Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Aditya U, Cultural Affairs Secretary (Arts)

Following a nail-biting election, Aditya U was elected as the Cultural Secretary (Arts) for the academic year of 2015-16. His manifesto is unlike the CulSec (Lit), in the manner that while most of Koushik’s points are easily quantifiable, Aditya has focused more on improving the quality of LitSoc and Saarang

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Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Anand Babu, Hostel Affairs Secretary

Anand, in his tenure as the Hostel Affairs Secretary, has implemented most of the initiatives that promised comfort and convenience to the student community. While a few novel initiatives could not be implemented on account of feasibility, many others have been set in motion. Seeing as how many of these points find mention in Kishore Kumar’s manifesto and the fact that both of them have already started working together, one can expect to see their completion. We congratulate Anand on the completion of his tenure and wish Kishore all the best.

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Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Anand Krishnan, Research Affairs Secretary

Anand managed a success ratio of 36%, with 12% of the promised points in his review undergoing completion, and nearly 52% of the points remaining incomplete. Thus, he has managed overall to implement nearly 50% of his agenda items. He is widely regarded as significant improvement over his predecessor

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Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Dheeresh Chandra, Students’ General Secretary

“Dheeresh’s tenure as the Students’ General Secretary saw some significant changes and the implementation of many new undertakings. The students’ facility centre near Sharavati hostel, an all inclusive student app for updates were some noteworthy achievements. However, a few of the promising points like the official transport partner of IIT-M and the Wi-Fi installation near Gurunath could not be completed owing to various reasons. Dheeresh managed an overall success ratio of 35.48% with respect to the points on his manifesto, while an additional 16.13% points have been set in motion. Six of the manifesto points could not be placed in the rightful section due to varied reasons pertaining to the facilities and authorities involved.”

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Secretary Review: Academic Affairs Secretary – Vishranth Suresh

“Of the initiatives that could not be completed, Vishranth attributes a lot of them to the failure in hiking placement fees, which he believed would be implemented at the time of his election. The overall response to his term seems satisfactory, with a lot of fundamental initiatives (such as regulation of placement slotting, curriculum modifications etc.) having taken place.” Read about the Academic Affairs Secretary Vishranth’s tenure.

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Secretary Review: Hostel Affairs Secretary – Jayachandran K

“The Green Tribunal’s ban on construction within campus affected even the simplest of proceedings of the EW, especially those pertaining to the HAS. Despite these odds, the general consensus amongst the members of the MMCC, CMGFS and the Hostel General Secretaries regarding JC’s tenure falls on the positive end of the spectrum.” Read more about the outgoing HAS’s tenure.

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Secretary Review: Students’ General Secretary – Aditya ‘2C’ Bharadwaj

“Aditya received generally positive reviews from the heads of organizations that are under the purview of the SGS. They opined that he gave them a lot of freedom to manage their respective organizations, while suggesting new initiatives. However, a common complaint among organizational Cores under him was that he did not represent them satisfactorily when their organizations ran into roadblocks with the administration.” Read more about the outgoing SGS’s tenure.

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Secretary Review: Cultural Affairs Secretary (Literary) – Supreet Hegde

“The club conveners seemed pleased with both the cultural secretaries. The Fine Arts club was more than happy as they went to great lengths to get their ideas (like dust-bin painting) approved by the required authorities.” Read to learn about the tenure of Cul Sec (Lit) between 2014 and 2015.

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