the Chairman, Vice-chairman, Secretary, Joint- Secretary and student members of the Executive Committee will be conducted by President or by the Advisor appointed by him. Elections shall generally be by secret ballot.
  • If any student is identified as guilty and fined Rs. 50/- and above, that student shall not be eligible to contest in any of the student Council elections.
Grievance cell
  • A Grievance cell constituted by the staff council will dispose of the election related disputes and complaints with in 24 hours.
  • The Grievance cell will have the authority to cancel the candidature of a contestant who violates the election noms.
Code of Conduct

No election related expenditure will be permitted. Corrupt practices are totally prohibited. Wall posters, pamphlets and handbills are banned. No outsider should be allowed during the days of election process. Procession of any kind and anywhere are strictly prohibited. In the event of the violence or factional clashes, the council will cancel the whole election process and inform the decision to the University authority concerned.

The President shall have the power to issue directions for the proper conduct of meetings and other affairs of the Council and to revise the regulations. His interpretation of the regulations and his decisions in any dispute shall be final.

Deadline for Elections

The duration of the process of election should not exceed four days in a college. The election process in the college should be over by 5th December. The election for the University Students Union should be completed before 20th December.

Meetings of the Executive Committee

  • The Executive Committee of the Council shall discuss the programme of activities at least once a semester.
  • A notice of atleast three days shall be given for meetings of the Committee by the Secretary. Urgent or special meetings may be convened on short notice on the authorization of the President.
  • The proceedings of all the meetings of the Committee should be recorded.
  • 50 percent shall be the quorum for the Executive meeting.
  • The President has the right to convene the Executive Committee of the Council at any time.

CODE OF CONDUCT OF THE ELECTED STUDENTS

(Vide proceedings of the Director of Collegiate Education No. 5763116/82 date 29-9-82.)

  1. The office bearers of the Students’ Council shall co-operate fully with the Principal and staff of the college in promoting intellectual and cultural activities among students.
  2. The Students’ Council office-bearers shall take upon themselves the responsibility of not involving in any act of indiscipline leading to disruption of normal life in the campus.
  3. The problems and issues in the college shall be resolved by representations and negotiations and not be resorting to any other method.
  4. The office-bearers shall under no circumstance deem it as part of their duty to represent to the authorities on matters and causes, which do not fall under the purview of the Council.
  5. The office-bearers may make their representations to the Principal only on matters pertaining to the general interest of the students and not on individual cases.
  6. The Council office-bearers shall not interfere directly or indirectly in matters involving discipline and action thereon, which are the responsibilities of the Principal.
  7. No decision on the activities/programmes of the Council shall be taken by the Council office bearers except with the recommendations of the Students’ representatives Council consisting of the office-bearers of the Department Associations and staff advisers and approval of the Principal.
  8. The Budget for the Council shall be prepared by the Council Office-bearers in consultation with the Students Representatives Council and the staff advisers. This shall be submitted to the Principal for approval.
  9. It shall be obligatory on the part of the Council Office-bearers to present the statement of accounts of the Union twice a semester to the Students’ Representatives Council.
  10. The Office-bearers shall not invite any outsider to the college for meetings and functions except with the approval and consent of the Principal.
  11. The Council Office-bearers shall not involve themselves in any kind of fund-raising campaigns except with the specific approval of the Principal.
  12. The above said instructions shall be followed and those who violate these shall be dealt with suitably.